For the Compass and GoJet pilots

broncoav8r

Well-Known Member
Although, to be fair, I think there is something to be said for the theory that mainlines are consolidating small lift providers to get a better handle on the pilot staffing problem.
The mothership doesn’t care about regional staffing like you might think. Yes it’s an issue from a “feed the hub” standpoint, but that’s about it.

The real reason to consolidate regionals? Control the customer product and experience. Passenger X of Y doesn’t recognize that when something goes wrong that they are on GoJet or Skywest. They see whatever logo is painted on the side.

Yes consolidating regional feed has other economy of scale benefits, but make no mistake, it’s about one thing, and one thing only, everything else is bonus.
 

QXDX

Well-Known Member
The mothership doesn’t care about regional staffing like you might think. Yes it’s an issue from a “feed the hub” standpoint, but that’s about it.

The real reason to consolidate regionals? Control the customer product and experience. Passenger X of Y doesn’t recognize that when something goes wrong that they are on GoJet or Skywest. They see whatever logo is painted on the side.

Yes consolidating regional feed has other economy of scale benefits, but make no mistake, it’s about one thing, and one thing only, everything else is bonus.
I don't disagree. Mainlines are always focused on controlling the customer experience. It just so happens that, in this time and place, that means addressing the crew shortage problem.
 
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Roger Roger

Paid to sleep, fly for fun
I don't disagree. Mainlines are always focused on controlling the customer experience. It just so happens that, in this time and place, that means addressing the crew shortage problem.
This is extremely from the outside looking in, but I only see one Air Line of the big 3 that genuinely seems to put their money where their mouth is on customer experience. The other two seem to pay lip service to it while focusing more on how they can hit some arbitrary quarterly financial goals.
 

n156499000

Titanius Anglesmith
This is extremely from the outside looking in, but I only see one Air Line of the big 3 that genuinely seems to put their money where their mouth is on customer experience. The other two seem to pay lip service to it while focusing more on how they can hit some arbitrary quarterly financial goals.
From the inside flying on behalf of all three, it’s a pretty accurate description.
 

Beefy McGee

Well-Known Member
That’s for after you get the good job. Believe me I subscribe to the work and go home, but I think at min someone in a flow through should have to upgrade if the opportunity presents it self before they can move up.
It already has that condition. You have to be a captain for two years, and in good standing (no letters etc) for the final 24 months before your flow.
 

Acrofox

All fox
I'm pretty sure you can hold that "other" airplane now, too, even in SFO.
The “other” airplane almost exclusively flies 25-leg 4-day trips that credit 17-19 hours, with 9-10 days off per month. I’ll never be qualified to move “up” to a major, so can you tell me why I should drive myself to an early grave with stress and exhaustion? With that said, I am gently considering upgrading to the CRJ to ATL and moving with my family back near my parents in Florida. I'd be 30% CRJ CA there, but looking at the line awards of those around my seniority, it's all 10-11 days off, can't drop anything ever. Throw in all the creative "interpreting" going on lately, and I'm pretty meh on the whole thing. LGA as a commute looks like an unmitigated nightmare.

Are you implying that I have a responsibility to upgrade? If so, to whom? To me? To the airline? To aviation as a whole?

-Fox
 
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