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Old 1st Feb 2007, 18:30
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British Airways - Wannabes & Recruitment

Hi everyone!

Im just wondering do you have to have a lot of flying experience to work as cabin crew for british airways? Also, how fast are people promoted ( from JCC to IFS etc...), and what are the hotels and overnights like?

Hope to hear from you soon!

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Old 1st Feb 2007, 20:33
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12 months minimum was the usual criterion; promotion - varies, but generally, SLOW. Shorthaul - minimum 2.5 years, probably more (depends on the company's needs, which constantly change). Longhaul - varies, but usually much longer (10 years +)...
Hotels vary from acceptable to luxurious...most are in the city centre, with a few exceptions (Istanbul, close to airport, Stockholm - Uppsala). We use the usual brands (Intercont, Sheraton, Hilton and of course, the fab Holiday Inn).
Not sure what info you need regarding 'overnights'? Social scene downroute varies enormously...longhaul crew generally disappear into their caves (sorry, hotel rooms) until it's time to report again. Some shorthaul crew do the same, although it's 50/50; you can have some outrageous nights out - room parties followed by clubbing/pub crawls and then back to more room parties...on other nights, you'd better bring your laptop & DVDs....
Trips vary from 2-sector 3-day trips (LHR-ATH-LHR) to 8-sector 3-day trips (good for money, although you may end up slashing your wrists)...
On balance though, I'm very happy at BA LHR; lots of variety in routes, trips & crew. Probably the best terms & conditions of any UK airline...
Not sure when we're next recruiting, although rumours are flying around that LHR shorthaul recruitment is around the corner.
Hope that helps...
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Old 1st Feb 2007, 21:41
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Thanks a million! That info helps a lot as BA is sometimes a bit hazy regarding crew experience requirements!

Hope you enjoy your next trip!
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Old 2nd Feb 2007, 12:59
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management have said that recruitment would be as temp lhr sh only and when the temp period is up permanent contract at lgw sf will be offered
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Old 2nd Feb 2007, 13:44
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If that's the way forward as far as recruiting new entrants is concerned, I feel VERY lucky to have joined BA as permanent LHR.....not sure what LGWSF is like - I'm sure the peeps are a blast (young, eager etc.) but I can't help feeling a bit sorry for them..
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Old 4th Feb 2007, 22:05
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hahaha,i dont blame you mate, i work at SFGatwick and i think its pretty horrible.... crew are lovely but what the company does there goes further than what you can think! name it and its done! 3 crew on s/h...done 1 down in longhaul done.... paid pretty bad for working a lot harder ....done. with all due respect... it doesnt feel like BA..maybe it isnt..i dont know if recruitment will be via LGW it d make sense...though knowing BA managerment i am sure they wont do it as they would do nothing that made sense and everything to piss off the crew!
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Old 4th Feb 2007, 22:11
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and baneboi can i ask you something? I ve heard this rumour going round about recruitment via LGW....though at the same time i ve heard an other rumour( quite strong) that LHR EF perm is just around the corner.One seems to contradict the other..Where did u get your info from?....i believe the summer season is not far and within a months time we d see what BA plans are
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Old 6th Feb 2007, 20:33
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BA Need 700 temps for LHR Worldwide Summer 2007

Title says it all really. Starting training from March onwards, six month contract, option to transfer to LGW Fleet IF NEEDED THERE.

Good luck all who will apply
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Old 6th Feb 2007, 20:42
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lets see

still not advertising, starting in march??? ba couldnt even get bags to pax in under 2 months let alone get new cabin crew working for them.
lets hope it doesnt happen there are hundreds of crew waiting for longhaul. maybe ba is punishing them for wanting to go on strike??
yet more happy ba staff then
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Old 7th Feb 2007, 02:13
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Hehehe....You think thats bad for punishment??? They are even now preventing us from parking in the visitors carpark outside Compass Center (our crew report center) so we cant drop off our duty free floats and Unicef collections!!!!! We used to be allowed to park there for up to 20 mins or so to do all the usual bits of post flight paperwork and stuff but NOOOOOOOO...They have decided to be petty!!!!!


But back to the thread in question!

Last year when they hired the temps for WW I heard an awful lot of moaning from them saying how badly they had been treated by the management and how they were lied to about being transferred to LGW. Many were under the assumption that they would be kept on at LHR WW.
This was only ever an ASSUMPTION. All the rest of us knew that they would either leave or be sent to LGW SF at the end of the 6 month period and thats exactly what happened. Please if you apply for the position, be fully aware of this. LGW is fun anyways so dont think you are being sold short.
Good luck to everyone who applies and I look forward to spending the summer with you...Ill be the Irish lad with a big scar on my right arm cos Ill just be back to work after breaking it! hehe!
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Old 8th Feb 2007, 19:32
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BA LGW are now recruiting.

Anyone interested, they are now recruiting and closing date is 10th March.
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Old 9th Feb 2007, 00:26
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http://www.britishairwaysjobs.com/ba...holoyasyimbyrq



Good luck everyone!
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Old 9th Feb 2007, 10:56
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They dropped the grade C requirement a couple of years ago. Have to admit pay at LGW is pretty low. If you are looking to pay a mortgage AND have a life I would look elsewhere.
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Old 9th Feb 2007, 12:18
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It's not right the amount of training that Cabin Crew have to go through and thats the money you get . The cost of living is so high and the crew At LHR are on more money and just laughing at the LGW crew and I know that for a Fact as my friend is old contract and I have a few others on the new contract at LHR .

Well at least you get a free breakfast and you could say that Virgin Atlantic is no longer the worse payed Airline , Even Zoom Uk is better payed at LGW .
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Old 9th Feb 2007, 14:38
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Hi there,

I have a question is it possible to work for BA, while being on an unpaid leave from your current airline?

Thanx for respond,
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Old 9th Feb 2007, 15:40
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BA EF LHR Commuters

Hi everybody,

I have few questions for BA LHR crews:

- Are there many international LHR EF commuters? How many nights do you have to spend in London ( early check in/late check out)?
- What about bidding with Carmen for 3 day trips, blocks of days off?
- Any sample roster of a commuting person from abroad?

Thanks for all replies!
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Old 9th Feb 2007, 18:41
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Well am going to add to the fire as BA Connect (now BA Cityflyer) is recruiting for Cabin Crew for either base EDI or LCY and starting salary is 10,750 pa plus FDP at 2.20 (LCY based crew receive 1,500 pa london allowance)

Not good and for a BA subsidiary to pay more than a BA mainline fleet
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Old 9th Feb 2007, 18:59
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BA Cityflyer

Hi Flyer55, Can you give me details of how I can get in touch with BA Cityflyer... would be most grateful. Many thanks
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Old 9th Feb 2007, 19:00
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hey have you got the link ..

Cheer's
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Old 9th Feb 2007, 19:03
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At least they have basic salary, unlike certain airline that hasn't.
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