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Old 10-24-2019, 07:50 PM   #11  
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If anybody has any questions, I currently work at cirrus. I enjoy working here and have always been treated fairly.
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Old 10-25-2019, 05:34 AM   #12  
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If anybody has any questions, I currently work at cirrus. I enjoy working here and have always been treated fairly.
Explain how they take pilots hotel points.

The ‘3 pilots per airplane’ is really two, because the turnover always has somebody walking out the door.
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Old 10-25-2019, 08:32 AM   #13  
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Explain how they take pilots hotel points.

The ‘3 pilots per airplane’ is really two, because the turnover always has somebody walking out the door.
They book hotels through a third party, and they use those free nights accrued to book future stays. If you were going out of town, you can ask the DO or CP to use some free nights if they are available to book your hotel. If you are really concerned about your hotel points then you are welcome to book your own hotels as some have done in the past.

Turnover exists everywhere in our industry, especially with the airlines hiring like they are. The past few that have left went to either a Major Airline or a Part 91 job. We are currently trying to staff up to 3.5 per airplane but that takes time.

There was a big pay raise across the board a few months ago which is reflected in the pay scales that were posted, and most pilots beat those numbers.

Is Cirrus perfect? No, but find me any company that is. I enjoy this type of flying, I like the variety and they keep me busy. Management is constantly trying to improve the QOL for flight crews and it takes time, but I am happy with the recent changes and am looking forward to the upcoming ones. It's a good place and it's only getting better.
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Old 10-26-2019, 10:37 AM   #14  
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They book hotels through a third party, and they use those free nights accrued to book future stays. If you were going out of town, you can ask the DO or CP to use some free nights if they are available to book your hotel. If you are really concerned about your hotel points then you are welcome to book your own hotels as some have done in the past.

Turnover exists everywhere in our industry, especially with the airlines hiring like they are. The past few that have left went to either a Major Airline or a Part 91 job. We are currently trying to staff up to 3.5 per airplane but that takes time.

There was a big pay raise across the board a few months ago which is reflected in the pay scales that were posted, and most pilots beat those numbers.

Is Cirrus perfect? No, but find me any company that is. I enjoy this type of flying, I like the variety and they keep me busy. Management is constantly trying to improve the QOL for flight crews and it takes time, but I am happy with the recent changes and am looking forward to the upcoming ones. It's a good place and it's only getting better.
How many hours per month do you average? Also how many nights away from base per month on average? Thanks in advance
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Old 10-26-2019, 05:46 PM   #15  
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How many hours per month do you average? Also how many nights away from base per month on average? Thanks in advance
Both of those are heavily dependent on which airframe you are assigned to. I think most pilots average 40 hours, some months it higher sometimes its lower.

As for nights away from Vegas, again it's dependent on the airframe. I have spent 5 nights on the road this month, but I did 11 nights last month. The longer range aircraft will have more nights away from base but we do not float the fleet so we don't have long stretches where we are on the road.
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Old 10-27-2019, 09:03 AM   #16  
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Any opportunities for low time guys for SIC positions?

I am teaching to gain hours out of VGT, but always looking for new opportunities.
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Old 11-06-2019, 05:02 AM   #17  
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They book hotels through a third party, and they use those free nights accrued to book future stays. If you were going out of town, you can ask the DO or CP to use some free nights if they are available to book your hotel. If you are really concerned about your hotel points then you are welcome to book your own hotels as some have done in the past.

Turnover exists everywhere in our industry, especially with the airlines hiring like they are. The past few that have left went to either a Major Airline or a Part 91 job. We are currently trying to staff up to 3.5 per airplane but that takes time.

There was a big pay raise across the board a few months ago which is reflected in the pay scales that were posted, and most pilots beat those numbers.

Is Cirrus perfect? No, but find me any company that is. I enjoy this type of flying, I like the variety and they keep me busy. Management is constantly trying to improve the QOL for flight crews and it takes time, but I am happy with the recent changes and am looking forward to the upcoming ones. It's a good place and it's only getting better.
My question is WHY would the company keep the hotel points? Are they in a dire financial position to take a few dollars worth of points off the backs of the pilots? Or do they just dislike their employees that much?
How about any points for fueling?
Thanks in advance.
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My question is WHY would the company keep the hotel points? Are they in a dire financial position to take a few dollars worth of points off the backs of the pilots? Or do they just dislike their employees that much?
How about any points for fueling?
Thanks in advance.
We keep all of our fueling points.

As for the hotel points, again, it's just how the company has been booking hotels for the past couple of years. With how much we have grown in the past year, it will probably change but up until this point it hasn't bothered anyone. If you want to book your own hotel and collect the points, the chief pilots door is always open and y'all can come to an agreement.
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We keep all of our fueling points.

As for the hotel points, again, it's just how the company has been booking hotels for the past couple of years. With how much we have grown in the past year, it will probably change but up until this point it hasn't bothered anyone. If you want to book your own hotel and collect the points, the chief pilots door is always open and y'all can come to an agreement.
Well at least you’re honest about it.
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Old 11-06-2019, 09:39 AM   #20  
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Proceed here with caution......these folks will hang you out to dry.....CP and DO....non committal verbiage in the interview ...notice no pay scales and no commitment to days off......the ole man still runs the show in the background....so up front folks are puppets.....it’s what is not said....which is a lot.....much better places to work
I have been working at Cirrus for the past two years. So far they have been very good to me. In the current environment of pilot shortages, it is hard for every airplane to get all the days off you might like. However, they do pay a day rate for the days on over 20 and a hourly rate for flight hours over 25 per month.
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