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Old 27th Nov 2016, 22:33
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Thank you bex88

In your opinion when do u think they can confirm the requirement for LH recruitment in 2018?
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Old 27th Nov 2016, 23:47
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Almost certainly, about a week before it's offered. (IF it's offered in 2017?) To be reviewed on a weekly basis!

Those that accept SH in the meantime, will always, always, always, ALWAYS be senior to people who'd rather wait.

Oh, did I say, in BA seniority is everything?
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Old 28th Nov 2016, 08:55
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I'm willing to accept LH or SH just concerned my pool will expire before I get the chance!
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Old 28th Nov 2016, 09:55
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I see from reading elsewhere there is also bad'ish news that the company seems to be a reluctant ( to say the least) to allow people to migrate onto the 72% or 58% Aspirational part Time contracts in the 2017 training year.

If that holds true it looks that avenue for creating vacancies has been closed off, at least for now.
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Old 28th Nov 2016, 10:10
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Ea300, I read somewhere BA has increased hold pool time to 18 months (and maybe more). Maybe wiggy can clarify.
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Old 28th Nov 2016, 11:08
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Superpilot correct. The increased hold pool time has been communicated to the pilots in the hold pool. 18 months with the clock starting at the date you had your simulator assessment. The internal PRIAM results have been published last week with not a lot of internal movement planned for next year, but still a requirement for NEP's.
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Old 28th Nov 2016, 12:36
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It is correct that the holdpool has been extended to 18 months as I am in that position. And I believe I'm near to the top. As a non 320 rated pilot my hopes rely on a course being offered early 2018. And of course being offered a SH position if it happened sooner.

To sink in the pool would be absolutely gutting at this stage.
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Old 29th Nov 2016, 10:58
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Apparently now an excess of A380 F/Os, after recruiting and training them this year!
8 perhaps to be posted to other fleets. Bit of a waste of money/planning??
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Old 29th Nov 2016, 11:02
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Plans change. A320 Commands for a few of the A380 P2's didn't materialise as expected.
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Old 1st Dec 2016, 08:40
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Yep so it is. I was meant to be on the last course this year from 777 to 380 but cancelled one week before course start due to situation above. No movement off the 380 and now 8 in surplus.
Things change quickly!
Eternal struggle between fleet manpower planning and commercial decisions.
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Old 2nd Dec 2016, 20:18
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Hi all!

Anyone got a sim date for december?

Regards.
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Old 3rd Dec 2016, 19:05
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Yes.
Will be there on Tuesday
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Old 3rd Dec 2016, 21:38
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Are you guys rated or part of the non rated long haul campaign? Asking just to see my chances later in 2017.
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Old 9th Dec 2016, 13:23
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I am A320 rated and applied for the SH.
Just received the mail, that I am in the DEP Hold Pool.

Are there any recent experiences how long it can take for rated Pilots SH to get an offer?
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Old 9th Dec 2016, 13:40
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off topic question
Anyone knows if BA is providing its pilots with a flight case.
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Old 9th Dec 2016, 13:43
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No they don't.........I have a vague recollection that they used to provide one as a present upon the successful completion of your command upgrade but those days have long gone. Before anyone asks there's no company provided free crew suitcase either...
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Old 9th Dec 2016, 13:46
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E170- congrats to you & welcome to the pool. I'd say being type rated you'll jump above the majority of us for a SH position in mid 2017, while us non type rated already swimming for a LH/SH position wait until 2018 if we're lucky. Feel free to PM me if/when you get called.

Many congrats again.
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Old 9th Dec 2016, 23:38
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Nor do BA provide a free pair of Raybans. (which they did when I joined!)
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Old 10th Dec 2016, 06:53
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You even have to buy your own Torch for walk arounds at night. Get one that takes AA batteries
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Old 10th Dec 2016, 09:37
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Does anyone know what aircraft ba are expecting in 2018?
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