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Virgin America

Burlingame, CA

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QUICKTAKE
  • Virgin America was purchased by Alaska Air Group on April 4, 2016 for $2.6 billion 
  • New service from SFO to BWI, IND, KOA, BNA, MSY, PHL, RDU beginning 3rd and 4th quarters of 2017
  • New service from LAX to PHL starts September 
  • Effective November 1 the new JCBA payscale is effective. Virgin pat rate is now the same as Alaska.
  • Reserve pilots get 13 days off/mo.
  • Wi-Fi and eight first class seats on all aircraft
  • All seats have power and USB outlets
  • Began operations in 2007
  • IATA code: VX; ICAO code: VRD
  • ATC callsign: "Redwood"
  • First ETOPS aircraft (of 6) will be delivered in early July, planned service SFO-HNL begins in Nov and SFO-OGG begins in Dec.
  • This page last updated: Decmeber 22, 2017 (Pay Notes)
PILOTS
Total: 834
Active: 834
Furloughed: 0
UNION
ALPA
FLEET
A319: 10
A320: 53
A321: 2
DOMICILES
JFK
LAX
SFO
HIRING
Is Hiring?: Yes

Application window is Open


30-35 Pilots in pool.

Actively interviewing for planned classes in the fall

Virgin America jobs page.

Minimums:
2,500 TT (excludes Helo, Sim, and F/E Time)
Preferred: A320 type rating; recent flight experience of 1,000 hours total time as PIC, in turbine or jet aircraft.

Virgin America interview gouge

JUMPSEATS

List at ticket counter or gate. CASS participant.

Virgin America PAYSCALES

CAPTAIN PAY SCALE (Hourly)
Year
A320     
12 251     
11 245     
10 242     
9 235     
8 230     
7 225     
6 222     
5 220     
4 218     
3 216     
2 214     
1 212     
FIRST OFFICER PAY SCALE (Hourly)
Year
A320     
12 168     
11 164     
10 162     
9 158     
8 154     
7 151     
6 149     
5 147     
4 144     
3 134     
2 122     
1 87     

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PAY NOTES

Monthly guarantee: 70 hours
Reserve guarantee: 75 hours

100% dh pay. No override for flying over 80 hours.

Effective November 1 the new JCBA payscale is effective. Virgin pat rate is now the same as Alaska

Deadheading pay is 50% of the block time for the flight

Most junior captain hired: January 2012 (SFO)

Vacation:
Year 1: 5 days
Year 2-4: 15 days
Year 5+: 20 days

PER DIEM
$2.00/hr
RETIREMENT

401K:

7.5%, plus a non-matching company contribution of an additional 4.5% (Total of 12% max) 

401K Matching: Yes

A/B Fund:

none

Other:

401K contribution has been changed to the Alaska rate. Other provisions are being phased in through a transition agreement, the one difference is VX is still using PBS bidding for the next year.