Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Flight Deck Forums > Terms and Endearment
Reload this Page >

BA Direct Entry Pilot.

Terms and Endearment The forum the bean counters hoped would never happen. Your news on pay, rostering, allowances, extras and negotiations where you work - scheduled, charter or contract.

BA Direct Entry Pilot.

Old 1st Apr 2019, 11:02
  #6201 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: england
Posts: 655
I wonder how all these ME and China ex pats sleep at night knowing they’re avoiding all these first world taxes? Pretty well, I imagine.
hunterboy is offline  
Old 4th Apr 2019, 10:34
  #6202 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 715
Apparently 'Inbox full' is prunish for 'newbies can't send or receive pms' (and similar restrictions) until established as genuine members, whatever that means. I still can't find specific C&V for those rules.


....
Lordflasheart is offline  
Old 4th Apr 2019, 15:22
  #6203 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: London
Posts: 22
Hi everyone, anyone else having issues with booking assessments? no availability in the last couple of weeks every time I log in...
Raph737 is online now  
Old 8th Apr 2019, 12:28
  #6204 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Belgium
Posts: 14
Is there anyone who already received some feedback?
V737 is offline  
Old 8th Apr 2019, 19:16
  #6205 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Under the table
Posts: 183
Originally Posted by Percula View Post
Does anyone have an idea of current waiting time in the hold pool for type rated guys/girls?
Not long! A week or two max atm.
Stocious is offline  
Old 11th Apr 2019, 01:05
  #6206 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Between HRG & LGW
Age: 28
Posts: 20
Originally Posted by Stocious View Post
Not long! A week or two max atm.
Well i've been there for 4 weeks... not that i'm complaining considering there aren't any B777 or B787 courses until the summer (supposedly!)
ChrisE is offline  
Old 11th Apr 2019, 14:47
  #6207 (permalink)  
VJW
Sciolist (look it up) of the first order
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 775
Originally Posted by ChrisE View Post
Well i've been there for 4 weeks... not that i'm complaining considering there aren't any B777 or B787 courses until the summer (supposedly!)
Try waiting 18-24 months that the batch before you had to
VJW is online now  
Old 11th Apr 2019, 16:03
  #6208 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: South of the North pole
Posts: 211
So which are the most tax friendly havens these other pilots live in and commute from?
Daddy Fantastic is offline  
Old 11th Apr 2019, 16:33
  #6209 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: england
Posts: 655
Portugal seems to be the fav at the moment.
hunterboy is offline  
Old 11th Apr 2019, 17:31
  #6210 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Botswana
Posts: 709
Lots commuting from the crown dependencies, but you need the right to live there, not easy and generally speaking it’s by birth, hence my previous comment about people who were born and bred there.
RexBanner is offline  
Old 11th Apr 2019, 21:43
  #6211 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: somewhere between Miami and Havana
Posts: 114
Not sure if you’re referring to the Channel Islands, but you have every right to live there with a UK passport. Portugal would leave quite a bit more in your pocket, however.

Cheers

B
Buter is offline  
Old 12th Apr 2019, 01:48
  #6212 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: HK
Posts: 690
Originally Posted by Buter View Post
Not sure if you’re referring to the Channel Islands, but you have every right to live there with a UK passport. Portugal would leave quite a bit more in your pocket, however.

Cheers

B
True, but without a housing permit, your options on what property you can buy or rent in CI are severely restricted/ more expensive...
Freehills is offline  
Old 12th Apr 2019, 09:31
  #6213 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Botswana
Posts: 709
Originally Posted by Freehills View Post
True, but without a housing permit, your options on what property you can buy or rent in CI are severely restricted/ more expensive...
precisely. You can’t buy property in Jersey unless you are residentially qualified. That takes over ten years nowadays. Renting a non qualified property for ten years commensurate with the standard in which you want to live is extremely difficult and going to severely set you back and (together with commuting costs) negate any saving you would make in tax. So theoretically possibly yes but practically pointless.

Anyway sincere apologies for the immense thread drift for which I am again partially responsible!
RexBanner is offline  
Old 12th Apr 2019, 14:05
  #6214 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: somewhere between Miami and Havana
Posts: 114
All correct. You actually left out the fact that the commute itself sucks.

Therefore, Portugal is a far better option for weather, commuting and tax avoidance (avoidance is perfectly legal, evasion is what gets you in trouble).

Are people still trying to join BA...?

B
Buter is offline  
Old 13th Apr 2019, 09:57
  #6215 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: On the side of the pitch!
Age: 42
Posts: 494
Originally Posted by Buter View Post
All correct. You actually left out the fact that the commute itself sucks.

Therefore, Portugal is a far better option for weather, commuting and tax avoidance (avoidance is perfectly legal, evasion is what gets you in trouble).

Are people still trying to join BA...?

B
Apparently!
SinBin is offline  
Old 18th Apr 2019, 16:06
  #6216 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Europe
Posts: 6
Part Time

Hi All,

I'm joining BA soon on LH and I've got a fair amount of information about how stuff works, but I haven't got any info on part time. Could anyone shed some light on what part time options are available and what hoops need to be jumped through before I'd be eligible?

Cheers
HL
HardLanding1 is offline  
Old 18th Apr 2019, 23:59
  #6217 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: London
Posts: 93
I can't be too specific - someone else will be along with the exact options. What I can tell you is that it will probably be quite a long wait. As far as I'm aware, no part time has been granted whatsoever in 2019.
Northern Monkey is offline  
Old 19th Apr 2019, 06:27
  #6218 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: uk
Posts: 28
Originally Posted by Northern Monkey View Post
I can't be too specific - someone else will be along with the exact options. What I can tell you is that it will probably be quite a long wait. As far as I'm aware, no part time has been granted whatsoever in 2019.
Maybe no “aspirational” part time has been granted. “Right to request” part time has I believe.
P0tt3r is offline  
Old 19th Apr 2019, 08:24
  #6219 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Europe
Posts: 6
Thanks for getting back to me, I'm sorry for being completely clueless, but is aspirational just like attaching it to a bid? the same way you would indicate what fleet/rank you would like to be?

As for right of request, I thought it was now a statutory right to request part time under flexi-working rules, although the company has a million and one easy ways to reject it as per the usual UK employment laws... Do BA have a different (improved?) system to this?

My main reason for asking is I'm going to be commuting from mainland Europe (not to tax dodge as seems to be the main motivation according to this thread!), and ideally I'd like to get onto something like a 75% contract as soon as possible to ease some of the burden of commuting off. Is this something I could expect within say the first 5 years, or something that will have to wait until further in my career? And do factors like having newly born children effect the likelihood of getting accepted?

Thanks in advance everyone and hope to see you on the line soon!
HardLanding1 is offline  
Old 19th Apr 2019, 12:14
  #6220 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Botswana
Posts: 709
Originally Posted by HardLanding1 View Post
Thanks for getting back to me, I'm sorry for being completely clueless, but is aspirational just like attaching it to a bid? the same way you would indicate what fleet/rank you would like to be?

As for right of request, I thought it was now a statutory right to request part time under flexi-working rules, although the company has a million and one easy ways to reject it as per the usual UK employment laws... Do BA have a different (improved?) system to this?

My main reason for asking is I'm going to be commuting from mainland Europe (not to tax dodge as seems to be the main motivation according to this thread!), and ideally I'd like to get onto something like a 75% contract as soon as possible to ease some of the burden of commuting off. Is this something I could expect within say the first 5 years, or something that will have to wait until further in my career? And do factors like having newly born children effect the likelihood of getting accepted?

Thanks in advance everyone and hope to see you on the line soon!

Right to Request is exactly as it says on the tin, you have the right to request part time working (for whatever reason you like nowadays, having children is not a prerequisite). The company cannot simply refuse/reject it, you’ll be put on a waiting list and eventually it’ll be granted. How long is anyone’s guess, it seems to be roughly a year at the moment but I know some who’ve had it granted more quickly than that (also longer too).

Aspirational part time is a different pattern of working and part of the annual Priam bid whereas right to request can be done at any time of year by going through the official application channels with HR.

Theres plenty of pilots who’ve had RTR granted within the first five years (some within the first two years!) as there’s no minimum time stipulation.
RexBanner is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.