I guess this also re-opens a previous thread on whether a 747 captain was worth the same as 737 captain. I took the somewhat unpopular position that the 737 pilot was possibly worth more. Until very recently It was accepted that the most skilful part of a pilots job was taking off and landing, something a 737 pilot probably does four times more often than a 747 pilot. Yet on average a 737 gets paid less than half that of a 747 pilot. Long haul pays better…….why,?