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Old 04-14-2017, 04:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Desiderata
Can anyone suggest a good trainer for the cognitive test portion of the interview?
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Lumosity covers a few parts of it, the rest you can't really prepare for. I wouldn't bother, personally. It doesn't count for anything, just try your best.
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Old 04-14-2017, 05:46 AM
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Can anyone suggest a good trainer for the cognitive test portion of the interview?
Thanks for the help
Good place to start:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1871450343144673/
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Old 04-14-2017, 05:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Combatcraig
Nope.
Due to a disproportionate amount of ex-MIL pilots leaving JB for the big 3 +SWA, JB is only going to do ViB once per year. Sounds like they're evaluating what their target demographic pilot will be. That will likely mean less prior mil pilots and more pilots that either will live in base or be less desirable at the bigs... Yay us...
This is not really accurate. We have been doing VIB for several years now. The last one had many that had interviewed or been to one in the past. They do 200+ during a VIB. 110ish AM session and same for PM session. You do not have to be a military pilot just one who has served in the military. Yes some are leaving for other airlines. Also it makes way more sense to do it in November and close to Veterans Day. Our VIB program is second to none in the airlines! Other company's not only airlines should give back to the Veterans like we do here at JetBlue. As a country we are failing by our Veterans in many ways including job placement. If you have never been to one or want to volunteer I encourage you to do so! It's quite a day!
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Old 04-14-2017, 06:33 AM
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Originally Posted by hyperboy
This is not really accurate. We have been doing VIB for several years now. The last one had many that had interviewed or been to one in the past. They do 200+ during a VIB. 110ish AM session and same for PM session. You do not have to be a military pilot just one who has served in the military. Yes some are leaving for other airlines. Also it makes way more sense to do it in November and close to Veterans Day. Our VIB program is second to none in the airlines! Other company's not only airlines should give back to the Veterans like we do here at JetBlue. As a country we are failing by our Veterans in many ways including job placement. If you have never been to one or want to volunteer I encourage you to do so! It's quite a day!
I completely agree. It's a great program and a probably the reason I'm here. Disappointing that it's only once per year now. I intend on volunteering at the next one to pay it forward.
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Old 04-14-2017, 11:08 PM
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My 2. I've been here for just over 2 years and I'm on the very low end of a line holder on the Bus in BOS. As Jr as I am, I'm still able to credit around 90 hours with 12-14 days off a month (6-10 nights away from home), usually one or more weekends off. My initial bid does have crummy trips but I'm usually able to bid out of red eyes and the lousy island and NYC layovers. So I'm happy with the schedule I end up flying (I've only done 3 red eyes since Jan, all by choice). Living in base is huge ... obviously.

I bet it'll be another 3+ years before I could sniff "midrange seniority" BOS320 tho. That would happen a lot sooner on the 190 or in JFK I think.

I would think that you'd have a descent shot at a BOS320 out of training. If not, you could likely bid over during the next system bid, and find yourself in Boston a few months later.

320 Reserve in Boston is 12 months at the minimum, and longer in most cases. Reserve periods are 3-6 day blocks, 10 hour RAPs, 2 hour callout, usually 18 days on a month. 10 hr Long Call is rare - it is subject to reserve availability, which has been especially low of late, and it only happens in the middle of the week when it does.

Trips vary widely between 1 day turns and 2-5 day trips. Day turns bid senior but a few always end up in open time.

Hope this helps

Best of luck
Thanks for the info. Sounds much better than what I'm doing now. Captain 320 for an LCC in Asia with maybe 9 days off a month flying only 85 hours on average so you can imagine. Constant red eyes (3-4 per month), its exhausting. They don't pay you for training, and multiple other downsides. Money is good, 60 days leave per year but I'd leap at the oppurtunity to come to JB. Even if its a 7-10 year upgrade. I'm from the North Shore so QOL would be way better. If you don't mind, what were your Quals when you were hired?
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Old 04-15-2017, 06:34 AM
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The ones you said I didn't know about?
When did I say that?
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Old 04-15-2017, 06:41 AM
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Originally Posted by hyperboy
This is not really accurate. We have been doing VIB for several years now. The last one had many that had interviewed or been to one in the past. They do 200+ during a VIB. 110ish AM session and same for PM session. You do not have to be a military pilot just one who has served in the military. Yes some are leaving for other airlines. Also it makes way more sense to do it in November and close to Veterans Day. Our VIB program is second to none in the airlines! Other company's not only airlines should give back to the Veterans like we do here at JetBlue. As a country we are failing by our Veterans in many ways including job placement. If you have never been to one or want to volunteer I encourage you to do so! It's quite a day!
Agreed- the VIB program is great here, however, the Mil guys are leaving- our contract is just not competitive to keep guys with other options. Out of my class, the 2 mil guys left within 6 months for DAL.
These guys werent unhappy, they just did the math and split.
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Old 04-15-2017, 07:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Bozo the pilot
Agreed- the VIB program is great here, however, the Mil guys are leaving- our contract is just not competitive to keep guys with other options. Out of my class, the 2 mil guys left within 6 months for DAL.
These guys werent unhappy, they just did the math and split.
Agreed. I have friends that WANT to come here but refuse to accept the crappy 1st year pay hit! It's economics and JB just isn't competitive. "Culture" isn't gonna cut it when you can do the exact some job elsewhere for substantially more $...
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Old 04-16-2017, 05:21 AM
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Old 04-16-2017, 08:37 AM
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Originally Posted by hyperboy
This is not really accurate. We have been doing VIB for several years now. The last one had many that had interviewed or been to one in the past. They do 200+ during a VIB. 110ish AM session and same for PM session. You do not have to be a military pilot just one who has served in the military. Yes some are leaving for other airlines. Also it makes way more sense to do it in November and close to Veterans Day. Our VIB program is second to none in the airlines! Other company's not only airlines should give back to the Veterans like we do here at JetBlue. As a country we are failing by our Veterans in many ways including job placement. If you have never been to one or want to volunteer I encourage you to do so! It's quite a day!
So is this how things are getting better here?
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