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Old 13th Mar 2007, 17:13
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oh thats cool im on leave at the moment so i hope they call while im still off!!!
thanks for your kind wishes, good luck with yours and keep us updated on how you get on and what its like etc xx
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Old 13th Mar 2007, 17:22
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It took them 2 weeks to call me......... So fingers crossed chuck....
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Old 13th Mar 2007, 17:29
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ah right.well thank you,good luck for this interview
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Old 14th Mar 2007, 13:40
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Direct Entry

Hi Everyone Got Interview Next Week For Direct Entry Purser... How Stable Do You Think This Company Is And Whats Their Pay Scale?
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Old 14th Mar 2007, 15:26
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nobody knows what the pay scale is,unless there are some maxjet crew around who can advise us.youre told more about pay at the interview.
how much experience do you have Fleeboi to have been accepted for an interview for D.E.P?
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Old 14th Mar 2007, 15:33
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well one thing i do know is that u.s based crew get the equivalent of 13,000 basic which isn't bad...wonder when the training courses are and how many people they're looking for...
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Just to let you know..i emailed the company just to clarify whether or not the letters of recommendations all need to be professional ones. they say that one definately has to be from a former boss/supervisor etc...they do prefer professional references, however the other 2 can be personal ones if need be :-D...just incase u were all wondering like i was lol xxx
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Old 14th Mar 2007, 22:53
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whats the letter of recommendations about?or is that explained in the phone interview?
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Old 15th Mar 2007, 14:30
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How long after your phone interview did your email get sent to you?
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Old 19th Mar 2007, 19:13
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Maxjet Interview Friday, Anyone else???

Hello Everyone,

Just wondering if anyone has got a Maxjet Interview on Friday like me.... Also anyone coming down on Thursday and staying in the Hilton???

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Old 22nd Mar 2007, 16:55
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Hello,anybody been to the Maxjet interview in STN today?if so,what was it like,any tips for tomorrow?
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Old 22nd Mar 2007, 18:29
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Maxjet

Just to let you the basic pay for Maxjet is just 10,500 and the flight pay is also just 1.24!

I went to the interview today, I didnt get it but after hearing how little the money was I couldnt do it anyway.

They also have 6hr airport standbys and they dont give any extra money 4 this its part of you basic. On top of this you have next day standbys and 90mis call outs.

The interview itself was ok, you get up and stand at the front of the room and talk about yourself and then you do group stuff.

If you just want to do longhaul and you dont care how much little you will earn and how hard you will work then this could be the airline for you.
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Old 22nd Mar 2007, 18:45
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to be honest,i wouldnt expect any extra money for airport standbies anyway,standbies are part of the job & can result in you being called out.if you dont like that,then flying isnt for you as all companies have standbies,both home & airport.
basic pay is about average for junior cabin crew in the UK however the flight pay is low,do they pay allowances downroute for food,or are crew expected to live on this?
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Old 22nd Mar 2007, 18:51
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lol lol lol

who said i wasnt happy with stand bys i was just putting them in for people to know about and why i put in you dont get extra is it could always be a first interview for somone so they no this. i am with a airline and i love flying have done for ages!!! and i know about airport stand bys so get off your soap box!
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Old 22nd Mar 2007, 19:07
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id like to hope people did research about the job before they go for an interview,more so if it is a first interview.unfortunately,they way you put it made it sound as if you hadnt flown before,i apologise for misinterpreting that,maybe make your posts a little clearer in future.
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Old 23rd Mar 2007, 12:13
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Angel Been to the MAXjet interview

Hi. Had my interview with Maxjet yesterday. They were all friendly, made it through to the one2one interview which only lasted about 20mins and wasn't intimadating as some airline interviews. Maybe I was just lucky with who interviewed me.

The basic pay is 11,500- cabin crew 16,000-pursers. The only downfall is the 1.24 per hour rate which is pretty low.
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Old 23rd Mar 2007, 12:15
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did they say if they would give you any extra allowances downroute because the FDP is so low?
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Old 23rd Mar 2007, 12:46
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No extra allowances for downroute which is a shame. They say the rate is very competitve in the states. But I think as it is uk based crew they are looking for,they should up it.
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Old 23rd Mar 2007, 14:20
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Training?

Hi guys,

Don't want to rain on anyone's parade...I flew for United for 12 years (based at LHR). Have Maxjet mentioned whether you get paid during training? With many US airlines training is unpaid, as you do not become an employee until after you have completed the training course. Also it is standard practice for US airlines to charge you for your uniform (In 1991, UAL charged $750, which took 2 1/2 years to pay back @ $50 a month).

The salary set up is how US airlines pay (almost all your money in your basic salary). Have they indicated how long and what the top pay will be? At United it took 14 years to get to the top pay scale, which was double the starter rate (but after 5 years you could see a significant increase).

Will your salary be based in Pounds, or is it just the US dollar equivalent converted every month? If your salary is converted from Dollars, you could potentially earn more/less if the exchange rate changed drastically. Saying that it's been many years since the broke the $2.00 barrier, and if anything the exchange rate should move in your favour.

Will you be under US or UK terms and conditions? Flying for a US carrier you will not be subject to the 900 hours EU ruling, FAA duty time limitations are far more liberal than in Europe. Up until 10 years ago US carriers could do trans-atlantic turns...now defunct Tower Air use to do JFK-BRU-JFK trips, and position JFK-TLV and work home!

It is also common place for US airlines to put you on reserve (standby) for many years, until you have achieved the seniority to come off of it. Maybe worth asking Maxjet how they manage this?

Those of you who have flown before, working under an FAA regulated carrier is much different to the CAA. The FAA is very hot on manuals...they have to be carried at all times, and flawlessly upto date...one page out of date, extra, missing is a $1000 fine levied against your personally. An FAA inspector can demand to see your manual onboard, and you have 90 seconds to produce it. The FAA are also very big on the seat belt sign, should you not verbally warn someone with an FAA inspector onboard (known or unknown) you could face a $1000 fine again, against you personally. The other thing the FAA mandates is no glass/china for the pre-departure service, so despite being a premium class airline, you will have to serve pre-departure champagne in plastic glasses.

All in all, if you willing to take a risk, it may be an invaluable experience, seeing how different the aviation industry is in the US. Good luck to you all!

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Old 23rd Mar 2007, 17:31
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Staff Travel etc?

Do you know if they offer any staff travel etc? And do you know how many trips per month you are expected to be doing?
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