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JetBlue Airways

Queens, NY

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QUICKTAKE
  • Set to hire 680 pilots in 2022
  • 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
  • E190s have dual HUDs
  • JetBlue now provides a parking shuttle in JFK in lieu of taking the airport train
  • JetBlue Airways pilots are represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA)
  • First Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) ratified; DOS 08/01/18; 4-year agreement.
  • Firm order book has changed to an additional 53 A321 neos, 13 A321LR, 13 A321XLR, and 70 A220s
  • A220-300 Deliveries begin in 2020. Options for another 60 A220-300
  • Under CBA, pilots on short call reserve are on a 2:30 hour call out and are assigned a reserve start time or assignment by 8am the day prior; reserve window assignment may change each day as needed by crew services; pilot is allowed to preference between four different start time silos
  • Long call reserve is 14-hour call out; max short call conversion of 5 total days per month (each pays $100)
  • Under CBA, Junior Assignment pay is 200% of pilot's base
  • Company funded VEBA beginning May 2019 ($1/hr above stated pay rates
  • Rigs: trip rig 3.5:1; duty rig 2:1; night rig 1.75:1
  • Night pay override $13/hr for flying between 0100-0500 base local time
  • This page last updated: January 18, 2022 (Payscales)
PILOTS
Total: 4300
Active: 4300
Furloughed: 0
UNION
ALPA
FLEET
195 Days (Challenger): 0
A220: 8
A320: 130
A321: 82
E190: 60
DOMICILES
BOS
FLL
JFK
MCO
LAX
EWR
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 A220   
12   275 275 220 264   
11   272 272 218 261   
10   268 268 216 257   
9   265 265 214 254   
8   262 262 212 251   
7   259 259 210 248   
6   255 255 207 245   
5   252 252 205 242   
4   249 249 203 239   
3   246 246 201 236   
2   243 243 199 233   
1   240 240 197 230   
FIRST OFFICER PAY SCALE (Hourly)
Year
  A320 A321 E190 A220   
12   185 185 150 177   
11   181 181 148 173   
10   178 178 144 171   
9   173 173 143 166   
8   170 170 139 162   
7   167 167 137 160   
6   164 164 133 157   
5   162 162 128 155   
4   158 158 123 151   
3   146 146 119 140   
2   125 125 103 120   
1   92 92 92 92   

PAY CALCULATOR
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PAY NOTES

Monthly guarantee: 70 hours
Reserve guarantee: 75 hours

Pilots may sell their unused PTO (over 100 hours accrued) back each month at 100% of their pay rate.

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

$5.00/hr for Captains
$4.00/hr for FOs

International per diem and override apply to anything outside of Canada, Alaska, SJU, and the contiguous US

Most Junior A320/321 Captain Dec ‘15 Hire

Most Junior A220 Captain July ‘15 Hire

Most Junior E190 Captain Dec ‘19 Hire

PER DIEM
  • Domestic - $2.35 DOS, $2.40 DOS +2, $2.45 DOS + 3
  • International - $2.55 + $.05 each year of contract
  • International Override:
        CA - $5.00, DOS +2 $6.00
        FO - $4.00, DOS +2 $5.00
  • International per diem and international override apply to anything outside of Canada, Alaska, SJU, and the contiguous US.
RETIREMENT

401K:

15% direct contribution; 16% effective 1/1/2021: No A/B Fund: Other: Profit Sharing: Profit Sharing: Pilots receive pro rata share of the 10% of adjusted pretax income before profit sharing and special items up to a pre-tax margin of 18%. The result is reduced by 5% of eligible compensation. If the Company’s resulting pre-tax margin exceeds 18%, Pilots will receive profit sharing based on their pro rata share of 20% of profits above the 18% pre- tax margin computed as above.

401K Matching: No

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%

New company-funded Retiree Health Account VEBA implemented at DOS+1 with $1.00 per credit hour deposited into account ($1 above stated pay rates)