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Old 27th Sep 2018, 15:26
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Originally Posted by VinceR View Post
...They must be fed up with people refusing their SH offer because they know they'll be offered LH if they wait.
That sounds like a bit of a high risk strategy - how often does it work?


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Old 27th Sep 2018, 15:49
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Originally Posted by wiggy View Post


That sounds a bit of a high risk strategy - how often does it work?
The only thing I know for sure is it worked. People preferred losing a bit on seniority to start directly on LH. Some rumors say that BA is now by far more strict on that. They clearly say that a "no" will be final (no more offer).
Rumor to be confirmed though.
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Old 27th Sep 2018, 16:12
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Originally Posted by VinceR View Post
Rumor to be confirmed though.
Consider it confirmed. You get one email with an offer and 24hrs to reply with a yes. Turn it down or donít reply and you get kicked out the holding pool.

Getting a Ďrecommended for LHí definitely does not mean thatís what youíre going to get offered
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Old 27th Sep 2018, 16:33
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Friend of mine, <2000 hours, no unfrozen ATPL.. airbus TR. Straight on the 777
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Old 27th Sep 2018, 16:46
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Originally Posted by TheAirMission View Post
Friend of mine, <2000 hours, no unfrozen ATPL.. airbus TR. Straight on the 777
how recent was this?
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Old 27th Sep 2018, 18:22
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Couple of things come out from the company recently, you can only go LH if you have an unfrozen ATPL (and fairly unlikely if no “jet time”) and if you turn down your first job offer you are out the pool, no bargaining anymore.

BA will send you where they want you and make offers depending on what positions need filling at that particular time.

Good luck to everyone swimming the quicker you join the less I work.
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Old 27th Sep 2018, 22:21
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Originally Posted by reeko View Post


how recent was this?
Last month
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Old 28th Sep 2018, 00:01
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Originally Posted by TheAirMission View Post
Friend of mine, <2000 hours, no unfrozen ATPL.. airbus TR. Straight on the 777
Need the ATPL by end of TR course though so must have all the requirements met before starting the course.
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Old 28th Sep 2018, 12:29
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Originally Posted by Stocious View Post
Need the ATPL by end of TR course though so must have all the requirements met before starting the course.
meaning the 1500 hours TT inclusive of x, y & z etc etc?
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Old 28th Sep 2018, 17:38
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Originally Posted by reeko View Post


meaning the 1500 hours TT inclusive of x, y & z etc etc?
Yes, the ATPL skills test will be done during the TR course LST, with a requirement to apply for it as soon as possible after. Otherwise they can't do APIC duties.
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Old 1st Oct 2018, 12:28
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Guys, how much do the verbal reasoning and TCAS test on latestpilotjobs reflect regarding the real test at Waterside? The verbal test seems to be a 100% miss..
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Old 3rd Oct 2018, 12:46
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Good friend,Sim early September,positive result to hold pool,A320 rated.Posted 777 Jan
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Old 3rd Oct 2018, 12:47
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Originally Posted by Phantom4 View Post
Good friend,Sim early September,positive result to hold pool,A320 rated.Posted 777 Jan
What was his experience total?
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Old 3rd Oct 2018, 13:01
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Direct Entry Pilot - First Officer has opened again today.

"To apply to this campaign you must have a valid type rating with a minimum of 500 hours or 100 sectors on type."
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Old 3rd Oct 2018, 13:14
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captain weird, She has 1500hrs
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Old 6th Oct 2018, 08:28
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What is the BA shorthaul roster from LGW like in terms of nights at home and days off? Is there a lot of 3 sector days with layovers elsewhere, or is it mainly there and backs like FR/EZY?
Thanks
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Old 6th Oct 2018, 09:08
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I'm not LGW based, but i believe they only have 3 night stops at the base, EDI/GLA and JER so lots of daytrips, gatwick has more flexible hours than LHR so some flights do get back at 0200 or so...
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Old 6th Oct 2018, 17:04
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Essentially itís EZY in blue. Preference based rostering. 58.8k starting salary and pay is capped at year 10 but the increments are different to the 34 point scale at LHR too. You earn a little more basic pay but overall less than at LHR because the allowances are less. Thatís my take on it but I am LHR
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Old 6th Oct 2018, 17:45
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Anyone know how long applications are open for ? I canít see it on the website.
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Old 6th Oct 2018, 19:35
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Bex - Think the 34 PP scale has different salary caps to the 24PP scale...
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