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Old 3rd Aug 2018, 03:33
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Originally Posted by pilotchute View Post
Tigers A320's aren't going anywhere soon.
Another 3 years at least apparently......
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Old 3rd Aug 2018, 04:24
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Originally Posted by Lookleft View Post
What I don't understand is why all this recruiting is occurring? I know Jetstar has been losing pilots to QF but I would not have thought that those numbers are large enough to warrant two years and counting of massive recruitment. Normally expansion of the airline generates that level of recruitment and that is not taking place either. Anyway good for the pilots getting selected.
its because they were very short of people to begin with plus as mentioned they have lost a few, not just to QF but to the other subsidiarys in Vietnam and Japan. I forget the exact number that was quoted to me but from the 100+ that was recruited last year they only saw a rise in FO numbers by 40. Recruitment has slowed because as has been said on here many times that sim slots are very limited (globally) not just in Australia, and FO numbers have come up. It will of course change again in the not too distant future as we are short of captains and once the shuffle is made through the fleets to fix that current issue, we will be short again of FOs. Also with the new aircraft coming in 2020 will see an expansion and route shuffle
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Old 3rd Aug 2018, 04:54
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Aren't the new aircraft replacing existing aircraft?
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Old 3rd Aug 2018, 04:59
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Originally Posted by Lookleft View Post
Aren't the new aircraft replacing existing aircraft?
not entirely because we are getting 321LRs which will shake up the route structure.
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Old 3rd Aug 2018, 06:57
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As mentioned above, one rank has always been short, it just flips back and forth as to which one. That’s before JQNZ comes into play. They’ve lost a stack of people to AIR NZ. The 320 BOC’s have been given a shake up as well, most bases overnight now which means more crew. Theres also more SO’s inbound via the cadet ship, no one seems to know why they need more so’s (only HNL at the moment I think) so there must be something coming or heaven for it they might turn some of the SE ASIA flights into 3 crew....

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Old 3rd Aug 2018, 07:01
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Originally Posted by Lookleft View Post
Aren't the new aircraft replacing existing aircraft?
They have absolutely no need for those aircraft on the CURRENT network. It won’t do squat for the current runs the 321 does already, so something is changing route structure wise. No doubt we’ll find out from the pax leftover SMH or herald sun!

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Old 3rd Aug 2018, 09:23
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Theres also more SO’s inbound via the cadet ship, no one seems to know why they need more so’s (only HNL at the moment I think) so there must be something coming
Does that have anything to do with the ditching of JANZ and turning its CEO into a COO?
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Old 10th Aug 2018, 08:08
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has anyone heard anything from hold file recently?
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Old 11th Aug 2018, 12:17
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Hi guys,

I interviewed in Feb, and have now been on the hold file for what seems like eternity.

Has anyone heard anything from the hold file. Does anyone know what the estimated wait times are? I have also read somewhere that Jetstar keeps you on the hold file for 12 months, after which your application expires. Is this true?
Sorry for asking so many questions

Thanks in advance
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Old 12th Aug 2018, 02:49
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Or, could it just mean that current SOs are able to transfer to the 320 fleet so they need to enable that? realistically how many would JQ allow to transfer to QF? I have a few mates on the 400 they have been held for 12 months now waiting for their turn.
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Old 12th Aug 2018, 03:07
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That’s correct, the first batch of SOs will have completed their 3 years of service as SOs by the end of the year and will be able to bid to A320 FO. We seem to be quite fat on NB FOs at the moment so quite a few could be released to QF. I would imagine though that they’re fattening up the FO stocks to allow them to do more command upgrades soon. FOs doing 60-70 hours and Captains still doing 90-100 hrs in most bases.
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 12:40
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Originally Posted by ECAMACTIONSCOMPLETE View Post
That’s correct, the first batch of SOs will have completed their 3 years of service as SOs by the end of the year and will be able to bid to A320 FO. We seem to be quite fat on NB FOs at the moment so quite a few could be released to QF. I would imagine though that they’re fattening up the FO stocks to allow them to do more command upgrades soon. FOs doing 60-70 hours and Captains still doing 90-100 hrs in most bases.
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 13:22
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59.8 baby. Its awesome.
Hahaha, I though you were quoting a part of the EBA. I read

“59.8 Scheduled travel time between the airport and the Company provided accommodation at a layover port shall not normally exceed thirty (30) minutes each way unless agreed to in writing between the Company and the JPC. Such agreement shall be hotel specific.”

Your hours for the month is what I finally realised you were talking about! Yes, I agree, and regularly getting 4-5 days off in a row is beautiful. My 9-5 mates think I work less than a dole bludger.
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Old 2nd Sep 2018, 04:49
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hito, don't worry about degrees and masters until you are already in the company, concentrate on your flying first. If you do the masters after you have become an F/O it then becomes a tax deduction rather than a HECS debt. The earlier you are on the seniority list is more help to your career than a university qualification.
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Old 12th Sep 2018, 14:43
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Hold File Movement

Has anyone heard of any movement from the Hold File?. As was stated earlier, it seems like an eternity since being placed there
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Old 14th Sep 2018, 06:37
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Hi,

Do NZ based pilots receive the same benefits as per the 2015 EBA? Or is it similar to the whole Qantas/Jetconnect situation?

Thanks
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Old 14th Sep 2018, 08:35
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Originally Posted by kjvmw View Post
Hi,

Do NZ based pilots receive the same benefits as per the 2015 EBA? Or is it similar to the whole Qantas/Jetconnect situation?

Thanks
NZ base is a completely separate contract and seniority list. As a result the pay and benefits are a little bit different. If you are wanting to live in OZ at any point do not take a NZ base
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Old 14th Sep 2018, 13:12
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It rains sometimes in NZ though..that’s worth something
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Old 14th Sep 2018, 17:09
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Originally Posted by Aviatrix91 View Post


NZ base is a completely separate contract and seniority list.

Last I heard, no official seniority list in NZ. Commands and bases are typically awarded on length of service like a seniority list.
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Old 15th Sep 2018, 02:50
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Hi guys,

I have been following this thread for sometime now. Has anyone heard from the hold file at all? If yes, what was the wait time?.
Are there any more courses to be drafted for this year or have they been fully exhausted?

Any constructive input will be great guys. Thanks so much in advance
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