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Compass Airlines

Minneapolis, MN

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QUICKTAKE
  • Compass is owned by Trans States Holdings, Inc. (who also owns Trans States Airlines and GoJet Airlines)
  • Wi-Fi in all aircraft
  • E170s each fitted with 9 first class/60 coach seating; E175s fitted with 12 first class and 64 coach seating
  • Operates for Delta under Delta Connection and for American under American Eagle banner
  • Monthly schedules bid via PBS
  • First 6 years of longevity: 13 days/year vacation
  • Deadhead pay is 80% of flight pay
  • 11 days off/mo minimum for line or reserve
  • Compass began service in May 2007
  • Delivery of American Owned E175-EWT (Enhanced Wing Tip) models for American Eagle flying was completed in 4Q 2015
  • Minimum day credit of 4 hours
  • 8 additional E175 arriving by 2016
  • IATA code: CP; ICAO code: CPZ
  • This page last updated: May 9, 2016 (Pay Notes)
PILOTS
Total: 991
Active: 991
Furloughed: 0
UNION
ALPA

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FLEET
E170: 6
E175: 56
DOMICILES
LAX
MSP
SEA
HIRING
Is Hiring?: Yes

Hiring. Hiring 140-180 pilots in the next 6-8 months.

Apply online.

Minimums:
1,500TT, 100ME

Preferred minimums:
4-year degree
FMS & EFIS experience
Part 121 experience
2,500TT, 500 ME, ATP

New-hires are brought to MSP for 1 day of orientation for administrative paperwork and a crew ID badge and then sent home for 2 weeks to complete a home study course. After the 2 weeks, they are returned to MSP for 6 weeks of training: 1 week of Gen Ops, 1 week of aircraft systems, 2 weeks Instrument/Flight Procedure Trainers, 1.5 weeks of Simulator/LOFT/LOE training, followed by a 4-5 day IOE trip in the aircraft. New-hires going to LAX and SEA domiciles, and pilots in-trainiing with 1 month seniority are being awarded MSP domicile. All new-hires will receive an ATP with a PIC ERJ170/190 type rating.

All new-hires are provided hotel housing during training.

Compass interview gouge.

JUMPSEATS

CASS participant. Unlimited jumpseats. Compass pilots are eligible to jumpseat in (1) cockpit jumpseat on E70/E75 aircraft as well as (2) available flight attendant jumpseats, only on Compass operated flights. Compass pilots can reserve the jumpseat up to 10 days in advance of the day they want to jumpseat on Compass flights. No other pilot, regardless of their relative seniority, can bump that Compass pilot. 

Compass Airlines PAYSCALES

CAPTAIN PAY SCALE (Hourly)
Year
E175     
18 111     
17 108     
16 106     
15 103     
14 100     
13 97     
12 95     
11 92     
10 89     
9 86     
8 83     
7 81     
6 79     
5 76     
4 74     
3 72     
2 69     
1 67     
FIRST OFFICER PAY SCALE (Hourly)
Year
E175     
18 46     
17 46     
16 46     
15 46     
14 46     
13 46     
12 46     
11 46     
10 46     
9 46     
8 45     
7 45     
6 43     
5 42     
4 41     
3 40     
2 37     
1 36     

PAY CALCULATOR
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PAY NOTES

Contractual Pay Raise of 1.25% each January 1st through 2019

Monthly guarantee: 75 hours
Reserve guarantee: 75 hours

No longer require multi-time and now have a restricted ATP certificate so as long as the pilot went to an approved 4 year degree college he/she only need 1000 total time.

Minimum 12 days off for reserve and line holders on 31 day months.

All pilots are eligible to receive up to 4 hotel rooms per month in their base.

Most Junior Captain: LAX 10/15/2015
Most Junior Captain: LAX 12/3/2015
Junior FO is MSP

































PER DIEM

$1.65/hr

RETIREMENT

401K:

(see above)

401K Matching: Yes

A/B Fund:

none

Other:

401K matching based on years of service:
1-4: 50% up to 6% of salary
5-8: 50% up to 8% of salary
9+: 50% up to 10% of salary