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Old 17th Mar 2017, 13:34
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The ONLY thing this job is good for is spending a year getting your 500 PIC and going elsewhere
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 23:13
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Originally Posted by nj314 View Post
thanks, your your reply. yes, 5000$ is not so much in tokyo, fortunately, Parc gives $1500 house allowance and $1000 commuting, which are not bad.

Any idea on the roster please?
You need to make sure that amount is not taxed, otherwise, you can slash 30% off because you will be a resident of Japan and required to pay taxes on all of your income. JSJ has only a few upgrades every year with many guys that have been there 5 years still waiting with many giving up and leaving. You might also want to ask yourself why there are only one or two gaijin's working there, because there's probably a good reason for that. Japan is in a serious decline with conditions getting worse. The BS required to deal with the JCAB and with these LCC's is NOT worth it.

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Old 18th Mar 2017, 05:25
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the problem with that Dom, is that these kind of get hours quick schemes often have rather "poor" conditions attached. These then become the norm and before we can wipe the manure from our eyes, the race to the bottom has been won by all of us.
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Old 18th Mar 2017, 07:54
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Dom

JJ aren't looking for Captains - only expat F/O's, apparently they can't offer enough baubles to encourage the local F/O's to fly with them and/or remain with them.

Why??

JJ DID have around 12-15 gaijin Captains a couple of years ago - however a "purge towards purity" was undertaken and now there's a couple...if that.

What there IS is a number of court cases taken by Captains against JJ pending - including a couple of local Captains, very un japanese like!

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Old 11th Dec 2017, 20:38
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Does anyone have more recent information?

I'm curious what a typical month would look like there.

Has the upgrade situation sorted itself out? I have heard that it takes about 3 years to become eligible for a captain seat.

I have also heard that overall it was a better place for a foreigner than Air Japan.
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Old 26th Nov 2018, 04:30
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Nothing in the last year? There's more discussion going on at companies with 2-3 airplanes. Is there a better discussion somewhere about J* Japan?
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Old 28th Nov 2018, 00:54
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I have the same questions. I'm thinking no news is good news, perhaps? I'm a little leery to listen to much on these forums, as there are no content pilots found on forums based on my experiences.
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Old 8th Mar 2019, 09:19
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Hi guys,

Any news on this? Can't seem to find the terms and conditions...

https://www.jetstar.com/jp/ja/career...older-/2223085

Cheers,

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Old 8th Mar 2019, 17:25
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Essentially the above information is no longer correct.
Things have improved dramatically.

Probably not a lot of comments on here in recent years because there were very few foreign pilots, but thatís started to change rapidly.

Iíd say most of the LWOP pilots from Jetstar are enjoying it here. Yeah some frustration at times but overall happy. Maybe easier to swallow if already used to Jetstar procedures.

Average take home, all up, maybe just shy of $US9000 after tax but if commuting you need to pay for a ticket home out of that, and still accomodate yourself in Japan also. (Under $1000 for rent and utilities if you stick near Narita)

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Old 8th Mar 2019, 17:29
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Originally Posted by glekichi View Post
Essentially the above information is no longer correct.
Things have improved dramatically.

Probably not a lot of comments on here in recent years because there were very few foreign pilots, but thatís started to change rapidly.

Iíd say most of the LWOP pilots from Jetstar are enjoying it here. Yeah some frustration at times but overall happy. Maybe easier to swallow if already used to Jetstar procedures.

Average take home, all up, maybe just shy of $US9000 after tax but if commuting you need to pay for a ticket home out of that, and still accomodate yourself in Japan also. (Under $1000 for rent and utilities if you stick near Narita)
Cheers for that!

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Old 23rd May 2019, 11:22
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Has Anyone done online interview with Jetstar Japan recently?
What kind of questions will be asked?
Any info would be much appreciated.
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Old 28th May 2019, 08:08
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How is it like for Europeans over there? Commuting contract 20ON/10OFF? (Long and expensive commute I suppose….) Training wise? (Apart from the extra 2 weeks for JCAB exams…)
Work atmosphere among expats/locals?
Any objective comments welcome!
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Old 14th Jul 2019, 21:12
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Upgrade

Does any one know someone who was upgraded to captain in Jetstar Japan? I know that in Jetstar Vietnam upgrade works well usually after one year and half of you have more than 3000 flight hours on Airbus 320.
Iím thinking to apply for Jetstar japan because life in japan is much better than life in Vietnam, but iíd Like to know if anyone was upgraded in jetstar japan and how log did it take, thank you!
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Old 15th Jul 2019, 03:36
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I hope you get a reply - even if just PM as info from any gaijin actually there seems non existant.

It might be called Jetstar but it they do things their own old JAL ways - and allowed to by Jetstar head management which doesn't say much about porn* management.
They have openly indicated they do not want gaijin pilots and only go through the charade of gaijin screening because forced to.
Along the same lines a gaijin upgrade - interesting western thought!

Things may have changed.

For interest a number of Japanese F/O's have left the chosen land - and J*J - and gone to J*P, a couple (maybe more by now) have been upgraded to Captain.

Good luck.
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Old 15th Jul 2019, 13:13
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Thayson your PM box full, clear some space if you want a response.
Cheers.
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Old 15th Jul 2019, 13:15
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Hi galdian

just done that thank you!
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Old 16th Jul 2019, 01:54
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your inbox not accepting for whatever reason (probably as new user), PM email address if you want.
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Old 17th Jul 2019, 05:07
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Jetstar Japan salary

Hello! I am considering start the process at Jetstar Japan for the DEC. Currently flying at China, but want a change.
Any information on the average take away home salary at Jetstar Japan? Also about the attitude toward westerns and overall environment?

Thanks in advance
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Old 17th Jul 2019, 14:04
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Im currently in china too.
Im wondering if theyíll ask accident incident letter from caac, some companies need that and its ridiculous knowing that its impossible for them to give it to us. My company could provide, but not the one from caac.
Few years in here and i have to fight for my documents. Good luck !


Originally Posted by pipers07 View Post
Hello! I am considering start the process at Jetstar Japan for the DEC. Currently flying at China, but want a change.
Any information on the average take away home salary at Jetstar Japan? Also about the attitude toward westerns and overall environment?

Thanks in advance
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Old 17th Jul 2019, 16:04
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Document

Originally Posted by tgo15 View Post
Im currently in china too.
Im wondering if theyíll ask accident incident letter from caac, some companies need that and its ridiculous knowing that its impossible for them to give it to us. My company could provide, but not the one from caac.
Few years in here and i have to fight for my documents. Good luck !



The May ask your:

Recent Employer Reference with contact details for referee from either your current or previous airline (your reference letter must include no accident / incident report and total hours flown with the airline).

This was asked me by the CAEPARC.
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