I've been at World almost 11 years now and can say that it is really an experience. It's like no other airline in the world, literally. Only World can say that it's already been to KBL
. Most of our operation is for AMC, Air Mobility Command. We have 1 MD
-11 that operates 3x week from LAX
to Japan, Okinawa and Korea. We have 1 DC-10-30 the operate 3x week out of NGU to the Med region. We have 1 MD
-11 that operates R&R missions for the military from KWI to ATL
and back every other day. Another 3 MD
-11's operate what is called expansion flying. On these we will go to any number of bases here in the states and take entire groups of troops off to KWI and then bring back the ones who have finished their tour of duty. Still another MD
-11 is wet-leased to an outfit called Sonair. They are the national airline of Angola. This a/c is specially outfitted in a 113 F config with the first 12 seats in their own compartment with sleeper beds. This a/c flies twice a week from IAH
and once a week from IAH
to SSG. Our passengers are oil workers on the rigs off the coasts of Angola and Equitorial Guinea who spend 4 weeks on the rigs and then 2 weeks home.
We have 3 MD
-11F's that fly on wet-leases for China Air, EVA Air and Menlo Worldwide. At the present time all 3 are flying from the far east 9HKG, TPE
) back to the states3 x week. Our 2 DC-10F's are flying for Menlo as well, 1 operating 5 x week DAY
and the other 5x week DAY
If you want to see the world, this is the place to be. You never know where your going to end up. Just as a comparison, I spent 29 years with Pan Am and can say that World operates to 70% more cities than Pan Am ever did. As for hiring and furloughing, that does not really happen here to much, especially over the past 2 years. We are one of the few airlines that has been making a profit and do not see any down turn in business for the near future. We will be taking delivery of more MD
-11F's this winter and they are already scheduled to be flying the Orient.
Hope this gives a little enlightenment. This is a 56 year old airline that is a blast to work for.