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JetBlue Airways

Queens, NY

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QUICKTAKE
  • JetBlue Airways pilots agreed to be represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA)
  • 71% of of JetBlue’s 2,529 pilots voted to join ALPA
  • Interline agreements: Aer Lingus, Cape Air, American, South African, Emirates, El Al, LAN, Virgin Atlantic, Icelandair, Qatar, and TAM
  • Interline agreement with Hawaiian and Virgin Atlantic out of MCO, BOS, JFK and IAD
  • JetBlue Airways has amended its purchase agreement with Airbus to include an additional 15 Airbus A321ceo (current engine option) and 15 A321neo (new engine option) aircraft.
  • Airbus Delivery schedule: 2016= 10, A321 2017= 10, A321 2018= 1 A321, 5 A321NEO 2019= 15, A321NEO 2020= 6, A320NEO, 9 A321NEO 2021= 16 A320NEO 2022= 2 A321NEO
  • Pilots on reserve are on a 2 hour call out and are not assigned a reserve start time until noon the day prior; call out time may change everyday as needed by crew services
  • Junior Assignment add'l pay is 190% of pilot's base rate (150% premium pay + 40% junior man pay)
  • E190s have dual HUDs
  • JetBlue now provides a parking shuttle in JFK in lieu of taking the airport train
  • Rigs: trip rig 3.5:1; duty rig 2:1
  • Night pay override $13/hr for flying between 0100-0500 base local time
  • This page last updated: May 1, 2017 (Fleet)
PILOTS
Total: 3400
Active: 3400
Furloughed: 0
UNION
ALPA
FLEET
A320: 130
A321: 41
E190: 60
DOMICILES
BOS
FLL
JFK
LGB
MCO
HIRING
Is Hiring?: Yes

Hiring First Officers

A transition incurs a 2-year aircraft lock (E190 FO to A320 FO); an upgrade incurs a 2-year aircraft lock (A320 FO to E190 capt).

JetBlue interview gouge.

JUMPSEATS

As of January 25th, 2015 the only way to prelist for a JetBlue flight will be online using myIDTravel. 

JetBlue Airways PAYSCALES

CAPTAIN PAY SCALE (Hourly)
Year
  A320 A321 E190   
12   219 219 197   
11   216 216 194   
10   213 213 192   
9   211 211 190   
8   208 208 187   
7   205 205 185   
6   203 203 183   
5   200 200 180   
4   198 198 178   
3   195 195 176   
2   193 193 174   
1   157 157 142   
FIRST OFFICER PAY SCALE (Hourly)
Year
A320 E190     
12 149 134     
11 147 132     
10 143 129     
9 141 127     
8 137 124     
7 136 122     
6 132 119     
5 126 114     
4 121 109     
3 111 100     
2 95 85     
1 53 53     

PAY CALCULATOR
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PAY NOTES

Monthly guarantee: 70 hours
Reserve guarantee: 75 hours

Pilots may sell their unused PTO back at 150% pay each month if you have 100+ hours.
Pilots receive 9.0 hours of PTO time per month at 0-5 years seniority
Pilots receive 10.5 hours of PTO time per month at 6-10 years seniority
Pilots receive 12.0 hours of PTO time per month at 11-15 years seniority

Pilots are paid an additional $13/hour of "night override pay" for flights between the hours of 0100-0500 base local time.

International override pay only applies to destinations that require special route qualification

$5.11/hr for Captains
$3.71/hr for FOs

Most junior Capt. (Airbus) - October 2012
Most junior Capt. (E190) - November 2013

PER DIEM
$2.00/hr
RETIREMENT

401K:

5% match, 8% contributed by the company

401K Matching: Yes

A/B Fund:

none

Other:

Profit Sharing: If JetBlue profit margin is 18% or less, pilots get 10% (5% retirement plus 401k contribution and differences paid via profit sharing). If over 18%, payout is 20% of amount over 18%