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 Display Modes
Old 07-07-2018, 07:30 PM   #1  
Line Holder
Thread Starter
 
Joined APC: Jul 2018
Posts: 38
Default making you pay for hotel

Who else has to pay for their own hotel while interviewing with Skywest? Every other regional has paid for it. Why is Skywest seriously trying to be cheap ***holes.
yeeeyeee is offline  
Old 07-07-2018, 07:54 PM   #2  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Aug 2015
Posts: 327
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by yeeeyeee View Post
Who else has to pay for their own hotel while interviewing with Skywest? Every other regional has paid for it. Why is Skywest seriously trying to be cheap ***holes.
Wait until you get your double occupancy room during training.
Quarryman is offline  
Old 07-07-2018, 08:10 PM   #3  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Aug 2007
Position: CRJ CA
Posts: 1,870
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by yeeeyeee View Post
Who else has to pay for their own hotel while interviewing with Skywest? Every other regional has paid for it. Why is Skywest seriously trying to be cheap ***holes.
Because people still come here. 77 new hires in June.
zondaracer is offline  
Old 07-07-2018, 08:36 PM   #4  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Jan 2018
Posts: 2,816
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Quarryman View Post
Wait until you get your double occupancy room during training.


With Pay: $37.23/hr with 65hr guarantee in Training


On CRJ fleet, all soft time (vacation, sick, deadhead, min day credit, training, etc) are paid at CBR (CRJ Base Rate, aka. CRJ 200).
Excargodog is offline  
Old 07-07-2018, 08:49 PM   #5  
Line Holder
 
Joined APC: Jun 2018
Posts: 52
Default

I have to say, I am looking at regionals right now. My first concern is location and SkyWest has always been at the top of my list. BUT, the company is really losing its luster. I am on older guy (49) able to retire from my current flying job, and sharing a hotel room during training is a HUGE no go. I really hope that management there realizes they aren't the only game in town (West Coast) and that the Skywest reputation wont carry them forever.

Good luck to all you current SkyWest drivers! Hope you get the improvements you deserve
saywhat is offline  
Old 07-08-2018, 06:59 AM   #6  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Jul 2008
Posts: 3,358
Default

We have heard it all.. SkyWest is still ran like a 550 count pilot group airline. That should sum it up.. I think there is a glimmer of hope ahead of us.l, with regards to QOL. Will see. But im hearing. No picking up extra block hours from our partners to gelp out the competition that canít suport themselves..
amcnd is offline  
Old 07-08-2018, 07:17 AM   #7  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Jan 2018
Posts: 2,816
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by amcnd View Post
We have heard it all.. SkyWest is still ran like a 550 count pilot group airline. That should sum it up... But im hearing. No picking up extra block hours from our partners to gelp out the competition that canít suport themselves..
Which would be good for all pilots since the demise of regional flying would eventually force the majors to take this flying back and hire the pilots to staff it.
Excargodog is offline  
Old 07-08-2018, 08:18 AM   #8  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Sep 2010
Posts: 2,390
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by amcnd View Post
We have heard it all.. SkyWest is still ran like a 550 count pilot group airline. That should sum it up.. I think there is a glimmer of hope ahead of us.l, with regards to QOL. Will see. But im hearing. No picking up extra block hours from our partners to gelp out the competition that canít suport themselves..
Delta is going to love that.
gojo is offline  
Old 07-08-2018, 08:52 AM   #9  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Aug 2007
Position: Dive and drive
Posts: 289
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Excargodog View Post
Which would be good for all pilots since the demise of regional flying would eventually force the majors to take this flying back and hire the pilots to staff it.
Never happening - will still be cheaper to buy a WO regional and staff that. Itís not just pilot group that costs a lot. Regional airline difference from mainline? Same job, one third the cost all around and when itís time - shut it down open a new one.
flywithjohn is offline  
Old 07-08-2018, 08:53 AM   #10  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Jan 2018
Posts: 2,816
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gojo View Post
Delta is going to love that.
And yet for regional pilots as a group it would be a great thing. A year ago, when Horizon was cutting back flying by 30% because of p/$$-poor management causing them to be short of pilots, the ability of Alaska to shift that flying to Skywest kept Alaska from having to either fix their Horizon management problems or bring the scope back to mainline.

Most of us believe that the system exploits all regional pilots who basically do the same job as the mainline pilots at a third (or less) of the salary. As one of the biggest and lowest paying of the regionals, those pilots working at Skywest tend to hold down pay and benefits for all of us by being willing to do that work for less. But it's more than that. The biggies (OK, Alaska is a relative biggie) can keep their own wholly owned pilots under contro just like Alaska did, by shifting their workload to Skywest to keep Horizon under control.

The whole regional codeshare system is a house of cards, but it is propped up by the ability of the mainline to play one regional against the other.
Excargodog is offline  
 
 
 

 
Post Reply

Tags
hotel, interview, pay, skywest
 



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dissenting LEC votes speak for me CloudSailor FedEx 96 10-17-2015 08:20 AM
Kudos to JetBlue's Pilot Voting Committee! P-3Bubba Major 174 04-23-2014 07:14 AM
ALPA National Restoration Strategy gzsg Major 132 12-07-2013 09:27 PM
From ALPA web board---hold out for more pay? Bill Lumberg Major 61 06-11-2012 11:55 AM
The New Pinnacle... marlonmoneda1 Regional 82 02-13-2011 12:12 PM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:12 AM.