Originally Posted by DryMotorBoatin
a small part yes but when all other parts are equal then its a huge factor. MX will cost the same for gojet or TSA. admin costs will be the same for gojet or TSA. fuel costs will be the same for gojet or TSA.
How can you assume all other factors are equal? Do GoJet, TSA, and Compass share mx, admin, managers, corporate positions. Are their performance numbers, efficiency, and countless other factors all equal? The ONLY thing it comes down to is what pilots cost?
I just don't know how everyone thinks that if one is a few percentage points more expensive, we're all of a sudden THE factor in determining everything. If you're the least expensive pilot group but have the highest of all other costs, and inefficient and unproductive in all other levels, the airline you're at won't get more business.