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Old 30th Oct 2023, 10:33
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Originally Posted by dr dre
Nothing formal has been announced for the A321 apart from training and technical positions. The first 3 won’t even be here til mid 2025 so far off announcing solid plans yet.

Eventually however the plan will be for all bases to be fully transferred to the 321 in 10 years, but there’ll be some 737 bases remaining too as that aircraft will keep operating for 10 years. They may run 2 aircraft per base for a while and then eventually fully transfer all flying to the 321 but the exact timeframe for that hasn’t been decided.
Except Adelaide have been told they won’t get 321s, so the base will probably die a natural death when the 737 goes.
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Old 31st Oct 2023, 08:59
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Originally Posted by dr dre
Nothing formal has been announced for the A321 apart from training and technical positions. The first 3 won’t even be here til mid 2025 so far off announcing solid plans yet.

Eventually however the plan will be for all bases to be fully transferred to the 321 in 10 years, but there’ll be some 737 bases remaining too as that aircraft will keep operating for 10 years. They may run 2 aircraft per base for a while and then eventually fully transfer all flying to the 321 but the exact timeframe for that hasn’t been decided.
stuff has been ‘announced’, just not to the general pilot population. But Sydney base is first. Followed by Perth. You can bet your bottom dollar that Q will engineer it so all positions are reserved for 737 pilots to minimise cross training.
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Old 31st Oct 2023, 11:37
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Originally Posted by cloudsurfng
stuff has been ‘announced’, just not to the general pilot population. But Sydney base is first. Followed by Perth. You can bet your bottom dollar that Q will engineer it so all positions are reserved for 737 pilots to minimise cross training.
Well that’s 100% happening - it was in the variation to the EA adopted last year. Current 737 pilots get first pick, then if not enough put their hands up it goes to general bidding, but I think they’ll get enough to put their hands up for it from current 737 crew
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Anyone know what start date 787 courses are filling currently?
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Old 1st Nov 2023, 01:14
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Originally Posted by dr dre
Current 737 pilots get first pick, then if not enough put their hands up it goes to general bidding, but I think they’ll get enough to put their hands up for it from current 737 crew
That is not correct.
Reserved positions only exist if there is a surplus on the 737. The 321 will need crew before the first 737 retires so there will be no surplus initially. Also dozens of 737 crew take LH positions every year so that will absorb mulch of the surplus.
There will be some reserved 321 positions but expect plenty of the 321 slots to be filled by LH pilot promotions.
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Old 1st Nov 2023, 07:31
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Originally Posted by Beer Baron
That is not correct.
Reserved positions only exist if there is a surplus on the 737. The 321 will need crew before the first 737 retires so there will be no surplus initially. Also dozens of 737 crew take LH positions every year so that will absorb mulch of the surplus.
There will be some reserved 321 positions but expect plenty of the 321 slots to be filled by LH pilot promotions.
qantas will do what is the least cost. While in the perfect qantas pilot bubble seniority would determine the positions, there will be minimal, if any, positions on the 321, at least in the LHS, available to LH crew.

that’s how Q has always worked.

given the hours we do in the LHS I can’t see how they will claim there is ever a surplus, but they’ll find a way. They always do.
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Old 1st Nov 2023, 21:59
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Originally Posted by cloudsurfng
qantas will do what is the least cost. While in the perfect qantas pilot bubble seniority would determine the positions, there will be minimal, if any, positions on the 321, at least in the LHS, available to LH crew.

that’s how Q has always worked.

given the hours we do in the LHS I can’t see how they will claim there is ever a surplus, but they’ll find a way. They always do.
Yeah the initials will not be promotions. QF went to great effort to write the variation to fill it with 737 crew as much as will be possible and we all know they're capable of engineering the situation to fit their intentions.

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Old 1st Nov 2023, 22:12
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Anyone heard back from QF yet since applications opened up?
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Old 2nd Nov 2023, 01:18
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Na nothing yet here. Closes November 5 so maybe hear something then.
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Old 2nd Nov 2023, 05:54
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And don’t be shocked if it takes another month beyond that to get an invitation for your aptitude test.

The main point here is don’t stress about it yet or get heavily invested into courses designed to get you through the aptitude tests or interviews, because it could be a slow process. Worst case, you may not even get an invitation this time round.

Chillax for a while and think of other things
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Old 16th Nov 2023, 18:49
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Originally Posted by skilhgt
Still stuck in GA. But I'm curious, can Qantas pilots go on their phones in flight and just use wifi to scroll the web/socials? What's SOP's around that?
Are you kidding?
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morno...............you fell for it
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Old 16th Nov 2023, 20:29
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Originally Posted by Mr Mossberg
morno...............you fell for it
It had to be a joke, surely, but just to make sure…
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Old 17th Nov 2023, 08:30
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The no’s have gone out.
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Originally Posted by aseriesofleftturns
The no’s have gone out.
you talking about QF applications right? Anyone else heard anything?
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Originally Posted by aseriesofleftturns
The no’s have gone out.
High time, current Boeing guys who left the QF group less than 2 years ago? I know of at least one who got the ‘no’. Not even psych testing, the unwritten 24 month rule must still be in place 🤷🏼
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Old 17th Nov 2023, 22:33
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Do all the no’s get sent out on the same day?
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Originally Posted by Chuck_YeagerBomb
High time, current Boeing guys who left the QF group less than 2 years ago? I know of at least one who got the ‘no’. Not even psych testing, the unwritten 24 month rule must still be in place 🤷🏼
Happened on the last EOI too to some really good candidates. Even guys who moved on (without malice or a temper tantrum) from subsidiaries because of the uncertainty of COVID were given no emails.
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Old 18th Nov 2023, 07:18
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What are the likely fleet and base allocations at the moment?
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Old 18th Nov 2023, 12:25
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Quite frankly, it could literally be on anything just about anywhere at the moment. The exceptions maybe Brisbane base, Adelaide, and Perth 737.
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