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Old 13th May 2018, 07:44
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Ah ha! Thanks EdB. Good clues too!!

At least I was correct about the pay being gross and the lack of long haul command (based on my friends there with 10+ years seniority)
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Old 13th May 2018, 08:24
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With their recently raised pay scales etc, year 2 F/O would easily make £4.5k/month after tax and all other contributions. They are pretty much the best job in the UK by quite some distance - in my humble opinion at least.


Originally Posted by Craggenmore View Post
Ah ha! Thanks EdB. Good clues too!!

At least I was correct about the pay being gross and the lack of long haul command (based on my friends there with 10+ years seniority)
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Old 13th May 2018, 08:26
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Or or did you join Jade Cargo, China?

Hahahahaha........where have you been the last 7 years!!

Thanks for the good laugh!
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Old 13th May 2018, 08:59
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Craggenmore, sorry for insinuating that you were there for the money and I am happy that you can practice your hobby 24/7/365 but that would not be enough for me to justify my kids breathing the dust that is currently going through DXB.

You’re wrong when it comes to salary the £4500 quoted is net... lack of command? I have done it and yes it’s nice but it’s not everything in life.

As i said in my previous post, it suits some to be in the Middle East some it doesn’t, I enjoyed my time there but it was time to come home...

All the best.
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Old 13th May 2018, 09:21
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Come on craggen.... like you I will also get my profit share and housing allowance in one hit. It doesn't make me sleep better at night because I am a realist. Where do you live, deira studio?
I fly to the yearly limits, that's a fact and everybody here does.

Won't get into the rest, you have been here long enough to know it any way. Maybe you are just the ideal EK pilot, built for this kind of life. If so, I am truly happy for you.
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Old 13th May 2018, 11:08
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But only two years ago our mate sealear thought those 777s were so big and shiny.
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Old 13th May 2018, 18:24
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Lekke - I'm glad someone got it!

Cloud Bunny - Why that name? Anyhow, good to hear that VS is up and coming.

Dusty - The HA is paying off a mortgage that will trounce the Provident Fund when I leave. I wasn't looking for it but was offered it (and after it was withdrawn!) so I took it and fingers crossed, the plan will come to fruition. It's odd that long termers don't take it. I hear the term 'quick exit', but there is no quick exit here. Max limits? Averaging 78 a month, LHS 380. What's your monthly average? Which fleet?

springbok449 - No issues and thanks for your grace. Glad things are going well back home and again thanks for the NET pay update. If what you say is true then my old Pals are fibbing to me, most probably in order to avoid getting a round in. There can be no other explanation..!! What fleet are you on? Shoot me a PM and if you cross paths with said gang you can have a good laugh at my expense. All the best to you :-)
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Old 13th May 2018, 18:47
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Craggs - it was a name given to us (by “us” I mean Pilots) by my former boss, a quiet reserved gentleman by the name of Micheal O Leary.
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Old 13th May 2018, 20:59
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Cloud Bunny

MOL called us that. Oh Dear , he has not seen my mirror at 04:16 local on day 5 early. !!
Not quite a feeling like a Bunny, more a dinosaur.

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Old 14th May 2018, 11:26
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Originally Posted by Craggenmore View Post
£4,500 a month as FO in the UK with anybody can’t be true unless you’re a lifer RHS at BA with at least 5-7 years behind you.




That's where you're mistaken. With 2 years RHS service at a UK charter company I clear 4.5k, more recently I've been netting 5k.
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Old 14th May 2018, 15:50
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Does anyone have Captains figures? Thanks
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Old 14th May 2018, 16:06
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Hello there,

I would greatly appreciate if somebody could share some jet2 FO schedules via PM.

Also, as an NTR FO applicant, do I need to pay for the TR or is it bonded, and how?

Thank you!
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Old 17th May 2018, 10:44
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Originally Posted by Sirijus View Post
Hello there,

I would greatly appreciate if somebody could share some jet2 FO schedules via PM.

Also, as an NTR FO applicant, do I need to pay for the TR or is it bonded, and how?

Thank you!
Expect 80-90 hours per month in peak periods (June-August) dropping to about 10 hours per month off-peak (Nov-Mar). Depending on base expect 500-700 hours per year on the 737. 200-300 hours per year on the 757 (only MAN and LBA bases).

FO's are a bit busier than line Captains. Type Rating is 3-year bond, not self-funded.
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Old 17th May 2018, 11:19
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Originally Posted by Stjuk View Post
Does anyone have Captains figures? Thanks
£5k net per month average (less in the winter, more in the summer)

Just a tiny paycut.

But in return you get repetitive destinations, an exotic base in the north of the uk, and the charming experience of the Alicante passengers in July.

(just kidding guys!)

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Old 18th May 2018, 10:38
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Something to remember here is that EK is not the only show in town, possibly when Jet2 and Ryanair come to Dubai they might just be hoping to target the 700 or so current and type rated pilots based on the other side of the runway.

As a pilot at that other airline, by the time I take into account the far higher cost of living in Dubai, I would probably not be much worse off working for Jet2 than I am here, and long term it would probably be a better environment for my kids to grow up in. And given the choice of LBA to ALC checking in at 1400 LT or DXB to HYD checking in at 2200LT I know which I would rather choose. Or even IBZ or PRG on a Friday night ��
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