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Old 21st Feb 2007, 19:19
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Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Midlands
Posts: 62
Hey Jill,

Having the same issue as you trying to find somewhere to stay!
At the moment I am think about staying where I stayed by LHR and driving to LGW from there! Well that is my last resort at the mo!
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Old 21st Feb 2007, 19:23
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Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Glasgow (soon London!)
Age: 35
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That sounds like a good plan! You're fortunate to be confident around the area - I'll be terrified, lol. I think I'll stay right next to Gatwick temporarily, then on weekends off from training I'll look around Heathrow, as I think I'll live nearer there...really unsure

It's good to know of someone I'll meet on the day - really looking forward to it!
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Old 21st Feb 2007, 19:31
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Join Date: Mar 2005
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Well I am ok around LHR as have been commuting there for nearly a year!
LGW is another story! But it seems that there are lots of people looking for accommodation, so I thought although not ideal at least I know the people I would be staying with, they are like me second family! Just have to drive to LGW everymorning on the dreaded M25 AARRGGHHH!
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Old 21st Feb 2007, 19:34
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Location: Bedfordshire
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GT

Yeah maybe best! Where do you live at mo then?
I've just sorted a place to stay in a small village outside Gatwick, costing me 90 per week.
Try flycomplacement.co.uk they have sorted a few others out. Let me know how u get on!
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Old 21st Feb 2007, 19:37
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Join Date: Mar 2005
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Yeah contacted them too, just wainting to hear from them! I live in Birmingham and will commute after the course.

Fingers crossed they can help a few more of us out with somewhere to stay!
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Old 21st Feb 2007, 19:38
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Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Central America
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Jodi

Thnx so much for the advise! I'll let you know if I find anything there...
At the moment I'm living in Guatemala (Central America) a bit far I know... but still, I think I'm gonna love the change!
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Old 21st Feb 2007, 20:34
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Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: United Kingdom
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Talking I'm with ya !!!

Hey bcf&gloves, I'm with ya on 26th March , it's gonna be great. I'm moving in with a friend in Walsall so will be commuting from the Midlands too.

As far as your uniform fitting is concerned, if any of you are closer to Heathrow than Gatwick, you can have your uniform fitting at Heathrow. The uniform stores number for Heathrow is 02083845307.
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Old 21st Feb 2007, 21:03
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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Guildford
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Start Date 26th March .....

Hey Everyone!!

I just wanted to say hi & that i will be joining you all on the 26th March!! Im v'excited - not sure it can come quick enough!! My new job seems dull now in comparison!!

I will be commuting during the course - well thats my plan at present!! shld only take about an hour each day!!

Does any one know what is involved in the uniform fitting??

Jenn x
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Old 21st Feb 2007, 21:27
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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Swindon
Age: 34
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Thanks for the support guys! The more i think about it the more i think, god i messed up! lol! Oh well if its meant to be it will be i guess ! There were only 7 people on my day and only 5 went through to 2:1!!! x
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Old 21st Feb 2007, 21:38
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Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: hudd
Age: 54
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are virgin picky ?
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Old 21st Feb 2007, 22:59
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Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Soon to be BA crew for the 2nd time!
Age: 52
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Has anyone got a link to a picture of the male cabin crew uniform? Can't find one anywhere. Also do male crew have waistcoats and if so are they worn just during the service or all the time as part of the uniform?

Many thanks
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Old 22nd Feb 2007, 10:00
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Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Glasgow (soon London!)
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Hi Jenn!! Congratulations!!!

I'm starting 26th March too, can't wait!! Look forward to meetin ya!!

Jill xx

ps really not sure what's involved in the fitting, only takes about an hour I think...but not sure what they do! Anyone else know?

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Old 22nd Feb 2007, 10:33
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Join Date: Feb 2007
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Boygeorgefan - it's difficult to say...they definitely go for a certain type of personality - outgoing, bubbly, sense of humour, but knowing when to be professional and calm too. Apparently they get 45000 applications a year, and only interview a few hundred - so they can afford to be picky! If you're a fun, easygoing person and have the customer service experience they require, then there will be no problem!

Ex Cabin Crew - the ones I saw were wearing purple silk-type waistcoats and purple ties - I assume they wear the waistcoat on the plane but not sure! It's a really smart uniform! Can't find a picture I'm afraid - will keep looking in case I come across one!
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Old 22nd Feb 2007, 11:37
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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: luton UK
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Hi guys heres a great site for all VA wannabe and about to be crew!!! loads of info its set up by passengers who love virgin and has reviews on flights, what aircraft do what rute and loads of pics

http://v-flyer.com/forum/flyer_searc...&catname=Staff

this link will open the page on a picture of the Virgin male cabin crew uniform
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Old 22nd Feb 2007, 11:51
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i am a member of v-flyer and go to their socials!

Its an excellent site and contains lots of info!
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Old 22nd Feb 2007, 11:57
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Join Date: Dec 2006
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Virgin seems great but I don't think I have the 'look' or am outgoing or bubbly enough. The girls all seem very glam and poised!
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Old 22nd Feb 2007, 12:08
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Join Date: Jan 2007
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Well you'll never know unless you try
I never thought i stood a chance and i've gone from Easyjet to Virgin, along with alot of other crew i know! there is only one way to find out
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Old 24th Feb 2007, 07:23
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I GOT THE JOB!!!!!!!!

YAAAAAAAAAY! xxx
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Old 24th Feb 2007, 10:42
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Join Date: Jun 2005
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Congratulations !!!

CONGRATULATIONS Princessjalee !!! It's the best feeling, isn't it? What course are you on? XXX
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Old 24th Feb 2007, 10:48
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Join Date: Jan 2007
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Thank you!!!

It definetly is!!!! Im SOOO excited! Only ever wanted to work for virgin! Im glad it only took them three days to get back to me, ive been analysing my interview so much and thought id messed it up! Can breathe a big sigh of relief and celebrate now :o)

I start on 26th March xxx
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