Go Back   Airline Pilot Central Forums - Find your next job as a Pilot > >
Cargo Part 121 cargo airlines
 

Welcome to Airline Pilot Forums - Connect and get the inside scoop on Airline Companies

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ. Join our community today and start interacting with existing members. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free.


User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-15-2019, 09:59 AM   #1  
Gets Weekends Off
Thread Starter
 
Joined APC: Oct 2009
Posts: 2,411
Default Staffing Amazon Planes

As Amazon grows their fleet with their unlimited budget, how will they staff them with these carriers horrible schedules and abismal pay?

Would any new/young pilot choose these jobs?

Hopefully the lack of applicants brings these carriers on par with FedEx and UPS.
gzsg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2019, 10:17 AM   #2  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Jun 2008
Posts: 2,381
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gzsg View Post
As Amazon grows their fleet with their unlimited budget, how will they staff them with these carriers horrible schedules and abismal pay?

Would any new/young pilot choose these jobs?

Hopefully the lack of applicants brings these carriers on par with FedEx and UPS.
Ha in your dreams.
Riverside is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2019, 10:48 AM   #3  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Sep 2015
Posts: 242
Default

Easy solution: Amazon should just pay people minimum wage to set up fake picket lines. Watch the ATI pilots run across them with glee.
RyeMex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2019, 11:18 AM   #4  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: May 2018
Posts: 119
Default

It's not rocket surgery. Have at least three contractors to whipsaw. They in turn will have multiple companies to whipsaw. Bonus points if you can convince the various companies that they need separate unions...
CardboardCutout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2019, 01:57 PM   #5  
Gets Weekends Off
Thread Starter
 
Joined APC: Oct 2009
Posts: 2,411
Default

The supply of pilots has to be drying up for these working conditions.

Clearly a hard core union at each carrier is essential to bring all these pilots up to FedEx and UPS.
gzsg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2019, 02:02 PM   #6  
Challenge Accepted Five
 
BoilerUP's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Sep 2005
Posts: 5,941
Default

“Unlimited budget” and “abysmal pay” are mutually exclusive things...
BoilerUP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2019, 04:10 PM   #7  
Gets Weekends Off
 
appDude's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Sep 2010
Position: B777 Capt
Posts: 571
Default

I am a capitalist, through and through.
Screw socialism.
But Amazon needs to be split apart and corralled.
appDude is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2019, 04:38 PM   #8  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Feb 2017
Posts: 1,764
Default

The market will dictate the going rates. 1500 hour flight instructor who has a bad taste in his mouth about the regionals would gladly skip them for a Boeing type. In fact, today while browsing Facebook, Atlas had an advertisement asking for pilots with 1500tt. They are now targeting the same pilots the regionals are.
No Land 3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2019, 05:10 PM   #9  
Gets Weekends Off
 
CaptDave's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Feb 2018
Position: Upright, 32A
Posts: 116
Default

I applied at ATI because I am sick of regionals, too, and was TBNT’d with ATP and three types, no checkride busts, no accidents or violations and a 16yr old minor misdemeanor history. Aviation is the worst career decision I’ve ever made. I’ve made more money in the last 3yrs chasing tornadoes than I’ve made in the last 15yrs of flying. Wtf?

As of today, I’m sick of aviation in total Honestly, I hope the shortage is real and all these companies get exactly what they deserve and were “unprepared for” and it either forced to close or give you guys the pay you deserve. Until then....

Phukem all.

Permanently signing off of APC,
CaptDave
CaptDave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2019, 05:46 PM   #10  
Gets Weekends Off
 
727CA's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Aug 2012
Posts: 164
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CaptDave View Post
I applied at ATI because I am sick of regionals, too, and was TBNT’d with ATP and three types, no checkride busts, no accidents or violations and a 16yr old minor misdemeanor history. Aviation is the worst career decision I’ve ever made. I’ve made more money in the last 3yrs chasing tornadoes than I’ve made in the last 15yrs of flying. Wtf?

As of today, I’m sick of aviation in total Honestly, I hope the shortage is real and all these companies get exactly what they deserve and were “unprepared for” and it either forced to close or give you guys the pay you deserve. Until then....

Phukem all.

Permanently signing off of APC,
CaptDave
Capt Dave,
Buddy, no worries, you'll get hired! ATI is a great place to work, great people. Don't listen to all the negativity on here. Aviation is not the worst career decision, as this is historically the best time to get into this game. Hang in there!!!!
727CA is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
 

 
Reply
 



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
More Amazon News Red Baron Cargo 211 04-27-2017 08:17 AM
Amazon Prime Adds 1M New Customers in Dec DLax85 Cargo 5 01-06-2014 05:10 PM
DAL and NWA to start flying RJ's SkyHigh Major 109 04-12-2006 09:00 AM
NWA OKd to return 108 planes Was That For Us? Major 0 10-20-2005 09:55 PM
NWA seeks to trim 100-some planes Sir James Major 1 10-09-2005 06:08 PM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:51 PM.


vBulletin® v3.9.3.5, Copyright ©2000-2019, MH Sub I, LLC dba vBulletin
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.3.0 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Website Copyright ©2000 - 2017 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1