It you’re sitting around not feeling scared enough, we recommend taking a look at this episode of the PBS show Frontline. In it, you will learn that regional airline pilots (they fly the planes that say “Continental” or “Delta” on them, but actually have little to nothing to do with those airlines) make very little money, work crazy long days, and often have tiny amounts of experience. Also: the big carriers that paint their names on the planes have no legal responsibility to make sure the “regional” flights are safe.
"Regional" Pilots Make Little Money, Live In One Bedrooms With 9 Other People
- stopping the Shortage Airlines Could Start Running Out Of New Pilots By Decade’s End
- last ditch effort Major Airlines’ Regional Partner, Republic Airways, Files For Bankruptcy Over Pilot Shortage
- fork it over New Federal Rules Mean Airlines Have To Offer Refunds For Delayed Baggage
- that escalated quickly Passengers Boo American Airlines As Woman Is Kicked Off Flight For No Apparent Reason
- flying the unruly skies Alaska Airlines Flight Diverted After Unruly Passenger Allegedly Threatened Crew