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Old 13th Feb 2018, 22:42
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A few DEP long haul offers went out last week. I believe a mixture of rated and non rated.

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Old 14th Feb 2018, 13:17
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TTR, I suspect that is simply because nobody in BA has a clue what the course/manning status is like in October. People in the company only get notified 6 weeks ahead of a course (with all planned leave &c being wiped off your roster) so you are actually getting twice the notice we are!
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Old 14th Feb 2018, 14:14
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Jwscud, I completely understand the reasoning behind why they aren’t giving more than the bare minimum notice for start dates. Doesn’t make it any easier when you’re at the bottom of the (TR) hold pool acutely aware of how quickly things can change. One morning you’re flying to Tenerife, prepping for a command interview, 24 hours later you’re unemployed...

Just putting my spin on why it’s a bit “peaks & troughs” with people getting called for start dates.
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Old 19th Feb 2018, 15:10
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From what I have heard, some A320 offers might have gone out today... fingers crossed!
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Old 19th Feb 2018, 18:54
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They have yes, 320 for LHR
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Old 19th Feb 2018, 19:15
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Good news.

Do we know when the lucky ones came into the hold pool? I.e. how far through the hold pool are BA? I heard during the last intake a few weeks ago they were up to about mid October hold pool entry dates.
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Old 19th Feb 2018, 20:31
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Timesreader, true but these were only 320 rated afaik
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Old 20th Feb 2018, 11:06
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if anyone is in the pool with experience as a DFO you maybe in luck.
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Old 20th Feb 2018, 20:26
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Ooh, you are naughty.
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Old 20th Feb 2018, 22:16
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At least half a dozen pilots from our outfit (BEE) got the call last week.
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Old 20th Feb 2018, 22:25
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For rated 320 positions?
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Old 21st Feb 2018, 06:08
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Be interesting to know when they entered pool as doubt are 320 rated, my sim partner still waiting to get the call.
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Old 21st Feb 2018, 08:15
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I know of a couple of people being offered 777 and 747 in the last few days. They have a current Boeing rating.
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Old 21st Feb 2018, 08:17
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From people I know.....late Oct to Nov holdpoolers and a320 type rated
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Old 21st Feb 2018, 10:01
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Those who got long haul offers is it possible to know when they had their sims?
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Old 21st Feb 2018, 10:13
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I got a call for a long haul position early February.

My sim was back in April 2016, I am a 737 FO, approx 5000 hrs.
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Old 21st Feb 2018, 10:27
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Quite a volte face from when they used to turf people out of the pool after only 12 months
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Old 21st Feb 2018, 14:48
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For the A320, does anyone know if its a short notice necessity?
Or we will be requested to be in the hold pool for several months?
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Old 21st Feb 2018, 17:01
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May and June for the LH offers I believe. So getting through the Boeing hold poolers fairly quickly, unless there’s a bulge of them further on in the pool.
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Old 21st Feb 2018, 19:23
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A320 offers are going out with just about the 3months notice
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