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JetBlue Airways

Queens, NY

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QUICKTAKE
  • 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: May 13, 2020 (Pay Scales)
PILOTS
Total: 4046
Active: 4046
Furloughed: 0
UNION
ALPA
FLEET
A320: 130
A321: 69
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 E195   
12   269 269 215 215   
11   266 266 213 213   
10   262 262 211 211   
9   259 259 209 209   
8   256 256 207 207   
7   253 253 205 205   
6   249 249 203 203   
5   246 246 200 200   
4   243 243 198 198   
3   240 240 196 196   
2   237 237 194 194   
1   234 234 192 192   
FIRST OFFICER PAY SCALE (Hourly)
Year
  A320 A321 E190 E195   
12   180 180 146 146   
11   176 176 145 145   
10   174 174 141 141   
9   169 169 139 139   
8   165 165 135 135   
7   162 162 133 133   
6   159 159 130 130   
5   158 158 124 124   
4   154 154 120 120   
3   142 142 116 116   
2   121 121 100 100   
1   89 89 89 89   

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: JFK 320 CA JAN 2014 Hire 

Most junior: JFK 190 CA FEB 2015 Hire Per June 2018 System Bid 

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)