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First and largest nail in the coffin for the Regional airlines. Once retirements begin again, the bottom feeders are fooked. Maybe things will change before they all disappear costs for contract carriers will probably become high enough for the flying to go back to mainline. Less seats, less jobs, but better pay.
 
yeah because those Delta Pilots are so much better!!!!

This is not about Mainline pilots vs Regional pilots. This is about moving one step closer to being paid and treated as profesionals. The endless stream of inexperienced (200 hr) pilots must end.
 
This is the sentence that concerns me the most...

Enables the FAA to consider allowing certain academic training hours that may increase the level of safety above the minimum requirements to be counted towards the 1,500-hour ATP certificate requirement.

If the ATP requirement sticks, I think the days of $20K/year regional pilot F/O's will be over on the next up cycle, and maybe permanently after that. I'll eat my words about there not being anything resembling a pilot shortage in the next several years in that case. However, if the sentence above allows the Regionals to reduce that 1,500 hr. ATP requirement by a significant amount (say half), it may just turn out to be more of the same.

I guess we'll see what the Senate has to say....
 
Anyone that thinks a new hour requirement translates into better pay or QOL is dreaming. What about the early mid 90's where a regional FO had to have at least 1500 hours and closer to 2500 to get hired, only to make 14,000 a year? There will always be pilots willing to work for less as long as the allure of flying is there. Once the majors begin hiring steadily again, the regionals will once again market the pipe dream of get hired here, get the time, and move on. If anything there is more advantage to the regionals in the fact that as they move into the 90+ seat category, you don't have to worry about moving on to fly a bigger plane, it is waiting in front of you. The only caveat is will there be a steady pool of pilots willing to feed the CFIs. If the downturn in initial training holds then all bets are off, but if people return to recreational flying then I don't forsee anything changing (other than needing more hours).
 
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Anyone that thinks a new hour requirement translates into better pay or QOL is dreaming. What about the early mid 90's where a regional FO had to have at least 1500 hours and closer to 2500 to get hired, only to make 14,000 a year?

You don't get it do you? What did training cost in the mid 90's? Compare that to now. NOBODY CAN GET A LOAN ANYHOW! QOL may stay flat but pay will increase as regional fight for qualified applicants. The only way to get guys back in the pipeline is for theym to know better pay waits. Unless that happens, your regional job is probably gone.

BTW, the only guys moving into 90 seats is your company thanks to that worthless union over there. How in the fook did a 99 seat rate get in there?
 
Big Gubberment is the answer to everything.
Why doesn't the almighty ALPA tell the gubberment to shut their hole, and they'll fix the problem? Maybe because govt knows ALPA can't get anything done?
 

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