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Old 12th Aug 2018, 09:02
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Originally Posted by Expressflight View Post
The Stobart Air routes up until June 2019 will be bookable on the Flybe website on 16th August.

Regarding the cancellation of flights due to crewing problems, this seems much more prevalent countrywide this summer than I can remember previously. Maybe it's just getting more widely reported this year.
I think there's two issues causing this, firstly rostering being tight, secondly and more worryingly, there may be evidence of a drop-off in people choosing to pursue a career to ATPL levels due to costs involved and salary levels and job uncertainty, not to mention the very poor work / family life balance. There are countless professions out there providing salary levels and much higher work / family life balances which are way better than those on offer to commercial airline pilots. The fully autonomously passenger flight is not too far away from becoming a reality, the world and tech are changing all around us, and at an increasingly rapid pace of change and innovation.
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