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Old 9th Apr 2018, 12:49
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Ha ha busted.
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Old 9th Apr 2018, 15:57
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Not only that Enzo but “today”of the post was a Sunday.....

Now I know we need pilots but recruiters working on a Sunday???? That would be something..

Me smells cow dung
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Old 9th Apr 2018, 18:22
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The bigger the statement the bigger the lie!
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Old 18th Apr 2018, 12:45
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Hi all,

Any chance BA openinig DEP for LH in the near future?

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Old 18th Apr 2018, 14:32
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I haven't heard anything on that subject recently and TBH looking at some postings made in another place I think the people in manpower planning are task saturated trying to work out how to cover this spring and summer's short haul program....
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Old 18th Apr 2018, 23:01
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Thanks for your reply Wiggy,
What about DEP on SH ?

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Old 19th Apr 2018, 06:15
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DEP to long haul is happening already.
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Old 19th Apr 2018, 07:12
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Originally Posted by Right Engine View Post
DEP to long haul is happening already.
Yep, there are currently DEPs going throug Long Haul training, but AFAIK they are the result of the last round of recruiting.

I assumed (yes I know) that the question was when/are BA indulging in another round of advertising/recruiting with view to another tranche..AFAIK they are not at the moment but standing by to be corrected.

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Old 19th Apr 2018, 10:22
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Originally Posted by angelo26 View Post
Thanks for your reply Wiggy,
What about DEP on SH ?

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Angelo26
Can you start tomorrow?
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Old 19th Apr 2018, 13:06
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Originally Posted by Doug E Style View Post
Can you start tomorrow?
I'd love to

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Old 19th Apr 2018, 13:41
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Originally Posted by wiggy View Post
Yep, there are currently DEPs going throug Long Haul training, but AFAIK they are the result of the last round of recruiting.

I assumed (yes I know) that the question was when/are BA indulging in another round of advertising/recruiting with view to another tranche..AFAIK they are not at the moment but standing by to be corrected.
Yes, the question was if BA is going to open anytime soon another round of recruitment.

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Old 19th Apr 2018, 18:55
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A BA pilot I met yesterday said the word was, BA short of 100 crews (not pilots) for the planned Summer schedules. Said that was just SH, but sounds a bit excessive??
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Old 19th Apr 2018, 19:38
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Rumour is going round that we’re short of 300-400 pilots. I would personally suspect we’re short of more than 50 in the RHS Airbus, especially once you factor in Gatwick.
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Old 19th Apr 2018, 21:12
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Originally Posted by cessnapete View Post
A BA pilot I met yesterday said the word was, BA short of 100 crews (not pilots) for the planned Summer schedules. Said that was just SH, but sounds a bit excessive??
Various numbers, sometimes into three figures, of various variables are now being mentioned elsewhere accompanied by pleas for people to pick up extra work ..whatever the metric (pilots, crews or pilot days) it does seems short haul are going to be significantly short of bods over the next few months....
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Old 19th Apr 2018, 22:21
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Won’t that mean we just get 9 Qatar 320s in for the summer?
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Old 20th Apr 2018, 07:41
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The use of Qatar has to be approved by the CAA. I think it’s only approved under “exceptional circumstances” rather than every time we have a crewing problem. Frustrating indeed but not as concerning as being way over crewed. Head down, plod on and keep your leave because you know if you sell they will get every single penny back from you.
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Old 20th Apr 2018, 09:20
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Concerning too that there are still mugs who will help the company out, even for the pathetic 1.25x NCP. We as a pilot community need to grow a pair. After years of having our perks and Ts & Cs chipped away at we still help them out in a bind. All that’s going to do is embolden the company to keep coming back for more, shafting us royally and we’ll still bend over and take it. We need to take a long term view here and remind the company who actually holds the keys here so to speak.
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Old 20th Apr 2018, 10:10
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Yep, agreed, ..but since the plea on Yammer came from one of the well respected “good guys” (that appointment was a clever move by the company IMHO) I suspect some will still do the work or sell back leave for the initially offered rate, despite pleas not to do so....because “we can’t drop XX in it......”...
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Old 20th Apr 2018, 11:12
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One has to ask what NS has been doing over the last few years for it to get that bad?! PS Enjoying my leave!
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Old 20th Apr 2018, 11:13
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SH had been gunning for NS for a while so I hear. Rank incompetence or so I’m led to believe.
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