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Old 30th Sep 2019, 14:35
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Anyone able to offer any information on being a pilot in SAS in Norway?
Day to day life, hours, pay, career progress to long-haul and general wellbeing in the company.
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Old 30th Sep 2019, 20:50
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First important question.
Kan du snakke norsk, svensk eller dansk?
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Old 1st Oct 2019, 05:32
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Ja, er fra Norge ! Jobber i Storbritannia
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Old 5th Oct 2019, 21:02
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You'll be hired on short haul. Progression to long haul is based on seniority, so depends on the bidding of your colleagues ahead of you on the seniority list. The future of pure long haul flying is uncertain, the company is in the process of introducing mixed fleet flying - short/long haul combined.
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Old 6th Oct 2019, 14:58
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SAS is spending too much money on positioning LH-crews from Oslo to Copenhagen. Just a short delay on the positioning flight or the flight to US means that you will run out of duty time if flying to Chicago, and therefore a diversion to eg. New York is required. One of the things SAS had to fight over the years with the pilot unions, but now it is over.

Another thing, is that SAS can optimise the duty time. For a long haul pilot flying 900 block hours pr year, which is maximum only gives around 1200 duty hours, which is far from the maximum 1920 hours/year.
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Old 13th Oct 2019, 18:19
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Does anyone here roughly know how long I could expect for a base in Trondheim ? I know its seniority based , but are we talking months , years or decades?
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Old 13th Oct 2019, 18:21
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Also in regards to pay Ive seen quotes ranging from 450 000 kr all the way up to 650 000 kr which is obviously quite the difference and would significantly impact the possibility of commuting from Trondheim to Oslo so just looking for a ballpark figure.

And is it true that you can only apply once ?
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Old 14th Oct 2019, 06:56
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Yup, SAS has a policy of only assessing candidates once. One strike and youre out.....
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