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New Hire Bases & Commuting

#1 Post by Propjet » Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:00 am

Hi guys,
any idea which bases the latest new hires are being sent to? Last year it was YYC. What are the chances of a YYZ base? For those of you in Jazz, based on an average schedule is it feasible to commute from say YYZ to YYC?

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Re: New Hire Bases & Commuting

#2 Post by razorblade » Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:30 am

There's new hires?
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Re: New Hire Bases & Commuting

#3 Post by Propjet » Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:34 am

Sorry, I guess I should have been more specific, they are interviewing again. Not sure what the plan is for actual hiring, but thought someone on the inside might have some input.
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#4 Post by JoeyBarton » Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:38 am

Last I heard they have a GS planned for the 24th of this month
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#5 Post by Wacko » Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:17 am

From the couple guys I know they were all able to be based out eat within 18 months. Of those guys one was commuting so it is possible. The base will probably be Calgary. Everyone internally gets to bid base change before the new hires. Good luck.
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Re: New Hire Bases & Commuting

#6 Post by Propjet » Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:28 am

Thanks for the info
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#7 Post by razorblade » Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:09 am

+1.. I do think it'll be Calgary. I can't say it'll be an easy commute though. Those flights are way too full all the time. When I do that here in YYZ, I jump back and forth between terminals so I can try both WS and AC.
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#8 Post by Kingair200 » Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:39 pm

hey guys.

i got an email from jazz and ask me to contact them back asap to ensure i am still interested in the position.

i will call them back on monday, i am wondering what i should expect during the conversation over the phone?

is it part of the interview?

thanks everyone. any words are apperciated.
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Re: New Hire Bases & Commuting

#9 Post by goldenpilot » Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:26 am

I've heard YYZ needs 10 fo's for the classic

(and ten captains)

although I heard this would be at the expense of YUL
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#10 Post by Oxi » Sun Nov 09, 2014 12:10 pm

What is the time for people getting these calls for the 24th GS
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#11 Post by Canoehead » Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:40 am

12 for the Nov24 course.
12 for the Dec15 course.

Can't tell you bases as my crystal ball isn't that clear.

The above numbers are subject to change, and I believe sim evals are scheduled throughout December so I would expect it to continue in January.

If you haven't been keeping your online profile updated, do it now as I believe it does "expire" if inactive for a period of time (3 months maybe?).

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#12 Post by Mart » Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:04 am

I suppose the call and interviews have been already made for the nov. 24th gs?
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#13 Post by Kingair200 » Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:20 pm

i tried to contact the hr today however no one picked up the call. replied the email. no reply as well

kinda panic now.
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#14 Post by Rowdy » Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:28 pm

Time to update the Profile me thinks :wink:
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#15 Post by Kapitanov » Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:00 pm

Did anyone already receive a call for the Dec 15 course?
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#16 Post by yxu737 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:51 am

Any word on when the next ground school is after Dec.15?
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#17 Post by Maver!ck » Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:53 am

Kapitanov wrote:Did anyone already receive a call for the Dec 15 course?
Yup ! Calls have gone out for dec 15th GS !
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#18 Post by Maver!ck » Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:55 am

yxu737 wrote:Any word on when the next ground school is after Dec.15?
They don't know yet ! They are doing a few sim evals in December and January, they will probably have a GS early 2015 ....
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#19 Post by Apollo » Sat Dec 13, 2014 3:51 pm

As somone who's commute has always been on four wheels (well, sometimes two, but you get the idea)..

How would commuting for a new hire work from YVR to probably YYC (or wherever I could be based?) Is it feasible?
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#20 Post by AllClutch » Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:26 pm

It's doable lots of people do it. but the loads are always super tight.
Keep in mind a ton of mainline flight attendants and pilots commute that exact same route and you will never ever be a higher priority than them.
Then there is the ton of Jazz YVR commuters who got displaced to YYC when there base was down scaled so your behind all those guys.
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#21 Post by TrailerParkBoy » Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:54 pm

Apollo wrote:As somone who's commute has always been on four wheels (well, sometimes two, but you get the idea)..

How would commuting for a new hire work from YVR to probably YYC (or wherever I could be based?) Is it feasible?
Jazz has a great commuting policy and of all the pilots who I know commute to work, i've never heard of anyone having trouble getting to base!
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#22 Post by Batman » Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:40 pm

Please excuse me if I'm totally out to lunch but even though you're technically not "common employer" Air Canada employees with an earlier hire date have priority over a Jazz employee on their own airline?
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#23 Post by AllClutch » Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:07 pm

It's a little complicated but basically Air Canada employees have priority on seats for anything with Air Canada painted on the side regardless of hire date.
The operators employees have first dibs on the jumpseat.
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#24 Post by Canoehead » Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:20 am

Batman wrote:Please excuse me if I'm totally out to lunch but even though you're technically not "common employer" Air Canada employees with an earlier hire date have priority over a Jazz employee on their own airline?
AllClutch wrote: It's a little complicated but basically Air Canada employees have priority on seats for anything with Air Canada painted on the side regardless of hire date.
The operators employees have first dibs on the jumpseat.
Kinda, no not really.

Regardless of the flight (AC or QK operated), contingent travel is based on the boarding priority that one holds, and then your service date. Yes an AC employee may have a higher priority than a QK employee, but the same is true in reverse. A QK employee might have higher than an AC employee, on an AC flight. Depending on the QK hire date (early 2006 onward), yes the priority is lower than AC. Add to that the little gem the AC pilots got in their contract- can't recall... 4 C1's per year?

But as mentioned, the Jumpseat is company specific first (then a lengthy list of who can sit there in priority).

To the OP, commuting while on reserve is not a good time.
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Re: New Hire Bases & Commuting

#25 Post by AllClutch » Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:00 am

I didn't to bring the whole "C2 C4" debacle into this as it really doesn't effect his situation that employees hired before 2006 might get priority over a new hire AC employee.
The fact is it is a tough commute and he will be bottom of the priority list.
Better off using Westjet on the commute.
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