>>>my b.i.l. can hold a A320 captain which is still a better fit than a lousy 737.
I'm happy for him (really), but are you trying to start a Airbus vs. Boeing thread here?
>>>And to answer the other question he is still making more money than the WN
captain and his job security is just fine, United will survive and he will always make more than WN
There are at least some analysts out there who think UAL will eventually convert their Chapter 11 into a 7 and liquidate. Personally, I'd NOT like to see that happen, as many familes would be affected. That said, some of it is out of any of our controls (the lagging economy, renewed terrorism). One of the things you learn in this business is to not use the words "always" or "never" since history (especially in recent years) has a habit of disproving you.
>>>Sad to say because I am not a pro-pilot guy, DL
,AA,UA, all of them will always make more than any pilots at WN
Delta is now trying to wrangle 25%-30% wage cuts from its pilots, along with NWA, so, again, I have to question the "always". AA
have already taken cuts. If the economy stays flat (or gets worse) and the revenue side of the equation is bad/worse, wouldn't that likely mean -additional- cuts?
>>>That is why they are majors and WN
pilots work for a company that will always be low fare. I didn't write the rules.
No, but it ignores the fact that the rules have fundamentally changed. I'm not at all excusing the past actions (or inactions) or outright muck-ups of UA
's managements and arbitrarily blaming high labor costs for -all- of an airline's woes, but many think the previous business model of the network carriers has been permanently compromised.
>>>Another thing is very few pilots ever apply to WN
first, they are ALWAYS a backup in case the majors don't hire them. WN
Is never a first choice unless your family or friends already work for them.
"Always" again. I'd suggest (as I don't know for sure, since I'm not working in Personnel) that many folks apply to SWA -first- so as to avoid the instability associated with the industry at-large, and not subjecting their families to it. Having family/friends already working for SWA can help one in their own quest to get on here, but it's not an impossibility if one doesn't have them.
>>>Dont kill the messanger, but not like you didnt already know this.
Likewise, I'm sure. It's obvious we have different perspectives on all this, and you seem fairly set in yours. All I'm suggesting to you is that not everything is as clear cut, or set-in-stone as you seem to believe it is.
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