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Old 4th Sep 2014, 13:50
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Ummm, very very unlikely indeed, AFAIK there's absolutely no mechanism in the current IAG structure that would allow that so I wonder where they (the applicants) got the idea from - perhaps they don't understand how the relationship between IAG and BA works (or doesn't)?

The various current adverts for DEPs/Managed Path I have seen simply mention the opportunity of moving to other British Airways fleets at some point - and that's nothing new.

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Old 4th Sep 2014, 16:34
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Thanks for the clarification, it didn't sound right to me at all but more than one said the same thing, thought I'd ask. Cheers Wiggy.
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Old 4th Sep 2014, 16:43
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The whole idea that Veulling or any other IAG owned company could just come in and replace BA shorthaul is contrary to the spirit of UK employment law, however BALPA are petrified that BA would find a way
I don't think BALPA are petrified that "BA would"... Why would BA (whatever "BA" is??) give it's work away?

BALPA may well be concerned that IAG might transfer the work to Vueling, as is their right. Not sure UK employment law would have anything to do with it?
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Old 4th Sep 2014, 16:57
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WBV

If you happen to find out there's a single "hard" source of the rumour could you let me know, by PM if necessary ?

I know some folks who would be very interested if the story was being put out by someone in BA....


NOD

BALPA may well be concerned that IAG might transfer the work to Vueling, as is their right
Agreed, I think a lot of folks still don't understand the whole IAG and BA "thing". BA is just one of several IAG companies, and the Board in Madrid is IMHO quite happy to see their companies competing with each other.....
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Old 4th Sep 2014, 17:36
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....F/Os I fly with at work that have applied recently tell me that the job offer specifies that you can fly for another affiliated airline within the group (I.e Vueling) if so required by BA
Without anyone prejudicing their application, a scan of the relevant para(s), or just s retype of the text, would be "interesting"
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Old 4th Sep 2014, 18:30
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disregarding paras and texts..do we remember which company new qualified Lufthansa short haul captains fly for?...what does that suggest?
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Old 4th Sep 2014, 18:39
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The legal entity is irrelevant, TUPE offers some protection.

That said, if an airline needs to reduce t and C s, there are ways a la monarch.

Focus on short haul is interesting, but lets not pretend longhaul would then stay ok as BOAC!

18 year SFOs looking to leave sounds like music to management.
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Old 4th Sep 2014, 19:58
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NOD,Wiggy, I shall ask around next week when I'm back in and see if I can dig up any more info. Will let you know.
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Old 4th Sep 2014, 22:15
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NoD, sorry yes that last 'BA' should obviously have said 'IAG'. I think my meaning was pretty clear from my suggesting BALPA is scared of IAG. TUPE does indeed offer an awful lot more protection than BALPA has led most BA pilots to believe. Most of what was suggested as a real threat during the BMI talks was from the land of the fairies. All the while that we as a group believe IAG's threat, the terms and conditions of BA pilots is going to plummet, and sadly it appears to be doing so at an exponential rate.
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Old 5th Sep 2014, 15:11
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Has anybody had a reply , calling them for interview yet?
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Old 8th Sep 2014, 09:23
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Are many people passing the stage 1 assessment day following this second wave of recruitment?
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Old 8th Sep 2014, 09:28
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Hi mate,

did they call you?
Deadline is 18 september for type rated DEP.
I guess we all must wait until then.
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Old 8th Sep 2014, 12:05
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computer tests

I hear there is one new computer test from this forum, involving ATC instructions, ECAM actions etc. Can anyone tell more about this test, ie are ATC verbal instructions to be memorised etc? I assume this test doesnt exist somewhere out there in test land for practice? Please PM me or post any further information so I can prepare for this test!
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Old 8th Sep 2014, 20:05
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From my experience, application sent in on 2nd September, got email with interview request a couple of days later, so I don't know what that means if you haven't heard back yet
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Old 9th Sep 2014, 00:17
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The new computer test isn't too bad, you just need to thoroughly read the instructions and not loose your cool if the captain takes over. Id rather do that test for an hour vs. 1 minute of PILAPT!

My colleague applied one evening at the end of August for the 3rd September deadline and heard back from BA the next morning.
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Old 9th Sep 2014, 10:23
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eaglesnest,

I have never heard of BA not replying. read my earlier post for a fuller explanation.
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Old 9th Sep 2014, 10:43
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Thanks mate,

i will keep my fingers crossed till the 18 then
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Old 9th Sep 2014, 11:34
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I never quite understand the woe and despair people post on these subjects sometimes. As binsleepin said, no matter what you might think of their recruitment procedures, BA always reply to applications. Unlike many other airlines.
Just chill out and let things take their course.
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Old 9th Sep 2014, 22:37
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eagles nest,

If you are trying to get into BA I am sure you will have read this whole thread. Go back and check post 310. You can lead a horse to water etc

Regards
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Old 9th Sep 2014, 23:08
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Does anyone know when the results of the short haul competitiveness review will be announced?
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