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Old 10-12-2022, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Fishon320 View Post
What is the divvy and is it now gone? Is the 24k for commuting still in place?
yes the original Divy is now gone. What they have done is taken the $2000 and turned it into a ďpay rate raiseĒ. In reality, all they did was convert it into a straight raise and adjust it slightly for being taxed income.

However, pilots can now set aside $1000/2000/3000 a month pre-tax from their total monthly pay to be added to their Divy account for non-taxable commuting expenses.
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Old 10-13-2022, 09:54 AM
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Pay can't be increased until the ALPA vote is over but you can bet there will be a significant increase as long as the union isn't voted in. If they are voted in, expect years of back and forth negotiation while pay remains frozen where it is today.

There are times when a union is necessary, this however, is not it.
This aged well.
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Old 10-13-2022, 11:13 AM
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Hahah, yes it did. In his defense, I still donít understand how the company was able to raise the pay without union input. I assume itís because we donít have a CBA. Iím not mad at those rates, within a few bux of F9/Nk is a good starting point for when we have some elected representation.
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Old 10-13-2022, 12:06 PM
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Now that the ĎDivvyí is all but dissolved into the new pay rates, what is the official commuter policy?
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Old 10-13-2022, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Tpinks View Post
yes the original Divy is now gone. What they have done is taken the $2000 and turned it into a ďpay rate raiseĒ. In reality, all they did was convert it into a straight raise and adjust it slightly for being taxed income.

However, pilots can now set aside $1000/2000/3000 a month pre-tax from their total monthly pay to be added to their Divy account for non-taxable commuting expenses.
Be aware that commuting expenses are not deductible. Even if the company sets that money aside and does not withhold taxes you will still owe taxes on what you spend on hotels and airfare ect when commuting to your domicile and unused funds. The only time it becomes non taxable or a write off is if you are temporarily based at a different domicile or the trip begins and ends at a location other than your domicile and the company does not provide transportation. Most airlines provide DH transportation in that situation.
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Old 10-13-2022, 01:38 PM
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Could someone please advise on how the most recent schedules look? How many days are most trips? Iíve been searching, but canít find the answer anywhere. I donít know where to look. I would really appreciate someoneís help with this!
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Old 10-13-2022, 03:35 PM
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Could someone please advise on how the most recent schedules look? How many days are most trips? Iíve been searching, but canít find the answer anywhere. I donít know where to look. I would really appreciate someoneís help with this!
Breeze is essentially 3 airlines in 1.

The charter side is great for commuters. E190 flying, 8 on 7 off then 7 on 8 off.

Then thereís the 195 days trips, out of MSY CHS ORF PVU. Senior guys (top 2 in base) probably get around 18-20 days off. The rest around 15-17 and the bottom reservistís get 12. Not commuter friendly because the 195 does not fly sat-tue-wed. So you have a bunch of single days off that you canít go home on. Itís great if you donít commute.

And then thereís the A220 flying which currently is horrendous. Single days off , some guys not able to go home for months. They did apparently fix the schedules this month by combining bids from multiple bases in order to award consecutive days off . Thatís yet to be seen.

The QOL is slowly improving and the pay is a lot better now. So things are trending in the right direction.
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Old 10-13-2022, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Swapapotamoose View Post
Breeze is essentially 3 airlines in 1.

The charter side is great for commuters. E190 flying, 8 on 7 off then 7 on 8 off.

Then thereís the 195 days trips, out of MSY CHS ORF PVU. Senior guys (top 2 in base) probably get around 18-20 days off. The rest around 15-17 and the bottom reservistís get 12. Not commuter friendly because the 195 does not fly sat-tue-wed. So you have a bunch of single days off that you canít go home on. Itís great if you donít commute.

And then thereís the A220 flying which currently is horrendous. Single days off , some guys not able to go home for months. They did apparently fix the schedules this month by combining bids from multiple bases in order to award consecutive days off . Thatís yet to be seen.

The QOL is slowly improving and the pay is a lot better now. So things are trending in the right direction.

Got it, thank you so much! Thatís super helpful.

If I get hired, am I able to choose to not do charter? I want to live in base and do shorter trips - like, nothing longer than 4 days. If I am forced to do charter, Iíd rather go somewhere else
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Old 10-13-2022, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Swapapotamoose View Post
Breeze is essentially 3 airlines in 1.

The charter side is great for commuters. E190 flying, 8 on 7 off then 7 on 8 off.

Then thereís the 195 days trips, out of MSY CHS ORF PVU. Senior guys (top 2 in base) probably get around 18-20 days off. The rest around 15-17 and the bottom reservistís get 12. Not commuter friendly because the 195 does not fly sat-tue-wed. So you have a bunch of single days off that you canít go home on. Itís great if you donít commute.

And then thereís the A220 flying which currently is horrendous. Single days off , some guys not able to go home for months. They did apparently fix the schedules this month by combining bids from multiple bases in order to award consecutive days off . Thatís yet to be seen.

The QOL is slowly improving and the pay is a lot better now. So things are trending in the right direction.
So instead of just accepting reality back in January, they chose to build a bunch of bad will between the pilots and management, a bad reputation among the people who had their flights cancelled last minute earlier in the year, and have ALPA on property now, only to have to start acknowledging reality 8 months later and make some minor improvements.
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Old 10-13-2022, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by chihuahua View Post
So instead of just accepting reality back in January, they chose to build a bunch of bad will between the pilots and management, a bad reputation among the people who had their flights cancelled last minute earlier in the year, and have ALPA on property now, only to have to start acknowledging reality 8 months later and make some minor improvements.
Yes. Thatís essentially what happened. But most airline managements work that way.
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