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Old 03-08-2016, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Otterbox
Staffing isn't an issue right now but The company is obviously concerned about long term staffing issues. The pilot shortage is hitting the lower paying regionals now. Barring some sort of economic depression it will hit the ULCCs then JB.

Pilots leaving for the better paying legacies only help your argument for better pay and QOL because the company fears the pilot shortage will hit them eventually.

Happy and content pilot groups don't get paid more money. Every pilot I know at JetBlue is happy but you guys threw a large vote of no confidence by unionizing so hopefully you can leverage that into more money but unionizing is a one trick pony. Once it the newness wears off then you'll need another source of leverage.

Management has no incentive to pay you more as long as pilots stay at the company and pick up open time. Why pay you more when you're happy with what you make now so much that most of you stay and you're even willing to work open time at the rates they pay you now?

The union needs to be citing every example of someone leaving the company, where they went and what that company pay scale is. If the losses are small management will argue that they're obviously paying you the right amount. If the losses are large you have better ability to argue that your pay is sub standard and they'll be left without a chair when the music stops and the hiring shortage hits.
That's the all point, but with the wrong conclusion; there would be no shortage if they allow ab-initio program into a major, the company will have a revolving door of pilots.
The argument for more pay and better QOL will be shut by these guys even willing to pay to be here.
The union would not be really unified because those guys would be willing to take less, and move on, and the company would spend save money spending less on senior guys. Remember cost more money to pay a senior pilot than train a new guy. Especially if the new guy is not willing to push hard for a good long term contract.
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Old 03-08-2016, 01:59 PM
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P.S. I used to think an ab-initio program would have no effect on a pilot group union effort. But after being here for a while, and hearing other pilots talking of this place as a stepping stone, I realized how important it is to be unified in goals and prospectives.
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Old 03-08-2016, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by The Gardener
Once an application is submitted can letters or recommendation be added at a later date?
Hey, look at that - a question in the "jetBlue Hiring" thread about jetBlue hiring!!!!

Yes, you can still upload rec letters, but when the company pulls your app they will not see it, or anything else you upload after the app is submitted. The only real benefit is that if you reapply in the next window, the letter will be there waiting for you (i.e. you won't have to re-upload it).
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Old 03-08-2016, 11:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Max Relax Roll
Hey, look at that - a question in the "jetBlue Hiring" thread about jetBlue hiring!!!!

Yes, you can still upload rec letters, but when the company pulls your app they will not see it, or anything else you upload after the app is submitted. The only real benefit is that if you reapply in the next window, the letter will be there waiting for you (i.e. you won't have to re-upload it).
Great. I appreciate you taking the time to pick up my question. Is there any way to get any additional docs to them before they 'pick it up'? It appears that what is done is done, but I'd like to think otherwise!

Thanks again for the answer.
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Old 03-09-2016, 05:27 AM
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hey guys what can i expect my w2 to read after my first 12 months including the 2000 a month during training. Thanks
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Old 03-09-2016, 06:09 AM
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Originally Posted by PieInTheSky88
hey guys what can i expect my w2 to read after my first 12 months including the 2000 a month during training. Thanks
Say $2000 for 2 months of training= $4000
Reserve guarantee of 75 hours at $49.56/hour= $3717 x 10 months= $37,170+$4000=$41,170

Your W-2 will probably show at least 5% less than that based on what you put into your 401k. It should be at least 5% to get the company match. You'll also get per diem when you get assigned a trip but that won't be reflected on your W-2 either.

Everything changes if you get a line. But I've heard reserve is running close to a year in most bases.
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Old 03-09-2016, 06:33 AM
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for those of you who want to go to FLL........



Released : 03/09/2016


Airport’s #1 Airline Kicks Off Next Phase of Growth by Announcing Flights to New Orleans and More Service to Nassau, Bahamas

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) today announced it is further growing its presence at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) with plans to operate an average of 140 daily flights in the winter in the coming years. The expansion will result in roughly 75 percent growth from the carrier’s current size at its South Florida focus city.

As part of JetBlue’s ongoing expansion the airline is adding new nonstop service to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) and increasing the number of flights to Nassau, Bahamas’ Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS). The airline will now operate nonstop flights to 46 destinations from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood. More flights and new nonstop destinations are set to be announced later this year.

“We are absolutely thrilled to announce the next phase of our growth at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport,” said Marty St. George, executive vice president commercial and planning at JetBlue. “JetBlue is the number one airline in Fort Lauderdale not only because of our size, but also because we deliver the very best experience to our customers with our award-winning service and style. We served more than five million customers in Fort Lauderdale last year and they have come to expect nothing but the best when they travel with JetBlue. With things like assigned seating, unlimited free name-brand snacks and complimentary TVs and entertainment at every seat we have truly brought humanity back to air travel in South Florida.”

Added service at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood comes as JetBlue continues to upgrade its home at Terminal 3. The airline recently unveiled its interactive customer check-in experience which features state-of-the art kiosks and additional check-in counters in a traveler-friendly configuration. JetBlue also plans to link Terminals 3 and 4 for seamless international connections and offer more retail and dining options for customers.

“The Broward County Aviation Department is elated that JetBlue is making such a huge commitment to our community with their proposed increases in service to benefit travelers in and out of FLL”, said Kent George, Director of Aviation at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

New Nonstop to New Orleans

Roundtrip flights between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and New Orleans will operate daily starting September 29, 2016. This new route will not only create a new nonstop link between South Florida and The Big Easy, but will also provide connections to JetBlue’s sizable Caribbean and Latin America Network from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood. The airline has recently launched or announced new flights between its South Florida focus city and top destinations such as Turks & Caicos, Quito, Ecuador and Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

JetBlue is offering an introductory fare of only $49 one way (a) between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and New Orleans for travel during the first month of the new service. All introductory fare tickets must be purchased by March 10, 2016.

Flight Schedule Between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (FLL) and New Orleans (MSY)
Beginning September 29, 2016

FLL- MSY Flight #1423 MSY – FLL Flight #1422
7:10 a.m. – 8:05 a.m. 8:48 a.m. – 11:33 a.m.

Flights between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and New Orleans will be operated on the airline’s Airbus A320 aircraft offering the airline's award-winning service featuring the most legroom in coach (b); free Fly-Fi, the fastest broadband internet in the sky; complimentary and unlimited name-brand snacks and soft drinks; free, live DIRECTV® programming and 100+ channels of SiriusXM® radio at every seat.

More Nonstops to Nassau

Two new roundtrip flights between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Nassau will begin operating daily starting August 1, 2016. JetBlue will now offer five daily nonstop flights to the popular vacation destination. Less than an hour flight from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Nassau is known for its beaches, blue water, coral reefs and world-class resorts.

Flight Schedule Between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (FLL) and Nassau (NAS)
Beginning August 1, 2016

FLL- NAS Flight #1593 NAS – FLL Flight #1394
7:52 a.m. – 8:49 a.m. 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
FLL- NAS Flight #2193 NAS – FLL Flight #2194
9:08 a.m. – 10:07 a.m. 11:03 a.m. – 12:06 p.m.
FLL- NAS Flight #1279 NAS – FLL Flight #1694
10:08 a.m. – 11:08 a.m. 2:59 p.m. – 4:03 p.m.
FLL- NAS Flight #1693 NAS – FLL Flight #1594
1:02 p.m. – 2:03 p.m. 4:42 p.m. – 5:47 p.m.
FLL- NAS Flight #1993 NAS – FLL Flight #1194
4:25 p.m. – 5:24 p.m. 6:30 p.m. – 7:31 p.m.

Flights between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Nassau will be operated on the airline's Embraer 190 aircraft, which features the most legroom in coach (b) and spacious two-by-two seating. All customers will enjoy the comfort of a window or aisle seat and the airline's awarding-winning service including complimentary and unlimited name-brand snacks and soft drinks and free first-run Hollywood movies.

About JetBlue Airways

JetBlue is New York's Hometown Airline™, and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando, and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 35 million customers a year to 96 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 900 daily flights. For more information please visit jetblue.com.

(a) BLUE fare shown. To learn more about our new fare options, go to https://www.jetblue.com/travel/our-fares/. Fares include government taxes and fees and must be purchased by 03/10/2016 (the earlier of 11:59 PM ET or local) for flights between 09/29/2016 – 10/29/2016 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Saturday. Limited exceptions apply; All fares are subject to limited availability; may not be available on all days or all flights; may change without notice; must be purchased at time of reservation; and are one-way, non-stop (except as otherwise noted), nonrefundable, and nontransferable. Proper documentation required for boarding. For BLUE fares, first checked bag is $20 by web check-in and kiosk or $25 at check-in counter and second bag is $35. Additional bags (over two) are $100 each. Weight and size limits and exceptions for itineraries including flights operated or marketed by other airlines also apply. Fares do not include fees for oversized, overweight or extra baggage or other fees for products/services sold separately. For baggage fees and other optional services, click here . All reservations made one week or more prior to a flight's departure may be cancelled without penalty up to 24 hours after the reservation is made. Changes and cancellations made 60 days or more prior to departure date: BLUE: $70 per person fee plus difference in fare. For BLUE fares under $100, $70 per person plus difference in fare; for BLUE fares between $100 and $149.99, $90 per person plus difference in fare; and for BLUE fares of $150 or more, $135 per person plus difference in fare. Cancellations receive JetBlue travel credit, valid for one year. Changes/cancellations must be made prior to scheduled departure (otherwise all money for fare is forfeited). For changes/cancellations, click here. Other restrictions apply.

(b) JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach, based on average fleet-wide seat pitch for U.S. airlines.



View source version on businesswire.com: JetBlue Announces Major Expansion at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood With Plans For 140 Daily Flights | Business Wire

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Old 03-09-2016, 06:41 AM
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Was just going to post this. Fairly good news, right?
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Old 03-09-2016, 06:48 AM
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Originally Posted by iPilot6
Was just going to post this. Fairly good news, right?
Great news in my book. I'm guessing some of the FLL flying is being taken out of the islands and central America. So, as a bus driver, any overnight that isn't STI or SDQ is a good overnight.
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Hey Guys,

I can't seem to find any current data on retirements at Jetblue.

Is there a list somewhere you can guide me to. Also, what is the best guess of how long a new hire today will be able to upgrade?

Thanks for any and all information.

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