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Old 22nd Feb 2019, 10:56
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Guys please could you tell me how the staff tickets concessions work with ANA mainline?

I mean an update on how well do they work and can you get business class zed tickets?

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Old 23rd Feb 2019, 00:15
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They work well. You book the ticket through the MyIDTravel website and the ticket is issued instantly. Like anywhere you'll need to check the loads and be a bit sensible of where you're travelling and when. Yes, you can get business class ZED tickets on ANA.
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Old 23rd Feb 2019, 06:17
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Great, thank you.
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Old 25th Feb 2019, 08:13
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Sorry for the OT, a lot of Japanese companies seem not to be approved fot CAT2/3 ops. Is this something to do with the JCAB, is it quite standard in Japan?
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Old 25th Feb 2019, 12:23
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Originally Posted by bringbackthe80s View Post
Sorry for the OT, a lot of Japanese companies seem not to be approved fot CAT2/3 ops. Is this something to do with the JCAB, is it quite standard in Japan?
Mainline is Cat3 and AJX is Cat2... Basically they don't certify it if it is not needed.
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Old 25th Feb 2019, 12:43
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Ok thanks understood
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Old 3rd Mar 2019, 14:30
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Does the pay scale top out at 5 years? Are years of service carried over from FO to CA if you upgrade? Or do you go from say year 5 FO pay to year 1 CA pay?
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Old 3rd Mar 2019, 15:03
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Originally Posted by drop24 View Post
Does the pay scale top out at 5 years? Are years of service carried over from FO to CA if you upgrade? Or do you go from say year 5 FO pay to year 1 CA pay?
There is no real pay scale, per se. You have an fo contract for 5 years. Then, if renewed, you get another fo contract for 5 years. Once you upgrade, you get a captain contract for 5 years. The payscales will continue to increase on each contract. They don't increase much but they do increase.

I haven't done my second captain contract yet, still have 1 more year, but I am assuming that the pay will continue to increase marginally.

Edit: Ok, was just informed by a wonderful co-worker of mine that there is a payscale. This is the first I have seen it in almost 9 years of working here. Apparently it is not easy to come across. The pay does increase each year and it is a 20 year payscale. And, in my opinion, needs to be increased by a couple of thousand each month.

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Old 5th Mar 2019, 19:17
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Thinking of applying to Air Japan with 1000 jet FO hours and over 3000 total. Wondering if it be in with a chance or if the "actual" requirement is a lot higher.

Thanks
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Old 5th Mar 2019, 22:44
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if you meet the minimum requirements, submit an application. The worst you can get is a "thanks but no thanks". My guess is that the "selection" will depend on many factors, most of which come in to play once they look at the actual applications. It's a bit like the Lotto, you'll never win without a ticket
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Old 8th Mar 2019, 16:04
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Upgrade Time to Captain

Hello all!

If joining as a FO how long is the Upgrade wait to become Captain on the 767 or 787? I have just been told its not guaranteed and plan to be an FO for ever with this company. This was from rishworth. I am Currently a Captain on a 737NG but this contract looks really good for commuters.
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Old 9th Mar 2019, 10:01
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Ignore Rishworth, they are irrelevant.

There has been no change to the upgrade policy as written in the rest of this thread.
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Old 11th Mar 2019, 04:43
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Thanks Fratemate for your response. Much appreciated!

How long is the Upgrade wait time currently?
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Old 12th Mar 2019, 00:10
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One question regarding the roster

On a typical day, do you fly 2 sectors or single sector? Is it more likely to be flying 2 sectors if it's a cargo duty?
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Old 12th Mar 2019, 00:44
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Originally Posted by Stallone View Post
One question regarding the roster

On a typical day, do you fly 2 sectors or single sector? Is it more likely to be flying 2 sectors if it's a cargo duty?
There really is no typical day. Some days are 2 sectors, others are 1. Can be passenger or cargo. 2 sector duties can be from 5 to 9 hours of flight time depending on where you are going.
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Old 12th Mar 2019, 22:33
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Originally Posted by jrmyl View Post
There really is no typical day. Some days are 2 sectors, others are 1. Can be passenger or cargo. 2 sector duties can be from 5 to 9 hours of flight time depending on where you are going.
some duties are more than 10 hrs, it is interesting to note that some duties (including back of the clock) are planning to within 5 minutes of the company limits. Many BOC duties are 2 sector all nighters, the average schedule also flip flops from day to night back to day duties. There is very little consistency in scheduling (unlike some companies who run a series of earlys, then lates), the result being, after a week or so in Japan, one's body has no idea when it should be asleep or not and many pilots end up napping when they can instead of enjoying a full night's sleep.. Add to that the fact that many commuters are not acclimatised to local time when they commute in.
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Old 15th Mar 2019, 07:18
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Hello All,

Will appreciate some guidance :

Are the Sim practice sessions worth paying for? How much do they cost and how many sessions are usually recommended before ones assessment?




Thank you in advance.

Best regards,

gottofly

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Old 16th Mar 2019, 04:58
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Originally Posted by gottofly View Post
Hello All,

Will appreciate some guidance :

Are the Sim practice sessions worth paying for? How much do they cost and how many sessions are usually recommended before ones assessment?




Thank you in advance.

Best regards,

gottofly
That in fact is a subjective question and has been asked here many times so I'll give you the same answer I've been giving for a decade!

It depends..., the 76 is an older lady and she doesn't have the nice features in flight characteristic that some of you are used to, like changes in pitch when you change power settings, yes folks! Airplanes didn't use to stay at the same bank angle until you changed it, you have to deal with the thing ballooning when you add flaps! I know it sounds strange but that is how airplanes use to behave in yesteryear!

Ok, This is me making fun at the fact that lately I'm the oldest one on the GD! But it is along the lines of the answer!

if you have been flying a full glass, Fly by Wire contraption and you have little or no experience with steam gauges then I would definitely recommend some sim time because the place to realize that you have no idea what you are looking at is not during the evaluation!

Now, if you have been flying another "Historic" machine and you are used to blended instruments, or even better, are used to an airplane raining inside after you have gone through a rain shower! Then you are better off spending your time learning the pitch and power settings that come in your interview package! She flies like what you are used to.

good luck!
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Old 16th Mar 2019, 17:47
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Thank you for the guidance Dominican. I have skipped pages in between this whole thread frankly so must have missed your earlier posts.I am currently flying the B737NG since last 14 yrs or so.

Also can someone guide me on the below points please.

If I don’t have 6 months validity on my PPC/IR, medical etc , is that going to be a problem? Because if I start my application today and get interviewed say in June, then 2 odd months before I get the results....I won’t have the 6 months , maybe 4.

Also I have been reading about medical stuff. I have undergone [email protected] surgery on my eyes, is that a fail? Also this balance test they have, I tried to balance on one leg with hands out...I can barely manage a few seconds. Is that a fail?

Thank you.

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Old 17th Mar 2019, 21:02
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If I don’t have 6 months validity on my PPC/IR, medical etc , is that going to be a problem? Because if I start my application today and get interviewed say in June, then 2 odd months before I get the results....I won’t have the 6 months , maybe 4.

The status of your current medical is irrelevant, they will make you take a NASA style medical regardless.

Also I have been reading about medical stuff. I have undergone [email protected] surgery on my eyes, is that a fail? Also this balance test they have, I tried to balance on one leg with hands out...I can barely manage a few seconds. Is that a fail?

[email protected] Eye Surgery is now an approved procedure by JCAB, you have to fill out some forms and go through additional eye test but it is accepted now.
About the balance test, maybe someone who has gone through an Initial medical recently can chime in but the last time I did it was with a machine, they had me step on a disc on the floor that measures the pressure as you balance and they didn't have me stand on one foot. Hopefully someone else can shed some light.


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