Nice Twitter exchange about how Ryanair provides a leg-up for young airline pilots.
Saw the pilot of the Ryanair flight I’m on and honestly if I worked in a bar I would have IDed him
My friend and followee Michael Jennings replies:
Ryanair is a good place for a young pilot. They fly lots of hours and get promoted to captain fast. Then, with this on their CV, they go somewhere else where the working conditions are nicer.
I remember reading that other airlines love Ryanair for exactly that reason. Steady supply of good trained pilots who are grateful not to work for Ryanair any more.
So, Ryanair is, from the employment, first-rung-on-the-ladder point of view, … well, see above.
I still miss Transport Blog.