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Spirit Airlines

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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QUICKTAKE
  • Spirit signed an agreement with ILFC to bring back an additional 3 used A319s
  • Total estimated fleet count by 2021: 160 aircraft
  • Leasing an additional 5 A320 NEOs over the original order of 45 A320 NEOs, SJD, LBE, PHL, MSP and RSW
  • Aircraft configurations: A319 145 seats; A320 178 seats; A320 FLEX galley 182 seats; A321 FLEX galley 228 seats 
  • A320 has been fitted to seat 182 pax
  • Spirit no longer operates the A321 with 218 passenger configuration. N587NK and N588NK were the two fitted with this cabin and have been returned to the lessor.
  • 75 Airbus aircraft for delivery from 2016-2021; 30 A320s and 45 A320NEOs
  • 33 A319/A320 firm orders 2012-2015 (company has option to turn these orders into A320s)
  • Spirit is the #2 most fuel efficient airline in the United States according to The International Council on Clean Transportation
  • Spirit has the lowest CASM for A320 aircraft in the USA
  • Roughly one-third of Spirit's revenue is generated from ancillary (carry-on baggage, baggage, etc) fees
  • IATA code: NK; ICAO code: NKS
  • ATC callsign: "Spirit Wings"
  • Average fleet age of aircraft is aprox 5.6 years
  • Date of signing was March 1st, 2018. New pay scales are effective March 2nd. Annual pay raises begin on each March 1st for the listed pay raises. Average pay raise was 43% per pilot. 
  • 11% direct contribution Date of Signing, increases 1% on DOS to max at 15%
  • LTD is own occupation. $5k a month paid by company, buy up to $15k total monthly payment, based on prior years W2, 60% of earnings.
  • GoJet announced 8/1/17 that captains who have complete 1 year in the left sear can transition to Spirit without an interview after successfully completing the Spirit employment assesment.
  • This page last updated: July 17, 2018 (Quicktake)
PILOTS
Total: 2206
Active: 2206
Furloughed: 0
UNION
ALPA
FLEET
A319: 31
A320: 57
A321: 27
DOMICILES
ACY
DFW
DTW
FLL
LAS
ORD
HIRING
Is Hiring?: Yes

Hiring 60/month, 22 upgrades. Classes every two weeks.

Apply online.

Minimums: 2,000 Total Time in Fixed Wing Aircraft 1,000 Multi-engine Aircraft

Preferred: 3,000 Total Time in Fixed Wing Aircraft 1,500 in multi-engine, multi-crew, turboprop or jet aircraft

Spirit interview gouge.

JUMPSEATS

To list for a jumpseat on Spirit Airlines, please go to www.spirit.com. At the bottom of the page there is a link that says "Team Travel & OA Travel/Jumpseat". Click on the link, select your airline, fill it out, and put in the verification code that was provided by your jumpseat coordinator. A listing can be made 72 hours from the flight. First offline pilot to check in gets the jumpseat. Spirit will take as many jumpseaters as there are open seats in the back.

All but 2 319s have 2 jumpseats, all 320s have 1 jumpseat, and new yellow 321s have 1 jumpseat.

CASS participant.

Spirit Airlines PAYSCALES

CAPTAIN PAY SCALE (Hourly)
Year
  A319 A320 A321   
12   238 238 238   
11   229 229 229   
10   224 224 224   
9   219 219 219   
8   213 213 213   
7   207 207 207   
6   204 204 204   
5   202 202 202   
4   200 200 200   
3   196 196 196   
2   193 193 193   
1   178 178 178   
FIRST OFFICER PAY SCALE (Hourly)
Year
  A319 A320 A321   
12   158 158 158   
11   154 154 154   
10   150 150 150   
9   147 147 147   
8   141 141 141   
7   137 137 137   
6   131 131 131   
5   126 126 126   
4   119 119 119   
3   112 112 112   
2   104 104 104   
1   56 56 56   

PAY CALCULATOR
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PAY NOTES

12 year CA DOS +4 is $260/hr

12 year FO DOS +4 is $172/hr

Monthly guarantee: 72 hours
Reserve guarantee: 72 hours

Open time pick-up pays 100%
Junior Assignment pays 200%

International pay override is 8%.

Pay rates for A319/A320/A321. Rates do not include 2% A321 override which is received on a monthly percentage basis of A321 block hours to total block hours flown and is paid to all pilots regardless of which aircraft you fly.

Most junior CA hired: September, 2015 (DTW)

PER DIEM

$2.25

RETIREMENT

401K:

401k Matching: No

11% direct contribution ; 1% increase per year to 15%.

401K Matching: Yes

A/B Fund:

none