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London based? Bored of Y1?

Old 23rd Sep 2014, 08:22
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London based? Bored of Y1?

http://www.britishairways.com/career...inessunit=5893
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Old 23rd Sep 2014, 08:44
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Good news for based guys!
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Old 23rd Sep 2014, 09:03
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Good news for HK based guys!
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Old 23rd Sep 2014, 10:11
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Not really because of the housing allowance shackles
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Old 23rd Sep 2014, 11:34
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Not really because of the housing allowance shackles
Why can't you sell and become unshackled?
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Old 23rd Sep 2014, 12:41
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That's a point. Great escape to a healthier life with good Union support!
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Old 23rd Sep 2014, 15:30
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what do you mean by healthier life... you talking about the clean air and the refreshing environment at Hello Kitty City?? Come on..
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Old 23rd Sep 2014, 18:51
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The FH air plus rostering!
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Old 23rd Sep 2014, 19:45
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Best job for LHR based FO's. No need to relocate your whole life to FH when considering an upgrade either. Bye Bye.............
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Old 23rd Sep 2014, 21:11
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If you're a Europe based pilot, this is your opportunity.....

Everyone knows that our terms and conditions at Cx, once the very best, have become far from competitive enough to attract and retain experienced crews. Weighed in the balance....the combative employee/management environment, the constant nickel and dime cutting, the erosion of inflation to our pay, the debilitating rostering, the patronizing parent to child tone, all combine to make weighing the decision to throw it all away and leave CX a constant consideration.

Maybe, just maybe, enough pilots will make the choice to jump at this opportunity; maybe management will finally acknowledge what a total mess piloting at CX has become over the past 20 years and finally begin the pilot get-well program that screams for attention.
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Old 23rd Sep 2014, 21:28
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I do like working for CX despite them but yes very bored of Y1 CV out there
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Old 24th Sep 2014, 04:08
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You will be comfortable flying a busy schedule, with BA flights operating 365 days a year
No days off!!!!
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Old 24th Sep 2014, 07:18
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Good luck to any CX guys going for this but I expect the competition will be fierce for only a handful of spaces. Many guys also in the desert with time and a rating looking to go back to Europe.
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Old 24th Sep 2014, 07:24
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There is no competition in BA, if you're up to the mark they invite you in and you sit in the hold pool. They're looking for up to 250 pilots next year alone! This is all on the Terms and Endearment page.

http://www.pprune.org/terms-endearme...rt-2-a-25.html
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Old 24th Sep 2014, 07:58
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Of course there is competition. Those taken from the pool will be the best fit for BA, the others will wait till their time expires and have to go through it all again to get back in the pool. Not suggesting people should not go for it, if I had a 777 rating I would apply. Its just the tone in this thread seems to suggest it is a walk in job if coming from CX.
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Old 24th Sep 2014, 08:15
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Surely it is, we are the worlds best airline !
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Old 24th Sep 2014, 08:20
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If you get through the process you're the right fit for BA, I don't think they pick and choose between people in the pool. It's not a selection within a selection.
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Old 24th Sep 2014, 09:35
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Anyone claiming to have chosen CX over BA never had the choice in the first place.

We're aviation's answer to the French Foreign Legion.
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Old 24th Sep 2014, 10:02
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Not true quadspeed. We have several British pilots who chose CX over BA in the past, one of whom I know left BA after a year or so, came here and took a freighter command.
It is true that the landscape has now changed so we may lose many to this latest BA offering. I have it on good authority that they're recruiting directly onto the long haul fleet because they're losing pilots from the 320 due shitty rosters so they may also have to improve their package!
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Old 24th Sep 2014, 10:59
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It is a no brainer if you want a UK base. 7-15 years to command at BA, yes maybe a move to short haul for it but at CX its 30 years for a command, by then I expect bases will be distant memories.
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