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Old 20th Jun 2007, 12:49
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BMI Mainline T&Cs

Hello,

Thinkin of jumping ship and would like to know the current state of things at BMI please... (lotsa qu's... sorry!)

1) Roster stability - are they fairly reliable or very much chop and change?
2) Rosters themselves - On shorthaul are you away from home most of your working week or home most days?
3) Whats the approx take home per month (without any pension contributions etc) and first year FO salary?
4) Pension - what are the contributions from the pilot and the company?
5) Can you request certain days off in advance?
6) Number of sectors flown a day?
7) Number of hours flown a year?
8) Annual leave - i've heard 6 weeks, but only allowed to take 2 weeks max in one go? Is that correct?
9) Do you get sector pay?
10) Is the staff travel any good?
11) I'm guessing time to command and Long Haul is a number of years, but safe to assume a largish LH A/C order is on the cards very shortly?
12) Do you enjoy working for BMI??

Thanks to anyone who can answer my qu's. Plz PM me if you prefer.
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Old 21st Jun 2007, 19:17
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Gary L and CityWings thx for your help
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Old 22nd Jun 2007, 09:40
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Easy Ryder,

I am interested in all the same questions. Could you PM me with answers you received?

Many thanks
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Old 22nd Jun 2007, 12:09
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Brian chk your PMs

Anyone else from BMI care to contribute?
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Old 23rd Jun 2007, 10:02
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I would also be interested in the answers to your questions?
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Old 12th Jul 2007, 15:33
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could someone plz PM me the answers to these questions...
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Old 12th Jul 2007, 18:34
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And me please, or post them! Thanks...
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Old 13th Jul 2007, 19:09
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And me please, or could someone just post the answers on this forum.

Thanks.
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Old 15th Jul 2007, 20:12
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do they hire none UK pilots or are they as racists as GB Airways ?
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Old 15th Jul 2007, 20:50
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Ok, what nationality are GB airways pilots ?? apart from one foreign pilot....

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Old 15th Jul 2007, 21:27
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Easyjet are based in multiple countries, so it makes sense to have locally sourced and therefore happy employees.

How many "foreign pilots" work for the likes of Air France, KLM or Alitalia for example. Very few I would guess.

British Airlines seem very cosmopolitan by comparison.

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Old 15th Jul 2007, 21:36
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How many UK pilots speak french ? or Dutch ? or German ?
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Old 15th Jul 2007, 21:58
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With an attitude like yours mate you wont be getting a job any time soon.

And from the sounds of it thats a good thing.

I wonder why your French airlines wont hire you? Same reason the UK airlines wont take you on?

Tell you what. Apply to Monarch. If you dont make it then you will know your a [email protected] as the interview is basically a d!ckH34d test. Then you'll know whether the all the uk airlines are 'racist' or the problem is you.
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Old 15th Jul 2007, 22:03
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To my knowledge bmi has English,Welsh Scottish, Irish,American, Canadian and South African born pilots. As for cabin crew.......an awful lot of 'pays du monde'
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Old 15th Jul 2007, 22:10
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Just for the record, are your comments easyrider, presumably addressed to whitecloud?

English airlines racist????? What an effing joke! Our society is so PC and we as a nation tend to honour EU employment law rather more dilligently than some other members I would venture to suggest, often to the detriment of a lot of our homegrown pilots trying to find employment.

We need to look after our own more, just as the French and US do.....
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Old 15th Jul 2007, 22:44
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Sid,

I dunno who whitecloud is but if he has the same attitude to nuageblanc feel free to point him/her to my comments.

As you say i believe the UK are far more open to foreign pilot employment.

I'm not so much jumping on the band wagon of UK airlines for UK pilots. We are a member of the EU now. If thats what we want we should withdraw. I also have no problem with german carriers demanding fluency in german or french with french and so on. If you can speak the local lingo then there should be no reason why you cant be employed by a particular airline (in a perfect world - and what the hell is that!).

No i'm PO'd that someone that cant cut it to get a job has to go down the racist route. I'm from a minority with foreign roots and have never had a problem or encountered racism within the airlies in th UK, and doubt i ever will. In a pub at Dagenham tho.....
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Old 15th Jul 2007, 22:53
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Sid, I just said that GB airways have never ever offered any type rating to non UK pilot, and their only foreign pilot came in with already his own type rating plus hundreds of hours on it. I know easyjet and some other english companies are happy to take on pepople from all over europe.
Having said that, easy ryder, dont worry too much for me because I have just finished my type rating and now starting to fly a modern regional jet for Air France, up to now, my company has kicked my ass...

I was just wondering if BMI has a policy similar to Jet2/thomson/BA/easy/monarch or whether it is more like GB airways
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Old 15th Jul 2007, 23:10
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Heya

Why not post the BMI terms here on the forum. It would be quite exciting to see what they are really offering
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Old 16th Jul 2007, 09:14
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Easyrider - sorry - nuage, Fr, cloud blanc, Fr, white
Fair enough whitecloud - if what you say of GB is true, sounds rather 'protectionist' to say the least. But as a Brit I'm not sure I find myself able to condemn them - on the contrary - does that make me racist?!!
Sorry, this is off thread............




nuageblanc is french for whitecloud........................Apologies for confusion

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Old 16th Jul 2007, 09:57
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Sid, sorry but im a bit confused...
Do you think i'm this whitecloud fellow? Whoever that is? I dont really know what your on about. I thought i got enough sleep last night too.....

No problem Sid I get ya now

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