Emirates001 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2008, 45 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2213 times:
I was recently flying Air Mike MNL/ROR/YAP/GUM/MNL in Nov on a multistop around micronesian islands... I flew in J class and spent some time talking with the crew who looked ancient (compared to a typical EK crew) and worn out. One woman, based in Guam like most crew in these parts, told me she'd worked these CO micronesian flights for 25 years. Her face said so as well unfortunately! I cant speak for the pilots, but I would assume since all the flights were on 737s then they would have to be based in GUM. I very much doubt you'll see the same crew going all the way to the mainland.
Anyway at GUM I only saw CO 737s and other airlines like NW 757s and a China Airlines airbus. As I boarded my last flight back to MNL I spotted the same FA I'd been speaking to a month earlier walking along the concourse presumably for her next flight. Small world!
I know Air Mike's base is in Guam, but there is no 767 domicile there, only 737.
The flight attendants are obviously from the Micronesia division on this route, but what about
Are these the same guys that do the flight that originates in IAH as CO 1?
Also, what about CO 2 on the GUM-HNL route? Is it the same crew that came in as CO 1?
1. All FA's are MIC employees.
2. Correct, only 737 base.
3. Pilots are IAH based. (I dont think the EWR turn is mixed in there)
4. Not sure of the routing now that NGO is out of the mix, but I believe its something like a 7 day trip. IAH-HNL (ron) - GUM (ron) - NRT-GUM (ron) - HNL (ron) - IAH
5. No they swap out for rest.
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Flyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1855 posts, RR: 3 Reply 7, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1768 times:
One of my friends interviewed with CO and she was offered a position, however when I asked her where she would be based she told me GUM. So is inflight the same between the two divisions, union wise as well?
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BriGuyinHou From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 122 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1185 times:
I'm not sure, but I think I remember reading that after CO1 flies from IAH to HNL. It is then "rented" to Air Mike for the continuing service to GUM and beyond. Once it comes back to HNL as CO2 it is then returned back to CO.
Interestingly enough, if you are flying CO1 from IAH to GUM you may be required to change aircraft in HNL to another 764. This also may apply on the return.
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