Hi all! Probably a very niche question here, but in addition to being very interested in flying planes, I do have a passion for learning about business strategy/operations, and the aviation industry is by far my favorite. However, I’ve discovered the daily life of a corporate job is simply not for me (hence my interest in becoming a pilot). As a pilot, do you get any visibility into the strategy and operations of the business of the airline? Some areas I would love to learn about and be able to potentially see in action are:
-Fleet planning and deployment (which planes to purchase and which routes they’re used on)
-Route network planning/strategy
-Fare pricing strategy
-Maintenance scheduling and utilization maximization
Of course, don’t want to be able to see the exact algorithms or the spreadsheet used, but I was just wondering if pilots had any visibility or receive any communication about these business processes in their day to day. Thanks for the help!