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Old 5th Jul 2019, 23:12
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Right Engine
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 195
The anecdote above, that senior people are working lots of weekends in July, is because BALPA/BA have recently incentivised weekend work that enables you to accumulate points that result in you not having to do 21 days of standby in a row (called ‘Reserve’)

So now if you’re junior you might get a few more weekends off than you used to, but you’re going to do a little more reserve as a consequence.

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