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Old 14th Jun 2015, 16:00
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Just in case there I you haven't got a hidden agenda for the sake of politeness I will add that as you can now see there is some sensitivity about providing exact amounts, especially on an open forum, and having heard the stories from colleagues I would say that's often for very understandable reasons..

If you are still interested there are plenty of pilot pay type websites that may give a rough idea, but TBH without knowing whether the individual involved is a part timer/trainer/manager/does extra work it's impossible to give a meaningful or in any way accurate answer, since there are too many variables.

BTW given the BA pay point system I think his/her time as a captain is irrelevant, though it might help give some who joined BA around the same time a vague hint as to the identity of the object of your attention...

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Old 15th Jun 2015, 19:12
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A lot more with all the o/t that's available at the moment. Much of which doesn't even require more days at work!
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Old 16th Jun 2015, 09:31
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Ummm...I think you need to stick a few caveats on that, given that our single post friend may well have a particular individual in mind.. Wouldn't it be fair to say some might gross that sum or more but OTOH some Long Haulers on PP25 with >> 7 years in the LHS gross significantly less, it all depends on individual circumstances/contract type.
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Old 16th Jun 2015, 10:24
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Fair comment, though to be fair whilst the question might have been asked by an 'ex' it might also be from a nosey neighbour./curious relative (been there, seen that, etc) . In any event I don't think there's been any harm in pointing out there is no answer

I'm a fairly close match to the profile and I sure as heck get nowhere near the figure previously mentioned.....
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Old 16th Jun 2015, 12:35
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I'd like to congratulate Mr Gammon Flaps on his earlier post toward the start of the thread. It really puts into writing my thoughts on what life is like at BA, pros and cons definitely resonate with my experiences here. One of the most accurate posts I've seen on PPRuNe ever.
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Old 16th Jun 2015, 23:44
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This from Mr Gammon Flaps in Jun 2015:
I'm surprised any of you answered that question considering the way in which it was asked.

Some poor sod is obviously going through the ringer. He obviously won't appreciate if he has to defend a lawyers demand for 20% net of 200k when he's actually on less.
This from Mr Gammon Flaps in Feb 2013:
Actually - there are some pilots taking in 250k, because I've flown with them, and had the pleasure of listening to their tales of tax woe.

PP24 = 153k ish.
Training pay: 20% ish = basic of 180k dish
Allowances = 20k ish
Plus - some guys actually are drawing their pension now - which is say 80k being pessimistic.

The figures get really interesting when you take into account the number of guys who pay no - or very little (legally) income tax.

So your 20k take home pay every month grosses back up to quite an interesting figure. Good luck to them!
That lawyer's not going to have to look too hard, is s/he?

At least he confirms my figures! Albeit BA have had two pay rises since then.

Still, at least Mr GF's on three times that now.
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Old 18th Jun 2015, 04:07
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What is now the final date to submit application?
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Old 6th Nov 2015, 06:17
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I have applications in with both VS & BA, and am comparing the package just in case I am lucky enough to be successful at both.

I understand VS pension contributions are based on both the salary and fixed flying allowances, i.e. 15% of circa 69k year one. Is this the same at BA, or is it only based on basic salary (54k)?

Also, am I correct to assume that the duty pay (3.31 ph on PPJN) is a replacement for fixed allowances down route for sustenance, and therefore shouldn't be part of my salary comparison?

Thank you in advance for your replies. PM also more than welcome if you would rather it not be in the public domain.

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Old 6th Nov 2015, 10:41
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Pension based on basic only but also on PP24, so increases more than your salary each year.

Per hour allowances replaced fixed allowances a few years ago. You can make a lot if you can find cheap places to eat, on the other hand you can spend a fortune in those Copenhagen bars.
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Old 8th Nov 2015, 02:52
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... and even more on those Thai girls in BKK 😜
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Old 8th Nov 2015, 07:29
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Thanks for the replies. Interesting that there is quite a difference in the pension contributions between the two! (First year company contributions, circa 10350 VS vs 6480 BA).
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