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Old 16th Apr 2016, 13:50
  #2861 (permalink)  
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Scotland
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Daft question - what day of the month do you get paid and do you get flight pay at the same time or in arrears later?
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Old 16th Apr 2016, 13:57
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Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Nebraska
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Originally Posted by VJW View Post
Asked this a few pages ago, as of yet I don't think I saw a reply, but of those of us who were emailed to come back within the 12 months, has anyone had a reply yet?

Vjw - I just want to check, which stage did you get through too last year? I only managed the assessment stage and received my "thanks but no thanks letter...". Planning on reapplying but was told I have to wait 12 months.
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Old 16th Apr 2016, 17:22
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Join Date: Dec 2000
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as far as I can recall, your salary is paid at the end of the month and all the variable pay at the end of the next month.

Online there is a payment schedule on the company intranet, but normally your account will be credited on the last (or 2nd last) weekday of the month, apart from December when it comes earlier, about a week earlier.
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Old 16th Apr 2016, 20:21
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Join Date: Feb 2016
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Originally Posted by Club World View Post
Angelo26 - just to confirm that the Joystick Moving Criss and Colours/Shape no longer feature in the BA selection at any stage?


In my assessment I didn't have the joystick/shape exam.
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Old 17th Apr 2016, 05:12
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Join Date: Jun 2013
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Originally Posted by buzzc152 View Post
Hi all
I know this question was asked a few pages back but nothing seems to have changed ;
Yesterday I got the stage 1 invite (15th), logged in today to book but the only date available is tomorrow (17th). Too short notice really, and I'm flying anyway.
Does anyone know if & when more dates will be available ? Is anyone else still waiting for more dates as I am ?
I waited about ten days for more dates; they're loaded on by resourcing in one go, apparently. Worth giving them a call to find out when that might be.
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Old 17th Apr 2016, 07:01
  #2866 (permalink)  
Join Date: Feb 2001
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The system hasn't changed recently and TopBunk is indeed correct about the pay schedule and the comment about the statements for the likes of your variable pay being on the company intranet.

As an example any variable pay accrued this month (April) will be in end of May's pay packet, along with your May basic salary.
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Old 18th Apr 2016, 22:41
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Join Date: May 2003
Location: UK
Age: 43
Posts: 425
Hi all.

I'm off to stage 1 in a few weeks.
When I went the first time (18 months ago) I seem to remember being tripped up by the rate of climb/descent part of the computer test. I can't now remember what exactly the problem was but I do recall that it wasn't presented in the normal ft/min way that we're used to in real flying.
Is anyone able to post a few examples of how this part of the test works ?

Thank you
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Old 18th Apr 2016, 23:40
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buzzc152 - check your PM. Let me know if you got it, as it doesn't seem to show on my sent box.
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Old 19th Apr 2016, 11:23
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Join Date: May 2003
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Received and replied to. Thank you VJW
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Old 20th Apr 2016, 10:06
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Join Date: Feb 2001
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VJW - thanks for the response.. Wish you the best of luck on your next attempt!
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Old 22nd Apr 2016, 08:27
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Join Date: Mar 2016
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Any idea how long people are swimming in the hold pool at the moment before receiving a start date?
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Old 22nd Apr 2016, 12:02
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Join Date: Jan 2016
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I was only just under two weeks back in January, DEP for LH.
Mind you I think these things change frequently!
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Old 22nd Apr 2016, 12:21
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Join Date: May 2002
Location: U.K.
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The swim is slightly more lengthy than that at the minute it would appear, over 4 weeks. Glad I'm wearing my infant swimming wings Good things come to those that wait and all that.
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Old 22nd Apr 2016, 17:15
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Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Ex-EUROCONTROL land
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Posts: 91

I think it depends on whether you are waiting for SH or LH...

Last edited by IFPS man; 22nd Apr 2016 at 17:16. Reason: Adding in an extra word!
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Old 22nd Apr 2016, 17:39
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Join Date: May 2002
Location: U.K.
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I'm waiting for LH (unless plans have changed significantly)SH should (in theory) be a longer wait. I guess training capacity is limited and one can understand why!
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Old 26th Apr 2016, 09:02
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Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Planet Earth
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Thumbs up LH Holding Pool

Hi All

It all seems to have gone quiet on here regarding people being rescued from the pool.

Which LH fleets are currently being allocated?

Any info appreciated

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Old 26th Apr 2016, 11:23
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Location: Scotland
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I believe only 777/747 and possibly 380. I was told a few months back that the 787 requirements were sorted for the next 6 months or so.
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Old 26th Apr 2016, 11:35
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Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: London
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Sounds like a 6-7 week average wait at the moment from entering the pool.

I have also been told 777/747 at the moment. I believe 380 is for just a few who are already rated going through the process.
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Old 26th Apr 2016, 14:01
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Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: London
Posts: 77
Has anyone got any information on the new style verbal test?
PM me please if you do?
Thank you
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Old 28th Apr 2016, 00:09
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Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 3
Hey guys

I know this might have been asked a few times before, but I still got no answer. Anyone on the 777 right now with a recent roster?? Did EASA bring a lot of changes? How many days off a month on average? What´s the minimum?
What´s the trend in quality of life?
Your input is highly appreciated, thanks!
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