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Old 07-15-2021, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by ImperialxRat View Post
No need to worry, those RJís are only getting RNAV certified to use those airports as a diversion airport
Obviously, because Ben said so, and he promised nicely!
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Old 07-15-2021, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by ExperimentalAB View Post
Obviously, because Ben said so, and he promised nicely!

Whatís the worst that can happen!?


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Old 07-15-2021, 07:50 PM
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Basically anyone that's looking at AS as their next career move better be sure to do their due diligence. More than half of this pilot group is unhappy. We are living with an outdated contract that reads as if it were written by a half wit from the 70's. The only good thing in it is long term disability and that is the ONLY thing giving most of us hope, that we develop a medical condition that prevents us from attaining a medical and no longer have to eat this AS excrement sandwich.
We have been in section 6 negotiations since our extended contract expired May of last year. Our negotiating committee is getting nowhere and realistically a new contract will not happen for another 5 plus years (because it doesn't benefit the company to get rid of the present contract so they are using classic stall tactics).
The current CBA is unacceptable by any self respecting airline pilots standards. AS is probably the only airline in the WORLD where the flight attendants have a better contract than the pilots, they even get more per diem than us. It truly is a travesty.
If you're still convincing yourself because you live in the PNW and the lure of driving to work is suckering you in STOP and slap yourself, is this why you became an airline pilot? To end your career flying a 737? The regional jet of the 1960's. A plane that has just enough space in the cockpit for your luggage, where it's so loud you have to wear a headset the entire flight and the only place you can stretch if you're unfortunate to be on a transcon is the forward galley.
YOU can do better than this.
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Old 07-16-2021, 06:04 AM
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Alaska sucks.
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Basically anyone that's looking at AS as their next career move better be sure to do their due diligence. More than half of this pilot group is unhappy. We are living with an outdated contract that reads as if it were written by a half wit from the 70's. The only good thing in it is long term disability and that is the ONLY thing giving most of us hope, that we develop a medical condition that prevents us from attaining a medical and no longer have to eat this AS excrement sandwich.
We have been in section 6 negotiations since our extended contract expired May of last year. Our negotiating committee is getting nowhere and realistically a new contract will not happen for another 5 plus years (because it doesn't benefit the company to get rid of the present contract so they are using classic stall tactics).
The current CBA is unacceptable by any self respecting airline pilots standards. AS is probably the only airline in the WORLD where the flight attendants have a better contract than the pilots, they even get more per diem than us. It truly is a travesty.
If you're still convincing yourself because you live in the PNW and the lure of driving to work is suckering you in STOP and slap yourself, is this why you became an airline pilot? To end your career flying a 737? The regional jet of the 1960's. A plane that has just enough space in the cockpit for your luggage, where it's so loud you have to wear a headset the entire flight and the only place you can stretch if you're unfortunate to be on a transcon is the forward galley.
YOU can do better than this.
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Old 07-16-2021, 08:36 AM
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How many hours can one assume to work on year one and two at Alaska? Pay for year one and two and also how many days off per month?
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Old 07-16-2021, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by shinydiscoballs View Post
How many hours can one assume to work on year one and two at Alaska? Pay for year one and two and also how many days off per month?

I was on reserve and I flew close to guarantee every month. I never went over guarantee. Mostly only captains on reserve are pushed that hard. CS basically prioritizes who is flying the least. So everyone gets just an hour or two under 79 hrs a month.

Iíd budget at 90 ish dollars for year one and 130 ish dollars at year two. Basically our rate by the guarantee.

Like Iíve already mentioned AS was saying they would hire 800 when I was hired and they hired 450 or so. So do be careful about the 250-350 numbers being thrown around.

Our lines are hovering right at 385-395 and I donít see that changing this year maybe next year if we replace the 15% of missing aircraft from 2019 and that 22 growth doesnít go to the regionals.


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Old 07-16-2021, 10:21 AM
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https://www.latimes.com/business/sto...pandemic-bonus
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Old 07-16-2021, 01:03 PM
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whew thank god we retained such talent at the top instead of ground crews!!!! Management can throw bags but ground crews canít interview Robin DiAngeloÖ.. sooo. 😉
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Old 07-16-2021, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Ala5ka View Post
Alaska sucks.
Can't wait to work for Alaska! Great company. Alaska is one of the top 5 places to work for in the USA as a Pilot.
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Old 07-16-2021, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Lifesabeech92 View Post
Can't wait to work for Alaska! Great company. Alaska is one of the top 5 places to work for in the USA as a Pilot.
I suspect you are joking but if by chance you arenít, care to share how you arrive at that conclusion
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