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Old 8th Jan 2007, 22:08
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Generic Interview & Recruitment Questions

Can anybody tell me how they calculate an overnight/layover allowance in australia? Or where I can find the information?

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Old 9th Jan 2007, 09:34
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Old 9th Jan 2007, 12:51
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references

does anyone know what happens next once your references have all been accepted and are ok do you hear from the airline where you got the job offer of being placed in a pool and how long does it take any advice please thanks in advance
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Old 9th Jan 2007, 14:24
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Thomos Cook or Easyjet!!!

Hi guys!!! I really need your help as I cannot make decision which company to choose Thomos Cook or Easyjet could somebody please help if your ex/present Easyjet or Thomos Cook crew could you please give me some feed back it will be much appreciated.

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Old 9th Jan 2007, 14:54
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Well, I work for easyjet and quite like it.

Maybe you could be a bit more specific about what you want to know or which information will help you to make a decision :-)
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Old 9th Jan 2007, 16:35
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Male Cabin Crew, Drugs & steroids

Hi all!!

I have my first interview with an airline 2 become a cabin crew. I do drugs (ketamine & e) once per month and usually do some roids. Will this come up in the medical tests??

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Old 9th Jan 2007, 16:42
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Originally Posted by Dolley View Post
Well, I work for easyjet and quite like it.

Maybe you could be a bit more specific about what you want to know or which information will help you to make a decision :-)

Hey thx for ur reply, well I used to work for ryanair and have just little fear about easyjet coz its still low cost airline although I know they are much better then ryanair. I have been offered two jobs at the same time and only can choose one just want to make right choice really. Easyjet offrering permanent postion and ThomosCook seasonal contract and they invite you back possibilty for permanent to.

Could you give be brief information how many hours roughly you work per week and how is it going? and if you know any rumour about Thomoscook etc....

thanks a lot

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Old 9th Jan 2007, 16:43
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TRAINING COURSE, how 2 dress??

Hi!!
I hate wearing a suit and dressing kind of smart!!! I´m a levi´s kind of guy and was wondering if could I wear jeans, t-shirts, trainners.... during the training period or this could affect to the final airline´s decition about me working 4 them???

(I know it sounds a bit silly but it worries me!!! )

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Old 9th Jan 2007, 16:51
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What airline are you training with? I've done 2 airline training courses, and if I were you I'd wear trousers (not jeans) and just a jumper or shirt. You don't really have to wear a suit but they won't like jeans and trainers I don't think!
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Old 9th Jan 2007, 17:58
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Hi all!!

I have my first interview with an airline 2 become a cabin crew. I do drugs (ketamine & e) once per month and usually do some roids. Will this come up in the medical tests??

Thanx
Hmm, it's taken me awhile to think of an appropriate way to respond to this because I don't want it taken the wrong way. There are lots of crew that take recreational drugs (as in most industries) however you need to think seriously whether this is the right job for you. Partying is fine when you can go into the office and shut the door and ignore the world because you're feeling like it's Comedown Tuesday, but on the aircraft it isn't that simple - you've got the be on the ball in case it all goes down the pan and that's even before you have to be nice to someone who's just spewed on you! Steroids can cause aggression in some people (not all), so you also need to think about whether that might be a problem or not being in a tin can at 38,000'.

The final thing you need to be aware of, is that depending on the airline you work for, you may be subject to random drug testing either by the company , the regulator or indeed the country you are visiting. In Thailand for example, the police can require you to produce a urine drug sample without a reason or indeed a warrant. Having visited a Thai prison (not as a inmate but in a professional capacity) they are places you don't want to spend any time in

But in answer to your question - no, they shouldn't come up unless their use has been within around 72 hrs.


Originally Posted by abdomen View Post
Hi!!
I hate wearing a suit and dressing kind of smart!!! I´m a levi´s kind of guy and was wondering if could I wear jeans, t-shirts, trainners.... during the training period or this could affect to the final airline´s decition about me working 4 them???

(I know it sounds a bit silly but it worries me!!! )

THANK YOU!!!
Most airlines require you to dress in appropriate business attire or at least smart casual (ie, no tie, but a shirt and trousers). Wearing jeans and trainers isn't seen as being professional and there would some question as to how you would be in wearing their uniform.

Again, with the airline I work for, you'd be told very promptly that the style of dress isn't appropriate and you'd be expected to present yourself more professionally.

Please don't take any of the above as me having a crack at you - just a perspective from this end.
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Old 9th Jan 2007, 18:36
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I have an interview with Jet2.com in newcastle any one else going?

Any more tips for me

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Old 10th Jan 2007, 11:59
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I have recently been offered 2 cabin crew interviews with longhaul airlines...BUT I am completely happy in my current cabin crew job, and don't really want to leave. The only reason I'm not happy is that it is only a PPY contract and I want to fly all year.

I have weighed up pros and cons for all 3 airlines, and my current airline wins by a mile, despite it being PPY.

Do you think it is worth going to the interviews anyway and see if the companies have something to offer me that I haven't thought of? Or do you think it is a waste of my, and the airlines, time??

Please help me, I don't think I'm capable of making this decision on my own!! ha ha!!

Thanks!!
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Old 10th Jan 2007, 17:09
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25 Metres aided or unaided?

Hi Folks!

Always wondered this one. When they put in recruitment ads "Able to swim at least 25 metres" does this mean aided (i.e: lifejacket) or unaided?

Any help?
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Old 10th Jan 2007, 22:37
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Vodkaholic, no harm in going along. If you are lucky enough to be offered one of the jobs, then you can make a much more informed decision then, because you will have a greater insight into the company.

Ground Star, you need to be able to swim 25m unaided. Most airlines will make ou do this with a life jacket aswell. Some airlines make you swim fully clothed, with sneakers/trainers. 25m seems to be the standard in the UK, in Australia, you need to swim at least 50m!

However the survival statistics for a heavy jet making open water ditching are fairly poor, so probably the only time you will ever need to demonstrate your ability is during trainging! What a pleasant thought to leave you with... sorry
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Old 12th Jan 2007, 14:14
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thanks I just want to fly!

and i think you are right....i will go along and see what they're all about!!!
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Old 27th Jan 2007, 19:07
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I don't think glasses are a problem in most companies these days as long as you have good vision whilst wearing them. Same with contacts.

If you want to give contacts a shot I would recommend talking to your optician. However, I personnaly use Night and Day lenses that I can wear ongoing for 30 days without having to take them out. They are absolutly brilliant! And I think the best option for crew cause of the long hours....and if you do longhaul the crew rest.

I believe it has been discussed before so a search might give you more ideas!
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Old 28th Jan 2007, 10:31
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Glasses v contacts

Hi Jenn. I alter glasses and contacts when I'm at work (depending on check in time...). Any airline who prefers one or the others should tell you but I only know of one airline that won't accept glasses and it's located in the far east (can't for the life of me remember the name of the airline, sorry). Basically, if you wear your glasses to an interview and they ask you if you would be willing to wear contacts if they hire you, say yes. Then run to the opticians afterwards. HTH, and good luck!

Ps, if you're going to a Virgin interview, make sure you wear nail varnish and do your hear as if you're working for them already. That means up in a bun/french fancy swishy up bit (sorry, don't know what they're all called) with no whispy bits. Wear some make up as well. Basically make sure you look like you belong. I'm sure you'll be fine though, let us know how it went.
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Old 28th Jan 2007, 11:45
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do airlines (in australia is where im looking for.. but all around the world will help still) hire people with braces? i dont have them yet. and my teeth arnt to bad yet, but im afraid they'll get worse, so i'd prefer to get braces soon. but yeh.. just wondering if airlines still hire people with braces or not?
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Old 28th Jan 2007, 12:28
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Hi there,

I don't know why any airline would have a problem with braces, but do check with the airline you want to apply to. Several of my colleagues have braces and they haven't had any problems. If you're concerned about it, would it be possible for you to wait until you have a job and get your braces later when you have a contract? Then your company couldn't do anything, as it would be victimisation for lack of a better word. Good luck with your applications, I'm sure you'll be fine.
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Old 29th Jan 2007, 18:08
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hair

hi jenn
dont worry about your hair ive just been accepted for thomson fly and i wear my hair short as long as its not hanging below your collar and smart and clean and tidy there will be no problem
if its coloured jen make sure you have no root regrowth and not a distinctive two colours also
as for weight no they didnt weigh me it must be based on just looking at you dont worry and good luck xx
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