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Old 22nd Mar 2007, 17:34
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Open Skies

Have a look at the latest press release from BMI

http://www.flybmi.com/bmi/en-gb/abou...=2007&rid=1107
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Old 24th Mar 2007, 12:12
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Hi smiles

I too am attending the assesment day tomorrow.
Will see you there.
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Old 27th Mar 2007, 22:48
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At last, some people with a positive outlook about the whole bmi thing. I was beginning to think i was the only one. I've been with BMED for quite a few years now and I'm gutted that we will lose our identity. And don't get me started on wearing a hat again (does anyone else remember the days of hats and gloves for boarding in 35-40 degrees of heat in BEY and DAM?!?!?) Who knows, it might all turn out alright? Would be sweet as if we kept our routes and got a couple of Caribbean and States ones thrown in (open skies n' all) I'd do the odd bit of short haul for that.........
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Old 27th Mar 2007, 23:46
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I feel for the office staff, but as crew I am quite looking forward to the bmi thing.

The US WILL happen if open-skies is agreed, which in the next 3 or so years, would give us crew rosters including the US, the ex-BMED routes and Europe, not a bad mix at the end of the day.

Short-haul does not appeal, but it was never going to be and is very unlikely to be a 100% shorthaul roster for us ex-BMED crew. Anyway, I certainly wouldn't grumble at the odd Amsterdam nightstop here and there

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Old 28th Mar 2007, 12:28
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Was anybody at the BMED assessment days this past weekend? I was there on Saturday and have been offered a job. I'm really looking forward to it and glad to be able to experience the BMED culture for a little while at least. I can't think as far ahead to October anyway, but it will be interesting to see how both companies evolve through this merging.
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Old 28th Mar 2007, 17:05
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Are you a blue or a red?

It's all speculative of course but it's good(ish) reading.......

http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/transport/article1577590.ece

It's not over until the fat lady sings but I guess it could be an interesting situation if BA got hold of 50% of bmi, they would be the strong hold and could see bmi moving up to T5 possibly as well as sharing routes etc who knows? How exciting...(excuse me being a sad sack spotter)

On the other hand....

http://business.timesonline.co.uk/to...cle1556040.ece

Are you a blue or a red guys? ;O)

:o)

(If my comments are in any way irrelevant or far fetched, please forgive me, I'm no expert although stranger things have happened!)
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Old 29th Mar 2007, 16:23
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Well Done Noodle Doodle

Congratulation on getting in, my assessment day isn't for another 4 weeks, but I would really appreciate any help, tips, pointers etc for the day. I'm ex crew and at the moment I'm working for the NHS!!!!!! Have got to get out of this 9-5 rut SOOOONNNNNN

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Old 31st Mar 2007, 13:02
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hi noodle doodle

yes i attended the assesment on sunday
and was offered a position too, cant wait now!
my course will be on may 14th!
do you know what date your course is? (they are doing one on april 16th-but i couldnt get on that one due to my current employments notice period)
im just waiting for it in writing in the post!
cant wait to meet everyone at BMED!!!
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Old 31st Mar 2007, 13:14
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steste

How would you propose BA would fit BMI into T5 when T5 is not big enough to fit the existing BA operation in?.
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Old 31st Mar 2007, 13:24
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Congratulations jemimalj!

Well done on getting BMED!
I'm going to the assessment centre on the 14th April - getting really excited and nervous now as it is my first for cabin crew.
Hope that I will get to meet you on the course!

PS thanks to everyone for the info in this thread - really useful!
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Old 1st Apr 2007, 11:11
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good luck for your assesment

it was my first cabincrew interview ever, and almost everyone there already worked for an airline, but hey i did it! just be yourself!!!
good luck!
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Old 1st Apr 2007, 13:34
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And the plot thickens...

SO, just when we think we know whats happening, they pull this out of the bag!

http://business.timesonline.co.uk/to...cle1593655.ece

Oh well Im guess the galleys will be alive with speculation.
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Old 10th Apr 2007, 09:32
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Assessment days

To everyone who will be having their interviews later this month: there isn't really anything new I could say by way of tips because the usual 'be yourself' seems to apply. The people chosen to have 2-1 interviews on my assessment day were a real mixture of people. In other words, there doesn't seem to be a particular 'type' they're looking for.

I did take note of one comment made, that they were going to be deciding 'whether they would want to fly with you, or not'. I guess this works both ways and you'll have to decide if you would want to fly with them!!

However, I found them to be very friendly and really put you at ease. I forgot they were there most of the time during the group exercises.

I guess they can spot genuine enthusiasm from those trying too hard. On the other hand, don't be so laid back that you look bored!! Keep your ego impulses at a healthy level and be open to those around you.

Congrats to all those who have been offered jobs....I look forward to meeting/flying with you. And good luck to the hopefuls.

(I start my training on Monday 16 April because I could give short notice.)

All the best!!
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Assessment Days

Cheers Noodle Doodle for that, every little helps. I've been offered a position with a charter and start my training on 23rd April, however I still intend to go to my BMED interview on the 29th because of the two, its the BMED that I really want.

Good luck for your trainining.
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Old 14th Apr 2007, 16:51
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assesment day on 28th

hi all

I v been invited to attend the interview with BMED on 28th of April .Anyone on the same date?
Can sombody tell how their assesmet days are like? Please..tks
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Old 21st Apr 2007, 19:08
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Assessment Day - HELP!!!!!!!

I really need help at the moment The house is being renovated at the moment and to be honest I've seen it tidier. In the meantime I have my assessment with BMED on the 29th of the month and I can't put my fingers on the sheet of paper that tells me what I need to take with me to the assessment day, to say I'm panicking is putting it very mildly.

I think I need to take passport size photographs (and passport obviously), however I'm sure I had to take some sort of statement/personal reference. If anyone has their assessment days coming up could you please let me know as soon as possible - I'm starting to lose weight with the worry (which probably isn't a bad thing if I'm honest)
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Old 21st Apr 2007, 19:59
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to my knowledge you don't need to take a reference with you....but you will need details of your past employers for 5 years and 2 personal referees. you will just need their address/phone numbers etc.
Think you also need to take details of your doctor...
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Old 29th Apr 2007, 11:50
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bmed interview 28 April

Hi all

I attended the interview with BMED yesterday.Anyone on this forum was yesterday with me?
I got through the 1-1 interview but not yet recived a call.
Do you know how long can take before they let you know something and if they want offer you a job??

any information will be really appreciate

tnks
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Old 29th Apr 2007, 11:55
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bmed interview

Ciao Flyca!
ci siamo scambiati un messaggio tempo fa...

congratulazioni per essere passato alla 1to1 interview.

Gli assessment days si fanno di sabato e domenica, quindi oggi sono impegnati con altri candidati...

Potresti gia' ricevere una telefonata molto presto, forse domani, o forse una lettera in settimana.

Come ti e' sembrato il tutto?
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Old 29th Apr 2007, 11:56
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i had my interview on march 25th and had a phone call on march 27th offering me a position!!
then had it all sent in writing within 7 days!!
i start training may 14th!
good luck
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