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Old 10th May 2023, 13:45
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I’m glad to see it ! Makes me sleep easy at night after jumping from the sinking ship
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Old 10th May 2023, 21:49
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Originally Posted by RARA9
I’m glad to see it ! Makes me sleep easy at night after jumping from the sinking ship
Thinking of green grass RARA9 how is Jet2 ?
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Old 11th May 2023, 04:29
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Originally Posted by sudden twang
Thinking of green grass RARA9 how is Jet2 ?
I will speak honestly . It’s VERY well run , the pay is excellent, love being at a regional base and it’s so nice that most are so up beat about everything compared to constant moaning etc…

Bad things definitely a bit of an RAF old boy culture , but that apparently has got better for example the command process is more grown up .

If rumours are true about a few 330neos in the Airbus order, and if they bring in mixed fleet flying then I will be one happy bunny
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Old 11th May 2023, 06:14
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Hold Pool

Does anybody know the latest hold pool time after completing the sim check? I see 2 weeks in an earlier post, but is that still realistic considering the training backlog?
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Old 11th May 2023, 06:42
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And here we go again…..soon to be another thread drift from J2 Pilots telling us how good it is Vs BA.

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Old 11th May 2023, 08:54
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Originally Posted by RPat01
Does anybody know the latest hold pool time after completing the sim check? I see 2 weeks in an earlier post, but is that still realistic considering the training backlog?
I was told about a training backlog and was in the pool for a couple of weeks at the most (earlier this year). I can’t really say anything beyond that.

Things can change very quickly at BA, so keep an open mind and don’t be surprised if they call you from a random mobile number.


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Old 11th May 2023, 10:42
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Originally Posted by ToCatLady
And here we go again…..soon to be another thread drift from J2 Pilots telling us how good it is Vs BA.

This whole section is about Ts and Cs. Where else can airlines be compared.
RARA9 is entitled to his opinion and has experience of LH BA.
I think it’s v relevant and if it prevents just one person from joining BA who would be better suited somewhere else then the price of thread drift is worth paying IMVHO.

Look on the bright side TCL the more that choose Jet 2 the less competition you have. Ultimately if BA don’t get enough pilots they’ll lower the entry requirements or increase the pay. For you it’s a win win.
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Old 11th May 2023, 17:13
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Originally Posted by Plastic787
Yes I am deadly serious, it’s a team game. Help out your colleagues, it’s not difficult. Second of all the captain in question was risking a cancellation to the operation (especially in the current climate) the following day with his petty and unmalleable misinterpretation of OM-A operating policy, whether deliberate or not. If I can’t trust you to exercise pragmatic judgement and interpret company policy to a simple and positive conclusion with such a simple issue like that I cannot trust your judgement elsewhere and therefore I’m not flying with you. End of story.
so surely you’d check the PIL to see if any other staff members are on hotlines or any family of staff are on the flight you’re about to cancel before throwing your teddy out the flight deck?
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Old 11th May 2023, 17:16
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Originally Posted by RPat01
Does anybody know the latest hold pool time after completing the sim check? I see 2 weeks in an earlier post, but is that still realistic considering the training backlog?
I’ve been waiting for 3 months so far (non TR’d)…
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Old 11th May 2023, 21:35
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Originally Posted by yardmaster
I’ve been waiting for 3 months so far (non TR’d)…
Is that LHR or LGW if you don’t mind me asking?
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Old 12th May 2023, 14:33
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That would be tea with no biscuits and a warning letter for the FO - Plastic 787 what planet are you on?
Was on a recent flight with First Class being empty and the Capt didn't allow the CC to take rest in FC. Found that a bit lacking
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Old 14th May 2023, 09:49
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Originally Posted by Twiglet1
That would be tea with no biscuits and a warning letter for the FO - Plastic 787 what planet are you on?
Was on a recent flight with First Class being empty and the Capt didn't allow the CC to take rest in FC. Found that a bit lacking
Bit lacking in what Twiglet?
Were you party to the Capts DM? Was this from “ Galley FM”? I’d want more facts before making a conclusion.
re Plastic
The fact is Plastic wasn’t the FO on the LCA in question. I’m sure they would have had a quick TDODAR with the capt. and discovered THE perfectly workable option that would have prevented this situation from developing.
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Old 14th May 2023, 13:47
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Originally Posted by Twiglet1
That would be tea with no biscuits and a warning letter for the FO - Plastic 787 what planet are you on?
Was on a recent flight with First Class being empty and the Capt didn't allow the CC to take rest in FC. Found that a bit lacking
maybe it was a 3 crew flight and the flight crew did want their own rest distubed by having CC also resting in F? just one of many plausible scenarios.
i can think of quite a few more reasons too. Whilst on the face of it, it may seem a bit lacking, without all the info on which the Captain made their decision; its impossible
to judge.
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Old 15th May 2023, 10:44
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Whilst power hungry arguments take place here, the elephant in the room is the 6 month bonus paid by EK to their pilots. What well reasoned excuses will be given to justify the disparity in T&Cs?
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Old 15th May 2023, 12:38
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What well reasoned excuses will be given to justify the disparity in T&Cs?
I imagine it will be along the lines of if you don’t like it, leave…..
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Old 15th May 2023, 14:57
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Originally Posted by sudden twang
Bit lacking in what Twiglet?
Were you party to the Capts DM? Was this from “ Galley FM”? I’d want more facts before making a conclusion.
re Plastic
The fact is Plastic wasn’t the FO on the LCA in question. I’m sure they would have had a quick TDODAR with the capt. and discovered THE perfectly workable option that would have prevented this situation from developing.
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Day time flight of 6.5-7.00hrs. Lacking in good crew cooperation maybe you tell me. Just found it a bit odd "as one"
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Old 15th May 2023, 15:10
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Originally Posted by Twiglet1
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Day time flight of 6.5-7.00hrs. Lacking in good crew cooperation maybe you tell me. Just found it a bit odd "as one"
Twiggy - Were you actually there or is this third hand rumour mill material?
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Old 21st May 2023, 22:25
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I imagine it will be along the lines of if you don’t like it, leave…..
I don’t think this will be their answer to it while they are short of crew…
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Old 24th May 2023, 13:06
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Originally Posted by Oliver72
Good Morning,
Just got invited for an interview for DEC Euroflyer, any idea what to expect at the interview ? haven't done any interview in 17 years...
Is there a dedicated thread for Euroflyer ?
Anybody else here got invited ?

Regards

Oliver

I heard it’s a separate Airline/AOC to BA Mainline like Cityflyer so it could just be an informal chat with the base pilot, get shown around the office/when’s your notice period/why do you want to join us. Best of luck, If you have any apprehension I hear ‘Flightdeckwingman’ does a Stella job at getting people up to interview speed with the courses he runs. A good success rate.
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Old 24th May 2023, 13:14
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Originally Posted by Captain Spam Can
I heard it’s a separate Airline/AOC to BA Mainline like Cityflyer so it could just be an informal chat with the base pilot, get shown around the office/when’s your notice period/why do you want to join us. Best of luck, If you have any apprehension I hear ‘Flightdeckwingman’ does a Stella job at getting people up to interview speed with the courses he runs. A good success rate.
What is the point in this? Why comment if you have zero idea about the recruitment process??

It is run by Euroflyer selectors, but runs in a similar format as the mainline process.
DEC should also have a tech exam and an Airbus sim.
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