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Old 27th Feb 2019, 15:44
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Join Date: May 2005
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Originally Posted by rossbaku View Post
Thanks for the replies. Iíve budgeted for £1000 a month commuting from elsewhere in the UK. A car park pass at my Ďhomeí airport is £53/month and as people have mentioned, hotels are on average £50 a night. I donít know Hotline prices but standby tickets are around £80-90 return. As SH Iím assuming Iíll be down there 5-6 times a month. Does that sound realistic to those in the know?
You might struggle with £50 per night around LHR - taxi ? Buses ? ( free shuttle buses at limited times of day) you have to eat....... I would budget for £70
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Old 27th Feb 2019, 15:58
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There is at least one "crew friendly" proper hotel that usually has a crew rate £51 (and can be cheaper if you pick the right day and look at their public rates...).

If the BA shuttle buses aren't running then remember (?) that the TfL red buses are free around the perimeter, as far as and including Hatton Cross/Harlington Corner.

But yes, food isn't cheap (then again there's M&S in T5), so £70 sounds reasonable .
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Old 27th Feb 2019, 16:48
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Ibis can be as low as £39
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Old 27th Feb 2019, 17:40
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I've got an invite. Has anyone got an idea how long it takes to get a LHS A320? Assuming one passes all the requisite LPC/OPC, suitability criteria etc and has sufficient hours already.

Thanks.
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Old 27th Feb 2019, 18:47
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Originally Posted by eckhard View Post
Ibis can be as low as £39
rare as hens teeth those rates nowadays (and youíll only get it in the depths of winter) but technically correct.
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Old 27th Feb 2019, 18:49
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Originally Posted by wiggy View Post
There is at least one "crew friendly" proper hotel that usually has a crew rate £51 (and can be cheaper if you pick the right day and look at their public rates...).

If the BA shuttle buses aren't running then remember (?) that the TfL red buses are free around the perimeter, as far as and including Hatton Cross/Harlington Corner.

But yes, food isn't cheap (then again there's M&S in T5), so £70 sounds reasonable .

Perfectly adequate HOTAC available within 10 mins of staff car park for mid thirties staff rate, plus a parking charge. Its costing on average 41 a night. Less if not driving. It is sometimes cheaper online, so check first. Bring food with you or use the local tesco on the bath road with ample supplies. If you want to slum it, Pizza or KFC. Eat lots of in flight!

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Old 27th Feb 2019, 19:07
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Originally Posted by 763 jock View Post
I've got an invite. Has anyone got an idea how long it takes to get a LHS A320? Assuming one passes all the requisite LPC/OPC, suitability criteria etc and has sufficient hours already.

Thanks.
At the moment, in LGW, it is between 12 and 18 months for LHS. Longer (lot longer) for LHR.
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Old 28th Feb 2019, 12:57
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Hey guys, was looking for some thoughts from guys who have applied and been unsuccessful but kept going and eventually got in. Tempted to apply again this year but not entirely sure what I would do differently. For reference Iím a 30 year old current short haul FO with long haul experience also and have around 3500h tt.

Basically I got to stage 1 first time and last year got through to stage 2. I didnít feel the group ex went that well, but we worked together okay and the rest of the group thought it went fine. When it came to the interview Iíd go as far as to say I left the room thinking it was the best interview Iíd ever had, had answers to all their questions etc and was confident, one thing I didnít really do was push the whole ĎBA is my dreamí etc etc. That said, everyone seemed to leave their interviews feeling it went well. But I really felt Iíd done enough to get to the sim.

Anyway, a week or so later got a PFO and somewhat decided after that, that maybe BA just wasnít the airline for me but now almost 12 months has passed I am tempted once again to have another go.

I suppose what I want to know is, what would the guys who have failed then subsequently passed say the main reason was? Is it luck of the draw as to who is interviewing you? I really struggle to see what it exactly is they are looking for, which is why I am a bit cautious about applying again.

Thoughts appreciated.
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Old 28th Feb 2019, 18:02
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What do we have here?

An approach was flown into a known difficult airfield.

The approach became unstable.

A go around was flown and a diversion was made to another airfield.

A successful landing was carried out, as I understand it, at the diversion airfield.

I think that was what I was paid to do for 30+ years.

Thank goodness I retired before I had to justify my decisions to social media.

Well done to the crew.

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Old 28th Feb 2019, 18:55
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My post seems to be in the wrong thread, probably my finger trouble, I am old!!

Can someone move it to the BA 492 thread please.

Thank you.
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Old 1st Mar 2019, 10:07
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Apologies if this has been answered before ; what are the requirements at BA for command upgrade ? Obviously seniority based but what about min hours, experience on type etc etc ?

Thanks.
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Old 1st Mar 2019, 10:55
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3000hrs of +25 tonne Jet time, plus 1 year at BA is the one I remember. There are others
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Old 1st Mar 2019, 11:22
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Join Date: Nov 2018
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Out of interest, presuming bids are once a year, do you need the prerequisites to bid? In the example above could you bid for a LGW Command at 10 months in and say 2800 hrs on jets on the assumption youíll be eligible some time in the next year?
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Old 1st Mar 2019, 12:25
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Over on the wannabes forum they are saying the charge is now £18 grand for a type rating 😖

Madness if itís correct. OíLeary is only about Ä5,000 these days 🙈

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Old 1st Mar 2019, 16:33
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In fairness, there is no mention of a bond... the non bond ryanair option is 30k for the type rating and whilst there both not greatish companys for the lower down people i'd probably pick BA.
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Old 1st Mar 2019, 17:25
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Originally Posted by DonTrumpet2020 View Post
Over on the wannabes forum they are saying the charge is now £18 grand for a type rating ��

Madness if it’s correct.....

The wannabes have read the advert correctly.
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Old 1st Mar 2019, 17:58
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Probably because a lot of people are now leaving early on, which never happened in the past. Iím reliably informed of 20 or so heading elsewhere (to the same place in fact - no, not telling on here) in the next couple of months.

Makes you wonder why...?
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Old 1st Mar 2019, 19:00
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Originally Posted by Tay Cough View Post
Probably because a lot of people are now leaving early on, which never happened in the past. I’m reliably informed of 20 or so heading elsewhere (to the same place in fact - no, not telling on here) in the next couple of months.

Makes you wonder why...?
coloursheme of where too
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Old 1st Mar 2019, 19:02
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Colour scheme is a combination of White, Blue and Dark Blue.
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Old 1st Mar 2019, 19:07
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Originally Posted by Jumbo2 View Post
Colour scheme is a combination of White, Blue and Dark Blue.

also Red and White
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