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Old 9th Feb 2007, 19:14
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Try this link
https://baconnect.baplc.com

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it should work !

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Old 9th Feb 2007, 19:22
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I am afraid this is one of those dreary "what do you earn" type of questions. but would be really interested to know how the one fleet at LGW is settling in and how it has affected wages. sorry to ask, sounds a bit nosey, would love to work on a BA mixed fleet but would like a ball park of what I might earn ( if I'm offered anything that is!! )
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Old 9th Feb 2007, 19:27
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Thats the internal site ...
Have you just got in from a trip !!
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Ha ha ha will check for you ! Yeah your right so looks like it is internal at mo but watch this space !
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Old 9th Feb 2007, 23:14
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LGW pay

A simple search would have answered your queries guys...

I joined BA at LGW in July and my highest monthly pay so far has been 1200. It's more like 1000 a month after tax on average.

Great job and people. But I'm going to be leaving soon. Can't live on that.
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Old 10th Feb 2007, 10:39
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How is LGW salary made up?

Hi

Could somone help me answer the following.

I know at LGW you have the basic salary plus the 2.30 flight pay from when you report for duty to when you clock off. Are there any other allowances on top of this that make up what you receive at the end of the month (e.g. meal allowance, overnight allowance etc)? I assume you get a % of duty free sales but presumably this doesn't make a massive impact!!

Also what sort of a social life do you have downroute? Is everyone quite worried about money and so don't tend to go out that much or is it quite lively?

Thanks for your help
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Old 10th Feb 2007, 14:59
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Latest rumour on Galley fm is that recruitment done via LGW and crew transfer to LHR EF and so on and no more temps being taken on !
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Does BA not offer one rate for ground and then another rate for flying?
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Old 10th Feb 2007, 18:23
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Question British Airways LGW Recruitment

Hey guys

I,ve started filling in my BA application form but after consideration I,ve decided to take the risk of waiting for LHR recruitment. BA say that if you aplly for a position you cannot reapply within twelve months. If I withdraw my application will I still be able to apply for positions before the twelve months wait. I have not submitted the form yet and wondering is anyone in the same situation.
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Old 10th Feb 2007, 19:22
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LHR

Reading the posts here do I sit tight and wait for BA to open the temp LHR cabin crew for summer 2007, or is it only a rumour?? Gatwick is too far away from me, I need LHR.
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Old 10th Feb 2007, 21:21
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Apparently LHR is coming in March.Recruitment in LGW first as its not peoples first choice then LHR after. Makes sense actually. All people desperate for BA will apply straight away then when LHR recruits only those who did not apply for LGW can go for it.
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Old 11th Feb 2007, 16:07
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um really??

"apaddyinuk" glad you knew in advance that we'd be going to the Gatwick single fleet when it hadn't even been up for voting on - in actual fact my course was told that if the Single fleet was rejected we would probably be kept at LHR - it wouldn't be the first time temps have been kept on at LHR WW - and if you don't think we are being sold short at LGW have a look at my pay packet - the crew are fab but trust me some of you up the road have no idea what we have to put up with.
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Old 11th Feb 2007, 16:12
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I completed an online application for BA on Thursday. Could any one please tell me how long it takes them to get back to me.
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Old 11th Feb 2007, 22:34
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Is there a link to BA Connect recruitment? Wouldn't mind being LCY based!

Thinking of applying to BA LGW but the money seems less than what I'm on at EZY. But would love to work for a legacy airline, not sure if I should wait till LHR recruitment starts!
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BA recruitment

Hi there,

some help please! i see that BA are recruiting for LGW. I've never flown before but have good related experiecnce.i am a graduate in accounting but have always wanted to fly. would it be wise to apply or should i hang in for LHR recruitment drive? Also, do i have to live in London (i currently live in scotland) and whats the living situation/pay etc. like? some helpful guidance and insider info please! thanks
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Old 12th Feb 2007, 15:09
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Well Im sorry Matt...you were all screwed over BUT you applied for a TEMP position...there is no guarantees of anything after the 6 months and the very fact that you were offered a permanent contract in LGW is a bonus!

Your right, temps have been kept on in LHR WW in the past, but we are going back 10 years when things were very very very different. Im sorry if you feel hard done by but you were all misinformed, the rest of us knew exactly what was happening but a large number of the temps last summer just refused to listen and made it a little agenda! I must admit though, you were all a breath of fresh air the short time we had you!
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Old 12th Feb 2007, 15:32
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If I could just add my 2pence so to speak. If you are unsure whether to apply to LGW or not. PLEASE don't. Wait for LHR to come up.

If it's not what you want or where you want to be then concider the implications as transferring will take a long time.

Thats it.
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LGW or LHR??

Hi superboy,

thank you for your reply. So that a no no for LGW and hold out for LHR?? any other tips or advice? much appreciated!
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to superboy

also, who do you work for if you don't mind me asking? thanks !
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Old 13th Feb 2007, 10:43
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"apaddyinuk" actually I was offered a job on permanent EF LHR terms but BA cancelled our course - I know it's unique but..... I'm just saying I don't think even the company KNEW what was goign to happen (if we were misinformed it was by a CCM) it was all conjecture and Galley FM, despite that what's done is done, though SFG is hardly a bonus at 9k paycut from LHR WW I'm living on it til I can find something new or a transfer list (though it's been promised I won't hold my breath). And just an aside the last lot of temps to be kept on was 2 years ago not 10 - I spoke to one recently.

Sorry for my tone in these posts it's not personal I just feel that the company has really shat on the whole fleet - I feel more sorry for those that were incumbant at LGW and have to put up with it.

To those of you applying despite how grumpy I sound the fleet is full of amazing people if you want to work at LGW and await transfer to LHR it's probably your best bet of staying with the company as in future it is likely LHR will only recruit temps and then allocate you LGW if there is space as LGW is now NSP (Mainline BA Base) so many will be on a transfer list and jumping the gun would get BA in trouble with the Unions....again.

The money isn't great it's 9942 per annum basic (awaiting decision on whether this gets a 4.6% rise backdated to this feb) with various increments after periods of service. 2.32 an hour flight pay likely to increase to 2.43 soon which is paid from your report time until your clear from your trip back at base (you always get a minimum of 16.24 though even if a MAN there and back). Overnight allowance 6.72 / overtime is after 10.5 hours and is paid at 6.72 also and this doubles arfter 12.5 hours I believe. Dead heading is paid at 17.00 ish an hour and rest day working is paid a one of bonus of 89 ish you also get a paultry singel share of DF sales (no extra for being an operator though). If you're careful you can clear around 1100-1300 net a month.

On this you can't really afford to live in London (somewhere nice anyway!) (I'm trying) and there is no need- excellent train services to all the local places (Horley, Rehill etc etc) and after 6 months (when staff travel kicks in) many choose to commute via flight from all over the country (actually all over the world.) though if you do this you should be aware that on home standby you have 90 mins to report so you will probably have to put yourself up.

Purser promotion is good some 10 month old employees just got it and that ups your Basic to around 13000 pa (on the first rung of the ladder)

It's a lovely friendly little base with some gem routes - it is less money than EZY would be paying though. However you have to make a decison about the long term (if that's waht you're in it for) as transfer to LHR is supposed to be more frequent now and will put you annual income up by about 9k from a new entrant at LGW. I am "hodling out" to see if things improve financially or if the Xfer list gets in motion otherwise I can't see myself doign it long term.
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