Vegas Casino Flying

talondriver

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Anyone have info on part-time flying (BBJs) with the casinos in Vegas?
 

pilotgolfer

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I have a friend that flies an L-1011 for the Venetian. I think they also have a BBJ or two in the fleet. I've tried to look him up a few times when I was spending the night in Vegas and he was always on the road flying. It sounds like they get worked pretty hard. I've never asked him about the pay.
 

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I know that the MGM/Mirage has a BBJ or two, I dont know but I have to imagine that the jobs are not easy to get. And they seem to always be flying.
 

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We hangered next to MGM/Mirage in Vegas. From what I understand flying for the Casinos is like joining the Mob. They want to know who you are for a while before you work there. I would guess when they need a dude to fill in on the BBJ its prob someone who flies for another casino or BBJ operator at LAS.

I asked on of their G-IV guys how the hiring process is...."You have to know someone really really really really well. Then someone has to die"

Just a guess.
 

CapnVegetto

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I have heard numerous really bad things about working for the casinos.....i.e. they work you to DEATH.
 

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They must pay very well then, right?

Something has got to give if it's widely viewed as a lousy job. One that people have "heard numerous really bad things about working for the casinos.....i.e. they work you to DEATH." and that they always seem to be gone. But on the other hand some say "You have to know someone really really really really well. Then someone has to die."

So does anyone know or have an idea why they would be bad jobs but very also very hard to get?
 

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I would think that it would be a great job to have. The people that think that they are bad jobs probably got turned down for an interview.
To me being gone a lot is good, it means some form of job security.
 

AA717driver

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From what I've heard, some are better than others. The L1011 operator REALLY flogs their people--"from what I hear".

I was in recurrent at FSI with a couple of MGM guys. They were hiring (a couple years ago) and really talked highly of the place. From what they said, the schedule wasn't too bad and the pay was acceptable.

MGM had a management change about that time so that may have been the difference.

I will say that when I first got into corporate, the word on the street was that you only take a casino job if you absolutely had nowhere else to go.

Hopefully, that's changing. TC
 

semperfido

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hey TC- is that avatar an old Ozark plane? if so, I'm sure I have time in it.
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gutshotdraw

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Depends on the operator. Things are a bit quieter these days, flying is down, and yes, one of MGM's BBJ's is for sale. It is still one of the best operators in Vegas, largely thanks to the D O that joined the company about two years ago. But there is still a lot of iron in town and jobs do pop up occasionally. LAS is just like the rest of corporate aviation: experience and training being relatively equal, it's WHO you know.
 
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AA717driver

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hey TC- is that avatar an old Ozark plane? if so, I'm sure I have time in it.
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Yep. I had to take out your old coffee cup and snicker's wrappers when I got in it. :D

TC

P.S.--TWA originally had a bunch of -10's but when I got there, all the DC-9's were ex-OZ. Now, they're serving up Miller Lite. :(
 
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