|Quoting CosmicCruiser (Reply 5):|
Here if they know enough in advance they can be on a line or in open time but if they are sweet trips mgt will grab them before anyone knows about them. That's B.S.
It's funny you should say that, as I had something like that happen with I flew the A320. I bid a Jetz pairing that was something like this:
, (sit for three days)
(sit for two days)
That is the way a lot of the Jetz pairings are structured, mixing the "good" with the "bad". Now, I am not saying that SJU
is better than MKE
, but ... it was February.
A flight ops manager called me up to say he was displacing me for the YYZ
portion, but I still had to do the YYZ
portion. This was my answer. "Not an effing chance. You fly four times a year, and you want to snag the good part of a pairing, not a chance". He said he was only advising me as a courtesy, and that I didn't have a choice.
My answer? "Fine, fly to SJU
, when you are one hour out of YYZ
on the return, maybe even half an hour out of YYZ
, I am booking off. As you know, Jetz pairings are high priority, so you WILL be drafted to go to MKE
. So, don't just pack your golf clothes. And ... you will spend the whole time on the beach in Puerto Rico wondering if am going to do it!"
Needless to say, I did the whole trip! And ... MKE
in February was actually a lot of fun!
Just because I stopped arguing, doesn't mean I think you are right. It just means I gave up!