It is at least logical that airlines should pay for the training of their new pilots. This could be done through a national air academy program, jointly funded by all airlines (and perhaps also by a military ROTC type program).
You and the OP sound like Franco/Deutsch/Sino communists. Why does the government have to train (or subsidize training) of airline pilots? Why does the government need to tell carriers what aircraft to fly? Why does the government have to abrogate a long-standing right of pilots to union representation and market settlement of pay? Where's the evidence of market failure? - people still fly at historically low fares.
If the pay/training cost model doesn't work, fewer prospective pilots will self-fund and wages will go up. If regional carrier pilot unions want to fund education and training (classes, or hiring bonuses), they're welcome to do that. Regional carrier wages aren't higher, and regional carriers aren't growing rapidly, because mainline pilot agreements are a cap on RJ wage/benefit inflation -- carriers can just fly mainline instead. A decade ago regional carriers were a cap on mainline growth - United retired a bunch of 737s and had regionals do the flying (or shrink ASMs). These are examples of competition and market adjustment. Welcome to the U.S.A.
Thank you, you have made my day
I don't need to be welcomed to the USA, I was born here 79 years ago (next month). Color me true blue, America first (in many ways), life-long Conservative Republican (when Conservative really meant conservative). Not a McCarthy-type though, which you kinda sound like.
Heaven forbid, I said nothing about telling airlines what to fly, abrogating union rights or dictating pay scales (although setting minimum
pay standards might
be a good thing).
Did you notice the parentheses around "(and perhaps also by a military ROTC type program)"? Perhaps? Just a suggestion, might be a cheaper way to train military transport pilots and maintain a healthy reserve component of them.
The evidence of market failure is the supposed pilot shortage (current or projected) in the USA. That could easily be solved with special visas/green cards, but being an America first person, I think we ought to solve the problem using US citizens.
Another evidence of market failure is in the race to the bottom, where stockholders-first, screw-the-passenger mentality brings lower than practical fares at the cost of passenger comfort and the fair treatment of employees (generally speaking, and not by all airlines, nor of all employees).
Intelligent conversation doesn't require inanities such as "You and the OP sound like Franco/Deutsch/Sino communists".
Have a nice day.
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