Originally Posted by tripled
Well from one who spends a lot of time talking to young qualified pilots who have their eye on the commercial carriers, FX is certainly the big kid on the block in their minds. They see 2 things that the legacies don't offer: dollar billz and 'job security' in the freight business model. The million dollar question is how perishable both are over time when seniority isn't. the other unkown is why FX wasn't the top ticket pre-911. Uneducated guess: most Jr DAL guys will wait until the next contract and then bail if it's bad.
Who wants to fly night cargo for an entire career? I have a few good friends at FedEx and they HATE it. They love the paycheck and stability but absolutely hate the job. A career of night flying subtracts many years off of a pilots life. They can have it. I think Deltas flying is far superior to what FedEx has to offer. To each their own.