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Old 27th Mar 2014, 11:49
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Any restriction on changing agencies once inside or when the contract is over?
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Old 27th Mar 2014, 12:01
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Any restriction on changing agencies once inside or when the contract is over?
There are restrictions....., they won't let you change within this contract and if you finish the contract, you have to wait for six months (????, I think that is the time frame) before you can apply to the same job with another contractor. Another restriction is that the contract company will NOT represent you with another job opportunity if you haven't completed the contract with AJX......!

gtseraf doesn't say what is replacing the 767s,
You mean after the 10 to 15 years they have already planed for the 767 to be around? Hopefully I'll be retired by then
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Old 27th Mar 2014, 15:26
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ANA B777 & 787 order:
Hot off the press!
Looks like ANA management were reading this forum so they made that order instead of making people drink more Koolaid

You mean after the 10 to 15 years they have already planed for the 767 to be around? Hopefully I'll be retired by then
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Old 31st Mar 2014, 01:49
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Ho yeah, one last question :
You're all set to comute but a snow storm hits your departure airport i.e. Toronto, flight is canceled or might depart you don't know when.
Does the company have a policy regarding this kind of unforeseen circumstances comute wise ? What happens ?
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Old 31st Mar 2014, 02:14
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You get rescheduled....!
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Old 31st Mar 2014, 13:47
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B767 ANA or JP Express

If you C class...
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Old 31st Mar 2014, 15:40
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If you C class...
Doesn't matter......! All you need to do is once you get back to work then you make a deal with scheduling to add the day or two you missed to your work roster and there will be no deduction of work days.
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Old 31st Mar 2014, 22:48
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ANA to YVR

I guess this one is with ANA guys
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Old 1st Apr 2014, 10:47
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Correct, and they are putting a 787 on it in a few months time.
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Old 3rd Apr 2014, 08:35
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Hello gentlemen, may I ask how many nights a month (approximately) do you currently spend in Tokyo?
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Old 3rd Apr 2014, 23:00
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Depends on your schedule. If you get 3x 5-6 day cargo trips, then you only spend 3-5 nights in Narita. If you get many short trips, or you have training, medical or stand-by duty, as high as 10-12 nights in Narita. Every month is different and they do not take requests for your preference.
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Old 4th Apr 2014, 07:24
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Thank you very much for your reply.
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Old 4th Apr 2014, 10:17
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I've had a look at my schedules and reckon I average about 8 nights per month in a NRT bed. This obviously includes standby when I'm not called, required days off between duties (1 in 7) and simply a night between consecutive trips.

If you're weighing up the pros and cons of hotel versus apartment then, as far as money is concerned, you will end up dipping into your own pocket with an apartment (assuming you're not sharing other pilots) whereas in the hotel you would probably come out very slightly ahead of the allowance (taken over a year). However, this comment only addresses the financial side of things and does not compare the other arguments for or against an apartment versus the Excel Hotel.
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Old 5th Apr 2014, 04:26
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That's good to know Fratemate. How much is it per night and is there breakfast included?
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Old 5th Apr 2014, 06:54
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I don't know whether it has changed or not but it used to be 5775 Yen per night. No, none of the meals are included but there's a 'crew restaurant' downstairs which is slightly cheaper than the regular hotel prices. The good thing about the Excel is their attitude towards AJX and check-out times. You can check-in at 0700 one day and check-out at 2200 the next night and they'll charge you for just one night. For Japan that is pretty good

Apartment prices are far too variable, so I'm not going to go there
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Old 5th Apr 2014, 11:26
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The hotel will get old rather quickly, the UAL,AA cabin crew bitching about scheduling down at the restaurant alone will make you want to go postal..!
Apartments vary greatly as fM said, depends on how far you are from the train station, I would say that 70,000-120,000 one or two rooms 35-50sq. meters

Some of the guys share because you rarely coincide in NRT, but getting somebody that is house trained is a crapshoot......!
Every month is different and they do not take requests for your preference.
95%correct, the other 5% of motherless F<|>|^%.....! Feel that they are entitled to certain trips
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Old 5th Apr 2014, 15:29
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With the increase in the tax on April 1st, the Excel is now 5,940 Yen per night.
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Old 9th Apr 2014, 01:40
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If you opt to stay in Japan on your days off, can you volunteer to pick up overtime or be on reserve? How is this compensated?
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Old 9th Apr 2014, 04:58
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No, if you're on days off, you're on days off, simple.

There's no such thing as reserve. Standby duties are written into your schedule and there's probably about a 30% chance of you being used (they normally change the standby to a flight before the standby day arrives). These are normally one or two days in a row, although lately there have been examples of more consecutive days.

There are guys here trying to fight to preserve our days off and the flexibility of being able to chose when we want to take those days. A pilot who wants to prostitute himself and screw around volunteering to waive his days off all in the name of money will not be well received and will earn himself a bad reputation.....not good to be an overtime whore in such a small company.
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Old 9th Apr 2014, 05:10
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Agree with the above. In regards to overtime, if you should happen to get over 70 hours you will be paid ot for the hours over. Prior to the merger it was common to get more than 70 hours in a month. Since the merger, not so much. I am averaging about 55 hours a month. Have had ot once since the merger and that was a month where I was in country for 24 days.
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