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Old 8th Jun 2023, 01:44
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Once the Reserve Bank recession we had to have is in full swing I can see the XLRs being deferred for a couple of years. As to who will fly them it will be like the 787s, wherever they can make the most money out of them is where they will be allocated.
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Old 8th Jun 2023, 02:11
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Originally Posted by Ollie Onion
Ongoing recruitment with 20 FO's starting every month for the foreseeable future. I believe the biggest problem is they don't have the applications to support that level of new starts.
Would they go down the road of group secondments like Network did, or too hard basket?
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Old 8th Jun 2023, 02:49
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Would they go down the road of group secondments like Network did, or too hard basket?
If you’re talking about taking pilots from mainline, I don’t think there would be enough pilots spare to plug all the gaps at the various group entities. Management are finally reaping what they’ve been sewing for a long time.
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Old 8th Jun 2023, 03:02
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Originally Posted by smiling monkey
Can the A321 Neo LR's do 10.5 hour sectors, or would that be the XLRs you're alluding to? Which then begs the question, are the XLRs going to be operated by JQ or QF?

XLR’s, a few airlines are planning 11.5 hour legs on them but with much more appropriate pax configs. I have been told the LR’s are targeting 9-9.5 hours with reserves. As for the recruitment Jetstar are taking 250 cadets from the Qantas Flight Academy to plug the gap whilst they figure out where all the new pilots are coming from.As far as I am aware Jetstar are taking 20 of the XLR orders.
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Old 8th Jun 2023, 09:04
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As far as I am aware Jetstar are taking 20 of the XLR orders.
​​​​​​​Yep thats what they say now. Jetstar was supposed to have 15 787s, then it was 14 and in the end it was actually 11. When you can piss on the tyres you know it has arrived.
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Old 8th Jun 2023, 10:34
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Yep thats what they say now. Jetstar was supposed to have 15 787s, then it was 14 and in the end it was actually 11. When you can piss on the tyres you know it has arrived.

​​​​​​​Agree
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Old 9th Jun 2023, 02:02
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Originally Posted by Ollie Onion
Agree
Oh you mean like the 65 787s that were promised to QF?
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Old 9th Jun 2023, 09:08
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Anyone know how long itís taking from interview/sim successful to start date? Much of a hold file?
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Old 9th Jun 2023, 09:24
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Anyone know how long itís taking from interview/sim successful to start date? Much of a hold file?
Not much of a hold file, if at all. Currently people are being brought forward with almost no wait as the hold file is almost non-existent.
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No hold file, if you make the grade you will get a course as soon as you want.
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Old 9th Jun 2023, 10:51
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How long from successful completion of type rating to induction (ie, getting first pay check)? And what have people been doing in between in terms of income?
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Old 9th Jun 2023, 13:06
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How long from successful completion of type rating to induction (ie, getting first pay check)? And what have people been doing in between in terms of income?
Do Jetstar not pay you during the type rating? Why would you bother applying there?
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Old 9th Jun 2023, 15:17
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Do Jetstar not pay you during the type rating? Why would you bother applying there?
Apparently so, judging by the responses in this thread. Why bother? For some, it's their first shiny jet job and let's be real, which pilot doesn't aspire to fly a jet at some point in their career? Short term pain, for long term gain.
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Old 9th Jun 2023, 15:26
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Originally Posted by Hollywood1
Apparently so, judging by the responses in this thread. Why bother? For some, it's their first shiny jet job and let's be real, which pilot doesn't aspire to fly a jet at some point in their career? Short term pain, for long term gain.
And an attitude like that is the reason WHY they donít frigging pay you during your type rating!
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Old 10th Jun 2023, 05:30
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You’ll get paxd to Thailand for your a320 TR in economy if you’re a male. Confirmed business if female, even if the males have seniority over you.
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Old 10th Jun 2023, 06:08
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How long is TR in Thailand? And is it true this is unpaid?
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Old 10th Jun 2023, 08:18
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Yep it seems like it. I believe you can claim back allowances etc after your commencement date.

How do they get around it - probably cause people will continue to apply and put up with it ie myself.

Plan on 2 months no income at a guess.
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Old 10th Jun 2023, 08:22
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Originally Posted by Hollywood1
How long from successful completion of type rating to induction (ie, getting first pay check)? And what have people been doing in between in terms of income?
Whatever you can, centrelink, personal loan to support yourself, repayment holiday form mortgage if possible, work at night/casual /cash job, mum/dad, family support.

Seriously consider if it's worth it before you say yes to a start date and how you are going to survive.
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Old 10th Jun 2023, 08:50
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Originally Posted by soseg
Youíll get paxd to Thailand for your a320 TR in economy if youíre a male. Confirmed business if female, even if the males have seniority over you.
is this for real? Or a wind up?
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Old 10th Jun 2023, 12:07
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is this for real? Or a wind up?
Not a wind up. Dead serious.
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