In the air

Airline Pilot

airline pilot

Here are the possibilities for an Airline Pilot:

  • Mainline Carrier: Transport passengers to destinations around the world. American, Delta, and United are a few examples of mainline carriers.
  • Low-cost carrier: Transport passengers to domestic and some international destinations for an airline that uses a no-frills business model of lower fares and fewer comforts. A few examples are JetBlue, Spirit, and Southwest.
  • Regional airline: Transport passengers domestically with some limited international destinations on a smaller airline that operates “regionally” under one or more mainline brands. For example, Compass Airlines operates flights as American Eagle and Delta Connection; ExpressJet Airlines operates as American Eagle, Delta Connection, and United Express; and Mesa Airlines operates as American Eagle and United Express flights.
  • Cargo carrier: Transport cargo around the world for brands such as FedEx, UPS, and USPS.
  • Freight airline: Operate flights on subcontracts to a cargo carrier like FedEx or UPS. May have less restrictive requirements for pilot certifications than some other pilot career options.

Let’s find where you can study to become an Airline Pilot: