I was talking with some Skywest pilots today who were on the E175 and asked them about junior FO’s and weighting the decision of choosing plane type vs domicile priority.
Ideally I want to end up based in San Diego which, I know, will take longer than other places. They fly E175’s out of SD. Would it not be smart to go fly from another domicile (DTW is most junior now) on a different aircraft (CRJ for example), just to build seniority?
In other words, would being on a specific aircraft delay your transition into the base that you want that uses a different aircraft?
San Diego will be all 175’s, but it looks like the junior FO positions are on the CRJ’s.
Is it easy to get the aircraft type that you want if you’re willing to live anywhere? I don’t mind living elsewhere as long as I could keep the time needed to be away from San Diego, to a minimum.