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Do airlines care what type of plane you fly at the regionals?

I know the 175’s are newer and a lot of regionals are purchasing these aircraft to replace their CRJ fleet, but when it comes down to hiring at the majors, do they care what type of plane you were in?

Does being in one plane over the other plane give a pilot a slightly different set of skills that the major will look at and favor in the application process? Or does this stuff not really matter? Thanks

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Patrick,

As long as the airplane is a regional jet it really does not matter as they all fly essentially the same mission. Turbo props and small corporate jets can be looked at less favorably by the majors, so I would try to stick with flying regional jets.

Chris

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Patrick,

Chris is right, turbo-prop time CAN(?) possibly carry less weight than an RJ but not always. There are many Major pilots who flew the props and have done fine. There are few absolutes.

Adam