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Pearlharbour 3rd Aug 2021 07:46

they had everything perfectly set before the pandemic to be a good low cost airline in Europe. Nice Airplanes, investors, money, routes, new bases, well prepared pilots with low cost experience. Suddenly they decided to change their stuff policy and fire 300 very well prepared guys without reason.
now they are just starting to suffer the consecuencies.

now they have the worst of the worst reputation between pilots community in Europe. And the people that still working for them are desperate to have “something” to run far way of them.

so good luck with the expansion WIZZAIR!
life is a double street way, remember?

TBSC 3rd Aug 2021 09:21

What expansion? They can hardly make 60-70% of their existing fleet flying even with crews maxxed out. There was not a single day this summer when more than 100 out of 140 aircraft were used. A company with 50 aircraft on ground wet-leasing five aircraft for lack of crew... Yet they are still going on and on about being the strategic winner of the pandemic. Even a child knows that if you are short of crews (and practically every resources because of your ULCC philosophy) the most stupid thing you can do is to open new bases every other day to spread yourself even thinner. Let's find something else we can brag about then: being the greenest airline of Europe! Is cramming the highest possible number of seats into a 321 enough? No, the greenest airline of Europe would stop burning thousands of tons of additional fuel only to make money for the investors. Stop the extra burn for tankering (to avoid refueling at expensive stations); hundreds of ferry flights to save money on maintenance; fuel stops by the dozen for commercial overweight (are we at Keflavik yet? No it's only Stavanger); don't skip the aircraft and engine washes (just take a look at HA-LTD now), then you may start talking about being green.

maverickflyer 6th Aug 2021 15:35

Hi guys, I have a question for those who have travelled to Budapest from an EU member state for the assessments this month. It's regarding the travel restrictions. Is the Certificate of Travel ("entry for business and economic purposes") that Wizz Air sends to the applicant enough to be allowed entry in Hungary without a a PCR Test or without having the EU Digital Covid Certificate? According to the information from the Hungarian official websites, it should be enough, but Im afraid that the airline won't accept the certificate because the info is not too cIear. I would be grateful if someone with recent experience traveling to hungary could comment on this. Thank you in advance.

Giuff 6th Aug 2021 15:36

I am going there with Wizz mobility letter and the EU green pass (2 jabs completed).
Hope this helps 👍🏻

maverickflyer 6th Aug 2021 15:57

Thanks Giuff. I was considering getting the EU Digital Certificate, but my only option is to get a PCR test from EU approved lab (€€€). Better be safe than sorry though :)

Giuff 6th Aug 2021 16:01

You can get the EU green pass after the second jab (at least in my country), its free and valid for 270 days.

SierraTangoBravo 6th Aug 2021 17:14


In May I traveled to Budapest with Wizz Air "Certificate of Travel" - no problems. I wasn't vaccinated and had no PCR test with me.

ROMEOVICTOR 6th Aug 2021 18:00

Applied and rejected automatically!

“You have not been selected”

more than 800 hours jet and last flight this month!

must be the 300 hours IFR in the last 12 months…

Giuff 6th Aug 2021 18:06

Not possible buddy. Are you sure you did not miss any box in the application?
I did not fly for a year and they called me.

Reneda 6th Aug 2021 18:14

I applied a year ago. I have I’ve 5600 hours on jet and they haven’t call me.

Falisaki 6th Aug 2021 18:17

Hi guys,
Do you have information if JOC is necessary for non type rated cadets?
how does the assessment look like for NTR cadets?

ROMEOVICTOR 6th Aug 2021 18:41


will check again

Javeee 6th Aug 2021 21:30

when did you apply? Are you typed?
Thanks man

Giuff 6th Aug 2021 21:33

few weeks ago. Yes, rated.

randon 7th Aug 2021 17:39

Invited twice but never found an available slot.

PilotLZ 7th Aug 2021 17:57

Has anyone actually started conversion training and flying? Or is it recruitment for 2022 start dates?

Banana Joe 7th Aug 2021 17:58

I've been told they have reinstated the pre-Covid payscale.

I have on good authority that this month there is line training taking place out of a Southern Italian base.

booze 8th Aug 2021 07:56

Still covid payscale. A friend of mine just sent me his sched and told me what he'd got in the bank. Way better than it was before as he almost maxed out on duty however the paycheck was about 25% shy of what he'd got for this amount of flying pre-covid.

Edit: what pisses me and many off is that they are hiring and training ppl when about half of the pilots who got the boot last year are still waiting for a spot to come back to however :mad: might be the base and the contract. You simply can't just lay off ppl without calling them back first before any other external candidates. Shame on wizz. Shame on everybody who is assisting to this. Trainers should really put their foot down and plain simply refuse to train anyone before their ex-colleagues are getting their jobs back! Now this would be the time. Management couldn't do anything to them. You can't fire all your TRI-s and LTC-s. The whole house of cards would just fall and they know it.

Nick 1 8th Aug 2021 08:49

Wrong...they will manage to find LTC flying for free for the sake of “ prestige “ or some other kind of carrot...

squidie 9th Aug 2021 22:49

Maybe old information but 1st year FO starting salary is £18k appox?

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