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Old 1st Sep 2021, 16:13
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It appears that the Commutair Airlines website has been changed to say they're now accepting E3 candidates:

https://www.flycommutair.com/e-3-visa/

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Old 1st Sep 2021, 17:40
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Originally Posted by bafanguy
It appears that the Commutair Airlines website has been changed to say they're now accepting E3 candidates:

https://www.flycommutair.com/e-3-visa/
It's about time too that it got updated. There's close to 50 Aussies already there, so anyone who wants to take a run at it will have a well worn path to follow.
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Old 1st Sep 2021, 20:25
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Originally Posted by DropYourSocks
It's about time too that it got updated.
Yep...a little puzzling why all regionals taking E3s haven't just posted the fact on their recruiting websites. But historically they haven't. Maybe they figure that word of mouth and the internet being what they are, the word will spread on its own.

A couple of years ago, I think I remember seeing a regional or two advertise on the AFAP jobs board.

Interesting times...
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Old 1st Sep 2021, 22:29
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Given the extreme shortages at Atlas/Southern, has anyone reached out to see if they are doing E3?
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Old 1st Sep 2021, 22:37
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Originally Posted by Brakerider
Given the extreme shortages at Atlas/Southern, has anyone reached out to see if they are doing E3?
I'm not sure the shortages at Atlas/Southern are extreme...hard to tell from the anecdotal info posted on av forums.

Try asking your pertinent question here:

https://www.airlinepilotforums.com/a...ir-hiring.html

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Old 2nd Sep 2021, 14:42
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Originally Posted by Brakerider
Given the extreme shortages at Atlas/Southern, has anyone reached out to see if they are doing E3?
They are, you need 121 time though. APC, as mentioned above, will know a whole lot less than this thread and private FB groups will. Plus, you don't really want to be getting into that forum asking about visas when they are in the middle of negotiations, as most Americans don't understand that it is not a sponsorship.
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Old 4th Sep 2021, 22:13
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All three of AA's wholly owned regionals now have that bonus retention scheme mentioned earlier. I'm at one of them and am leaning more and more towards taking it. I have less than a decade to mandatory retirement and would like to be with AA prior to that (I want their retirement travel bennies for trips home to Oz). I can wait it out for my turn for the direct flow to AA and at the same time apply for direct entry - and collect up to US$150k either route.

We're hiring like gangbusters now and it seems barely holding way against those leaving.
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Old 5th Sep 2021, 00:18
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Originally Posted by Tinstaafl
All three of AA's wholly owned regionals now have that bonus retention scheme mentioned earlier. I'm at one of them and am leaning more and more towards taking it. I have less than a decade to mandatory retirement and would like to be with AA prior to that (I want their retirement travel bennies for trips home to Oz). I can wait it out for my turn for the direct flow to AA and at the same time apply for direct entry - and collect up to US$150k either route.

We're hiring like gangbusters now and it seems barely holding way against those leaving.
AA hires from their wholly owned carriers outside of flow?
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Old 5th Sep 2021, 02:25
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Yep. And the retention bonus conditions specifically includes going to AA via flow or via direct entry.
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Old 5th Sep 2021, 06:32
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Originally Posted by umop apisdn
AA hires from their wholly owned carriers outside of flow?
Yep, it happens relatively frequently, at least prior to COVID.
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Old 5th Sep 2021, 13:14
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This from the US forum, Airlines sponsoring foreigners in the USA:

"Chatting with a buddy who is at National/N8 he said they hired a number of Aussies on the 744F and they are in class now... Private owner and pay and conditions are low for the 744 and lots of churn lately so suspect the owner wants to keep folks around without upin the pay... From what I understand the E3 is tide to the Company and in turn keeps the folks there... That was current info as of yesterday..."

No details offered about what these particular Aussies have for background.

Gettin' interesting...
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Old 6th Sep 2021, 00:47
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Originally Posted by havick
Yep, it happens relatively frequently, at least prior to COVID.
I didn't know that. Only a few weeks ago United announced that they would only hire through Aviate out of Commutair and a few others.

It's an interesting situation, legacies need their regionals for cheap flying, but they also need pilots.
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Old 7th Sep 2021, 19:20
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I received this email today. GoJet isn't the worst place in the world to get your hands on some jet time, and they're definitely taking E3s.
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Old 8th Sep 2021, 02:00
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Got the same email - I think it was sent to everyone with an app in via Airline Apps

Has anyone heard of them taking Aussies post-COVID that didn't already have an FAA ATP?
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Old 9th Sep 2021, 06:31
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Despite the optimism it looks like at this stage for E3s only those with ATP/ ATP written complete or had a prior CJO/contact with the airline pre-covid are being contacted for the interviews.

Very interested to hear if anyone's applications have progressed recently without any of the above.

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Old 9th Sep 2021, 22:19
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Folks with ATP-CTP and ATP written but no ATP cert are also being contacted?
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Old 10th Sep 2021, 19:17
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Originally Posted by umop apisdn
I didn't know that. Only a few weeks ago United announced that they would only hire through Aviate out of Commutair and a few others.

It's an interesting situation, legacies need their regionals for cheap flying, but they also need pilots.
I have to remind all that United will be retiring 200 50 seat jets in the next two years. Gojet will likely retain all Crj 550ís. Commutair, Air Wisconsin, and Skywest will be the victims but it has yet to be determined who will bear the brunt. The hope is aviate will be able to absorb the pilots while at the same time encourage pilots to fill the need to staff commutair and air Wisconsin in the short term.
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Old 12th Sep 2021, 15:38
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Yeah I haven't had any luck, other than PSA shooting me an email asking me to confirm flight hours and experience etc. Fingers crossed bit more luck soon.
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Old 12th Sep 2021, 22:10
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Originally Posted by ZebraFlyer
Yeah I haven't had any luck, other than PSA shooting me an email asking me to confirm flight hours and experience etc.
You've seen the other thread in the Aussie forum, right ? Help awaits...
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Old 22nd Sep 2021, 02:46
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Hey guys, been reading through the pages looking for the info I'm after and can't seem to find any concrete info on how to obtain a Visa as a Kiwi in to the US.

I've read somewhere that kiwis can apply for E1/E2 Visas but the airlines aren't considering them. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Would love to hear from any Kiwis in the US that made the move.

So far all I know is, greencard lottery, through marriage or E3 for Aussie nationals.

Cheers.

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