Mit From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1900 times:
At least on United, the FE's were hired as pilots and just fell into that position because of seniority. They will move on to whatever new assignment their seniority number merits. Typically, this would be FO in a 737 or similar plane. They could also move to 727 or 737-200 FE.