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Old Aug 13, 18, 2:44 am
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Originally Posted by Simisqo View Post
1) I would like to know the most popular occupation of BA Fters that enables you guys to travel so widely.
IT in Finance. I now write software for hedge funds, especially ones that expand with new offices in new cities (hence the travel). I used to do the infrastructure side of that - e.g. plug in the physical wires at new global offices.

Grabbing all the credit card cashback airmile rewards and spending bonus etc. helps too.

2) I am a student studying Politics (Bsc). What do you guys think are the best career options for me which would involve a lot of travelling, apart from the obvious. (diplomatic service)
Anything where knowledge work is exportable and in demand. You have to find some bearable amount of enjoyment in the work though and treat the travel as a bonus.
Or maybe work for yourself from a laptop and you can be anywhere in the world whenever you want.

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Old Aug 13, 18, 2:50 am
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Just received notice of redundancy so will shortly be unemployed.
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Old Aug 13, 18, 3:48 am
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Just received notice of redundancy so will shortly be unemployed.
I'm sorry to hear about that. New opportunities await, I hope. Unless you're happy to be out of the rat race? Either way: good luck.
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Old Aug 13, 18, 4:27 am
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Yes, should have mentioned that I am very happy to be out of the rat race of the City of London. Moving to Scotland where I definitely will not be doing anything to do with finance, if I do anything at all. One of the new experiences will be flying Jet 2 from Glasgow!
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Old Aug 13, 18, 2:04 pm
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Originally Posted by Simisqo View Post
I have been reading posts on this forum for a couple of months and you guys seem very intelligent classy and well educated compared to AAnother forum. Out of curiousity:

1) I would like to know the most popular occupation of BA Fters that enables you guys to travel so widely.
Human Resources in the BPO industry.

Most travel is business (in Y) and would agree with previous posters that business travel is not all it's cracked up to be.
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Old Aug 13, 18, 4:05 pm
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Myself & a partner have just started a online business in social care. Looking to grow the business (advice appreciated?!) and hope for some flying other than leisure. I will drop to bronze sadly! But will try for Silver as soon as financially possible!
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Old Aug 13, 18, 4:29 pm
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Fix the inside of teeth, and tell others how to do so, hence a bit of travel to speak / attend conferences. Usually paid for by me sadly.
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Old Aug 13, 18, 10:28 pm
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I'm an academic, but one with a wide range of interests and activities (many of which take place overseas), and that extend beyond just teaching undergraduates.
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Old Aug 14, 18, 7:35 am
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I work in software development in New York. I need to travel frequently to see elderly family in India - will be traveling for the third time this year in a couple of months. These are grueling trips, 24 hours door-to-door so I'm looking for ways to make them a little less uncomfortable. I was previously mainly a United/Lufthansa traveller but having discovered BA WT+ I am much happier.
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Old Aug 14, 18, 7:53 am
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Originally Posted by 2sk21 View Post
I work in software development in New York. I need to travel frequently to see elderly family in India - will be traveling for the third time this year in a couple of months. These are grueling trips, 24 hours door-to-door so I'm looking for ways to make them a little less uncomfortable. I was previously mainly a United/Lufthansa traveller but having discovered BA WT+ I am much happier.
This reminds me of a BA promotional video:

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Old Aug 14, 18, 8:27 am
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Originally Posted by Flexible preferences View Post
This reminds me of a BA promotional video:
Not quite my situation but parts of this are eerily familiar :-) Thanks for this link!
Update - I just got a letter from BA informing me that I am now EC silver
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Old Aug 14, 18, 9:02 am
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Not quite my situation but parts of this are eerily familiar :-) Thanks for this link!
Update - I just got a letter from BA informing me that I am now EC silver
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I'm a psychotherapist, and I referenced this video in a CPD presentation last year about the Indian Oedipus Complex - in short as I expect you recognise, in Indian culture the mother traditionally holds a more revered position in the family, and the oedipal drives don't go upward (eg the son wishing to 'kill' the father in order to have the mother to himself) but instead they go downward (eg the mother 'kills' the husband/father in order to have the son to herself). In the video you can see the dominance of the mother (it is told from her point of view, and much less from the son who actually flies BA), and she makes an amusing dismissive reference to her husband right at the end, "...even his father was there..."

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Old Aug 15, 18, 6:35 am
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I work for an automotive manufacturer. Most of my work related flights are within Europe in Y. Then, 1 or 2 trips per year to North America or Asia.
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Old Aug 15, 18, 6:36 am
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Duplicate post!

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Old Aug 15, 18, 7:14 am
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Technology Architect, specialising in Security, working for a very large technology company
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