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Old 19th Dec 2007, 17:06
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Hi,
Once you start training you will get a British Airways ID,
which gives you discount on the Gatwick express, 10.70 return per day. And you also get Discount on the Heathrow express.

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Old 19th Dec 2007, 20:23
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hi all, had my interview am on 24th May so hopefully will get the call soon!!
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Old 19th Dec 2007, 20:28
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BA LHR 11 month contract

Hi everyone

I've just applied for the 11 month position for LHR WW. This is the perfect opportunity for me, because I'm just finishing 6th form, and intend to go on to university to study business. Being able to, for a year, travel (and albeit work as well!) is something that is really appealing to me, because I can do it as a gap year placement.

I have a few questions... I said on the form that I can work from around July 2008, in the box to explain our notice period, and said why (because school finishes then)... do you think that's OK? And about doing it as a gap year placement, would that be an advantage or a disadvantage?

Also, I was wondering about the length of the contract... Do you think it's on purpose to make crew work below the annual limit of 900hrs (I think that's the limit from what I recall), because then they can make the temp crew work more hours each month with this contract?

I'm so excited about this... I sent the application off yesterday and now I'm just waiting... Has anyone else applied? Good luck to everyone.
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Old 19th Dec 2007, 21:34
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EF course starting 25 Feb!!!!

Hi everyone, i finally got my long awaited call yesterday for a course 25 Feb, is anyone else on the same course??
My interview was 21 May.
Fingers crossed for everyone who is still waiting.

Merry Christmas x
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Old 19th Dec 2007, 22:06
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Talking Happy & Annapanner

Hey

balam and clapham are closer to Gatwick than Heathrow so you are looking at a good hr travel there and then back again. I wud suggest going on the transport for london website and you can do a journey planner and it will tell you your journey time and connections etc. I am gonna be looking for a place in Hounslow or there abouts as it is really close.

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Old 19th Dec 2007, 22:38
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Lhf Ef

Great News!!!!

So they have called people from the 21st to start in Feb!!!!

So that means Im next, I was on the 22nd - 8.30!!!!!!

Fingers crossed, get me a towel ready, i maybe home and dry soon!!!
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Old 19th Dec 2007, 23:03
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Wow, thats amazing! They are backlogging courses!
Although its kind of strange situation, at least you guys are getting your courses and hopefully all of you will get a place soon.
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Old 20th Dec 2007, 04:33
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If you are invited to an interview, after mentioning that you can't start until July, then they would need to honour that if they offered you the job. If they don't have courses in July, you would probably find yourself in a holding pool.

The 900 hour rule is an interesting question. They way WW is set up, there is no real way to single out someone and work them hard so they run out of hours. The operating contract is the same for temporary and permanent crew. The 900 hour limit is more of a problem at LGW because they have less time off between flights AND they operate both long and short haul.

I've read on forums that they plan to work temps up to 900 hours so they won't be re-employable at the end of their contracts but I really can't see how they can do that in 10 months (factoring 1 month of leave). It is more about putting some slack in the operation so people on transfer lists can be moved around.
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Old 20th Dec 2007, 07:29
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How many hours are we going to be contracted to work at LHR EF? 900?
And that does not include holidays. right?
And do we need to do more tests like blood, chest xray, eyes etc after returning the medical questionnaire? I know we will be given immunisations during the training. Mines are all up to date as I work in a hospital.

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Old 20th Dec 2007, 11:17
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Thank you VS-LHRCSA, that makes sense to me.
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Thanks for that, I might also look for somewhere closer th Heathrow as I don't want to be tired through training or run the risk of being late
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Old 20th Dec 2007, 14:44
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Lhr Ef

FINALLLLLLLYYYYY!!!

I GOT THE CALL TODAY!!!!!!!!!!

Im gonna be training for BA LHR EF Feb 25th 2008!! My interview was May 22nd 2007!!!

Im so happy, what an amazing christmas present!!!!

The rest of you swimmers, the calls are coming im sure!
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Old 20th Dec 2007, 14:56
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Well done Spoon82! See,you even got an ealier course. Thats what we call a proper xmas gift! Hope the rest of you get one too.
See you there.
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Old 20th Dec 2007, 15:30
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Wow Spoon82!!!

Hi Spoon...well happy for you!! that's amasing!
.. what's happening ?...The last will be the first?....
As London said this is a well worth waiting Xmas present.

Happy Xmas xxx
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Old 20th Dec 2007, 15:35
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Its a BA Christmas cracker!!
Anymore twist to come???
Kikko, keep the week beginning of 18th of Feb free!!
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Old 20th Dec 2007, 15:39
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its getting ever closer-there can't be that many left in the pool!
Am hoping that phones gonna ring soon! Well done to all with course dates!
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Old 20th Dec 2007, 17:53
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Hey all...

I called BA this morning, asking them if there was any news on my course date, as usual they couldnt tell me anything, just that I was on hold, 2 hours later the phone rings, and yes I was BA. Im not sure if me calling this morning had anything to do with it, but hey it worked...

Although Im very very happy with my course date (25 FEB), I really dont understand why some of us who had our interviews the week starting May 21st onwards have been offered courses starting before people who were on earlier interviews, Im not complaining, I was just under the impression that courses were given in order of interview date!!!! As we can see this is not always the case!!

Anybody else on the Feb 25th LHR EF course??? Get in touch!!!

Merry Xmas to all!!
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Old 20th Dec 2007, 18:54
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I dont think it matters. Looks like they it was not planned in the first place and they just decided they want to add one more course but could not put it for the 10th of March as there is a WW course starting on that day. Consider yourself lucky and for me its fine Im starting a week later. Im sure others would not mind either. Well done! Come on BA, get all those EF swimmers the best xmas present ever! Bring on the 18th of Feb!
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Im not sure the word luck has anything to do with it, we all have waited long enough for these course dates and we deserve them.....call it luck if you like!!!!

I do agree with you on one thing though, BA make everyone elses xmas who remain in the pool and give them the call.

Heres to all you swimmer, good luck!!!!!
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Just an update on the 900 hour rule, apparently it DOES affect WW LHR crew. I have just heard of someone who is sitting at home on basic because of this. Must have had some awful rosters then. Don't forget, not every trip has 3 MBTs after it. Many have just the 2, so it could be possible to rack up the hours if this is not monitored.
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