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Old 7th May 2005, 05:05
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Eastern Australia Airlines

I was interviewed back in May 2004 with Eastern Australia for SYD base. Heard nothing after completing medical and ASIC forms and today received a letter stating that I am on "active hold" (whatever that means) until June 2005 and if new flight attendant ground schools are planned my application will be considered.

Does anyone in the know (Current Eastern crew, QF Staff etc etc) think or know of any new recruit schools in either SYD or MEL planned during this time?

or is this just another QF way to say you were excess at the time we might have needed and have not forgotton about you but there is really no way we were going hire you and we should of sent you an unsuccessful letter months back.

Any thoughts?
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Old 7th May 2005, 06:13
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I was on the active hold list for 12 months before getting my position........you just have to wait!
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Old 7th May 2005, 06:58
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Chris, if you haven't checked already, I sent you a PM. Not sure if you got it yet
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Chris you may be in luck as QLink moves towards a fleet based around 2 cc Dash8s. Many of the 36seat 100/200 series have already been turned over to 50seat Q300series. The even larger 70seat Q400seres are due for delivery in the first half of 06. So fingers crossed for some movement for you. However always so hard to guess in this messy, messy industry.

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Sky - Love your work. I have sent you one back.

browneyedgirl - I know that you have to wait - I have been waiting for around 6 years for another flying job so not a strange concept to me just wondering if your crystal ball was working and perhaps you had some insider info.

and while everyone is checking their crystal ball - once the Q400's are flying for QLink will they be operated by 2 or 3 Cabin Crew?
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The Q400 will be operated by 2 flights attendants only and with 72 pax's.

You may hear sooner rather than later, a ground school is proposed for July and we are currently recruiting. You should call or send a letter/e-mail saying you would appreciate the first available ground school. As in the past people on active hold have been overlooked for people only recruited a month before the ground school, for some unkown reason.

Anyway good luck and hope to see you at Eastern soon.
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Old 11th May 2005, 02:56
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Talking

Hey guys, would anyone know if Eastern Australia Airlines will be recruiting for the Melbourne base or only the Sydney base any help would be great.

cheers, Australian Boy
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Hey Australian Boy,

Lately i have been flying with some colleagues that are on the MEL recruitment team and i have been told recruitment for MEL base is expected for May/Jun as we are short at MEL base at the moment.

Goodluck!
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Old 12th May 2005, 01:30
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Hey Melbro check ur priv msgs

cheers Australian boy
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A bit of information for people interested in joining Eastern Australia Airlines.

Even though we are owned by Qantas, our recruitment team is much more people friendly. If you're on the waiting list, they won't hold it against you if you contact them to tell them you are still interested in the job (unlike QF who have a strict "don't call us,we'll call you" policy). In fact, EAA mangement will like your enthusiasm.

Unfortunately, we do have the same problem as QF when it comes to recruiting extra staff. Rumours are hardly ever correct and even though we are short staffed in both Sydney and Melbourne, it's anyone's guess when another training school will go through.

Just one thing, if you only want to work for Eastern as a way into Qantas, please bear in mind that it can take between 4 and 6 years to progress to mainline. It won't be easy for you if you don't enjoy regional flying (and it won't be easy on your colleagues to work with someone whose only focus is progression, not the job at hand).
 
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Well that is good to know - I have sent a letter to your Cabin Crew Team Manager and Cabin Crew Manager and will follow up with a phone call to ensure the received it.

Hopefully they will appreciate my enthusiasm.. time will tell.. hope to see you all online shortly..
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To Chris21,

Just so you get the titles right, they are Manager Cabin Crew, and below her is the Cabin Crew Line Supervisor.

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Thanks - That is what I thought though copied the title off my letter and it would appear the Cabin Crew Line Supervisor has been re branded and transformed herself into the Cabin Crew Team Manager.. unless I am missing someone between the top and middle.. make sense..
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Chris21

You are correct the Cabin Crew Line Supervisor is an old title you have the correct title.
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Hey Guys,

I was also interviewed last year for Eastern, but still on the hold list. I've heard it can take a while to hear back, so I guess patience is the key.

Can anyone tell me what the current fleet is at Eastern, aircraft type and number of each type.

Cheers

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Old 18th May 2005, 12:38
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To Easternboy,

Since when is Cabin Crew Line Supervisor an old title? The manual and phone numbers card (May 2005) still list the Cabin Crew Line Supervisor.

To Socialflyer,

Eastern has only Dash 8-s (100, 200 and 300 series. The 400 series will be added next year). You can find out about the aircraft on the qantas.com and Bombardier (the manufacturer) websites.
 
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HEY EASTERN CREW!!

In the last week I have applied to Eastern to join the MEL base.

I am looking for some background info on what flying for EA is like (particularly out of MEL) ie; frequency of overnights?, hours worked?, sectors per day?, are MEL crew rostered anywhere in the EA network or just the ones formerly operated by Southern? you know the usual boring stuff people want to know.

Have been working on jets over here in NZ for a few years now and can see myself buzzing around on props, wearing black white and red back home.

Thanx in advance, PM me if ya want

cheers
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My sources tell me that the current QFLink fleet consists of:

13 x Dash 8 (100)
5 x Dash 8 (200)
16 x Dash 8 (Q300)
7 x Dash 8 (Q400) due for delivery in the first half of 2006 w options on a further 10.

Just guessing but my thinking is the majority of the 300's are based in SYD with Eastern and BNE with Sunstate and probably where the Q400's would go first sending more 300's to replace the 100 and 200's in other bases like MEL for Eastern and CNS for Sunstate which from what I can gather are the bases at the moment where the majority of flying is solo flying?

I am obviously not current crew but thinking back to my interview it was mentioned that you can expect at least one overnight a week in exotic locations? You can find info on conditions, salary and allowances at www.wagenet.gov.au by searching on Eastern Australia Airlines Flight Attendants.

Maybe someone can confirm?

Also for another topic on the forum but from it would appear that now there has to be some vacancies made available soon as current QFLink / Jetstar crew are about to get some career progression into mainline?

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Solo flying is rostered for all bases on eaa/sunstate.

The fleet numbers that were quoted in a previous post are the combined fleet numbers for eaa/sunstate.

The first -400's are going to sunstate.
They will still operate with two crew only and a new in-flight service is being designed in order to ensure 72pax can be fed by 2 cabin crew in such short time.

Sunstate does not have a TSV base - BNE and CNS only.

The ex southern a/c have been disposed of and sent to Airlines of PNG. This is also including VH-TNG/TND which are ex sunstate.

VH-TQT is a shared Dash 8-100 which eastern and sunstate both utilise depending on what operator has an a/c in maintenance at that particular time.
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Old 22nd May 2005, 02:04
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To funbus_flighty,

Good luck with your application.

You're right in assuming that flying for Eastern out of Melbourne is the same as the Dash flying was for Southern. We are rostered to fly to Mildura, Devonport, Burnie-Wynyard and Canberra. We also fly to Mount Hotham during the skiing season.

However, we will soon have more variety with the addition of Wollongong and Newcastle flights. We also cover Sydney flying when they are short staffed, but these types of duties are few and far between.

On average we are rostered to fly between 120 and 130 hours over a 28 day period, but this includes reserve days, so depending on how often crewing need us, our monthly hours can be between 130 and 140. Most of our days are 4 sectors long and overnights (3 to 5 a month) are usually 3 sectors on the first and 3 on the second day. Trips involving more than one night away from home base are very rare.

If you have any more questions, please ask.
 

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