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Old 12th Dec 2017, 06:17
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Any current or past Cobham 717 pilots care to comment on work conditions? Interviews are happening for the 717 right now and I'm thinking about applying. For example, do Cobham pilots get NO travel benefits (ID90) at all? The EBA is currently under renegotiation. Any ideas what the main points of contention that the current pilots would like to see improved are?
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Old 12th Dec 2017, 06:52
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Working conditions seem to vary depending whether you're East Coast based versus the Northern and Western bases with the latter probably a little cruisier.
Staff travel has been described as better than nothing.... ID90 on QF network and no priority.
New contract to be voted on shortly. The 'total package' is not too bad but the actual base salary is probably short of expectations.

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Old 12th Dec 2017, 10:11
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Contractors with minimal job security on some of the lowest jet salaries in Australia flying major capital city routes in hicap jets on behalf of a legacy airline in a highly adversarial environment.

Or so I’m told.
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Old 14th Dec 2017, 09:42
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Thanks all, I just found this thread: How low can you go? I guess we'll all know better when the new EBA is endorsed.
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Old 16th Dec 2017, 04:08
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Aloha......I think it’s more an IF it’s endorsed.
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Old 16th Dec 2017, 22:19
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Originally Posted by Aloha_KSA View Post
guess we'll all know better when the new EBA is endorsed.
Yeah... offer is just above the line from friends reports... many many issues (base pay??) and well... still the cheapest jet pilots in Australia flying a ‘premium brand’. Hope the pilot “buyers market” wins out and they get a better offer

Guess the vote will decide
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Old 18th Dec 2017, 06:53
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With QF mainline taking over all HBA-SYD services from early January until the end of March, how will the HBA 717 crew base operate given there will only be one 717 based in HBA and fewer 717 services? Will crew be based elsewhere, and presumably the QF mainline crews will be staying in hotels?
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Old 19th Dec 2017, 07:53
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Is Captain Claret still in Hobart?
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Old 19th Dec 2017, 08:20
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Now running the liver clinic there, I believe.
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Old 19th Dec 2017, 09:17
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Not yet retired to Bundy?
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Old 23rd Jan 2018, 20:14
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QF mainline replacing 717 with 737 on HBA-MEL

Commencing for northern summer, QF will replace the existing five daily 717s with four daily 737s on HBA-MEL. This results in some timing changes for the HBA-SYD 717 services. There will also be an extra weekly 737 on HBA-SYD.
I wonder where the 717 will be redeployed? HBA-CBR would be nice!
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Old 23rd Jan 2018, 21:04
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Source????
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Old 24th Jan 2018, 00:57
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It's all in the timetables on the QF website.
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Old 24th Jan 2018, 01:10
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One would hope this uncertainty will keep the workers in line during the EBA negotiations.
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Old 24th Jan 2018, 01:31
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One would hope this uncertainty will keep the workers in line during the EBA negotiations
It puts the lotion in the basket or it gets the hose again.
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Old 24th Jan 2018, 04:18
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It puts the lotion in the basket or it gets the hose again

Truth is stranger than fiction Jeps.
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Old 24th Jan 2018, 06:44
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Originally Posted by gordonfvckingramsay View Post
Source????
A three hour wait time to reservations to sort out the misconnex.

I am the source for that because I was doing my damnest to reduce that wait time!
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Old 24th Jan 2018, 06:59
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Will QF mainline now open a crew base at HBA?

As for the Cobham crew base at HBA, QF mainline has been operating the HBA-SYD flights since the start of the year, so has a Cobham crew been permanently redeployed from HBA or is it just insufficient staff remaining?
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Old 24th Jan 2018, 08:33
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The only reason that QF mainline is back to Hobart with force is because of the atrocious schedule integrity by the renovated DC-9 that has been doing it the last few years. The number of rescue flights mainline have been doing to rescue grounded Qlink jets has been at a horrendous level the last 6 months or so it’s a complete joke.
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Old 24th Jan 2018, 08:46
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Yep about the same time QF took the maintenance back, But they have recognised their mistake and changed the way and who dos ‘some” of the maintenance

I would expect some degree of improvement in reliability.
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