Dating a pilot
So basically, once you get to a good place in your aviation career, stay there so you can grow; bouncing around is not ideal.Whether it’s flying six shuttle flights a day (quick 2-3 hours between U. cities) or 15 hours across oceans, piloting is exhausting.Instead of full fare, you can pay a discounted rate plus taxes for any airline your company has an agreement with. Point is, standby can work if you are flexible and don’t have hotel reservations or a specific date to arrive or leave by, but be prepare to wait it out. But I’ll tell you that the most important thing I learned about pilots is that they are passionate; they love planes, they love to fly, and they love to talk about aviation.Being a pilot isn’t as glamorous as one would think. While I have exposed a lot of the nitty-gritty, I will tell you that there are plenty of benefits of being in the airline industry.Internationally, everything is provided for you, even the luggage, and you need to wear and use all company-provided items.
They provide the epilates and tie, but a hat is out of your own pocket.
Each month he can select from a meal plan such as seafood, Halal, vegetarian, etc., and the food is loaded onto the plane and labeled with his name. Even in uniform, pilots cannot enter the lounges, whether for their airline or another.
It’s never the same food offered to passengers, not sure if that is a good or bad thing. Some places are sticklers; you have to wear every piece of the uniform, including the company belt (yes, Alex’s colleague got written up for that!
Luckily for Alex, he now flies internationally and doesn’t have to pay for peanuts.
He actually gets a meal or two on every flight and it’s custom ordered.