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Old 11-13-2021, 05:59 AM
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Outside obvious things like losing medical certificates or terminations, I'd like to understand some of the reasons people left the career. Was it career instability? Domicile instability? Lifestyle?

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Old 11-15-2021, 03:22 PM
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cornerpocket, your inquiry may be a bit broad. 121 is not a one-size fits all. Is it 121 all-cargo? 121 regional? 121 major? 121 LCC? Which are you actually seeking information from, as the answers may vary widely based on the segment of 121.
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Old 11-16-2021, 04:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Peabody17 View Post
cornerpocket, your inquiry may be a bit broad. 121 is not a one-size fits all. Is it 121 all-cargo? 121 regional? 121 major? 121 LCC? Which are you actually seeking information from, as the answers may vary widely based on the segment of 121.
Hi Peabody - That's a fair point. Yes, 121 is fairly expansive so I left it open ended to gather input from anybody who left any of those segments. Truthfully, after posting it I came to the realization that people who left the industry probably don't spend their time on this forum
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Old 11-16-2021, 11:13 AM
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I have left 121 several times. I didn't leave the career, unless by "leaving the career," you restrict it to 121. A career in aviation covers more than 121 flying, and there are a lot of other things to do in aviation than fly 121. I have made the change for various reasons, but in my opinion, the change was for the better.

I'm sure everyone has their own reasons. Life changes and circumstance often dictate what's best for any one of us, and that "best" may evolve with time and need. What was "best" yesterday is not necessarily so, today.
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Old 12-02-2021, 02:41 PM
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I left regional 121 mostly because of the work rules regarding schedule, junior manning, commuting rules, and crew support. Pay wasnt really an issue. Schedule was a relatively minor contributor. YMMV.

I would return to a major or LCC if the right opportunity was present.
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