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Line Vs. Reserve Pilots  
User currently offline767-322ETOPS From United States of America, joined May 2001, 324 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4811 times:

I apologize if this is a stupid question, but I was wondering how the reserve vs. line pilot structure works.

If you are a reserve pilot, are you always on reserve status, or only at certain times? Is status related to seniority, would a pilot move from reserve to line with greater tenure?

Thanks.

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User currently offlineAAR90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3460 posts, RR: 47
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4785 times:

Every airline is different and every airline/pilot contract is different. In general, if you hold a Reserve Line for the month, you're "on-call" most days during that month. In general, if you hold a Line for the month, you've got a schedule for the entire month and can trade trips to change your schedule as you see fit (provide it complies with contract/FAR limitations).

Pilots "bid" by seniority for each monthly (or whatever) schedule. The more senior you are, the better your chances of getting the schedule you want. What you bid is whatever you want. At AA I still see many very senior pilots (#1 or #2 in bid status) bidding Reserve because that is what they want. Personally, I prefer any SNA schedule I can hold to the uncertainty of Reserve duty or the LAX schedules. Last month I held next to last SNA line (25 of 26). Next month I've got my third choice (3 of 27). I'm still about 42nd of 60+ in my bid status. Go figure.  Confused





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User currently offline767-322ETOPS From United States of America, joined May 2001, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4768 times:

Thanks AAR90 for the info. What a/c did you fly for AA before they picked up the 737?

User currently offlineAAR90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3460 posts, RR: 47
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4762 times:

In order of most current to least current:

Captain: B737, MD90
First Officer: B767/757, F100, B767/757, MD80
Flight Engineer: DC10, B727



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