My name is James, an aspiring airline pilot from California. I’ve learned a little bit about the industry but I look forward to being on here often with my questions (:
I had something come to mind regarding flying reserve-let me see if I can have this make sense. I know at some large US carriers you are assigned long or sort call for a specific month based on seniority. So, are short call pilots often waited out and used for really last minute stuff like a missed connection from other pilots, where long call people usually get base-to-base (regular) trips that are dropped and not picked up? Or do short call pilots also go first when it comes to being called to fly a regular trip?