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Old 24th Sep 2006, 18:28
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Threestable.
I assume you're refering to my first post on this thread. You obviouly missed the words "some, vocal minority" etc used .

If you choose to ignore those qualifying words or lump yourself in the MINORITY then so be it.I have (had) no problem with my new colleagues except for the examples given. You may have found my opinion irreverent or immature but it is a mostly acuurate summary of some issues.
Hope you have as good a time as I did if you stay at excel.

edited: Threestable , you are correct it wasnt appropiate , I have removed it. But surely if you cant be bothered to respond, then dont.You are however quite clearly as patronising as I am allegedy immature, so maybe you couldnt resist.Nothing thin about the ice though.

Saddest Aviator, as has been pointed out it wasnt really relevant to the thread, however my intentions in the original post that started this were to counter the anti XL views that were not my experience, but did mirror the attitudes of the minority mentioned.
Enough said

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Old 24th Sep 2006, 20:14
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Dear Bushbolox
"The chap recently departed for his selfish posturing and refusal of reasonable requests to operate messing up 400 peoples holidays was a personification of those issues. His other blatent,dangerous disregard for SOPs werent even addressed as he was booted out before that trial, so many incidents to choose from."

Intersted to know bushbolox what were these blatent dangerous disregards for SOP's that you speak of with such knowledge. The person concerned should have been fired from any company.Obviously a flight safety hazard.
Me thinks however you miss the main thrust of the posts.

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Old 24th Sep 2006, 21:55
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I rest my case. Haven't got the effort to respond to Bushboloxs latest offerings except to warn that the ice that he has chosen to venture on is getting very thin indeed. Do uninformed personal attacks offer any useful advice to pilots considering employment? Mods?
Hope the original poster, finds what they want. Good Luck.
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Old 24th Sep 2006, 22:33
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threestable...........thanks for the good wishes.
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Old 1st Oct 2006, 15:24
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Talking Excel Airways

I have an interview coming up with excel, not part of the OAT sponsorship, and I wondered if anyone could help as to what to expect in the interview i.e. questions, is there a tech assessment etc etc.

For the 737 this is. Can't find this info anywhere else.
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Old 1st Oct 2006, 22:12
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Try to relax and be yourself and it shouldn't be a problem.
Good luck!

PM me if you like..
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Old 2nd Oct 2006, 09:25
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Any 1 got any info. on the interview @ XL, have one coming up soon 4 B738 F/O?

Be interesting 2 know what the basic is for 738 F/O if anybody has any info. If successful it would be for a permanent contract with the company. Any info most appreciated.

Current on type with c.600/700 on B737, mostly NG time

Thanks in advance
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Old 2nd Oct 2006, 11:52
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skinsflyer, not oat connected? does this suggest that you're not type rated?

hours and expierence would be appreiciated, to give a heads up for all.

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Old 2nd Oct 2006, 12:24
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Yes that would be very useful, PM me if you prefere!

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Old 2nd Oct 2006, 15:36
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Bushbolox

ie not an ex raf chop house
Obviously you weren't up to RAF standards
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Old 3rd Oct 2006, 07:22
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year 1 basic f/o salary for unfrozen ATPL is 42,210 plus 2.28per hour tax free duty pay. From 1/5/07 this will be 43,434. Unfrozen ATPL 35,350. 1/5/07 36,375.

Year 2 currently 43,101 next year 44,351. The annual increments are currently about 900 this is before any future pay rises.

There is normally the opportunity to work days off in the summer and for this you get 375 + day off in lieu.

Hope this helps.
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Old 3rd Oct 2006, 07:33
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Yes most helpful thanks omnidirctional737 that is helpful.. day off pay is generous.

Is there many night stops in the u.k, just the base offers are LGW, MAN and BRS whilst sources indicate airline flies from NCL, EMA, BHX, CWL, HUY, STN and Belfast! I always find UK night stops a laugh with the right crew although some people hate them!

Many theanks for the reply
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Old 3rd Oct 2006, 10:09
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Yeah there are a fair few UK night stops. This year they have been GLA, BHX, MAN, BRS and HUY. NCL is operated by Islandsflug CWL by Canadians or Americans I think and EMA by the Greeks. But I have heard that HUY is not happening next year so I guess everything else can change aswell.

Most night stops are good with crews that are up for it so you will definately enjoy yourself.
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Old 3rd Oct 2006, 10:09
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Slim, so predictable, and so unoriginal, you must be ex RAF
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Old 3rd Oct 2006, 10:34
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Excellent

If I do get through, I look forward to some good night stops.
I use to admire SOME of the XL hosties on the crew bus on the way into Concorde House, I do hope they still recruit a decent % easy on the eye

Many thx for the reply, I am really looking forward to the interview irrespective of the outcome (there appears to be no gremlins.. straight forward interview perhaps with some tech, personal and crm stuff???)
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Old 3rd Oct 2006, 11:44
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I am type-rated on the 737-3/900 but I only have 400 hours on type. Total time 600 hours.
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Old 3rd Oct 2006, 14:32
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I Don't know any specific info but the management pilots are ok, so I don't think they will be trying to catch you out.
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Does anyone know if Excel do a bond scheme?

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Old 4th Oct 2006, 15:05
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I have applied to Excel via their email ie [email protected] ....

I have 1400hrsTT + 1200TP, what are my chances???(not heard anything yet)

I am also willing to pay a bond! Do they have a bond scheme?

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Old 5th Oct 2006, 00:09
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See here we are ! Despite the warnings what situation you can expect someone is allways willing to contribute for his "better" future and support such outfits. Not to blame him if he is jobless but leave a position you have? Think twice before you often change the bad for the worse. Consider where you spent your best hard earned money for. Too many cases in the past where pilots lost it all and gained nothing except the debt on the account. The passion to aviate makes a lot of us blindfolded and jump into trapps, be aware amd take MASTER CAUTIONS here seriously, you would in the "seat" for shure, why not in life?

Fly safe and land happy

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