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Old 02-22-2023, 07:31 AM
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Originally Posted by j12770 View Post
Just got my CJO for June class. How long do you expect to be on reserve for each fleet? The letter said training is now close to 7 weeks, Is that correct?

I'm accepting today! Have you had a good experience so far? I'm coming from 135 and haven't enjoyed it much and haven't flown much either. 200hrs in 6 months.
Thatís awesome! If I may ask, when did you get your initial CJO?
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Old 02-22-2023, 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by j12770 View Post
Just got my CJO for June class. How long do you expect to be on reserve for each fleet? The letter said training is now close to 7 weeks, Is that correct?

I'm accepting today! Have you had a good experience so far? I'm coming from 135 and haven't enjoyed it much and haven't flown much either. 200hrs in 6 months.
I started in September for ground and am just doing ioe now. It was pretty long and drawn out but now that breeze will be doing their own check starting sometime in march for non-typed guys I believe the training footprint will be closer to 7 weeks and I think a lot of issues breeze pilots have faced will get better like schedules and training delays and so on.

Like everyone else said as long as you put in the effort in sims and study youíll be completely fine. I was a breeze cadet and came in as a cfi and am getting my first jet time. Everyone from day one up to the LCAís have been nothing but helpful and supportive to learn and be a safe, competent pilot. Iím lucky to have been able to skip some of the regionals high pressure training tactics and meet and learn from the people here at breeze. For what itís worth I donít have any other 121 experience to compare to though.
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Old 02-22-2023, 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Swapapotamoose View Post
The training department is fantastic here. Some of my favorite ppl are instructors and LCKís. Breeze is wayyyyy more relaxed than the regionals. You donít feel like ďtheyíre out to get yaĒ. My experience at my previous job and some of my buddies that were at other regionals was that, your job was on the line every single time you went into the sim. Immense amount of pressure, which hinders any opportunity of learning something new.
I second this. Second airline and first time being in FAA land, and this has been hands down the best training Iíve ever received. The instructors care and put in the work with you, a lot of self study but also they work with you on off days and come in early if you want it!
My class was pretty much exclusively CFIs with a few foreign pilots and one or two coming from regionals.

Everyone passed, and the previous class to us was the same, majority all CFIs some RATP and they all passed. They set you up for success and donít punish you if you struggle with something. If that does happen itís a ďletís see whatís the issue and fix it so your better and more confidentĒ

They donít spoon feed you but youíll get out of it what you put in
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Old 02-23-2023, 07:30 AM
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I have a A220 DEC interview coming up next week and really starting to dig in and do the research.

from what I understand, the nature of the trips donít really make commuting practical. Is that good info?

what are the schedules like? I'm reading 7-day schedules essentially working 4-day weeks. So, am I correct in thinking that this is close to a normal weekly job schedule like you would find in an office, or is there the ability to build your schedules to carve out more than three day weekends into a monthly schedule?

I would be most interested in the TPA or CHS bases. As a DEC, how realistic would it be to get those bases out of training?

thank you for any info you can provide!
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Old 02-24-2023, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by AirlineMerc View Post
I have a A220 DEC interview coming up next week and really starting to dig in and do the research.

from what I understand, the nature of the trips donít really make commuting practical. Is that good info?

what are the schedules like? I'm reading 7-day schedules essentially working 4-day weeks. So, am I correct in thinking that this is close to a normal weekly job schedule like you would find in an office, or is there the ability to build your schedules to carve out more than three day weekends into a monthly schedule?

I would be most interested in the TPA or CHS bases. As a DEC, how realistic would it be to get those bases out of training?

thank you for any info you can provide!
Schedules arenít very commutable right now. They were inching closer to being better, and a scheduling manager quit. A huge issue is a lack of airframes that allow for variety. So what sucks today, could be great a year down the road. More planes are coming, Airbus is having delays, though.

TPA and CHS are relatively senior. I would plan on BDL or PVD (PVD opens for 220 at the end of March).
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Old 02-24-2023, 08:57 AM
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It was said that Breeze is also working on a pay raise again. Itís supposed to be released by end of Q1
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Old 02-24-2023, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by bonvoyage View Post
Schedules arenít very commutable right now. They were inching closer to being better, and a scheduling manager quit.
I wonder if the % of managerial attrition is higher than pilots and FAís
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Old 02-24-2023, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by bonvoyage View Post
Schedules arenít very commutable right now. They were inching closer to being better, and a scheduling manager quit. A huge issue is a lack of airframes that allow for variety. So what sucks today, could be great a year down the road. More planes are coming, Airbus is having delays, though.

TPA and CHS are relatively senior. I would plan on BDL or PVD (PVD opens for 220 at the end of March).
Good info and brain food. Thank you much!
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Old 02-24-2023, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by PropsNJets View Post
Thatís awesome! If I may ask, when did you get your initial CJO?
Hey, I received the CJO a few days ago... It says for a June or after class date. I've heard this may easily get moved up.

I submitted my application a little timidly after Christmas. First recorded interview 2nd week of Jan, then paper work. Live interview was pushed back because I was out flying (they work with you!). Final interview first week of Feb and CJO 10 days later. I'm with a 135 company now, but this has been 10x better of an experience so far. Much more organized, very responsive and friendly.
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Old 02-25-2023, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by AirlineMerc View Post
I have a A220 DEC interview coming up next week and really starting to dig in and do the research.

from what I understand, the nature of the trips donít really make commuting practical. Is that good info?

what are the schedules like? I'm reading 7-day schedules essentially working 4-day weeks. So, am I correct in thinking that this is close to a normal weekly job schedule like you would find in an office, or is there the ability to build your schedules to carve out more than three day weekends into a monthly schedule?

I would be most interested in the TPA or CHS bases. As a DEC, how realistic would it be to get those bases out of training?

thank you for any info you can provide!
JUST TO KEEP YOU AWARE!

The trips in chs and bdl are not commutable at all, TPA is not great either. The term commutable means flying in the same day you start your trip, and fly home the last day of your trip. THESE TRIPS ARE NOT COMMUTABLE!!!!!! Duty ins are all before 630am and get back the last day at scheduled 1030 to 11 pm. In reality we are getting back between 1130 to 230 am! So donít be fooled about commuting!!!!! You will be traveling home and to work on YOUR days off!!!! The lines came out and pilots had 12 to 13 days off. The company had to rework the schedules because it was so bad, helped some not all.

There are no crash pads so pilots have been spending between $1100 and $2000 on hotels!

The company has attempted to make one transcon commutable, itís a red eye, 2 legs. Chs to hpn to lax. Crews are continually timing out due to winds. Today the flight from hpn to lax is running 4 hrs late. MX250. Look it up, on flight aware. The red eye version starts next month. You will be leaving lax at 1:00am body clock time, arriving hpn at 5am ish, then chs by 9 am. Thatís if itís on time. Then you will be destroyed the next few of you days off trying to get back to a normal sleep habit. Some schedules have red eyes back to back. To be fair some pilots are happy for the red eye to save some money on hotels. Getting some popcorn out to watch the **** show
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