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Old 6th Jul 2019, 07:01
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wiggy
 
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Originally Posted by Right Engine View Post
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.
Out of interest do you reckon the points scheme really has much of an effect? I've yet to hear anybody to say " I bid for this weekends XXX" ' cos I needed the points, though I accept some might do that.


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