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Old 23rd Jun 2019, 02:33
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Hey All,

Wondered if anyone could help me out with a couple of questions regarding LOT:

1. Is it possible/practical to commute from outside of Poland to operate on the B787 Fleet? (are guys currently doing it? Roster stability etc)

2. For upgrades would it be expected to have to move fleets? (E.g. if one was a B787 FO, is it expected to be offered a Command on the B787 or would you have to go to the Dash, Embraer etc)

Thanks in advance,

Richard
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Old 23rd Jun 2019, 07:31
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787 commuting depends on the length of your commute but generally speaking possible.
Roster stability very good.

Normal upgrade logic in LOT is such that you're normally offered upgrade from FO on shorthaul or move fleet as a FO to LH and then long wait for upgrade dct on LH.
Moneywise SH CPT earns the same as LH FO.
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Old 23rd Jun 2019, 21:36
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Do they take B787 DEC? How long for the upgrade from FO 787 to CPT 787?
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Old 23rd Jun 2019, 22:00
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The bare minimum is 500 hours in the company. Depending of course on your level of experience. And remember, you're a foreigner.
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Old 1st Aug 2019, 09:12
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Originally Posted by Banana Joe View Post
The bare minimum is 500 hours in the company. Depending of course on your level of experience. And remember, you're a foreigner.
Do you know if having a PBN certification is mandatory to apply for a FO position?
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Old 3rd Aug 2019, 07:45
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Upgrade time on 737

Hello lady's and gents

Soo.. I am looking at the option to go to LOT on the 737. I have 4500tt and 1700 jet plus a bunch of PIC on smaller turboprop/piston.

I am after the job that gives me the fastest PIC time on s bigger jet. Is this it? How long will it take?
No that Ryanair has dried up for a while, wizzair seems to be the way to go or LOT (not sure about this but sigma advertisement says fast track PIC).
The thing here is wizzair pays like shit so looking for the best option.

Thanks
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Old 3rd Aug 2019, 09:44
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Watch out for 737 choice. They're hiring but only in aticipation of receiving new ac. Those who chose 737 are waiting.
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Old 3rd Aug 2019, 21:52
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Hey all,

Haven't found anywhere - is there a language requirement? I know LOTs operating out of BUD these days too, but I'm still surprised to see a thread about a Polish airline and no language requirements mentioned, considering how much the Poles love their language (not a dig, just an observation from my time in the country).


Thanks!
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Old 3rd Aug 2019, 22:20
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No language requirement.
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Old 6th Aug 2019, 11:58
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Hi again, anyone has an idea of what is the wait time to go from FO on the 787 to Captain on the 787?

thanks
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Old 6th Aug 2019, 15:37
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There are simply too many variables to even hazard a guess. Nobody can answer that question seriously.
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Old 6th Aug 2019, 15:51
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Anybody with non polish passport got a call from LOT?
I'm from Italy, did my cpl in Poland, got IR-PBN but never had an answer in 3 months at this stage
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Old 8th Aug 2019, 22:01
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Has anyone been to an assessment recently? There was one in July
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Old 7th Oct 2019, 13:12
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hey guys, i have a question ,
now i'm Egyptian Pilot used to work for Egyptair, i'm married to a polish and now i live in Lodz, Poland.
i quit my job in egypt 1 month ago as i had to move with my wife due to family issues, i'm thinking to convert to EASA and try apply for LOT or other airline with a base close to Poland.
i've 4700 hours as FO on the B738
now the question, is it worth the headache of EASA conversion and ATPL exams, ? will i be able to get into any airlines ? like LOT ? , well , let's be realistic, i'm Arab, so would there be any sort of preference for Europeans / non-arabs ? shall i try with the EASA and apply ? or cut it short and go somewhere else in Africa or Asia ?
Thanks Folks,
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Old 7th Oct 2019, 13:25
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Hi,

In LOT even the Hungarian crew are treated as second class, so my answer would be to stay away (money is not that great, either...). Converting to EASA wouldn't help you much, in my opinion, as most of the operators require an unrestricted EU passport, 5 year background check, etc. As the market is now in Europe i would definitely look at commuting options from Asia/ME spending only your off time with your family in Poland.

Cheers
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Old 7th Oct 2019, 13:29
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If you are planning (willing) to work and not live off social support, do EASA conversion. Unlike at some other places, you won't get discriminated for being an Arab in EU, it might actually be easier for you to get hired.
Good luck!
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Old 7th Oct 2019, 14:48
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Thanks booze for the advice, actually i'd rather be closer to my family than having alot of money, also maybe they will not accept my temporary residence even thou i have a work permit but we will see, and yes iam looking at options from Asia/ME as well, thanks again, cheers
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Old 7th Oct 2019, 14:49
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Originally Posted by Dufo View Post
If you are planning (willing) to work and not live off social support, do EASA conversion. Unlike at some other places, you won't get discriminated for being an Arab in EU, it might actually be easier for you to get hired.
Good luck!
i hope it would be easy to get hired, im actually only worried about the recruitment process more than anything else, if i pass this then i will be fine, thanks Dufo for you advice, cheers.
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Old 7th Oct 2019, 17:57
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I would expect LOT to be the least welcoming carrier in Poland for foreigners. Plenty of other options there fortunately, usually better than LOT anyway (despite being on the lower end in Europe - I'm talking Ryr, Wizz, Enter etc.). Then there are a couple of executive gigs in Warsaw, and if you dig that kind of work, you could also try your local flight school - Bartolini - they're pretty international, in need of instructors I hear, and definitely could help a bit with the conversion if you agreed to work there (I'm not affiliated with them btw.). If family is more important than money, there's nothing better than working in your town and being home every evening.
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Old 7th Oct 2019, 17:58
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Forget about Enter Air if you don't speak Polish. I can tell by direct experience.
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