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Old 1st Jun 2007, 11:16
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Longhaul courses for converstions from Euro fleet to world wide start on the 2nd of july with another on the 9th.
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Old 1st Jun 2007, 11:27
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don't mean conversion courses, new entrant course start dates I am after for WW
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Old 1st Jun 2007, 14:46
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Uniform Appointments

Any one booked in for there uniform fitting? I have my training date on the 2nd of July, but they can only fit me in on the 23rd July! Looks like its hectic over at BA. Busy busy busy! So be warned everyone they are busy for dates!
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Old 1st Jun 2007, 14:53
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Uniforms

Yeah - I have the same problem. I am booked in just after you on the same date...

Starting to feel more real now!!!
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Old 1st Jun 2007, 16:14
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If you're near LHR, try just swinging past uniform stores and giving it a bash. They'll often try and fit you in if they can. The term "uniform fitting" is a bit misleading. It's more like when you go in to a highstreet store, tell them your sizes, go to a dressing room to try them on and then change them if they don't fit. It takes about an hour - maybe a tad more - but the involvement of the BA staff there is minimal. They just hand you stuff.

So again, if you're nearby and have time to spare, just nip past.
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Old 1st Jun 2007, 17:08
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You are hoping, if you want worldwide heathrow on a permanent basis. At the very best you'd be offered it on a six month basis with the offer of a single fleet LGW offered at the end of it. Your best bet is eurofleet LHR then put your name on the transfer list . If you get in before November this year you will be able to put your name on the tranfer list and might make it to worldwide within 2 1/2 - 3 years if thats what you want.
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Old 1st Jun 2007, 17:22
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RE Luggage, you're right in that BA don't give us suitcases any more.

The uniform guidelines dictate that we should have a navy blue or black suitcase (recommended hard-shell) and a similar coloured wheelie bag for carry-on luggage.

We're also told we're not allowed stickers on the cases.

Of course, people do put stickers on their bags and some people even use bags of questionable colour.

You'll get a 10% discount at Rolling Luggage in the terminals for cases, or you can use Express Baggage on Bath Road for cheap check-in bags.
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Old 1st Jun 2007, 20:18
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thanks a lot for your help you are a Star
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Old 1st Jun 2007, 21:11
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Hi All

could someone give me the dimentions for the suitcase and the wheelly bag? I am in the same situaion as AMS-LHR, people from work wants to get me them but i dont know what the measurments should be. Most appreciated!
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Old 1st Jun 2007, 22:06
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yes I mean the temp WW position, any ideas when the next course starts???
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Old 1st Jun 2007, 23:07
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TravelPro luggage...

AMS-LHR,

I would highly recommend Travelpro luggage Mate for when you get flying.I've been using their stuff for the last 14yrs & never had a problem.

Travelpro luggage tends to be a little bit more pricey & less widely available than Samsonite or Delsey etc but,it's much more hard wearing & durable in my opinion.

Almost all of their wheelie bags are full of handy pockets & best of all a folding shirt hanger so you can iron your work shirts at home before your trip,then they are kept nice in your wheelie until you need them downroute.

Hope this help!

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Old 2nd Jun 2007, 04:57
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Hey Guys,

Me again! had interview last week. Not sure how it went. Felt really relaxed with the interviewers but dont know how it went. They were laughing a lot with me which everyone says is good but think I might have not done so gr8 in some questions. Anyone who has gottten the job, what is the title in the email when u get the jod. I know when its a no it says "result of assesment", just wondering is it the same just so I know whether to open it or not!
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Old 2nd Jun 2007, 09:35
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title of the email

Hello

The title of the email is the same: result of the assesment. You shouldnt take long in hear from them though. Good luck!

Anyone has an idea when more people for courses after august are gonna be called?

Thanks
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Old 2nd Jun 2007, 11:29
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mine was...

"Important - Your offer details"!
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Old 3rd Jun 2007, 10:21
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Wink AMS

You will get a roster for your last week of the month dont worry. Get that bidding done brfore around the 9/10th of Sept to make sure you get some good stuff in the last week of Sept as thet is when the bidding window closes.

"BA have some of the best trainers in the industry"

I TOTALLY AGREE - (takes a bow!!!!!)
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Just a question is the list for lhr ww open now? to place your name down or is fairly soon as i start in june and was going to put my name down as soon as poss to wait for the 3yrs bestowed on me lol
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Emboogie!

There is a list running at the moment which is closed to new entrants. In August the "new" lists will open and you will be able to register for WW (or anywhere else for that matter!) This list should become active in October and then its a waiting game.

If you have not achieved WW by two years from October the list is scrapped and a new one will be opened which again you will put your name on.
Every two years the list is re-opened.

Hope that makes sense!!
To give you an idea, there are transfers taking place from Euro to WW at the moment, they are transferring folk who joined in January 2005 so about two and a half years service.

The list sometimes comes down to 18 months service and sometimes goes as high as 4 years service. Its just the luck of the draw for how many they need.

One thing to bear in mind though is that Eurofleet is the new Worldwide with regards to desirability! For the first time in years (if ever) there are more people waiting to come to Eurofleet LHR from WW than want to go in the opposite direction!

You will of course be able to make your own mind up after a coupole of years flying Euro but about 50% of people being called for transfer to WW at the moment ARE TURNING IT DOWN!!

You can go for Purser after 3 years on Eurofleet and this is a big pay rise which will see you earning more than if you were main-crew on WW and you get to fly in charge!

Good Luck
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Old 3rd Jun 2007, 15:41
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British Airways to recruit direct into WW fleet!

Hey peeps... if you are thinking of starting a flying career with BA well good news we will be recruiting into WW soon so keep your eyes peeled on the website... www.britishairwaysjobs.co.uk it wont be advertised for long so LOOK every day! interviews will possibily begin begining of july... GOOD LUCK to you all that apply!
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Old 4th Jun 2007, 20:49
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Flyerlad

Hi Flyerlad
Thanks for the info. Good news. Do you mind me asking how you know this??!
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Old 4th Jun 2007, 22:57
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one thing to bear in mind about lhr ww recruitment, ba are still offerinf this internaly to all scottish ground staff who are out of a job, the date for closing for them in the end of june, so dont expect ba to recruit b4 then as these guys will be in pole position. it depends on how many of them take the job as to how many people they will recruit externaly for. and the amount of ground staff that are taking the job i would doubt even if ba will need to recruit ecternaly for lhr ww.
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