My gripe with this program is that SAPA and the company (same thing, I know) sold the lowball pay package as a requirement to stay competative and preached that there was no more money available to offer the pilots. Well, just a few short months later they decide that they've found more money to pay pilots a premium that aren't even on property yet as a recruitment tool. It's a bandaid to their stafffing issue and further reduces any pilot shortage leverage that the pilot group may have currently or in the future (keeping in mind the pay package was a 5 year deal). If the pilot group would have gotten the pay rates and annual percentage increases they deserve in the latest 5 year deal, I think Soft Landings would be a different animal. At the end of the day, the SAPA and Managment team will do whatever they please and the pilot group will continue to feel like it is their responsiblity to keep the airline properly staffed.