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A question for Chris


(Wyatt Parks) #1

Chris,
Aspiring United Pilot here. I have a question to ask you, if you don’t mind me asking. If your not comfortable answering, that is totally fine. My question is, about how long were you on a reserve line when you joined United? Or are you still on reserve?
Thanks,
Wyatt P.


#2

Wyatt,

I have no problem at all answering that, or just about any other question that you can throw at me. I was actually hired by Continental Airlines in 2007. At that time I was on reserve for two months before I held a line, which I have done ever since. Continental merged with United in 2010, but I maintained my relative seniority and continued to hold a line.

Right now I am a senior first officer, so reserve is nowhere in my immediate future. If I were to someday be able to hold Captain I would be on reserve for probably a year or two at that point.

Chris


(Wyatt Parks) #3

Chris,
Thank you for being so generous with your information. It is greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Wyatt Parks


#4

Wyatt,

Anytime, feel free to ask whatever you think of.

Chris


(Wyatt Parks) #5

Chris,
Thanks. I appreciate that.