when you post online it is easy to track what you say. fortunately, for my credibility and unfortunately for the comair pilot's careers this is just as i predicted in previous posts.
NEW YORK, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Skywest Inc. (SKYW.O: Quote, Profile, Research) said on Tuesday that Delta Air Lines Inc. (DALRQ.PK: Quote, Profile, Research) had picked it to fly 12 regional jets that were earlier operated by Delta subsidiary Comair.
The company said the aircraft will serve markets from Delta's hub in Cincinnati and will begin to transition to SkyWest in February.
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my guess is the 12 jets will be 70 seaters. this means 60 to 70 of the best paying jobs at comair are going away. those pilots will down bid to 50 seaters and take a big cut. the rest of the 70 seaters will soon be gone also. comair pilots have been given bad advice from their leadership.
if the usairways buyout of delta is successful( and i DON"T think it will be), comair will be gone.
again, my suggestion for aspiring pilots is go for growth, not wages. upgrade and then try and get one of the good jobs, they are still out there.
To add to what you said about Pilots, your statement is very true indeed but by the end of 2007 a lot of regional pilots will either be moving to majors or LCC's because ther Majors are pretty much at the end of recall cycle and will be needing fresh faces. I know United for one is recalling because of international expansion that uses so many more flight crews it seems. Once all the Majors have recalled I guess by july of 2007 it's going to be open season on hiring new pilots to tha majors followed by recalling more mechanics and so on. And this is aside from new Carriers like Nortwest's Compass, Virgin America, Skybus and others. the times, they are a changing..
i agree, the furlough cycle is ending and hiring may begin. now, which regional pilot is going to get hired, the 5 year rj pilot with 3 years of pic time making market wages or the 5 comair f/o with top of the industry pay?