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Old 9th Oct 2019, 04:31
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Originally Posted by kaz890
Is it possible when you’re given the instructions to do the Qantas medical that you may have a potential start date?
No! My son did the medical ($780 as he required some extra eye tests) and was on the hold file for nearly 2 years. He recently decided to exercise his options overseas, now flying in Europe.
My nephew also did his medical over 2 years ago, was given a start date with only 2 weeks to go and had to decline as he required at least 4 weeks. He heard nothing for another 12 months even though he rang and emailed every 2 weeks. Eventually he received an email informing him that he no longer was on the hold file as the assessment centre results had expired. He went overseas for 12 months got the experience and now lives in Oz commuting to Japan and loving every millisecond.
The morale to the story is that this airline is incompetent when it comes to pilot recruitment. Hopefully things have changed for your sake. Just remember it's a Global Market.
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Old 9th Oct 2019, 05:08
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It doesn’t make sense to start recruiting again when there are so many of us on the hold file!
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Old 9th Oct 2019, 05:25
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I am curious to what experience and background some of the people on the hold file have? I hear that you can be skipped by people who have greater experience etc?
Yes and those at Rex with 5-10k hours are and will always be the main target. Anyone else pushed aside.

Get a command at Rex and your all but guaranteed a gig.



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Old 9th Oct 2019, 05:57
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Same thing here !!!
Did my medical few months ago.....almost got a start date (October), then few weeks after my medical was submitted, Jetstar STOPPED HIRING.
So I'm now swimming in the pool ("hold file") for up to 2 years.
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Old 9th Oct 2019, 07:00
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Originally Posted by kaz890
It doesn’t make sense to start recruiting again when there are so many of us on the hold file!
You can’t have a department sitting idle. They’ve got to justify their existence.

There’s only so many baskets they can weave after all.
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Old 9th Oct 2019, 07:25
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Dam Blueskymine, I've never thougth about that, but you are spot on !!!!!
I can't see any other reasons.....
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Old 9th Oct 2019, 22:00
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Originally Posted by 74world
Dam Blueskymine, I've never thougth about that, but you are spot on !!!!!
I can't see any other reasons.....
I don't think that hold file is as big as people are thinking it is. There will be a min active hold file number, and the update to the hold file they received in July with amount of candidates they have lost to other airlines, plus the latest start dates given, I can see they will need to increase the reserve again.
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Old 10th Oct 2019, 00:49
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Try a UK mob talent Q. The process is not all that hard.
JQ will need plenty of new FOs to enable them to upgrade FOs from 320 and 78 for the impending arrival of the 321n also plenty of skippers in the process of other employment opportunities. I would guess this recruitment drive will go longer then the last one started in 2016.
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Old 15th Oct 2019, 21:55
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G'day boys and girls.

Anyone know an updated time to 78 F/O after joining 320 F/O as a new hire? or time to command on both?

Also an updated and simplified version of the latest pay at JQ for both the bus and the Boeing?

Currently overseas and looking to come home, weighing up options. I also hear Tiger is getting paid more than JQ? what's going on there? Will JQ raise salaries anytime soon?

Thanks for any helpful responses!

Safe skies.
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Old 16th Oct 2019, 01:16
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Originally Posted by a380neo
G'day boys and girls.

Anyone know an updated time to 78 F/O after joining 320 F/O as a new hire? or time to command on both?

Also an updated and simplified version of the latest pay at JQ for both the bus and the Boeing?

Currently overseas and looking to come home, weighing up options. I also hear Tiger is getting paid more than JQ? what's going on there? Will JQ raise salaries anytime soon?

Thanks for any helpful responses!

Safe skies.
Tiger pays about 20% more, and that’s because the pilot body fought for it. The operation does not make cash but it’s not going anywhere from my info.

The issue you might face is your overseas. This operation usually goes for regional right seat or skippers. A Rex captain will be favoured over a Emirates super captain wanting to come home to retire in the near term. They go for these guys because they are good pilots without long term career politics, have good training past and have a higher chance of hanging around till retirement.

If your abroad more chances of Tiger taking you on. Alliance might be interested. Jetstar taking you on it might be a long process.


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Old 16th Oct 2019, 09:21
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Thanks PoppaJo, I'm nowhere near retirement yet in fact I've just started at the game. I am currently on the 320 at a low cost carrier, bonded here for another 2ish years then wanna make the call whether to move to someone like EK or come home. To be absolutely honest with you a big shiny 777/380 isn't really doing it for me considering Dubai is like a layover for those guys. I wanna be sleeping in my bed at the end of most days and being around to start a family. Being back home in Aus is also a big attraction.

So you reckon a young Aussie bloke with 1,500hrs on a 320 won't make the cut for them?

Also is time to command still around 8 years? And what about the guys aspiring to be 78 skippers? What's the time frame on that?

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Old 16th Oct 2019, 09:38
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And what about the guys aspiring to be 78 skippers? What's the time frame on that?
Probably longer than any of the 787's will ever be there for. Scratch that one off your list.
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Well.. QF being the dream, would it be right to say joining JQ first and applying internally be a better chance than trying to apply direct?
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Old 18th Oct 2019, 22:55
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'So you reckon a young Aussie bloke with 1,500hrs on a 320 won't make the cut for them?'

I've found the best way to look at Australian aviation is like a small country town - you might have more than enough on the resume, but if you're from out of town you may be looked on with suspicion at the pub (read interview room)

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Old 19th Oct 2019, 03:53
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This might be a long shot, but does anyone have rough idea of whether the Avalon base is sought after and what seniority you'd need to transfer there?
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Old 19th Oct 2019, 05:32
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Originally Posted by blanikman
This might be a long shot, but does anyone have rough idea of whether the Avalon base is sought after and what seniority you'd need to transfer there?
newbie could get there, it’s not all that sought after.
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Old 19th Oct 2019, 06:08
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Avalon does have quite long shifts, 5a-3p or 3p-12a
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Old 19th Oct 2019, 11:37
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Originally Posted by PoppaJo
Avalon does have quite long shifts, 5a-3p or 3p-12a
Thanks PoppaJo… These are shorter shifts than I am doing presently so that doesn't sound so bad right now...
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Old 29th Oct 2019, 08:02
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Does anyone have any idea of how many applicants have made it through to the assessment days and how many they are looking to hire?
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Old 30th Oct 2019, 12:19
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They're not giving too much away in the recruitment numbers at the moment. It's EBA time... BUT NEO's are coming, They will need more pilots if the aircraft numbers they indicated are correct.
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