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Old 21st Jul 2004, 06:51
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Question Seniority

I accepted a job offer about a month ago and subsequently I know that several others have also been offered a job but after me. We all have the same start date.

Does this mean that the seniority is based on the start date and then presumably the eldest is the most senior, or does it go on the date the offer was accepted?



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Old 21st Jul 2004, 07:17
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Seniority in a lot of airlines is also determined by type/ quality of your past experience. (hours and aircraft types etc)
At your stage I would be only too happy to get in and not worry about seniority!
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Old 21st Jul 2004, 07:41
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Believe me, I am only too happy to have got in.



It is just out of interest and other people have also asked me, so I thought I would ask the question. It never hurts to get some idea of what the future might hold.

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Old 21st Jul 2004, 08:47
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Each company is different, but here at virgin, it is done on who has the most hours in the case of joining on the same day. I seem to recall from my Air Europe days that the oldest became the senior pilot. Still, whatever your new job is, Enjoy!
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Old 21st Jul 2004, 09:11
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hifive.

If you tell us who you will be working for then you may get the answer.

In Thomas Cook it was done by age, which left me a bit miffed, as I was the first of 8 on my course to do the interview, but ended below them all on the list. It was almost significant, w.r.t reduncancy a while ago....
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Old 21st Jul 2004, 17:50
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In BA it's done on DoB - oldest most senior.

However, post Oct 2006 this will not be PC (ageist), so they'll have to dream something else up...

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Old 22nd Jul 2004, 11:07
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I've seen it done on DoB - eldest most senior; and date of CPL issue - oldost most senior. I never did find out of an 'young' ATPL outranks and 'old' CPL
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