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Old 11th Jul 2007, 19:31
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hello jay_solo can only answer one of your questions
training is also on weekends may get one sat or sunday off but over all its very random which i think there trying to reflect what life is like in the crew world!! when it comes to rostering anyway!
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Old 12th Jul 2007, 10:37
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I am at LRH EF AND 1500 pounds allowances a month is average,i had a weeks leave and my days off a couple of months ago and still achieved 1300 in allowances.Anything between 1300 and 2000 allowances a month is the norm,and i do not bid for swiss routes!!
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Old 12th Jul 2007, 10:48
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Sorry am at LHR EF!!still early in morning!!
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Old 12th Jul 2007, 14:01
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Ba Lgw

Hi everyone

I see BA are recruiting for LGW crew again.

I currently fly charter and average take home pay inc allowances etc is usually around 1200-1500 month.

Is anyone here with BA LGW now and could tell me what the pay, conditions, trips are like please? Would it be worth the move?

Cheers!
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Old 12th Jul 2007, 14:29
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Hi everyone, i'm in need to know a few things,
if based at LGW do you get a mixture of lh/sh flights or can u just do lh or just do sh? would really appreciate a reply?? xx
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Old 12th Jul 2007, 14:55
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Lgw

Hi there,

At Lgw you do a mixture of Long and Short haul flights, what were finding at the moment is a lot of New people are going sick for shorthaul so prepared you are signing up for both!!!!!

The take home pay is between 1100 and 1600 depending on the trips.

Shorthaul trip's can be really nice as well we do

Ams
Mrs (layover in the winter) Means you get day off down route
Gva
Blq (layover in the summer)
Abz (layover in the summer)
Tls
Man
Edi
Gla.

On the longhaul the trips range from 3 to 7 days and are as follows

Anu
Bgi
Kin
Bda
Atl
Iah
Dfw
Tpa
Mco

Don't think I have missed any out!!!

Lgw is a really young base and people are always up for a good time, the state side trips can be a little tiresome but are good money.

Hope this helps.
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Old 12th Jul 2007, 14:59
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Forgot to mention,

There is also a bidding system on your preference and crew who have been here for less than one year are finding that they are getting really good rosters, so your senority is going up quite quickly at the moment.

From my point of view it is nice to have a mixture as the long haul is very knackering and sometimes on short haul you may only do a jer or a man there and back just all depends.
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Old 12th Jul 2007, 16:56
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lGW

thanks, very helpful, i previously worked as crew for FCA shorthaul at BRS as i live 20mins away. i have done my BA application and its ready to send off, just not sure if i should ina way because i would commute from the southwest, bout 3 hours away and not sure if this would be worth traveling for shorthaul? shorthaul flights sound lovely though compared to what i was doing at FCA. do you work for BA at LGW?
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Old 12th Jul 2007, 17:02
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would it be worth doing, if i stay overnight prior to my flight?
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Old 12th Jul 2007, 18:04
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Guys, if you're planning on commuting whilst on shorthaul you do need to bear in mind that although possible, it can be pretty tough - yes we do have a bidding system where you can request trips & days off BUT it may not always work ; you need to bear in mind that it is entirely possible (and likely, to be honest) that you will be rostered a whole week of 'there&backs' (no nightstops). Occasionally, despite requesting it, you may not get any trips at all.

There are a lot of nice trips knocking about (we nightstop pretty much everywhere on Eurofleet LHR/LGW, with exceptions) but there are many more crew than trips available as I'm sure you'll appreciate...another thing to bear in mind is that due to union rules mandating a minimum amount of 'rest' between flights, you may find that if you're delayed on a LHR-CDG-LHR flight, the onward 'link' flight to your nightstop (LHR-LIS, for instance) may get re-allocated to another crew. This means you're off the trip, and sometimes off the entire 3-day trip; please bear these things in mind.

I'm not discouraging commuting since many on shorthaul do so, you just need to be made aware of these potential problems.
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Old 12th Jul 2007, 20:20
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Hi ratty8587,
Yes I am Lgw, there is a lot of people who advertise rooms from 15.00 a night so this might be worth baring in mind.
I know people who are full time who commute from Man, Gla and even Italy, no it's not ideal but you can make it work.
We have a lot of fix links at Lgw therefore because of this I have lost two night stops in 3 and half years. (fix links are when you stay with the same aircraft and pilots).
If you are looking to commute there is means and ways, one thing to do is get on the good side of scheduling Ie when you have standby's call them and ask for trips I always do this and have had a lot of trips out of doing so.
Also the roster swop's some people may want there and backs to be at home with kiddies or other reason's.
Yes you may get a week of shorthaul but my advice is really take notice of what they tell you in training about the bidding and also ask fellow crew member's to explain as much as they can as your bidding determines your lifestyle get it right and your laughing.
As for less trips than Crew, At the moment a lot of purser's are been called for long haul trips as Purser as they are short of main crew yes this will not always be the case but to be honest we have so many more trips now that there is a fair share for everybody and like I said your seniority goes up very quickly. For example there was a training course that started in June and already there is three more courses planned between July and September so already within a few months there seniority will go up.
Anymore questions please let me know..
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Old 13th Jul 2007, 08:43
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snxlou101 isn't FCO (rome) a nightstop this summer? I haven't been flying for ages so I do not know what Carmen says but I thought we had started FCO nightstops too...
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Old 13th Jul 2007, 09:07
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FCO

I have FCO nightsop in July, after a GVA there/back.
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Old 13th Jul 2007, 10:43
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Yes sorry I forgot about that one, Fco is on a trial basics so hopefully we will get to keep it, it was nice to get this one after losing a few shorthaul nightstops so fingers crossed.
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Old 13th Jul 2007, 15:07
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I just had a great 3 day FCO.

Day 1 : LGW - FCO
Day 2 : FCO - LGW - FCO
Day 3 : FCO - LGW

Don't know how I got it but definitely will not complain.

Also I was under the impression that we only have FCO for the summer ie. June, July, August. I guess we will have to wait and see.
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Old 14th Jul 2007, 11:20
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lgw training

Hi

Im new to all this. Just got my start date for lgw and wondering if anyone can tell me where my training will take place, as i am trying to book my accomodation and want to be located as close as i can.

Thanks tinks.
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Old 14th Jul 2007, 12:16
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LHR Training

Hi, Does anyone know
how many people can be on one training course at a time?
how many courses can they run at a same time?

Jarvis
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Old 14th Jul 2007, 15:22
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Hey Jarvis,

I'm training at LHR at the moment and there are 21 of us on our course. Seems to be the same amount on other courses. There are 3 courses (I think) running and we all started on a Monday, a week apart.

Hope this helps.
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Old 14th Jul 2007, 16:20
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hello jetgirl just wondering when was your start date as im doing my training as well lhr and ive got 21 in my group???? maybe on the same course??????
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Old 14th Jul 2007, 17:10
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Started on the 18th. I'm always hanging around the smoking bus shelter!
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