Well I can only speak for AS
, but our current contract is similar to WN
's so I can probably give you an idea.
Expect a 4-on 3-off work week. This is pretty standard. You should have some flexibility to pick up extra days, or trade days away and get a little extra time off.
Some schedule lingo just in case they haven't explained this:
Sequence = A single trip on your line. Tells you when and where you will be going.
Line = your schedule for the month, tells you which sequences you will be flying. A reserve line will tell you just your days on and days off, not your sequences. They will assign you sequences at the last minute.
Leg = A single flight that is part of a sequence.
Scheduling is based on seniority, so expect to pay your dues. You will not have weekends off for a while, and you will probably be flying the lines that no one else wants. Friday-Monday reserve for starters.
I don't know how WN
builds their sequences, but you will be flying several legs per day. At AS
we typically fly 2-4 legs, depending on the flight time. Our sequences range from 1-4 days.
At first your trips will be anything and everything because you will be on reserve. Pay will not be great, but you can supplement your income like I said by picking up trips or additional reserve days on your days off. I know this probably wasn't much help, but I am sure once you start doing it you will love it, and believe me it only gets better. Good luck!