Boston Maine Airways??

XJETDriver

06 STL WS Champs
Joined
Sep 22, 2005
Posts
117
Total Time
Moving
I just wanted to know how they get guys with 1500 and 100? Seems like everyone else is half that. Just wanted to know why someone would want to fly a J31 that had 15 and 1. Why would they not go somewhere else with 1000 and 1?
 

mkingmei

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 23, 2002
Posts
99
Total Time
Time?
no one should be going to that piece of sh%t airline (if you can call it that) anyway. Crap planes, bad management and union busting. Stay far, far away.
 

throttlemonkey

I'm your huckleberry
Joined
Nov 8, 2004
Posts
6
Total Time
5000
mkingmei,

Are you Mike King? Didn't you get fired from Boston-Maine?

Is that why your so angry towards them?
 

Groundpounder

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 19, 2003
Posts
705
Total Time
Enough
My brother got offered a job with BMA, and he had about 500 hours. He turned them down cause he didn't want to move to TTN and take a pay cut (he is an A&P for ABX Air).
 

Beaker

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 24, 2004
Posts
70
Total Time
>3K
How can I learn more about this outfit?

Okay, one strong negative comment about this company... has anyone else got any input on Boston-Maine Airways? Not much info on the website... anybody know routes, domiciles, etc? Looks like they're privately held, are their financials available anywhere?

Thanks

B
 

Airline Driver

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 18, 2005
Posts
265
Total Time
PLENTY
For those who don't already know, Boston to Maine Airlines is operating under the PanAm name. They are Headquartered in Portsmouth New Hampshire at the old Pease Airforce base. It's about 30-40 minutes south of Portland Maine if you are driving.

They Primarily fly J31's and have a few old clipper 727's on board. From what I understand the 72's are grounded due to the rising cost of fuel. The Jetstreems fly the North East, Maine, Boston, Cape Cod & the Islands. I think they are still doing a Trenton NJ to Bedford MA run that they took over from Shuttle America.

From What I have heard knowing a few people who used to work there, Things are up & down and their stability is questionable. Not really sure if I would recommend anyone to go there, but if you are low time and they are the only place to call you, it might not be a bad idea to get some quick 121 time to help the old log book.

Good-luck
 

RoughAir

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 4, 2004
Posts
150
Total Time
Life
I was at Boston Maine for three years.

They are privately held, no financials. They have a bunch of J-31s that fly out of PSM, BED, and TTN. No more Cape Cod, no more Puerto Rico, etc.

They operate 3 727s mainly on charters. Scheudled service was halted over the Labor Day weekend. They are being investiagted by the the DOT for several reasons, if you go to this site (http://dms.dot.gov/), then type in Docket # 7668, you can read the novel.

They hire, furlough, fire, re hire, furlough, etc. No stability, no schedule, a crappy place to work.

It is possible to go to the 727 from the J-31, but that will be a long wait. There is a furlough list for the 727, most don't come back.

Like Airline Driver said, need a job of last resort, go for it, but keep looking. Gain the experience, don't buy an expensive house on their pay, have a resume handy in case of furlough, watch your six, and enjoy Trenton.
 

c402driver

New member
Joined
Oct 16, 2005
Posts
1
Total Time
enough
Boston-Maine

For the Love of God, do not attempt to get employed at BMA.
I send this out as a warning to anybody considering a job there...unless you are looking to totally make your life miserable, stay away.

The higher management....Fink and mini-me....are the spawn of satan!!!

enough said.
 

joeyfly55

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 2, 2005
Posts
113
Total Time
Enough
Stay Away!!

I Second everything MKMEI and everyone else has said bad about this place. STAY AWAY. It is truly a last resort with that pile F*!k running things, truly satan himself. You've been warned!!!!
 

Drill Sgt. Dad

Fugitive Recovery Agent
Joined
Aug 29, 2005
Posts
291
Total Time
10000+
joeyfly55 said:
I Second everything MKMEI and everyone else has said bad about this place. STAY AWAY. It is truly a last resort with that pile F*!k running things, truly satan himself. You've been warned!!!!
Boston-Maine Airways is a non union, union busting carrier. I know for a fact BMA has had numerous reciprocating jumpseats terminated with other carriers.
 

dumpduck1

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 12, 2004
Posts
59
Total Time
3
I guess thery're all done at PSM. They were loading all their stuff into a C-130 heading south.Anybody thinking of working for them should be publicly flogged.Fink is a raving lunatic who thoroughly hates his employees...whats left of them.
 
Top