That's awesome to hear. If you want to fly for American. Go to Republic. If you want to fly for Delta or United, go to Piedmont.
We (YX) have a LOT more people going to United than American, but, folks go to both and all the others as well.
Okay. Said a different way. Parent airlines are more hesitant to hire a pilot from their WO, vs a pilot from another airlines WO. Because it would negatively affect staffing at their WO regional.
This is a common belief, not so sure it's actually true. I think it may be more along the lines of they don't want to take people around the flow from that airline. It makes the flow look like it has less value=less of a recruiting tool (just a guess though, who knows what's in their heads)
if you have an questions about Republic, be happy to answer them as best as I can. I can't do a compare/contrast, don't know too much about PDT.