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8th Oct 2022, 10:40
Replies: 386
Views: 184,952
Posted By R T Jones

Expected to see additional routes announced over...

Expected to see additional routes announced over the coming weeks and months. They often add and remove frequencies as they see how they sell.
5th Oct 2022, 11:12
Replies: 2,267
Views: 442,161
Posted By R T Jones

Maybe it would have been better to not even do it...

Maybe it would have been better to not even do it in the first place!

Ive heard on the ramp that the new stands they are building off taxiway Delta are going to have the aircraft park nose in at...
5th Oct 2022, 09:03
Replies: 2,267
Views: 442,161
Posted By R T Jones

The news about the Dart.. it beggars belief. How...

The news about the Dart.. it beggars belief. How can they charge nearly 10 per person for a journey like that?! Surely if you buy a ticket from London to Luton Airport, it will not be 9.80 more to...
4th Sep 2020, 16:32
Replies: 123
Views: 35,050
Posted By R T Jones

From my experience, the silent majority of people...

From my experience, the silent majority of people want life to return to normal and believe the continued global obsession with this virus is an overreaction that's causing far more damage than the...
30th Aug 2020, 16:17
Replies: 2,099
Views: 1,798,326
Posted By R T Jones

Add in the average age of those who've died of...

Add in the average age of those who've died of Covid 19 in England has been 80 with an average of 3 underlying health conditions.
17th Jan 2020, 12:56
Replies: 41
Views: 39,325
Posted By R T Jones

I happened to look at plane finder this morning...

I happened to look at plane finder this morning and couldn't work out why there was no aircraft on approach or departure and the 4 holds were full of aircraft. Thought maybe it was a runway change...
8th Jul 2019, 19:21
Replies: 2,033
Views: 1,545,944
Posted By R T Jones

They compete with EZY at Luton, have mirrored the...

They compete with EZY at Luton, have mirrored the routes to KEF, TLV, LIS, KRK and OPO at least.
18th Apr 2019, 18:41
Replies: 31
Views: 23,525
Posted By R T Jones

From anecdotal evidence, we are short of FO's at...

From anecdotal evidence, we are short of FO's at Luton.
8th Feb 2019, 09:44
Replies: 15
Views: 5,694
Posted By R T Jones

I was based at STN for 5 years whilst living in...

I was based at STN for 5 years whilst living in North London. Area was N13 just off the A406 North Circular road. Took me 35 mins 90% of the time, sometimes if going in for a 5/6pm report it would be...
8th Sep 2018, 09:27
Replies: 2,006
Views: 1,368,416
Posted By R T Jones

To give some perspective, youd do well to net...

To give some perspective, youd do well to net 75k in the U.K. Thats full time with 10% loyalty. When you compare the cost of living U.K. vs Portugal and quality of life, Id say the Portuguese...
5th Sep 2018, 18:50
Replies: 1,403
Views: 1,224,951
Posted By R T Jones

I've only done a handful of VA flights but was...

I've only done a handful of VA flights but was always surprised by how many American passports and accents I've heard at the gate and on board. Maybe this is down to Delta's influence, code sharing...
7th Sep 2017, 15:17
Replies: 21
Views: 18,320
Posted By R T Jones

Roster stability at easyJet is pretty awful. It's...

Roster stability at easyJet is pretty awful. It's not unusual to have 2 or 3 changes per 5 day block. Some are worse than others, lots more changes in summer and on lates. From my friends at BA...
15th Jun 2017, 10:44
Replies: 824
Views: 638,093
Posted By R T Jones

62k basic salary for a captain? That is not...

62k basic salary for a captain? That is not market rate, an UK based easyjet SFO basic salary is only just short of that....
18th Mar 2017, 08:10
Replies: 53
Views: 40,561
Posted By R T Jones

If Iberia crews are flying these jets, will that...

If Iberia crews are flying these jets, will that be on Iberia contracts? Has anyone heard of what the terms and conditions for Level will be? Will they just be using agencies? I've no doubt the...
21st Feb 2017, 09:18
Replies: 12
Views: 9,833
Posted By R T Jones

5.5k GBP. 5 earlies, 3 off, 5, lates 4 off as a...

5.5k GBP. 5 earlies, 3 off, 5, lates 4 off as a roster pattern. Every 4 months you do a random 28 days. That's for the UK. That's with 10% pension contribution.
Portugal is random roster and less...
14th Jan 2017, 16:08
Replies: 11
Views: 11,505
Posted By R T Jones

Independent performance calculations are very...

Independent performance calculations are very much on the horizon at easy. I for one welcome it.
11th Dec 2016, 13:46
Replies: 1,158
Views: 1,143,359
Posted By R T Jones

I am thinking that per diem is the figure for the...

I am thinking that per diem is the figure for the month as opposed to day. That 913 would be your flight pay for the month.
25th Sep 2016, 12:07
Replies: 80
Views: 39,402
Posted By R T Jones

Post #67 sums it up nicely. TOGA is designed for...

Post #67 sums it up nicely. TOGA is designed for 5 minutes of use and for that extra boost when needed. Not for everyday routine use. If only Flight Time Limitations were viewed the same....
13th Sep 2016, 16:30
Replies: 80
Views: 39,402
Posted By R T Jones

Tubby Linton sums it up very nicely. Can I...

Tubby Linton sums it up very nicely.

Can I also add that this is not about pay, it is about fatigue, safety and sustainable working rosters so that someone joining in their 20's is able to fly a...
11th Sep 2016, 14:44
Replies: 18
Views: 4,943
Posted By R T Jones

Short haul. Worse. We aren't even working to full...

Short haul. Worse. We aren't even working to full EASA yet and the much extended earlies are generating more fatigue reports than before. The reduction of rest accrual for standby call outs is...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Jul 2016, 14:49
Replies: 23
Views: 5,820
Posted By R T Jones

I was asked by a first officer a few weeks ago,...

I was asked by a first officer a few weeks ago, 'Are you a nav lights on or nav lights off man?'.
I said lights on. I imagine the next person he asked said lights off.
21st May 2016, 08:41
Replies: 4,715
Views: 3,477,077
Posted By R T Jones

If you get these emails asking how they handled...

If you get these emails asking how they handled stuff, if you don't reply nothing changes. If they made a mess of it, let them know. The more people that tell them, the more likely they are to want...
18th May 2016, 17:51
Replies: 49
Views: 37,993
Posted By R T Jones

Private health insurance lol

Private health insurance lol
17th May 2016, 23:08
Replies: 147
Views: 111,125
Posted By R T Jones

Public transport to/from hotels....? Wow.

Public transport to/from hotels....? Wow.
14th Dec 2015, 16:52
Replies: 237
Views: 124,287
Posted By R T Jones

Excellent post Capt Spam Can. Covers a lot of the...

Excellent post Capt Spam Can. Covers a lot of the stuff.

Life when you join on the SO and 75% FO contracts is a bit pants. You'll earn enough to live but not for a great deal else. If you can...
19th Oct 2015, 18:06
Replies: 4,866
Views: 1,843,039
Posted By R T Jones

GrobblySquirrel, having been through the...

GrobblySquirrel,

having been through the system a few years ago, but I imagine its the same now. My salary is reduced by the amount of the bond being repaid to me. Example. My SFO salary is 45k,...
29th Oct 2014, 17:31
Replies: 9
Views: 3,014
Posted By R T Jones

Have done both; FIXED!

Have done both;
FIXED!
1st Oct 2014, 18:50
Replies: 6,999
Views: 6,759,280
Posted By R T Jones

'Anyone who thinks you can't have a good life...

'Anyone who thinks you can't have a good life living on 4k net a month plus, even with kids and living around London, needs a very serious reality check. The starting salary of 4k a month net puts...
1st Sep 2014, 13:54
Replies: 6,999
Views: 6,759,280
Posted By R T Jones

Yep have to agree with whats written here...

Yep have to agree with whats written here regarding it not being quite the cut/dry decision of easy vs BA it perhaps once was. I'm an SFO at ezy and didn't apply for BA this time round, friends...
22nd Jun 2014, 11:09
Replies: 39
Views: 12,053
Posted By R T Jones

Go to the bank, withdraw one months salary in...

Go to the bank, withdraw one months salary in cash and give it to charity.

Or train to become a doctor.
7th May 2014, 06:25
Replies: 304
Views: 135,110
Posted By R T Jones

I can confirm the bond you give ctc is paid back...

I can confirm the bond you give ctc is paid back tax free and your salary is dropped by the same amount. So a second officer scale is 38k, if you went through ctc your salary will be 29k. That goes...
26th Mar 2014, 18:17
Replies: 13
Views: 7,299
Posted By R T Jones

When my mum was diagnosed with a terminal and...

When my mum was diagnosed with a terminal and degenerative illness they made an exception to allow me to transfer basses on compassionate grounds to allow me to live at home. My immediate line...
14th Mar 2014, 14:50
Replies: 41
Views: 17,501
Posted By R T Jones

Whatever else can be said about easyJet, if they...

Whatever else can be said about easyJet, if they make you fly out of an airport that isn't your base, they will provide hotel accommodation and transport to it.

I agree that now the new entrant...
3rd Mar 2014, 23:00
Replies: 108
Views: 31,003
Posted By R T Jones

After a 12hr 4 sector day when I get off the...

After a 12hr 4 sector day when I get off the plane the first feeling I feel is not fulfilment!
If you want to fly an aircraft for the pure delight of flying then do it as a hobby, when you do a...
28th Feb 2014, 12:56
Replies: 108
Views: 31,003
Posted By R T Jones

3 years into low cost flying and I'm convinced...

3 years into low cost flying and I'm convinced that to have a 40 year+ career I will need to go part time at some point. Who knows what the state pension or retirement age will be by the time I get...
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