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Old 21st Apr 2006, 14:28
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Thank you Doug the Head. Actually, when I applied to easyJet last month (for CC), i did make a preference for Luton, simply because it flies flights to lisbon from there, so i thought i'd be closer to home. but why is luton so bad? and do you really think the rumours of opening a base in lisbon are only rumours?
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Old 21st Apr 2006, 14:39
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come and work for Ryanair - we will be opeing a base soon in Portugal
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Old 21st Apr 2006, 15:11
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you have to pay for your training though dont you :|

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Old 21st Apr 2006, 15:16
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Originally Posted by xana
Thank you Doug the Head. Actually, when I applied to easyJet last month (for CC), i did make a preference for Luton, simply because it flies flights to lisbon from there, so i thought i'd be closer to home. but why is luton so bad? and do you really think the rumours of opening a base in lisbon are only rumours?
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Doug The Head is flight deck, so you can ignore the comments about Luton. I think Doug was thinking you were wanting to apply as a pilot and not as cabin crew.
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Old 21st Apr 2006, 16:28
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thank you, Getoutofmygalley the olny reason i would pick luton anyway is because it flies to portugal (lisbon)... sigh... i just hope they'd open a base here in lisbon... that would be GREAT
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Old 21st Apr 2006, 16:36
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Yes that´s correct Getoutofmygalley, I wrongly assumed Xana was applying as a pilot.

Xana, I think for cabin crew it might be easier as most are dual qualified (airbus and 737) so base changes are less of a problem!

Luton.... Some hate it, others hate it less. Go check it out for a couple of days, hop on a flight (if it´s not cancelled due to crew shortage ) and see for yourself if you like LTN!

Boa sorte!
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Old 21st Apr 2006, 17:01
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thank you Doug The Head! nope, in fact, i'm applying for cabin crew.. i was already meant to have gone to an assessment day but couldn't for different reasons (if you read my posts on other threads you'll see).. but, if you don't mind me asking, from someone completely oblivious to the pilots' world, the world of easyjet, etc etc, why is luton not a very good place?
and yes, the point you made about being trained on different aircrat type is v. important i think, making it easier to transfer bases if i need to / want to one day. thanks again!

ps: i'm impressed by your portuguese! where did you learn that phrase? you should come here on holidays, it's nice and sunny, nice people, nice sites to see, and it's not like many places in spain, like costa del sol for example, that are "tourist honey pots". you might get that in some places in the algarve, but the rest is relatively nice everywhere else... would be happy to advise on nice places to visit!

see you
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Old 21st Apr 2006, 17:16
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Luton crew are great (both flight and cabin) and you would find this to be the same at all easyJet bases (I myself am from Gatwick base).

Luton (the town itself) is not the nicest of towns - but then again, neither is Crawley which is where Gatwick is based
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Old 21st Apr 2006, 19:29
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Just a quick question, when did easyjet start bonding crew and charging for their uniforms? Also how can adults live on £500 a month training pay, do we not have morgages, cars, bills and lives to lead.
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Old 21st Apr 2006, 21:48
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easyJet started bonding probationary crew for a six month period around about 18-20 months ago. This was because crew would join easyJet whilst they were waiting to hear from other airlines such as BA, Virgin or whoever. When they were then offered a job with another airline they would leave - and cabin crew training costs a lot of money!

easyJet has charged crew for uniforms for as long as I have been there (just over 2 years). It is unlike Ryanair where I believe you pay for the uniform continuously, at easyJet you just pay an initial amount of (I think) £280 over a period of 9 or 10 months, but after 6 months the company starts to pay you a monthly uniform allowance of £17.33. After a period of time, the company will have paid for your uniform and you can make a profit out of it (if you don't renew your uniform like some crew).

And how can adults survive on £500 a month training? - well you are only training for 1 month, so it is only 1 month you have to worry about that. This might sound harsh but easyJet are not responsible for you having a mortgage, car or bills, they are just wanting you to do well in your exams and get on line, and that is when you are going to start making money. Once you do get online you do make a good salary each month, providing that you work hard and don't take social sickies.

New recruits should not be concerned about being bonded for a 6 month period, unless they are planning on leaving before that time is up and joining another airline.
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Old 21st Apr 2006, 23:46
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Saturday 22nd April The Independent EasyJet takes Italy to court over 'ludicrous' ban on flights
By Michael Harrison, Business Editor

EasyJet vowed yesterday to press ahead with legal action against the Italian government after it was prevented from launching a new low-cost route between Milan and Sardinia.

Italy's National Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) refused easyJet permission to begin services even though it has already sold 13,000 seats on the route and was due to fly 149 passengers to the Sardinian city of Olbia yesterday on the inaugural flight.

The Italian Transport Ministry blocked easyJet from starting operations in competition with the Italian carrier Meridiana by designating Milan-Olbia as a "public service obligation" (PSO) route. This gives governments the right to determine which airlines fly the route.

To try to get around the PSO restriction, which applies only to "the transport of passengers for remuneration", easyJet proposed to operate the route for free, to highlight what it claimed was a "ludicrous" breach of European law. But the Italian authorities also prevented it from flying on this basis.

rest of the article on line or in print
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Old 23rd Apr 2006, 00:41
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Xana,

Luton is not a bad base to work from. A lot of people have left in the last few months, but this is mainly because Heathrow is only 25 miles away and BA and BMED are both recruiting. Luton town is not the best place in the UK, but it is not the worst either. Yes, it is missing culture, but just jump on the train to London or St ALbans, both very close.

Luton crew always have busy rosters, but this also means lots of sector pay and commision. The crew are all really friendly and socialise together, and we always have a laugh when we fly.

Dustybin,

All airlines will only pay you your basic pay whilst you are on training. Living on £500 for a couple of months is not easy, but the rewards come to you later. Ryanair even expect you to pay for your training, so it could be worse. Sadly, there will always be a big queue of people wanting to join an airline, so airlines will take advantage of this and terms and conditions will reflect this. On the other hand, you get benefits like staff travel, so there is an upside of working for an airline.
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Old 23rd Apr 2006, 08:21
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Sounds very similar to the Orly-Ajaccio fiasco!
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Old 23rd Apr 2006, 18:20
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I know other airlines have started bonding people but i thought Easyjet would be different as they aim to be different in everything else they do. I don't really have a problem with the bonding as once in I was hoping to end my career there, but it was the paying for uniforms. I may have been lucky in past jobs, were i have been given new uniforms, not bonded, given excellent travel opertunities and only struggled for a month or two while on training. But i didn't think Easy would follow other low cost airlines, they usally lead the way.
As someone said it's not easyjets fault i have a morgage or bills to pay, but is this not what we work for or towards? I also don't think the bank see it has there problem to. I think ( personal opition) most airlines starting conditions would only suit young people still living at home and not older experienced crew, not that i'am over the hill i'am only in my late twentys. Anyway maybe the grass is not always greener on the other side
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Old 24th Apr 2006, 18:56
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Off course NOT!!
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Old 25th Apr 2006, 02:56
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Small hint: please think before asking silly questions (how on earth do you expect flight crew to know advanced booking levels for certain flights?!) on a thread concerning another topic!
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Old 25th Apr 2006, 10:00
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You will find GLAGAZ that EZY do not operate the GLA SXF GLA service. Flyglobespan do!!! Hence the reason no one from this thread will know load factors!!!!
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Old 25th Apr 2006, 10:06
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You are partially correct Easyjet do not operate a GLA-SXF service............... at the moment. They start the service in July this year. I presume someone is trying to guage the strength of the market on a non Med route as Easyjet have stated they will assess further expansion at GLA based on the SXF and 2 Med routes that they are also starting in July. Med routes always do well from GLA.
Flyglobespan do not fly GLA-SXF

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Old 25th Apr 2006, 10:08
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Actually ezybus, from May the 3rd of this year easyJet will be operating routes between GLA & SXF.

But Glagaz insulting people on this forum with your 'completely hopeless' comment will not encourage people to look up the information for you.
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Old 25th Apr 2006, 11:14
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I do apologise. was getting airport codes mixed up!! was mistaking with sanford!
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