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Old 13th Aug 2007, 11:48
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Old 14th Aug 2007, 07:57
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Duration of Training Course For Cabin Crew

Good Morning All.

I hope someone may be able to answer my question who has trained recently as cabin crew at LGW.
I know the total training is 5 weeks and I know some time is spent at LHR. I am trying to sort out accomodation at LGW during my training and was wondering if it is the first 2 weeks at LGW then a week at LHR then back to LGW for the last 3 weeks.

Maybe DC 10 can help on this one.

Many thanks and have a good day all

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Old 14th Aug 2007, 11:19
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Hi batriple7 - I trained in June and the first week and a half was at Hangar 6 at LGW and then on the Wednesday of the 2nd week we were at LHR and stayed in a hotel for 2 nights. Home at the weekend then on the Monday of the 3rd week we were back at LHR and in a hotel until Friday. LGW based crew get paid an allowance for each day of training which helps a lot! The rest of the course was at LGW although on the final Saturday we had one day at LHR to do restraint and security training. Of course the format of the training could all change but the timetable is given to you at the start of the course.

When are you starting? I am sure you will love it as LGW is a really fun and friendly base and I have had some great times already!
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Old 14th Aug 2007, 13:21
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Talking life as cc at LGWSF

DC-10 i envy you!!
what was your roster like for your first month if you dont mind me asking?
im currently waiting for my interview which is on the 5th sept..sooo excited!!
becoming cc for ba would be an absolute dream!
By the way how much did your accommodation cost you for the 5 wk training spell?

please keep us updated on what life is like as cc at LGWSF

happy landings, x x blueskybird x x
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Old 14th Aug 2007, 14:15
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Good luck for your interview - I live in Worthing so drove in each day but I believe there is a company that can find you accomodation for 5 weeks - costs about 400-500 if I remember correctly. I am sure someone on here will have a link to the website.

My roster has been ok - a good mix of long and shorthaul and that was without bidding as we were training and missed the bid window. A Dallas trip, 4 Orlando's (have completed 2 and they were not as bad as people say and the shopping is great!) and a Manchester night stop, 3 day European trip with a night in Geneva and a longer stay in Amsterdam. Also some there and backs but no doubles so far! Waiting for my September roster as I bid on this one so will be interesting to see what I get.

All in all I love LGW - crews are great and have had a lot of fun so far. I used to fly for BA at LHR and then Longhaul Gatwick and left back in 98 and was not sure how I would find it being back as a junior but it has been brilliant and I am so pleased I got LGW.
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Old 14th Aug 2007, 18:26
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LGW Accomodation

Hi Guys!!

Would be great if anyone posts that link to the website of this company that finds you accomodation near Gatwick.
I've never lived in the UK and have no idea how to get started!. Suggestions are very much welcome!!!.

Hi BATRIPLE7!. Have you spoken to BA again since they phoned you to give you your starting date?.
I'm not very sure about this, but I think they are gonna phone us again to check something regarding references and to give us a BA contact phone number. Am I right or totally wrong?
My problem is that I spend a lot of time far away from any form of communication and I'm getting paranoic about missed BA phonecalls!

Cheers and thank you all for your help!!
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Old 15th Aug 2007, 08:57
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Dear DC 10, I hope you are well. I am starting training on 08th October for LGW and am completly new to Cabin Crew. I now you have mentioned its a mixture of long and short haul but would you be able to tell me more about this how many days on do you do and how many days off do you then get i know this is a big question but just trying to get an idea? Thanks much jo x
Old 15th Aug 2007, 11:22
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Generally you get 2 days off after a longhaul trip or a block of shorthaul. For example I have had something similar to this -
Mon Report 0945 LGW - MCO

Tue Depart MCO

Wed Arrive LGW 0630



Sat 0700 check in LGW-MAD-LGW-GVA (nightstop GVA)

Sun GVA-LGW-AMS (nightstop AMS)

Mon AMS-LGW-FCO-LGW Finish 1545

Tue Report 0945 LGW-MCO

Wed Depart MCO

Thu Arrive LGW 0630



You get 3 days off if you do a 7 day longhaul otherwise it is just one or two days together and a total of 9 a month.
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Old 16th Aug 2007, 20:41
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Angel Hi AMS-LHR

Good Luck for Monday !!
Would be nice if you could keep us posted on what goes on at the course as a small preview.
Well if you're too busy studying will understand.
All the best DAWN
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Old 16th Aug 2007, 20:47
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Hi to all!!
I'm still waiting for a course date, however I have a question about the course. Are we tested for swimming and getting into a life-raft ?
I am swimming everyday just in case but still would like to know in advance.
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Old 16th Aug 2007, 22:23
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criminal record check

Hi guys!

Just a quick one:

I've never lived in the UK, can I still apply for the criminal record check online at the disclosure scotland website or do I have to go to London and use the paper application??

In case I need to go to London to do it personally, does anyone know where can I go to do it??

I find it a bit cofusing!!

Thank you very much for your help!!

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Old 17th Aug 2007, 11:44
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You will not be able to get a disclosure from SCO if you do not live or reside in the UK. You will have to obtain an alternative from you country of residence or a letter of good character from a notary.
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Old 17th Aug 2007, 14:11
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ex BA trying to get a job!

Hi! I left BA recently and had applied for crew but wasnt able to get an assessment day. Ive just got an email to ask me to interview but cant log in to intranet to book time and date!!! Anyone else been/are in the same boat? Going around in circles with recruitment as noone seems to know hat to do? Thanks for any idvice Cheers
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Old 18th Aug 2007, 08:42
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Wait till you stand there on a plane, greeting pax!... or walk through the airport altogether...! ;-)
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Old 18th Aug 2007, 09:22
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Post LGW crew

hi all

i was just wondering if there are any cc at LGWSF who get to and from work via public transport? if so how much do you put aside for this on a monthly basis and which areas are good to live in for this, i.e. crawley??

thinking of selling my car inorder to save on monthly outgoings (car insurnace, tax, mot, service etc)

many thanks for any help/info you can share

x x blueskybird x x
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Old 18th Aug 2007, 22:07
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Goddess of Dawn: re: swimming question, don't worry about it. As long as you are an ok swimmer you will be fine. Things may have changed recently, but I had to put a life jacket on while treading water, swim up the pool while dragging someone else (but you're both kinda helping each other) and you all have to get on the life raft. But as long as you can swim you will be FINE don't worry and enjoy the course!! Good luck and have fun
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Old 19th Aug 2007, 03:08
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your questions over the last few months have been enjoyable to read and to respond to.
your energy and excitement about your new job has been nice to see/experience.
it brings back similar memories of how i was when i first started flying.

i wish you the best of luck for your training course from monday onwards - i'm sure you'll be absolutely fine. do your best to be an 'all rounder' on your course: with exams; speaking up in class at the appropriate times; team work etc etc etc in order to get one of the highest places, seniority wise, on your course.
seniority probably won't matter that much to you when you first start but later on in your career it could mean getting a transfer to longhaul 6 months before the person below you, or part-time 2 years before the person below you, or promotion to Purser or CSD long before the person below you etc etc etc.

but most of all enjoy it. the course is so professional and the trainers and facilities are fantastic.


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Old 19th Aug 2007, 07:04
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Take notes also and listen carefully to the bits when they say 'and this might be in your test'. Make sure that you are always turned out fully made up and at your best. At the breaks look around the classroom for paperwork about what is coming next. It will be hard work in the sense of long / complete days covering many subjects, some of which are almost interesting. Good luck.
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Old 19th Aug 2007, 09:43
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Angel MuttleyJ

Thanks for the info.

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Old 19th Aug 2007, 11:03
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Remember on Monday morning it is not an 'ordinary world' anymore. Carry on posting as I am sure others will be interested in your progress. I know you wouldn't but it might not be the best conversation part to mention this website in certain quarters.
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