Hey Chris, thanks for the schedule updates.
My questions, some more loaded than other so no rush in answering
What do you guys do on overnights? There’s only so much Netflix one can watch right? If you wanted to go out does the airline supply a crew car or does traveling to a restaurant or downtown come out of your pocket?
(kind of ties in with the last question) How long is the typical delay between legs? Do you find yourself sitting around a lot? What do you do during these delays? Does the airline have sleeping quarters at airports where you can just go back and relax?
How realistic is the possibility of being hired by a major airline? I’m reading some mixed thoughts across multiple forums stating that the pilot shortage is only affecting regional airlines and that one should consider them selves lucky if they get picked up by a major. Is there any truth to this from your PoV? Is United scrambling for pilots the same way many regionals are? Am I setting myself up for disappointment if my ultimate goal is to be picked up by a major airline?
How far can networking take you in the airline industry? I personally know multiple senior captains in cargo and a major airline. Do you think this could help me get an early interview with either of these airlines, granted I meet their experience minimums?