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Old 3rd Mar 2018, 16:17
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This threat has been off topic for far too long now! If your stupid enough to believe the majority of recent comments on here, donít apply!

If your not, apply and come on in! Itís great, Iv never been happier!
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Old 3rd Mar 2018, 16:40
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Originally Posted by rustynut View Post
If your not, apply and come on in! Itís great, Iv never been happier!
To be fair thatís largely dependent on what you were doing previously...
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Old 3rd Mar 2018, 17:40
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Originally Posted by zero/zero View Post
To be fair thatís largely dependent on what you were doing previously...
As in working for an Orange LoCo....?
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Old 3rd Mar 2018, 21:23
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Originally Posted by Mizar View Post
Right so..... back on the pool topic, any further info out these days?
Nothing, things have gone very quiet whilst they shake the Airbus tree.
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Old 3rd Mar 2018, 23:30
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I don't think it's unfair to suggest that most BA captains, certainly most LH BA Captains at any rate, are unlikely to have experienced the real low-cost world that started with the birth of Ryanair. How many could honestly hold their hands up and say they have worked 5 days of 4 sector days, 25 minute turn arounds, helping to clean the aircraft, filling up water bottles from taps outside portacabins, not getting any food or drink provided, paying for their own hotels...the list goes on.
Oh, how very, very true!

However. I have worked 14 consecutive (LONG!) Days. Living in a sleeping bag. In a freezing cold tent. Going flying wearing an AR5 respirator. Eating cardboard sandwiches, from a cardboard box! Without a pot to p1ss in! (Swing the Tillie!) All in the mid eighties. A year or two before “low-cost” (perhaps even you?) was a twinkle in Stelios, and/or MoL’s eye?

(In fact elsewhere, I believe my record was 28 consecutive days on duty. Available for call out 24 hours a day!!)

Oh, and at times, people were shooting at me!

But of course, being one of those LH Jonnies, I’ve never known what REAL hardship is!

I defer to your superior experience.

Four Yorkshiremen indeed!

And yet, I have also known, 7 day trips to the Caribbean! Bus juice. One out, one back. Etc. Etc.

Does that make me a bad person??

Yet bizarrely, actually. The times in a scratcher in a tent were by a country mile, the best of my life!

Just because you’re sitting next to a fat old git in the LHS. Please don’t presume you’ve lived the same life they have! You MAY not be entirely correct!

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Old 4th Mar 2018, 09:47
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Oh dear. I suppose I should have seen that coming really.

I certainly didn't mean to cast aspersions on those who have served in unpleasant conditions at Her Majesty's pleasure, or indeed anyone else who has worked different unpleasant jobs in other industries. No doubt there are countless examples of both. But then this not too brief diversion from the main topic of this thread has been about commercial aviation (which makes money for shareholders) and the stark differences between BA and some low cost carriers.

I think this point provides a good opportunity to retire from the debate and let it drift back to the central theme of BA recruitment.
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Old 4th Mar 2018, 12:48
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Originally Posted by Northern Monkey View Post
I'm not suggesting we shouldn't fight to protect what we have either, just that we should be aware that what we have is still a pretty good deal, comparatively speaking.
So, other than having a dig at captains, what's your point?

Either senior pilots stand up for you, and try to fight deteriorating t&c's or they don't.
It would appear you'll criticise them either way.
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Old 5th Mar 2018, 15:09
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Hi guys,

Understand its been mentioned a lot in the past, but could not find any info/examples on the following for the Day 1 assessment:
- The new style Verbal Reasoning test
- The current computer tests being used

If anyone could post any info it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
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Old 7th Mar 2018, 14:34
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Bailey,

Computer based tests you will find examples on latestpilotjob.com under BA section, for the verbal resoning you do not need real practice like the older days but I guess if you type in on google Follow instructions verbal test you will get a good idea of what you are expected to do.

Hope it helps.
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Old 8th Mar 2018, 09:21
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Originally Posted by Mizar View Post
Bailey,

Computer based tests you will find examples on latestpilotjob.com under BA section, for the verbal resoning you do not need real practice like the older days but I guess if you type in on google Follow instructions verbal test you will get a good idea of what you are expected to do.

Hope it helps.
Thanks for the info Mizar.

The email invitation for day 1 still gives SHL practise papers for the old style verbal test. And suggests we still do the two computer based tests. Perhaps they have gone back to the old way of things ?
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Old 8th Mar 2018, 09:33
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Don't know about that, last test I have done was different than the one they used to give. Best guess for you is to probably give them a ring and see what is exactly on storage.
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Old 8th Mar 2018, 15:08
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Just received the good news 747 starting in June, Sim done october 16 boeing rated. Any other here on the same offer?
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Old 8th Mar 2018, 17:40
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Thumbs up

Nice one Mizar!

Have any other Airbus guys been called recently? If so, when did you complete the sim check?

~ Thanks
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Old 8th Mar 2018, 17:44
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Congrats Mizar, excellent news, I had my sim October too and Boeing rated, was you early Oct? Good luck.
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Old 8th Mar 2018, 19:25
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Early october correct
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Old 8th Mar 2018, 20:30
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@skilledboot;

Yes, A320 Rated, called 2 weeks ago for a start in May, Sim early Dec.
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Old 8th Mar 2018, 21:25
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I also know personally of more 787/747 offers going out over the last week or so. Down to Sep/Oct 16 sim dates for long haul offers I believe.
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Old 8th Mar 2018, 22:08
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Great news!!! For all of you getting start dates exciting times!!! 🤞🏾for those applying and in the hold. Hopefully a few DEPís will come onto 380, weíll need a few more!!!
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Old 9th Mar 2018, 10:54
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How many NTR left

So with all these offers going out which is great news. How many NTR LH people are there still waiting that did their sim October and before ?
Please reply back with a Ďyes and date of simí
Thanks all.
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Old 10th Mar 2018, 19:18
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Random question...... does anyone know which car park is used by BA at gatwick? Cheers
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