|Quoting Airzim (Reply 75):|
OMG, I am laughing so hard right now I'm crying. That has got to be the all time worst rebuttal I have ever seen in my life.
"and I had to walk everyday, uphill, in the snow, both ways, to make it to flight school so that I could fly 40 hours a month making over $200,000 a year. Good lord get over yourself. Some of us have worked just as hard in whatever our chosen profession. Sympathy for RJ pilots, you've got to be kidding. Didn't realize they were foreced to work there.
I know I don't have many fans on here. I could really care less. I pointing out BS where I see it. Worldtravler is Singapore_Air without the silk sarong. He's so full of crap I just can't help pointing it out. And yet Pollyanna continues to come out to play and talks about DL's upcoming world domimation. I have never said DL should go away. Quite the opposite. I'm all about the reality check.
You are an idiot, and a rude one at that. If you knew how to ADD
or maybe even knew what pilots make, you would know that FEW pilots even touch 200,000, and they certainly don't after taxes.
My father is a 28 year, 777 captain at UA
and he doesn't make 200k after flying 90 hours a month.
Pilots have all paid their dues, and MCDU is spot on.
If you point out BS
where you see it, your arm must hurt if you look at yourself in the mirror for more than 2 minutes. YOU need to get over yourself. All MCDU said was that he likes to answer operational questions and help customers. He posted in an extremely respectful and eloquent manner, and you come back with this. Grow up.
For your information, I am in flight school right now, flying 4 times a week in the 100 degree weather. Turbulence is aweful and I come out of the aircraft soaked with sweat. However, I love it.
I am dropping 40K for my flight ratings so I can be a flight instructer for 18 months making $14 an hour bouncing around in a 172.
Then I get to go to a regional and provided I don't wash out of training, I will make roughly $22 dollars a flight hour my first year. Big dollars right? I will make as much as an assistant manager at McDonalds and net about 19K.
Then after I upgrade to captain, I will get to go fight for a job with the majors. If I get the phone call, my first year FO pay at a carrier like UA
will be about $35 a flight hour, a far cry from the 200K you are talking about.
Provided I don't do something stupid or develop a medical problem I will get to upgrade to A320 captain after about 8-9 years assuming there is decent growth/turnover. I will then be making $126 a flight hour and will net about $80,000 because you cannot fly more than 1,000 hours a year, and 80 a month is busy, and I will be home about 12-15 days a month, and I will be working every holiday because of my relatively low senority.
After about 23-25 years with the company, provided they havent filed liquidated, I will be able to upgrade to 777 captain and will fly about 80 hours a month,netting about 130-140K, which is 70,000 dollars short of your 200k figure.
Oh, I have to retire at 60 too.
The point of this little exercize is to show you how uninformed and full of crap you are. MCDU might be eloquent and nice, but I'm not. You have been spouting off and insulting people while throwing out grossly inflated salary numbers.
Go back to playing flight sim 2005, with your thrift store captains hat.
It is always darkest before the sun comes up.