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Old 20th Sep 2007, 14:01
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Hola [email protected]

I am one of these in the holding pool for Eurofleet LHR and I have recently resigned from Bmed (becoming bmi) to work for a while in the ground in Spain til I get a course date with BA (if I do). The thing is that obviously my circumstances (employment and address) have changed now. Does anyone knoe how can I inform of this to BA?
also... any new about when may we be called to give us a course date?

Thanks very much and happy flying!
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Old 20th Sep 2007, 14:10
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The letter and DMED

The Letter

I have just read somewhereelse BA has actually changed the interview so that apparently they select people at group exercise stage and only the successful ones can proceed to next stage (2 to 1) which might not be on the same day.
Now I don't know if what I have read on the other forum is true and if it is from a direct source......So the question remains opend.


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If you log onto BA web site you can change you details online (addredd telephone etc) and remember to save them!!
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Old 20th Sep 2007, 14:27
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Post interview format

had an interview with ba a couple of wks ago and it was a group exercise, the 2-2-1 and the company presentation - these can be done in any order.
good luck to ll of you going for you interviews!!!

x x blueskybird x x
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Old 20th Sep 2007, 14:42
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Yeah, that's how they've done it for the past few years. I think because of the rotation of groups, it's easy to assume that others have been "cut" as you've not seen them since being in the waiting room.
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Old 20th Sep 2007, 17:07
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Assessment

I would not think that the format of the assessment day has been changed.
However as they are looking for only a certain number of crew, they might have something else in place. I would say, just be prepared. If you are in doubt, call or write to recruitment.
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Old 20th Sep 2007, 18:33
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BA Boi

Hi BA boi- i was just browsing through previous threads and saw 1 you posted to AMS on 19th saying about getting the highest places on the course.
i was wondering if u cud tel me more about this, do you come out of the training course with different seniority levels? or is it that if u make a good impression you'l be coonsidered first for a promotion?

Also can anyone tell me if training is mon-fri or does it include weekends as well?

Thanx alot X
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Old 20th Sep 2007, 19:04
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Your seniority number is determined by the day you joined. If there is 25 of you on your course, then your seniority within that 25 is MEANT to be determined by performance, however, I ended up being junior to 2 people on my course with performance issues, so I am not so convinced by that claim.

Once you actually start flying this seniority is pretty much diluted by the 1000s of crew that have been there longer than you. It will only really affect you if you fly from someone on your course and you need to choose working positions.

As far as promotion goes, realistically, you are looking a good 5-7 years ahead at LHR (maybe less at LGW) before you are even allowed to apply. Your training will be then be a distant memory and your performance in the training doesn't really come into it. It also goes the other way, if you didn't perform so well in training doesn't mean you have less of a chance for promotion.

My advice would be just to get stuck in, pay attention, be on time, adhere to uniform standards and revise at night - just like any other airline.

Oh, and MY training was Mon-Fri but I wouldn't rule out weekends unless told otherwise. Cranebank is open 7 days a week.
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Old 21st Sep 2007, 09:24
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Promotion at LHR

The facts in the above post re promotion is a little incorrect. The last intake of Pursers on LHR Eurofleet included folks who have been in the company just THREE years. This seems to be the norm now as the last campaign a couple of yearsback was down to THREE years as well.

WW LHR is a totally different kettle of fish. I know folks there with TEN years service who are still not senior enough to apply!

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Old 21st Sep 2007, 09:56
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Thanks for the correction Speedmarque. Three years is pretty good.
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Old 21st Sep 2007, 23:50
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Hi all,
Can someone tell me whether the allowances is paid in arrears i.e. october allowances will be paid in Novembers pay. Thanks. Also anyone on the Temp WW 3rd Dec course?
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Old 22nd Sep 2007, 12:50
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Ams, have you got your roster already? And did you get to bid too?
Hope all gone well. Still waiting here..almost drowning in that poole..
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Old 22nd Sep 2007, 17:59
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hi

What is a ban 3 and 4?
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Old 22nd Sep 2007, 18:07
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It's band 3 or band 4.

Basically a band 1 is a flight with a flight time of upto 60 mins. A band 2 is a flight with a flight time of 60 - 90 mins, Band 3 90 - 120mins and I stand to be corrected but a band 4 is 120 - 240 mins.
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Old 22nd Sep 2007, 18:09
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Has anybody been to a recruitment day for LGW recently . If so what were you told about LGW's future . Am crew for BA @ LGW and am interested to see what you have been told. If you want to Private Message me and I will reply .

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Old 22nd Sep 2007, 19:06
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Band

Thanks guys.
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Old 22nd Sep 2007, 21:58
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Thnx alot VS-LHCSA and Speedmarque for the info on seniority and promotion. I'l take your advise on everything!

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Old 23rd Sep 2007, 01:32
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Angel Hi AMS-LHR

Thanks to your post updates and looking at how you have progressed it's really amazing to see how your first flight is finally around the corner. I'm excited for you and I can't wait to get there eventually myself. Please don't forget to tell us how your first flight goes.

GOOD LUCK for the 3rd OCT!!

Still hanging by a thread.....
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Old 23rd Sep 2007, 14:43
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Post Question regarding Leave??

Could anyone from LGWSF please tell me if it is possible to pehaps club together leave, say for example if I needed 21/28 days of for a special occassion (which i may well have next year) ??

would i have to go to my base manager to ask for special permission?

If any crew at Gatwick could shed some light it'd be much appreciated.

Many thanks in advance
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Old 23rd Sep 2007, 19:53
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Sometimes it is ok to do that but you need to go through your line manager!
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Old 23rd Sep 2007, 20:18
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SuperBoy,

with regards my posting (number 205 on this thread) and your reply (number 210) i think that if you read my posting correctly, you will find that i was stating a personal belief about what would happen to the redeployed regional ground staff when the end of their contract on WW LHR finishes - i was not stating a fact.

i still, and will continue, to believe (and hope) that this will happen.

afterall there are precidents that have been set (although under slightly different circumstances, but very similar nontheless) i.e. belfast call centre closure at the end of last year; glasgow call centre closure 4 years ago they were all moved onto the WW fleet at LHR and WW fleet at LGW (when it still existed) respectively.
they were out of a job and under those circumstances and under the terms of the redeployment agreements negotiated between the company and the various departmental unions YEARS and YEARS ago, reasonable alternative empolyment within the company must be found and offered. also it must be permanent if vacancies exist.
although there has been no mention of the redeployment agreements in this particular instance (and therefore why these positions are not permanent (as yet)) may be due to the fact that permanent vacancies within the WW fleet at LHR aren't available - YET.

however, with the arrival of the DFW and IAH services at LHR in the spring i'm convinced that this will change.

as for the 60-odd external recruits that will be accepted for the 11 months, i'm sure that they will be directed to SF LGW at the end of their term, or perhaps (and i'd say more fairley) offered the choice to go the fleet into which they were originally placed in the holding pool for.

oh, and as for your information on the EF LHR work bidding system with regards to it being seniority-driven - you are mistaken i'm afraid.
work bidding is seniority-driven at SF LGW, but N O T at EF LHR. not at all.

as for the rotating groups A; B; and C - again, at EF LHR that O N L Y applies to the allocation of annual leave.

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