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16th Mar 2019, 08:56
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Posted By RexBanner

Virgin has exactly the same company contribution...

Virgin has exactly the same company contribution as the new BA scheme so its on par not better. Not only that but they (VS) want to remove this benefit to new joiners. Thomas Cook as you said not...
15th Mar 2019, 19:22
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Posted By RexBanner

Struggling with the accuracy description of a...

Struggling with the accuracy description of a “mediocre” pension too, tell me where you’re going to find better in the UK now given that pretty much all final salary schemes are now closed in all...
9th Mar 2019, 15:33
Replies: 1,195
Views: 848,631
Posted By RexBanner

Struggling to understand Walsh’s comments. So...

Struggling to understand Walsh’s comments. So Kjos has proven that there is a market for people who can’t normally afford to fly long haul to pay £170 to fly to Los Angeles, well no excrement,...
9th Mar 2019, 15:18
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Posted By RexBanner

Give Klaus time...

Give Klaus time...
9th Mar 2019, 07:16
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Posted By RexBanner

Until the next time they come cap in hand to the...

Until the next time they come cap in hand to the shareholders because they’ve burnt through it all in a matter of months.
7th Mar 2019, 13:05
Replies: 23
Views: 6,925
Posted By RexBanner

Not well received because virtually all of the...

Not well received because virtually all of the promises made by Balpa before the vote as to the how the system would operate have turned out to be complete falsehoods.
7th Mar 2019, 10:20
Replies: 23
Views: 6,925
Posted By RexBanner

Touching a raw nerve here, no is the answer.

Touching a raw nerve here, no is the answer.
3rd Mar 2019, 16:43
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Posted By RexBanner

Short Haul honestly isn’t that bad. I moan more...

Short Haul honestly isn’t that bad. I moan more than most and even I can acknowledge that. If you get a SH offer also remember its a gateway into one of the most secure places in the industry and...
27th Feb 2019, 18:47
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Posted By RexBanner

rare as hens teeth those rates nowadays (and...

rare as hens teeth those rates nowadays (and you’ll only get it in the depths of winter) but technically correct.
27th Feb 2019, 07:45
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Posted By RexBanner

Fair enough Wiggy in my crown dependency we...

Fair enough Wiggy in my crown dependency we benefit from free parking at the home end, although the airport are keen to close this loophole (out of pure spite and vindictiveness as none of us will be...
26th Feb 2019, 22:14
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Posted By RexBanner

My Short Haul commute which involved flight to...

My Short Haul commute which involved flight to Gatwick and National Express Coach to Heathrow (including hotels at LHR) used to average out at circa £600pcm. Surprises me greatly that a long haul...
25th Feb 2019, 10:56
Replies: 12
Views: 3,939
Posted By RexBanner

Rightly so Wiggy. After all Virgin is only long...

Rightly so Wiggy. After all Virgin is only long haul and they promote from within so the argument for being a short haul captain first is totally redundant.
24th Feb 2019, 15:20
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Posted By RexBanner

Hugely dependent on which captain you fly with,...

Hugely dependent on which captain you fly with, short haul that’s very hit and miss.
17th Feb 2019, 18:22
Replies: 84
Views: 113,397
Posted By RexBanner

The thing is with the media that if they’re that...

The thing is with the media that if they’re that this misinformed and/or ignorant about aviation matters then you have to assume there’s a good chance that this level of ignorance corresponds across...
12th Feb 2019, 19:14
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Posted By RexBanner

Let me illustrate exactly how. If everybody who...

Let me illustrate exactly how. If everybody who had joined BA after me had joined on the Airbus, I’d be sitting comfortably in the top 10% of the status list right now. In fact that’d be the same...
12th Feb 2019, 16:26
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Posted By RexBanner

Yes it’s been going on but not in the numbers...

Yes it’s been going on but not in the numbers we’re seeing right now. In a year where there are potentially 350 recruits less than 100 airbus FO’s have valid moves elsewhere (at last count)...
12th Feb 2019, 12:48
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Posted By RexBanner

But who won’t get it because the company now...

But who won’t get it because the company now prefers to hire Direct Entry Pilots straight into long haul due cost at the expense of First Officers on the airbus. Direct Entry A350 actually made me...
9th Feb 2019, 10:39
Replies: 1,195
Views: 848,631
Posted By RexBanner

I think they’ve realised now their model just...

I think they’ve realised now their model just doesn’t work. They’re now going to be flying to SFO and MIA instead of OAK and FLL respectively. Costs are going to rise and so the ticket prices are...
8th Feb 2019, 13:45
Replies: 55
Views: 35,307
Posted By RexBanner

We picked up a predictive wind shear ahead whilst...

We picked up a predictive wind shear ahead whilst pointing West on the taxiway parallel to 26L bizarrely enough, at the same time the Emirates aircraft on approach called going around due wind shear,...
7th Feb 2019, 20:46
Replies: 6,175
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Posted By RexBanner

VOR.DME with respect, I think you should leave it...

VOR.DME with respect, I think you should leave it there. Yes there are many people here who don’t know anything different but I’m BA, I’ve spent time at Flybe doing six sector days and a lot of the...
7th Feb 2019, 13:19
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Posted By RexBanner

Absolutely EVERYTHING listed here happened last...

Absolutely EVERYTHING listed here happened last year on Short Haul at this very airline (apart from six sector days of course but having done them myself at Flybe I’d take them in a heartbeat over a...
6th Feb 2019, 19:00
Replies: 6,175
Views: 4,766,540
Posted By RexBanner

Longer. I flew with a Gatwick captain who’d been...

Longer. I flew with a Gatwick captain who’d been in 13 years and he still hadn’t got to 50% on the P77L status list by relative seniority.
6th Feb 2019, 18:21
Replies: 1,238
Views: 906,449
Posted By RexBanner

What are the opportunities for moving between...

What are the opportunities for moving between fleets?
5th Feb 2019, 19:16
Replies: 1,238
Views: 906,449
Posted By RexBanner

40 or so apparently.

40 or so apparently.
31st Jan 2019, 10:39
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Views: 4,766,540
Posted By RexBanner

For what it’s worth I quite like a random roster...

For what it’s worth I quite like a random roster in the sense that yeah you might only get a couple of days off after a long six (or even seven!) days but to balance that you get 5+ days off...
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