Pros: good work environment, across the board benefits, under control unions, genuine training, aircraft environment, pretty darn good flying public
Cons: there will be those frustrating winter days
Make no bones about it you commercial aviation job seekers. This airline, on virtuslly EVERY conceivable level and over SO MANY DECADES, was the festering boil on the buttocks of both the flying public and its embedded employees. I assure you I could go on for VOLUMES with over 30 years of what this employer ONCE had to offer!
When this – more... airline merged with AWA in the mid 2000's, THANKFULLY the CEO Doug Parker literally completed the purging of the lunacy that still remained at the old US Air. Noticeably. ..and it felt like OVERNIGHT. ..the entire culture of this employer changed as the one "built in arrogance" of your daily tour of duty quickly diminished.
NOT knowing exactly what challenging this latest of mergers with AA will bring...but KNOWING the culture and good work environment of both entities in this case. ..I personally would not hesitate to recommend this combined airline for the future career hopes of all who wush to engage this industry. – less