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Old 11th Oct 2006, 12:54
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As a pax, I gotta tell you they are head and shoulders above most of the competition!
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Old 11th Oct 2006, 17:12
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Yes the service is quite good, but bear in mind the low cost arm of Monarch isn't making much money (compared to the competion - our CEO PB has told us in a meeting). They make the big bucks in the charter business, but if it wasn't for in flight sales, Monarch Scheduled would be losing money (so I've been told).
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Old 12th Oct 2006, 14:01
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but if it wasn't for in flight sales, Monarch Scheduled would be losing money
So why the headlong rush to expand the loco division?
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Old 12th Oct 2006, 14:19
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In flight sales forming a large part of loco profits is not new or unusual. Most loco’s rely on this and ancillary web based profit streams. M'OL's stated aim is to provide completely free flights and derive all his profit from ancillaries.

No need to panic..........yet
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Old 18th Oct 2006, 16:35
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Outcome

Thanks all for your input/advise/words of wisdom etc etc! All helped out considerably. Have been offered a position on the 75 fleet from Gatwick. Have accepted the offer! Again, thanks and look forward to joining you.

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Old 18th Oct 2006, 16:44
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Welcome aboard.....see you in concorde house (4th floor )
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Old 18th Oct 2006, 16:45
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Cheers MM -Look forward to it!
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Old 20th Oct 2006, 16:59
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TD - Welcome aboad indeed!
T&c's really are improving for the better ! Sometimes I just can't believe my luck. It's a shame you didn't get offered the 320 out of Gatwick as I hear the Company now ferry flight crew to Manchester using a helicopter rather than a taxi, and as RS likes to ensure we are a "no cost" operation he has also taken to using empty 320's to fly cabin crew from GAT to BHX - what a great chap he is - Morale has taken a huge leap forward and we now all sing his praises! How foolish we all were to think of wasting money on trying to crew bases properly and have adequate standby cover (not to mention the huge expense of a proper computer rostering system) when you can instead use helicopters!! Now we see why he is the OPs director on a huge bonus and we are mere line pilots... I'm sure PB is also as happy with RS as we are...

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Old 21st Oct 2006, 15:13
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Even better heard from a man in the know that theres 40 training slots for Jan and the hold pools empty! Cant find enough ppl to fill the slots. Especially now as most companies req a 3 month notice.....Says a helluva lot if you ask me. T&Cs need some serious improvin! Listening RS?
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Old 22nd Oct 2006, 10:03
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Even better heard from a man in the know that theres 40 training slots for Jan and the hold pools empty!.. . Especially now as most companies req a 3 month notice.....

I am in the shallow pool. At least thats what the letter said. Maybe they are just hedging their bets, and I didn't have as good as an interview as I thought.

I was told during the interview that the Jan slots were filled and any offer would be for the Feb course. Sill waiting though
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Old 22nd Oct 2006, 10:22
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The company want to be able to move all joiners on promotion whereas existing F/Os can stay at their base for good by the way.
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Old 22nd Oct 2006, 11:19
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Let myself down at the interview and didn't get through.(Gutted) what's the minimum time I can re-apply?

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Old 22nd Oct 2006, 17:56
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RS out of office reply.

Sorry I'm out of the office between OCT 06 and APR 07, packing my bags and shuttling between UK and Calgary. I'll call you when I get back. Have a nice winter.
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Old 22nd Oct 2006, 20:31
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Originally Posted by Puppet Master View Post
I was told during the interview that the Jan slots were filled and any offer would be for the Feb course. Sill waiting though
I may be mistaken, and it might be the Feb course thats fallen short of candidates.

The good news is if you were half decent in the interview a call shouldnt be too far away.

Good luck The T&Cs are pretty crap compared to others but the ppl you'll work with are a great bunch.

ATIS - how right you are..........
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Old 23rd Oct 2006, 11:06
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I am in the pool but haven't heard anything yet, a call would make a nice early Christmas present.
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Old 25th Oct 2006, 12:45
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Was told last week that I'm on a course in Feb on the A300!!!
I thought this was fairly unusual, but an email from SK confirmed it. Anyone else on a similar, yet confusing, offer?
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Old 25th Oct 2006, 17:57
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Where do the A300s fly? Are they LGW based? Congrats.
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Old 25th Oct 2006, 19:28
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Where do the A300s fly? Are they LGW based? Congrats.
Oh dearie me..as anyone in Monarch will tell you, the A300's don't fly anywhere..they simply roll them out of the hangar, onto a stand and then...

back to the hangar...
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Old 29th Oct 2006, 11:06
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Monarch is THE place for 18-30 rest periods. Crewing love 'em! And after many complaints via CHIRP, the CAA have given their blessing to these fatiguing rosters
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Old 1st Nov 2006, 18:09
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ATIS and Scarebus -legendary! I hope someone points RS in the direction of this thread so he can see how we feel outside of a pilot meeting. I had the misfortune of going permanent on 1st Nov 2004 with all the crap T&Cs that go with it and frankly there is no incentive for me to stay. As soon as I swap seats from the 330 to LHS 320 my quality of life is going to take a nose dive for the forseeable future. Whats the point? Get rid of the salary cap, bring back our lost T&Cs, spend some money on a rostering system that doesn't involve a tablet and scribe and I would stay.
Just out of ineterest you Captains that are thinking of jumping ship, where are you looking at? Presumably you have to be v unhappy to take a pay cut and demotion to FO just to get away? RS listening?????????
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