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Old 19th Oct 2013, 07:18
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Join Date: Aug 2013
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Jimmy,

Have you thought about joining Jet2 on the ground and networking within the company? This I feel would be a great start and put you in an excellent position?
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Old 19th Oct 2013, 13:05
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Join Date: Feb 2009
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Sim

Does anyone have any recent feedback for the sim profile on the 737-300 for rated applicants? Thanks in advance.
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Old 19th Oct 2013, 19:14
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Join Date: Jul 2009
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Jet 2

Hi Planefan.....

Of course I want to be a Pilot, but yes I would do that if there was a chance in the future to become Flight Crew with Jet 2.

I really think they are a great company and it would suit me to be there until retirement. I am local to North West bases so another massive plus!

Are there any openings of this kind can you tell me? Feel free to PM me if you have the time. I appreciate your advice.
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Old 19th Oct 2013, 19:34
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How long to command now with Jet2, as a new joiner..?
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Old 19th Oct 2013, 20:04
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Join Date: Mar 2001
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Time to command is dependent on you mostly.

You will need a minimum of 3000 hours factorised and usually a couple of sims post joining if you have the hours. You'll need to demonstrate the required standards of course, and keep your nose clean too. There is no seniority, all done on ability.

Hope that helps.
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Old 20th Oct 2013, 03:16
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Also,

I have heard that Jet2 wait for you to apply for command once you have the experience rather than offer it to you?
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Old 21st Oct 2013, 09:40
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BJ. You must be nuts! You have been lucky enough to get a job offer, and now you openly post all about the process on here.
If I were you I would be worried in case the company see this post, work out who you are and change their minds.
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Old 21st Oct 2013, 15:14
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Join Date: Apr 2012
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Hey,

Is anybody else having trouble with the online Verbal and Numerical reasoning tests?

Seems impossible to finish and have a good pass rate.

Any tips?
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Old 21st Oct 2013, 16:03
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BJ I see your post has gone. Wise move!
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Old 21st Oct 2013, 22:34
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Jet2

Time to command is dependent on you mostly.

You will need a minimum of 3000 hours factorised and usually a couple of sims post joining if you have the hours. You'll need to demonstrate the required standards of course, and keep your nose clean too. There is no seniority, all done on ability.

Hope that helps.

All done on ability eh? Who was it who said "all my friends are equal, but some are more equal than others"
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Old 21st Oct 2013, 23:05
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There is no seniority, all done on ability.
In airlines with seniority it is also all done on ability. Those with that ability know where they are in the queue to be considered.
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Old 22nd Oct 2013, 10:26
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No J L T I'm not after a job with them, just trying to prevent him or her from potentially loosing theirs.
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Old 23rd Oct 2013, 02:17
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Jet2- Commuting?

Hi guys,

I'm from Dublin (Ireland) and I've been offered a job with Jet2.com based in Scotland and I'm currently based in STN with FR. I'm hugely attracted to the T&C's that Jet2 have to offer and I see it as a fantastic opportunity. None the less, I know the roster in Jet2 isn't as commuter friendly as FR and I know you can't have it every way too! I just would like to know is it possible to get home a few times a month working with Jet2? If so, how can this be achieved?

Your personal experience would be appreciated!

Thank you in advance. :-)
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Old 23rd Oct 2013, 08:37
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Hi Piosee
It's certainly commutable from MAN as we have an FO who commutes from DUB & a Capt. that commutes from ORK.
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Old 23rd Oct 2013, 09:20
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Join Date: Mar 2001
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how can this be achieved?
Organisation.

Rosters are published well in advance to enable you to book flights at reasonable rates. Judicious use of 3 request days off per month will also help. And once you're "in" you just need to request a BFS base, Jet 2 have always been good at getting people to their preferred base reasonably quickly. Assuming you'd prefer BFS to Scotland of course.
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Old 23rd Oct 2013, 11:38
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Join Date: May 2010
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Hi Thanks,

Q: When the roster is published and you book flights, do they change it around a bit? Leaving you short on the money you spent getting home. Now I'll see if I can get MAN as they're not putting me on the 737-3, they said I'll only be on the 737-8. How true that will be I don't know.

I'll be based in GLA. So fingers crossed I can commute from there. But over all I believe it's a good move. I've been told I'll only do 400hrs a year there? Is that true?
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Old 23rd Oct 2013, 13:26
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do they change it around a bit?
- yes, but not your days off unless you agree to sell a day off back. You can also protect some of your roster preventing earlies changing to lates or vice versa. So if you're last day is an early, and you book a flight back late that afternoon you won't suddenly get changed to an afternoon duty and lose out.

they said I'll only be on the 737-8. How true that will be I don't know
- suppose it depends what your contract states. GLA almost entirely (if not completely but not 100% certain) an 800 base. MAN is a mix of both 737 variants, therefore if you get MAN the likelihood will be that you will eventually fly both.

I've been told I'll only do 400hrs a year there? Is that true?
- not sure on the number of hours flown at GLA, it's busy in the summer and quiet in the winter. I'd approximate 4-600/year, with some peak summer months pushing the limits, and in the winter only flying once or twice a month.

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Old 23rd Oct 2013, 15:56
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MAN is to be a B757 & B738 base with 1 or 2 B733's for development of some new short routes.
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Old 23rd Oct 2013, 19:50
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Does anyone on the inside know if they have now selected all the NTR FO's?

I have pretty much given up hope of a call so some closure would be nice now
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Old 24th Oct 2013, 08:23
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Commuting

Hi Piosee. Commuting is certainly possible, but you will find it hard going in the peak summer months (probably as you do now with FR).

A very typical summer roster pattern is 5/6 on, 2 off. If you finish on a late, the following day is a rest day plus 2 off which would be useful to you. You occasionally get single days off rostered. At MAN/LBA both fleets cover airport standby duties (6-7 hours, 3-6 per month), with some starting at 0500z. Typically your first day back will be one of these or, early AGP/PMI/ALC, so for the majority of the time you will have to commute to base on the eve of your 2nd day off. You will sometimes only get one whole day at home as a commuter.

As already stated, you can request a block of 3 RDOs per month, which are generally always approved. Roster disruption is minimal/nil when compared to previous operators. You probably won't commute home on all your days off so when "stuck" at base you can always make yourself available to work, which will pay for your commuting for the month.

Once through the first summer, you could opt for 80% and stay at home for 5 months over winter on paid leave. Most find a side project which more than makes up any lost net earnings (in your case saving money through no commute/local digs). Another consideration is your pay will be in GBP not euro.
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