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Old 30th Nov 2006, 15:14
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The BMI index seems very biased. I have a very athletic and toned build yet my BMI scales says I am "overweight"....NOT! At 6-2 and 195 pounds, my BMI is around 25 but says I'm "overweight" In order to get my BMI into the "Normal" range, I will have to drop about 5 pounds before my interview / medical. If they actually allow a BMI if up to 29 or 30, well that is a fairly overweight person. At 6-2 , I could weight a chubby 230 pounds and still have a BMI of under 30.
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Old 30th Nov 2006, 18:33
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Biased all right. Im very solidly built and 0% bodyfat would theoretically give me a BMI of 25!! Actually, at the moment I am actually a little overweight. No worries with a class 1 at all but the airlines BMI limits are going to keep me working for it.
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Old 30th Nov 2006, 18:55
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How are the Jump Seat privileges between the airlines in Japan? Can AJX/AJV pilots ride on ANA or ANC airplanes? How about JAL? Details on the commuting options and procedures please
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Old 1st Dec 2006, 01:32
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Jumpseats

In Japan, the cockpit is secured before the first pax gets on until after the last one deplanes. The jumpseat "belongs" to the company and there is no jumpseat commuting.

Commuting is all by a seat in the back - ID or full fare ticket. Good luck in the summer and around New Year.

Joe
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Old 1st Dec 2006, 12:58
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Medical results

How long does it take to find out if the medical was ok?
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Old 1st Dec 2006, 16:18
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2 - 4 weeks usually.
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Old 9th Dec 2006, 15:22
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Next intake

Has anyone got news of outcome of recent interview and is there a date for March course?
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Old 9th Dec 2006, 18:33
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They are still interviewing until the middle of next week. 50% failure rate in the sim eval. Contracts will be offered as soon as the interview process is complete next week and medical results are in. Course starts beginning of March with 16 open spots, however they might not be able to fill all the spots due to the high failure rate.
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Old 13th Dec 2006, 18:33
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Interview Results

I had an interview over 4 weeks ago.
I have heard some folks have been told that they have failed the medical.
So can one be optimistic that they have passed and just waiting on the end of the interview process..........but I hear this has been extended so when will we know.....this month?

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Old 13th Dec 2006, 20:38
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Just heard to expect contract offers in the beginning of the new year.
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Old 22nd Dec 2006, 15:49
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I interviewed on 11 December and I had some questions that I didnít have answered and I was hopeful someone here could help out.

- What are typical schedules for a commuter and someone based in Japan? (number of days in Japan / in hotels on overnights)

- Are parents eligible for reduced fare ZED tickets on other airlines?

- Is there a pay difference from AJX compared with AJV?
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Old 30th Dec 2006, 16:15
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Anyone hear anything yet about contract offers?
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Old 18th Jan 2007, 01:54
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Anybody attending the Mid-February interviews in Tokyo? I just received my package and it sounds like there are quite a few guys going over for the Feb 07 screening session. For the guys who have already gone through....how long was it from interview to job offer to classdate? What kind of class date can we reasonably expect if we are successfull in the Feb 07 interview?

Thanks in advance for any insight!
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Old 18th Jan 2007, 04:38
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My interview was mid december and the start date would be March. They said they try to give you 3 months notice....Of course I am still waiting to see if I get the job or not......
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Old 18th Jan 2007, 16:36
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There is a thread on "Flightinfo" about ANA having a contract with ABX in the USA to supply pilots for AJV. If this is true, All of us that are waiting to hear back from them.I'm afraid the answer will be "Thanks for playing"
I hope I'm wrong
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Old 18th Jan 2007, 20:33
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That's been a rumour at ABX for a couple of months. We know that the company has been negotiating for some large international contract or charter. The union has been involved negotiating work rules with the company. No names have been mentioned. ABX and ANA have had a good relationship, with ABX buying several 767's from them. ABX was also in line to purchase the -300's, but ANA decided to start their own cargo operation, instead.

It's possible that this might be a charter for ABX instead of a crew contract. We have several -200's coming this year and they are not committed to anyone yet. DHL will obviously be competing for those aircraft as they have quite a few old airplanes in the U.S. fleet. Anyway, ABX has not been in the business of contracting crews before, so a charter makes more sense in many ways. That would mean that ANA/JPE still needs to crew their -300's.

I'd say it's pretty likely that ANA and ABX have had conversations, but there's no indication that any agreement has been made. It's all just rumours and conjecture so far.
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Old 25th Jan 2007, 22:22
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I got offered a position and I have tons of questions. Anyone currently in Japan care to contact me by PM and help out?
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Old 28th Jan 2007, 10:18
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Hey guys.. I too was hired, but do not have a ton on info.. From the experience I have had with the interview and since, and talking to as many folks as I can over there, seems to be a great place to be. I had a look at a schedule, and it too looks pretty good. (This is the cargo side).

I have heard that not very many guys made it through, and some that did were offered FO instead of the desired Capt. That's about all I know.. If I or anyone else gets more intel, please post it..

Cheers,

777BC
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Old 28th Jan 2007, 10:25
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I was one that interviewed for CA and was offered an FO position. That made an easy decision difficult and I have been trying to decide whether to take it or not.
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Old 28th Jan 2007, 11:31
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Well man, not sure what to say.. I guess if it were me, it would depend on a few things: Where are you now, and are you needing / wanting to leave, and how badly; Does ANA offer upgrades? (I am not sure); Is this the kind of flying that you want to do and will help you in the long run if you are still looking to further your career..?

The money for FOs is still better then any regional Captain as far as I know, and descent on the global scale. The company has the oppertunity for a growth explosion if / when the postal service goes private, which is happening. Ultimatly, they will need Captains, and I would assume they would take a "Known" (previous FO) verses an unknown... Again, this is all new to me too, so I could be speaking out of turn on some of the company specifics, but the other advice applies to any job.. Hope it helps..

777BC

PS: I sent you a PM with my personal email.. I am brand new here, so it might not have worked...
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