NJA Pay Question

FalconPilot69

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In looking at airlinepilotcentral.com, it appears that in your base captain fleet, you have 3 different pay scales. I realize the obvious first comment is due to working 14, 15 and 18 days a month, however, if you take those line and divide them by the base salary, they are all different. Can you shed some light as to why that is? Do you not have a set day rate?

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Quick answer, no. The rate is different for each of the 3 schedules.
 

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Day rates only apply when calculating additional pay or extended days basically. If you are on 18 day pay and they schedule you for just 16 or 17 days that month you still get paid the 18 day salary rate.
 

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Each schedule has its own "day rate" based upon the salary divided by the number of work days per year. The highest daily pay is on the 15 day flex which is due to the instability of the schedule - you get a little extra for enduring the potential inability to plan your life around your schedule. The most stability is in the 7/7 so the daily pay is the least. It gives you the choice to bid a more unstable schedule for more money or give up a little cash for QOL.
 

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How hard is it to bid the 18 day schedule?
 

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How hard is it to bid the 18 day schedule?
It can depend on the fleet and seat as there is a cap on participation. On the flip side, all new-hires are placed on to the 18-day training schedule, initially, to make it easier for the company to place them into various training activities (indoc, type training, IOE).

A year or so ago, Encore SIC's had the situation where the were more volunteers than availability for the 18-day schedule. Currently, though, I don't know which fleet/seat combos have reached the 18-day maximum participation limit. However, if one is in the Encore+, all of those folks are on the 18- or 15-day schedules, as 7/7 isn't available until the 10th aircraft is received.
 

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I don't think 18 day schedule is anywhere near the cap.

I believe anyone who wants it gets it.
Not true on the Ultra fleet. Many of the junior guys that I know bid it and weren't awarded it.
 

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Don't forget that the company can cap the sic's on the 18 day to match the pic's.
 

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By the way, no new hires will be placed into the Ultra. The U-Boat is a dying fleet. Rumor has it early next year will begin the movement of pilots out of the Ultra (Junior man up, if no bids received).

How this is effecting the 18-Day, honestly, I don't know - but there seems to be a some sort of relation.
 

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Cool,Thanks for all the info guys!
 
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