There are currently 26 permanent 737 FOs on that scale. Out of those 26, 13 are relatively senior pilots that bid 73 to be based in YUL. So ultimately, there are only 13 Junior FOs on that scale involuntarily. That is out of 450-odd pilots. We are working on single-payscale, so just ignore those numbers.tbaylx wrote:Like most carriers in Canada harsh for the first few years. this is pretty close, based on 80 hours min guarantee at the hourly rate for narrow body F/O'swhatsitdoingnow wrote:How is the start and first few years pay at Transat?
There seems to be some conflicting info on Pilot central regarding pay. Can anyone list other benefits?
Year 1 $50K
Year 2 $55K
Year 3 $59K
Year 4 $63K
Year 5 $66K
Year 6 $70K
Year 7 $73K
Year 8 $76K
Year 9 $80K
Year 10 $83K
Wide Body payscales are the same for the first 2 years, then get a bit better. Transat seems like a good place to work now that the possibility is that you won't get laid off all the time during your first few years, but the pay scale will make it hard to attract candidates with from other 705 operators.
I don't work there but I believe that information to be accurate.
Bullsh*t. You may have been the only Francophone in your class, but I've been here for almost 4 years, and have flown with a good chunk of the Captains. While there may be a large bunch of Anglos in the left seat, I know of only 3 that don't speak french on any conversational level. So either you have somehow met a whole bunch of captains that nobody knows about, or you are trying to make our company appear more forgiving on the language front. Misinformation does no good for anybody.FL320 wrote:Guys....when I did my GS at Air transat I was the only Francophone; during the last 2 months I've mostly flown with CAPTAINS who couldn't speek nor understand French.
The language is not an issue anymore: if you are interested in the job..send your resume. They have been continuously hiring since last year and more to come.
Just to clarify for the rest of you: French is not actually mandatory, but good luck with your phone interview if you can't put a few sentences together. I'm an Anglo, and I love life at Transat. So will you.