Hopefully you were just kidding. Yeah they were great and it will be a while but this is exactly the kind of thinking that will hurt us in 2012.
But the NWA guarantee was higher correct? 75 hoursHere is some info that was used for research into the work that Allegiant needs to do. At the time not one Delta captain made under $200 per hour. I remember something about delta express that flew 737-200's at a lower rate in the late 90's but I have no idea how exactly that worked. I think they also got very quick upgrades. These are a sample of the old delta rates from 2000:
11 $235 $174
10 $232 $172
9 $229 $170
8 $227 $168
7 $225 $164
6 $223 $160
5 $221 $156
4 $219 $152
3 $217 $149
2 $215 $127
1 $213 $56
Guarantee was 65 hours. 12 year 777 CA rate was $320
As for NWA, the 3rd year DC-9 CA rate was $178, 3rd year FO DC-9 rate was $107.
Yes transcon airline tickets still cost $200 a ticket just as they did in 1985 but that is management stupid fault. Not the pilots.
Inflation is a hidden government controlled tax which always increases. If you don't get it I am not explaining it morons.
And there is no such thing as deflation in fiat currency system. It is a temporary phases prior to hyperinflation, double digit.
I have said it before and will say it again
It IS NOT hourly rate we need to look at.
We need real facts. W2 at the end of the year, vs Time away from Home.
Those payrates are unsustainable in todays competitive market. Be realistic in your demands.
It takes 3 Southwest crews (on 3 seperate 737s)to carry the same amount of people and cargo as a 777 crew, yet the 777 Captain makes less than the SWA Captain. So, if the SWA Captain makes $210 an hour----3 of them equals $630 an hour. So, if our 777 carries twice the cargo and makes twice the revenue, there is no way he can make $300 an hour, which again is half of what it takes Southwest to carry the same amount of people and cargo? Unsustainable to ask for half of the $630 an hour? You are wrong. Now, we use 757s and 767s on routes that are common with SWA routes (like SEA to SLC, and LAX to SLC), and those planes are twice the size (757 vs 737) of the SWA planes, meaning 2 SWA planes equals a 757 or 767---cargo and pax compared to a 737, meaning $420 an hour for 2 SWA Captains vs one of ours making $170 an hour. Again, you are wrong.
Bye Bye--General Lee