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Old 04-02-2018, 09:04 PM   #11  
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...without the feeders having to offer terms of employment which make them attractive in their own right.
Correct . . . feeders will more than likely have to come up with further pay and QOL-friendly schedule improvements to complement this new carrot though.
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they’re now throwing a “guaranteed interview” carrot to try and make feeders more attractive to pilots who want to eventually fly for purple.
Except that a guaranteed interview is worthless.
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Correct . . . feeders will more than likely have to come up with further pay and QOL-friendly schedule improvements to complement this new carrot though.
Which will raise costs to the feeder. There is a breaking point somewhere.
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Except that a guaranteed interview is worthless.


That’s kind of what I was thinking


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Except that a guaranteed interview is worthless.
That’s kind of what I was thinking
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That’s kind of what I was thinking
And 3.5-4 years is a long time to have to fly an atr when someone can be a regional jet captain in 18 months these days. Who's to say this program will even be around then? I'm sure retirements will continue to grow but thats all the more reason that they'll take people off the street for "mainline" Fedex. Empire and MAC arent big airlines and probably wont dominate new hire classes regardless of having the program.
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Which will raise costs to the feeder. There is a breaking point somewhere.
As long as those costs are offset by the profits they make in maintaining the airplanes, there is no breaking point.
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And 3.5-4 years is a long time to have to fly an atr when someone can be a regional jet captain in 18 months these days. Who's to say this program will even be around then? I'm sure retirements will continue to grow but thats all the more reason that they'll take people off the street for "mainline" Fedex. Empire and MAC arent big airlines and probably wont dominate new hire classes regardless of having the program.
Yeah, I’ll buy that for sure. Only reason a place like MAC would ever be more appealing than the jet regionals is the MEM base. Although from what I’ve read, getting the base you want at MAC is virtually impossible (maybe not, just what I’ve gathered from some very quick investigation). I’d really prefer to be at a more traditional jet regional anyway, just wish we had one at MEM.
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So their graphic looks like they will take people on the Caravan at 250. Anyone know how this will be possible? The way I understand it is they operate single pilot.
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MAC recently instituted home basing as long as you live anywhere in the central or eastern time one.
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