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Another Regional QOL Article

LazyLightnin'

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There are airlines out there who charge the crews to eat the peanuts? I'm calling BS on that.
 

XJohXJ

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There are airlines out there who charge the crews to eat the peanuts? I'm calling BS on that.

Yes, there are. If they charge the pax for a snack, then they charge the crew also. The FA's are audited and punished if the product numbers don't match the dollars.

If the peanuts are free, the crew can probably "get away with" eating them for free as well, despite company policies that prohibit it (they could still be punished if push came to shove). If the peanuts are in a $1.00 or $2.00 "snack pack", then the FA will be held accountable for the sale price. The exception is when there is first class seating which receives snacks for free. No first class=no free food.

So, in fact, having to pay for peanuts, while it should be BS, is not always BS. There are plenty of bad companies out there who treat their crews as little more than delinquents.
 

mynameisjim

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Cool he flies for United Connection and Delta Express. But they forgot American Airlink!
 

Salukipilot4590

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I loved going over to the snack carts in ORD and grabbing a few blue boxes...and my waistline could prove it!

Those were the days...
 

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Who gives a sh*t about an article with the "final truth"? You think big fat ass americans care about this? You think it's actually going to change anything? NO. As long as people can pay a cheaper ticket and guys keep spending 100K for flight training nothing will change. So just make your peace with some of this sh*t and suck it up ladies.
 

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I have a side question. Why didn't his PRIA show that he had failed 3 PCs? Or doesn't Colgan do a PRIA?
 

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Who gives a sh*t about an article with the "final truth"? You think big fat ass americans care about this? You think it's actually going to change anything? NO. As long as people can pay a cheaper ticket and guys keep spending 100K for flight training nothing will change. So just make your peace with some of this sh*t and suck it up ladies.

I don't think people saw it as problem when Regionals only few about 10-20% of the mainline's flying. Now you have flooded the sky's with inexperience pilots that do about 50% of the mainline flying.

There is a problem here and I am glad it is getting some attention.
 

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Neil A. Weston, also 25, went $100,000 into debt to train for a co-pilot’s job that pays him $25,000 annually.

My question...Why.

$100,000 SRSLY.. How much do these "schools" cost.

EDIT: So I looked it up and most "TOP" Colleges cost 40K-50K/year.
You can drop 200K at GWU for a 4-year degree. Or if you are the type, can go to Harvard undergrad for 4 years, and be able to drop "The H-bomb" on people. Just watch out for Matt Damon-like personas at the bar...:)

Granted I like my job, BUT would have NEVER paid that much. Oh well.

$100,000!!!
 
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Salukipilot4590

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My question...Why.

$100,000 SRSLY.. How much do these "schools" cost.

Answer: A lot.

Serious Answer: That would be about average for some of these local "certificate shops" in metro areas. They think that since youre in a big city you need to pay 100K for your flight training through CFIMEII...

I dont get it either.
 

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Wow, I'm glad he didn't use his real name or didn't mention his companies name either. He would have really been stupid to take a picture in uniform as well!
 

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Wow, I'm glad he didn't use his real name or didn't mention his companies name either. He would have really been stupid to take a picture in uniform as well!

Yeah, no kidding. I thought the same thing. Looks like I get a seniority bump. ;)
 
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