How Do Flight Crews Bid for Schedules?

Bidding is the seniority-based process that flight crews use to select their monthly schedule. Crew Planning Analysts review the bids, work with the crews to optimize their schedules based on operational needs, and then the bid is awarded. When the monthly schedule begins, Crew Scheduling takes over and works with the crews to mitigate delays […]

Alphabet Soup: A Starter Guide of Airline Industry Terminology

If you’ve been to an airport, you know flight crews have their own language. There’s terminology used, and a shorthand, that makes communicating with dispatch, maintenance, and even passengers more efficient. If you’re thinking about becoming a Flight Attendant, or starting ANY job in the airline industry, you’ll need to learn how to speak the […]

[VIDEO] CommutAir Has First ERJ145 to Receive New Livery

Earlier this year, United Airlines launched a new color pallet and updated its livery. Since then, CommutAir, a United Express carrier, has eagerly awaited the color change on its fleet of Embraer 145s. In mid-October, the time finally came. CommutAir (C5) Tail #N16147 headed to Amarillo, Texas, where it received the star treatment by International […]