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Hi
Am 42 transitioning from turboprops to the Boeing as a fo …I have 6 yrs experience as an fo on the turbo and was aiming for the left seat it did not happen somehow
So I have moved on to the jets:’however the age thing is like a factor specially being a woman,I need motivation as it gets me down a bit;”) thanks

Reshma,

You will really enjoy flying Boeings, they are great airplanes. Let us know what we can do for you.

Chris

Thanks Chris

Reshma,

I’m slightly confused? Were you unsuccessful in your upgrade training or were you not given the opportunity?

Adam

Reshma,

While the seniority system here in the US is far from perfect, it does prevent exactly that kind of bias, preferential treatment or anything of the kind. You get hired, you build seniority, when you can hold a CA slot you go to training. Incredibly fair. Sorry that’s what you’re experiencing and one of the primary reasons, while there are some good foreign carriers out there offering good money, I would never leave the US. Good luck.

Adam

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Thanks Adam .