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Old 11th Aug 2023, 22:21
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Old 12th Aug 2023, 23:31
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Thank you for the replies guys, definitely food for thought. I was under the impression that things had improved at Wizz, better salaries, schedules, basing options etc.

Clearly I’m mistaken on this so thank you for the input. Yes commuting is an option which I do now but from Australia to wherever any of our planes may be anywhere in the world and it gets tiring real fast. 17 on and 13 off but I’m permanently jet lagged and as we fly a heavy crew always (4 pilots) we really struggle to get our take off and landings in due to long sectors and always planning around who is about to expire on their 3 take off and landings every 3 months.

On the plus side I literally fly all over the world and do get to see a lot. However there is something to be said for short haul flying which makes it better in my opinion and that is getting off the plane every couple hours, even if it’s for 10 min just to stretch your legs and get some fresh air. Plus your skills stay sharper due to flying a lot in terms of take off and approaches and landings.

Plus going home after work to see your family is nice if you have kids like me. I’m trying for Cargolux as well as they seem to be good with decent schedules but hard to get into and no hiring going on at present.

Not sure what Easyjet is like but Ryanair is a definite no. If anybody else has any good advice I’m all ears, thanks again for the input.
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Old 13th Aug 2023, 03:32
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Originally Posted by TinFoilhat2
Thank you for the replies guys, definitely food for thought. I was under the impression that things had improved at Wizz, better salaries, schedules, basing options etc.

Clearly I’m mistaken on this so thank you for the input. Yes commuting is an option which I do now but from Australia to wherever any of our planes may be anywhere in the world and it gets tiring real fast. 17 on and 13 off but I’m permanently jet lagged and as we fly a heavy crew always (4 pilots) we really struggle to get our take off and landings in due to long sectors and always planning around who is about to expire on their 3 take off and landings every 3 months.

On the plus side I literally fly all over the world and do get to see a lot. However there is something to be said for short haul flying which makes it better in my opinion and that is getting off the plane every couple hours, even if it’s for 10 min just to stretch your legs and get some fresh air. Plus your skills stay sharper due to flying a lot in terms of take off and approaches and landings.

Plus going home after work to see your family is nice if you have kids like me. I’m trying for Cargolux as well as they seem to be good with decent schedules but hard to get into and no hiring going on at present.

Not sure what Easyjet is like but Ryanair is a definite no. If anybody else has any good advice I’m all ears, thanks again for the input.
So, I would rate Ryanair above wizz personally, just based on PPrune. Do think Ryan is home every night and 5-4-5-3 or something like that schedule CMIIAW. Have friends at Eazy that are pretty happy. But I would not try to commute in Europe so base would definitely be important. Infrastructure just not like the US for that. Worked there for years, granted a decade ago, but really doubt anything has gotten better.
I commuted from the US and while tolerable on a 10-5 schedule it wasn't awesome, and I am sure as we get older it doesn't get easier. Where are you now? And I have people at cargolux if you need an in or info. Don't think you will ever make as much there as here, and consider how social security would be affected if you leave the US. And you would still have to file for taxes in the us, but married you would be exempt for the first $200K. Lots of things I learned the hard (=spelling:"expensive") way ...
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Old 13th Aug 2023, 17:42
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Lots of Wizz bashing on here. Go in with your eyes open and you wonít then be disappointed.

Wizz has improved the salary and the offer to the pilots. bonus recently paid. Roster has also improved and further choices (incl part time option) are coming early next year. Tbh if you are happy with the location of the base then there is not much between Wizz and EasyJet. Both have their negatives, donít get me wrong there are improvements to be made for sure.

plus as pilots are we ever really happy with the company 🤔

Wizz training is of a high standard with most of the simulator instructors being freelance and independent, in the U.K. anyway they are training EasyJet pilots as well. Two sector days are the norm being home every night. They do work you hard sometimes so I would suggest max 30min commute to the airport. Horses for courses.

happy flying guys.
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Old 13th Aug 2023, 18:00
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Horses for courses indeed, it wasn't for this one. If you're happy with it, I'm happy for you.
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Old 13th Aug 2023, 20:27
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Norwegian also recently reopened recruitment!
one of the best airline to work with! The best you can find apart the majors!

Again...
Alis Cargo has been recently purchased by MSC which is huge and powerful group.
They announced huge expansion plan.

good luck

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Old 18th Aug 2023, 19:31
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If you have some time before apply for united. Bid for the 777/787 as FO as quickly as possible and commute through frankfurt. Plenty of planes going direct daily there and one or two flights a day from FRA to SKP with good pay and decent time off could work for you.

Originally Posted by TinFoilhat2
Thank you for the replies guys, definitely food for thought. I was under the impression that things had improved at Wizz, better salaries, schedules, basing options etc.

Clearly Iím mistaken on this so thank you for the input. Yes commuting is an option which I do now but from Australia to wherever any of our planes may be anywhere in the world and it gets tiring real fast. 17 on and 13 off but Iím permanently jet lagged and as we fly a heavy crew always (4 pilots) we really struggle to get our take off and landings in due to long sectors and always planning around who is about to expire on their 3 take off and landings every 3 months.

On the plus side I literally fly all over the world and do get to see a lot. However there is something to be said for short haul flying which makes it better in my opinion and that is getting off the plane every couple hours, even if itís for 10 min just to stretch your legs and get some fresh air. Plus your skills stay sharper due to flying a lot in terms of take off and approaches and landings.

Plus going home after work to see your family is nice if you have kids like me. Iím trying for Cargolux as well as they seem to be good with decent schedules but hard to get into and no hiring going on at present.

Not sure what Easyjet is like but Ryanair is a definite no. If anybody else has any good advice Iím all ears, thanks again for the input.
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Old 24th Aug 2023, 19:00
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hello people,

Do you know how I can apply for Wizz pilot selection day on Budapest at 4 of September? or any relevant information for the event ??

THANKS
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Old 31st Aug 2023, 08:25
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one thing i found out too late is JOC is not mandatory even though they state it as a requirement on their assessment day checklist
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Old 31st Aug 2023, 16:09
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Originally Posted by JliderPilot
Lots of Wizz bashing on here. Go in with your eyes open and you wonít then be disappointed.

Wizz has improved the salary and the offer to the pilots. bonus recently paid. Roster has also improved and further choices (incl part time option) are coming early next year. Tbh if you are happy with the location of the base then there is not much between Wizz and EasyJet. Both have their negatives, donít get me wrong there are improvements to be made for sure.

plus as pilots are we ever really happy with the company 🤔

Wizz training is of a high standard with most of the simulator instructors being freelance and independent, in the U.K. anyway they are training EasyJet pilots as well. Two sector days are the norm being home every night. They do work you hard sometimes so I would suggest max 30min commute to the airport. Horses for courses.

happy flying guys.
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Old 6th Sep 2023, 19:14
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How much can I expect to earn as Y1 Captain?

Is basic still at Ä45000?

In an average year how much is total variable pay?

Iíve heard that wizz also contribute towards your tax bill in some bases? Ie they pay an extra gross amount on your salary.

TIA
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Old 6th Sep 2023, 23:32
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You got it wrong. In Italy an expatriate you are entitled to be taxed only 30% (10% in South Italy) on your salary for a period of 5 years, but to be honest it is not 100% clear whether foreigners are entitled to it or not. The tax man may knock on your door one day.

Actually, the whole thing is not crystal clear for all of crew members working on aircraft and ships.
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Old 7th Sep 2023, 16:21
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Are they offering italian bases for new joiners?
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Old 7th Sep 2023, 23:05
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I hope not! There are waiting lists for Italian bases.
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Old 8th Sep 2023, 09:40
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Does anyone know if EU passport is a strict requirement?
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Old 9th Sep 2023, 16:50
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Originally Posted by motardos
Does anyone know if EU passport is a strict requirement?
It's written right in application page:
Unrestricted right to live and work in the EU orAlbania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Moldova, North Macedonia, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom


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Old 10th Sep 2023, 09:45
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Hi guys,
Maybe this question has been posted many times, sorry to bother you again.
I will go soon for a Wizz assessments, and despite I know the demands of pilot is high (at least this is what I heard from wizz pilot), I would like to ask you how are the pass rates looking like at this time, and if I will be successful which are the most probable bases ?

Thank you I appreciate your replies.
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Old 22nd Sep 2023, 11:10
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Is this an accurate salary estimate? GBP150k + for year 1 captains? If so, Wizz seems to have upped their pay significantly. Are Easy, Ryanair, Jet2, etc. similar?

https://www.flightdeckfriend.com/why...r-wizz-air-uk/
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Old 23rd Sep 2023, 00:45
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Originally Posted by burnable gomi
Is this an accurate salary estimate? GBP150k + for year 1 captains? If so, Wizz seems to have upped their pay significantly. Are Easy, Ryanair, Jet2, etc. similar?

https://www.flightdeckfriend.com/why...r-wizz-air-uk/
Possibly, depends on how much you fly. If you work max hours and sell some off days you can probably earn that year 1.

the previous monthly average was basic 5000GBP 40K km per month so that would be approx ~4700GBP and 30 sectors so ~2000GBP

so 140k gross for a year 1 captain and 5000 increase in base every 1000 hours in the operation. (It stops at 5000-10000 hours)

the money keeps going up but people keep leaving because the job is still crap in most respects.

Very low stability in rosters with many changes, theyíll expect you to go into discretion and youíll spend your nights flying TLV, SSH, AMM return sectors on 14 hour days.

if youíre in the UK, go to J2or EZ over WUK.

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Old 26th Sep 2023, 06:12
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Wizzair update information 2023

Any news about this new flexible rosters , 15 on/15 off , signing bonus and so on? It seems like they are a pretty desperate to get pilots, is there any reliable source who can provide information what the current situation is in Wizzair and how much are salary with this new offers and which are those sekected bases they mentionon their ads?
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