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Old 30th Oct 2018, 16:05
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Mr Angry from Purley
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: UK
Posts: 1,632
Originally Posted by lansen View Post
1.Yes they are. Til todays date, I have gotten all of my requested OFF days. Nicest part: It's possible to connect all of your 10 guaranteed OFF days to your vacation.

2. It's either point to point or W. You can put in a request and it's likely you'll get what you want.

3. No Idea

4. It completely depends on what period you are bidding for. First year in the company, bidding for easter/midsummer/christmas/new years eve? Not so likely. The system works with points (points are bad). You start of with your employee number in points and each year these points decrease/increase, depending on what you are bidding for (some day in October = low points, Christmas = max points). The requested vacation is then given to those guys/gals with the least amount of points.

5. Yes. Feels like the whole company is commuting. Coming to the crewroom in Paris before the flight, it's not unlikely you'll have people sitting there for hours already before a flight, since they were commuting from far away.

6. Crew life is disappointing. Or well, for me who's coming from a european charter company, crew life is basically inexistent. The cabin crew pisses off to their rooms on layovers and you'll see them again for checkin, if it's the same cabin crew on the way back. Feels like the flight deck sticks to themselves and cabin sticks to themselves.

Hopefully that helped
Interesting comment on para 5. Wonder what the DFO and Safety Manager thinks to that ref Crew Members Responsibilities and the F word

Last edited by Mr Angry from Purley; 30th Oct 2018 at 16:06. Reason: added DFO
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