You are too funny. Outsourcing mgmt. jobs to India + outsourcing the catered meals. More people could bring their own snacks, food + non-alcohol drinks, rather than complain there was no meal or drink service on a short flight, or that the meal wasn't up to their liking. You can't expect a top-notch meal on an airline, with a few exceptions, but they do their best, due to pandemic cost containment. It's practical, not culinary fare.Outsourcing jobs of unvaxed people
They allegedly furloughed pilots, some retired early, some had huge reduction in hours. May I ask a silly question? Why do they need to offer triple pay if so many pilots need work? Is it due to some having the virus or having other jobs to survive their cut in hours? Did many quit? They don't want to work holidays? Quarantine time was reduced by the CDC, but perhaps not for the airlines?
A lot of them have to quarantine due to covid.Ok so they furloughed pilots, some retired early, some had huge reduction in hours. May I ask a silly question? Why do they need to offer triple pay if so many pilots desperately need work? Is it due to some having the virus or now having other jobs to survive their cut in hours? Did many quit? They don't want to work during the holidays??
Why are the airlines so desperate for pilots, if so many allegedly got furloughed + need work? Is it the virus, the holidays, or that many had to get other jobs + are now not as readily available?I’ve been off since the 19th of December. I’m scheduled to go back to work on the 14th of January. I have been called every morning, starting on the 20th of December by an automated system asking me to fly for double pay. They obviously need pilots to pick up trips. The omicron variant is running pretty hard through the airlines presently. Not just pilots, but also flight attendants. I think it will shake itself out by the end of January.
For Dan T. You obviously are motivated, and that will serve you well. You also need to plan out your goals. You don’t just go from zero to airline job. It takes time and planning. The good people on this site can guide you through the things that you will need to do each step in your progression. But it does require a huge amount of investment in money and time and study to get to a seat in an airline cockpit. Totally something that you can do, but I think you should have a look into the details before just changing careers.
Senior pilots don't, but the ones with less seniority earn less + might need the $. Sr, captains do well enough for my friend Captain Karl with AA, now retired, to buy a private jet! Captain Ron retired from Eastern + bought N.E. Aircraft Sales + sold it for a good profit. A lot of them get into other businesses. Peter of Mentour was furloughed + set up his websites to survive + said it fully supports his family. He wants to fly less, but he's also a line check person, + they need his skills. Kelsey has a second income with his videos. You generally don't get uber rich being a commercial pilot, yet it's a good job that pays well, with great perks. Private charters are getting more business: no masks + hassle free. Sounds like a great way to fly if you can afford it!Bottom line is they do not need the money, No money and you can not survive. Oh I know you could live in the mountains and hunt to eat, but most are not up to that now
I imagine the pilots that left (what, a year or more ago?) will not have current [anything] that's needed.Why do they need to offer triple pay if so many pilots desperately need work?