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Virgin Australia - Phoenix Rising from the Ashes?

Old 10th Aug 2022, 05:28
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Is there any jet airline or charter company NOT hiring pilots at present?
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Old 10th Aug 2022, 06:26
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200 pilots in NZ ready tomorrow if they reinstated the NZ bases I'm sure!
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Old 10th Aug 2022, 08:59
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Originally Posted by Flyonthewall11
200 pilots in NZ ready tomorrow if they reinstated the NZ bases I'm sure!
NZ bases… I think that boat has sailed, it’s all just a pipe dream now. Time to move on to bigger and better things…
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Old 10th Aug 2022, 10:45
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Originally Posted by Flyonthewall11
200 pilots in NZ ready tomorrow if they reinstated the NZ bases I'm sure!

200? I think most of us have moved on.
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Old 11th Aug 2022, 00:12
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They only have 1 NZ destination
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Old 11th Aug 2022, 09:16
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Really!? 200. With all due respect so many better options outside of aviation. Look into regional AU.
Cheaper housing. No caps, No A team egos, No nazi AU checkies, No airports, No packing bags, No more airport/airline food, more time with families. I would be really disappointed if there was 200 kiwis holding on to this deluded hope. Look outside the box FFS.
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Old 11th Aug 2022, 12:36
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Over 50 taken on this months import today. The list hasnít got that long to go now.
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Old 12th Aug 2022, 04:28
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Originally Posted by Bumble_Pilot
Over 50 taken on this months import today. The list hasnít got that long to go now.
Just over 50 awarded... but how many will take it up? Only half off the last big award accepted a position.
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Old 15th Aug 2022, 10:31
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Is it just me, or are we glad that 500hrs ME PIC has been eradicated, down to only 200 😆
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Old 15th Aug 2022, 10:33
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Also, do we ever see the cadetship returning
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Old 15th Aug 2022, 12:09
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Originally Posted by belongamick
Just over 50 awarded... but how many will take it up? Only half off the last big award accepted a position.
I believe a high number will take this import, last import was from old bids as no one thought they would be back that quickly.
September is rumored to still be big.
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Old 15th Aug 2022, 12:39
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Originally Posted by brokenagain
How many are being put through each course? I imagine still quite a wait for a start date.
awards the came out last week, getting September and October start dates.
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Old 18th Aug 2022, 04:16
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Any idea what the selection process will look like for the 737 gig? Similar to the past?
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Old 23rd Aug 2022, 00:54
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Any idea how quickly HR are looking at applications and contacting ppl?

Also, I live on the GC and heard a rumour from the plane watchers that Virgin could be starting a base here in the near future?
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Old 23rd Aug 2022, 12:39
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Originally Posted by HappyBandit
Any idea how quickly HR are looking at applications and contacting ppl?

Also, I live on the GC and heard a rumour from the plane watchers that Virgin could be starting a base here in the near future?
GC base has been on the cards over 10 years, so donít hold your breath. Lots of SYD and MEL commuters ahead of any new joiners for a GC base if it ever happens.
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Old 23rd Aug 2022, 12:48
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idea how quickly HR are looking at applications and contacting ppl?
They havenít even got through the whole inactive pilot list yet.
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Old 1st Sep 2022, 10:16
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Application got updated to "Application Talent Pooled" today
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Old 4th Sep 2022, 06:13
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Originally Posted by ockett
Also, do we ever see the cadetship returning
Yep. the same market forces that drove old VA to start the cadetship are there again.
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Old 5th Sep 2022, 12:01
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Had 4 domestic Virgin flights last week on an around the country work jaunt.. If they keep doing what they are doing they are going to win market share easily.. Lots of helpers at the check in machines, everyone friendly, lots of people getting trained also. Everything left on time, no cancellations, full flights. Lets just hope Virgin learn from the Qantas debacle and don't screw over these new employees, their best asset.
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Old 5th Sep 2022, 12:49
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Originally Posted by extralite
Had 4 domestic Virgin flights last week on an around the country work jaunt.. If they keep doing what they are doing they are going to win market share easily.. Lots of helpers at the check in machines, everyone friendly, lots of people getting trained also. Everything left on time, no cancellations, full flights. Lets just hope Virgin learn from the Qantas debacle and don't screw over these new employees, their best asset.
The BITRE data doesnít support this being widespread.

For the latest month available July OTP VA group was 50.9%, QF group 52.3%. Cancellation rate VA 7.8% vs QF 5.6%.

Whilst I donít doubt your 4 individual flights were on time VA has suffered as a big a shortfall as QF, and I doubt they miraculously improved back to 85%+ OTP in a month.



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