Flight Options Commuting??

Sub Sonic

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Hey guys,
Does anyone know if you can commute to work with Flight Options like you can with NetJets? Or are you absolutely stuck at your domicile?

Thanks.
 

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Flight Options is only hiring for specific locations, so you will ALWAYS start and end your rotation at the domicile that you are hired into. It blows!
 

flydog1

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Why does it blow to get a postive seat to and from work? Especially if you live where you are based. Maybe you haven't tried jumpseating to and from work for several years...Now that can Blow!
 

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We've never jump seated. Always have positive space. Cheapest seats, but positive space.
You will be required to live within 90 minutes of your domicile. You WILL start and stop every roration at that domicile. When RON'ing there, they won't put you up in a hotel either from what I understand.
 

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min.

How do the pilots like it at flight options. What are the current mins? thanks
 

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HawkerCapt ...

When RON'ing there, they won't put you up in a hotel either from what I understand.
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If you overnight at your domicile, they will put you up in a hotel. Or, if you'd prefer, they'll get you a rental car and you can go home for the night if you live close enough.

There are many who live more than 90 minutes away from their domiciles. The only hard rule is that if you live more than an hour away from the airport, on day one you need to get moving that direction if on "standby". When on standby, they can give you a 2 1/2 hour call out to get to a flight (an hour to the airport plus an hour and a half show time).
 

hawkercpt

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JXB said:
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If you overnight at your domicile, they will put you up in a hotel. Or, if you'd prefer, they'll get you a rental car and you can go home for the night if you live close enough.

There are many who live more than 90 minutes away from their domiciles. The only hard rule is that if you live more than an hour away from the airport, on day one you need to get moving that direction if on "standby". When on standby, they can give you a 2 1/2 hour call out to get to a flight (an hour to the airport plus an hour and a half show time).

I sit corrected.


I stand for nothing.
 

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I enjoyed my 2 years so much at Flight Options I left! If you have no life or jet time it's a great place to work. You go to cool airports like Aspen, Telluride, Sun Valley, and who can forget Teterboro. It apparently was a pretty good place to work right up until just before I started there. Most of the pilots are great. Management is clueless. They will do anything to show a profit. Including pissing off the owners and pilots. You have to live where they tell you to now, and with Netjets' TA, you really get to know how underappreciated you are. Cause there isn't gonna be a "Were gonna match what their getting" letter from Mike S. anytime soon.
 

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AJL5236 said:
How do the pilots like it at flight options. What are the current mins? thanks
To be honest....almost everyone is looking to leave. Getting treated worse here than anywhere I have ever worked, (and I flew freight for several years!).

And if you come here now you will sit at whatever base they decide to be hiring for that day, and work the flex schedule and probably not upgrade for 5-7yrs.

I won't even help any of my friends try to get on here anymore because I would be ashamed to do that to them.

And it used to be the BEST place I had ever worked.
 

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I agree with Tommy Boy...if you come here please send in a card!!!!!!
 

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This is a little off the subject, but I was wondering if we get the airline points or miles if we sign up for them. I know the reservations are in our name. Just wondering how that works...Thanks in advance..
 

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Flydog1, yes today you do get most of your points, yesterday we use to get all of our points, and the way things are going, we will soon be loosing our points tomorrow. We use to get Delta points, use to stay at Hilton hotels.
 

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How do they keep customers if its that bad? Or are they leaving as soon as there contract is up?
 

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I personally have an AVERAGE of 1 owner a tour come up and tell me that when their contract is up....they are gone.

I read an article a while back where we had gone from #1 in customer service among the fractionals to last. The pilots aren't even allowed to get the planes detailed anymore. They schedule them for once a quarter and that is pretty much it.

The article also said that we lose 2 for every 1 customer we sign up. Sounds about right too. Some of the guys I have been flying since the BEGINNING are leaving.

It's a Dam shame
 

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Very recently had one of our PGA types ask me if I knew of a way for him to get out of his contract! Sick of the "BS", but said the crews are "fantastic".
 

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I actually had one owner, while we were waiting for his guest to show up, ask me "what in the f*%k is going on in your company".

We're loosing them by choice I think though. All part of the "master plan".
 

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hawkercpt said:
I actually had one owner, while we were waiting for his guest to show up, ask me "what in the f*%k is going on in your company".

We're loosing them by choice I think though. All part of the "master plan".
You should have told him "It's actually more your FUC%^NG company than it is mine. You tell me."
 
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