Skip to comments.The U.S. Pilot Shortage: How Much Will Airfare Increase?
Posted on 05/03/2022 7:23:42 PM PDT by RomanSoldier19
A combination of pandemic fatigue, being overworked, lengthy training time, and early retirements, is leading to a pilot shortage in the country. Now, airlines are upping the ante to fill the positions. In turn, several experts say that customers need to brace themselves for higher prices.
United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby said that in the U.S., airlines aim to add 13,000 pilots this year, but the country only produces between 5,000 and 7,000 pilots annually, according to an April 21, 2022, earnings call transcript. Fewer pilots mean less supply, which translates to higher prices, he added.
Kirby added on the call that, “the pilot shortage for the industry is real and most airlines are simply not going to be able to realize their capacity plan because there simply aren’t enough pilots, at least not for the next five-plus years,” according to the transcript. “The other really large airlines will also probably be able to attract enough pilots, but for anyone else, I just don’t think it’s mathematically possible to meet the pilot demand for the capacity plans that are out there.”
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No mention of vaccine hesitancy
see these idiots understand supply/demand economics, but not when it involves Oil and its refining.
Supply of pilots low, that’s okay. Supply of Oil is low and its the evil oil companies fault.
Biden: Come on, man! Make miners learn piloting if they can’t learn to code!
Increase the fares all they want; if there are no crew, planes aren’t going anywhere.
Maybe you can get the illegals to fly them.
They don’t have to be vaxxed.
Ya know, cause their cheaper
Think of all the profits 😁
Send Nancy Pelosi in to sort this out.
There are a bunch dumping tons of geoengineering crap in our air, outlaw that and you’ll have plenty of pilots needing work.
OR OF HIRING MORE GENDER AND RACIAL QUOTAS...
GO WOKE, GO BROKE
Flying is an "all-in" commitment and the job offers little to transfer to other careers. Since pilots are one failed physical away from losing their career, who would ever go down that path just to be told a decade or two in that you have to take an experimental injection that could kill you or ruin your health and end your career?
Their union, instead of threatening a massive strike before the airlines issued the diktats, instead threw them under the bus.
I’m doing my part and refusing to fly as much as I can.
The airlines have publically announced that their hiring practices will ensure that 50% of pilots hired have to be women and minorities. I have a suspicion the airlines are not going to see an increase in passengers, as air travelers tend to get uncomfortable about flying if they don’t have confidence in the air crew.
This is going to have an impact on military aviation. A lot of pilots will be seduced by the prospect of large salaries and sign-on bonuses.
I imagine that Jet Fuel has more than doubled as well.
And the completely ignored the elephant in the room, that of vax injuries and attrition for refusing the vax.
It’s like hospitals whining about staffing shortages when they created them by mandating the vaccines for continued employment.
And a desire to leave the woke faggotry.
Even if the airlines are woke, there’s no UCMJ and there is $$$.
Not increasing because of me
Haven’t flown since late 2001, after 9/11
The affirmative action pilots will cause airline crashes—and passengers will quickly learn that the era of routinely safe airline travel is over.
In third world America we can’t have nice things any more.
I’m refusing to fly
Cause I ain’t got wings
Is the hardest thing
Well the good ol’ days
May not return
And the rocks might melt
And the sea may burn
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