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EASY JET DEC, what base has best benefits

Old 19th Apr 2016, 13:47
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EASY JET DEC, what base has best benefits

Hi Folks,

I am looking at the EZ DEC contract. The bases offered on the website are quiet different but salary looks roughly the same. So I was wondering which base has the lowest taxes and the best pension system out of Barcelona, Venice and Berlin. Which of those base would be the easiest to get if successful at the assessment?

Thanks in advance for the information
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Old 19th Apr 2016, 15:17
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The Italian pension system is generous but you have to be in it for many years to take advantage - that is IF there's any money left in the national pot by the time you get there Minibase agreement at present so it's random roster pattern with 132 days off (? - somebody will correct me if I'm wrong).

Berlin is subject to the German contract AFAIK which is also decent. Not sure about roster pattern but the German contract is also OK.

Barcelona is pretty rubbish financially compared to other more established bases as it's in the new 'style' of minibases with reduced T&Cs and flexi roster. It's in the same ballpark as LIS, OPO, NAP that sort of deal.

But as with all things, since you're going to actually be living and working there, just go with whatever base will give you the best lifestyle balance. Money isn't everything. Life is too short.
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Old 19th Apr 2016, 15:54
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I applied for the LGW NTR DEC today. Just wondering as I have a bond that expires at the end of October this year, does anyone know whether EJ be happy if my notice period is officially 3 months, but I'd require say 5 months (depending on how long it'd take to pass everything) to ensure that I wouldn't have to pay off a bond I'm currently under? While I'm aware you need to pay for the A320 type rating, I wouldn't want to additionally pay off my current bond.
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Old 20th Apr 2016, 11:19
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Except LGW, bases with best benefits have internal waiting lists which can be quite long.
As a DEC you will probably be offered OPO, LIS, BCN, AMS, LGW or NAP.
There is a base freeze for DECs and it is my understanding that unions want to introduce a seniority element into the base transfers in the future, so expect to be based for quite a long time in one of the. bases mentioned above.
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Some of the more desirable bases now have very short waiting lists.
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You may not get the base you initally signed up for. Don't quit your previous job until you're 100% certain ( contract signed by you and easyjet ).
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Old 22nd Apr 2016, 13:51
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You don't 'sign up' for a base. You apply for the base that you would prefer and then this is subject to offer.

However, things are different from a few years ago. People will get offered a lot of good bases.
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Old 24th Apr 2016, 00:30
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Hello all, I am will have my EASA ATPL in hand in just a few weeks and looking forward to working much closer to home, rather than in the Far East (I am currently flying as an A320 captain in China on my FAA ATP). DEC for EasyJet is near the top of my list.

Can anyone tell me if trips tend to be out and backs, or do crews get layovers in outstations? Does it vary between the bases? What kind of travel benefits do crew members receive?
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Old 24th Apr 2016, 10:11
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Certain bases (LGW for example) do quite a lot of night-stopping. At other bases, you'll only lay over if flying out of base for a block, or if you're AOG.

Staff travel is, in my opinion, not a bad system at all. Subject to availability, you get basically tax only fares, and there's a standby ticketing system as well. Not perfect, but does the job for me.
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Old 25th Apr 2016, 02:23
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Thank you for the reply!
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Old 25th Apr 2016, 14:09
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In reference to the NTR captains positions on offer for LIS. Easyjet is funding the rating in return for a two year bond. (25000 euros reducing for 24 months)
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Is it possible to be hired as a DEC on a validation of an FAA ATP, provided the conversion is completed within a year?
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Old 26th Apr 2016, 01:46
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Disregard, helps to read the job requirements before posting!
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Old 26th Apr 2016, 10:57
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All the 'good' bases have their lists full of internal people waiting to go, especially captains. I doubt DEC will be offered any of these 'good' bases. I think offers will be for LGW(limited),AMS,LIS,OPO,BCN,PMI.
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Old 26th Apr 2016, 11:03
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How about Italian bases?
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Old 26th Apr 2016, 11:13
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There is also recruitment FO/DEC for Berlin-Schönefeld.
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Old 26th Apr 2016, 16:52
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NAP probably. Flexi roster makes it difficult to commute though.
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Old 26th Apr 2016, 20:17
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Anyone commute to LGW from say the north of UK eg Leeds or Scotland ?
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Old 27th Apr 2016, 03:44
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Any info regarding BCN base? Is it really that bad? I have family there and would be a good personal move for me.. Just want to be sure work wise its also a good move....
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Old 27th Apr 2016, 07:03
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Best base by far is LGW. UK contract and easy commute to most of the EU.
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