It is abosulety not cheaper to fail a stagecheck. If you fail a stagecheck you have to go back with your instructor (hopefully only once) then you have to go with the stagecheck pilot, and with Pan Am's rates you are not saving a dime- you're paying a lot more. Also, any of you who have been on a checkride know that you can bust PTS on a manuever and still do just fine. All the Examiners want to hear is what happened, and to make sure you know what you did wrong. Obviously if you blow every one, then you'd have a problem. I don't even know why I'm responding to you, tired. You are obviously an insider. Stagechecks are just another way for Pan Am to suck you dry. Not to mention I have busted stagechecks for things that are not even listed in the PTS but they are in Pan Am's syllabus- explain that one!!