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Old 13th Feb 2019, 15:50
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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, 14:26
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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, 14:01
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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 28th Feb 2019, 14:19
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Thanks, I deleted my post as you replied because I found an answer elsewhere but anyway, thank you.
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Old 8th Mar 2019, 13:45
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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 9th Mar 2019, 09:40
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Originally Posted by Scagrams View Post
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.
Actual percentage is 92%.
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Old 1st Apr 2019, 20:13
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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, 22:07
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Originally Posted by runsi View Post


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, 08:44
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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, 09:03
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The date in which Klimax made his post should ring a bell or two.
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Old 2nd Apr 2019, 10:10
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Originally Posted by dirk85 View Post
The date in which Klimax made his post should ring a bell or two.
Indeed... 🔔
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Old 7th Apr 2019, 19:53
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Klimax, are you able to confirm your information? It is very much at odds to all the other posts regarding Smartlynx conditions. Your fellow pilots (?) use this seriously please don’t yank their chains.
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Old 7th Apr 2019, 21:50
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It's an April fool's joke
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Old 8th Apr 2019, 07:15
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Aprils fool. For heavens sake!

Last edited by Klimax; 8th Apr 2019 at 07:16. Reason: DOUBLE ENTRY
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Old 8th Apr 2019, 07:16
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Originally Posted by ShotOne View Post
Klimax, are you able to confirm your information? It is very much at odds to all the other posts regarding Smartlynx conditions. Your fellow pilots (?) use this seriously please don’t yank their chains.
Aprils FOOL mate. For heavens sake!
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Old 10th Jul 2019, 18:15
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I wrote in other Smartlynx group but I will post it here too.

Anyone in the company (or having current information) and can tell what would be situation in Autumn 2019 and Winter 2020. They have type rating courses in October and November 2019 however what I read from above and willing to know whether starting line training would be possible before spring 2020 in case of contract offer after TR. How about yearly flying hours, is it too bad as it is stated above regarding to Winter months?
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Old 5th Aug 2019, 13:01
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hello, just wondering if someone knows about their type rating programme and if it's possible to get hired after. thanks
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Old 7th Aug 2019, 14:51
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I think your find they make money from those courses and sometimes they hire a few people. So its a bit hit and miss ...

If you hired its through agencies like mountain high. You don't get any benefits, need to cover your own taxes and you don't get paid when not flying. Might be okay for a few months to get 500 hours and then leave but nota place with a good reputation for taking care of employees.
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Old 7th Aug 2019, 14:56
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Up ! I've been reading quite a lot about this airlines but couldn't find any info regarding their type rating course. Do they offer employment before starting the course, or is it easy to get a contract after it ? Are many trainees working for SL after the type rating ? Thanks !
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Old 3rd Sep 2019, 20:57
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Hey guys,

Anyone starting A320 type rating in October with SL?
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