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WSJ pilot pay article

XRMEFLYER

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"At the top end of the airline scale, Southwest Airlines has a first-year minimum of $49,572. Southwest typically hires more-experienced pilots than other airlines do, so it can demand thousands of hours in the logbook -– enough to qualify to fly as a captain -– from its applicants."

So they have enough hours to qualify as captain when hired. Wow, those guys MUST be good!
 

jhill

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"At the top end of the airline scale, Southwest Airlines has a first-year minimum of $49,572. Southwest typically hires more-experienced pilots than other airlines do, so it can demand thousands of hours in the logbook -– enough to qualify to fly as a captain -– from its applicants."

So they have enough hours to qualify as captain when hired. Wow, those guys MUST be good!

Oh we are good. Verrrrrrrrrry gooooooooood. We can even use vnav above 10K.
 

PHXFLYR

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NEDude

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Too bad they did not provide any information as to how long it takes to reach the highest end of the pay scale and that most pilots never make it to that point, or how if they do make it there, it is only for a few years at best.
 
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