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Old 9th Oct 2021, 09:58
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This amateurish set up reminds me so much of when The Apprentice 2018 set up a task to launch a new airline.

The candidates decided to call it Jet Pop, and as the article says, “but I'm pretty sure that potential customers don't want to be reminded of explosions when they're booking a flight.”

They chose “Highway to Hell” as the soundtrack to advertise the airline and the female CC uniform comprised of a boob tube held up with one strap and a mini skirt. Just the sort of practical outfit you’d want to be wearing with either a load of boozed up pax or struggling to get everyone off in an emergency!

https://www.joe.co.uk/entertainment/...ntice-4-207610

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Old 9th Oct 2021, 13:44
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Originally Posted by BWSBoy6 View Post
This amateurish set up reminds me so much of when The Apprentice 2018 set up a task to launch a new airline.
How familiar are you with their set up? Have you read anything about it? I have. Looks to be one of the healthier operators out there right now. There's a hell of a lot of cash behind it.

Originally Posted by RudderTrimZero View Post
I, like most am an unemployed pilot right now, but I can't do this! Really, I can't!
Then don't. If a uniform (which has been changed) deters you from employment, maybe try a 9-5. I have a few friends working in there and all enjoy it. Flying part time on a full time contract. Sounds nice to me. I'm still waiting on a phone call from the people who'll hopefully start paying me again. Furlough payment doesn't pay the mortgage, so yes I'd wear high heels right now if it meant a decent pay cheque. My principles won't feed the kids.

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Old 9th Oct 2021, 22:15
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Nice try Inoppy.

Management PLAYer much?
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Old 9th Oct 2021, 22:33
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Afraid not. Although, I did spend some time up there when it was purple. Left about 4 months before the end. The weather wasn't for me. Sunny Kent is where it's all at now.

Anything else?
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Old 10th Oct 2021, 01:33
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No, wish you luck and smooth sail after this inclement weather passes. Nobody belittles your choice, probably a tough one if any at all.

Meanwhile, we watch the market and eventually our livelihood being sucked away by companies with 'a hell lot of cash' whose business model is to treat their staff cashflow-smarter than the industry standard.

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Old 11th Oct 2021, 17:09
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Inoppy

What do you mean flying "part-time" ? Could you develop?
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Old 11th Oct 2021, 23:00
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There's a hell of a lot of cash behind it.
So what’s the excuse for the cheap ‘clown’ uniforms then? Seems they don’t want to attract, nurture, nor promote professional piloting in this airline - they almost want to ‘belittle’ their flightcrew by making them appear as unprofessional as possible in this bonkers outfit. Not to mention, a total turn-off if you were a youngster considering a career in aviation as a pilot...
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Old 11th Oct 2021, 23:14
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Flew with Play last Thursday, first time, was cheap and good. Pushback 10 mins before scheduled departure, airborne 3 mins before same and arrival at gate 25 mins before schedule. Good legroom and friendly and seemingly professional cabin crew. Have no financial or other interests in the outfit in case this sounds like an ad... Might all go horribly wrong next time.
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Old 17th Oct 2021, 00:25
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Hello everyone,
Could I ask here if someone apply as a First Officer or should I open a new Thread?
I simply wanted to know if it is possible to have some information on what kind of assessment runs Play to hire pilots.

Thanks so much!
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Old 2nd Nov 2021, 07:09
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This weekend I got a message telling they had started processing applications. Any news from anyone? Any forum thread talking about their selection process?
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Old 3rd Nov 2021, 16:35
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Same here, I started a thread here regarding the selections process. FlyPlay
Best regards!
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Old 3rd Nov 2021, 17:04
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Why are they wearing hats? In Lauda Air in 90's gave them up.
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Old 3rd Nov 2021, 17:51
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Not sure anything aviation related with Lauda on it is worth following...
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