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Old 5th Sep 2018, 14:59
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Out of about 1000 pilots I would hazard a guess and say about 200 are ex military which isnít a lot really.

In terms of lifestyle and security etc... nothing much has changed in the twenty years I have been here. Still 750 hours/good pension/PHI/loss of licence/staff travel although the Airbus has been getting hammered for the past 18 months with 5 three day eastern seaboards the norm. That said the 747 was like that for many years. Everything goes round in circles over time and the arrival of the 350 will change things up. And before you ask, I have no idea how mixed fleet etc.. will work, and not sure management does completely.

As for job security people have been banging on about it for 34 years and we are still here
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Old 5th Sep 2018, 15:54
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Originally Posted by 4engines4longhaul View Post
As for job security people have been banging on about it for 34 years and we are still here
Donít get me wrong I would hate to see you guys go (itís an iconic brand, I have many happy memories of long haul holidays flown with VS and Iíve got a few friends there) but equally the guys at Monarch could have been saying the same thing up until a couple of years ago. Branson has sold up and was looking to get rid for a number of years. How much does Delta/Air France really care about the Virgin brand in years to come? As much as Branson? Not likely and even he voted win his feet. Thatís what you have to weigh up nowadays.
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Old 5th Sep 2018, 16:47
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I reckon Virgin will be fine , I assume itís within Deltas interest for Virgin to run a loss on the bottom line so that they can offset there colossal profits !
Also I have heard that the Americans like the Virgin brand much more than the icy cold US carriers (BA comes to mind)
hmmm not much to think about really , just waiting for that job alert email ( thatís if I make it through the selection)
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Old 5th Sep 2018, 17:50
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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 etc, but shows at least they have feed from both sides of the pond. I have always found the on board service preferable to BA.
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Old 10th Sep 2018, 10:13
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Hello all! First post on this website, so please be gentle with me I managed to pass the selection and have been offered a place in the holding pool. Start date to be offered in relation to recruitment plans for Summer 2019. Anyone else receive similar news?

And if so, are you able to enlighten me with your thoughts? It took me 6 months from being offered an interview to actually being interviewed, so I won't be holding my breath. More than happy to wait though
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Old 15th Sep 2018, 07:36
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Massive recruitment bubble coming! shouldn't be long!!
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Old 29th Sep 2018, 21:05
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Hi all, having been lucky enough to get into the holdpool does anyone have a heads up as to how long people are swimming at the moment?
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Old 30th Sep 2018, 14:37
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Courses start in January teabag.
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Old 30th Sep 2018, 15:10
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Amazing! Thank you
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Old 4th Oct 2018, 04:23
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great news! anyone in the boeing holdpool got a course date yet?
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Old 4th Oct 2018, 10:47
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I'm in the airbus holding pool but I've heard rumours that they may offer some of us boeing if they really need 78 guys. Hoping for a start date for Jan or Feb. We'll see I guess.
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Old 4th Oct 2018, 18:59
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Old 5th Oct 2018, 15:19
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Hello fellow swimmers,
has anybody been plucked out of the holdpool this week? I was hoping to receive news by end of today regarding filling courses in January.
It's looking like it may well be small window with submitting 3 months notice with my current employer if courses are indeed scheduled for January as I am led to believe.
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Old 8th Oct 2018, 07:07
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Whatís the deal with the pay deal at Virgin ? I heard it was 4% or something last year and itís going up again ?
Anyone have any insight?
Cheers
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Old 8th Oct 2018, 11:30
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Risky Bis

Year 1 F/O starts on £74000 and rises through 16 increments to £101000

Year 1 Capt starts on £121000 and rises through 14 increments to £163000

Plus extra working/overtime/day off payments etc for those that way inclined

Might be wrong but think current deal runs until Autumn 2019
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Old 8th Oct 2018, 11:34
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Originally Posted by 4engines4longhaul View Post
Risky Bis

Year 1 F/O starts on £74000 and rises through 16 increments to £101000

Year 1 Capt starts on £121000 and rises through 14 increments to £163000

Plus extra working/overtime/day off payments etc for those that way inclined

Might be wrong but think current deal runs until Autumn 2019
Wow thatís pretty good considering the 750hr restriction
thanks for the info
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Old 12th Oct 2018, 07:47
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Any news on further recruitment?
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Old 12th Oct 2018, 09:38
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Me and a mate who interviewed on the same day back in August were told a starting date for Feb. Then they emailed again saying it'll be March with more information to follow. As of yet haven't received an official date or any more news. Anyone else?
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Old 12th Oct 2018, 10:37
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Were you part of 787 TR campaign ?
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Old 12th Oct 2018, 13:28
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No I applied in Sept '18 for A330. Passed for interview in Feb. Interviewed in Aug. Now swimming in pool awaiting a date. How about others?
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