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Old 12th Jan 2016, 09:26
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Thanks bucket_and_spade
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Old 12th Jan 2016, 10:22
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Originally Posted by bucket_and_spade View Post
The flying pay allowance is paid from day one with the company. It was in my first pay packet earlier last year.
Excellent. That makes sense to me.
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Old 12th Jan 2016, 10:28
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Permafrost, sorry if I misled you there. You asked about duty based pay and despite its name, the 'flying pay allowance' is not a duty based payment. You'll receive it every month regardless of whether you fly, have a conversion course, are off sick or on leave.
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Old 12th Jan 2016, 14:55
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So I've just had my uniform fitting, and the shirts feel absolutely massive. Any idea if they are allowed to be altered? If so, any recommendations?

Apologies if too far off topic.
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Old 12th Jan 2016, 15:15
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Congratulations, getting any size or shape of shirt out of uniform stores is a major victory.

Don't worry about altering shirts for size and fit, nobody is going to check. The main uniform crimes to steer clear off are firstly not wearing a hat and secondly don't sling your backpack over your shoulder as you walk through T5...

And with that, the dot you see is me off running for cover
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Old 12th Jan 2016, 15:40
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Haha, perfect, cheers Wiggy! Appreciate the help.
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Old 12th Jan 2016, 16:01
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Wrap days

Do you bid for if you want wrap days before or after the 7 days leave or is it lucky dip? Also any wrap days on the DFW or is that just 7 days starting Saturday?

Cheers
BL
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Old 12th Jan 2016, 16:21
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No worries GS-Alpha, all clear now. My current outfit uses duty payments regardless of type of duty, hence my question.

Been wearing ill-fitting shirt for ten years now, I was hoping that was about to end wiggy! Oh well
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Old 12th Jan 2016, 17:20
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Besides, a manager has to get close enough to read your name badge because no one knows who you are!!
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Old 12th Jan 2016, 21:00
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Originally Posted by king surf View Post
Besides, a manager has to get close enough to read your name badge because no one knows who you are!!
That's why we nick the name badges that are pinned up in the bag store isn't it? I've been known as CSL Sharon for 6 months now.
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Old 12th Jan 2016, 21:09
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Hahahaha, nice one Sharon!!
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Old 13th Jan 2016, 02:02
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any chance we can knock this esoteric nonsense on its head? Thank you.

If i cared wether i was paid 2.93p per hour or 3.42 I dont think BA would be my choice. You're never going to be rich on todays TnCs.
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Old 13th Jan 2016, 05:45
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If I'm being brutally honest, I don't have much formal education, so I don't really know what "esoteric nonsense" means, but this is the most amusing bit of the thread in many, many moons.

If 2.93 vs 3.42 doesn't interest you, save yourself the aggro of applying, dude, cuz that's the kind of $hit that battles are fought over at BA.

Best wishes with your application and your career.

Cheers

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Old 13th Jan 2016, 05:47
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Buter

I think it means "sweating the small stuff"..and yes, it is indeed " the kind of $hit that battles are fought over at BA."
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Old 13th Jan 2016, 08:07
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DEC Gatwick

Mate on the 380 at EK just advised me that there might be a small window of opportunity to go DEC 320 at Lgw later this year. Told him to keep smoking the fat one and stay out of the sun
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Old 13th Jan 2016, 09:56
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No doubt with a seasonal contract too!
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Old 14th Jan 2016, 08:05
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Why shouldn't there be DEC Captains at LGW? If no one's applying and there are vacancies, it can't be ruled out?
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Old 14th Jan 2016, 09:10
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[QUOTE]Why shouldn't there be DEC Captains at LGW? If no one's applying and there are vacancies, it can't be ruled out?/QUOTE]
Maybe its a symptom of the poor T&C's down at LGW? At what stage would you start objecting to new pilots joining on inferior T&C's to you? When they start paying to fly?
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Old 14th Jan 2016, 11:23
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Mate on the 380 at EK just advised me that there might be a small window of opportunity to go DEC 320 at Lgw later this year. Told him to keep smoking the fat one and stay out of th
Strange things are happening in BA at the moment. Personally I wouldn't rule anything out. The new CEO has some "interesting plans" rumour has it. Watch this space...
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Old 14th Jan 2016, 11:38
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Originally Posted by BitMoreRightRudder View Post
Strange things are happening in BA at the moment. Personally I wouldn't rule anything out. The new CEO has some "interesting plans" rumour has it. Watch this space...
LGW becoming a UK Vueling base.
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