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SQ A380 Captain's Salary -"Disappointing"!  
User currently offline747Dreamlifter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 57926 times:

Ever wondered what a Captain flying the world's largest passenger aircraft gets paid ??? Well, I just happen to have the answer to share with you. After two hours of researching, compiling, re-calculating and 3 cups of coffee later, I came up with these figures...."I was disappointed....expected a lot more"!

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*Picture on the left is Singapore Airlines senior pilot-Captain Robert Ting who flew SQ's first A380 from Toulouse to Changi and commanded the first revenue flight to Sydney.

Singapore Airlines Senior Captain flying an A380 earns a base salary of (US)$10,855 per month. This is $458 more than a captain that's piloting their 747 aircraft. A First Officer on the A380 earns $351 more than his counter-part on the 747.

Back in May 07, Singapore Airlines tried to end the pay disparity on different wide-body types to facilitate pilot transition to all aircraft within their fleet. However opposition by Singapore's ALPA (Airline Pilots Association) blocked that move and won a court injunction in their favor through arbitration. The pilots union was also trying to seek a monthly salary range of (US)$8,618 to $14,220 for A380 Captains based on longevity.

Singapore Airlines still contends that it is difficult to have pilots on their 747 switch to the Triple-7s because their base pay is lower.

Also back in May, ALPA-Singapore union argued that pilots flying larger aircrafts have the added responsibilities of greater passenger capacity and should be paid more. SIA disagreed, saying that due to advances in technology, flying the A380 is no more difficult than other aircrafts in their fleet.

Singapore Airlines is Asia's most profitable air carrier.....It posted a net profit of (US)$1.7 billion in fiscal year ending March 31, 2007.

So....What how much does Captain Ting earns??
Singapore Airlines
Base salary: $10,855.00 / month (also SQ salary cap**) ---because he's a senior pilot.
Max flying hours: 60 /month
Hourly pay: $180.91
** Captain Ting has been flying for SQ over 20 years and has flown every wide-body type in their fleet.

Let's compare Captain Ting's A380 salary to that of a United Airlines captain who commands a 747-400 after only 11 years with UA.
Base salary: $11,960.00 / month
Max flying hours 65 /month (also minimum guarantee)
Hourly pay: $184.00

Now lets compare these two with a Qantas Airways captain who also commands a 747-400 after 11 years with QF.
Base salary: $11,520.00
Max flying hours: 65
Hourly pay: $177.24

***All figures were converted into US$
US$ 1 = S$1.451
US$ 1 = $0.86041 AUS

I am certain the A380 pilots will be on the bargaining table as more Super Jumbos are received in 2008.

Cheers.  Smile

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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13742 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 57895 times:

Singapore Airlines pilots and cabin crew also get allowances which I believe are tax-free and these can add up to a few thousand Singapore Dollars (S$) too. This needs to be factored in.

Singapore Airlines' staff are not as well paid in absolute terms compared to certain other airlines as you demonstrated above. Nevertheless, this is necessary to ensure that the controllable expenditure items are managed as best as they can to ensure a low unit cost. While Singapore Airlines' unit cost is low, unfortunately there are competitiors that have lower unit cost. Furthermore, apart from perhaps the lastest financial year, Singapore Airlines has not been earning its cost of capital despite stellar profits.



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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9607 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 57869 times:

How is a salary over $120,000 disappointing? Just because the A380 is the biggest plane, that doesn't mean that they should get paid higher than every other pilot in the world. They deserve high pay, but comparing them to QF and UA is difficult. The airlines operate in different parts of the world. Costs of living vary greatly. Airline financial conditions vary too. It's really hard to compare people with similar jobs but living in different continents.

It's interesting to see SQ fighting to get all widebody pilots the same wage. Some airlines have many brackets and some have fewer.

United is one of your examples, and I believe they have the 777 and 747 at the same pay rate.

[Edited 2007-12-18 12:08:34]


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User currently offlineIncitatus From Brazil, joined Feb 2005, 4009 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 57715 times:



Quoting 747Dreamlifter (Thread starter):
re-calculating and 3 cups of coffee later,

Not enough cups it seems.

Quoting 747Dreamlifter (Thread starter):
Let's compare Captain Ting's A380 salary to that of a United Airlines captain who commands a 747-400 after only 11 years with UA.

United's most junior captain was hired in 1997 and flies a 737. That is where 11 years with UA takes a pilot to. His salary is no more than 103k per year (hourly pay $133).



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User currently offlineVincewy From Taiwan, joined Oct 2005, 767 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 57681 times:

Also cost of living, income tax rates, and benefits can be different, you can't gauge the salaries in absolute dollar terms. I know it costs a lot more to live in Sydney than Singapore.

User currently offlineSkyTeamTriStar From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 390 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 57607 times:



Quoting 747Dreamlifter (Thread starter):
Singapore Airlines Senior Captain flying an A380 earns a base salary of (US)$10,855 per month.

Is this type of income the same as living in poverty, even while living in Singapore? IDK?? Curiosity strikes me.


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21511 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 57553 times:

The ALPA argument that an A380 is "more responsibility" than a 747 has always struck me as silly. It insults 747 pilots, and somehow implies that an A380 has to work harder not to purposely kill more people than another pilot, as if those who fly a 747 or A320 for that matter are more likely to carelessly fly into a mountain because their plane is smaller...


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User currently offlineFuturecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 57533 times:

What is the cost of living in Singapore or wherever Captain Ting calls home?

Also, if everyone works the minimum hours Captain Ting ends up working 5 hours less than his counterparts it seems. If Mr. Ting would like an extra 5 hours a month to work his pay would end up right in the middle of Qantas and United. I'd bet, seeing as he is still making over 130K a year, he will take the extra 5 hours at home rather than working.


User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3099 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 57449 times:



Quoting 747Dreamlifter (Thread starter):
Let's compare Captain Ting's A380 salary to that of a United Airlines captain who commands a 747-400 after only 11 years with UA.

You're not comparing apples to apples....as already pointed out by others, the cost of living varies from country to country.....the SQ pilots may actually live a better life than the ones in QF or UA, due to the fact that Singapore is probably cheaper when compared to Australia or the US.....

Take the example of AI pilots flying 744's....while I do not have the actual figures in US$, I'm sure it would work out to less than the corresponding figures for SQ, QF or UA, or at best, on par.....however, due to the lower cost of living in India, senior pilots are usually a very well off section of society....so, you need to take that into consideration when making such comparisons.....


User currently offlineAnonms From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 619 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 57027 times:

Isn't the cost of living in Singapore lower than it is in the US? I don't understand why people feel the need to compare wages like this, especially when forgetting other factors.


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User currently offlineAerohottie From Australia, joined Mar 2004, 801 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 56871 times:

Well I wouldn't mind earning over $120,000 a year while only working 15 hours a week. I'll stick to my thoughts prior to reading this thread... "Pilots are overpaid for the job they do, and the market they work in".


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User currently offlinePU752 From Uruguay, joined Mar 2005, 584 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 56772 times:

Money isn't always the first thing when it comes to do what you love the most, and imagine flying the A380, so I wouldn't mind earning half of SQ salary to fly the A380 Big grin ........ most of the times you say YES to accept a job as an airline pilot before you know how much you're going to be paid.

User currently offlineBucky707 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1028 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 56773 times:



Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 6):
The ALPA argument that an A380 is "more responsibility" than a 747 has always struck me as silly.

so, taken to the extreme, I take it you don't think a 747 captain should be paid more than an RJ50 captain?

Quoting Aerohottie (Reply 10):
Well I wouldn't mind earning over $120,000 a year while only working 15 hours a week

I've yet to meet the airline pilot who only works 15 hours a week.


User currently offlineQslinger From India, joined Apr 2006, 259 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 56706 times:

Yes, comparatively, Cptn Ting is getting paid more than his counterparts. Cost of living, taxes etc are far less in Singapore than US or maybe Oz. Never the less, I think SQ is right on this one, flying a 380 is no difference than flying other widebodies cos the technology has improved a lot. Now someone flying those older 747's like -100,200,300 should definitly get paid more cos the lack of modern tech in the flight deck...my  twocents 


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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 14, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 56660 times:
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Quoting Vincewy (Reply 4):
you can't gauge the salaries in absolute dollar terms.

Indeed. I'd take the pay cut to work in an airline that will actually avoid bankruptcy and honor retirement benefits...  Wink

Quoting Aerohottie (Reply 10):
I'll stick to my thoughts prior to reading this thread... "Pilots are overpaid for the job they do, and the market they work in"

A wise man once said "Pilots aren't paid what they're worth, they're paid what they negotiate."

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User currently offlineCoal From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2020 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 56637 times:



Quoting Anonms (Reply 9):
Isn't the cost of living in Singapore lower than it is in the US? I don't understand why people feel the need to compare wages like this, especially when forgetting other factors.

Depends what you are comparing. Food can be dirt cheap and you can get a nice local meal at a hawker center for S$5, or you can go to a steak house or italian restaurant and pay S$500. Alcohol and cigarrettes are ridiculously expensive, due to the taxes. As an expat, you cannot live in an HDB (public housing), so be ready to shell out at least S$5,000 per month for rent, S$6,500 if you want a half-decent place located relatively close to the CBD, and about S$8,000 per month if you want a balcony. Oh, and make sure you live close to the office, a supermarket, the shops, and the nightlife, because entry-level cars like the Dodge Caliber (I use this as an example because I recently enquired about the price) is around S$95,000.

Please convert to US$ using US$1 = S$1.45 exchange rate.

Cheers
Coal



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User currently offlineCoal From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2020 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 56618 times:

Two other points I forgot to make:

Yes, taxes are much lower in the US, but if you're a US Citizen, you're screwed anyway, since you will have to pay taxes in Singapore and the US. Unless you can cut a deal with the company you work for  devil 

Also, contrary to what most people thing, clothing and electronics are not necessarily cheaper in Singapore compared to the US.

Anyway, continue A380 pay discussion.

Cheers
Coal



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User currently offlineCoal From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2020 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 56604 times:

Sorry, but just thought of one more thing.

Captain Ting, being Singaporean, can live in an HDB flat (public housing - don't sneer, some of them are really nice bldgs!), so he probably saves a lot right there. Not sure if this is the case for some of the pilots that are expats as well.

Cheers
Coal



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User currently offlineSSTsomeday From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 1276 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 56528 times:



Quoting 747Dreamlifter (Thread starter):
Super Jumbos

Ready for a non-sequitor...?

I cringe when I hear this term.

Did you know that the name "jumbo" was a derogatory term originally coined by the PRESS be because of concerns that the 747 was stubby looking and would cause airport congestion? Boeing and the airlines did not WANT anybody calling it that, but the term stuck, and as the A/C proved itself and opened up flying to the masses, "jumbo jet" became a term of endearment.

For 380 fans to push the term "Super Jumbo" implies "inferiority complex" to me, perhaps because of the 380 delay, and talk of it never being profitable in a niche market etc. etc. All that remains to be seen.

It's a remarkable airplane. But I beg you, let he A/C establish it's territory and let's it's eventual reputation speak for itself. Nick names are not supposed to be effusive; because then they reek of insincerity.

I give you "Mad Dog," "Spruce Goose," "DC-Late," etc.

It's like naming an airport after a president who isn't dead yet... It's pretentious.

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User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5173 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 56528 times:

$130,000USD a year salary is by no means poverty no matter what part of the world you live in.


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User currently offlineEarlyNFF From Germany, joined Sep 2007, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 56500 times:

Quoting Aerohottie (Reply 10):
"Pilots are overpaid for the job they do, and the market they work in".

Aerohottie, looking at your age, I tell you right away: shut up!
You have not the slightest idea, what kind of hardship longhaul flying can be, I have!
"working", in your meaning, only 35 hours a week would have killed me long before retirement.

Quoting Vincewy (Reply 4):
I know it costs a lot more to live in Sydney than Singapore.

Don´t know about SYD, but living in SIN defininitely is not cheap anymore. Properties, renting or buying, rocket high. Food and all the rest: I am dreaming of the seventies!


Concerning salaries: since 1992, my former employer pays same amount for all pilots, regardless of type flown. Only by the years you can earn more, not by shifting type of aircraft. When 737 Cpt. shifts to 744, same pay!

[Edited 2007-12-18 16:09:54]

[Edited 2007-12-18 16:12:38]

User currently offlineBN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5613 posts, RR: 51
Reply 21, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 56385 times:

And a EK A380 pilot???


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User currently offlineTugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5515 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 56274 times:



Quoting Bucky707 (Reply 12):
so, taken to the extreme, I take it you don't think a 747 captain should be paid more than an RJ50 captain?

Strangely I think it is more difficult and dangerous to fly the short haul routes than the long haul routes, more points of failure per day as it were.

Quoting Bucky707 (Reply 12):
I've yet to meet the airline pilot who only works 15 hours a week.

Yes, we all know that a pilot must be away from family and home for an extended period of time to work those "15 hours" but then that is precisely why pilots are paid such a high hourly wage, because they work a much greater amount of time than what is booked. Still there is no way to deny that a pilot can earn a very good living once they reach the mainline carriers. The ones to pity really are the guys that have just started or are in the CFI, Charter, Cargo (low end, not mainline), and RJ's. They work the same hours, have worse schedules, and don't earn nearly as much.

Tug



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User currently offlineKiwiinOz From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 2165 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 56199 times:



Quoting EarlyNFF (Reply 20):
Aerohottie, looking at your age, I tell you right away: shut up!
You have not the slightest idea, what kind of hardship longhaul flying can be, I have!
"working", in your meaning, only 35 hours a week would have killed me long before retirement.

I have to agree

Salary should be a reflection of the level of responsibility and stress that an individual has to endure in their work. Additionally, cost of living, seniority etc will have an impact.

Comparing outside the industry to people with similar levels of responsibility, these figures seem low to me. To be honest, I was under the impression that senior captains of these larger aircraft earn well over US$200K.

If they're on $120K now, what were they on 10 years ago? If we take typical wage inflation it must have only been around $80K?


User currently offlineTugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5515 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 56144 times:

Another thing to look at, as was noted earlier, is what else do the pilots get paid for?
Meals
Rooms (in hub cities as well?)
Heath insurance
Other stipends
Clothing allowance
Stock options
Profit sharing

And then how fast do they earn vacation days, sick etc. There are so many different options to consider that this conversation is severely limited in looking at just hourly pay.

Tug



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25 Post contains images EarlyNFF : if you take the UA example, they earned much more. Times have changed, chapter 11 took its toll on many major leage players, and in addition, the $ w
26 JetSetter629 : I'm sorry but you are comparing apples and oranges...
27 Ikramerica : You said it, not me. You should be paid for your experience and value. Frankly, I don't see how an RJ50 captain is less valuable than a 747 captain,
28 HPAEAA : only thing I want to bring up is that the PPP? I suspect Cost of living in Singapore is less than the US (and historically) comparing to US salaries
29 QantasHeavy : I think the total annual compensation or MOST airline pilots with major carriers is well above what some of the math suggests here. We have come of th
30 ANstar : Unfortunately if that were the case you probably wouldnt be able to afford a seat on that plane... the higher the slary the higher the ticket cost
31 QantasHeavy : Yes ANstar, obviously... it was a figure of speech. Refer to me previous comment on value.
32 Aircanada014 : I think the base salary for captain a month is a bit more? I saw my dad's pay stub and his monthly base pay before tax taking off is 10,000.00 a month
33 Alessandro : So where just talking flying hours, what about the rest are they more workload on a new airliner like the A380, briefings, eductation and technical ou
34 DIA77 : SQ is profitable because they are fiscally responsible where they can be. Labor costs (until this past year when oil prices approached $100/barrel) w
35 Gsosbee : Actually you get an offset on your US taxes for any taxes paid on income earned and paid to another country.
36 BTCCMan : Honestly, I am almost saddened that an SQ A380 captain earns that little - about the same as the on-target earnings of an average enterprise-software
37 Ag92 : From what I have heard, including one who wanted to work with the cabin crew, the pay of SQ is very low, My mother's job is such that she has met thou
38 Max Q : Ah yes,the voices of ignorance such as 'aerohottie' and others always have to chime in ! I don't know many pilots that fly 15 hours a week but if ther
39 PhilSquares : Your numbers and analysis are wrong! I don't kiss and tell but rest assured they are incorrect.
40 KiwiinOz : ?? Have you been sleeping with an A380 captain?
41 Futurecaptain : EK it seems pays salary plus flight time. A 10 year captain on EK gets about $2900 USD per month plus $12.22 per flight hour according to airline pil
42 Pellegrine : Your argument is absolutely ludicrous, but as you say yourself, "you should be paid for your experience and value." In many large companies salaried
43 ChiefSkyHorse : Singapore Airlines is about the Cheapest pay scale around for a pilot. I think you got the Sinapore dollar mixed up with the US Dollar, Cost of living
44 DocPepz : Please note that SIA regularly pays out huge bonuses year after year. For FY 2006/2007, SIA paid out a 6-month bonus to all staff. Excluding the 13th
45 PhilSquares : SQ's pay is composed of several components. First you have your salary, that is a fixed amount and if you don't turn a wheel you get that. Secondly th
46 KiwiinOz : This can't be right. Seems almost impossible. This also seems low, for one of the most profitable airlines in the world
47 QantasHeavy : I don't think you are going to find a 777 captain flying for a big carrier making under $100K US (or anywhere near that). There are base salaries, hou
48 SuseJ772 : People, people, people. Economics 101. Salary is based on how easy it is to replace you. Plane (ha!) and simple. Stress. Level of responsibility. Etc
49 Post contains images SuseJ772 : Come on, Phil, will you just tell me Umm...I am going to assume you don't read Tech/Ops very much. Phil is a captain of a very large jumbo airplane h
50 KiwiinOz : I know, it was the "kiss and tell" reference that I was making fun of.
51 Post contains images B787 : Base salary: $10,855.00 / month (also SQ salary cap**) ---because he's a senior pilot. Max flying hours: 60 /month Plus allowances I guess. I wouldn't
52 LimaNiner : Indeed! I have plenty of friends here in Silicon Valley who work 80+ hours/week for $100-$120k/year, plus stock options, which are the big gamble...
53 Post contains images 747Dreamlifter : "THANK YOU" ....Singapore_Air. I figured there must be some kind on hidden incentives (such as a tax break) or special fringes offered by SQ.....I wo
54 Ag92 : As another guy has said - that CANNOT be true I guess I will believe you, as someone else stated that you are a pilot, but I have always been told th
55 PhilSquares : I never said we were the highest paid. We're certainly not the lowest paid. Just to put things in perspective, if you're on the 744 you are in the hi
56 Post contains images Sebolino : I wouldn't say that 10000 $ a month is a low salary. It's just not what your fantasy told you. Seriously, it's a very good salary. These guys are pilo
57 VH-OJO : Although these figures still seem rather low, keep in mind that at EK your salary is tax-free and your accommodation is provided for, keeping your mo
58 Post contains links DocPepz : Hi Philsquares http://www.iras.gov.sg/ESVPortal/iit...rates+for+resident+individuals.asp Using the working sheet, on a salary of S$270,000, I put in
59 KC135TopBoom : That argument has always been pure BS from pilots. All any pilot has to do is make sure he or she arrives safely, everyone behind them (no matter how
60 Futurecaptain : But pilots only get paid when the aircraft is moving. I assure you pilots work more than 60 hours a month, alot of the time isn't paid though.
61 Post contains images Futurecaptain : I read the salary (or didn't read) wrong. From the Emirates website. Captain salary: $8096 / month USD plus $12.25 USD per flight hour. That makes al
62 Post contains links Joni : Also "superjumbo" for the A380 has been coined, or at least propagated, by the press: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7061164.stm http://www.guar
63 Splitz : Let's take into account COST OF LIVING when it comes to wages (not necessarily pilots but COL everywhere). Is the SALARY comparable to the living stan
64 Splitz : This I do agree with. With the major advancement in avionics and "glass cockpits" the actual crew member workload is SIGNIFICATLY less on "newer" air
65 PhilSquares : I suggest you do a little "homework". As an expat, I get none of those, I have no CPF, nothing! So, I pay a higher rate than what you're telling ever
66 KC135TopBoom : That may work here in the US, but going from one country to a different one it might not work as well.. Don't forget, with the auto-land systems on t
67 DocPepz : Assuming you don't get any of the tax deductions, the tax you pay on S$270,000 will be S$34,200, or $2771 more than a local who would get CPF deducti
68 Hotelmode : I can see how you'd think that with 172 experience but to be honest (having flown all types in airliners) there is little difference in workload betw
69 Hotelmode : Any idea how many runways worldwide you can autoland on and what the reduction in movement rate would do to the number of slots at somewhere like JFK
70 Aerohottie : My age??? last time I checked you didn't need to be in retirement to have a valid "opinion"... in fact that is exactly what I thought this forum was
71 PITrules : Once AGAIN, pilots work more than 15 hours a week. Often we work that much in a day. FAA duty limits are 16 hrs/day, and airlines have no problems sc
72 Splitz : Wow, just wow. Assumption is the mother of all screwups. As a maintainer of Mainline operations for 5 years, and a current ASI for a Certificate Mana
73 PhilSquares : Being too lazy to go back and get your exact wording, let me assure you I make more than the amount you quoted and I pay a higher tax rate. I get non
74 DocPepz : Philsquares If you look at what I said above, I pasted an article from The Straits Times from earlier in the year, with SIA claiming that the salary o
75 Max Q : When you punch in at your office would you think it reasonable that you are not paid for up to 50% of your day, that you would have to perform at your
76 Tugger : Will the "a pilots job is harder than your job" "bashers" please go away? Ummm, yeah lives can be lost if I fall asleep at my PC and I will lose my j
77 BoeingOnFinal : I often find pilots being more defensive than the "ignorant" are offensive. I've often seen compliments been bashed by pilots because everything is t
78 UAL777 : Those are both MINIMUMS. Its closer to 85-95 flight hours per month. At UA, 777 captain currently goes with about 23-25 years seniority. My dad took
79 N1120A : Perhaps not more difficult, but it offers theoretically better profit potential, which means the people flying it should be getting a larger share be
80 Bill142 : One would imagine that SQ is providing accommodation to it's foreign pilots as non-cash benefit. And at the very least subsidising it. One would thin
81 Post contains images MadameConcorde : Having met him before and during the SQ380 inaugural flights I can say that Captain Robert Ting is a very humble, truly nice and most respectable Seni
82 PhilSquares : Please take what SQ management said with a VERY large grain of salt! Remember that was for an arbitration. They (SQ management) are very good at pres
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