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Old 14th Feb 2014, 16:12
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Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: spain
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Just receive this:


Dear .............,

Thank you for your application for the role of Direct Entry First Officer.

Unfortunately we must inform you that on this occasion your application is unsuccessful.

We would like to thank you for your interest in Aer Lingus and wish you every success in your future career.

Yours Sincerely,


The Aer Lingus Recruitment Team
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Old 14th Feb 2014, 16:22
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Join Date: May 2002
Location: LONDON
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They have finally found the PFO button on the website admin!
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Old 14th Feb 2014, 16:26
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Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Europe
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Same here... after 7 months and without any explanations
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Old 14th Feb 2014, 16:41
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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: italy
Age: 31
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same email
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Old 14th Feb 2014, 16:45
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Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Ireland
Posts: 50
Hi guys

Long time ago i ve been here. Just to tell you that i also received the PFO. Send them a letter back that i found it a pitty of my waisted energy and time. Well, still happy to be out of aviation.

Good luck!
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Old 14th Feb 2014, 17:22
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Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: UK
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Well well well....the famous Friday five o'clock hit and run email to ruin your weekend and avoid responses! How very professional! Don't know why I expected anything more from this lot really having been totally in the dark for five months.

Another total fiasco chalked up in aviation recruitment!
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Old 14th Feb 2014, 18:37
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Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Somerset
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Thanks but no thanks also, good to hear a result I suppose and it seems that I've got plenty of company.
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Old 14th Feb 2014, 21:46
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Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: In a plane
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Hehehe... almost five months and then I finally get this. I had given up hope a loooooong time ago!
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Old 15th Feb 2014, 09:45
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Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: France
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+1 "thanks but no thanks"
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Old 15th Feb 2014, 11:03
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Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: EU
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Same here...
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Old 15th Feb 2014, 11:18
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Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: World citizen
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Same 4 me ... So longgggggg time ago that I forgot I did these tests !
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Old 15th Feb 2014, 14:45
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In the same boat!
Crazy company...many months of silence and then a NO without reasons! With type rating on A320 and 600 Jet hours!
No words
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Old 25th Feb 2014, 09:32
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Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Europe
Posts: 13
7 months wait and then PFO!!

5k total time and 1200 320!

Last time Ill ever apply to this mob!
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Old 25th Feb 2014, 10:11
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Join Date: Apr 2009
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Why do you feel your hours are of relevance to your PFO letter? Were there not a battery of tests to get through?
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Old 25th Feb 2014, 20:37
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Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Dublin
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@Porksword, you do understand that nearly 5,000 applied for the positions? I find it laughable the amount of people who have a sense of entitlement to the position on the basis of hours alone. Did it ever occur to you that they might look at other qualities aside from the basic legal requirements needed to fly the aircraft? At least they finally got back to people about their application. To denigrate AL simply because they didn't pick you seems quite childish in my opinion.
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Old 6th Mar 2014, 07:13
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Join Date: Sep 2007
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Hogwash

They advertised for a very small number of positions, totally misunderstood the market and created a mammoth task for themselves that they were unable to resource correctly

OR

They are a bunch of idiots who couldn't organise a p up in a brewery

Take you pick I suspect both of these apply

3500 hours MCC fATPL
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Old 6th Mar 2014, 11:06
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Join Date: Apr 2009
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Whats with the publishing of all these logbook hours. You gals and girls need to get it out of your head that having a certain level of hours will guarantee you a job. Its no different at BA, Virgin, Emirates or just about any other airline. All hours do is satisfy whatever minimum requirement is being asked for at the time and gets your application considered. There is still no guarantee you will be called forward.

More to the point you should be considering factors such as training risk, and looking at past successful candidates and what skillsets they had.
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Old 12th Mar 2014, 22:27
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I disagree

I believe that the FAA have the correct approach with the rule that you must have 1500 hours of flight experience before you fly a transport aircraft

We have a system in Europe that favours rich kids with more money than sense and a bunch of training agencies that line their own pockets an subsidise the costs of the airline ( a rather perverse setup)
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Old 13th Mar 2014, 06:17
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Belowradar within the boundaries of the status quo in recruitment, MCDU2 is correct and it is a fair point. Your point may be valid but it is the subject for another thread not this one (and there are lots of them!)
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Old 13th Mar 2014, 20:02
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Rexbanner

I think you are defending an indefensible position

The AL recruitment process was definitely badly handled and puts the recruitment dept of the organisation in a very poor light with a great many qualified pilots. I don't think that is in dispute looking at the majority posts on the subject

I was a big fan of AL but that is not the case now, I. Am big enough to handle rejection but not blatant corporate ignorance
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