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18th Feb 2016, 09:37
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Posted By taxi_driver

I thought recruitment for summer would be all...

I thought recruitment for summer would be all done and dusted by now?

Serious question..

Do they have enough crew to run their summer schedule.

Do they have enough training capacity to cope...
18th Feb 2016, 09:28
Replies: 4,104
Views: 2,259,287
Posted By taxi_driver

Shortage of aircraft, or shortage of crew? ...

Shortage of aircraft, or shortage of crew?

Alot of guys have left recently, with probably more to follow so I suspect the latter, and this is a quiet time of the year...
10th Dec 2015, 16:16
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Posted By taxi_driver

Management busy patting themselves on the back...

Management busy patting themselves on the back for some decent results and toasting the good forward bookings to notice the large numbers of pilots heading for the exit door?

Emptying faster than...
29th Oct 2015, 00:30
Replies: 1,178
Views: 919,166
Posted By taxi_driver

Most have simply resigned, with more in the...

Most have simply resigned, with more in the pipeline to leave as BA, TCX and Thomson clear them out...
31st Aug 2015, 23:07
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Posted By taxi_driver

Fair to assume that someone looking to come home...

Fair to assume that someone looking to come home from the sandpit will have a cv in at several companies? Maybe some empty seats on courses next march.

And just how much training capacity is...
10th Aug 2015, 21:43
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Views: 919,166
Posted By taxi_driver

Is anything being done to retain people? Retain...

Is anything being done to retain people? Retain surely cheaper than Replace?

Can they physically train all of these replacement crew in a sensible time span? The throughput of their sim centre...
26th Jul 2015, 18:27
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Posted By taxi_driver

Slot delays in peak summer are a fact of life for...

Slot delays in peak summer are a fact of life for all operators. My gut feeling is that manning levels are under severe strain right now at jet2. To take a 4-5 hr delay at a main base with an...
24th Jul 2015, 22:58
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Views: 2,259,287
Posted By taxi_driver

A 4 hr delay, at the biggest base, which normally...

A 4 hr delay, at the biggest base, which normally has full airport standby cover? Surely shows a shortage of some sort?
24th Jul 2015, 22:42
Replies: 4,104
Views: 2,259,287
Posted By taxi_driver

The 922 and 921 ex Man. I can only presumbe all...

The 922 and 921 ex Man. I can only presumbe all standby and spare crew cover has been exhausted?
24th Jul 2015, 21:58
Replies: 4,104
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Posted By taxi_driver

They are getting in quite a mess. Today 3 hour +...

They are getting in quite a mess. Today 3 hour + delays due crew shortages leaving them at the mercy of big eu261 claims? Take a look at the arrivals and departures board.

On the back of the drag...
8th Jul 2015, 19:17
Replies: 1,178
Views: 919,166
Posted By taxi_driver

My point about Orion was that many fore runners...

My point about Orion was that many fore runners of J2 have come and gone. Here today gone tomorrow. Many doing quite well, but caught up in the endless take overs and mergers in the industry.

Have...
7th Jul 2015, 10:28
Replies: 1,178
Views: 919,166
Posted By taxi_driver

This mob remind me of Orion, the hybrid charter...

This mob remind me of Orion, the hybrid charter tour operator come scheduled carrier from the 80's.

After a steady period of growth and modest success they reached critical mass. Wild fire...
23rd Jun 2015, 23:57
Replies: 4,104
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Posted By taxi_driver

Alot of management confuse 'Cost' and 'Value'. ...

Alot of management confuse 'Cost' and 'Value'.

Simple and modest improvements in terms and conditions should be viewed as an investment in a business of J2's size. It is now in the billion pound...
28th May 2015, 20:41
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Posted By taxi_driver

This little snippet appeared in the Evening...

This little snippet appeared in the Evening Standard a few weeks back, any opinions on what it means or where it might lead?


Market Report: Shares tumble as record highs give way to nerves...
27th Apr 2015, 11:48
Replies: 4,104
Views: 2,259,287
Posted By taxi_driver

Union Court Case

It's interesting that the company should spend so much time (and no doubt money)on court wrangles, rather than simply sitting down and talking to the Union about the pilots rostering concerns. Balpa...
14th Feb 2015, 15:14
Replies: 1,178
Views: 919,166
Posted By taxi_driver

There is a High court hearing soon between J2 and...

There is a High court hearing soon between J2 and Balpa regarding "rostering". If they really are losing a lot of crew and roster patterns/lifestyle are part of the issue, it all seems a bit odd.

...
5th Jan 2015, 22:00
Replies: 1,178
Views: 919,166
Posted By taxi_driver

Rumours that the Pilot Manager has or is in...

Rumours that the Pilot Manager has or is in process of leaving? I don't know if that might be why job offers are slow to go out?


They have made the mistake in previous years of thinking that a...
2nd Dec 2014, 20:48
Replies: 1,178
Views: 919,166
Posted By taxi_driver

They do seem to make a bit of a dogs breakfast of...

They do seem to make a bit of a dogs breakfast of recruitment every year. Always a big splash on adverts in flight, nice fancy on line recruitment system, lots of people herded in, then silence.......
2nd Dec 2014, 13:26
Replies: 1,178
Views: 919,166
Posted By taxi_driver

Have heard close to 20 resignations in November?...

Have heard close to 20 resignations in November? Including a few off to Ryanair, who for all the negatives, offer a roster that is concrete and predictable. Most J2 people I know regard it as an OK...
10th Oct 2014, 11:02
Replies: 1,178
Views: 919,166
Posted By taxi_driver

They know a fair % of pilots will be leaving,...

They know a fair % of pilots will be leaving, just not exact numbers, fleets, seats or bases. Its all very fluid. They have had problems with training capacity, no point recruiting more than they can...
5th Sep 2014, 18:28
Replies: 4,104
Views: 2,259,287
Posted By taxi_driver

AAIB have been upto East Mids to take a look, so...

AAIB have been upto East Mids to take a look, so I would guess a formal report into the incident/evacuation will be published in due course..
16th Jul 2014, 15:13
Replies: 4,104
Views: 2,259,287
Posted By taxi_driver

More Tech woes Jet2 Manchester to Faro...

More Tech woes


Jet2 Manchester to Faro flight delayed due to 'air conditioning fire' - Manchester Evening News...
Forum: Freight Dogs
12th Jan 2014, 23:58
Replies: 6
Views: 4,535
Posted By taxi_driver

Lots of resignations going in at DHL Air Uk...

Lots of resignations going in at DHL Air Uk apparently in last few weeks.
1st Dec 2013, 18:39
Replies: 346
Views: 169,893
Posted By taxi_driver

That's a bit of a sly dig Honiley. You almost...

That's a bit of a sly dig Honiley. You almost sound like a Dhl manager bitter at losing a few crew. :rolleyes:
13th Nov 2013, 13:36
Replies: 346
Views: 169,893
Posted By taxi_driver

They do seem to be over stretching themselves,...

They do seem to be over stretching themselves, recruiting so many people in one go, not helped by having an electronic system that they then don't seem to use.

Have heard of people waiting > 12...
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