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World pilot shortage raises big safety concernsThe aviation industry is facing its worst pilot shortage ever, forcing airlines to schedule pilots to their max. Recently a report emerged that two pilots flying a Boeing 737-800 for Ethiopian Airlines had both fallen asleep for nearly half the flight... (www.aviationweekly.org) More...
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Economics 101, not enough of a product (pilots) price (pay) needs to increase. The days of paying 25k for an commuter pilot set the stage. That and majors going bankrupt and throwing the bone to longtime employees who eventually jumped at the retirement packages.
Just cutback schedules. And there won’t be a crew shortage.
Maybe not the whole solution but yes, don’t try to sustain what doesn’t work.
yes, having to move more people with fewer aircraft! Good thing manufacturer’s make aircraft in all sizes. So what went wrong? Not to take anything away from Truckers, taxi, bus or train drivers, ferry boat captains etc., but instead of 4 flights a day to a destination, fly two full bigger aircraft. If they're still lined up out the door, increase the ticket price and forget about charging for bags. Charge appropriately and your problem customers will weed themselves out……period. Get back to the sanity of air travel and leave the idiot trash for the custodians to take out. When you lower the standards, you lower everything, not just price. Raise the standards and everyone wins…….a tide floats all boats.
Even a 5 year old would come to that conclusion. it's so simple.
The problem is the US airlines are being run by 3 year olds, we have another 2 years before they will be old enough to make sensible decisions like the ones suggested in this thread......