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18th Aug 2018, 19:08
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Posted By average-punter

This is an interesting question which comes up...

This is an interesting question which comes up often. I know it may seem the end of the world now but it really isn't. I think it is worth asking yourself why these results happened as you will have...
12th Mar 2018, 13:25
Replies: 6,545
Views: 5,537,277
Posted By average-punter

A very valid question as he's probably suffered...

A very valid question as he's probably suffered the misery of car park x in a previous airline
17th Dec 2017, 22:36
Replies: 963
Views: 376,623
Posted By average-punter

The fact that it's open for six months may give...

The fact that it's open for six months may give some indication of the general interest, or quality of applicants.
8th Dec 2017, 18:49
Replies: 5
Views: 3,271
Posted By average-punter

I can take a fairly good guess at how the new...

I can take a fairly good guess at how the new entrant Ts and Cs will look...
6th Dec 2017, 21:04
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Views: 5,537,277
Posted By average-punter

Oh yes I know there is zero chance of that...

Oh yes I know there is zero chance of that happening but it certainly would be th decent thing to do. As someone alluded too earlier it costs a small fortune for some candidates
6th Dec 2017, 20:33
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Views: 5,537,277
Posted By average-punter

A very sensible piece of advice. I still maintain...

A very sensible piece of advice. I still maintain that if I were in the hold pool and "expired" I'd want my expenses to be reimbursed.
4th Dec 2017, 11:48
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Posted By average-punter

Yup. They will be surprised.

Yup. They will be surprised.
29th Nov 2017, 22:29
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Posted By average-punter

Absolutely. I think this time round they may be...

Absolutely. I think this time round they may be quite surprised.
29th Nov 2017, 11:30
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Views: 5,537,277
Posted By average-punter

Not involved in the pool myself so these comments...

Not involved in the pool myself so these comments are totally from an observer.

If I were "swimming" I would have every right to be quite annoyed with the situation. The selection process is not...
6th Nov 2017, 10:03
Replies: 223
Views: 141,984
Posted By average-punter

Not arriving in a suit would be committing...

Not arriving in a suit would be committing interview suicide.
23rd Oct 2017, 12:27
Replies: 963
Views: 376,623
Posted By average-punter

I think that sums up their attitude fairly...

I think that sums up their attitude fairly succinctly. Maybe you should remind then you shelled out just under 300 quid for the privilege.
22nd Oct 2017, 12:12
Replies: 223
Views: 141,984
Posted By average-punter

I have no idea why prices for CTC are increasing...

I have no idea why prices for CTC are increasing at a rate which is significantly above the rate of inflation. In the past few years it has risen from just north of 80k to 115k, an increase in 35k...
17th Oct 2017, 21:39
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Views: 5,537,277
Posted By average-punter

Academic requirements lower this time with no...

Academic requirements lower this time with no requirement for a-levels and it seems the loan underwriting element has vanished.
8th Sep 2017, 22:58
Replies: 155
Views: 69,153
Posted By average-punter

PPF to step in used to require company going into...

PPF to step in used to require company going into administration... Although that didn't happen with Monarch so perhaps they could also be tempted with a stake in the company
2nd Sep 2017, 20:49
Replies: 3,554
Views: 1,452,431
Posted By average-punter

Not at all cynical but obvious. BA gets...

Not at all cynical but obvious.

BA gets pilots on tap at a fraction of the rate of a DEP from a known source and cadets walk into a decent job. Win win. I'm certain everyone at CTC will be falling...
Replies: 172
Views: 161,966
Posted By average-punter

If you're offered engineering at a decent uni...

If you're offered engineering at a decent uni then grab it with both hands I would suggest! You can save far quicker and get experience in a well paid field which would work well whilst you're job...
11th Jul 2017, 19:57
Replies: 963
Views: 376,623
Posted By average-punter

the "bond" works as such. Airline x offers...

the "bond" works as such.

Airline x offers you a job with a salary of 35k. If airline x is part of the program you can choose to take a "salary" of 23k and have the remaining 12k per year tax...
6th Jun 2017, 17:37
Replies: 4,878
Views: 1,678,044
Posted By average-punter

The bond has recently come under scrutiny from...

The bond has recently come under scrutiny from HMRC, affecting at least one airline. Be careful as it may not be available down the line. Be under no illusion you're not sponsored and you pay the...
27th Apr 2017, 12:06
Replies: 21
Views: 5,928
Posted By average-punter

Fair enough - passengers were creating chaos and...

Fair enough - passengers were creating chaos and being totally out of line and disruptive. Several warnings would have been issued. They failed to comply so the Captain decided to divert the aircraft...
30th Mar 2017, 19:00
Replies: 5
Views: 2,046
Posted By average-punter

It's well worth stepping back for a minute and...

It's well worth stepping back for a minute and consider the bias of that paper. It's published by a company who profit from the selling of this form of testing!

The tests are a load of nonsense...
24th Mar 2017, 16:07
Replies: 4,878
Views: 1,678,044
Posted By average-punter

There are obviously more people in their early...

There are obviously more people in their early 20s on the course, but plenty of people slightly older too. You certainly won't be on your own. If you are good enough to pass the airline interview...
26th Feb 2017, 16:25
Replies: 3,554
Views: 1,452,431
Posted By average-punter

If it is akin to the easyJet flexicrew...

If it is akin to the easyJet flexicrew arrangement it will be interesting to see how management get it past the BA CC.
14th Feb 2017, 16:16
Replies: 4
Views: 2,096
Posted By average-punter

Like meatballs said there is no way you are...

Like meatballs said there is no way you are tempting people away from regional bases. Certainly in the UK pilots at LCCs are now thinking very carefully before jumping to a legacy, the grass isn't...
24th Jan 2017, 01:35
Replies: 4,878
Views: 1,678,044
Posted By average-punter

Don't forget any contracts on the continent...

Don't forget any contracts on the continent require you to forfeit the bond
16th Dec 2016, 15:44
Replies: 6,545
Views: 5,537,277
Posted By average-punter

They are generally self-employed consultants as I...

They are generally self-employed consultants as I understand it. Certainly a few guys at my airline are "BA checked" and teach BA pilots at CTC. I flew with one a few weeks ago who said they are also...
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