News and notes from around the interweb:
- In other words, there’s no actual reason related to flying why widebody pilots are paid more money
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It’s the story of Cardless, issuer of the new Manchester United Credit Card which has no annual fee, up to 5x category earning, and this week offers $500 as an initial bonus after $3000 spend within 3 months.
- Here’s what to expect from vaccine passports and what most people are misunderstanding about them. I joined Rebecca Tobin, Jeri Clausing and Robert Silk on the Travel Weekly podcast for a lively discussion.
- Have or had Blue Cross health insurance? You may be eligible for a class action settlement payout.
- Those Lufthansa Newark – Malta flights? They’re apparently for Viking Cruise passengers.
If you look at these 2 brand new ex-Malta Viking cruises– from the LH returns Malta-U.S. anyway– you can see the days of operation for the flight line up -precisely- with the return to Malta of the ships:https://t.co/ilRrxMBuZr
— ˜”*° JonNYC °*”˜ (@xJonNYC) May 17, 2021
- Hotel housekeeper gets preventive detention for forcing himself on tourist in her hotel room in Singapore.
- While Australia has talked about not opening its borders until sometime well into 2022, there’s also talk by the Deputy Prime Minister of more travel bubbles with countries that have high rates of vaccination.
Simple reason for larger aircraft pilots being more highly compensated…higher liability. The increased cost of the aircraft and the higher amount of passengers equals higher liability. Would you really want a 10,000 hour pilot to be the captain of an A380?
The actual rationale behind wide body pilots being paid more money is quite simple, they are making more money for the airline per flight than their narrow body brethren. They therefore share in that increased productivity. The Airline Pilot’s Association (ALPA) has been successfully negotiating contracts using that rationale for many decades.
“Would you really want a 10,000 hour pilot to be the captain of an A380?”
Do you know how much flying that is? That’s plenty of experience.