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Jetblue founder aims to reboot discount flying with US Startup: FlightAware

Discussion in 'Latest Airline News' started by Lord Leighton, Sep 30, 2018.

  1. Lord Leighton

    Lord Leighton Hangar Gold Member I

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    Everett 757 Hangar Silver Member VI

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    It will be interesting to see how this shakes out.
     
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    Rotorruss Hangar Silver Member III

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    ....but, but, but look at all the planes they are buying that are being built in the US??!! Maybe Allegiant could take a few pointers??!!!
     
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    Exuma Guy Hangar Silver Member V

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    How much will they pay pilots?
     
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    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    AirlineCo-Pilot/Year OnePilot/Year Ten
    Delta$58,579$167,437
    FedEx$58,725$198,224
    JetBlue$45,120$133,709
    Southwest$54,720$201,427
     
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    Exuma Guy Hangar Silver Member V

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    Yup... That first year pay is the reason I don't return to the US....
     
  7. Richard Wyeroski

    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    I think there is a shortage big time and they would pay you well!

    If not, then they are stupid !
     
  8. Lord Leighton

    Lord Leighton Hangar Gold Member I

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    Yup. With the Asian/Chinese airlines offering huge signing/first year bonuses, those first year US airline wages are a joke. No wonder there's a US pilot shortage. Wall St. needs to quit trying to manage/use airline CEOS as puppets, They'll make more long term money for it.
     
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    Rotorruss Hangar Silver Member III

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    Even Amazon finally figured that out and paying the 15 buck an hour socialism wage. God love Bernie!!!
     
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    Lord Leighton Hangar Gold Member I

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    'Bernout' (Buyout/Payout) is an avowed Communist(Honeymooned in Moscow with his criminal wife). If by any chance he'd have made it to the W.H. (Woulda been the first time a Jew woulda displaced a black family from public housing(Sammy Davis Jr's. head would've exploded from the grave)), everyone would be making a $3.00 per hr minimum wage. Hey, something has to pay the high taxes for a Venezuelan economy.
     
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    Exuma Guy Hangar Silver Member V

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    The shortage is in compensation. If pilots were paid like professionals, there would be more of them.
    I would love to return home, but it doesn't make economic sense.
    Airlines in the US have seniority systems, which isn't bad, but I would have to start at the bottom with first year pay.
    I might retire before I make captain pay.
    Over here, I just go to another airline as a direct-entry Captain and make the same money or more.
    That's a true shortage.
    There are thousands of ex-pats in my situation. If the US paid more, we would go home.
     
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    Exuma Guy Hangar Silver Member V

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    The bane of the common man...
    Enslaved by inflation...
    Is it any wonder....
    That the rich get richer and the poor stay poor?
     

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