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How's life at UPS?

amt

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How's life at UPS for the junior guys? Schedule, bases, equipment, reserve time, upgrade projection, fleet growth or renewal, etc....

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Wankel7

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Any idea on the numbers UPS is looking to hire?

Also, what is considered competitive for UPS? Do they even look at you if you don't have any internal recs?

Thanks!
 

diceman

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Just to pile on...on airlinepilotcentral.com it showed no 401K match, but they did have an A/B pension. How many years to vest? Any way to calculate payout for 15 - 20 years of work??
 

EMBPILOT1

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As a 10 year UPS FO, life here is OK. If you can accept the fact that you work for a trucking company, you may be fine. This is NOT a real airline in terms of how they run things. The second they do not need you, you will either be furloughed or more likely displaced to another aircraft. YOU WILL WORK NIGHTS!!!!! There is day flying, but YOU WILL WORK NIGHTS! It is unavoidable here. Been here 10 years and still very junior. Base line trips and reserve are the norm. Upgrade time is realistically about 15-20 years right now. Junior base right now is SDF on the 757 Domestic. You will work your ass off on the 757. No fleet growth at this time as we just took delivery of our last new 767 last year. Would not be shocked to see them park some 757's very soon. UPS is very conservative on how they run the airline. The are hiring 40 this year, but probably need twice that much. If 117 come to us, look for hundreds of new hires. They run this place very thin, but they also have another pilot group(NURPS) that are on call 24/7.

The good about UPS, pay is tops, benefits are unmatched for now. New contract may change that. A plan,B plan. Free uniforms, luggage, IPads, and pilot group and Union are the best I've been around. GOOD LUCK!!
 

maxcackel

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What are the bases in order of junior to senior? Thanks
 

PreContact

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As of latest seniority list (a system bid is currently active, so this may change slightly)

Most Junior FO
ANC MD11 - 11/2007
SDF A300 - 11/2007
SDF 757 - 11/2007
ANC 747 - 10/2007
MIA 757 - 10/2007
ONT 757 - 8/2007
SDFZ 757 - 7/2007
SDF MD11 - 6/2007

Most Junior Capt
ANC MD11 - 6/2000
ANC 747 - 5/2000
SDF 757 - 6/1998
ONT 757 - 4/1998
SDF A300 - 4/1998
SDFZ 757 - 3/1998
SDF MD11 - 3/1998
MIA 757 - 7/1997
 
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Sky Jet

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Just curious, what is SDFZ? You used it twice so I am guessing its not a typo.
 

Dav8tor

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Just curious, what is SDFZ? You used it twice so I am guessing its not a typo.
SDFZ is B757/767 international ....SDFZ crews operate all over the world except South America which the Miami base handle. They cover more countries than any other fleet in the system.
 

diceman

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I've heard elsewhere that interviews are already happening...anyone know for sure??
 

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I know someone interviewing this week. He's got 737 and 75/76 types, check airman, 8000 hours or so.
 

RJslim

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Just curious did they hire all 40 and have they all started class? Is there a hiring pool? Looks like the app window is still open. Are they still interviewing? Thanks.
 

CCDiscoB

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Just curious did they hire all 40 and have they all started class? Is there a hiring pool? Looks like the app window is still open. Are they still interviewing? Thanks.
Yes they have hired all 40. Class with 40th new hire starts next week.
They are now hiring into a pool.
They are interviewing, but at a slower pace I suspect.

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Whine Lover

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Seth,

It's very important.

They also get to wear Hats, on any airplane, so that's cool ....

Hats and Cash...."Yeah, Baby!"


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