Gents…two questions for you about the practicalities of having kids while employed at an airline.
How do male pilots ensure they are present for the birth of their children? Seems to me that unless you take vacation time as the due date approaches through the date of the birth, there’s a chance it could happen while you’re on a trip and you’d miss it. Is that just a reality of this life?
In your experience, do airline CBAs provide for any kind of paternity leave benefits (i.e., paid leave)? Or do you just get whatever leave is provided by the FMLA?
By the way, I just reserved my start date for LGB, starting in April. This forum has been a great resource, so thank you for all your continued input.