Hi all Can anyone tell me what they get in sustenance payments while on initial or recurrent simulator training? My operator refuses to pay anything and I would like to present a survey of other UK/European operators in order to eat! At the moment I get only hotac with breakfast - no allowances or sutenance payments. If possible can you name company and type and whether the rate changes if you are abroad (I am)? The more responses I get the better. Please pm if you prefer. All help appreciated. Thanks, YKWIA
Au contraire Deek. The current financial situation including exchange rates (if you happen to receive your per diem in £ ) is making life harder for crew and let's be honest a few quid per day for someone running a multi-million £/$ aircraft is nothing. The equivalent could be saved or lost in a few minutes worth of fuel.
To answer the original question £46 per diem payable from day one including training.
Thanks for the replies. For clarification: Salary paid during training and type rating costs paid by company. Hotel including breakfast and transport also paid by company. No allowances or sustenance payments for duration of four week course.
Both are privately operated Gulfstreams for their owner. One based in ME & the other in Europe.
One is given US$100 a day per diem & the other Euro $100. This is basically for food & 'incidentals'.
Anything else, phones, transport, petrol, laundry, etc goes on the expense form.
I used this information before trying to get an increase. I was told to show receipts for breakfast, dinner & lunch. I did it honestly over a long period, most hotels we get complimentary breakfast either because of our FBO, loyalty, etc. Lunch costed $7 to $15 and dinner cost average $25.
I get paid a salary that I am happy with & I agreed before I joined, so I happily accepted the $70 per diem!
Admitedly, we don't spend much time in Europe, but we do get more when in Europe as needed!