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Old 26th Oct 2007, 13:38
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Hang in There

I am a trainer, dont confess to know-it-all but you may be glad to hear there is a rumour of a big campaign for LHR E/F in the new year.

With ex GB routes AGP and FAO coming to mainline LHR combined with the fact we are short of crew anyway (overtime galore at the moment) this looks likely.

I wish you luck and may even see you in the classrooms!
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Old 26th Oct 2007, 13:49
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Hey speedmarque,
Don't suppose you know if any of these courses might be for LGW transfers do you? Was told at a F2F course last week that transfers would be available for LGW crew next year. Even if it's just a rumour would love to know if you have heard anything. Cheers!
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Old 26th Oct 2007, 14:41
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Speedmarque and Dawn,

Thanks for the words of encouragement!!! That EF LHR campaign next year that you mentioned does give me a glimpse of hope, although I do know that nothing is ever certain... Keep swimming everyone and we might one day meet Speedmarque in class!!!!
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Old 26th Oct 2007, 15:16
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Speedmarque

Thanks for the glimmer of hope.....

Hanging by a thread.

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Old 26th Oct 2007, 17:14
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Franchise Announcement

To all those still swimming you might be glad/sad to see below but looks like LGW might be the next main recruitment drive.....



British Airways is to end its franchise agreements with both GB
Airways and Loganair.


>From March 2008 BA plans to start services on some of the routes


operated under the GB Airways franchise, while British Airways' code
will be placed on Loganair flights when that franchise ends on October
25, 2008.


Chief executive Willie Walsh said: "UK franchises have outlived their
purpose for British Airways. easyJet has made an offer to buy GB
Airways and this has enabled us to end the franchise agreement two
years early. We have an option to buy GB Airways but we rejected it.
We have a significant base at Gatwick and our focus will be on
maintaining and developing it as an integral part of our business.

"Regrettably the loss of ground handling activity for GB Airways at
Gatwick will mean a reduction in staff numbers. We want to achieve
these reductions using voluntary means and will be discussing this
will the trade unions."

There will be a transition period until March 29, 2008 during which GB
Airways will continue to operate as BA's franchise partner on their
existing network to destinations in Europe and North Africa.
British Airways is committed to ensuring a smooth transition for
passengers during this period. Customers will be able to rebook onto
easyJet or get a refund.
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Old 26th Oct 2007, 18:34
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I'm not too sure about whether this will in fact mean further recruitment at LGW in the near future.

If BA are actually looking at serving additional cities such as FAO and AGP they would either need more aircraft or will reduce frequencies to other cities or even pull out of some altogether.

The fact the Mr Walsh has mentioned voluntary redundancies amongst their ground crew at LGW makes me think that no further aircraft will join the existing LGW fleet to replace the GB aircraft, which will mean no need to add to existing crew numbers. The overall capacity at LGW will remain as it is but will be spread over more destinations.
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Old 26th Oct 2007, 19:10
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holding pool EF

There's another category of swimmers... actually deep sea divers!!

People like me who had their July interviews cancelled....

Now on hold until June/July08...

Hope they'll remember us........
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Old 27th Oct 2007, 02:19
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when the Dallas and Houston routes move up to the WorldWide Fleet at LHR in March '08 that will leave a (temporary (see below)) 'surplus' of a couple of hundred crew, at the most, at SF LGW.

however, with the announcement last month of new routes from LGW to Antalya etc, and increases in MCO services along with the new announcement of the ex-GB routes (that all, coincidentally, occour at around the same time as the DFW and IAH routes leave LGW) that the airline will be commencing, that will mean that ALOT/MOST/ALL of the 'surplus' crew left over from the removed DFW and IAH routes will be needed to crew these new services.

i, therefore, do not forsee the need for a 'huge' new recruitment drive - nor the rumoured 'mass' crew transfers up to LHR from LGW.
although i do believe that some crew will be released from LGW to LHR at some point next year.
i predict around the middle of the summer.
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Old 1st Nov 2007, 17:29
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Question Lhr Ef January Courses?!?

I've read on the other c. crew forum that internal applicants ( redeployed???) in the LHR EF hold pool have today received a call from BA offering them courses in January?

Does anybody know anything about that? Has anybody been offered a course date?......Pleeeease let us know something...!!!
We are now in November and I believe that if there is something in in the pot somebody here should know....

Thanks to all xoxoxoxo
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Old 2nd Nov 2007, 02:26
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Re: EF Hold Pool - BA Redeployed staff

I can't believe it....

They have not called me yet but I will certainly let you know when and if I get a call.

Fingers crossed for all Hold Poolers including external.

Hanging by a thread......


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Old 2nd Nov 2007, 11:05
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Hey Dawn

Are you redeployed staff or external? Have you been called yet?

xxxx
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Old 2nd Nov 2007, 12:53
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Hi Missdoo - Re LHREF hold pool

I am BA re-deployed staff and no I have not been called yet.

Anxiously waiting for a call.....
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Heard another rumour regarding those temps recruited (both external and internal) for LHR WW. They will be offered permanent positions at LHR EF upon completion of their contracts. Congrats to all of you!
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yer right:-) nice one...they should try and you ll see where the grievances will be coming from!
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Old 4th Nov 2007, 19:43
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Nonsense

simply - think you might be a tad out of focus on that one. It has been stressed to each and every single temp they will not be offered any position at the end of their contract. Although I sincerely hope something does come their way, it's really unkind of you to start this kind of rumour without first getting your facts straight.
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Old 4th Nov 2007, 21:40
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i personally believe that the redeployed regional groundstaff will be offered permanent positions on LHR WW come the end of their 11 months.

it makes sense, and they really do deserve it.

we will be expanding our WW routes from LHR come early 2009 with the delivery of 4 new 777-200's, and thus will need these 'new recruits' - along with alot more existing crew from transfer lists - in order to man this expansion.
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Old 4th Nov 2007, 21:41
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Angel WW Temps

I have just read your last thread and I can assure you no such comment was stressed to me ! Aviation including BA are a changing and who knows what 12 months time will bring ! My advice to all temps on the WW temp contract, come with an open mind for the job in hand, work hard and prove you are the asset to the team that you have already been selected for. I realise lots of people are waiting patiently for courses and transfers however right place, right time who knows!!!!!
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Old 4th Nov 2007, 21:51
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Does anyone know how many crew are waiting to transfer into WW LHR?
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Old 4th Nov 2007, 22:16
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hundreds, probaly thousands
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Old 4th Nov 2007, 22:50
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i read at the moment before a new list opens that there were 155 more people at the moment waiting to go to LHR WW from EF . this is of course for the current list which does not include LGW. When the new list opens and when new (perm) crew will be allowed to put their names on the lists then i am sure it will be well over 1500!
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