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Old 11-30-2013, 05:59 AM
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Originally Posted by cubguy View Post
Yea, It's called money. That's what it appears guys bid for. Look around customs at the foreign crews you see. They are YOUNG! At European carriers that have a longevity rather than equipment based pay scales you will find the old (senior) guys flying the narrow bodies around Europe. Easier on the body. Everyone has their own likes and dislikes. For me, if the money were the same I'd rather fly 5 short domestic legs a day than one long international leg. Heck, taking off and landing is still fun, the rest is pretty damn boring. As for the layovers, I find myself in some really great places in Europe thinking that I would be enjoying it a lot more if I didn't feel like I have the frigging flu and I'm not even sick. Just tired!
I'd be quite happy to never fly another international trip and save the foreign travel for vacation.
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Well put, look at UPS here in the US, one common pay scale and the senior plane is generally the 757 with its domestic trips and the 747 is junior.
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Old 11-30-2013, 06:49 AM
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AA no doubt, the bus has left the station on SWA. the time to have gone there was 10+ years ago
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Superpilot92 View Post
AA no doubt, the bus has left the station on SWA. the time to have gone there was 10+ years ago
Ohh man, that is what I said about USAir in the early to mid 2000's. Right before AWA bought them. I remember going to PIT and observing the sullen environment. I really felt bad. Now look, amazing.

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Old 11-30-2013, 09:48 AM
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Originally Posted by TenYearsGone View Post
Ohh man, that is what I said about USAir in the early to mid 2000's. Right before AWA bought them. I remember going to PIT and observing the sullen environment. I really felt bad. Now look, amazing.

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Does Pit still have a ramp frequency? Been a few years, seemed a bit weird to call ramp with one aircraft around.
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Old 11-30-2013, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by TenYearsGone View Post
Ohh man, that is what I said about USAir in the early to mid 2000's. Right before AWA bought them. I remember going to PIT and observing the sullen environment. I really felt bad. Now look, amazing.

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I don't see all that much that's amazing yet... but it is much better.
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Old 11-30-2013, 02:08 PM
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I don't see all that much that's amazing yet... but it is much better.
I certainly do!
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Old 11-30-2013, 07:53 PM
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Does Pit still have a ramp frequency? Been a few years, seemed a bit weird to call ramp with one aircraft around.
Yes. With 2 separate frequencies. Most secure job in aviation.
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Old 11-30-2013, 08:59 PM
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Make sure to call them before you wiggle the flight controls...
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:12 AM
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Great inputs! Thanks for all the advice.
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