jetbox Posted April 24, 2004 Report Share Posted April 24, 2004 Good point CTD. Another arguement I heard for NOT increasing the rates was that if the rates increased to where they're supposed to be, a lot of customers would use other means to get the job done. (I believe this was also mentioned a few posts back) If that's the case, this would probably mean that the amount of yearly flying would go down. So is less flying for all operators necessarily a bad thing??? If we break it down into simple numbers, lets say this year every operator flies on average 600 hrs per ship at an average tarif of 1000$ per a/c. Would it be such a bad thing if the average went down to 400 hrs per a/c but at 20% higher tarrif? The machines fly less but make more money because there are less component changes, less 100hr inspections, etc. (these numbers don't necessarily add up, it's just an example!) I know all you guys getting paid flight pay are freaking out right now but if your flight pay also is increased so that your yearly salary remains the same even if you fly a bit less, are you not still happy?? Would we not have a chance to finally enjoy a little bit more of the summer if we're not going crazy chassing the work so much?? If the national fleet is flying less on average then we are also working not quite as hard for the same money. Would this not help alliviate the shortage of pilots and especially engineers?? Of course, this only works if we assume ALL the operators are getting a higher tarrif, flying less and still paying their crews the same. I know I know, I'm living in a dream world but heck, can't a guy have a dream??? :up: :up: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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