[jhb_airlines] Re: Pilot Club

  • From: "Paul Reynolds" <paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2006 18:40:27 +0100

Flying PUB's? No good will come of it.  It can be difficult enough finding
your way home after a good seesion as it is, going in and coming out
somewhere else in the world has to be a recipe for disaster.  I'll stick
with JHB at least I (usually) know where I am there!


-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bones
Sent: 21 October 2006 16:59
To: JHB Email List
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Pilot Club

Now that Pilot Club is more or less operational they will, understandably,
start promoting their own VA. It features prominently on their home page
whilst other VA's are slightly buried away in the Network page.

One thing Pilot Club are promoting is the club miles system. If you fly with
PUB you get credited with points for the length of time you fly online. The
points can be converted to cash to buy products from the web site. If you
look at their VA pages the previous Ranking system no longer shows hours
flown but points collected.

This ranking will not be available to pilots of other VA's because we will
not accrue points for flying on the network. JHB could adopt its own points
system but I will admit that I simply cannot afford to pay you all for
flying online. I therefore fully understand if pilots are tempted to move
over to PUB and I have no objection to that.

To be fair to JHB though I would ask that pilots flying PUB assignments do
not claim the same hours with JHB. This is a standard VA rule and it is a
reasonable one - you can't claim an hours flight with two separate VA's and
double your flying totals. A side effect of this is to stop FS users from
joining many VA's and claiming higher ranks with each through identical
flight reports.

As PUB isn't a normal airline I regret that for any pilots transferring to
them I cannot forward your flight hours total to them as is done between
other VA's. They may have hours records on their VA pages but I can't access
these as they are member only.


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