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Old 5th Aug 2017, 16:10
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Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: six micro tesla zone
Age: 28
Posts: 394
I know a guy who joined as a cadet - SFI - Captain - TRE and has never been based outside of the UK since he started with Ryanair. It's not the worst company out there.

But, it's more funny to read all the jaded, negative, emotionally loaded drivel on PPRuNe than have a balanced discussion.
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Old 5th Aug 2017, 16:34
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Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: SPAIN
Age: 39
Posts: 397
All the FOs of my base has been sended out after the Command Upgrade. Even they finished the line training without base assigned. But everybody out for at least 1 year
This is the way is working now as far as I know
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Old 5th Aug 2017, 16:41
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Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: APU muffler - RUSNE
Age: 32
Posts: 269
Vokess55, no I joined last year for the base opportunity and cause I prefer to work 180 days/year. I'm not telling anybody that it is the company we have been dreaming for, but that if you are able to find your dimension inside it and not get stressed and swithing off your phone when you are off,it's ok.
About the base it's a gambling sometimes, they usually provide the one you're askin' for DEFO and DEC, especially, to make you join.
I'm not one of those signing a training bond for upgrade with the base in blank, I'm not willing to move for 1'000 more euros a month...!
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Old 5th Aug 2017, 17:41
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Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: 60 north
Age: 55
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In one base I happen to know for a fact that most upgrades got to stay.
I flew with all of them at one point , so this is fact , not fiction.

If you want upgrade and want to stay in base, tell them so. Simple .
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Old 5th Aug 2017, 19:29
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Join Date: May 2016
Location: The EU
Posts: 240
180 days a year? I work about 65-70 days a year, get paid a lot more and, unbelievably, get given enough bottled water to do the job without dehydrating.

But it's ok, because MaverickPrime "knows a guy" so it must be just more 'emotionally loaded drivel'.
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Old 5th Aug 2017, 20:00
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Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: FW
Age: 29
Posts: 413
Originally Posted by Vokes55 View Post
An FO with over 3000 hours joining Ryanair? You must've been desperate.

Expect the minimum amount of sectors to get you onto the line, followed by 100 hours every 28 days for the rest of your career. You'll get four days off per week, but make sure you have a second phone, otherwise you'll be woken up at 5am every day by them begging for you to work your day off (for no extra money).

Oh, and if you don't answer your phone, you'll be taken off the roster and face disciplinary action.

Good luck!
who told you this BS?

are you dutch?
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Old 10th Aug 2017, 13:09
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Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: FL 410
Posts: 23
How is life in FRA base ? Average income CPT ?
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Old 11th Aug 2017, 07:24
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Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: UK
Posts: 205
Would also be interested to hear about FRA. I'm due to start there in Sept.
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Old 13th Aug 2017, 16:56
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Join Date: May 2006
Location: Scotland
Posts: 207
Originally Posted by MaverickPrime View Post
I know a guy who joined as a cadet - SFI - Captain - TRE and has never been based outside of the UK since he started with Ryanair. It's not the worst company out there.

But, it's more funny to read all the jaded, negative, emotionally loaded drivel on PPRuNe than have a balanced discussion.

A very misleading post. If it is true then that guy is incredibly lucky and VERY much in the minority.

Be very wary with regards to basing.
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Old 13th Aug 2017, 20:19
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Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Cloud Cookoo Land
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Yes, very much in the minority

People did get to stay in their base or the country where they were based, but in many cases they were in regions that were considered as 'unpopular choices' with the rank and file. Great if that where you live, but not always a guarantee.

There's always going to be a case of 'I know someone who knows someone' who has stayed in his UK base since day dot in somewhere as big as FR. I was there for quite some time and in my experience it was very rare. Most people did get back to where they needed to be eventually. In some cases it takes years. Lots of people just leave because of the uncertainty and tension it creates.
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Old 13th Aug 2017, 20:43
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Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: last time I looked I was still here.
Posts: 4,509
It does seem an odd way to treat a 'valued asset'; to promote them into a position that is critical to the well being of the company, both as ambassador & safety, then deliberately test their stamina by disrupting their family life. True, it might be necessary due to no local vacancies, but to do it because 'that is the way it is', and even in another country that will reduce your rest time due to committing seems to send the wrong message about the company's opinion of your worth.
All that stuff we get pumped into us every 6 months about team work and creating a positive atmosphere does not seem relevant on the ground when 'mission control' is pulling the strings. Sad.
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Old 13th Aug 2017, 20:53
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Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: on a beach
Age: 64
Posts: 331
And why is so hard to assign bases by seniority?
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Old 13th Aug 2017, 22:22
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Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Between a rock and a hard place
Posts: 1,085
Not many DEC would join if they would end up in the bottom of the seniority list. Base of choice, good roster and reasonable income is what attracts people to join, isn't it.

On the other hand, less likely people would leave if they knew what to expect.
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Old 15th Aug 2017, 18:52
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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: EU
Posts: 1,218
I detest these kinds of self-satisfied boasts:-

180 days a year? I work about 65-70 days a year, get paid a lot more
Perhaps we could start by comparing apples with apples, rather than apples with watermelons.
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Old 15th Aug 2017, 19:28
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Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Ireland
Posts: 33
I realise commuting to bases is a big issue with regards to the 5/4 roster and how it isn't as great as it seems for certain people.

If I'm based in, lets say Milan. If I live in Dublin and a flight to Milan with RYR gets me in in perfect time for my shift, do crewing ever let me work that flight over so that the commute is actually a flight over to my base that i'm working? Or would that be too nice?
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Old 15th Aug 2017, 20:41
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Join Date: Aug 2005
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Posts: 110
Valued Asset....in Ryanair ....you guys crack me up
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Old 16th Aug 2017, 07:10
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Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Where the company needs me not where I want to be!
Posts: 400
Originally Posted by SliabhLuachra View Post
I realise commuting to bases is a big issue with regards to the 5/4 roster and how it isn't as great as it seems for certain people.

If I'm based in, lets say Milan. If I live in Dublin and a flight to Milan with RYR gets me in in perfect time for my shift, do crewing ever let me work that flight over so that the commute is actually a flight over to my base that i'm working? Or would that be too nice?
No. If your Milan based your based there.
They will send you out of base but only to do pairs of flights. The issue with doing the DUB-BGY flight to work is someone has to do the outbound (if its from BGY) to get the aircraft to DUB or the return to DUB if its a Dublin based aircraft. Having people do single sectors would be a rostering nightmare.

The only way that would ever happen is by doing a swap with an Italian F/O from Milan based in Dublin and you would both need a perfect matching roster and one of you be doing the DUB-BGY or BGY-DUB flight to make it happen. Chances are about zero.
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Old 17th Aug 2017, 07:49
  #118 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Where the company needs me not where I want to be!
Posts: 400
My Type was in 2007 and everyone I know from that course still has left. Seems like its pretty natural for everyone to move on and I recon Ryanair expect and plan for that. Maybe even encourage it.
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Old 22nd Aug 2017, 01:20
  #119 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Ireland
Posts: 19
How far can one live away from their base with Ryanair? Is it based on miles/km or time to get to airport?
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Old 22nd Aug 2017, 08:27
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Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 781
Time. Need to be 1 hour from the 'reporting station'. I'm 50 miles away from my base.
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