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Virgin America Starts Hiring Pilots!  
User currently offlineThepilot730 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 78 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3187 times:

Just went to planejobs.com and noticed that Virgin America has posted job openings for A-320 pilots. Interviews will begin on March 1 and it states that the crew bases will be at SFO. Also states that they will begin hiring 100 pilots. Here is the link, but I don't know if it will work since it is a paid site.


http://www.planejobs.com/jobpostingdetail.cfm?jobpostingnumber=14645


Looks like they might begin service very soon!

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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3135 times:

Quoting Thepilot730 (Thread starter):
Looks like they might begin service very soon!

They still do not have an operating certificate.......



You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3080 times:

Link doesn't work..you have to login to see.

We don't even know if this airline can/will get off the ground yet...someone please stop the foreign ownership.

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineTimboflier215 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1322 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2963 times:

Quoting DeltaGuy (Reply 2):
someone please stop the foreign ownership.

 confused  i thought that it wasnt foreign owned, but just using the virgin brand????


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2877 times:

Quoting DeltaGuy (Reply 2):

We don't even know if this airline can/will get off the ground yet...someone please stop the foreign ownership.

Branson/The Virgin Group will take the maximum ownership stake that is currently allowed by the Federal Government. The airline industry is the only industry in America that still has such a restrictive foreign ownership rule. We've got railroads owned by Canadian firms, we've got shipping lines owned by foreign corporations, why is the government so afraid of letting the airline industry have similar allowances?


User currently offlineVgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1513 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2518 times:

Quoting DeltaGuy (Reply 2):
We don't even know if this airline can/will get off the ground yet...someone please stop the foreign ownership.

Someone's afraid that a modern branded airline might actually enter the US market with a decent product, and force some of our current carriers to actually provide better service.



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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2500 times:

Quoting VgnAtl747 (Reply 5):
Someone's afraid that a modern branded airline might actually enter the US market with a decent product, and force some of our current carriers to actually provide better service.

So? whats wrong with that? Its about dammed time someone whips this industry into shape.



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User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2488 times:

Quoting DeltaGuy (Reply 2):
someone please stop the foreign ownership

I can't stand crap like this. Virgin America will benefit thousands of Americans. Period.


User currently offlineN908AW From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 922 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2465 times:

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 4):
Branson/The Virgin Group will take the maximum ownership stake that is currently allowed by the Federal Government.

Actually from an AW&ST interview with the VA CEO (name escapes me...I hate mornings), he said Branson and Co only had a 25% stake in it.



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User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2418 times:

And I'll just bet NW and USAirways pilots are getting mail about coming to work for Virgin-Amer.
safe



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User currently offline727forever From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 793 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2351 times:

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 4):
Branson/The Virgin Group will take the maximum ownership stake that is currently allowed by the Federal Government. The airline industry is the only industry in America that still has such a restrictive foreign ownership rule. We've got railroads owned by Canadian firms, we've got shipping lines owned by foreign corporations, why is the government so afraid of letting the airline industry have similar allowances?

A is one significant difference between an airline and the other industries that you mention. Airlines must participate in the Civil Reserve Air Fleet program. This is a program that allows the U.S. military to contract the use of U.S. Airliners to transport troops and supplies during a time of war. Let's suppose that we allow foreign ownership to take place. If we allow it for one we have to allow it for all. So if say Iran, North Korea, and Syria want to buy/start an U.S. airline they could. All are "axis of evil" partners (not getting political here just using G.W.s enemies as an example). Now lets say that they bring in their own crews and totally undercut all the other airlines and take control of the U.S. airline industry. How likely do think it will be that they will allow their airplanes to be used in the CRAF program when G.W. Bush decides bring the War on Terrorism to them?

Before everyone gets all excited about Virgin America and quits their current jobs to go be part of the new team, find out what you'd be getting yourself into.

1. What do they plan to pay you? SFO is a very expensive place to live, hope it's better than poverty RJ wages.
2. What are the schedules going to be like?
3. What kind of Retirement/Insurance is going to be offered?

I know I'm going to get flamed for my thoughts here, but these are all valid questions to ask. Branson and now his new "mini me" Don Carty have horrible pasts with regards to employee relationships.

It's great to be excited about a new airline, but this one stinks.

727forever



727forever
User currently offlineVgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1513 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2301 times:

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 6):
So? whats wrong with that? Its about dammed time someone whips this industry into shape.

That's my point... I was referring to DeltaGuy's comment... I completely agree with RJpieces.

Quoting N908AW (Reply 8):
Actually from an AW&ST interview with the VA CEO (name escapes me...I hate mornings), he said Branson and Co only had a 25% stake in it.

CEO is Fred Reid.



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