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Old 8th Oct 2010, 13:22
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Do I get to keep my 3 stripes at Virgin or do I lose em like BA
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Old 8th Oct 2010, 14:01
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sorry mate, 2 stripes for the first 2 years!!!!

I'm sure thats not a big deal for you though!!
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Old 8th Oct 2010, 14:22
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Quote: " All Virgin Flight Crew are LHR based (at the moment!!)"

but the Boeing Guys and Gals do operate ex LGW and MAN too. In fact the bulk of the 744 operation is ex- LGW

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Old 8th Oct 2010, 14:34
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Yes, that is true cyber bob but the crux of it is in the word 'based'

brgds

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Old 8th Oct 2010, 14:34
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FC, could you please check your PM. Thank you.
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Old 8th Oct 2010, 14:50
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"Yes, that is true cyber bob but the crux of it is in the word 'based'"

Based at LHR yes, but the crux of it is really where you operate from!. As far as I'm aware there are no additional benefits (with VS) from being based at LHR !!

That was an aside, believe the recruitment is to cover Airbus namely A330 and these littles beauties and as far as I'm aware, won't be operating ex - LHR.!

Cheers
CB
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Old 8th Oct 2010, 15:51
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So the recruitment is to cover the 330 at LHR, I thought VS were opening Manchester as a 330 base? Anyone any ideas what the year 1 F/O Jonny 2 stripes gets paid per month i.e. take home? And before some clever dick says 'do a search', I've done plenty and got no up to date information. Cheers
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Old 8th Oct 2010, 16:54
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Whether you fly the B747-400, A340 or A330 as things stand at the moment you would be LHR based...

Whether you actually fly from there is another matter!!!

The B747-400 is operated from LHR, LGW, MAN and GLA
The A340-300/600 is operated from LHR
The A330-300 will be (today's plan) from LGW, MAN

As to what new recruits go onto?? well who knows but suspect the A330... so i hope you enjoy MCO as you will see an awful lot of the place in the first year or 2!!!!!

hope that helps

FC
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Old 8th Oct 2010, 18:58
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Hey FC

Same wavelength


Whether you fly the B747-400, A340 or A330 as things stand at the moment you would be LHR based... - TRUE

Whether you actually fly from there is another matter!!! - SO TRUE!

The B747-400 is operated from LHR, LGW, MAN and GLA - TRUE
The A340-300/600 is operated from LHR - TRUE
The A330-300 will be (today's plan) from LGW, MAN - TRUE + GLA (OR WAS THAT YESTERDAY'S PLAN?)

As to what new recruits go onto?? well who knows but suspect the A330... so i hope you enjoy MCO as you will see an awful lot of the place in the first year or 2!!!!! - YOU AIN'T KIDDIN'

CB
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Old 9th Oct 2010, 04:16
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...only TR can apply? thanks
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Old 9th Oct 2010, 05:55
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Any info on salary, rostering, commuting.

Appreciated, thanks Tatin
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Old 9th Oct 2010, 11:43
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rubbish, worse than Rubbish and a pain in the behind!!!
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Old 9th Oct 2010, 11:47
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time to command??
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Old 9th Oct 2010, 13:08
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Any info on salary, rostering, commuting
time to command??
Search function??
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Old 9th Oct 2010, 17:32
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FliegerTiger,

Like the others I have failed to find any kind of current salary and roster examples, all previous information is now dated by several years!

Any info appreciated?
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Old 10th Oct 2010, 11:45
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VS Redundancy Policy

I'm not a 'glass half empty' person, but I'd appreciate any info about the redundancy package from people who have either taken voluntary redundancy or been made redundant from VS.
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Old 10th Oct 2010, 12:58
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Why would you want to know the redundancy policy?

They're hiring, not firing.

Essentially though, it's LIFO with various other measures, performance, sickness, disciplinary etc. thrown in to make it legally compliant.

Last voluntary redundees walked away with 40k plus for only 2 years service.
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Old 10th Oct 2010, 14:01
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''Why would you want to know the redundancy policy?'''

Beacause they have had mass redundancies twice in the last eight years perhaps? A prospective employee with a realistic outlook!
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Old 10th Oct 2010, 14:46
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Are the A330s basically filler for the absent/delayed 787s? What is the latest estimate for the 787s to arrive (plus a few more years)?

Also, curious as to the neg statement about MCO. I assume the A330s will replace the 744s on those flights. Is it the monotony of that flying that is the point here? How is different from other trans Atlantic flying? I would think MCO beats a cold and dank Winter day in MAN - right? Although the summers would be bloody hot. Please share your thoughts about that type of flying.
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Old 10th Oct 2010, 16:08
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Also, curious as to the neg statement about MCO.
I would assume it has more to do with the fact that MCO will no doubt be done 2 crew. 8.5 hours heading west with only the 2 of you doesn't sound like a whole lot of fun. The yanks do it with 3 as per FAA regs.
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