I'm a former Shuttle America FA
now flying on the Republic-side.
What bases go junior?
For Republic - DEN
go Junior. PIT
is senior (and has a waiting list). DCA
is the largest base and hit & miss for new-hires.
How long is training?
Training is three weeks and it is paid.
What is starting Pay?
Starting pay is $16.40 (give or take .05 an hour). You get a raise at 6 months, a raise at 1 year and annually after that. You also get a raise every September 1st which is the anniversary of our contract signing.
What are reserve schedules like (minimum garuntee off)
Your guarentee at Republic Airways Holdings is 75 hours a month. Reserve is usually 4 or 6 day blocks with two or three days off inbetween. You are on reserve for 12 hours a day and receive 4 hours of flight pay towards your guarentee for every reserve day. You get 11 days off a month on reserve.
How is commuting? (jumpseat agreements/travel benefits..etc)
thanks for any infomatioN!!
Please do not even get me started on our airline and union's inability to come up with agreements for jumpseating. Right now, we have no jumpseat agreements. You will be able to non-rev on your mainline codeshare partner (determined by base) as well as AirTran and jetBlue who allow all uniformed flight crew members to "jumpseat". Certain bases also have "base-agreements". For example, anyone based in CMH
for Shuttle America or Chautauqua can travel on Southwest, American Eagle and Continental for 25 dollars in addition to their mainline codeshares.
Currently Shuttle America training classes have been cancelled through April-ish. Republic and Chautauqua is where the growth is. Republic is growing from 28 airplanes to 75. And Chautauqua is in the midst of its Continental flying beginning which is bringing new airplanes, as well.
Any more questions, please feel free to contact me!
Overall, it is a great airline to work for. Our contract isn't that bad at all considering we make the same or more than some mainlines (USAirways...).
Also, we do not have junior-manning here, their is no limit to how many hours you can fly in a month/year (as long as you don't violate FARs), we do not have stand-ups, and we're growing - which is good for seniority. Also, all three airlines are on one master seniority list - so your seniority will transfer between entities should you decide to do so.
[Edited 2007-02-01 04:18:42]
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