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Old 2nd Jan 2018, 05:03
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Yes, but itís the UK salary.

Other bases will pocket less than that. 5000-5500 Euro/net in Belgium unless things have changed much. Then some things come cheaper than others in different places, child care for instance is expensive in the UK.
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Old 2nd Jan 2018, 07:48
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Originally Posted by Mikehotel152 View Post
I don't know about that. What SD and Normal Pilot say about pay at FR seems about right to me.

An ordinary line Captain on the current standard contract at FR takes home an average of £6k plus £1k for their pension. The HMRC tax calculator says that is the equivalent of a normal world gross salary of £130k. It might not match Easyjet etc for take home pay or benefits, but there it is.

Nobody is waving willys.
The only people that include extras such as the £1000 monthly pension contribution are people like you. Itís meaningless. Nobody else in the airline industry does this. The FR pilot remuneration is awful, no matter how you try wrap it up. If your intention in presenting the Ďfactsí this way is to make yourself feel better, then god bless you. If your intention is to confuse and muddy the waters, then so be it. The pilot community has seen through FR claims that they pay market leading salaries... which they never did!
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Old 2nd Jan 2018, 09:43
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and still are not! contrary to all the spin.
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Old 2nd Jan 2018, 09:49
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I was chatting to a brand new f/o in Dublin a few weeks back, all very enthusiastic but already the gloss was wearing off, talking about the tax advantages of being self employed and how with training costs he would be unlikely to pay any tax for the next 2 years, he’d been there 3 months on line and had already applied to Jet2 & Norwegian, advised to do by his line trainers ?
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Old 2nd Jan 2018, 10:30
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The simple fact that we have a thread about joining this company in the experienced pilots section reveals a lot about our category!

Unbelievable.
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Old 2nd Jan 2018, 14:35
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Originally Posted by Boeing 7E7 View Post
The only people that include extras such as the £1000 monthly pension contribution are people like you. Itís meaningless. Nobody else in the airline industry does this. The FR pilot remuneration is awful, no matter how you try wrap it up. If your intention in presenting the Ďfactsí this way is to make yourself feel better, then god bless you. If your intention is to confuse and muddy the waters, then so be it. The pilot community has seen through FR claims that they pay market leading salaries... which they never did!
Frankly, I don't understand why you're on this thread. Why don't you go grind your axe elsewhere? The same could be said for many other who have been contributing negatively to Ryanair threads for years despite having no direct involvement or current knowledge of the company.

I wasn't for one second suggesting Ryanair offer market leading salaries. I've yet to meet somebody who believes that. Neither am I muddying the waters by putting facts onto the thread.

As you wish to be pedantic, I ought to clarify that I wasn't including pension as an extra. I was simply making it clear that the net figure I gave is after deducting my pension contribution from gross salary so we're all comparing apples and apples.
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Old 2nd Jan 2018, 15:17
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As an outside observer, itís crystal clear that Ryanair is certainly not the best, but it certainly isnít the worst either. Look at some Other lccís like Wizz, vueling, Iíd rather be at Ryanair than one of those. EasyJet isnít exactly the land of milk and honey either, you fly just as many hours as Ryanair and the roster doesnít seem to be as stable as Ryanair, ok you gain a few grand and a couple of benefits, but itís very much swings and roundabouts. EasyJet Ts&Cs and Jet2 roster is where we should be at.
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Old 2nd Jan 2018, 15:25
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Please tell me the Fuel league tables arenít still a thing?
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Old 2nd Jan 2018, 16:31
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As an industry, we are so well organised we even have to argue about what folk get paid.

It is truly pathetic.

Are you telling me the union(s) - recognised or not - don't know what the pay scales are at some of the biggest operators in Europe?

As the only folk who benefit from these smoke and mirrors antics are the managers, it just goes to show just how disorganised the pilot work force truly is.

Everyone just join Unite, and we will be truly united, and transparent.

Of course, pilots are too superior to do this en-mass .

(Hemlet on ready to get savaged, as in usual on PPRuNe).
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Old 2nd Jan 2018, 17:00
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Hemlet on ready to get savaged
You might be better served by a helmet ....
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Old 2nd Jan 2018, 20:00
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One is the 'new kid on the block' = Norwegian, perhaps struggling financially and without Fort Knox reserves: the other is 'Europe's biggest and most favourite airline' that threatens the national bank with cash reserves. There are many competitors of various hues in between. It would seem lacking in ambition for one to trumpet that their 'new deal' on there basis of paying more than the other. They forget to say is their package is considerably less than many in between, based upon size. If you want to be thought of as top of the tree then you should be top of the tree in reality in all departments; not just better than one competitor in the lower half.

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Old 2nd Jan 2018, 21:50
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The same could be said for many other who have been contributing negatively to Ryanair threads for years despite having no direct involvement or current knowledge of the company.
Most contributors, myself included, have left the company within the last 2-3 years. We all know how it is.
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Old 2nd Jan 2018, 22:42
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And some stayed on to try and make things better because joining TOM on a PPY50 or BA just wasnít an option financially. Middle East just isnít an option either for a lot of us. Jet2, Easy, or Norwegian? No bases that I have any desire to be at.

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Old 3rd Jan 2018, 01:05
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Ryanair works for many people because it has to. Same for a lot of employers. I doubt anyone needs reminded that the company still has a lot of growing up to do. However itís unlikely that that will ever happen with the current management.

I left for a better option because that option was there. For some whom I know are still there, there is no other option. I really hope it becomes a better place for them. It wouldnít take much.
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Old 3rd Jan 2018, 16:51
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Originally Posted by MaverickPrime View Post
As an outside observer, itís crystal clear that Ryanair is certainly not the best, but it certainly isnít the worst either. Look at some Other lccís like Wizz, vueling, Iíd rather be at Ryanair than one of those. EasyJet isnít exactly the land of milk and honey either, you fly just as many hours as Ryanair and the roster doesnít seem to be as stable as Ryanair, ok you gain a few grand and a couple of benefits, but itís very much swings and roundabouts. EasyJet Ts&Cs and Jet2 roster is where we should be at.
do you not mean Ryanair roster? 5/4 v Jet 2 5/2
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Old 4th Jan 2018, 09:18
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ďTwiddling my thumbs all winterĒ

Get a hobby! After a full on summer at pretty much any airline these days, I for one need and look forward to the quieter winters.

I spent 3 years at RYR. Not an awful time I have to say, but once youíve experienced a proper airline you really do look back and feel sorry for the guys.
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Old 4th Jan 2018, 10:07
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jonesyinthesky

5/4 is hugely overrated in my opinion, atleast in Ryanairs world where they can change your pattern (sometimes several times in a year) and wipeout your holiday plans. Sometimes they're kind enough to warn you in advance, but sometimes they forget.

Then with the garbage leave system, you have to cancel or rearrange your plans. It is far from the holy grail of rosters.
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Old 4th Jan 2018, 10:52
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I'd give BALPA a call and seek some advice from their employment advisors.
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Old 4th Jan 2018, 11:10
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'Twidding my thumbs all winter' has been the best part about leaving Ryanair. I've had far more opportunities to travel, I started playing football again, taken up two new sports and I'm in better shape than I ever was at Ryanair, both physically and mentally.

Can't really reason with people that live to work and not the other way around. Each to their own.
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Old 4th Jan 2018, 14:29
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It isn't the Holy Grail but it's much more stable than most. People like Vokes who left 3 years ago when the company wasn't what it is now, may see no benefit in a 5/4 because they're presumably free of many domestic responsibilities. For many of us with families, a 5/4 is very useful when determining childcare requirements and school drop offs etc for months in advance. Sure, when you're young and free, a busy summer where you'd be home 4 out of 14 days and a winter where you hardly ever fly and instead get to go skiing regularly, is all you need.
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