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Easyjet claims "youngest" crew in commercial airline.

#1 Post by Saxub » Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:26 pm

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#2 Post by DanWEC » Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:07 pm

Good for them, genuinely. Curious though, I wonder what they have paid and what their actual salaries are? Google is no help, with about a 50k pound spread.
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#3 Post by Saxub » Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:19 pm

Quite the feat actually, but I think they missed out on the mentioning the FO for his achievements. The Cpt. only started flight training at 19 and joined Easy Jet at 21. This kid is 19, licensed and flying as an FO. That is also very impressive.
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#4 Post by FL320 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:12 pm

I wonder what they have paid and what their actual salaries are
One of my friend was Captain at Easy. Salaries are different for each base but he was earning fixe 140 000€/ year before tax plus 35 000€/year flight pay + 15% bonus.
He said FOs (not cadets) can get 7000€/month before tax with a busy schedule.
Total debt after flight training and type rating in Europe: about 120 000€.
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#5 Post by FAD3C » Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:38 pm

A buddy of mine will be a skipper on a WJE Q400 at 25. Was a skipper on a 704 transport category machine at 23. I wonder if WJE is considered a "Commercial Airline" according to that site.
Either way, that's pretty impressive. I also knew an FO at another Q400 operator in Ontario who was 22 but I can't remember if he went left seat or jumped to AC mainline.
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#6 Post by ant_321 » Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:05 am

I was captain on a 1900 at 22 and fo on a 737 at 23. It mostly has to do with being in the right place at the right time. Nothing really to be impressed about.
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#7 Post by Saxub » Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:28 am

Yeah, 1900 Cpt is still impressive but were talking Captain and FO at one of Europe's largest ULCC's. I think it's a bit different.
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#8 Post by jschnurr » Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:52 am

FAD3C wrote:A buddy of mine will be a skipper on a WJE Q400 at 25. Was a skipper on a 704 transport category machine at 23. I wonder if WJE is considered a "Commercial Airline" according to that site.
Either way, that's pretty impressive. I also knew an FO at another Q400 operator in Ontario who was 22 but I can't remember if he went left seat or jumped to AC mainline.
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#9 Post by sanjet » Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:54 am

I was 24 as f/o and captain was 29 on an airbus 310 a few years ago, i thought that was not bad for a flying a widebody in canada. Should have taken a pic.
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#10 Post by URC » Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:19 pm

Didn't Wardair have a B747 Captain who was around 25 back in the early 80's ?
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#11 Post by FAD3C » Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:33 am

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#12 Post by complexintentions » Sun Oct 02, 2016 2:55 am

Kind of odd to use "youngest" as a marketing gimmick with flight crew. Fleet age, sure. But the pilots?

'Cause everyone wants their lawyer, accountant, surgeon, pilot to be at the lowest level of their career experience, not their peak...is that it? :lol:

Yeah, yeah, I know...this sounds like "you kids get off my lawn!" kinda comments. But I'm curious that they would pair the youngest CA with the youngest FO, I get the PR angle but uh...perhaps a better idea to put a junior captain with a senior FO, hmmm? And can't really see how taking on 120 000€ (about 177,000CAD presently) of debt at a young age can be glossed over. Still, a command at any age is an achievement, my cynicism aside.

Got a couple of former colleagues who were at Easy. Good pay for a low-co but they definitely work for it.
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#13 Post by Legacy » Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:17 pm

Lol I was thinking the same thing! Inexperience is nothing really to brag about.
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#14 Post by Airbrake » Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:27 am

The airline may be trying to shake up interest in potential pilots by showing how quickly you can make it to the airlines. With the retirements increasing and fewer people coming through the flight school doors it could be a way to encourage people to look at the industry again.
Can't argue that the lack of experience is not a selling point in my view for the public.
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#15 Post by Qdrivermann » Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:41 am

I thought I was doing well for Canadian standards back in the day with a DHC-6 Captain position at 25. It only took me 14 months from first PPC as F/O to get upgraded and that was my first flying job!! I was 28 with a Captains position on the Dash 8...
To recap - the last 20 years of my career has been in Asia and one thing is for sure: both the young Captain and F/O at EasyJet are easily carrying 120K€ of training debt each and self funded everything right up to their very own A320 TR..... Not a path that I would take or be proud of... :roll:
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