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American Airlines job fair

Discussion in 'Airline Pilots' started by AAPalmTree, Oct 22, 2017.

  1. Autothrust Blue

    Autothrust Blue "How can you be so obtuse?"

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    While my friend the Stanford-educated doctor stands to print money, eventually, in her career, I'm not sure I'd go through residency to do it.

    Makes "EM2 FO" look like a vacation.
     
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  2. Soku39

    Soku39 Well-Known Member

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    Well duh, same with my girlfriend, my point is that the suck is 100% guaranteed to end and the juice will be 500% worth the squeeze. While I never expect to print money in aviation, you never know if the suck will end or if it the juice will ever be worth the squeeze.
     
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  3. MikeFavinger

    MikeFavinger Well-Known Member

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    Our Blue FW brothers are... many at least.
     
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  4. Autothrust Blue

    Autothrust Blue "How can you be so obtuse?"

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    Got nothin' for you, then, Holmes.
     
  5. Soku39

    Soku39 Well-Known Member

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    Ha, apples to oranges my man, just musing on how aviation is different from other careers, in response to the if other companies in other industries recruited like certain companies in aviation, they'd never be able to hire anyone post, that's all!
     
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  6. Richman

    Richman Well-Known Member

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    I was a shepherd....
     
  7. Kingairer

    Kingairer Well-Known Member

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    Well that's fine, but I wouldn't let that deter you for a number of reasons. #1 a lot of those types are going to be retiring in the next 5 years or so. #2 most aren't like that. #3 Don't let the few that are stand between you and a nice career.

    Sometimes I think with career choices we let some 'confirmation bias' type situations be the tie breaker when they really shouldn't be.
     
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  8. Derg

    Derg Naval Intelligence, MCRN Staff Member

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  10. learhawkerbe400

    learhawkerbe400 Well-Known Member

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    Girlfriend a dr? Tie that up, become stay at home dad, roll spliffs while kids in school, profit.
     
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  11. Soku39

    Soku39 Well-Known Member

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    Kids!? how about that combined 300 to 400k/year DINK life!?
     
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  12. JordanD

    JordanD Sizeable Member

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    FTFY
     
  13. tizzizzailslf04

    tizzizzailslf04 Well-Known Member

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    Nice! I marched Cavaliers in 2008. Feels like ages ago.
     
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  14. wheelsup

    wheelsup Well-Known Member

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    How so?
     
  15. AAPalmTree

    AAPalmTree Well-Known Member

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    You make it sound like UAL isn’t going to be around. AA may or may not. And some of the LCC’s may end up better than the legacies. It’s a different take than I have. Just curious.
     
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  16. Cherokee_Cruiser

    Cherokee_Cruiser Well-Known Member

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    This career has too many "your mileage may vary" outcomes which are primarily driven by luck and timing. The industry is cyclical with its ups and downs, and you can't control when you're born or when you turn [insert age] looking for an airline job. It's going to be feast or famine. The other aspect is the regional feels like the residency phase and you're looking forward to the attending physician/full fledged doctor phase (legacy/major airline), but it isn't just a 4 yr service requirement for many. Some guys through bad luck/timing just can't get a call at a legacy and have spent 12 yrs (or more) stuck at their regional. Started with 9/11, escalated with Age 65, made worse with the 2008 recession.

    The job itself is super easy. We have lots of help available, people, machines, automation, etc. Once you make it to a legacy/major it's 100k+ for FOs and 200k+ for CAs. Some 300-400k+ as well. The downside of the job is time away from home, and doubly so because of commuting. Airlines folding means all your hard work, commitment, success go down the drain with your seniority number and now you're on the street looking to start all over again at the bottom of another airline's list. That. Is. Brutal. No other professional job has career mobility drawbacks like airline pilots.
     
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    AAPalmTree Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, how so?
     
  18. wheelsup

    wheelsup Well-Known Member

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    Well obviously no one knows the future.

    If I were to guess
    • DL will eventually run AK over and eat into UA's market share on the west coast
    • The ULCC model will expand immensely. I don't know who will end up but both Frontier and Spirit have great business models
    • jetBlue and SWA will continue their growth based on being a value carrier
    • SWA will canabalize AA and UA market share while losing some to the ULCC's
    That being said often times it's the stuff you don't see coming that changes everything.
     
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  19. BigZ

    BigZ Well-Known Member

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    You mean like an alien invasion?


    PS reasonable assessment btw.
     
  20. Cherokee_Cruiser

    Cherokee_Cruiser Well-Known Member

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    When you say run over AK, as in put them out of business or acquire/merge?
     

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