CoolGuy
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Easy Question: What Are The More 'senior' Routes?

Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:22 pm

When pilots become more senior, they generally have greater opportunity to choose their routes. What do the more senior pilots choose, and why? I'm guessing longer flights to interesting international destinations, but that's probably also because that minimizes the time needed for logistical issues on the ground. Do senior pilots ever choose flights that are not commonly taken by new pilots, for personal reasons (other than to get home maybe).
 
JAL777
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RE: Easy Question: What Are The More 'senior' Routes?

Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:37 pm

DFW-NRT is American's most senior route according to the flight attendant on my flight the other day. She was seniority #3 amongst all other flight attendants and had started FA'ing for AA on DC-6's.  Wow!
 
AAR90
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RE: Easy Question: What Are The More 'senior' Routes?

Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:37 pm

Not an "easy" question at all. There are as many different answers as there are as many different senior pilots.
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nzrich
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RE: Easy Question: What Are The More 'senior' Routes?

Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:28 pm

I know for UA some of the most senior routes were to New Zealand when they flew here and too Australia .. Thats is just by the age of the crew that flew those routes..
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swiftski
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RE: Easy Question: What Are The More 'senior' Routes?

Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:59 am

I wonder for a carrier like VS what would be senior, as all routes are long haul. Is it perhaps rostered?
 
Olympus69
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RE: Easy Question: What Are The More 'senior' Routes?

Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:51 am

Quoting CoolGuy (Thread starter):
When pilots become more senior, they generally have greater opportunity to choose their routes. What do the more senior pilots choose, and why?

Sounds to me like you are taking a POLL asking for pilot PREFERENCES.
 
bagoldex
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RE: Easy Question: What Are The More 'senior' Routes?

Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:31 am

Actually it sounds to me like he's simply asking for opinions and/or factual information on something relative to civil aviation, that being where senior pilots are typically placed. If anything it seems more operations oriented, but I frankly don't care to be so nitpicky about that kind of stuff. A poll would involve asking a sampling of pilots which the person clearly did not do, I wouldn't be so quick to bite the guys head off, there is no shortage of idiotic posts on this board that go on and on without interruption, what does it really matter. Seriously, what does Doug Parker's sentencing and dui have to do with civil aviation, since when do BMW's fly?
 
CoolGuy
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RE: Easy Question: What Are The More 'senior' Routes?

Fri Feb 23, 2007 4:02 am

I'm just wondering if there are any trends, like senior pilots always take certain routes and never take ones that are for less senior ones, etc. As an example, I fly CO EWR-CLE or LGA-CLE and wonder if that would be one in high demand because it's between two hubs.