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Old 21st May 2018, 10:15
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Tricia Takanawa
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Room 506
Posts: 68
Originally Posted by AirUK View Post
Right Engine,

Many thanks, that confirms what I'd heard. Doesn't sound as though it would be worth me joining in my mid-30s - I'm hoping to wind down a bit by my mid-50s (if I can afford it!), even if the retirement bulge might mean it comes forward by a couple of years.
You also need to factor in the lack of lifestyle for the first 5+ years in your mid 30's. Many sell BA as a lifestyle choice. But the reality is far from ideal, with most weekends at work, and 2+ periods of reserve every year. Not great if your past 30, with a family and very little time to reap the rewards at the end of the career, as a JUNIOR LH skipper.
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