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Old 3rd Dec 2018, 18:12
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Best 787/777/737 opportunities

Happy December all,

Just throwing a new thread out there..
type rated on all the above aircraft and wondering what people deem as the best opportunities out there as an FO, be it commercial or private, Europe or Middle East. Pay, T&Cís, everything thrown in is like to gather thought on the different options out there.
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Old 3rd Dec 2018, 18:16
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Originally Posted by flyinghigh19 View Post
Happy December all,

Just throwing a new thread out there..
type rated on all the above aircraft and wondering what people deem as the best opportunities out there as an FO, be it commercial or private, Europe or Middle East. Pay, T&Cís, everything thrown in is like to gather thought on the different options out there.
Thanks
Fly safe!
If you want 777/787 in the UK itís pretty limited,
either Virgin or BA .
Virgin have a much better starting package and you wonít have to wait around 15 years for a command
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Old 4th Dec 2018, 01:00
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787/737 TUI. They are looking to qualify pilots 737 NG/MAX Summer and 787 Winter.
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Define best?

its chalk & cheese.

Does best mean the most money (invariably in a poor location) or does it mean sleeping in your own bed every night?

perhaps decide what you are looking for and then looking for the best match to that.
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Originally Posted by Globally Challenged View Post
Define best?

its chalk & cheese.

Does best mean the most money (invariably in a poor location) or does it mean sleeping in your own bed every night?

perhaps decide what you are looking for and then looking for the best match to that.
I think the main things are T&Cís and pay. Location for me would be workable depending on where it actually is. I believe cargo in Europe has some good operators but unfortunately donít know many people in this sector to confirm it
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You need to decide if you want money or lifestyle. Itís hard to achieve both.

For me all I desire these days is easy 2 sector days, max 2.5 hour sectors, home every night, home regional base, winter months off. Max 500 hours a year. No night flying. Mortgage payment covered.

The alternative -

787/777 long haul 17 hour sectors taking off at 3am, endless hours in the bunk on the back of the clock, endless night flying, hours of soul destroying oceanic crossings, airport hotels living out of a suitcase, room service meal trays like youre in a prison. Everyone on tinder instead of sleeping in bed with their own wife. All for x% more cash. No thank you
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Originally Posted by Yorkshire_Pudding View Post
You need to decide if you want money or lifestyle. Itís hard to achieve both.

For me all I desire these days is easy 2 sector days, max 2.5 hour sectors, home every night, home regional base, winter months off. Max 500 hours a year. No night flying. Mortgage payment covered.
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You won't be flying a "787/777/737" then! Just thinking of those "max 2.5 hour sectors" and "No night flying" bits. Why do you want "winter months off"? Unless you have plans to 'up sticks' to the southern hemisphere during that time, why do you want to be 'off' during the dark, gloomy, wet and miserable months?

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I think the main things are T&Cís and pay. Location for me would be workable depending on where it actually is. I believe cargo in Europe has some good operators but unfortunately donít know many people in this sector to confirm it
I've heard comment that "cargo in Europe" is one of the best kept secrets in the industry but those people in that sector seem to be very good at keeping that secret! Anyone out there to 'spill the beans'? (There aren't any 787 freighters yet, are there?)
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Old 6th Dec 2018, 15:18
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Winters off means skiing or holidays south . I've done both 2.5x2 per day (737/320) and 17 ULR (380), if you could get a proper ULR roster it can't be beat . IF ! I have mates working 8-10 day a month ULR and the love it , also have mates 380 EK and hate it . Day time turns are great + 15 days off !
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Jet2 might be worth consideration if you want winters off. Most people want the summer off, in which case jet2 would be, erm.. less good!
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