Quote Originally Posted by Texas-Tech View Post
Son in Law was a pilot for Continental Airlines till the layed him off and your right, the pay is horrible. Unless you a captain your not getting ahead.
Not only do you have to make captain, but you have to be flying wide body equipment to make any real money. To be able to get any decent "lines," another word for flight schedules, you have to have seniority. Otherwise, you sit on reserve for what can be an eternity.

The worst lie told by the industry is that there is a "pilot shortage." There is no such thing. Whenever they don't have enough pilots, they just lower the standards.

If you are female and can land an airplane, you're in.