Increase in pay and days off at USA Jet

pilotyip

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USA Jet announced that starting in June 2002 pilots will get another day off per month as they switch to 28 day bid periods.
Starting in July of 2002 all DA-20 pilots will see an increase in their guarantee by 10 hours per month. The DC-9 pilots will see an increase in their guarantee by 5 hours. This is part of a plan to convert to a pay by the day system within two years where a six DA-20 pilot will make $100K with 8 days off a 28 day bid period. If they elect to work a 7 on 7 off schedule, 14 days off in a 28 day bid period, they would make $72K.
 

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Why it is true that there is a better pay package at USA Jet, how much better is the question. Will it be enough to keep pilots? Doubtful.

The package, unforntunately, doesn't include any retirement (the 401k matching was dropped), or longevity raises (which makes this a wash for some guys) but it does include a cut in per diem.

It takes 2 years to phase into parity with Spirit and no guarantee it will ever make it to phase 3 which is where all the money is.
 

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Apparently the new pay package is not going to retain anyone. Just heard there are at least 6 going to the next Spirit Class. I wonder why?
 
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