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Question about regional airlines

i plan on going to the atp in new york so i was wandering what regional airlines are available there after completing my atp program and gotten 1500 hours

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What are the perks for flying in a regional airline? I know it doesn’t pay much

Nicholas,

While the regionals don’t pay what the majors do, I would not say that the pay is bad. Starting pay is roughly $40k these days, sometimes with additional signing bonuses on top of that. Captains at a regional can easily make $100k. Perks also include pretty decent health insurance, retirement contributions, travel and perhaps most importantly, building the flight time and experience necessary to take the next step in your career.

Chris

Nicholas,

I second Chris here. The single biggest “perk” is you’re getting paid to fly some pretty nice equipment and getting invaluable experience flight experience flying in a plethora of conditions around North America.

Adam

Thanks guys that really further my view on regional airlines!