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Old 31st Jan 2007, 22:27
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Hi guys/gals,
Anyone have any info on Air Japan,routes etc.Also,has anyone worked for hawaii,any recomendations about them.I am looking at this closely and think it will be a good longterm opportunity.
Thanks for the info,
AA
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Old 1st Feb 2007, 04:17
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Cool Air Japan routes

Hi,
Check out this site: http://www.ana.co.jp/eng/int/others/codeshare/nq.html

That should answer your question.
Good Luck,
Bonzai!!!
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Old 2nd Feb 2007, 01:12
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Is the class for March finally filled up? I'm still waiting to hear, got a message from the contract company that results are coming "slowly" Are both interview periods going to overlap? There are interviews scheduled for February already. Has everyone that was waiting to hear for the March class been called already? I'm starting to think that my application was lost
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Old 2nd Feb 2007, 06:02
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March Class

I'm in the March Class for AJV. 12 March is the start date. For those that have no word, hang in there. GLTYA!!! Bonzai!!!
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Old 2nd Feb 2007, 18:00
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Bonzai, I appreciate your link on the other site about living in Japan. Congrats on the class date!

May I ask if you are you planning to live there, or commute?
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Old 2nd Feb 2007, 18:47
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Cool

Hi Robie,
Thank you. I'm planning on the commute once on line. During training though, there is no commute.
Cheers, Bonzai!!!
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Old 9th Feb 2007, 10:58
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Any idea of roster?

Hi all!

Any idea of a typical roster line? Any extra info much appreciated.

Ta
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Old 14th Feb 2007, 09:44
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Can anyone confirm if there are upgrade opportunities with AirJapan before the first 5 year is up?
Also what are the air law and radio law exam like?
Overnight allowanes/per diems down route?
Can anyone give us an overview of what it was like when they went through it,any thoughts,recommendations.
Cheers
AA
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Old 15th Feb 2007, 11:02
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Took the law and radio exams in 98. It was pure hell and lots of memorizing. But don't let my opinion discourage you. After it was done, I had no doubt I could do anything I put my mind to. Good Luck!
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Old 15th Feb 2007, 15:14
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Whats the cost of living like? $500 per month accom? What can you rent for that type of money? Is anyone planning to bring their families ?

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Old 15th Feb 2007, 15:26
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Whats the cost of living like? $500 per month accom? What can you rent for that type of money?
Tokyo and Osaka have just been named the two most expensive cities on the planet (Again) $ 500 is not going to rent you very much. I'm going to commute at the beginning, training is six to seven months and the company pays for accommodation during training, after that I'll probably get a crash pad with 20 or 30 other guys to keep it at the $500
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Old 16th Feb 2007, 06:14
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Gentlemen
Just somewhat intrigued.
Did the agencies discuss Alien Registration with you??
It used to be (maybe still is) that you cannot rent an apartment in Japan ie take a lease unless you have Alien Registration, nor can you pay Japanese tax (which at 15-20% is far less than many countries.)
Of course if you reckon you can avoid paying any tax anywhere in the world that's fine - just hope you've done your homework!
IF you can rent then be prepared for higher initial costs than in the west (bond, key money, "thank you money", maybe others.)

Rent wise everything is based on square metres: per month look at (USD):
20m, 5 min walk from Shinagawa, fully furnished single room 2200;
50m, 15 min walk from Shinagawa, part furnished 1500;
70m, 10 min train from Shinagawa, unfurnished 1500.
Just a rough starting point.
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Old 16th Feb 2007, 06:25
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Thanks for the heads-up on the tax situation.. I have just sent an email asking for further clarification..

I am planning to commute (Have UAL benefits too) and have heard that a hotel / motel is the way to go, over a small aptartment with 65 guys in it!!
True? Not True? Not a fan of large crash pads here...

Any stronger or more recent rumors about opening ORD as a base? Was talked about in my interview..

Any word on the ABEX 767s that were just leased? Flown by us or ABEX folks??

Thanks for the intel..

777BC
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Old 16th Feb 2007, 08:34
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Was rumoured that as the years went on the constant packing/unpacking, lack of places to leave stuff, staying in hotels which did not have english TV and (of course) no cable TV was a factor in deciding some Air Japan guys to say "sayonara."
Quality of Life type of concept.
Only a (very strong) rumour, more than happy to be corrected if I am mistaken.
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Old 16th Feb 2007, 17:23
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ABX

The ABX aircraft will be flown by ABX pilots. ANA and ABX have applied for JCAB approval for the agreement. I would assume that with ANA's backing the agreement has a good chance of approval, but have not heard how long it might take before JCAB reaches a decision.

ABX has talked to the pilot group about a Japan domicile but there are many hurdles to that arrangement. Expectation in the group is that we will probably end up with LAX and commercial deadheads to/from our trips. Our current schedules are week-on/week-off, but we've discussed 2-on/2-off and month-on/month-off for this contract.

We only operate and have on order -200's, so we won't be involved with long-haul trips (transpac) in the foreseeable future.

I've been watching developments closely, as I do intend to bid for a position. I came to ABX 9 years ago with hopes of flying the 767 internationally. We've had no growth since the DHL buyout of Airborne Express and our subsequent spinoff, so I've had no real opportunity to bid out of DC-9 FO.
I'd be happy to answer any other questions.
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Old 16th Feb 2007, 18:04
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I'm interesting in the rostering as well.

Once at check in at NRT, are you used continuously through the 20 days and stay at the outstations, or is there periods of down time in Japan? All duty hotels paid for? Possiblity to upgrade during FO 767 contract or do you have to wait until the end? Are there big rostering differences between Air Japan and ANA since AJ only covers a few cities?

Thanks for any help you can supply.
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Old 17th Feb 2007, 04:22
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RobieM.. Thanks for the reply, and the intel.. Hope to see some of your guys out in the system..; that is after I complete my 8 months of training!! You have some talented guys over there I used to work with from the Lcl 1224..

Please post if you hear of any more developments..

Cheers,

EKBC
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Old 17th Feb 2007, 04:39
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Hey Bob,

I didn't see you at the company meeting thursday night. It was strange they served sushi and egg-rolls and then told us they were planning on establishing a domicile in Japan. I dont know if they were posturing or what! I am still hoping for the month on month off schedule. Maybe we can get on the same schedule if so.

Charlie
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Old 17th Feb 2007, 06:17
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Kougarok, I thought I was flying under the radar over here! I don't want them to make it too good a deal, I might be too junior to get it! Too bad I missed out on the sushi, but maybe I'll find some at Manhatten Beach tonight.
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Old 21st Feb 2007, 03:06
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I thought I would revive this thread in hopes that someone can post info on AJV roster/schedule? Per Redflyin's earlier post:

How many work days per month?

Work days all in one block?

Do work days include rest days/down time at base?
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