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Old 15th Sep 2018, 15:47
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Jet 2 captain position alicante spanish contract

Hi everybody,
I’m looking for information about the salary, terms and condition of JET2, spanish contract, Alicante base.
TIA
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Old 15th Sep 2018, 16:33
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Standby callout is 2 hrs. The rule is you need to be 1.5hrs away max. Staff parking is included. Not seen any showers around when I last visited STN.
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Old 16th Sep 2018, 00:11
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Dave - If you want time at home then the 75% contract would be an ideal starter, the format is:

Jan & Feb - Off completely.
Mar to May - 50% = 10 working days per month
Jun to Sep - 100%
Oct to Dec - 50 %

You'll more than likely be offered 100% after 1 year from date of joining; you can either stay on 75% or go 100% and apply for one of the Winter Leave options, assuming they're offered next year. You'll work hard in the Summer.

Being 1 hour away isn't an issue for standbys, but in Summer you'll struggle to do much more than work and sleep.
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Old 16th Sep 2018, 16:04
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RAFAT, RVF750, thanks very much. That's good to know.

Aye, the summer will be busy but I have family in Essex so maybe I can kip overnight there if the commute gets too much.

Are there many 'Go Now!' callouts on standby or do you tend to get a bit more notice? I'm coming over from corporate (17 on/12 off) so this is all a bit new to me.
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Old 16th Sep 2018, 17:43
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They’ll always give you at least two hours but occasionally they ask if you can get there quicker. You’re not at all obliged to though.
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Old 16th Sep 2018, 17:59
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Lots of ‘go now’ callouts. In fact, you’ll rarely get more than 2hrs notice as they like to ‘maintain operational flexibility’.
Often there will be something planned well in advance, but you’ll be the last to know.
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Old 16th Sep 2018, 19:30
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Does anyone have any info on non-rated DEC start dates? Been swimming in the hold pool for a few months now, they were very keen to get the assessment done asap and all seems to have stalled now. Are they struggling with training capacity or just waiting to see how many type rated DECs they can get in the door?
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Old 9th Oct 2018, 09:43
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PMI base FO

Hi. Been considering the the chance to join jet2 PMI base (FO NTR). Can someone help me figuring out what to expect there? Basically which salary (net) to expect and time/requirements for captain? And once you get the upgrade, is there a change of base? Many thanks.
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Old 10th Oct 2018, 08:01
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Originally Posted by RAFAT View Post
Dave - If you want time at home then the 75% contract would be an ideal starter, the format is:

Jan & Feb - Off completely.
Mar to May - 50% = 10 working days per month
Jun to Sep - 100%
Oct to Dec - 50 %
That looks like a 58% contract. Is it paid at 75%?
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Old 10th Oct 2018, 12:18
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Lots of ‘go now’ callouts. In fact, you’ll rarely get more than 2hrs notice as they like to ‘maintain operational flexibility’.
Often there will be something planned well in advance, but you’ll be the last to know.
There’s plenty of frustration with the standby call out system. Prior to EASA reg changes to FTLs there was a way of knowing that you were going to be called out. Now it’s 2 hours notification and due to summer schedule/roster disruption, standby call outs are increasing in my experience. That being said I have never had any issue with not being allocated the standard 2 hours to report point. Even when I’ve had a ‘get there asap’ call I’ve clarified that I have up to 2 hours, just incase something were to happen enroute. Never been an issue.

Does anyone have any info on non-rated DEC start dates? Been swimming in the hold pool for a few months now, they were very keen to get the assessment done asap and all seems to have stalled now. Are they struggling with training capacity or just waiting to see how many type rated DECs they can get in the door?
From what’s been said, this year to next will be the biggest training intake. Due to the nature of training requirements, rated guys and guys with the required level of jet experience are a priority I suppose. NTR with the maximum required sectors at line training will take most capacity in the system. I very much doubt they’ve forgotten about you. I’m told the training system is working at full tilt!
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Old 10th Oct 2018, 13:02
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Originally Posted by Lespou View Post
Hi. Been considering the the chance to join jet2 PMI base (FO NTR). Can someone help me figuring out what to expect there? Basically which salary (net) to expect and time/requirements for captain? And once you get the upgrade, is there a change of base? Many thanks.
Don't expect as much flying as you would get out of a UK base. You'll basically either be going backwards and forwards to the UK or on standby, or off.
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Old 16th Oct 2018, 21:10
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Hello everyone,
Does anyone know when you could apply for jet2 again if unsuccessful the first time for the same NTR FO position. I suppose reapplying with different email/account is big no no.

Thanks in advance
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Old 17th Oct 2018, 19:30
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I think it’s 6 months.
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Old 18th Oct 2018, 09:00
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Hi all,

im seeking some advice from Jet2 Pilots also. Currently a BA Captain who is looking to leave. I am very interested in Jet2 for a host of reasons... regional base etc.... My only concern is being able to pay for my family to live during the quieter months.. Input from current skippers would be most welcome!

With the new pay deal what sort of take home pay do you expect winter/summer? This paydeal I understand is an ‘interim’ deal.. Is there likely to be further increases over the next 12 months? Has there been any decisions on the profit share? Although I assume there are limited opportunities and/or desire to do so, but what is the availability and frequency of working days off? I appreciate there are variables to each of these questions...

Thanks very much
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Old 18th Oct 2018, 14:21
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Frozen,

No doubt you will get a barracking from the anti Jet2'ers that lurk on here for you even considering moving from BA to "lowly" Jet2, however you certainly won't be the first or the last to make such a move.

Your take home pay will depend on a multitude of things, not only the number of hours you work, but how much you elect to drop into your pension. The basic Captains salary is now circa £106k, on top of that you will earn sector pay which has just had a large increase in value, and duty pay, pre deductions you'll be around £10k per month (ish)

The interim pay deal, is, as it says, interim, there will be another increase in April which is when our annual increase generally happens.

Working days off is definitely possible, there aren't many, if any in the winter as there are a surplus of crew, however the busy summer usually sees a requirement to work on days off if you choose to do so.
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Old 18th Oct 2018, 21:29
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As an ex jet 2 er,
your fellow workforce are the best in the business,rosters based on 2018 loco ops,pay is fine,2 sector days, great.Also back to home almost every day,
Did I mention your colleagues in the flight deck to the crew in the cabin, the best!and of course engineering and ground crew
But if you have the unfortunate deployment to be confronted with the curry club, Be prepared to be faced with the renowned owners wrath,or maybe lucky enough to be confronted with the two comedians in charge of career development on the major fleet Tommy “cooper “ and “ Ali” Gee!
Pure joy?
But your fellow crews,Fantastic!!!!
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Old 20th Oct 2018, 08:44
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There she blows

An excellent post, never met Ali or Tommy but I hear dealing with Ali is better than Tommy........

Be glad to be out of the place tbh 6% just doesn’t beat a stable roster pattern and knowing what you’ll be doing, I agree a duty day is a duty day but here it’s a potential any duty in the 24hr day right up until you actually turn up to fly. The training backlog at Ryan at least means I’ll take the money and put my feet up for the winter leaving the trainers to fly before dodging next summers ‘roster’.

2020 I hear, now that really is a comedy one liner.

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Old 20th Oct 2018, 11:16
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But if you have the unfortunate deployment to be confronted with the curry club, Be prepared to be faced with the renowned owners wrath,or maybe lucky enough to be confronted with the two comedians in charge of career development on the major fleet Tommy “cooper “ and “ Ali” Gee!
As you say, you now don’t work at Jet2 and this is proof indeed that you are so out of touch.
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Old 20th Oct 2018, 12:44
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Hannspree wrote

" Im using discretion A LOT this year 3-4 times a month "

you are aware that discretion can only be exercised in "exceptional circumstances " and only" for delays that become apparent after report time "
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Old 20th Oct 2018, 19:11
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Thanks Johnny!
not out of touch at all, in fact in constant communication with good guys in the training department at j2,
I am afraid my comments must stand as these characters are doing more damage to the moral and development of crew,than if they were on an easy or Ryan payroll!
maybe you are too
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