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LOT Polish Airlines hiring

Old 29th Oct 2019, 12:59
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All,
Some background for broader picture. I am Polish, working for large multinational corporation. 30% of people in my workplace are expats and I know a thing about challenges they face in my country. I know also how rewarding it is to blend in and becoming local. I am proud of the latter and I will try to explain the first.

For one thing - yes, Poland is very homogenous country - typical for Central and Eastern Europe. Outside of Warsaw we have very few non-Polish people, even in Warsaw this is new. And I mean like 3-4 year new.
Result is that a lot of Poles has little idea how to interact with foreigners, especially POC. Sometimes we may be rude or simply unpleasant. I assure you however if you come close to somebody - you'll have friends for life. We are pretty honest - no one pretends to be nice. May be this is not right way but it is what it is. You ca easily tell friends from foes.
In short - be prepared for rough start in Poland, but once you settle and make friends with Poles (expats do not count) you will not be able to live elsewhere We are not necessarily 'discriminatory', we have little idea how to deal with you guys (at least most of the time this may be the reason).

Now on PLL Lot itself. Lot means 'flight" in Polish BTW.
People call it 'family business' here in Poland. Most people would rather assume to go elsewhere after flight training as is is suspected that unless you do not have family ties within - you're screwed. That counts regardless if you are a pilot, FA or even IT. I tried the latter and failed.
Not so long ago Lot had significant attrition of pilots, EK, Wizz and the likes. So right now they started to hire people "from the street". Rumor has it it is not embraced well by old hands.

So combination of both gives you unpleasant situation. Sad but true. Despite this I would sell my kidney to fly for them LHS in Dash-8

Cheers
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Old 28th Nov 2019, 00:33
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B787 conditions

Hi guys. I was recently on the interview for B787, still waiting for reply.
In the meantime, could somebody please tell me, how many hours do they actually fly on average? I heard rumors that they just fly the minimum 40h guarantee, hopefully this is just the rumor. I would really appreciate some opinion from a pilot on 787, mostly about a rosyer, number of stbys per month and how many off days do you usually get in a block.

And about the interview, it wasn't that hard. One day thing consisted of 3 parts. Simulator, psychology (or more like inteligence test, matrix shapes and multytasking) and interview. Question on interview were why you want to join them, some positive/negative expirience from your career, your previous airplane type related questions, metar+taf to decode (plus something meteorology related related to it), sigmet chart and then some jeppesen chart to explain or brief. They were nice and friendly.
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Old 29th Nov 2019, 08:00
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Originally Posted by requesting.direct View Post
Hi guys. I was recently on the interview for B787, still waiting for reply.
In the meantime, could somebody please tell me, how many hours do they actually fly on average? I heard rumors that they just fly the minimum 40h guarantee, hopefully this is just the rumor. I would really appreciate some opinion from a pilot on 787, mostly about a rosyer, number of stbys per month and how many off days do you usually get in a block.

And about the interview, it wasn't that hard. One day thing consisted of 3 parts. Simulator, psychology (or more like inteligence test, matrix shapes and multytasking) and interview. Question on interview were why you want to join them, some positive/negative expirience from your career, your previous airplane type related questions, metar+taf to decode (plus something meteorology related related to it), sigmet chart and then some jeppesen chart to explain or brief. They were nice and friendly.
the average is 60 hrs a month , roster is nice with a lot of days off , layovers 24 h to 48h usually unless u donít fly charter destinations . you get also all benefits of a flag carrier. Management is nice too and help you out with days off or flights requests.

Just if you are a foreigner donít belive any promise of career or quick upgrade.
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Old 1st Dec 2019, 10:40
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You can expect three to four rotations a month on the 787 at the moment. Closer to max hrs than min hrs. 40hrs is more likely on the 737 due to the Max issue.
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Old 2nd Dec 2019, 17:03
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Originally Posted by wondering View Post
You can expect three to four rotations a month on the 787 at the moment. Closer to max hrs than min hrs. 40hrs is more likely on the 737 due to the Max issue.

Have the minimum requirements gone up for Dash 8 and Embraer FOís?

some agency say 200hrs TT

others say 400 TT

so what are they looking for?
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Old 3rd Dec 2019, 12:20
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LOT has been hiring pilots with minimum hours out of flight school this year. No idea if that has changed recently.
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Old 3rd Dec 2019, 12:27
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It hasn't.
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Old 3rd Dec 2019, 21:00
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I know one personally. Maybe the odd one?

And btw, I donīt share the negative comments regarding foreigners. So far, my experience has been positive.
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Old 3rd Dec 2019, 21:56
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But how many hours are they flying on average on the 737 fleet? I know the MAX grounding is hitting the 737 guys quite hard...
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Old 9th Dec 2019, 13:25
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40-50h / monthly on 737, 45-70h / on EMB. I started flying for them about one year ago, terms looked decent. After that time I would strongly reconsider going that route again. Roasters are terrible, a lot of 2-3 day stays which end up in about 8-12h total BH. There are different pay scales depending on TT (not time in company), for most guys the increase in pay equals decrease in time, so in the end you've got the same money but less flight time (doesn't mine less duty). My average DT to FT ratio is 2,5:1 and that of course doesn't count in layovers over 10h (Most of them in BUD and VNO). Skippers are fine, mostly nice guys, but office staff is terrible, they are unwilling to help anyone (of course its a different story if your're some old captains kid ). Besides myid tickets, which are also very limited to other airlines, no additional benefits, they even deduct parking fee from your salary (you can't find parkings spots most of the time).
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