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Old 23rd May 2007, 07:53
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Thanks heaps Melisa, that was perfect!

DJCCGuy, I think the uniform is great as it is, but I can understand that as you wear it eveyday it may become old. I'd love to wear it before they change it though. Hehe. The vest idea on the guys sounds real spunky!

Wirgin Blew you always have tons of great information!
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Old 23rd May 2007, 08:01
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Hostie Honey, I didn't see your post as we posted roughly at the same time. Buuut, I just thought I'd say I think everything you are doing is the way to go. You have an extra likelihood of getting an invitation [and a job] because you have the crew experience. Keep refreshing your application and updating [where/if possible] I'm sure you'll get an invite soon!

PS - I'm in the same hopeful boat, minus the crewing experience
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Old 24th May 2007, 04:09
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Questions for Virgin Crew??

Hi All,
Went along to the VBRD in Mel and made it thru the whole day. Was really a lot of fun. Now the waiting begins..
Just had a couple of questions so I know what Im getting myself in for if lucky enough to be offered the position.
1. Do you think it would be possible to commute to Sydney??..If so would BNE or MEL base be better.??
2. Which base if any would have more Sydney overnights??.
3.How long before staff travel is available and what would a staff ticket cost??
4.Roughly what is the salary including allowances?? Feel free to send me a p.m if not wanting to post..
Im just doing the sums to see if its worth my while.
The VB team at the seminar were fantastic, they projected such a positive and exciting enviroment for all the applicants. They did a great job.
Also for anyone thinking Virgin have a certain type of crew they are looking for..Forget it..Out of the 35 who started, 12 made it through, ages from 20 to over 40, male and female, some with airline exp others with none. A really good mix. Im hoping. Fingers crossed.. for some good news soon.
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Old 24th May 2007, 05:16
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Of course there were successful applicants over 40! Virgin just lost their appeal against the ex AN crew who successfully claimed age discrimination in the Virgin recruitment process. They wont be making that mistake again!
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Old 25th May 2007, 04:49
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It is possible to commute from either base but you probably wont have to wait long for a SYD base. The rumour network has it opening by the end of the year as the SYD flight deck get more numbers. At the moment if you want to become a Capt then SYD is where the offer is. So once they have enough TC the CC possibly wont be far behind. Also one of the bus drivers in SYD has been told that they wont be needed soon as the base is opening up.
As far as salary goes you can get that from www.wagenet.gov.au option 2 then search for virgin blue. Its hard to work it out exactly but at least you can see all the ins and outs for yourself. This EBA is under negotiation but in the mean time the 2002-2005 document is what we are still running on. I myself am averaging about $1800 clear per fortnight for the past financial year. This includes base wage, allowances, overnights, available days, overtime, commission, etc. The base wage is just under $1400 clear per fortnight if you dont get any of the above. My biggest ever is $2300 and in the last 12 months I probably have only gone over $2000 less than 10 times.
Of the current group of trainees the average age would be 30 and they have a mixture of aviation and non aviation backgrounds. Internal transfer is another way to go if you are desperate to work for VB. It seems that they are constantly advertising for transfers.
All the best.
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Old 25th May 2007, 10:04
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Wirgin Blue

Thankyou so much for your reply...

A Sydney base would fantastic.... I am surprise it hasnt happened before. the cost in overnighting crew must be enormous.. No news today...waiting,waiting,waiting...
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Old 26th May 2007, 01:13
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Do DJ crew stay in the city or near the airport when they have layovers in SYD. Obviously don't say which hotel, for security reasons...
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Old 26th May 2007, 03:58
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Does anyone know when Virgin Blue will be recruiting cabin crew/ground crew(check in counter) for Brisbane base?

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Old 27th May 2007, 23:49
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Depends on the length of layover. We have either for operations to choose from.
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Old 28th May 2007, 09:55
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Got email today saying that my application had progressed past the VBRD and they would be in contact in 2 weeks.. Good news I guess!!

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Old 28th May 2007, 14:37
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VB CC recruitment- Brisbane

They are recruiting at the moment. I have a recruitment day for cabin crew, brisbane based on thursday.
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Old 29th May 2007, 04:29
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HostieHoney I have not heard of any such unwritten rule? I do know for a fact we have some ex MAM'ers and ex QF L/H crew too... not to mention the plethora of other airlines crew (Sunstate/Easterns/AN/BA/VS/Alliance/Ozjet/Airnorth etc)... Good luck, hope you get the call soon!
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Old 29th May 2007, 05:15
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Virgin New Aircraft

Hi All,

Would anyone be able to tell me the name of the new aircraft Virgin Blue will be using and which routes they will be used for? I'm trying to find some pics of the aircraft on the net but just need the exact name and make.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 29th May 2007, 06:10
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Firstly I know for a fact that we have qantas linkers in the current MEL training school. I have spoken to two candidates from there. I know of others online from not only QL but SH and LH. If you have the goods you will be successful. VB employees people from all walks of life and all ages, sex, and sexual orientation. I have heard that there are 16000 candidates at any one time so if persistance isnt one of your virtues then goodluck elsewhere in life.

The new aircraft are Embraers. Plenty of info out on the net on this company. The names havent been decided yet, Sinala or smile may correct me on this. The destinations are even more of a guessing game as I dont think the company even knows how its all going to work. They havent even trained CC on them yet but that wont take long to do, 1-2 days at most. TC are another matter and you would have to ask the fly boys how thats going.
Plenty of marketing yet to come from the company on the brazilians.
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Old 29th May 2007, 06:14
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The new "regional" aircraft that Virgin Blue is getting is the Embraer 170 and Embraer 190. The 170 is coming in September to start flying late in the year and seats about 75 people. The 190 is coming in January to start flying in Feb/Mar and seats about 102 people. The routes that they will fly are unknown, but you'd guess and say it could be Canberra to/from Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide etc and maybe Melbourne to Hobart/Launceston, Brisbane to Rocky/Mackay/Townsvile, Sydney to Ballina/Coffs. These are all guesses because no one knows. I think that both aircraft have to have 3 cabin crew on board.

If you are talking about the new "international" aircraft, that is going to be the Boeing 777-300. I don't think they have decided if it will be a part of Virgin Blue or a separate airline as yet. It will fly from the east coast to Los Angeles or San Fran or something.
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Old 29th May 2007, 07:03
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Virgin Blue has 3 new aircraft types coming: Embraer 170, Embraer 190 and Boeing 777-300ER. The B773ER operation is yet to be announced re crewing/routes/name etc. At this stage the Embraers are set to be crewed by existing cabin crew, however routes have not been announced - although its likely they will be used for both new routes, and also capacity management on existing routes.
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Old 29th May 2007, 07:50
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Hi Hostiehoney,

I can understand your frustration. It is my understanding that there are almost another ten training groups between MEL and BNE for the rest of this year- so keep applying.

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Old 29th May 2007, 08:54
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Hi HostieHoney,
Re the ex QF issue. I am also ex QF and a little older than your average Cabin Crew applicant but made it through the VBRD. Got an email yesterday advising they would be in contact with me in the next two weeks. Not an offer of employement yet but still in there with a chance. Think luck plays such a big part in all this. A friend who applied the same time I did has not been invited to a VBRD yet either. Like you she is getting frustrated as she is very keen for the position. Good Luck, hope you get an invite soon.
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VB recruitment

Hello

How do you know that Virgin Blue are recruiting cabin crew at present?

Where are the positions for cabin crew advertised?
 
Old 29th May 2007, 12:21
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VB recruitment

I dont think they are advertising on the recruitment site anymore. I noticed that the advertisment was taken down some weeks ago though. Just keep a look out on the recruitment site. (it can be accessed from the Virgin Blue site.)
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