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There is no pilot shortage sorry. Just greedy airlines.

BuckMurdock1

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Airlines need to charge more for a ticket and pay their professionals (pilots) commensurate with the years and 10s of thousands of $ that it took to simply become qualified for hire. Period.
Sorry, Joe Consumer, but when you are paying more $ to take a cab to the airport than to fly cross-country--something's terribly out of whack.
It'll sting at first, I know; especially since you've been enjoying dirt-cheap air travel since the 80s.
 

pilotyip

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Airlines need to charge more for a ticket and pay their professionals (pilots) commensurate with the years and 10s of thousands of $ that it took to simply become qualified for hire. Period.
Sorry, Joe Consumer, but when you are paying more $ to take a cab to the airport than to fly cross-country--something's terribly out of whack.
It'll sting at first, I know; especially since you've been enjoying dirt-cheap air travel since the 80s.
riiight!!!, if everyone raised their prices there would never be another Spirit, JB or SWA low cost airline to start up again. These guys killed the majors pricing ability. Just like the UAW killed the US auto companies pricing ability compared to the imports. What follows is BK.

With internet access to the cheapest ticket, people change flights for a $1

We could go back to regulation. Life was good for a few pilots under regulation. There are probably 4-5 times as many pilot?s jobs now as there was in 1977. Back in reg time it was about 90% military that went to the majors. Dereg opened up a lot of airline job to non-military pilots. To return to regulation would raise ticket prices, reduce the number of passengers, and therefore reduce the number of pilots needed. BTW SWA the low cost provider has near the top wages, this was done under de-reg. Still is still a great way to make a living, pilots are not doctor's, if you want to be treated like a doctor finish med school, pilots are not wall street CEO's, if you want to be a wall street CEO, get into one the top 10 MBA's school. You are pilot you fly airplanes, if you like doing that you are probably happy. If not you are in the wrong line of work.
 
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waveflyer

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Umm,
You guys are arguing what the industry was 5 years

Don't look but prices have risen

Predictably after the huge consolidations
And so have profits

It actually looks like a healthy industry for once
 
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