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This is your captain from the flight deck. On the left is my pay cut, and on the right, arduous hours.

The aviation boom of the last decade saw salaries of pilots skyrocket, and airlines had been treating them with kid gloves. But with the sudden crash in travel demand, the gloves are off. And airlines are now going after pilots' salaries and perks with a hunting knife to control costs.
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With the job market tight, employers are pushing pilots down by a peg or two. Getty Images
With the job market tight, employers are pushing pilots down by a peg or two.
The flight attendant had already approached him once when Captain GR Gopinath was making his way into the aircraft. Now there she was, standing next to him. Gopinath was with Vijay Mallya, who had fallen asleep on his luxury Airbus corporate jet VT-VJM, headed for the 2007 Paris Air Show. “May I touch your feet?” the attendant asked.
pilots, you will see they have worked at ten airlines — many bankrupt — whereas in India, pilots tend to stick to a stable player until retirement. “We will have to send them on a sabbatical or furlough and pilots should get ready for this,” he says adding, “This is the new tomorrow.” (Graphic by Sadhana Saxena)
The flight attendant had already approached him once when Captain GR Gopinath was making his way into the aircraft. Now there she was, standing next to him. Gopinath was with Vijay Mallya, who had fallen asleep on his luxury Airbus corporate jet VT-VJM, headed for the 2007 Paris Air Show. “May I touch your feet?” the attendant asked. pilots, you will see they have worked at ten airlines — many bankrupt — whereas in India, pilots tend to stick to a stable player until retirement. “We will have to send them on a sabbatical or furlough and pilots should get ready for this,” he says adding, “This is the new tomorrow.” (Graphic by Sadhana Saxena)

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