MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL – On Monday morning, August 13, Runway 12R/30L at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport will close for reconstruction of the middle 3,100 feet of pavement. The runway is expected to remain closed through mid-October.
Thinking about a glamorous career in the airline industry? Good luck. I just ran across an article describing how desperately lousy the pay is for beginning airline pilots. And flight attendants? Not looking too good there, either.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune had an excellent piece (Click here for article) about the difficulty that regional airlines are having in finding enough pilots to fly their proliferating fleets of little regional jets. No wonder, with starting pay for a first officer as low as $24,000 a year.