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Old 12th Oct 2018, 12:19
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Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: UK
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Afternoon all,

Whats the waitlist like for FO’s at BRS? Currently in the holdpool for a LGW base with a view to get back.

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Old 12th Oct 2018, 13:01
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Join Date: Jul 2007
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Company is looking to have DEC in France the next few months (not many positions available, around 10, from February to June), but unions are not happy and are pushing to have internal upgrades or internal transfers, since there are waiting lists for pretty much any base in France.
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Old 12th Oct 2018, 23:49
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Join Date: Sep 2013
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Originally Posted by lfrk View Post
Hi Guys,
I have been in the Pool for NTR DEC french bases for 2 months ++, absoltuly no news from the orange HR. Except the good old : "we are still working on the numbers"....arhhh
Any infos from inside?
Merci,
NTE is definitely being filled from DE. I think it's time for you to ring and push for that if you want it.
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Old 13th Oct 2018, 00:46
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Originally Posted by P06T View Post
Saw a few comments about the concessions that you get with EZY.
What's the jumpseat policy like in the company? Can you ask for one to avoid being offloaded?
No access to jumpseats, except for commuters between home and base and only with special authorisation.
Only 2 standby tickets per flight and no standby tickets at all once a flight goes sold out, so often you can’t even buy standby tickets on popular routes.
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Old 13th Oct 2018, 03:41
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should be called winter staff travel, as in the summer it doesn't make any sense...
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Old 13th Oct 2018, 07:08
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Join Date: Dec 2015
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Thanks SPGo and Matt283.

Doesn't really help people commute (off duty) then.

Best regards.
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Old 13th Oct 2018, 07:47
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Originally Posted by P06T View Post
Thanks SPGo and Matt283.

Doesn't really help people commute (off duty) then.

Best regards.
If your main residence is elsewhere then you can get a commuter letter that pretty much guarantees commuting off duty. The way the process works is that you must buy a staff or standby ticket if available. If they aren’t avaialable then you turn up in uniform with your letter, show it to the gate staff/crew and get on, either in a cabin seat if there are pax no shows, the spare cabin crew seat or the jumpseat (in that order of availability). The only way you wouldn’t get on is if the flight is full and the jumpseats (cabin and FD) are already occupied or U/S.
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Old 14th Oct 2018, 04:44
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Originally Posted by EGPFlyer View Post


If your main residence is elsewhere then you can get a commuter letter that pretty much guarantees commuting off duty. The way the process works is that you must buy a staff or standby ticket if available. If they aren’t avaialable then you turn up in uniform with your letter, show it to the gate staff/crew and get on, either in a cabin seat if there are pax no shows, the spare cabin crew seat or the jumpseat (in that order of availability). The only way you wouldn’t get on is if the flight is full and the jumpseats (cabin and FD) are already occupied or U/S.
Perfect - thanks for that 👍
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Old 15th Oct 2018, 05:57
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Join Date: Apr 2010
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Could any U.K. based EasyJet Pilots ever envisage the 5/4 5/3 fixed roster being withdrawn? It’s one of the main reasons for me to join.
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Old 15th Oct 2018, 08:50
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Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Lo cat ion
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Do the company tolerate crew living 3 hours up the M1 by car, and driving to Luton ? Is this drive time sustainable in the long term ?

I'm working overseas, and I have little interest in living in Luton, and less so around Gatwick. I don't mind taking a hotel the night before duty commences, if no other options.
Of course a Manchester base would be ideal....
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Old 15th Oct 2018, 09:40
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Join Date: Mar 2005
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Originally Posted by captain8 View Post
Do the company tolerate crew living 3 hours up the M1 by car, and driving to Luton ? Is this drive time sustainable in the long term ?

I'm working overseas, and I have little interest in living in Luton, and less so around Gatwick. I don't mind taking a hotel the night before duty commences, if no other options.
Of course a Manchester base would be ideal....
You need to be within 90 mins when on stby. So it could get quite expensive with hotels if you insist on living further than that away. Realistically if you get a call when fast asleep you need 30 mins to get up and showered etc. I don't know many who live more than 1 hr by car away.

Man base is currently experiencing some rapid expansion so lots of internal upgrades are going there. If you are yet to join then expect MAN to go back to a decent waiting time.
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Old 15th Oct 2018, 09:50
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Join Date: Jun 2008
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Hi guys, what do you think is better.. Becoming a captain at the current airline and then switch over to EZY as DEC, or go as a FO?
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Old 15th Oct 2018, 12:23
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Originally Posted by UberPilot View Post
You need to be within 90 mins when on stby. So it could get quite expensive with hotels if you insist on living further than that away. Realistically if you get a call when fast asleep you need 30 mins to get up and showered etc. I don't know many who live more than 1 hr by car away.
Ok , yes a hotel would be a significant cost, but surely renting say, a 2 bed place within 10 miles of Luton Airport would work? £800-900/month would still leave a take home of £5500/month.
give or take. And theres the possibility of two commuters splitting the cost. Going home after 5 days on , and back to the rental to start duty or stay.

I wasn't proposing to commute on a daily basis !
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Old 15th Oct 2018, 12:47
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Join Date: May 2002
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I joined last year after Monarch went tits up. Gatwick base but I live in Manchester. I move back to MAN in Feb.
There was 55 people ahead and about 20 below me on the Manchester transfer list (including F/Os in the command process). There is only 2 people on the list left who aren't F/Os and are still awaiting a move. Lots and lots have "frozen" there position on this list. i.e. they reserve the right to move back at some point when it suits them.

Unfortunately, you never know what the future holds, I knew that Manchester was well overdue and expansion and am very relieved to join just prior to this current expansion.

BTW, Luton would have suited me more as it was nearer. However, at Gatwick there is more scope to bid for trips away from base. I only spend 8-10 nights in Gatwick in a full month. The travelodge charge £29 per night at the crew rate.

Good luck anyway.
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Old 15th Oct 2018, 13:55
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Originally Posted by Danny212 View Post
Apart from the summer, it's pretty damn good! Especially with the flexibility of names on your list!
Me and my family have used many standby tickets and we were not let down even once.
It can happen but in my personal experience it is very rare.

However, if you try to book well in advance, there can be no standby nor staff tickets available.
Then you will have to book a normal ticket, with only a 15-20% discount (which is not so bad after all)
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Old 16th Oct 2018, 11:06
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Join Date: May 2006
Location: Here and there
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How long on average after passing the online test does it say “application under review”?
Guess this is while they sort out assessment dates?
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Old 16th Oct 2018, 18:03
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Join Date: May 2018
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Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
How long on average after passing the online test does it say “application under review”?
Guess this is while they sort out assessment dates?
Im not sure but what date were you told you had passed?

A guy told me he waited about 4 weeks from when he passed the online assessment but of course that time frame is no guarantee.
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Old 16th Oct 2018, 18:24
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Join Date: May 2011
Location: Home Counties
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My last communication was in mid-August following the online screening and the status is Successful Application …. so not the speediest of processes
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