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Let's say a Captain on a 50 seat RJ makes $65/hr and the F.O. makes $35/hr. On a full flight it is costs each passenger roughly $2.00/hr to pay the pilots ($4.00/hr half full). Now let's say we pay the Captain $100/hr and the F.O. $65/hr. The cost per passenger would be roughly $3.30/hr on a full flight ($6.60/hr half full). It would cost about $1.30-$2.60/hr per passenger to properly pay the pilots. That is on a 50 seat RJ! There are regionals flying 76+ seat airplanes around. Are there really Regional guys stupid enough to believe they shouldn't make a liveable wage?! A lot of folks spend more than that on Starbucks before the flight.
 

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Well you guys are non union, how come you haven't been able to do the above? We're stuck with decades of union mandated pay that was designed for J31s and Metroliners. We can only do so much every 10 years...
 

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Well you guys are non union, how come you haven't been able to do the above? We're stuck with decades of union mandated pay that was designed for J31s and Metroliners. We can only do so much every 10 years...
ALPA National Sucks!
 

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Why? Or more important, what are you doing about that?
Working to vote out ALPA just like US AIR did. Enough is enough with the union BS. It ain't working. Since I'm paying for it, time to organize a vote out. Lots on the bandwagon. It's tough to do, but it can be done.
 

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There are regionals flying 76+ seat airplanes around. Are there really Regional guys stupid enough to believe they shouldn't make a liveable wage?! A lot of folks spend more than that on Starbucks before the flight.

Huh? You can't be at skywest and make that statement. Have you looked at what your pay rates are based on? They go way above 76 seats.
 

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Working to vote out ALPA just like US AIR did. Enough is enough with the union BS. It ain't working. Since I'm paying for it, time to organize a vote out. Lots on the bandwagon. It's tough to do, but it can be done.
Let us know how your campaign goes.

I bet you have never been to a meeting. Good Luck--guess, we will all know who you are if you ever follow through!
 

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ALPA should lobby congress to enact a flat tax.
I'm a proponent of the Fair Tax. http://www.fairtax.org/site/PageServer

Working to vote out ALPA just like US AIR did. Enough is enough with the union BS. It ain't working. Since I'm paying for it, time to organize a vote out. Lots on the bandwagon. It's tough to do, but it can be done.
And what has that done for the US Air pilots? If you don't like leadership, recall them and elect new ones. Plus that's easier than de-certifying.;)
 

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Working to vote out ALPA just like US AIR did. Enough is enough with the union BS. It ain't working. Since I'm paying for it, time to organize a vote out. Lots on the bandwagon. It's tough to do, but it can be done.
Have you stopped to look to see how bad of a shambles representation at USAir is?
 

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_________ just like US AIR did.


Fill in the blank there and 99% of the time it's going to be something you don't want your airline to do. Great example, SEVEN. :)
 

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Well you guys are non union, how come you haven't been able to do the above? We're stuck with decades of union mandated pay that was designed for J31s and Metroliners. We can only do so much every 10 years...
Because the majority of the pilots at SkyWest are management lapdogs incapable of thinking about the future. I moved on to greener pastures during the last union drive. I can't emphasis enough how clueless those guys are. Now I guess Chip, SkyWest CEO, is hinting that if they'll fly the Q400 cheaper than anyone else they'll be rewarded with growth. Congress should be ALL over these guys. They didn't learn one d@mn thing from Colgan! BTW, Chip is RAA Treasurer. Does it make sense now?
 

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ALPA National Sucks!
ALPA has done more to promote safety, compensation and work rules in this industry than ANY other organization. Sure, Prater is a self serving tool who should be recalled but I would not decertify.
 

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Because the majority of the pilots at SkyWest are management lapdogs incapable of thinking about the future. I moved on to greener pastures during the last union drive. I can't emphasis enough how clueless those guys are. Now I guess Chip, SkyWest CEO, is hinting that if they'll fly the Q400 cheaper than anyone else they'll be rewarded with growth. Congress should be ALL over these guys. They didn't learn one d@mn thing from Colgan! BTW, Chip is RAA Treasurer. Does it make sense now?
To whom has Chip made this hint?
 

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ALPA has done more to promote safety, compensation and work rules in this industry than ANY other organization. Sure, Prater is a self serving tool who should be recalled but I would not decertify.
Pilots take for granted all the things ALPA has fought for, every time they take to the skies.
 

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Let's say a Captain on a 50 seat RJ makes $65/hr and the F.O. makes $35/hr. On a full flight it is costs each passenger roughly $2.00/hr to pay the pilots ($4.00/hr half full). Now let's say we pay the Captain $100/hr and the F.O. $65/hr. The cost per passenger would be roughly $3.30/hr on a full flight ($6.60/hr half full). It would cost about $1.30-$2.60/hr per passenger to properly pay the pilots. That is on a 50 seat RJ! There are regionals flying 76+ seat airplanes around. Are there really Regional guys stupid enough to believe they shouldn't make a liveable wage?! A lot of folks spend more than that on Starbucks before the flight.

Just keep in mind that it is not the regional airline that sets the ticket price.
 
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