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jetBlue Airways Profile

JetBlue Airways A220

Active Pilots



Air Line Pilots Association International (ALPA)

jetBlue Airways At a Glance

  • jetBlue pilot gateway program takes pilots from no flight experience through to working for the airline
  • Sprit and jetBlue Airways have entered into a merger agreement. The two airlines will merge with the jetBlue brand and product surviving
  • If jetBlue merger is approved the total combined airline fleet count will be 493 airplanes


jetBlue Airways is hiring pilots.

Minimum Requirements to Apply

  • 1500 hrs total time
  • 500 hrs fixed wing airplane time
  • First class medical certificate
  • Current Passport
  • Airline Transport Pilot Certificate
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred

Airplane Fleet

  • A220-300
  • A320
  • A321
  • E190

Airplane Orders

  • A220-300
  • A321NEO

Pilot Domiciles

  • Logan International Airport
  • Fort Lauderdale International Airport
  • John F Kennedy International Airport
  • Long Beach Airport
  • Orlando International Airport

jetBlue Airways Hourly Pilot Pay Rate

YearA321/A320 CaptainE195/E190 CaptainA321/A320 First OfficerE195/E190 First Officer

Compensation Notes

  • Pilots may sell unused PTO over 100 hours accrued back each month at 100% of their pay rate
  • Paid additional $13/hour for night override for flights between hours of 0100-0500 base local time
  • Inernational override is $5.00/hr for captains and $4.00/hour for first officers

Per Diem

  • $2.40/hour domestic
  • $2.55/hour international


  • 401K: 16% company contribution

Greg started his professional pilot journey in 2002 after graduating from Embry Riddle. Since that time he has accumulated close to 8,000 hours working as a pilot. Greg’s professional experience includes flight instructing, animal tracking, backcountry flying, forest firefighting, passenger charter, part 135 cargo, flying for a regional airline, and working as a manager in charge of a part 135 and part 121 training programs. Greg took a 5 year hiatus from flying and worked in software development and marketing. He has returned to flying and works for a major airline. Greg enjoys educating and helping pilots improve their professional lives and is passionate about applying technology and new methods to help with traditional challenges.

Greg Thomson