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Old 24th Nov 2021, 23:46
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Honestly I’m not sure, but I think we are splitting hairs. The crappy 320s at Gatwick will need replacing sometime. The answers remains possibly, maybe.
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Old 25th Nov 2021, 08:51
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Wasn't the 737Max Letter of Intent just a case of Boeing calling their mates at IAG and asking for a favour whilst the chips were down?
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Old 25th Nov 2021, 14:58
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anyone heard anything yet? or will the PFOs come out after the closing date?
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Old 25th Nov 2021, 16:29
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They may well feature from 2023-27 when the max LOI deliveries were penciled in. 320s to be disposed of from 2022 (pre covid plans- with presumably the former to replace the latter, but now; who knows).
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Old 26th Nov 2021, 19:37
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Rumour is assessments wil be starting before Christmas.
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Old 10th Dec 2021, 20:38
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Anyone heard anything back yet?

does anyone know anymore about the T&Cís such as having the ability to transfer to other types/bases after a minimum time spent at LGW?

very little info on this at this stageÖ
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Old 11th Dec 2021, 01:45
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Originally Posted by EGKK. View Post
Anyone heard anything back yet?

does anyone know anymore about the T&Cís such as having the ability to transfer to other types/bases after a minimum time spent at LGW?

very little info on this at this stageÖ
from what I've heard, you'll get a place on the BA MSL with a base freeze of 6 years. So after 6 years you can bid for a job at LHR.
When you change seat/fleet you slide across the payscales at your current level. (Compared to say CX, where you start again from pp1 on the capt scale after a command)
I'm no expert by any means but hope that helps.
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Old 11th Dec 2021, 09:22
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We're 4 months from the Easter get away (covid permitting!). This airline has not even been officially announced as yet. They're going to need to move extremely fast to get everything in place by then.
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Old 14th Dec 2021, 14:01
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got my PFO today
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Old 14th Dec 2021, 14:09
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got my PFO today
yeah , me too , all capital letters 😂
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Old 14th Dec 2021, 17:11
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Well, I can see this being real"lo cost" ha ha - mainline (LHR?) crews for who knows how long, mainline everything including the mindset, a cheapo version of the already pretty shabby BA product (oo yes please)!, trying to re-enter a market they already abandoned.
*sarcasm mode off* - it's laughable. I wouldn't give it long. Even Go was an infinitely better concept.
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Old 14th Dec 2021, 23:03
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It said in the Daily Telegraph that BA Lgw was never maki g a profit prior to the pandemic, so how low will they have to go to make it so now??
and how long will they give it before abandoning LGW again??
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Old 15th Dec 2021, 12:34
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There used to be a PDF/link on this thread with the T&C/salaries, anyone know where itís gone?
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Old 29th Dec 2021, 12:43
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As far as the travelling public will be concerned it won't be any different to BA at Gatwick before the pandemic. It's just lower Ts&Cs for the staff. So, it's not a new concept. But it will have separate management who will be able to choose the most profitable routes, unlike before when LGW just mostly got the routes that weren't profitable to work at LHR.
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Old 4th Jan 2022, 23:26
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Are many of the pilots voted out of BA expecting to be joining BA LGW? Are they looking at a significant pay cut? Was the possibility of pilots on higher pay scales taking a community pay cut discussed so these pilots are disadvantaged again?
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Old 6th Jan 2022, 12:19
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Latest on the grapevine- Smartlynx out of LGW subbing for BA , once again utilising cheap foreign labour, any surprise not really!!
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Old 6th Jan 2022, 13:17
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I did my Master's Degree thesis on the introduction of small regional jets into BA which included looking at the cost base and culture. It decided that they really needed to separate the whole RJ operation off, otherwise it would be loaded with LHR costs, Head Office overhead etc and would never be able to compete. This was in 1991, long before LoCos became a thing. BA flips and flops between making LGW a core site with lots of "waves" of shorthaul feeding longhaul and dropping the whole base because it doesn't make money. I doubt the accounting principles have improved much since my day when shorthaul was loaded with extra costs due to the absorbtion costing method where overheads were added per landing, not per flying hour, making Long Haul seem to be immensely profitable. Short Haul flights were sold in bulk at cheap rates to feed longhaul too.
Of course BA had a proper LoCo in Go!, run by Barbara Cassani, but sold it off to its management and then they sold it for a profit to EasyJet. Typical BA corporate decision making.
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Old 14th Jan 2022, 15:35
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If SmartLynx are operating for BA or others from the U.K during 2022, will all the non U.K crew members require work visa's?
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Old 14th Jan 2022, 21:24
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If SmartLynx are operating for BA or others from the U.K during 2022, will all the non U.K crew members require work visa's?
I'm not an immigration lawyer, but I think for temporary work on non G reg aircraft they don't need a work visa.
QR wet leased some 320's to BA, their staff didn't have work visas.

Again I'm no immigration lawyer, so could well be wrong
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Old 15th Jan 2022, 13:20
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does anyone know someone who was actually invited to assessment for his perceived job opening ? AS FAR AS I CAN SEE, ITS SOME CLEVER PLOY TO HIRE THEIR OWN PEOPLE BACK UNDER WORSE TS AND CS , sorry of the caps, too tired to correct it now, Im not shouting, i just work in an LCC
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