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Virgin America

Burlingame, CA

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QUICKTAKE
  • As of Dec 2013, JFK/EWR will be an official pilot co-domicile with approx. 50 crews
  • Privately held; Cyrus Capital (majority voting shareholder), Virgin Group, VX Management (MBO), and VX Employee ESOP
  • A320 order: 2013: 1 A320; 2015: 5 A320; 2016: 5 A320; 2020: 10 A320NEO; 2021:10 A320NEO; 2022: 10 A320NEO
  • Projected fleet in 2022: 93 aircraft (10 A319/53 A320/30 A320neo)
  • Reserve min days off increased to 12/mo.
  • Wi-Fi and eight first class seats on all aircraft
  • All seats have power and USB outlets
  • Began operations in 2007
  • IATA code: VX; ICAO code: VRD
  • ATC callsign: "Redwood"
  • This page last updated: March 7, 2014 (Hiring)
PILOTS
Total: 618
Active: 618
Furloughed: 0
UNION
None listed

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FLEET
A319: 10
A320: 43
DOMICILES
JFK
LAX
SFO
HIRING
Is Hiring?: Yes

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Virgin America jobs page.

Minimums:
2,500 TT (excludes Helo, Sim, and F/E Time)
Preferred: A320 type rating; recent flight experience of 1,000 hours total time as PIC, in turbine or jet aircraft.

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JUMPSEATS
List at ticket counter or gate. CASS participant.

Virgin America PAYSCALES

CAPTAIN PAY SCALE (Hourly)
Year
A319 A320     
12 172 172     
11 166 166     
10 162 162     
9 159 159     
8 154 154     
7 151 151     
6 149 149     
5 146 146     
4 141 141     
3 135 135     
2 126 126     
1 120 120     
FIRST OFFICER PAY SCALE (Hourly)
Year
A319     
12 107     
11 105     
10 104     
9 103     
8 102     
7 100     
6 96     
5 93     
4 91     
3 86     
2 75     
1 52     

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PAY NOTES

Monthly guarantee: 70 hours
Reserve guarantee: 75 hours

Each hour above 80/mo paid at 125%


Deadheading pay is 50% of pay scale.


Most junior captain hired: Feb 2010 (SFO)

Vacation:
Year 1: 5 days
Year 2-4: 15 days
Year 5+: 20 days

PER DIEM
$2.00/hr
RETIREMENT

401K:

up to 6% match at $1.25 / $1.00 contributed beginning Jan 1, 2014.

401K Matching: Yes

A/B Fund:

none