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Old 16th Jan 2019, 22:58
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Originally Posted by DropYourSocks View Post
Hiya JPJP,

I didn't mean to upset you, so I apologize. It is actually very common though for not just personnel, but the airline's themselves to refer to themselves by their code. For example, Skywest is OO, and I think Expressjet is XJT. CommutAir is C5. I figured it would be appropriate, since this is a thread about working in the US. Those who don't know what it is need only ask, but they'll have to learn it eventually, especially when they're doing some research on airlinepilotcentral.

You didn’t upset me DYS. I don’t usually quote Top Gear when I’m upset. As DUXNUTZ says, the habit seems to be fashionable amongst a small percentage of new regional pilots.

Originally Posted by DUXNUTZ
Remember that at the job fairs, guys introducing themselves by the airline code. Not many but a few. Found it very odd.
A brand new Skywest pilot asked for a jumpseat recently. He introduced himself as ‘BillyBob* from double oh’. The FO said - whatthefuk is a double oh ? BillyBob was horrified that nobody wanted to play the game. The point is this; we’re in the Australia forum. Most don’t know what C5 or OO means. A lot don’t care. If your goal is to educate, then perhaps use the real name at least once ?

I do appreciate the education though. I’ve been flying in the States for around 20 years. Two regionals, and one of the four large passenger majors for 13 years. Thanks for filling me in.

Originally Posted by Chill
@JPJP - wots to be embarrassed about airline codes mate, you shud get out more [img]images/smilies/badteeth.gif You might have to be the embarrassed one for bringin' it up [img]https://www.pprune.org/australia-new-zealand-pacific/images/smilies/nerd.gif A lot of carrier staff use their IATA (2 letter) or ICAO (3 letter) codes... EK, EY, QR, BA, KLM, AF, LH, SQ/SIA, TG, CX, KA, MH/MAS, AK, KAL, HX are pretty common and sometimes AA & UA. Even QF and VA (when it isn't Quaint-a$$ or the Flying Rat).

Lol. There’s a lot to unpack there. I thank you as well for the education. You’ve been in the Asian jungles for a long time it seems, so I won’t question your worldliness. One of the reasons they refer to KLM, as KLM - It’s written on the side of thefukin airplane The rest, I’ll leave alone. Stay cool.




* I made his name up to protect him from himself




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Old 17th Jan 2019, 15:29
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Originally Posted by JPJP View Post


I do appreciate the education though. I’ve been flying in the States for around 20 years. Two regionals, and one of the four large passenger majors for 13 years. Thanks for filling me in.
You're oddly defensive considering you rate yourself so highly.
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Old 17th Jan 2019, 20:20
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Originally Posted by umop apisdn View Post
You're oddly defensive considering you rate yourself so highly.
There was nothing in my post that indicated defensiveness nor ‘rating myself highly’. DYS ‘splained’ the airline environment in the U.S. My post indicated that I’m familiar with it.

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Old 18th Jan 2019, 19:46
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Originally Posted by JPJP View Post


There was nothing in my post that indicated defensiveness nor ‘rating myself highly’. DYS ‘splained’ the airline environment in the U.S. My post indicated that I’m familiar with it.

Fail.
Thanks JPJP for the words of encouragement.

I can only represent myself based on my experiences so far in the US, as relatively limited as it might be compared to someone of 20 years. Despite that I still try to help those who are interested in following the same path.

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Old 18th Jan 2019, 21:37
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Originally Posted by VH DSJ View Post
So that other rumour why SkyWest stopped hiring Australians on the E3 was not the reason?
I must say I am very curious on this too DSJ, I guess they wouldn't announce it publicly if it was true? I know at my airline there have been a large number of Aussies suffering training failures and washouts - not saying any more than US guys and gals - but if there are extra expenses involved and a higher number of the Aussie guys are washing out at OO as well then I can see why they would drop it. Again, no way am I saying it is happening there. I can only speak for where I work and worked.

This is also assuming those persistent rumours are not true, which again I hope they are not...but even had an Aussie OO commuter in the JS the other day who said he had heard the same stories internally there but nothing from any official sources.

Regardless, hope they reopen it in the future.
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 22:57
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If the US regional uses a lawyer to do the LCA paperwork then the costs of recruitment will certainly be higher.

I know one US regional does it inhouse so the cost difference is negligible.
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 00:08
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Originally Posted by pilotchute View Post
I know one US regional does it inhouse so the cost difference is negligible.
I assumed they'd all do it in-house once the process was set up and understood by the airline's HR cubicle droids. Isn't it just shooting fish in a barrel after that ?
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 03:09
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Well you would think so but Skywest paid an external company to do it which was rather expensive.

The employer can download all the templates needed with a quick Google search.

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