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Old 24th Jun 2013, 14:51
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Air Pacific / Fiji Airways A330 F/O

Giday all

I see on AFAP jobs they're advertising the A330 F/O gig with Air Pacific (Nadi base, 2 year contract)

Anybody with any inside info as to contract terms & conditions, rostering, quality of life, etc?

Is it "really" a 2 year gig or chance to become permanent?
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Old 25th Jun 2013, 01:10
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WTF is a bloody "GIG"? And a "GIDAY"?

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Old 25th Jun 2013, 01:12
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An event, usually of a musical persuasion, generally involving a person or group of persons playing musical instruments, possibly accompanied by singing, for the enjoyment of paying guests.

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Old 25th Jun 2013, 01:22
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Ran into a Fiji Airways A330 F.O the other day in Nadi...

Six days on, one day off.
Living at the mighty Tanoa Hotel.

hmmm. enough said...

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Old 25th Jun 2013, 01:24
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Thanks for your input, grammar nazis. Duly noted. Although it's probably good form, when making a post on the internet which serves no useful purpose except to criticize someone else's excessive use of colloquialisms, to refrain from using "WTF" as your opening move.

Now back to the task at hand ... anybody got any info to share?
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Gig (musical performance)

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Gig is slang for a musical engagement in which musicians are hired. Originally coined in the 1920s by jazz musicians, the term, short for the word "engagement", now refers to any aspect of performing such as assisting with performance and attending musical performance. More broadly, the term "gigging" means having paid work, being employed. A gig is sometimes called a "set", referring to the set list of compositions played.
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Old 25th Jun 2013, 02:57
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Been there, back in the 747 Classic days of Air Pacific, and I would not personally recommend anybody go there!
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Old 25th Jun 2013, 08:34
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This is a Captain's gig, not sure about an F/O's gig.
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Old 25th Jun 2013, 11:17
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Daaaagnabit!! This gig pays coconuts!!
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Old 25th Jun 2013, 11:30
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Contact IAC and they will send you the FO version of the T and Cs below.

BTW, you are not paid for days off, sick leave, annual leave or super. Australian tax to be paid if you have any assets there.

Term: 24 months
Age Limit: Maximum age of 60 years

Licences: ATPL preferably Fijian,Australian, NZ, HK, UK, USA & JAA Unrestricted Instrument Rating
Operating Base: Nadi, Fiji
Travel: Unlimited ID90 tickets & one FOC space available per annum J Class Firm for positioning duty travel (subject to availability at booking.
Remuneration For first 6 months:
Line Capt NZ$1000-$1100 per duty day paid off-shore.
After 6 months the duty day rate will increase by NZ $100 per duty day.
Unpaid deadhead days have been reduced from 4 per month to 2 per month. 50% of the daily rate will be paid for each day beyond 2 per month.
Completion Bonus: NZ $100 per paid duty day,paid upon completion of 6 months continuous service.
Duty Days: Averaging approx. 17 duty days per month Per Diem: Paid in accordance with Air Pacific policy
Accommodation: Hotel accommodation provided at base and layover ports

Insurance Emergency Medical/Travel Insurance: is provided
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Old 26th Jun 2013, 02:23
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Centaurus........... How do you get through life without even understanding such simple things??????
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Old 26th Jun 2013, 04:02
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I think you've missed the point Centaurus was trying to make.

"Professionalism"
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Old 26th Jun 2013, 05:15
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Thanks Mastema for your info it's much appreciated.
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Old 26th Jun 2013, 07:53
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No worries Shaggs!
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Old 28th Jun 2013, 11:17
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Got his point.............. Just thought he was a little over the top, or as some of you boys put it 'Holding on too tight'
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Old 15th Sep 2013, 17:56
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Money is not bad if you are contracted by IAC. If you are direct hired you must pay 46% of taxes as non resident to Fiji government and none will advise you about this.
Roster is a shit. FA does not comply with your commuting conditions signed.
Tanoa is a crap hotel and you must check out any time you layover and lived your luggage in storage.
Food on board always the same for crew.
Crew and people is so nice and gently.
Dead Head flight from-to base is not paid. (First 2)
You are daily basis paid if on duty or out of base.
While at home on your days off you donīt received a penny and you donīt have annual leaves.
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Old 27th Sep 2013, 02:51
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fish Standards

Is FJ a professional organization with good standards, unlike those in Asia where Airmanship and common sense are lacking?
Do they allow you to be up-graded when duty travelling if there is space available.?
Where is the longest lay-over?
What is their most tiring sector?
Thanks Guys & Girls of the "Gig"

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Old 28th Sep 2013, 15:49
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Their "standards" are so high, they're in their own fish bowl.
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Old 25th Mar 2014, 16:02
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Can someone shed some more light on an incident that happened a few years back.

An Airpacific 767 did an unstable approach that triggered ELOMS. I understand the gear was not in the locked down position as the aircraft descended through 500 feet.

What was the outcome?

What did management do, did the crew do any retraining?
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Old 26th Mar 2014, 01:55
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I was there on the 737 when this happened.
Local crew 34 approach ML
As I recall the F/O concerned was one their sharpest,the Captain(not so sharp)
Crew room talk had them going over EN at 5000'
Would have been an interesting experience for the S/O
I think a bit a retraining for all concerned.
Never mind ,am sure they have got their hands full of A330 now
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