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Old 21st Feb 2007, 12:16
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Actually ba just announced that they have ordered 4 777 200er which to be delivered in 2009 after t5 opens , for expansion and nothing about the replacement of 747 / 767 . With 737's needing replaced we will find out soon.
LGW will be expanding on lh routes and waterside are in all favour for LGW to expand which needs to happen .
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Old 21st Feb 2007, 13:08
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flyer55, the order announced today is just a bridging order that will allow immediate, small expansion from the end of next year/very early 2009. the full order for 35-60 aircraft will be announced around early summer time. they are currently evaluating the 777/787/747-800/A380/A330 and A350XWB.

again, these aircraft will be LHR based, because that is where 99% of the company's focus is, not 35 miles down the road.
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Old 21st Feb 2007, 17:30
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Flyer your commitment is a credit to you but BA boi is spot on again. These aircraft plus any big orders will not arrive before late 2009 - 2010 and beyond, it is doutbful that you will operate any of these aircraft. That is why with regard to SH the EMB 190 would be in with a shout as they would be prepared to divert a/c to BA. Your immediate problem is 737 replacement and that is the only deal that is under consideration.
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Old 22nd Feb 2007, 09:36
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Just out of interest the EMB, how big is it? I'm slightly tall at 6ft3" would I be able to fit in one of these? I used to work the 757 and had to duck under all those damn TV screens, esp the one at the front! Just wondering IF it did come to LGW that I would have cause not to work it
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Old 22nd Feb 2007, 10:09
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Is this an EMB ?

The Embraer 145 is mainly operated on flights within the UK and from the UK to Europe; it carries a maximum of 49 passengers and has a range of 831 miles.
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Old 22nd Feb 2007, 12:03
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Correct but they were talking about the Embraer ERJ 190-195 which is bigger and looks totally different! I'll see if I can attach a picture

This is the ERJ 190
http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1167023/M/

And inside
http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1162529/M/

FBW

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Old 22nd Feb 2007, 13:03
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Tofster I have exactly the same problem, I am 6ft 5in and am really struggling on the 737 since I came down from LHRWW in Dec, one of these days I am gonna get concussed with the amount of times that I bang my head on the damn thing. Not a lot can be done though I guess
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Old 22nd Feb 2007, 14:40
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LGW Aircraft .

Thanks flybywire , it's a lovely looking Aircraft !!
Watch out LHR ..the Glamour is at LGW .

Only joking I love both bases , As I have been on flights as a Passenger from both and you would never think there was any money issues with the crew as there always polite . I think I would like to apply for Temp 6 Months at LHR , to pay my overdraft off .

And then I wouldn't mind going down to LGW ...loads of beach Parties down route . Just a little question do you get many Long Haul trips or do the crew who decided to stay at LGW get all the trips and as I live in London I don't mind early starts etc.. but can you bid to work later flights ? Thanks for Info , It's so funny I look at the BA website everyday going should I or Not . But I'm going to wait until the 8th to Apply as six months temp LHR would be good , But then again I might not be kept on and for someone who has been flying for 8 yrs and always on Perm Contract it worries me . Oh the Drama lol ..

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Old 22nd Feb 2007, 14:54
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just to remind you that the 6 month contracts at LHR is a rumour and waiting for a rumour to come true is not the best option. I was one of those temps who went to LHR for 6 months though i was going thru my emails and i saw the congratulations email i got from BA....and guess what the date was.... 3rd of feb starting two months later. Its now nearly into March and still no recruitment for the temp contracts . LHR is very overcrewed at the moment with all the transfers from LGW WW to LHR WW.
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Old 22nd Feb 2007, 15:08
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MMM.. cheers for Info , Hope everything works out for you , It's a little bad to make you wait that long .

I failed my interview for LHR in 2005 , Then I applied in 2006 but silly me applied to early so the computer rejected my Application . So now it's 2007 and a friend of a friend who works in recruitment said i could apply in Feb , So I think I'm going to wait till March to apply just to be on the safe side as that rejection email is not nice and then it's another 12 months to wait . And I need to get some examples ready as my interview was so so bad , Anyone who passes that 45 min interview is a star . It's intense with loads of ?????
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Wow, that sounds tough! i am also holding out for LHR rather than apply for LGW cc. can you give examples of the kinds of questions they ask you in the interviews and what you are going to do this year to prepare?
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Old 22nd Feb 2007, 15:43
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It's so simple they are all the same questions on your application form , also Easy if you can remember them when your nervous . But you just need to go over and over them in your head so they do sound true , like I would lie about my examples lol..

Here is one Question ,how would you save the company money? " Make sure the passengers are are always happy and they will come back " . As I said before it's just your application form all over again with more example's .

And they do like to ask you loads of question ,but once your finished with your example they will pause which will feel like forever . But don't say anything more just keep smiling until the next bomb shell question also don't go back on yourself , if they say have you ever had an argument with someone at work , you know you always say NO !! , this is what I did but then she said come on your been flying a while you must of . So I lied and said yes and made this stupid example up and you could see by her face "Wrong Answer" honey .

And learn the product , Did you know BA was the first airline to introduce the fully flat bed in bussiness and if you say BA use that term in the whole interview but the older crew still prefer British Airways then BA !!

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Old 11th Mar 2007, 00:54
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Bring on BA LHR .

Well now that LGW Single fleet is now closed , let's hope LHR comes up in April .
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Old 11th Mar 2007, 09:55
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how long?

if ba are recruiting for summer temps, then in order for the trainin to start and everythin how long does it take them to get back to you? i filled in a form on thursday1
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Old 11th Mar 2007, 18:53
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Hey guys. Yes LGW now closed anyone any idea if LHR will recruit soon. Friend from LHR EF told me they will recruit EF LHR in March she was nearly certain it will be permanent contract. Any one any idea on this or is it just galley fm working overtime???
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Old 11th Mar 2007, 19:36
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It's probably Galley FM working over time. As ALWAYS with BA when you see it on bajobs.com then you can know it to be true.

My personal opinion is, don't hold your breath for recruitment into LHR. If they needed cc for summer whether it be permanent or temp they would've started recruiting by now. I could be wrong but like I said just my honest opinion.

However I hope it works out for you.
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Old 11th Mar 2007, 21:37
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Hey Japanair ..
I have heard the same thing from a ex LGW long haul crew member who is now LHREF and he told me not to apply to LGW and to wait .

But it Might be Galley FM as Superboy said , Fingers crossed hey . It will be funny when it does come up as I think BA Computer system might freeze up , With all us waiting
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Old 11th Mar 2007, 22:27
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guys i hope there isnt recruitment for LHR ...i am crew at LGW and personally if i find BA recruits for LHR despite what they ve been saying then i ll be submitting my notice the day I see it. Now we are on the NSP and an official mainline base, recruitment will be done from LGW to LHR so there will be a steady transfer of crew from base to another. If they do it then it will be fair for everyone. There was rumours as usual that they will get temps like last year! Well its clear now that no temps will come as its mid march and getting late for summer season! Dont rely on galley fm in order to sort your future!
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Old 14th Mar 2007, 17:13
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LHR Recruitment

Hi guys,

Any word on temp recruitment with LHR now that the recruitment drive for LGW has closed? cheers!
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Old 14th Mar 2007, 19:07
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why would they recruit at LHR when they are so overcrewed opening lists for transfers to EF from WW for anyone who wants and having crew hanging around on 24avail! guys i know LGW isnt the perfect place to be but if you waited for LGW to close so LHR can start you might have to wait for sometime!
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