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Old 2nd Dec 2007, 13:07
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That's great, thanks. This has probably also been asked before. The basic salary is around 10 980 GBP per annum but how much could you expect to be earning in averge every month including allowances?
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Old 2nd Dec 2007, 18:18
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Angel Uuuurggghhh!!!!!!!!

Hey All

Congrats to all of those who have rec'd there phone calls to say that they have got there course dates I won't lie but am totaly envious of you all!!

Was anyone on the 8.30 LHR WW int on the 5th Oct have any of you had the all important call to say they have got there course dates??

Or to those whose have been in the hold pool is that a little bit too optomistic to think we would get a call so soon?? Cause at the the pool feels like it is getting real full and quick but things seem to be slowing on the course date front!!

I am tryin to be patient and to not think about it but you know how things are
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Old 3rd Dec 2007, 05:03
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Holding pool..

SD83, you only just had your interview and have been put in a holding pool, whereas a lot of us from the LHR EF pool had our interviews back in May and still waiting for a course date. So the wait can be weeks or even months..just hang in there, it will come eventually.
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Old 3rd Dec 2007, 11:50
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Arrow

Hey fellow swimmers!!!!

As I dont live in the UK I dont get the chance to watch British TV and never see the News, but thanks to our friends at youtube I think this news report might interest you all....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtQle1ol3jg

8 Months swimming and LHR is short of Cabin Crew, is BA the company I really want to work for, this doesnt look like a company that is well organised and Im starting to wonder if Im doing the right thing.

Would it be too much for those helpful people at BARecruitment to send us an email or something to update us on our situation.

If we are lucky we might be flying by .......god knows

Pass me the towel...
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Old 3rd Dec 2007, 17:43
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Once you are trained and flying, BA is still a pretty good airline to work for. There are things that need to be addressed, particularly at LGW. Pay, transfers and duty hours to name a few.

I would say that perhaps the job itself is in decline across the industry. Pays are being cut, terms and conditions eroded, etc. People do it, for various reasons, despite they way the airline is steered.

If you can tell me a better airline to work for in the UK, I would give it serious consideration. Other than that, BA, for all it's problems is still the airline for me.

For those that are in the various holding pools, just hang in there. This is not the first or the last time the company have used holding pools. I waited two years for a start date. It sucked at the time but it was worth it in the end.
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Old 3rd Dec 2007, 17:54
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Two years!! OMG!!
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Old 3rd Dec 2007, 18:06
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Exclamation LHREF Holdpool

Two years?????

Lets hope it doesnt come to that!

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Old 3rd Dec 2007, 18:41
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last Christmas

Hi guys,

I also was disappointed last week when i realized nobody else was being called but we need to see the good side of it. We sill spend christmas at home with the people we love and this will be the last. Our last christmas before being in BA. Next Christmas we would be flying around Europe and we will be part of one of the best airlines in the world.
I am tired of being in this pool as well but I am sure we will be rewarded after so much waiting. We just need to make the most of our last months before BA... I am currently living in Spain and I will personally make the most of my life in Madrid til Ba rings my phone and changes my life. The new year will be very good for all of us waiting Im sure and we will get that so much wanted course date for "The three kings".Its just around the corner !! Happy Christmas to you all...
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Old 3rd Dec 2007, 18:55
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EF

The way things are right now I doubt we will have to wait for 2 years. But I suppose it can happen. There is a shortage of crew as you all know and not enough time and trainers for all the fleets new crew. Lets hope we get a call after new year.
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Old 4th Dec 2007, 15:34
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Wink LHREF

Where have all the fish gone???? Its pretty quiet on here lately, I hope everyone is floating ok!!

Maybe its a good idea to stop checking the messages on here every 20 minutes, it cant be healthy!!

Doubt theres gonna be any news at all for us until after new year!!!

Does father xmas visit holdpools, I do hope so!!!!!!
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Old 4th Dec 2007, 17:55
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LHREF

Spoon82, I think we are still swimming around...and not drowning. :-)
Checking postings on here is ok to pass the time and be kept updated of any news. But at the end of the day its that phone call that we need. Never really believed in father xmas but that could change if....hehehe..Better get some stockings and a xmas tree then...
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Old 4th Dec 2007, 19:19
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Hi everyone...

I heard that because of the open skys agreement in Europe ,BA are planning on opening a base in Paris and Madrid ?
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Old 5th Dec 2007, 07:23
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I heard that because of the open skys agreement in Europe ,BA are planning on opening a base in Paris and Madrid ?
Yes they are, but it will probably be staffed by people seperate to mainline BA so getting in to this would not get you in to mainline. Although they have only advertised for pilots so far.
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Old 7th Dec 2007, 13:22
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Christmas training

Does anybody know for crew that are just about to/already started enroll on training courses in the next few weeks of we will have any time off over the xmas period? Many Thanks
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Old 7th Dec 2007, 13:55
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As far as I know there is no training on 25-26 december and 1st of january.
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Old 8th Dec 2007, 10:38
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From what I have heard there will be training on December 26th!
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Old 8th Dec 2007, 13:08
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About the exam on first day of training (Stage two from the pre-course work), what is it like?
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Old 8th Dec 2007, 20:28
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anyone explain how the training works. Pass marks etc. Thanks
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Old 11th Dec 2007, 14:18
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EF fellow swimmers...

Hey guys,
Are you all on holidays already??
Or the water too cold??
I suppose there's no news apart I heard that there won't be much recruiting and training between March and June due to the opening of T5.
Lets hope we hear something after New Year.
Santa please get us our courses!!
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Old 11th Dec 2007, 14:36
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I wonder if we will make it before our offer expires??
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