Re: Continental want-ad: LOW PAY!

From:         cherkas@crl.com (Brian Cherkas)
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Date:         02 Jun 94 00:09:38 
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In article <airliners.1994.1287@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
drchambe@tekig5.pen.tek.com (Dennis Chamberlin) wrote:

> Do other carriers require their flight crews to pay for even part of their 
> training?

The only major airline I know that "sort of" makes their pilots pay for
training is Southwest. In order to be hired from Southwest, a pilot needs
to be rated on the aircraft that Southwest flies. Many, if not a majority
of Southwest's pilots pay nearly $10,000 to get rated in a 737. This
doesn't guarantee an interview nor a job - but it is a requirement to be
hired.

What does a new-hire pilot then do at Southwest? - go back to school for
training in the same aircraft all over again.

 


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