|Quoting gulfstream650 (Thread starter):|
Although of course they are probably rated on other types (and I may have answered my own question) but based on my knowledge of pilots being paid by the flying hour, how are 787 pilots earning a living at the moment?
I don't know what the rules are for the various overseas carriers. I can tell you exactly what is happening at United...
They are getting paid 70 hours of flight pay (monthly minimum contractually at United) and they are off.
|Quoting 777ord (Reply 2):|
If the 787 is grounded for a signifcant amont of time. Say 6mo-1yr. They'll go back to the 777 or 756 they previously were on.
If United wants to get the 787 pilots back to other airplanes, they would have to close the 787 positions. When that happens, a displacement bid (or whatever United calls it) would have to be posted where 787 pilots could BUMP to ANY position in the system that their seniority could hold. It could be something that they have been trained in before, or it could be something completely different. Those pilots bumped by the 787 pilots could then bump anywhere, etc. until you get to the end. It would remain to be seen if United furloughed an equivilant number of junior pilots or created positions for them to be displaced to.
When it's time to put the 787 back in the air, they would have to put a bid out again for all pilots to bid on. It is a certainty that the "new" 787 will not be exactly the same pilots as the ones that are currently on the 787. In fact, United has the added twist that the current 787 pilots are all really CAL pilots. When a new bid comes out, the seniority list in use at the time will probably be the combined list (CAL/UAL) which gurantees that the new 787 pilots won't be the same.
Start counting training cycles, and you start to see why that unless the grounding is going to be at LEAST a year or more I think it is very unlikely that these pilots will be returned to the line sans some LOA with the union.
787CA displaces to 777CA who displaces a 767CA ->737CA -> 787FO -> 777FO -> 767FO -> 737FO -> Furlough?
And that's not eve considering the relative seniority of the domiciles.
Then in reverse when it's time to put the pieces back together.