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Old 5th Sep 2016, 08:36
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I was exactly the same HTL, when I didn't have kids I often thought people were moaning a bit much but my opinion changed when the down time at home and ability to sleep undisturbed dried up! Maybe they should put an age limit on pilots of 35 ?
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Old 5th Sep 2016, 10:30
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HTL I'm lead to believe your Perth brothers are 85hrs + .. all to Bali and Singapore via Bali - only. Not a lifestyle base.... But that is determined by what's important to you ...
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Old 5th Sep 2016, 22:51
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If I got in tomorrow, is there any chance of them sending me to NZ for AKL base? Or do you only get Auckland if you want it?
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Old 7th Sep 2016, 14:55
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If you are offered a position with Jetstar is it on the proviso that you have an endorsement?

Ie. They will pay for it but you won't get paid until you have completed it or are you paid from the day you start the endorsement?
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Old 8th Sep 2016, 01:19
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Originally Posted by Johnny_56 View Post
If you are offered a position with Jetstar is it on the proviso that you have an endorsement?

Ie. They will pay for it but you won't get paid until you have completed it or are you paid from the day you start the endorsement?
You're not paid until after you complete the endorsement.
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Old 8th Sep 2016, 04:23
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How is this acceptable i.e. not getting paid whilst training during the endorsement? How long is the endorsement - 6 weeks... Is that even legal?
How do people go so long without income?
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Old 8th Sep 2016, 04:30
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Because at the moment you are not employed until you have an A320 endorsement, it is a requirement for you to be rated on your start date, Jetstar will facilitate organising the rating and will pay for it.

This will change next year when Jetstar gets approval to provide its own A320 Type Ratings.
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Old 11th Sep 2016, 16:40
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I have an upcoming interview next month. I will appreciate if some one could provide details on planning activity, sim assessment and interviews. Is there any place in Melbourne where you could go for sim practice?
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Old 8th Oct 2016, 07:19
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What's the latest news with JQ recruitment, or has everyone jumped ship to QF?? I'm hearing they'll need to stock up on SO's soon, not just FO's! Anyone in the know?

Are Jetstar really cancelling the odd flight due lack of crew?
Cheers, Chippy
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Old 9th Oct 2016, 01:12
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Originally Posted by Chips n gravy View Post
Are Jetstar really cancelling the odd flight due lack of crew?
Cheers, Chippy
Yes

Jetstar cancels two flights from Wellington to Auckland - National - NZ Herald News
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Old 9th Oct 2016, 02:57
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Was that jetfleet or turboprop?
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Old 9th Oct 2016, 03:24
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That route is A320
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Old 9th Oct 2016, 03:31
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I'll fly for them lol
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Old 9th Oct 2016, 06:59
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The difference is that NZ has about four times the number of flights that JQ has so a cancellation has less impact.
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Old 23rd Oct 2016, 00:02
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Are all new hires going to Mel base or is there a chance of choosing to go to BNE, CG or CNS?
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Old 23rd Oct 2016, 01:45
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They currently have a new intake of pilots starting every 3-4 weeks. It is ongoing for the foreseeable future.
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Old 23rd Oct 2016, 07:55
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Looks like its not just the airlines who are having trouble understanding that machinery needs someone trained to drive it! Pun intended

Queensland Rail disruptions: Annastacia Palaszczuk 'furious' over 100 cancelled trains in Brisbane - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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Old 3rd Jan 2017, 05:53
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Has there been anyone go through the interview process recently? What is the general process?

What bases might you expect initially?
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Old 3rd Jan 2017, 09:26
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Originally Posted by Brakerider View Post
Has there been anyone go through the interview process recently? What is the general process?

What bases might you expect initially?
There have been lots of interviews and continuing into the future.
Process is psychometric online tests, interview with sim ride and flight planning exercise all on the same day.
Not sure about bases yet
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Old 3rd Jan 2017, 21:31
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Sounds like the people responsible for the allocation of driver/pilot numbers are the same numpties whatever the transport method.

Queensland Rail: Brisbane train driver overtime blows-outs to nearly 19,000 hours - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

And their response is the same, more overtime or in the case of Jetstar a massive increase in day-off payments. I wonder if the QR people who created the problem will also be part of the solution.
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