Comair vs. Flight Options

Tri-holer

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I have an interview scheduled with Comair and I have been told by FLOPS HR to expect a call for an interview in the April-May timeframe.
Does anyone have input on which would be the better way to go? The obvious answer is whoever offers a job but maybe someone has some input. Any info is appreciated.
 

flydog

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Flight Options

Live anywhere, double the first year pay and more time off.
 

EMB145

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Read the post titled Regionlas vs. Fractionals (or something like that). Click on link "info" below.
It is really up to you. I am at a good regional, fairly senior, but trying to get on with EJA. It is a complex decision. Good luck!

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ArmyPilot

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Easy Answer

Flight Options would be a better choice in all regards. The only reason you would go to Comair is to log 121 time. I personally do not think that you need to be paid below poverty, etc. etc. just to show you can do 121 time.

Good Luck
 

Ty Webb

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Which is the better choice for you? Only you can make that determination- neither is "better" than the other. Some of the considerations are:

Where do you want to live?

Do you wan to get your work done in two 8-day periods, or split up between threes and fours here and there?

How much do you NEED to make in the next few years?

Got any turbine PIC/type ratings?

What are your ultimate goals?

If your goal is to be a coporate pilot, go with the frax.

If you want to fly 121, I would consider going to the frax until movement starts again (I mean REAL movement). That way, you will get a type rating, get some good training and jet experience, and get better pay- and be able to put some nuts aaway for that first year at a regional or national.

If your goal is to go to Comair and retire there, then I would go there now, but I would move to CVG for the first few years, especially if you are married. Commuting back and forth while on reserve, and paying for a crash pad on first year pay would really be lousy, at least for me. I have friend who started in Jan and he is miserable- I don't think he knew how bad commuting on reserve would be. Even worse would be an off-line commute and/or a commute with more than one leg . . . .

I researched this pretty carefully last year- I had offers from FLOPS and an interview scheduled at EJA when I got on at AirTran. I probably could have been happy at any of them, but AirTran was the best fit for me.
 
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