Connect and get the inside scoop on Airline Companies

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

Post Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-28-2011, 10:12 AM   #21  
Line Holder
Thread Starter
Joined APC: Mar 2009
Posts: 82

Made it back.

Just showing up and flying is actually a very small part of the job.
Most of our customers are at ease with the fact that they have seen the same Crew's for years. They do build a relationships, the good pilots know how to smile, be friendly, and handle particular requests, because they have done it many times before. We don't have a history of a revolving door of Crews.

The incentive structure pay does let the hard working crew members set themselves apart. It also lets the crew who's dog had the sniffles, or the one who's Uncle's Sisters Husband left her, and the Uncle can't drive, so I need to drive him, set themselves apart also. Of coarse I do realize that personal issues pop-up, and things need to be taken care of, but incentives would both reward the motivated, and reward a little less, the not so motivated.
JETUPANDGO is offline  
Old 02-28-2011, 11:45 AM   #22  
Gets Weekends Off
AKASHA's Avatar
Joined APC: Jan 2010
Posts: 324

Originally Posted by JETUPANDGO View Post
Just showing up and flying is actually a very small part of the job.
So true. Amen.
AKASHA is offline  
Old 02-28-2011, 12:02 PM   #23  
Day puke
FlyJSH's Avatar
Joined APC: Feb 2006
Position: Out.
Posts: 3,848

When I hear flat salary, I figure they are going to fly me until I drop.

When I hear base plus a day rate, I figure they have no business and better be willing to live on base pay. I put absolutely no faith in the "We generally fly X days per month so your pay will be about Y". If you REALLY fly that often, just PAY me that much.

Why not pay a flat salary and demand they are available X days per month?
FlyJSH is offline  

Post Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Retiree Pay Raidr17 Military 20 03-26-2014 01:45 PM
USAFR Pay L'il J.Seinfeld Military 39 03-08-2013 03:45 PM
DAL/NWA 4: The Search for Best Practices Sink r8 Major 97 03-17-2011 08:29 PM
UPS--New MOU signup options jumbodriver Cargo 50 12-07-2009 08:27 AM
The Alternative Minimum Tax(AMT): You, As An Aviation Professional, Will HAVE To Pay! atpcliff Money Talk 4 04-21-2008 06:46 AM

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:56 PM.