|Quoting lexkid12300 (Thread starter):|
Does anyone know how Delta will be selecting their pilots for the B717 once they're put into service on Sept 19th? Will they put their current pilots through training or will they hire new crews?
I highly doubt that any of the AirTran B717 pilots are going to leave Southwest, but there might be B717 pilots out there that refuse to switch to the B737. Would Delta hire crews that are current on the 717?
According to Delta's pay scale, pilots of the B717 and DC9-51 are scheduled to receive the same rate. Could Delta be training their DC9 crews to fly the 717? It just seems odd since the DC9 has VERY little cockpit/systems commonality with the B717. Unless Delta still employs pilots trained on the MD-11, i doubt any of their crews could fly the B717 without a lot of training.
What are your thoughts?
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