Can Anyone tell me about Mokulele Airlines? Are they in operation? I looked at flightaware and couldn't find anything with them.
I'm thinking they might be a good option when I get F'ed.
Not really, I got offered a job there in March, went out to Hawaii for a month and didn't get paid, didn't get flown, and barely got trained. Every week they said "wait until next week, then we'll have you up and running." I did that 4 weeks running, and was getting broke. I told the CP and the company flight instructors (there were no check airmen there at the time) that I was running short of cash and needed to be flying or paid soon. At that point they told me I could take a loan out from the owner of the company, or I could work the counter or wash planes. Which is the point at which I figured it was time to go back to Alaska.
They'll say a lot of good things, but they're just blowing smoke, and at the end of the day, you're only making $120/day to live in the most expensive place on earth. Yeah, it was Hawaii, and it was cool, but it was also one of the most stressful experiences of my life. The not knowing when you're going to get paid or if you're going to get trained is a real bitch.
Further, it looks like its their MO to get all of their employees in debt real so they have to stay. One of their FOs said "hey, you gotta put in your dues." I didn't think washing airplanes at the end of the day to pay may rent was putting in my dues. I'm a pilot not a ramper, and keep that in mind if you head out there.