HansDietrich wrote: skybluetrek wrote:
Ouch! Zee German is out! I wonder what airlines have you choosen to fly when visiting the old continent...
I can picture you getting off the plane after one of those 1 Euro bargains and snapping at the F/O standing outside the cockpit... ''You worthless piece of scheisse! How dare you seating behind the controls of this exceedingly superb Scarebus a320!''
Yeah the kid's clueless, but I belive he's far away from being ''very condescending'' and ''speaking as if he had thousands of hours flying heavy jets'' He started by asking where to do his training.
, you might get better advice if you say where you're from, sometimes there're better oportunities for nationals of certain countries or regions.
Thanks for that reply. It made me chuckle a bit.
Before I was employed by an airline, and had to pay full fare, I only flew a "low cost" carrier once: Air Transat from Vancouver to Munich (via Calgary). I always flew Air Canada / Lufthansa / SAS. You will never see me fly Ryanair, Germanwings, Easyjet or any other low cost European carrier. It's a principle that I intend to uphold with pure fanaticism; worse than vegans that do yoga! I rather not go on a trip if I have to fly a low cost carrier. I truly believe the "cheapo-air" business model ruined aviation as it should be, and allowed every low life scumbag and Chav to fly to Spain for less money than it costs for a pint, at his local pub, in his subsidized welfare neighborhood.
So, getting back on topic. The kid is probably better off in his own country, because he'll have more opportunities there, not to mention the fact that he'll understand the culture better. I had a hell of a time fitting in here and I've seen a lot the world before moving to Canada. I'm not sure where he's from. If I did, I could give him better advice.
I respect your principle. The "low cost" business model makes me sad every time I fly as a passenger with one of these companies. Today, especially in Europe, this option might not only be the cheapest fare, in some cases it is the best routing or possible connection between points A and B, or even the only one.
These companies have helped to erase all remaining forms of enjoyment in airline travel. Passengers are herds, they go from a mall, to a sponsored blind jetway bridge, to a crammed cabin and vice versa, and they don't seem to care! Why? Because their only concern is the ticket price and the amount of crap they're allowed to take onto the plane with them. They do not mind having to pay extra for minimum benefits/rights as a passenger/customer. Nor do they care about crew members, who, of course, are the ones actually paying the high costs of "low-cost" biz model.
Then, in an ironic but obvious twist of events, I have to agree with this modern and confused Russian boy,
I would say that low-cost airlines are the future of aviation. Just look at them.
These companies best represent the interests of most people that we, air-bus drivers, get to fly around.
"Low cost" is here to stay. Think about it for a second, do we even wonder about working conditions for Uber drivers, or the guy who delivers your food for example? Pilots are going down the same way, and fast. It is called market economic ingenuity.
Best advice I can give you, Do more research, be as objective as you can, think long term, and more research.
This is all good stuff for example:
The options in Easter Europe are quite amazing. Wizzair, Air Baltic, even Aeroflot is hiring like mad. Look at PPC (Pilot Career Center and you can see for youself.)