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Old 14th Jul 2018, 23:25
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Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Loosdrecht
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Result day 1

Originally Posted by angelo26 View Post
Hi all!
On july the 3rd I had my assessment day 1 and I passed it.
I received a mail stating that no slots were available for day 2 and that they will be in touch with me soon.
Any idea how long could take that?

Regards

Angelo26
Hi gents!

Recently completed my day 1 assessment. Does anyone know when youíll get the result?

Cheers!
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Old 15th Jul 2018, 20:58
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Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Rome
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Hi All,

any recommendations on where to stay around lhr b&b, guest houses and so on for the ground school of the training.

cheers
mizar
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Old 16th Jul 2018, 08:52
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Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Netherlands
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Hi Mizar,

I would reccomend the Premier Inn at terminal 4. It's the most convenient option imo. Get yourself a business account and the standby rate is £51,-. If you're lucky and book early you can get the non-flexible rate for £29,- (that's not via the business website). It's a 20 min walk to the training centre or 5 mins by car/bus. Rooms on 2nd and 3rd floor have fridges and irons.
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Old 16th Jul 2018, 16:59
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I think Mizar will need his/her BA e-mail account to be up and running before he can get a business account..and Iíd second the advice about checking the general public rates before making a business booking.

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Old 16th Jul 2018, 20:27
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Join Date: May 2018
Location: UK
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Hi,

Does anyone know if on joining BA you are issued a company flight/nav bag?

Cheers
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Old 16th Jul 2018, 21:46
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Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Tring, UK
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Originally Posted by fullhouse View Post
Hi,

Does anyone know if on joining BA you are issued a company flight/nav bag?

Cheers
Not now as far as Iím aware (I did get given a plastic one 28 years ago, so standards are slipping )

You do get a company iPad, which is much lighter considering the amount of charts it contains...
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Old 17th Jul 2018, 05:40
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Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: England
Posts: 81
Has anyone been invited for a sim assessment? Please send me a PM if so.
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Old 17th Jul 2018, 11:24
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Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: The Winchester
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Originally Posted by fullhouse View Post
Hi,

Does anyone know if on joining BA you are issued a company flight/nav bag?
Iíll admit for some reason that comment made me chuckle....

As has been said you get issued an iPad and a uniform, luggage etc is down to the individual...


Last edited by wiggy; 17th Jul 2018 at 11:59.
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Old 18th Jul 2018, 06:18
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Originally Posted by wiggy View Post


Iíll admit for some reason that comment made me chuckle....

As has been said you get issued an iPad and a uniform, luggage etc is down to the individual...

you can claim tax back on flight cases as it's a business expense. Same with any active noise reduction headphones for use whilst deadheading or in augmented rest. Sun glasses too.

Speak to.your Balpa rep.
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Old 18th Jul 2018, 10:49
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VinRouge, I think that's covered by the BALPA negotiated FREA (Fixed Rate Expense Allowance) - no individual items will be claimable. I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old 18th Jul 2018, 10:54
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https://www.gov.uk/hmrc-internal-man...anual/eim50051

(BA provide noise cancelling headsets on the flight deck)

As far as flight cases and HMRC are concerned, like overstress I've always thought that was covered by the FREA : "the industry wide FRE for airline pilots, and other flight deck crew (see EIM50052) does not include anything for items of normal luggage, although the pilot’s flight case is included"... that's from:

https://www.gov.uk/hmrc-internal-man...anual/eim50055
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Old 19th Jul 2018, 12:31
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Join Date: May 2018
Location: london
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Group assessment & Interview

Iíve just booked in for the group and interview stage in August.

Does anyone have any examples of questions or group situations, please?

PMs greatly appreciated
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Old 19th Jul 2018, 16:32
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Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: santiago
Posts: 40
Hi all,
I have just booked stage 2.

P.s.
I have a UK CAA issued licence but I want to renew my type rating in Italy with an Italian SFE.
Do you know what forms and what documents will be requested by the UK CAA.

Sorry for the Offtopic.

Regards,

Angelo26
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Old 25th Jul 2018, 14:21
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Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: England
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The BA website list all their salaries as 'Competitive' which makes it hard to try and make any sort of judgement on when deciding to move there from another airline.

Does anyone know what the Year 1 DEP FO (probably LGW) salary is? PilotJobsNetwork says £58,864 but not entirely sure how accurate this is.
TIA
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Old 25th Jul 2018, 14:38
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Originally Posted by GetTheQRH View Post
The BA website list all their salaries as 'Competitive' which makes it hard to try and make any sort of judgement on when deciding to move there from another airline.

Does anyone know what the Year 1 DEP FO (probably LGW) salary is? PilotJobsNetwork says £58,864 but not entirely sure how accurate this is.
TIA
That figure is very accurate.
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Old 25th Jul 2018, 15:15
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Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Home
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I have a mate DEP on LH type LHR based, joined couple or so years ago. Nearer £70G now with all the add ons.
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Old 25th Jul 2018, 15:32
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Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Botswana
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Repeating Dupreís Post the figure is very accurate. Yes all in youíre potentially looking at over £70k but that very much depends on many factors now that theyíve taken away the fixed flying pay. For instance sickness, multiple reserve periods that arenít particularly busy, months with leave and/or pre-assignments, theyíll all dent your take home. Plus if youíre looking to buy a property you can forget borrowing against the variable elements of the salary any more (at least not until youíve been with the company for two years and can produce twelve months of payslips and even then banks will only take into account half of it). So that figure is very relevant despite being seduced by the extras.
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Old 25th Jul 2018, 18:47
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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: UK
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It would take you 28 years in BA to break even with Easyjet in terms of total income based on time scale to command as it stands.

All depends on what you want from life / a job.

BA is not the answer for all.
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Old 25th Jul 2018, 19:48
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Originally Posted by 8029848s View Post
It would take you 28 years in BA to break even with Easyjet in terms of total income based on time scale to command as it stands.

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Absolute nonsense.

You can make all kinds of assumptions about things like time to command, time to long haul, whether you should include the roughly 1000 GBP/month downroute allowances BA pilots get paid that easyjet guys to not, the fact the BA total pension contribution is around 50% higher than easyjet, easyjet loyalty bonus, money earned per actual day at work etc. We could argue those things till we are bored to tears. Lies, damned lies and statistics (and all that). Frankly you can argue it both ways.

However, how on earth you came up with 28 years to break even takes some doing.

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Old 27th Jul 2018, 18:10
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Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: The North
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Response Time

Hey guys, does anyone know how long they take for any initial response, after the submitting CV part? I got the immediate email to say the application was in, but is there a standard response time?

Thanks!
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