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Air NZ Pilot Contract

Old 16th Jul 2016, 20:59
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Air NZ Pilot Contract

Hi everyone,

I am currently an A320 pilot in the USA and I have an opportunity to interview with Air NZ. I know that ANZ is very protective of the numbers in the new contract but I was wondering if anyone could share a bit of the info as to the life of an ANZ pilot (basic pay, travel benefits, decent medical, average schedule of a new Second Officer)?

I have a wife and kid and I want to make sure I make the best decision possible for my family.

Thanks!
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Old 17th Jul 2016, 03:54
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I can't answer any of the specifics of your question.... But you are likely to go in direct as an A320 FO. Air NZ can't seem to get wide body SOs in sufficient numbers to transfer to A320 FO.
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Old 17th Jul 2016, 21:31
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Hey thanks for your responses. Like I said the main reason why I'm trying to acquire some info is because I currently fly for a decent company here in the US but have always wanted to fly for Air NZ and I want to make sure I'm making the right move for my family.
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Old 18th Jul 2016, 10:42
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Something else to consider when weighing up your options...

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/economy/news/article.cfm?c_id=34&objectid=11675211
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Old 19th Jul 2016, 00:01
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If you want to live in NZ and wait 10 years for a command then you won't find a better contract.
If you don't want to live in NZ then there's more money to be made ALMOST anywhere else.
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Old 21st Jul 2016, 09:34
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Of course money isn't the only thing to consider. Medical/dental benefits, flight benefits, retirement etc are all things I need to look at as well but I'm having a lot of difficulty finding even basic info in any of those areas.
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Old 23rd Jul 2016, 11:43
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Medical benefits - Nil
Dental benefits - Nil
Flight benefits - probably not as good as you're used to
Retirement benefits - Nil

Because the benefits you're asking about are pretty well non existent in any job in this part of the world you won't find much info.
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Old 23rd Jul 2016, 12:00
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Air New Zealand pilots have a reasonable superannuation (pension) plan, if you work there for 25+ years it is a reasonable amount of money, normally private health insurance (medical/dental) will be affordable to an individual..
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Old 23rd Jul 2016, 21:16
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Zlin77, the superannuation scheme is only the kiwisaver one. The employee's contribution being matched dollar for dollar by the company, just the same as for anyone working for any other company. Nothing all that special.
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Old 24th Jul 2016, 10:01
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27/09 - not quite correct as I'm sure you're aware.
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Old 25th Jul 2016, 00:42
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Does anyone have a pdf format of the latest Air NZ pilot contract? I tried to google it but saw nothing? I have the latest Virgin America pilot contract if anyone would like to exchange it to compare. Seeing if staying at VX would be good or maybe trying to try a shot for Air NZ or Fiji Airways in the future.
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Old 25th Jul 2016, 04:13
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Sfo - you already have NZ citizenship, residency or some sort of right to work in NZ right?
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Old 25th Jul 2016, 07:18
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The misses is a Kiwi, so I can easily do the right to work part. Just wondering if its a better industry down there or up here?
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Old 25th Jul 2016, 08:11
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Those that want some more details can PM me and I'll try to answer as best I can. I'm currently on the A320 but have done some time long haul so have experience in both sides of the operation.
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Just wondering if its a better industry down there or up here?
Conditions seem to have bottomed in the states and peaked in Australia, so it could well be in the process of flipping or at least leveling.
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Old 25th Jul 2016, 11:40
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waterbottle: 27/09 - not quite correct as I'm sure you're aware.
No I'm not aware, perhaps the info I was given is wrong, though I think my source is pretty reliable.
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Old 25th Jul 2016, 20:57
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Originally Posted by belowMDA View Post
Those that want some more details can PM me and I'll try to answer as best I can. I'm currently on the A320 but have done some time long haul so have experience in both sides of the operation.
Hi, yeah I'd really like to chat with you about the over all lifestyle of an ANZ pilot. Like I stated earlier I'm currently on the A320 with JetBlue airways (yes I am a NZ citizen) and am trying to decide what will be best for my family, staying here or going to NZ.
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Old 26th Jul 2016, 02:22
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Sent you a PM belowmda
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Old 26th Jul 2016, 04:16
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27/09 - sorry, I presumed from you commenting that you were an ANZ pilot, obviously you are not. Super is not just KiwiSaver. You are also a little off track with your ideas on the benefits available.
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Those that want some more details can PM me and I'll try to answer as best I can. I'm currently on the A320 but have done some time long haul so have experience in both sides of the operation.
BelowMDA how do I PM you on this forum?
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