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Old 13th Jun 2020, 11:32
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Originally Posted by mark one eyeball
Not really interested to know Dominican what you are up to
best to know life is a changing for others
Since I've been contributing to this thread for 13 years and responding to people's PM's on this particular job. I don't give a 5 gallon bucket of camel's urine what you think I should or should not post!

So, just to bring everyone up to date! Yesterday had the most amazing plate of Ropa Vieja with black beans and rice and a few pints while maintaining social distance!

Now Mark sad pants! You can continue your mission of revenge against the bad people that didn't hire you because after all. Who wouldn't hire you? They must be crazy, you being a ray of sunshine and all.
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Old 13th Jun 2020, 13:38
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Don’t pay any attention to anybody who is not in the picture.
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Old 14th Jun 2020, 05:05
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Hi Montema, i was scheduled to July course, now cancelled
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Old 14th Jun 2020, 08:24
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Originally Posted by sandson
Hi Montema, i was scheduled to July course, now cancelled
Cancelled entirely or potentially rescheduled?
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Old 14th Jun 2020, 09:37
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Dominican, You have your history wrong!!! The initial contract was through AWAS on the B747 based in Sydney. Working for mainline ANA not AJX. I know, I was there and was made redundant. AJX, AJV never had B747's
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Old 14th Jun 2020, 11:34
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Originally Posted by Dogslay
Dominican, You have your history wrong!!! The initial contract was through AWAS on the B747 based in Sydney. Working for mainline ANA not AJX. I know, I was there and was made redundant. AJX, AJV never had B747's
You are correct, back then AJX had not started yet, I didn't mean to imply that but instead bring up the fact that the ANA group has a history of making foreign pilots redundant.
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Old 14th Jun 2020, 13:35
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Hey Montema, I was also due to start the course in May. Unfortunately, doesn’t look like even the delayed course of July is gonna happen.
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Old 14th Jun 2020, 23:53
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Originally Posted by 5strypes
Cancelled entirely or potentially rescheduled?
"potentially rescheduled" yes, but honestly i'm not expecting much. DEC 767 NTR. Anyone else in this situation?
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Old 15th Jun 2020, 02:21
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They just started a new-hire class this month, as well as 787 transition class who are on full pay while about 85% of the pilot group are pretty much unemployed....
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Old 15th Jun 2020, 03:44
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My guess would be that they are pilots of Japanese nationality, right?
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Old 15th Jun 2020, 03:51
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Ummm...no. All round eye gaijins.
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Old 15th Jun 2020, 04:11
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Wow. Wondering how did they get into the country.
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Old 15th Jun 2020, 04:23
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Originally Posted by E165
They just started a new-hire class this month, as well as 787 transition class who are on full pay while about 85% of the pilot group are pretty much unemployed....
Why would they be unemployed?
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Old 15th Jun 2020, 10:52
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Originally Posted by bringbackthe80s
Why would they be unemployed?
You're right. We are still "employed" whilst enjoying the benefits of zero pay and zero allowances from July.
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Old 15th Jun 2020, 11:59
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Originally Posted by BoxFly
You're right. We are still "employed" whilst enjoying the benefits of zero pay and zero allowances from July.
So your financial hassles start from July.

Many expats around the world have had such "hassles" for the last few months, maybe consider yourself a tad lucky?

Surprised me how appeared some thought Japan was the "new haven" where none of this CV19 stuff would apply, maybe not helped by the desire of the govt to delay reality in hopes of the 2020 olympics going ahead, I believe that delay will prove costly in longer term; just IMHO.

Have heard at least one carrier in Japan has given notice/not renewed contracts in a limited way to gaijin, would suggest having dragged their feet the airlines are playing catchup in how they will deal with pilot numbers - if they finally decide they have to scale back.

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Old 15th Jun 2020, 19:56
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E165 I think You must be mistaken about a new hire class, seems impossible to get in to Japan. Correct in a 787 transition class having been restarted, but only with 5 out of the original 10 members. those already in country.

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Old 16th Jun 2020, 00:26
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It seems to me like they’re doing everything in their power to keep on the contract pilots (unlike many other airlines). Time will tell what happens, but as far as new hires go, the country is closed completely. It’d be a bit hard to start a course now.
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Old 16th Jun 2020, 19:35
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Correction, you two are correct. It is the new hire class from March that resumed again in June. Apologize for the misinformation.
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Old 25th Jul 2020, 10:33
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What is the latest with Air Japan?
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Old 25th Jul 2020, 14:52
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Originally Posted by JFL
What is the latest with Air Japan?
Nothing.

No seriously, we are basically shut down. Only operating about 25% of the normal flights and most of those are with Japanese flying them. Most foreigners can't even get into the country so we can't get to work. Looks like it will last a long time. Year, year and a half maybe.
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