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Old 01-12-2023, 08:19 PM
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Originally Posted by michael525Bdo View Post
Is Breeze currently hiring First Officers outside of the Embark program? I live (relatively) close to BDL and Iím interested in making the jump to 121. I donít meet DEC minimums (not enough time in aircraft with a +41k MTOW).
I'm seeing the same issue. There isn't an option to apply for a FO job outside of Embark. Anyone have a work around?
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Old 01-13-2023, 04:22 AM
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Originally Posted by DuKo View Post
I'm seeing the same issue. There isn't an option to apply for a FO job outside of Embark. Anyone have a work around?
It appears they are trying to hire a few classes of DECís again. Sometime in March-April should be an FO class. The window should open up soon
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Old 01-13-2023, 08:00 AM
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When we were hired and still being said today, the A220 will be 3and 4 day commutable trips as the typical airline.

This is definitely not the case. The A220 trips are incredible if you live in base. 2 day trips with the block value of 12.5 to 15 hrs of block. 515 am to 730 duty in, 2nd day duty out is lat between 10 and1130 pm with delays into the early morning. So you canít put the two trips back to back. To fly 2 trips you come in the day prior to start, and fly the two trips with one day off in between due to rest. You commute home after the second trip. So the result is 5 full days in base commuting on your days off. So this becomes 5 full days gone from home and depending on the commute 2 days more commuting on each end.

This also requires 4 hotel nights NOT paid for by the company. On day before your first trip, 2 nights between the trips and one after you second trip.

Thatís if you only have one day off in between. Sometimes 2 days off in between trips so now add another day away from home and another night in a hotel.
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Old 01-14-2023, 08:03 AM
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Curious about future class dates and equipment / bases offered or assigned for each class.

Most of us should already know that classes are either a mixed fleet type or all one type. Some of us know fleet and base prior to class some don't have a clue until class starts. I am hoping that we can help those waiting for dates and fleet get an idea to the trends and foster some networking with those with the same dates and fleet.

Good luck to everyone out there waiting to find out about your future.

1- Do you have a class date, if so when is it?

2- Are you a DEC of FO?

3- Do you know what fleet you are on, if so what fleet?

4- Do you already know what base, if so where are you going?

Thanks in advance to those that contribute.
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Old 01-14-2023, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Talkinsmack View Post
When we were hired and still being said today, the A220 will be 3and 4 day commutable trips as the typical airline.

This is definitely not the case. The A220 trips are incredible if you live in base. 2 day trips with the block value of 12.5 to 15 hrs of block. 515 am to 730 duty in, 2nd day duty out is lat between 10 and1130 pm with delays into the early morning. So you canít put the two trips back to back. To fly 2 trips you come in the day prior to start, and fly the two trips with one day off in between due to rest. You commute home after the second trip. So the result is 5 full days in base commuting on your days off. So this becomes 5 full days gone from home and depending on the commute 2 days more commuting on each end.

This also requires 4 hotel nights NOT paid for by the company. On day before your first trip, 2 nights between the trips and one after you second trip.

Thatís if you only have one day off in between. Sometimes 2 days off in between trips so now add another day away from home and another night in a hotel.
Preach! Scheduling keeps patting themselves on the back for making such ďcommutableĒ trips. They waste 20 minutes per week in the pilot call to tell us how good of a job they are doing. But if you actually look at the pairings, MAYBE 3 pairings donít start before 7am/end after 10pm.

Iím still on the ďgrowth is good and will change thingsĒ bandwagon, but donít for a second think youíre gonna live across country from your base and have a miraculously good schedule. Youíll have to move to base for that.
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Old 01-16-2023, 05:48 AM
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The A220 schedules are horrible, no where near the QOL of other carriers (even regionals). The best option for commuters is charter. But who knows what will happen when charter slows down and they need those pilots flying the line.
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Old 01-16-2023, 06:07 AM
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Given the non-commutable schedules as has been portrayed and no stipend, what's the current attrition at Breeze? Seems short-sighted on the part of the company not to address these issues. I know it's a start-up and all but....
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Old 01-16-2023, 06:52 AM
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Originally Posted by CaptYoda View Post
Given the non-commutable schedules as has been portrayed and no stipend, what's the current attrition at Breeze? Seems short-sighted on the part of the company not to address these issues. I know it's a start-up and all but....
Attrition has slowed way down, classes are filling up and interest is still there. Commuting to Breeze IS doable, itís just a massive PITA. And I agree, it is short sighted to not fix the lines. And I hope they do it as we get more aircraft and build more lines. Something has to give.

Seems like commercial REALLY still lives by their original ďlive where you fly, fly where you liveĒ slogan.
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Old 01-16-2023, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by CaptYoda View Post
Given the non-commutable schedules as has been portrayed and no stipend, what's the current attrition at Breeze? Seems short-sighted on the part of the company not to address these issues. I know it's a start-up and all but....
I would expect attrition to pick back up. As soon as these FOís realize that itíll take them years to upgrade flying charter, theyíll jump ship to other LCCís. The amount of hiring this year will likely open the legacy doors for them as well. The DECís will continue to lose seniority as the FOís that live in base slowly upgrade. Bon is right, commercial is still running the airline as if there wasnít a pilot shortage and need to cater to pilots (whether they like it or not). Day trips are awesome if you live in Base but most ppl donít.
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Old 01-16-2023, 01:37 PM
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FO here looking for any gouge on Breeze and their hiring window. It's no longer shown on their website how to apply to FO openings.
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