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Old 3rd Sep 2007, 18:51
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paid training?

hey folks, this is my first post on here and forgive me if my question has been answered before and/or is stupid...

do you get paid while on the 5 week cc course LGW?

i should probably know this already but don't.

had my interview last week and am yet to hear from BA...
anybody eles hear back yet?
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Old 3rd Sep 2007, 18:57
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thanks

thanks AMS to the rescue once more!
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Old 3rd Sep 2007, 20:33
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Angel AMS-LHR re swimming

Many thanks for your reply, you have no idea how much it helps to know what to expect. I'm not a bad swimmer but i'm worried about the "life raft" bit, hope I can manage that part.

Looking forward to any more info you can provide, so if you have time don't forget us.

THANX

DAWN
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Old 4th Sep 2007, 09:40
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I need to get in touch with BA CC. Could you please PM me as I need some information on getting into the different fleets?

Thanks!
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Holding Pool.

Just received email that I got LGWSF ,
But I have been put in a holding pool till further notice.

So you guys in holding Pools at LHREF, don't worry we are all in the same boat. And BA is a bussiness, so fingers crossed what happends next .
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Old 5th Sep 2007, 17:58
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Thank you !!

I'm so excited to work for British Airways

P.S Do you like my screen name ?
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Old 6th Sep 2007, 01:54
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Numbers

Ams-LHR, how many people are in your group? And have you got your first rota yet? Got to bid already?
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Old 6th Sep 2007, 14:54
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Just a question, If your in the holding pool do they call you when a course comes up ? or do they email you and request you go onto the BA Website and choose the dates you prefer ?

Thank-you

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Old 6th Sep 2007, 16:06
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If you are waiting in the holding poole, they will telephone you (never email you) to offer you a course, so it is important that you keep your phone with you and you check it, if you don't answer the call they leave a message and then they carry on calling other people, (presumibly in order of their interview date)
It is a bit the case of first come first served.

Hope your wait is going to be a short one
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Old 6th Sep 2007, 16:22
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Thank you !!

Got my my mobile on full volume now.
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Old 6th Sep 2007, 18:54
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Starting 8th October

Hello Everyone.

Just interested to know how many people will be on the same course as I am on 8th October. So far I have picked up pepito.perez , jwilli11 and tinks. Cant wait to meet you all and so excited to start. Time is passing very quickly and looks like soooooo much work to be done but fun.

I finally received the cd rom, the welcome letter they talk about is that the one we received on email when we were offered the job. Congratulations.........etc.

Has everyone managed to find accomodation yet. Where does one start ?

I also havent got the crew card application form, where do we get that and lastly if one does not reside in the Uk do they get police clearance from their own country or do we still go through disclosure Scotland.

Sorry for all the questions.......
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Old 6th Sep 2007, 20:39
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batriple7

Hi all!

Batriple7, finally you got it!!. Excellent!
Well, I'm still waiting for the whole package. I believe they have sent it to the wrong address, so I'm waiting for it to be re-sent to the right one.

About accommodation I feel a bit lost as well, I don't even know how to get started. But I'm pretty sure everything will be ok for us.

Hope to see you soon in LGW!

Cheers!

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Old 7th Sep 2007, 00:53
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Accommodation near LGW

Hi Pepito Pérez,

I picked up a few webs with accommodation info on the net, hope it helps your search.

http://www.shortstayuk.com/crew-share-index.htm

http://www.gatwickcrewaccommodation.com/index.htm

http://www.crewshare.co.uk/apartment.html

Good luck to all of you starting at LGW SF.
I'm still waiting in the hold pool for LHR EF course.

Regards
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Old 7th Sep 2007, 07:33
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Angel Goddess

Thank you so much for such an useful info!!!. You are an angel!!

I handed my notice already to my current company, so the countdown has started for me. I'm gonna dive into those websites 100%. I really need that info.

I wish you the best of luck with everything that is going on at your current base and also with the holding pool. Some cabin crew based in LHR keep on saying that they are still short of crew, so hopefully you will get the phone call very soon.

Thank you again for all!.

Cheers!
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Old 7th Sep 2007, 16:10
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Post getting to work??

hi every1,
well im glad to report that I GOT THE JOB!!!!!!!!!! HOORAY!!
had my interview on weds, got the email saying i got the job on thurs, and got offered a course date for (5th nov) today, how efficient is that
unfortunately i have a very important holiday booked in nov and so i cant go on that course....absolutely gutted, but the lady in recruitment was lovely and told me just to make sure i phone them when i get back in dec and to keep checking to hear if there are any more courses for dec/jan.

if there are any crew who commute to work via public transport in LGW could you please tell me how much a month you set aside for this as i might get rid of my car when i come down to LGW. Many thanks in advance for any info.

cant believe im going to be working for BRITISH AIRWAYS...the creme de la creme!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

cheers,
x x blueskybird x x
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Old 7th Sep 2007, 16:50
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take it now!

Blueskybird, if I was you I would take the course NOW!! Thats only if you really want LGW of course. There's no guarantee when you come back you will get a LGW course in Jan/Feb. I have also a long holiday booked in October and if I get my LHR course during that time I am happy to give up the holiday as I have been waiting over 3 months now. They are doing the LGW courses now as they are very short of crew and come Jan / Feb there's no guarantee there will be LGW course and you might be up for a long wait. If they do run LHR course during that time then they might offer you LHR instead, unless you dont mind waiting for LGW. Have a good think about it.
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Old 7th Sep 2007, 16:56
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I agree, Take it Now !

I have my course on the 12th November , but I have friends still waiting for courses at LHREF (5 Months).

If you really want BA, you should take it and holidays you can take anytime and on the plus side u could use your staff travel.

Don't waste time
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Old 8th Sep 2007, 09:33
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I would suggest that if you are offered a course you take it (if it is the base you want, ofcourse )

I don't think all you new joiners quite understand that EVERYTHING in ba is seniority based. So the longer you put it off the lower your seniority is.

Just a thought but when you eventually join it will become crystal clear and you'll kick yourself for not having joined sooner.

Good luck and congratz to you all though.
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Old 8th Sep 2007, 14:06
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Hi,

just a little Question, and please be as honest
What would my roster look like for December ?

Thanks Guys !!

http://www.upgradetobritishairways.ba.com/

Very Nice Advert.

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Old 8th Sep 2007, 16:07
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As crew we know that December is a very important
Month, and I know that I would'nt be sitting on the beach in ANU/BGI etc.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6s2c-l5-uo

Just wanted some ideas from a LGWSF crew member to answer in a joking manner for example i'll be doing Airport STBY, What are the chances i'll be on a long haul trip

Thanks!!

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