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View Poll Results: Which LCC would you Avoid?
Southwest 4 1.99%
Virgin America 16 7.96%
Spirit 7 3.48%
Jet blue 16 7.96%
Skybus 158 78.61%
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Old 09-13-2007, 05:48 PM   #1  
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I am preparing a presentation and would like the opinion of all of you. What LCC that is currently hiring would you avoid the most and why? Your choices are:

SWA, Virgin America, Spirit, Jet Blue, and Skybus

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Skybus simply because of salary. I believe they pay the least. Unless they pony up the dough I am not interested.
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Skybus is the worst.

1. Dont want to dress like a forest ranger instead of a pilot
2. Dont want to pay for drinks on the flights i am working
3. Dont want to carry charts around in a backpack that I am wearing on my back in my forest ranger uniform
4. Skybus uses no jetbridges. Stairs rain or shine or snow or ice.
5. "Are you seriously making us pay for this drink? We are flying this airplane.... this is nuts! sorry... but you have to pay for those nuts.
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how about airtran? we just had a weird deal with a few "t/a"s, recalled the prez and v.p. of the union, had a guy fired recently for writing up too many mx issues, and the lead guy in the recall effort and t/a rebuttal got fired...i think this is one place that should be avoided...
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how about airtran? we just had a weird deal with a few "t/a"s, recalled the prez and v.p. of the union, had a guy fired recently for writing up too many mx issues, and the lead guy in the recall effort and t/a rebuttal got fired...i think this is one place that should be avoided...
Good point...
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All of the above.

LCC's don't help the industry.
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All of the above.

LCC's don't help the industry.
Even SWA? I mean, they're cheap but they pay very well and treat their employees like... *gasp* human beings! From everything I have seen, heard, and experienced SWA treats their pilots and other employees way better than the legacies. I might even go so far as to say better than pre-9/11 legacies.

P.S - Skybus is the worst in my eyes, but something about Virgin makes me uneasy, being a foreign airline that found a loophole in our laws and all.
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To me it is Skybus, Air Tran and Virgin. There is nothing to say about Skybus. The pay, uniforms and policies are a joke just like the airline. What airlines charges for a soda? Next it is a tie between Air Tran and Virgin. Virgin upgrade is based on how much butt kissing you do. Air Tran is Valujet...enough said. I know 2 people personally that were hired there and they busted almost every checkride at the regional level.
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I'd have to say that instability and wages are my biggest factors. I could care less if I am a captain in 2 months but will you be around in 2 years? And in those two years will I dig a hole in my bank account for the prestige of being a captain? Absolutely not. I can't afford to live in SFO for that kind of money and I don't commute, it takes years off your life. At 30 something I need to start hitting the black ink side of this industry instead of the other way around.

Skybus. Cheap ass company.
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All of the above.

LCC's don't help the industry.

I'll second that notion. Here Here!

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