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Old 09-03-2018, 08:00 PM   #11  
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I never knew what a "non pilot" was unti l met an airline captain. I think it tells much about the mindset of the group. Who thought up a system that provided so well for rich kids? Free training, guaranteed flow into a major, and Cadillac/month wages for mearly showing up and doing what you were told! Obviously I didn't get that deal LOL!
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Old 09-03-2018, 08:36 PM   #12  
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Where did you come up that bit of nonsense?

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Old 09-03-2018, 10:11 PM   #13  
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This is what I hear from everyone I have ever met that doesn't fly. They really think all pilots are trained in the military and are gifted a Caddy/mo, all on the taxpayers dime. Of course there was/is a kernel of truth to this but we know it's relatively rare anymore. The term "non-pilot" is usually reserved for folks within the industry.
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Old 09-08-2018, 03:46 PM   #14  
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So why would I tolerate some other guy with similar total flight time popping in just ahead of me in seniority? Partly because I'm not a petty childish douchebag but mostly because on a large scale this strengthens the unions' side across the industry while also rewarding honest companies. If company Y negotiates real sweet contracts and they needs some pilots, while company X does all sorts of horrible mean nasty stuff when it comes to wages, then some of those pilots can leave X and come on over to Y. At this stage Y is gaining proven experienced pilots and company X is loosing pilots so can't service all of its routes, which leaves room for Y to expand service and add yet more pilot jobs under a good contract and agreeable management.

Just win win all around from my angle.[/QUOTE]

Why would anyone welcome a new hire that is senior to them?
This has a huge career and quality of life impact. It would actually add to the problems within the pilot group itself.
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