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Old 11th Jun 2013, 08:51
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Air Pacific/Fiji Airways

hi guys,

I just completed a skype interview with them. Does anyone know when they send u the link to the psychometric test?

Also anyone working with air pacific? Any help wud be appreciated regarding living,flying,base.

Thanking you.
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Old 12th Jun 2013, 04:09
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The promised Australian bases have been cancelled. The NZ gross pay is crap, especially if you are honest and pay Australian tax. There is no sick leave, annual leave or super. The real bonus is that the crazy Irishman works there!

They send the link within a week. BTW, it includes grammatical testing

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Old 22nd Jun 2013, 09:19
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Hi 340

It appears that Mastema has an axe to grind after an unsuccessful application. The contract terms and conditions are pretty clear and were recently substantially upgraded. Most of Mastemas points are incorrect. If you PM me I'll give you a heads up which you can then go about validating from reliable sources. Cheers
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Old 22nd Jun 2013, 12:50
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Hi 340

I wonder why Olive can't post the 'facts' and improved conditions for all to read?? Are they top secret men's business??

After getting Olive's secret embellished view, you could contact Fiji HR or IAC directly for the facts.

Enjoy the Nadi base and those outstanding terms and conditions.

The good part is that it is only a two year contract so you don't have to put up with them for very long.

Bulla vanaka!

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Old 23rd Jun 2013, 09:14
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Hi 340,
IAC sent me this info. It appears that ALL of my points were correct.

Term: 24 months
Age Limit: Maximum age of 60 years
Licences: ATPL preferably Fijian,Australian, NZ, HK, UK, USA & JAA Unrestricted Instrument Rating
Operating Base: Nadi, Fiji
Travel: Unlimited ID90 tickets & one FOC space available per annum J Class Firm for positioning duty travel (subject to availability at booking.
Remuneration For first 6 months:
Line Capt NZ$1000-$1100 per duty day paid off-shore.
Line Training Capt NZ $1050-$1175 per duty day paid off-shore.
Check Capt NZ $1225-$1250 per duty day paid off-shore.
After 6 months the duty day rate will increase by NZ $100 per duty day.
Unpaid deadhead days have been reduced from 4 per month to 2 per month. 50% of the daily rate will be paid for each day beyond 2 per month.
Completion Bonus: NZ $100 per paid duty day,paid upon completion of 6 months continuous service.
Duty Days: Averaging approx. 17 duty days per month Per Diem: Paid in accordance with Air Pacific policy
Accommodation: Hotel accommodation provided at base and layover ports

Insurance Emergency Medical/Travel Insurance: is provided

Not a bad retirement job!

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Old 25th Jun 2013, 19:20
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Hi, which fleet have been shortlisted for? 330?
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Old 26th Jun 2013, 20:43
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Mastema Wonders ..... ??

The answer is very simple - We've all been asked not to post contract specifics on PPRuNe, in order to avoid the looney fringe and disgruntled wannabes running away with interpretations and inventing material to suit their agenda. We also have a contract clause which requires confidentiality. As I said in my post. ..... PM me and I'm happy to brief on the various options available. Cheers
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Old 26th Jun 2013, 23:53
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"...in order to avoid the looney fringe and disgruntled wannabes running away with interpretations and inventing material to suit their agenda."
And
"The contract terms are pretty clear..."

If it smells like BS...

IAC has made no such directive and is in fact encouraging as much exposure as possible.

Enjoy!
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Old 27th Jun 2013, 03:25
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No BS here. I never mentioned IAC. I guess you have put your own interpretation in here, to suit your own agenda. There has been a clear FJ instruction not to go blurbing off T&Cs through the social media for the reasons stated. As per my post, anyone who wants an opinion from on the ground, is free to PM me. A number have. Enjoy
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Old 27th Jun 2013, 04:10
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So the FJ direct hire conditions are 'substantially better' than the IAC conditions?

So 'all of my points' are incorrect?

So FJ wants this kept top secret?

So IAC is comfortable with this 'substantial difference'?

So all this smoke and mirrors stuff keeps the looney fringe and disgruntled wannabees away?

Clearly that horse has bolted and the BS just keeps on flowing.

More Kava Vicar?

Enjoy!
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Old 28th Jun 2013, 23:27
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As the sms cryptics go ........... DWMFT, NWOFC. Cheers

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Old 29th Jun 2013, 14:51
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OMG more smoke and mirrors.

Okay I checked the front cover and it made me think... full time ground duties would give you plenty of time to waste!

Pass the kava old sock!

The other FJ thread is more fun, Toodles
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Old 3rd Sep 2013, 12:17
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Fiji airways A330

Does anyone have any info on what the Skype interview with Fiji Airways is all about ? Thks
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Old 4th Sep 2013, 07:03
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Mastema the thing to remember is : a duty day is any day you spend away from home base. If you don't make it home for say 30 days due flying requirements ( but you still get days off in NAN ) that's 30x your daily rate.
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Old 5th Sep 2013, 08:15
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Skype interview

Hello . Any info on what they ask on the Skype interview. Thks
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Old 5th Sep 2013, 22:17
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The interview is very straight forward. ( No H.R. B.S.- "When was the last time you resolved conflict on the flightdeck" etc )

It's questions like : When did you start flying ? are you still current on type ? Have you ever had an (aviation ) accident and maybe one tech type question.

Feel free to P.M. me if you have any further questions.

Cheers,

T.N.
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Old 8th Sep 2013, 12:23
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Skype interview

the interview is very straight forward, their internet is unreliable at times which can cause delays, the psych test can be a little tricky and they seem to put a lot of weight on the results, happy if you want to PM ,
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Old 15th Sep 2013, 19:08
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Fiji airways

If I may help. Anyone that received a call to work for this company and finally decide to join, aim to have your contract through IAC.
Reasons:
- You don´t pay taxes in Fiji as non-resident (46%) and non will advise you about it.
- You have a commuting roster (never complies by Fiji Airways) of 42/18.
18 days includes 4 days travel, 2 before, 2 after 14 days off block.
- Get ready to live in Tanoa Intl shit hotel.
- Get ready to fly 100 hrs in 28 days.
- Get ready to never get clear when you go back home.

I hope this help-
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Old 16th Sep 2013, 07:33
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Given that "home base" is the delightful Tanoa, how do you figure being away for 30 days? (Although I am sure you would like to be!)

jr5211 is giving a more realistic view of the contract and not fluffing up a pigs ear, like certain others.

Lets be honest, if you have missed out everywhere else, it suits fine.

Zbogom!
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Old 16th Sep 2013, 09:13
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Mastema, as I'm sure you are fully aware, the Tanoa is only your "home base" if you are Nadi based on a Fiji Airways contract. If you are I.A.C. you have a choice of "home base" away from Nadi.

B.T.W. I just came across a website where another guy called "Mastema" was singing the praises of that chap that just got dumped from Flight Centre.
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