Fact: if you were hired by Piedmont in 2014, you would be flying for American Airlines today.
“Flow” to American Airlines was a revolutionary concept in 2014. Now, five years later, the direct path to American Airlines is paying off for thousands of pilots. Is it time for your course correction? Here are some clues:
You’re looking for status.
Some regional pilots will always be regional pilots – but not at Piedmont. On your first day of training, you’ll receive an American Airlines ID number. You’ll travel as an American Airlines employee, use an American Airlines email address and receive American Airlines profit sharing.
Includes $25,500 and American Airlines flight benefits
For most pilots coming out of flight school, the road to 1500 hours – the amount of flying a pilot must log to be hired by a commercial airline - is long and expensive. Getting paid as a flight instructor or sky diving pilot can help, but the reality for most is renting a plane on weekends, plunking down money for time and fuel, flying a few hours and repeating the following weekend.
To help alleviate the burden, Piedmont Airlines is offering a new, flexible cadet program and incentives of $25,500 for pilots who need to build hours. Unlike traditional cadet programs, Piedmont’s flexible program doesn’t tie pilots to a particular school, occupation or time frame.
SALISBURY, Maryland– Just two months after announcing one of the largest pilot pay increases in company history, Piedmont Airlines, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group, will offer new hire pilots with experience an even sweeter deal: a total compensation package worth $60,000 and an accelerated path to American. The change comes as Piedmont looks to match its regional competitors in pay and career progression.
Meet #jetPiedmont recruiters at the Miami Airport Marriott on Thursday, November 10 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Pilots with all levels of experience are welcome!
Piedmont Airlines, Inc. will now offer new hire pilots an industry leading pay package along with a guaranteed job at American Airlines in order to support its growing fleet of jets. First year first officers at Piedmont will now earn nearly $60,000 while training and flying under the colors of Piedmont’s parent company, American Airlines.
SALISBURY, Maryland - Piedmont Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Airlines Group Inc., is announcing $15,000 in bonuses for new hire pilots in addition to the opportunity to fly for American Airlines.