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BA Cityflyer First Officer Life

Old 21st Oct 2019, 21:22
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BA Cityflyer First Officer Life

I saw that BA Cityflyer is hiring again, I was just wondering what are working conditions like for the FO's in terms of rostering, do they get much overnights?, how many days off compared to on, are FO's treated well by management i saw on some old forums working conditions and
morale werent great so?

The other main thing was on the site it says about 2 years contract and then onto mainline, is this guranteed or a false promise? and is it written into any contracts as I would like to go BA mainline in the future and progress onto longhaul

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Old 21st Oct 2019, 22:26
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My understanding is that you are guaranteed an interview for mainline. You avoid the application form hoop jumping. Thatís it.

Actually, the application form is largely the same. Just saying....
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Old 21st Oct 2019, 22:36
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Would you also no longer have to do a sim assesment then for BA mainline?
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Old 21st Oct 2019, 22:58
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You avoid the application form, thatís it.

If you can fly a Jungle Jet properly, thereís no reason you canít fly a Boeing. Enjoy the sim.
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Old 21st Oct 2019, 22:59
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so Cityflyer FO's still have to do the sim assesment for mainline thats interesting
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Old 22nd Oct 2019, 09:21
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Originally Posted by Kibathepilot View Post
in terms of rostering, do they get much overnights?
You can bid for minimum or maximum, average with no preference seems to be about five a month for the winter.

Originally Posted by Kibathepilot View Post
how many days off compared to on, are FO's treated well by management i saw on some old forums working conditions and
morale werent great so?
You get at least one three day off block a month plus three two days off, never normally much more than that but you do survive the odd standby and also a few easy one sector positioning days.

I canít comment for anyone else but Iím happy, nice captains and cabin crew, supportive training department and a fun aircraft to fly on a very varied route network. Itís hard work and there are some very long days but I think thatís probably true of anywhere. Iíve never been rostered more than a four sector day.

Finally with regards to mainline I can confirm what others have said, thereís definitely not a practical flow through. After two years (post line check I believe) you are guaranteed an interview but thatís it, however the company are trying to encourage more people to want to stay at BACF for longer and have promised lifestyle improvements when the new rostering system finally arrives....
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Old 22nd Oct 2019, 13:53
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Thanks for your reply, would you say the payscale on pilotjobsnetwork is accurate also? and do you have any tips on interview stage?

I wouldnt mind staying there longer than 2 years its just in the long run I would like to do longhaul flying also so a way into mainline would be good
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Old 24th Oct 2019, 16:53
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Hey guys,

How is it for Captains? Roster? Similar to whats posted above? How about EDI base?

TIA
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Old 28th Oct 2019, 08:03
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Is LCY Captains only for landing?

If so I presume that means FO’s always land at the destination and Captains never land anywhere but LCY?
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Old 30th Oct 2019, 18:10
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Anyone got any info on the assessment day?
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Old 1st Nov 2019, 10:11
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Originally Posted by Doors to Automatic View Post
Is LCY Captains only for landing?

If so I presume that means FOís always land at the destination and Captains never land anywhere but LCY?
Yes it is Capt only landing at LCY. Captains are still required to land at other destinations, to maintain currency on 3 degree landings. Also when weather is outside FO limits.

Re Mainline. Itís only a guarantee to get to day 1 of the interview stage. All other stages are up to you to pass.
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Old 1st Nov 2019, 10:15
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Originally Posted by byrdstrike View Post
have promised lifestyle improvements when the new rostering system finally arrives....
Lol. They have been promising the same thing for the past 13 years!!
The new rostering system is for them to maximise our efficiency...... not to give a better life!!!
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Old 1st Nov 2019, 10:51
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Originally Posted by RJ100 View Post

Lol. They have been promising the same thing for the past 13 years!!
The new rostering system is for them to maximise our efficiency...... not to give a better life!!!

.....and still they get enough people and no line drawn in the sand by current pilots/BALPA. You get what you fight for and deserve I guess....

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Old 30th Nov 2019, 06:24
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Any info on Edinburgh base? Is it difficult to get?
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Old 4th Dec 2019, 10:34
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Does anybody have any idea about time to command?
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