BWIA 772 From Barbados, joined May 2002, 2201 posts, RR: 2 Posted (11 years 11 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 6910 times:
To all airliners.net members what is your aviation dream job and why.
My own is to become CEO of BWIA.
I think that I can make a difference I day dream of building this mini aviation empire in the Caribbean and offer such good service that the airline interms of service is seen in the same light as Singapore, BA, Emirates etc.
ClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4893 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6757 times:
Right now, I'll take anything in the industry, because I desperately want in and to stay in for the rest of my life... it's taken me this long to make the final decision!!
My dream job would be involving the fleet - whether fleet planing, liaising with manufacturers on new types - those kinds of things. That'd be fun - meeting the requirements of the route planners in equipment!!
I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
KEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6733 times:
My home airline, Malaysia Airline is currently not attached to any of the 3 alliances but I'm hoping that they'll join SkyTeam together with their partners KLM/NWA soon.
So my dream job would be to coordinate MH's entry into the alliance and manage the cooperation with other members. I speak some french so hopefully that would ease in dealing with Air France.
p/s - I've just finished my studies, so few weeks back I submitted my application to the airline for a management post (they are looking for fresh grads). I'm so desperate that they'd call me for an interview!!!
StevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 11 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6678 times:
Some of you might think I'm an idiot for this, but I would love to become the CEO of United Airlines. I know the problems they have, but I just love this airline too much
Fellow idiots unite! Actually, I'm with you...I've thought that on more than one occaision, and seeing Stephen Wolf talk in PDX in 1990 inspired me. That and that huge mansion he owns near Middleburg, VA...
After Jim Goodwin left, and the executive search began to replace him, I thought about sending in a resume just for shits and giggles, I mean...United NEEDS DESPERATELY a management team made up of folks who really believe in the airline and want to see it succeed. I'm one of them.
Who cares what someone else says? If your goal is to become CEO of UAL, go for it! Just get in line behind me!
As for me, I'd be happy being CEO or CFO....but I'd also LOVE to be able to fly, especially 777 or 767. I'd be happy being based out of IAD and living in Steve Wolf's old place... www.thomas-talbot.com It's the Rock Hill estate...only $12m
ATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2559 posts, RR: 34
Reply 18, posted (11 years 11 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6570 times:
I would like to fly 737-200's for Alaska Airlines. None of this wide body electronic crap. Flying short hops into 4000 ft gravel strips just sounds like the most awesome job on earth. Id be just as happy to fly a Beaver/Otter/Twin Otter for promech air though
EddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 8102 posts, RR: 41
Reply 20, posted (11 years 11 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6541 times:
I don't want to be an employee or officer of an airline or aviation-related company, but I would love to be retained as outside counsel to AeroMexico after its sale by CINTRA to private investors. I would negotiate the leases and purchases of aircraft, codeshare agreements, loan agreements, etcetera; represent the company in offerings of bonds in Mexico and abroad; design the corporate governance policy of the company; advise it in connection with its regulatory matters (i.e., civil aviation, antitrust, etc.); be the Secretary of the Board of Directors, take care of the corporate books of the company and make the calls for Shareholders' Meetings; maybe lead the team of law firms that would advise it in its acquisition of a healthy, smaller airline in South America or elsewhere; and, the cherry on the cake, take it public in the Mexican Stock Exchange, the Latibex and in New York (through an offer of ADR's). The only thing I won't do is advise it in connection with its collective bargaining agreements with the unions.
CRJ'sRule From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 62 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (11 years 11 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6456 times:
As much as this makes me despised in the current economic world, I think it would be neat to be an airline analyst for an Investment Bank/Securities Firm. This way, you could see all the current trends of the industry and, from the M&A point of view, you could get involved with the deals that they do. And just so you know, just because I like this stuff does in no way mean that I approve of Carl Icahn or Frank Lorenzo (or even Gordon Gekko in Wall Street who tried to liquidate that airline Charlie Sheens dad worked for). I seriously would want to do good.