Real Answers from Real Pilots

Seniority


(Emmanuel D ) #1

Hello again everyone.
After how many years can someone say I’m a senior at an airline?


#2

Emmanual,

That totally depends on the airline. When I was at ExpressJet I was a senior FO after 3 yrs since upgrades were fast and everyone moved on fairly quick. I’m here at Hawaiian and 20yr CAs are still considered junior since we have pilots who have been on property for 40yrs.

Adam


(Emmanuel D ) #3

Thanks Adam.
So it’s not on your contract that you’ll be a senior after so many years but depends on how often they hire new pilots after you. ( if I understand you correctly )


#4

That’s correct. Has nothing to do with the contract it’s how long you’ve been there vs how long everyone else has.

Adam


(Emmanuel D ) #5

Got it. Thanks always Adam :airplane: