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Old 11th Jan 2019, 22:39
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Originally Posted by uberfly View Post
Interview means nothing. They took everyone. It is waste of time, money and energy to attend and even consider Smartlynx cadet programme. There will be only February group in 2019 and today 11 Jan. They are still looking for candidates to join the programme. All of the current Smartlynx cadet looking for not to join them but attending job fairs and information sessions of other airlines. I think this is self explaining.
I see. But how does that work, I understood with this program you have a bond with Smartlynx! Can you just go and work for other airlines once you finnish the course? And also why don't the cadets want to work for Smartlynx? On the other thread I only found complaints about the school, nothing about the airlines...
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 23:09
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Why not to try European Flight Academy?
Because I had the impression this academy had a preference for German speaking candidates, but I do not know much about the school tbh. Any insider info you could share?
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Old 12th Jan 2019, 08:24
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Because I had the impression this academy had a preference for German speaking candidates, but I do not know much about the school tbh. Any insider info you could share?
Since I saw your location is Germany I thought you are German. I visit them before and and about school there is nothing much to discuss since it is initiative of Lufthansa group. I would say no fake selection process, no useless promises. Traditionally they choose only strong candidates. In my opinion I would only go there to experience their selection process. Yes about German language you might be correct but when I was there back then it wasn't a problem.
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Old 12th Jan 2019, 08:55
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The selection process in BAA was made with the Compass Test, which I beleive to be a rather common selection tool... I mean, that did not seem fake to me :/ why do you say it is fake, due to the airline interview? And what about these empty promises, what exactly are you talking about?
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Old 12th Jan 2019, 09:06
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Originally Posted by caravel View Post
The selection process in BAA was made with the Compass Test, which I beleive to be a rather common selection tool... I mean, that did not seem fake to me :/ why do you say it is fake, due to the airline interview? And what about these empty promises, what exactly are you talking about?
Hey, actually this is not correct thread ( Terms and Endearment) to discuss this. If you ask your questions in correct thread I believe you will find an answer to your questions.
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Old 12th Jan 2019, 09:13
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Alright, thanks!
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Old 2nd Feb 2019, 11:40
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Does anyone knows whether Smartlynx use their own pilots for winter Vietnam operations? Or planes flying there under dry lease agreement?
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Old 2nd Feb 2019, 22:37
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Old 3rd Feb 2019, 10:35
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Does anyone knows whether Smartlynx use their own pilots for winter Vietnam operations? Or planes flying there under dry lease agreement?
own pilots and CC
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Old 3rd Feb 2019, 19:46
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is SL recruiting then?
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Old 4th Feb 2019, 19:10
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thank you for both for answer. If you know further about it how is the rooster looks like? How many duty weeks pilots are send to Vietnam and than how many days off to go back home country?
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Old 4th Feb 2019, 19:54
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It's got feathers and a big red thing on its head!
Sorry couldn't resist
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Old 13th Feb 2019, 16:50
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I had 3 enjoyable years at SLX, wouldn’t have missed it for the world.
I got to operate out of some interesting and awesome places and bases.
NCL, WAW, POZ, CDG, BUD, TLL, SZG, MAD, PRN, CRL and SGN.
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Old 14th Feb 2019, 15:26
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I would also add the price of the type rating versus the salary offered, specially in the beggining, and the fact that this airline can give you up to 2 months of unpaid leave per year. Finances must be considered carefully before joining, particularly if loans are involved, which is quite likely as the type rating must be paid upfront.
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Old 28th Feb 2019, 15:01
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They pay everyday you are on duty, off days included. They don't pay if you are unpaid leave asked by yourself or by them. They promise at least 10 months of salary. So it means you can be at home during 2 months with no salary.(unpaid leave). The contract is for one year.

​I think avion express or get jet or even other acmi providers have much better deal with permanent contract and almost 10k€/m.
Smartlynx is I guess the worst offer at the moment.
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Old 8th Mar 2019, 14:45
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No idea about the actual percentage, but they're always looking for FOs. 5/8 people from my TR were called, and I'm almost sure the 3 other guys will be called for the next OCC.
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Old 1st Apr 2019, 21:13
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Originally Posted by achimon View Post
Any captain working for Smartlynx can tell me what is the gross salary per working month? What bases they operate?
I would like to get some details as well. What can a DEC expect to make. What are the bases? What is the roster like?
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Old 1st Apr 2019, 23:07
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I would like to get some details as well. What can a DEC expect to make. What are the bases? What is the roster like?
DEC can expect around 9000 Euros net of tax, bases can be at any major airport within Europe - business class on all majors on available basis. Roosters have improved a lot, as of lately, and the latest CoS now offers 5/4 on/off duty. The experience level of the F/Os and S/Os have increased as of lately, and you do not need to feel burdened with the higher work load no more. Nobody is really leaving this outfit anymore, as things are simply too good to be true. Anything else you'd like to know please do ask, I will be around here to answer. Also, I have a direct connection with the recruitment department with this awesome company, so I might be able to help. Best regards,

Capril.
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Old 2nd Apr 2019, 09:44
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Capril are you working in the management of smartlynx or for the agency in link with them?
As far as I know the conditions are :
The rate is 250 euros/d (not 9000 euros/month net). On this you can expect 2 months at home with no money during winter. On this you have to pay the tax and social security by your self.
Moreover you will not fly in business class during your travels, I don't know where you got this information. They book you a flight when they decide you to be transfered from one base to an other that's all. Ifyou want to go home during your day off the cost is for you and you have to take your luggage with you as the room at the hotel is not booked during your days off anymore.
At the moment my feeling is that smartlynx has the worst contract on the market.
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Old 2nd Apr 2019, 10:03
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The date in which Klimax made his post should ring a bell or two.
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