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Old 21st Jul 2007, 20:11
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Whilst on training...late is late, no exceptions. This is also the case once online, in the event of a major event (i.e. M25 closure, amenisty is sometimes granted). Once your uniform is issued, your have to wear in line with uniform regulations which will be covered on the course and also in details available from the intranet (booklets are subject to availablity).

If you are wearing your own clothes the dress code is business attire, for the guys I'd wear a tie at least on day one. Play it by ear after that.
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Old 22nd Jul 2007, 15:56
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Supprt that lookimg smart is worth a good start. Some of the guys and girls at CBK turn up as if they have been out on the pull and only recently left the club to come straight here. I can assure you that those turning out smartly during the civies days are noted. Good luck.
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Old 22nd Jul 2007, 18:37
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Help!

Hello everybody! im new to this forum but have few questions for people who have started training or are about to....

Im one of those who got the job for lgw then put in lhr holdpool then 2 weeks ago offered lgw for september which i accepted as would love to work for ba but whn they rang me i was so shocked i forgot to ask a few things when you do your training i know some of its at gatwick and some at lhr but in which order and how many weeks at each one? as i need to book my accomodation. also somebody told me that when you do your sep they put you into a hotel is this true?? will they send me anything the post with this info or ring me atall?

im so confused and would really appreciate some help

thanks guys! xxx
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Old 22nd Jul 2007, 18:50
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Hi - just completed my LGW training - we were provided with hotel accomodation whilst training at LHR and BA bussed us to LHR and back to LGW each week. We also got training allowances which helped bump up the wages We were at LHR Wednesday, Thursday and Friday one week (2 nights in hotel) then back the next Monday through to Friday (4 nights). You get a daily allowance for both training days at LGW and also at LHR.

Good luck for your course - back from my 777 supernumerary this morning and loved every bit of it - looking forward to the mix of long and short haul flying and the crews I have met so far are brilliant!
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Old 22nd Jul 2007, 21:06
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Thanks and you too!
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Old 22nd Jul 2007, 22:30
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Welcome DC-10! Shall see you at my room party soon no doubt...welcome to SFLGW!
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Old 22nd Jul 2007, 22:36
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Does anyone know the address for LHR uniform fitting that they can PM me....

Many Thanks.
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Old 23rd Jul 2007, 10:47
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Lhr Ef Pay

Hi,

reading various posts about net pay alt LHR EF I found big discrepancies between figures given by different people.
The basic pay (for junior cabin crew) is 10499 which net should be approx. 750.00 per month.
What about allowances??? ....I have seen posts where it seems you take home 1700 -1800 net including basic salary and other which state you can get an averagae of minimum 1300 to 1700 per moth just in allowances....Obviously allowances varies depending on trips etc. however the all thing is a bit confusing.
So my questions is:
When working a full month (with NO sick or holiday leave) what's the net allowances pay...minimum - average - and maximum?

thanks to all
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Old 23rd Jul 2007, 10:54
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hi
the amount you get in allowances will depend on what type of roster u get.
an average of allowances at euro lhr would be about 1200, u could earn upto 1600 but that is rare, iof you had a whole month of early moring there and backs you would only get about 400 which is very very bad!!! and with leave or sickness about 800.
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Old 23rd Jul 2007, 11:04
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thanks lovethesky.

I'd like to think it is very unlikely you get the all month of there and back..how often does it happen?
It seems that the most profitable routes are swiss, german, swedish flights/trips.
If you are speaker, lets say in french and german are you more likely to get theese destinations when bidding or not?
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Old 23rd Jul 2007, 13:07
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hi the most lucative trips are the swiss and german ones, but if u were to do a 3 day 8 sector uk trip with cat turnarounds then you wil be
the bidding is done on computer so the fact that you speak the language of the country doesnt mean u will go there.

allowances are 46 % taxable, so 54% tax free and then 46% at normal tax rate. i think at gatwick the horly rate is tax free??im not sure!! but if it is it wont be long b4 the tax man wants his share!!
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Old 23rd Jul 2007, 17:44
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CAT=Central Area Turnaround.....if you arrive into heathrow and are operating another service out of heathrow if there is less than 2 and a half hours before your next flight you go to the CAT lounge which is airside instead of back to the compass centre...BA do pay you nearly 30 pounds for each visit to the cat lounge...i have a 3 day 8 sector trip next week with 3 cat payments in it....fab 90 pounds before i even start with allowances..........
It is all quite complicated all will be explained on your coarse...good luck ams-lhr!!
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Old 23rd Jul 2007, 17:46
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ams-lhr... you do not get charged anything for using the crew card...the very thought of it !!
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Old 23rd Jul 2007, 19:22
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my goodness AMS-LHR, do you not think it would be a good idea to wait and find out some information when you start your inital course. Like kids at christmas who sneak a look at their pressies....you'll have nothing to look forward to on the day!
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Old 24th Jul 2007, 12:42
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AMS.......There not flat front they have one pleat...to be fair I find them a small fit and take a larger size than normal...so if you think you may have added a inch on your waist bear this in mind....
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Male....not wore a waist coat yet...so can't help on that one..
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Old 24th Jul 2007, 13:50
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I found that on most of my uniform items I had to go up a size so I would say they are a small fit - love my waistcoat as it seems to hold in my ever expanding waist! Don't worry too much about the sizes though - you try everything on and they make sure it looks good.

Good luck for your first day - try not to be nervous as the trainers do all they can to make you feel at ease.
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Old 25th Jul 2007, 18:45
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Hi Everyone,

Can anyone give me any info on LGW. Average salary, how likely you are to get your bids etc.

Any info on any aspects of LGW would be greatly appreciated.

Many Thanks

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Old 25th Jul 2007, 19:00
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All waiting for course dates

Have just found out today course dates for the last UK based staff being redeployed to CC this may give you some indication as to when yours may take place.....
24 people 24th Sept
24 people 29th Oct
24 people 5th Nov
24 people 14th Nov
That then takes us till end of Dec so maybe they will start to organise external courses staight after this???
hope this helps
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Goddess of Dawn any news yet???
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Old 25th Jul 2007, 19:39
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hi, to answer your question with regard to our salary...yes it greatly depends on your monthly allowances, in LGW i am taking home an average of 900 pounds in allowances every month this summer - we are very busy at the moment -on top of my basic salary, without rest day working, sick days or leave... so its about 1700 pounds in my payslip. Back in may i used to take home 6-700 quid in allowances alone. It does not always matter if it is long haul or short haul..a three day Houston for example can trigger less allowances than a three day trip in Europe. Our bidding system is quite articulate as it is for Eurofleet, it will be explained during training but above all, you learn how it works while you use it, your average satisfaction is 60% and it depends on your seniority, on day one of your flying career its unlikely to get a 5 day trip to Barbados....but it can happen on your second month ..like it happened to me...so its also luck! Hope it helps!
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