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Old 28th Oct 2022, 02:40
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Originally Posted by Kenny
The problem with this socks, as it stands at the moment is that you currently, have to have the unrestricted right to live and work in the US, to apply to United. So nothing less than a green card and an EB3 won’t cut it. That’s from the head of pilot recruitment as I asked her, last week.
I don't disagree, except that an EB3 is a green card... and that's the whole point. Once you've got it, I think it's 6 months they're tied to their sponsor, then they're a free agent the same as every other GC holder. Commutair is sponsoring greencards, and once the guys have got them they get to flow. In return, United Express keeps a captain for 18 months longer than they otherwise would, instead of them going to Atlas/Frontier etc.

The big problem Alpa currently has though isn't entirely E3's going to EB3, because that's a relatively small number. It's the EB2NIW visa, which can be self sponsored without a US company involved, and can be done by any nationality. That's where the floodgates are most likely to open if that proves to be a viable pathway (to my knowledge as yet untested).
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Old 28th Oct 2022, 08:04
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So are Breeze Airways taking E3 visa holders anymore?
It appears all advertising mentioning E3 or Australia has has been removed from their pilot recruiting adverts.
I have previously flown in the US using the E3. I don't need career advice, just a straight yes or no answer please.

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Old 28th Oct 2022, 09:00
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Yes. 5 seconds of searching on the breeze careers page and you’ll find the breeze airways pilot - Australian nationals link





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Old 28th Oct 2022, 10:31
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Are there any lifestyle jobs? Not really after the pay more a change of scenery. I have a small place in Oregon wine country and have noted most domiciles seem to be out east. Maybe too much to hope for though no rush.
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Old 28th Oct 2022, 10:58
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Originally Posted by Expired101
Yes. 5 seconds of searching on the breeze careers page and you’ll find the breeze airways pilot - Australian nationals link
Thanks found it.... after 5 seconds.
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Old 28th Oct 2022, 12:07
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Knackersburg, look at Redwing, bizjets, but definitely lifestyle.
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Old 28th Oct 2022, 21:33
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Cheers but not moulded for biz jet op’s 😀

I will wait. One day, there will be realisation in the industry, a percentage of pilots will come out of retirement or back to the industry if lifestyle jobs present.
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Old 28th Oct 2022, 22:47
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Originally Posted by Gnadenburg
...there will be realisation in the industry, a percentage of pilots will come out of retirement or back to the industry..
Probably true...to some extent...but that number might be very small. Not likely enough to save the day.
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Old 29th Oct 2022, 01:48
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Originally Posted by Gnadenburg
Cheers but not moulded for biz jet op’s 😀

I will wait. One day, there will be realisation in the industry, a percentage of pilots will come out of retirement or back to the industry if lifestyle jobs present.
What do you define as a lifestyle job? Hanging out at home and getting paid? In that case it would be either a cushy corporate gig, living where the jet is based for people who only want it flown 100 - 200 hours a year, or maybe a regional that's so full of FOs that they never get called on reserve?

Or maybe it's seeing the world? Lots of single guys would probably call Atlas a lifestyle job. Family guys, not so much.

Maybe just good layovers? Then you have to decide what you define as a good layover.

Living in base and holding a line at an LCC can be considered a lifestyle job, 18 days off a month, full credit, and lots of opportunities for premium. Problem is that they don't really start out as lifestyle jobs.

I think the definition is important to really suss out what you're looking for.
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Old 29th Oct 2022, 19:03
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Originally Posted by umop apisdn

Living in base and holding a line at an LCC can be considered a lifestyle job, 18 days off a month, full credit, and lots of opportunities for premium. Problem is that they don't really start out as lifestyle jobs..
18 days off a month and a modern flight deck would be along the lines of a lifestyle job in my view.
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Old 30th Oct 2022, 03:31
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Can anybody confirm this?
I enquired and was advised ‘currently no international basing’.
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Old 8th Nov 2022, 10:06
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Has anyone recently gone through the hiring process with frontier?
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Old 15th Nov 2022, 14:02
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Frontier Signing Bonus

Frontier is now offering a $35k signing bonus, predicated on a 3 year non-prorated return of service. I believe it's the first US major to offer a signing bonus.

Interesting times...
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Old 15th Nov 2022, 16:23
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Interesting indeed !
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Old 16th Nov 2022, 02:23
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Originally Posted by DropYourSocks
Frontier is now offering a $35k signing bonus, predicated on a 3 year non-prorated return of service. I believe it's the first US major to offer a signing bonus.

Interesting times...
Not surprising Socks. We’re hoovering them up and every third guy I’m training is either Spirit or Frontier.

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Old 17th Nov 2022, 13:06
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A little bit of info on E3s from the political front:

“Despite a verifiable excess of available, qualified pilots in the United States, Spirit Airlines is actively seeking to recruit pilots from Australia using the E-3 visa program,” said the letter. “ALPA is calling on DHS to help set precedent that airline pilot positions are not classified as a ‘specialty occupation’ and coordinate closely with the Department of State to ensure that E-3 reviewers are aware of such precedent.”


https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-n...s-visas-pilots


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Old 17th Nov 2022, 13:14
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Originally Posted by bafanguy
A little bit of info on E3s from the political front:

“Despite a verifiable excess of available, qualified pilots in the United States, Spirit Airlines is actively seeking to recruit pilots from Australia using the E-3 visa program,” said the letter. “ALPA is calling on DHS to help set precedent that airline pilot positions are not classified as a ‘specialty occupation’ and coordinate closely with the Department of State to ensure that E-3 reviewers are aware of such precedent.”


https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-n...s-visas-pilots
For anyone that’s used to the ineptitude of Australian Pilot’s Unions, ALPA is an altogether very different animal. If they choose to make the E3 hill one worth fighting on, they’ll be able to bring an absurd amount of political pressure to bear.
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Old 17th Nov 2022, 14:49
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Originally Posted by Kenny
Not in a million years. I started in the US, went to VA and then went back to the US for a legacy gig. Financially, it was the smartest decision I’ve made in my 23 year career. I won’t quote figures because invariably, its seen as being a d!ck waving exercise rather than being informative but as a 777FO I out earn a VA Captain by quite a significant amount. If I wanted to grab a command on the 73, the difference would be astronomical. Also, my 401k (Think Super), will be about 3 times what it would have been in Oz.

Of course I have to deal with two kids that have Yank accents and the odd trumper but there’s stupid people the world over.
Of course under Trump, your money was worth a lot more, and your 401K was worth a lot more,we weren’t on the verge of WW3 but yes couldn’t agree more there are stupid people everywhere.
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Old 17th Nov 2022, 18:30
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Originally Posted by Kenny
For anyone that’s used to the ineptitude of Australian Pilot’s Unions, ALPA is an altogether very different animal. If they choose to make the E3 hill one worth fighting on, they’ll be able to bring an absurd amount of political pressure to bear.
I just read ALPA's press release. US airlines have seen the biggest pay rises in history and even Frontier is now paying a $35k sign on bonus. Yet ALPA say E3's are hold down wages? What planet are they on?
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Old 17th Nov 2022, 19:29
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Originally Posted by All hat and no cows
Of course under Trump, your money was worth a lot more, and your 401K was worth a lot more,we weren’t on the verge of WW3 but yes couldn’t agree more there are stupid people everywhere.
Covid affected the inflation and stock bubble more than any president could dream of. WW3 I dunno, maybe Trump would have gone and given Vlad a good slap on the face and told him to cut the crap.
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