stall recovery, Glad to hear that you are about to join what is, IMHO, the best base in the easyJet network. Great crews, excellent base captain and a good airport to work from (the car park is next to the crewroom). Most duties are 4 sector days which can be quite long, but there are a few two sector days as well. supergimp, Expect LPL to be all A319 sometime this winter. GMINA, Sector pay depends upon which seat you are sat in. However you can expect to fly approaching 900 hours each year and it should not be too difficult to work out what your sector pay would be.
Any of you newcomers looking to buy a house near the airport? I'm selling mine. Located less than 5 minutes from Liverpool airport. You can be off duty and home within minutes. No traffic queues. No motorway. Considering some of the long duty days you LoCo guys put in, wouldn't you like to be able to have those extra hours at home instead of commuting?
Double fronted detached 4 bedroom house in a quiet cul-de-sac of just 6 houses. Large rear garden with south facing aspect.
Regarding sector pay at EZY, the effective pre-tax UK sector pay on 500 sectors per year is about 15K STG for Captains and 10K STG for FOs. There is a slightly strange tax arrangement in place with the UK tax authorities so to make it easier if you gross it up that is what you would get. Therefore as high rate tax payers you receive 0.6 of that sum in your hand per annum. I hope that makes sense. These figures apply to all pilots employed by easyJet and do not vary whether you are TRSS, type-rated etc.
I couldn't give a toss where you'd rather live. I'm trying to sell my house and your prejudices can take a running jump in the Mersey as far as I'm concerned. If you think that south Liverpool is such a bad place then that's your problem. You don't have to work out of Liverpool and I thought it would be a good idea to offer my house to someone who may be considering moving to this area.
I know what it is like to try and find a decent property somewhere reasonable for a decent price. Just because you choose to live darn sarth and need a mortgage to buy a shoebox because your cojones are too small to venture north of Watford doesn't mean that I am going to let you try and mess up anyone elses plans.
Liverpool is an interesting city which, like most other urban locations has had in the past a fair share of problems. Over the last few years property prices have been climbing here as more and more investment has been ploughed back into the city. I do not recognise the centre any more and the suburbs, especially in the south near the airport have seen massive change. There are still some areas that could be considered run down, Speke being one of them but I don't live in Speke.
So, if you are new to the area, looking to possibly move there and would like a new property at a very good price then consider my house. That's all.
Sadly a fair bit out of my price range on my current basic but encouraging that a property as desirable as that is available at what looks a very reasonable price. Don't suppose you'd consider renting it out to a group of F/Os' Danny?
Location: Liverpool based Geordie, so calm down, calm down kidda!!
Things are changing down here in liverpool. Speke is still not desirable, but crime levels are right down on a couple of years ago. Other areas are MUCH worse thesedays. A lot of new investment and housing happening in the south of the city and out towards warrington. If you can afford it, go a bit east, but there are no 'safe' areas anywhere nowadays. Criminals just go on awaydays and rob a couple of houses in a night, usually in a nice residential area with a good reputation.