CommutAir is rewarding pilots with previous 121/135 experience by offering a $50,000 sign-on bonus (paid in full before you start your first day of training), immediate upgrades, and a direct path to United Airlines via the Aviate Program.

We value pilots with previous experience and reward them with top-tier compensation and the fastest path to a United Airlines flight deck.  Eligible pilots will receive a $50,000 sign-on bonus and immediate captain upgrade opportunities, and up to $122,000 in year one benefits and compensation. Want to speak to a recruiter? Call 440-462-0692 or email

A Direct-Entry Captain Shares His Story

Captain Qualifications

  • At least 23 years of age
  • High School Diploma or equivalent experience
  • 1,000 Hours as PIC in Part 135 passenger operations or SIC in Part 121 operations (FAR 121.436)
  • ATP with current Instrument Rating
  • Current First Class Medical
  • FCC Radio Operator's Permit
  • 20 hours flown in the last 12 months

Your Flight Plan to the Left Seat and United Airlines

  • Complete the contact form below or apply via Airline Apps
  • Interview with a recruiter at CommutAir Headquarters in Cleveland, OH
  • Successful background check and Captain Review Board
  • Receive class date for Initial Training
  • Begin training as a Captain
  • Interview with United Airlines and enter United’s Aviate Program
  • Fly at least 1500 hours and complete a minimum of 24 months of service (including 12 months as Captain)
  • Receive a United Airlines class date
  • Up To $2,500 Referral Bonus - Paid to any CommutAir employee who recommends a pilot candidate who interviews and completes Initial Pilot Training.
  • Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) - Company supplied iPad for use as EFB offers pilots a digitized interface for navigational charts, aircraft checklists, and other aircraft/operating manuals.
  • Industry Leading Commuter Benefits - Skip crash pads with CommutAir right after Reserve. 4 company-paid hotel rooms per month to all registered commuter pilots in addition to our unlimited “make a good faith effort to get to work” commuter policy and company paid parking at your home airport.
  • Preferential Bidding System - CommutAir uses NavBlue for crew bidding so you can customize your bid per your individual needs, based on your seniority.
  • No-Cost ATP/CTP Course - If you need it, we will pay for it - travel, lodging, course fee, and FAA exam fee.

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  • Paid in full before you start your first day of training!
  • Up to $122,000 in year one benefits and compensation

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  • The new aviate program elevates, enhances, and replaces the career path program (CPP)

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Pilot Class Dates

Mar 23, 2020

Apr 6, 2020

Apr 20, 2020

May 4, 2020

May 18, 2020

Jun 1, 2020

Jun 22, 2020

Ready To Upgrade? Contact Us Today!

Call us at 440-462-0692