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Old 24th May 2007, 09:39
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Oh little Gary from BMED?

It's Andy from Cathay...

Be good to see a friendly face!
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Little Gary, Gary yes! little NO! Bet you glad to be leaving Cathay!!!

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Old 24th May 2007, 09:48
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Thumbs up thanks flybee

hi flybee...

thanks soo much for the information you posted, thats really sweet of you. at least the rest of us who still have assesment days have an idea of what to expect.

ive just booked a day for my assessment, but im still soooo nervous...

also what would you advise to wear, do u have to dress up in a suit, or can u dress up in trousers and a decent shirt?
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Old 24th May 2007, 09:54
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Handed in my notice today and everyone keeps bursting into tears...bizarre!

Quite looking forward to leaving Cathay now as things seem to be going through a bit of a turbulent time.

Do you know of anyone else from our group that has got through?
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I dont know anyone else who got through. Would be nice to see a few familiar faces. Everyone on our assesment day were so nice so be nice if they all got the jobs too!!!
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Old 24th May 2007, 10:13
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I know - it was such a lovely bunch.

I'm not sure either but I guess we'll find out on the day. Not sure if my "sister" got through. Hope so!

Still, we'll know each other so that's a good start!
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sorry to be a pain...

hey congrats on getting through...you must be soo relieved.

sorry to be pain, but can i just ask what you wore for the assesment day? do u have to go dressed up in a suit?
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Old 24th May 2007, 10:48
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Dress code

They always recommend smart office attire - I had a suit on with a shirt and tie but some guys just wore trousers and shirt/tie.
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re: getting cut off half way through a question, it happened loads to me, incredibly off putting!! However, I got the job so maybe I just talk too much
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Old 24th May 2007, 11:00
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yap yap yap

They do say to you when you start that if you have answered the question or repeat a previous example that they will stop you.

Don't worry about it!!!
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Old 24th May 2007, 11:29
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Hi there!!, Im a Rolac friend.....

and both will join BA EuroF LHR at same time, abandoning Iberia after near 4 years. I like the work here but destinations are not very varied as it is in BA, but after 3 years and a half I take some rights and I want to know some things of BA, to take the right decision.

I have some doubts, I get some rights in IB;

permanent contract
free unlimited tickets to every IB destinations
16 free unlimited tickets to every IB destinations for whoever I decide.
12 free unlimited tickets for whoever I decide.
12 for my childs.
6 free tickets if I travel with them for 3 more people from my family.
Discounts in hotels and car rental around the world.

12 free days in short haul. 17,593 GBP at beginning
14 free days in long haul. 23,687 GBP at beginning

30 days for holidays in to parts of 15 that if you organize correctly could be 21 days each part..

Could anyone tell me about rights in BA and how long takes to have it?, whether BA is best or not in that kind of things....

Is true that you can ask for destinations you prefer?.
Do you receive the schedule with 2 months in advance?.
Do you have medical insurance?
Money?.
Rights?.
Tickets?.
I am thinking in live in the continent. Is it possible?.

Thank you very much, I hope you will help me to take the right decision, Rolac is dazzled for the fame of BA, but I like to take decisions with the most and best information in my hand.
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Congratulations...

Congratulations AMS

Have they given you a date yet???

We'll all be in there around the same time by the looks of things!!!

Woo hoo
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to savy...

its my pleasure and if you do have more questions feel free to pm me...
about dress code, i would recommend suit with tie, nice and smart
all the best for your assesment day.......its ok to be nervous but dont be tooooooo nervous. that wont help you in any way. all the best cheeeers
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hi ams

do you have an ok already???? did you get the job already??
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Old 24th May 2007, 12:19
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aww thanks, it really does help when someones genuinley supportive...

i may just stick to my skirt suit, wthout the jacket see how it goes...

but i'm more worried bout the presentation, i was really bad at university presentations...but oh well...

so when do u start...?
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You dont have to do the presentation Savvy, it is done for you by a serving BA member of staff. Dont Panic. Its a slide show really and it will answer all the questions you may have. You just sit and watch it. Oh and JMHO but I would definately wear a jacket if you have one. It looks so much smarter and you can always take it off, but if you dont have it, you may wish you had the option when you see everyone else!

And AMS-LHR ........Fantastic News! Well done you!

Lulu
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Pax on plane

Hi

I am interested to know how many pax are on BA planes. I currently work for a charter with A320, 19, 21, B757 and 767 and would be interested to know the difference in seats on planes i.e on our 320 its 180 pax (a tight squeeze when full load lol). I heard its less in a BA cabin but wasn't sure if true.

Also I'm dreading going through training again. I was wondering if the pre-course pack was good for lessoning the load during training e.g location diagrams, drills and stuff.

Cheers all

Good luck to any people starting training.
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Old 24th May 2007, 17:38
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Configurations across our short-haul fleet are changing - I believe new, light-weight seats are being installed on our 757s & Airbus a/c (and perhaps the 767 at some point). As these seats are also slimmer, they allow an extra row of 6 abreast in the Euro Traveller section...that's what I believe, don't quote me on it....

As a result, the figures I am about to give you are likely to change...you may need to +6 seats to the figures below...

A319....124

A320.....148

A321....194

757....180

767....252

The figures are approximate....depends on the Club loads on the day.

Regarding pre-course materials, since I joined a few years ago my information may be out of date; the pack I was sent had no location diagrams/SEP at all...it was purely commercial information. Now that I remember, galley diagrams were included but they were of practically no use in preparation as we were not examined on knowledge of galley stowages
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Old 24th May 2007, 17:53
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Hi 1st class....fab news for you!!At British Airways we do not have to do location diagrams!!!!
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Old 24th May 2007, 18:35
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Wow thanks for the info.

No location diagrams wow. That sounds good. Hated learning them but there must be a catch lol something even harder
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