GalaxyFlyer wrote:DL’s Pilot cost per block hour flown was $1239 in 2019, 2.6 times their 2007 cost. Just sayin’.
And many pilots made more than half a million last year...while other employees in other groups took unpaid time off. The pilots said they couldn't/wouldn't do that. Other have posted on various forums about how the compensation in the profession has fallen since the 70s and 80s but that doesn't seem to be true. Perhaos it just depends on the airline and your position on tbe seniority list?
All I've seen over the last 20 years is the lowering of standards. Didn't Delta used to require 20/20 uncorrected vision? Just because they could? Maybe I am mistaken?
Finally, Delta pilot costs and utilization have always been affected (costs high utilization low) by the number of fleet types. That's already improved and should only get better as most 321s show up.