SWADawg wrote:Sooner787 wrote:If there is a cliffhanger with the Max program , it involves the launch customer Southwest.
Will the WN pilots approve a new contract to cover the new birds coming on property
by next summer?
That's completely up to WN Management. If they agree to a market rate contract within the next few months then yes. If not, those MAX's will remain parked up in Renton until they do.
Can you explain this? There is NO market for 737-MAX pilots yet, and I understood that Southwest was offering about the same as other airlines.
"The proposed contract would give a Southwest pilot with a 12-year service a pay of $249.82 per hour compared to $234.67 at American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) and $245.80 per hour at United Continental. In addition, under the proposed contract, a 12-year first-officer at Southwest would make $174.87 an hour in 2016 under the proposal, compared with $167.89 at United, $160.28 at American"
Of course there are benefits differences too, but they seem to be in the neighborhood.