There are 100+ freighter cpts on a base with very low seniority numbers. If they suddenly get to fly pax now until 65, they will block bases FOREVER (many of them are in their early 30's !!!). At last count there were about 35 freighter captains based in Sidney alone!
Don't get me wrong, I don't blame those who took freighter commands at all, I just think this would be highly unfair, plus mocking the cost-saving sls argument, since in would mean a pay rise of about 20% for hundreds of freighter captains...