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Old 23rd Oct 2023, 08:25
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Originally Posted by Contactground123
hey guys, anyone knows if the alcohol/drug test at crewlink is just urine or also blood?
If this is something you worry about you have potentially chosen the wrong career.
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Old 23rd Oct 2023, 08:29
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Originally Posted by Contactground123
hey guys, anyone knows if the alcohol/drug test at crewlink is just urine or also blood?

Agree with above poster who replied to you. I hope it is only because your afraid of needles

I have no clue how Crewlink do it if they are responsible nowadays but many companies actually do neither, they take a cut of your hair. This can go back many months, over a year, and trace for illegal substances…
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Old 23rd Oct 2023, 10:37
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I am mate, but not with the result! Just with the giving blood part, it's a struggle
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Old 23rd Oct 2023, 22:31
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Originally Posted by Contactground123
hey guys, anyone knows if the alcohol/drug test at crewlink is just urine or also blood?
they do both so buckle up, it's a tiny amount though so nothing to fear really
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Old 24th Oct 2023, 14:33
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Hey yo

Considering a ryanair UK position. What would the pros and cons of a ryanair UK contract over a DAC one? (I'm eligible for either)
Is a Ryr UK contract available in all UK bases?

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Old 24th Oct 2023, 22:04
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Originally Posted by Thepirate
Hey yo

Considering a ryanair UK position. What would the pros and cons of a ryanair UK contract over a DAC one? (I'm eligible for either)
Is a Ryr UK contract available in all UK bases?

thanks
AFAIK , RUK only available where G reg aircraft are which seems to be STN, MAN, EDI , BFS
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Old 24th Oct 2023, 22:09
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There adding BHX 2 aircraft soon to Ryanair UK
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Old 25th Oct 2023, 00:00
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All uk pilots are on the same contract, be it RUK or DAC. The BHX RUK base has been put on hold.
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Old 25th Oct 2023, 15:15
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Originally Posted by andreo
Hi Ptflyig,

I got the spanish base and T&C; still working on the 'take' home numbers as taxation in spain is not yet clear for me. All the numbers are in gross and in Spain you get some tax exemptions under some conditions.
You could PM me for more details.
If more established Spanish base F/O's around maybe they could help us with some tax clarifications as with no tax exemptions i might end with 3000 Euro/month take home with 70 hrs flying, and way less then that in the 3 months off.
Hey mate, i sent you a PM a few days ago, not sure if you got it! I sent you my contacts for us to talk
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Old 26th Oct 2023, 11:25
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Originally Posted by A320LGW
All uk pilots are on the same contract, be it RUK or DAC. The BHX RUK base has been put on hold.
ok thanks all. So makes no difference which AOC your on? Assuming same routes, same job in effect.

out of interest why is bhx on hold?
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Old 26th Oct 2023, 12:48
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Originally Posted by Thepirate
Assuming same routes, same job in effect.
Same job but different routes. RUK primarily does those flights than cannot be done on an Irish AOC. UK internal flights, flights outside the EU (Morocco, Norway, Ukraine before the war).
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Old 26th Oct 2023, 20:53
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Hi all, anyone here on an Irish contract? Considering DEC but purely for more time at home. Would have to be ORK or SNN bases for me or I'd be away the same amount or more on half the salary. What are the odds of getting these bases at present. Can you be dual based? What is approx. take home for line cappy year one in ROI? I have seen all the info above but seems to all be UK based GBP stuff. Must really love my kids after reading everything above and still fancying this!

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Old 27th Oct 2023, 09:04
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Very much dead-man's shoes in ORK or SNN i'm afraid. At least it was when I was there, people were waiting years for LHS spaces in both.
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Old 27th Oct 2023, 12:06
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Grrr

Originally Posted by go-around flap 15
Very much dead-man's shoes in ORK or SNN i'm afraid. At least it was when I was there, people were waiting years for LHS spaces in both.
Thanks for the info. I thought it would be that way. Not many options if you hail from Southern Ireland. Final query, the A/L allowance? Is that seriously the money you get if you forgo all your annual leave entitlement? WTF. I was under the impression that you would max out on hours at Ryanair and have to take time off at some stage in the year anyway. For someone unlucky enough to want to earn this (not me, time off > more cash always) would they then be forced to take this time off as leave at the end of the year in that case anyway. Seems very dishonest to include this and pensions in headline salary but as long as it is well explained I suppose they can do what they want.
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Old 27th Oct 2023, 15:43
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Originally Posted by JimBigglesworth
Thanks for the info. I thought it would be that way. Not many options if you hail from Southern Ireland. Final query, the A/L allowance? Is that seriously the money you get if you forgo all your annual leave entitlement? WTF. I was under the impression that you would max out on hours at Ryanair and have to take time off at some stage in the year anyway. For someone unlucky enough to want to earn this (not me, time off > more cash always) would they then be forced to take this time off as leave at the end of the year in that case anyway. Seems very dishonest to include this and pensions in headline salary but as long as it is well explained I suppose they can do what they want.
The A/L allowance is what you get paid on the days you have leave, not in lieu of days you don't take
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Old 31st Oct 2023, 11:33
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Originally Posted by IRRenewal
The A/L allowance is what you get paid on the days you have leave, not in lieu of days you don't take
Ah okay thanks for that. I had that wrong in my head. Makes it a little better.
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Old 31st Oct 2023, 12:13
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I would say apply and see what you can get. It's a well known fact that direct entries skip the base transfer queues. I still think SNN/ORK as captain would be very difficult but what's there to lose in applying and seeing?...
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Old 31st Oct 2023, 12:29
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Current SNN/ORK captain basic is €100,000 (+3,000 each Apr 2024/25/26) plus €43.01/SBH

Annual allowance is €6,000 (taxed at 40%)

Dublin is the same except it's €44.22/SBH.

If you're into LTC it's an extra €16,000/PA (-40%)
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Old 31st Oct 2023, 14:11
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I see you get a £6k allowance for uniform etc ,
Do you pay for parking at STN and if so how much would parking and uniform take out ?
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Old 31st Oct 2023, 14:57
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Originally Posted by Prob30Tempo TSRA
I see you get a £6k allowance for uniform etc ,
Do you pay for parking at STN and if so how much would parking and uniform take out ?
I think I heard colleagues saying STN was actually free parking, but don't quote me on that, it's normal to pay at most bases
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