- Jan 21, 2003
- Total Time
Anyone know if ever?
You dont want to work here. It is a really crappy company in a really crappy place. You would be on reserve forever and your never gonna see the left seat.
With that said it's like any other airline and it still beats unemployment checks...
Not to mention working with some great people that I know there.
I work at Airtran and I like it!!! Granted there are many things that could be much much better but you negative FI guys need to get a freakin' life. I've been there about 2 1/2 years and have great schedules(minus the horrible reserve!!) and my fellow friends that went to Continental and UsAirways are furloughed and has worse schedules. Our pay at Airtran is the lowest no doubt, but Continental, for one, has some pretty bad work rules. I've talked to several guys there that said we were lucky to have 12 hr duty day and 4 hr min day and that their pref bid is horrible. Is our management ridiculous and treat us like lil babies....Definately! But I knew that when I signed up for the job. I researched what life at Airtran was like and knew we were the lowest paid major airline pilots. But I saw and still see great potential here. You guys have to stop the grass is greener on the other side BS! You are the guys that make airline pilots sound like spoiled brats!!!!! Our former union kinda f'd up everything 2 years ago and the company is a bunch of pricks that took advantage of that. Alpa has been on property for a few months and now the "more significant" sections to negotiate on are coming up. We will see what transpires in the next several months....if we don't have a good TA (at LEAST somewhere between JetBlue and Alaska) by January I will be more to the militant side. In closing I'm happy that I chose Airtran. Lets face it, being an airline pilot these days is not what we signed up for. At the same time though, Airtran is just like every other airline (other than SWA). For those of you not at Airtran that read these post, take them with a grain of salt. Who the heck knows the best place to be.....then again I'm sure a lot of you will still be on FI daily in 15 years. Just like a Wall Street analyst we will see which one of you "airline experts" were correct. Watch Sun Country be the best place to work for! Not very likely, but ya never know. I for one took my gamble here and i give it a 25% it works out, but that is the same percentage I give any airline in the next 15 years.
Don't be stupid Junior. This place really sux, worse than unemployment...I know having been there many times.
BTW, for every couple of "great people" you'll fly with, enjoy the scabs. True, not too many flyin the line, but most the mangmt pilots.
The environment is at this $hit hole airline is worse than you could imagine...will have you hatin your career choice.