I think speaking to the news without permission of your company is a sure way to end up job hunting. The problem is, former regional pilots at a major will be happy to talk. These are the same pilots who tell the media that we regional pilots are unsafe, untalented, inexperienced, etc.
I tell those with nothing to lose to knock yourselves out. Maybe, just maybe, this will lead to the "strong recommendation from the NTSB and support of the public" that is needed to finally raise pay.
The most eloquent solution may be to simply eliminate the regionals.. and I wonder if this is where the debate will eventually wind up.
Seeing that I am furloughed I am seriously thinking of making a reply! I can't complain about being abused cause XJT just never did that to me in almost 2 years. I think the under cutting and outsourcing needs to be brought to light!
It doesnt have to be just about being abused. You could talk about the long duty days and low pay. Just because its better than other regionals doesnt mean that its good.