You have to understand that my background is from the regionals, so here's my take on this...No union, huge battles between pilot group and management
Maybe I'm cynical, but I think this applies to most airline management.management lies post Sept 11. about revenue (its a private company).
All cutbacks after Sept 11 are not re-established to the pilot group yet they announce unheard of growth for this type of company.
Well, I don't know if anyone gets 5 star treatment in 3rd world countries (or any star treatment), but you are supposed to get water bottles from the airplane.Horrible treatment of crews overseas in less than 3rd world countries (bring your own water to shave and bathe).
I honestly haven't heard that one and I have asked other pilots about the FAs. It could be certain people. The flight attendants definitely aren't TWA quality though, (TWAs FAs were the nastiest).Head banging between Cockpit crew and Cabin crews.
True, can't argue that, but you don't always go on 2nd rate carriers (British Airways is pretty good).Supplemental rules enable Deadheading as rest. Deadheads are multiple legs on second rate carriers to save a few pennies.
I'm too lazy to check my handbook for sure, but I believe that's half true. You do get half pay for deadheading. You may be right though...No pay for cancellation. You can DH all around the world for hours, then your live legs cancel and you dont get paid.
All pilots complain, but there's ways to do it without getting canned. You do move up in seniority if a senior guy gets loud (just kidding).If the pilot group b!tches your job is in jeopardy.
Dan McKinnon is very conservative. From what I understand, he wouldn't have ordered the 767s unless he has solid contracts to fly them. There are talks of him possibly retiring within two years, but he is grooming someone to take over. There's always the rumor of a buyout too.Private owner has ability to close shop, sell for millions and retire in a matter of days. Seems very unstable.
Depends on your goals and age.Definitely not a career choice.
This is just one viewpoint, but from what I understand, part of the moral problem is that there's no pay difference between the 757 and the 767. Of course there's the constant deadheading too, and all the other stuff you mentioned.Morale is at all time low for an expanding company.
If the company calls, you don't have to work. If the company calls and you answer your phone... (I'm not saying anything or implying anything)Junior manning (you are planning a wedding, honeymoon on days off, the company calls, you have to work.) Anyone that can confirm or deny this would be helpful.