AMERIFLIGHT questions... again

Xfr8dog

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posted on "General" will try here too....


Jumpseat privs?

Metro Capt 1st year pay??
 

Bluto

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SWA jumpseat agreement is alive and well. Otherwise, I don't know of any majors. Don't know about the metro pay.
 

flybtp

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first year metro pay is approx $16.00/ unit with a 40 unit per week guarantee. $640/week
 

everyonedoa360

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BLUTO,

Funny in another post you said you never worked for Ameriflight but yet you are posting like you know what you are talking about! You don't!

As of 9/11 they can only "Jump" on Horizon and only in the back. Even UPS won't let them on. They need to be 121 for SWA to let therm back on.
 

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the SWA jumpseat has been back for about a month now. We can also jump on DHL, on the A-300's.
 

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Everyonedoa360,
Apparently, my source is more reliable than yours. I never said I flew for Amflight.
 

Freight Dog

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I worked for Ameriflight, and I can speak as to how I saw it.

Prior to Ameriflight, I flew for 2 other freight operators. Both were shady. Maintenance was questionable, the planes were crappy, and both of those were run like flying circus more than anything.

Then I came to Ameriflight, and I was very pleasantly surprised. The training was EXCELLENT. Yes, their airplanes are old, but if I had a squawk, I'd write it up, and it'd be fixed... EVERY TIME. I'd get the plane the next day or 2 days from then.. and yes, the problem was fixed. I've never had any bad relationship with anyone there. I did have some questions regarding pay towards the end of my employment there, and I got the letter from Stu explaining how they calculated my pay (I was wrong) - he also thanked me for my service and wished me good luck at my new place of employment. These other flying circus outfits I flew for usually try to burn pilots down when they leave.

I was happy there, and I'd go back in a heartbeat.
 

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I heard that too (From a Asst. CP still there). However he was just moved to a new title,(Head of safety, I think) Most likely because there in another union vote.
 
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Frac Daddy

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Ameriflight pilots are trying to organize? How far along are they and who is organizing them?
 

flybtp

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Teamsters. Waiting to see if it goes to a vote. Doubt it.
 

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Ameriflight will not get a union! Not that they don't need one, they do. But it will never happen!
 

Freight Dog

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The Teamsters SUCK as a union representing pilots. I'll bet if ALPA was organizing... it'd be a different story.. That was the consensus when I was there.
 

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The teamsters are just looking for more leverage with UPS, they aren't interested in our needs.
 
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