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Old 2nd Mar 2022, 12:46
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Originally Posted by TorqueStripe View Post
To be fair though, they are the only foreign operator that had/has bases there as well.
Much easier to cancel flights than to close down bases with local staff.
It's definitely not an easy decision but there were plenty of signs. Maybe they could have flown their aircraft (or at least some of them) out for the night as they did before Donetsk airport was attacked in 2014. That was a base too and it was shut down before something hit the fan.

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Old 3rd Mar 2022, 02:33
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My guess would be that they simply try to avoid default on assets due to war exclusion clauses. Whatever it costs, sadly. Wzz is known for not caring about their employees.
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Old 3rd Mar 2022, 15:33
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Originally Posted by YourFlyingDutchman View Post
Hello everyone,

Saw this yesterday at Wizzair's website while applying.

Important information: Open Days for Flight Crew Candidates in Vilnius, Athens and Malta. Click for more info.
Join us on Open Days in:
22.02 Vilnius Air Inn Hotel 10:00 and 16:00 local time
02.03 Athens Novotel Athens 10:00 and 14:00 local time
04.02 Malta Radisson Blue 10:00 and 14:00 local time


Anybody that went to Vilnius yesterday and wants to share that experience?
Unfortunately there's no link to register, I guess you can just show up?

Thank you in advance!
Do you have any feedback?
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Old 3rd Mar 2022, 17:20
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Air Inn at VNO,
Raddison Blu at Malta

Classic!
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Old 4th Mar 2022, 14:10
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Join Date: Nov 2020
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Hi likair,

I went to Athens and they had two presentations.

The agenda consisted of
  • Company introduction
  • Pay scales
  • Additional Benefits
  • Base and Roster
  • Q&A
At the moment their interest still lies on experienced FOs and CPTs. After summer this will turn to Cadets, most likely..
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Old 4th Mar 2022, 14:14
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Join Date: Mar 2022
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Hi all

anyone got an invitation for March (especially cadets)?
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Old 8th Mar 2022, 03:01
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Hi everyone,

any mention of when UK bases might go back to a fixed roster pattern? Any other interesting info from open days?
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Old 8th Mar 2022, 09:54
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anyone has info whether they will cancel interviews due to Ukraine war? I guess their growth project will be hell reduced after all this ....
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Old 8th Mar 2022, 12:12
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Originally Posted by santacruz View Post
Hi everyone,

any mention of when UK bases might go back to a fixed roster pattern? Any other interesting info from open days?
They donít have to, rostern pattern is not even mentioned in the work contract you sign with wizz. Itís a ďconcessionĒ that can be taken away
at any time, as it happened often in the past, and also now, when short of crews.
Be grateful when you have it, but donít count on it.
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Old 8th Mar 2022, 13:02
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Originally Posted by Shugush View Post
anyone has info whether they will cancel interviews due to Ukraine war? I guess their growth project will be hell reduced after all this ....
I think they are going to be hit pretty hard.

Wizz havenít hedged any fuel from what I have read!!!
Ryanair hedged about 80% for this year and already hedged for next year.
Predictions on oil going to $200 a barrel by year end. With fuel making up 30% of the bottom line plus Eastern Europe in a mess I think they will struggle. Share price is down nearly 50% from a month ago.
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Old 9th Mar 2022, 02:59
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How bad is the roster right now? Any night flying? Would anyone care to post an example? (Disguised of course)
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Old 9th Mar 2022, 11:49
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Originally Posted by santacruz View Post
How bad is the roster right now? Any night flying? Would anyone care to post an example? (Disguised of course)
No reason to post. Each base is so different right now, one could say these are totally different companies.
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Old 9th Mar 2022, 14:59
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Originally Posted by santacruz View Post
How bad is the roster right now? Any night flying? Would anyone care to post an example? (Disguised of course)
At my base we have currently something very similar to a 14/7 pattern but its going to disappear soon as we are extremely short of people, both seats
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Old 10th Mar 2022, 09:06
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Random... Completely Random... That's our bases rosters...
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Old 12th Mar 2022, 04:59
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OK Thanks guys. I would really like to go back to UK but it doesn't sound like its a good idea to leave another job to go to Wizzair right now, especially with the war. I hope for everyone's sake and the industry that security situation / roster pattern / salary scales improve soon.
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Old 16th Mar 2022, 13:30
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I have a CS25 type rating with experience on type, currently unemployed. In January I received the 'forwarded as an applicant' email for UK non rated, experienced FO. I have heard nothing since then. On linkedin I am seeing many brand new flight school graduates getting jobs with wizz somehow. Does anyone know how the selection procedures are working right now?
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Old 17th Mar 2022, 10:10
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Originally Posted by A320LGW View Post
I have a CS25 type rating with experience on type, currently unemployed. In January I received the 'forwarded as an applicant' email for UK non rated, experienced FO. I have heard nothing since then. On linkedin I am seeing many brand new flight school graduates getting jobs with wizz somehow. Does anyone know how the selection procedures are working right now?
Flight school graduates have 1 significant advantage compared to you: they will not leave the company until they get the hours. You will leave wizz in a few months when better contracts will start appearing.
Also many of these guys are from WAPA and wizz already paid a lot and has no reason to delay these guys.
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Old 17th Mar 2022, 11:00
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It's horrible to say that all my friends currently unemployed have one thing in common.... they are older and experienced First Officers. They are watching cadets get jobs whilst they are getting ignored. And it's not only WizzAir doing it.
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Old 17th Mar 2022, 11:44
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Originally Posted by A320LGW View Post
I have a CS25 type rating with experience on type, currently unemployed. In January I received the 'forwarded as an applicant' email for UK non rated, experienced FO. I have heard nothing since then. On linkedin I am seeing many brand new flight school graduates getting jobs with wizz somehow. Does anyone know how the selection procedures are working right now?
Attending the open days gives you a much higher chance to get called to the assessment, especially with your profile. Yes, it is not cheap, but it makes you stand out compared to all of those who just sends the application online. It worked for me many years ago.
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Old 17th Mar 2022, 12:03
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Join Date: Mar 2022
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I'm awaiting a call up to an assessment day now. Any idea of when that might be?

Like others I'm an experienced FO with a current type rating.

Fingers crossed I don't get overlooked for a cadet.
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