why are pilot applicants paying for this service…
not make the airlines pay?
We are sensitive to the fact that we need
to charge our pilot applicants. However,
this is extremely necessary. Our
goal is to provide and maintain pilot applications for all airlines regardless
of hiring status. As airlines slow
or stop hiring, they often no longer accept or maintain applications in order to
cut costs. Therefore, an employer
funded system is inadequate.
Other services have explored the
possibility of supporting an all airline-funded service and failed.
Additionally, other companies that have solely charged pilots high
ongoing fees have ended up in bankruptcy. We
have created the best option for both pilots and pilot employers.
Our participating airlines do pay a fee for
any specialized programming required to suit their individual software interface
needs. This helps to offset our
high development cost and thus charge the lowest amount possible to applicants.
One of our biggest advantages, which greatly aids in encouraging airline
employer use, is the fact we do not charge them an ongoing system access fee.
In creating Airline Apps, we carefully
looked at the best way to provide our service based on ever changing legal
requirements. There are laws
adopted in several states that prevent or even forbid the charging of
application fees by employers or their agents.
While this only applies based on certain conditions, we do offer the
option of submitting an application to individual airlines for NO CHARGE. We offer this option to comply with any current or future
laws, as well as assuring our participating airlines that our service is in
complete compliance with any laws regarding application fees.
Our service was created by pilots for
pilots. You cannot put a value on
the ability to complete a single application for all airlines, nor to have
unlimited access to update your information until hired.
On the long road to getting our aviation careers, we all have wasted
money for products or services that didn’t affect our hiring opportunities.
This service is different. We
believe your Airline Apps membership will be one of the best investments you
will ever make in your aviation career.