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Feb 10, 16, 5:11 pm
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Posted By Yesitsme

I'd definitely go for 4 wheels. You have more...

I'd definitely go for 4 wheels. You have more versability where you can push or pull the case.
Feb 10, 16, 3:40 pm
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Views: 699,751
Posted By Yesitsme

The hard shell Tripp case for the hold is good....

The hard shell Tripp case for the hold is good. Found in Debenhams and has a 5 year guarantee. You do need a hard shell if you're planning on checking a bag into the hold as if gets damaged BA won't...
Feb 5, 16, 12:35 pm
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Posted By Yesitsme

Pretty much every flight to/from LGW is catered...

Pretty much every flight to/from LGW is catered at LGW. I seem to remember that the early morning flights to LGW are catered ex LGW as well, just kept frozen at outstation. I've no clue about LHR...
Jan 29, 16, 6:03 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 11,728
Posted By Yesitsme

Fast Track was an immigration line type thing*...

Fast Track was an immigration line type thing* for non-EU passport holders.
Premium Gatwick is a "priority" line for security.

*I've had wine and can't think of the proper terminology.
Jan 26, 16, 7:46 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,198
Posted By Yesitsme

No special meals available in ET. Even if you...

No special meals available in ET. Even if you were travelling in CE you'd need to pre-order any special meals, including CHML, as they're not automatically allocated.
Jan 25, 16, 12:55 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 10,000
Posted By Yesitsme

I've been down the UD slide and it was brilliant!...

I've been down the UD slide and it was brilliant! It was only for training though so no drama apart from a few who got the heebeejeebees at the top.
Jan 25, 16, 11:12 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,198
Posted By Yesitsme

There will be a hot meal in CE, a choice of two...

There will be a hot meal in CE, a choice of two dishes (pending availability). The CHML will most likely be chicken nuggets, mash and peas/beans. If you don't order a special meal such as a CHML your...
Jan 24, 16, 4:38 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 17,937
Posted By Yesitsme

There are quite a few Dutch pilots, some...

There are quite a few Dutch pilots, some Australians and at least one Kiwi and South Effrican flying around. As long as they have a passport that allows unrestricted worldwide travel there's no...
Jan 24, 16, 11:29 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,837
Posted By Yesitsme

Some hotels are really good, but some are rather...

Some hotels are really good, but some are rather dire. The basics crew must have in a hotel is en-suite, ability to control temperature, not on the ground floor and not next to the lifts.

The...
Jan 19, 16, 1:17 am
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Posted By Yesitsme

Airport hotels are the least desirable as you're...

Airport hotels are the least desirable as you're then stuck on the outskirts of the city you're in with limited access to affordable eateries etc.
Jan 18, 16, 7:05 pm
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Posted By Yesitsme

The time downroute depends on flight time,...

The time downroute depends on flight time, frequency and time change. Some are a night stop (20 hours) and some are longer. No duties on the ground apart from being well rested for the return flight....
Jan 18, 16, 5:38 am
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Posted By Yesitsme

MRU has been a 3-class route since it started...

MRU has been a 3-class route since it started from LGW again.
Jan 18, 16, 4:44 am
Replies: 67
Views: 8,988
Posted By Yesitsme

I was handed quite a lot of GTs in my day. I...

I was handed quite a lot of GTs in my day. I appreciated them as it is a way for me to know I've done my job correctly. What I didn't appreciate was the select crew members with fewer tickets than me...
Jan 3, 16, 6:28 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,523
Posted By Yesitsme

Let the crew onboard know so they can enter it...

Let the crew onboard know so they can enter it into the tech log (aml pt2). At least then the engineers will know.
Dec 28, 15, 5:31 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 5,624
Posted By Yesitsme

Could be the trash compactor? They're quite...

Could be the trash compactor? They're quite noisy.

The bars might have been sealed early due to low stock. I don't know if the bars on the MIA run are round tripped.
Dec 28, 15, 2:06 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,207
Posted By Yesitsme

The 8 is my redundancy package ;)

The 8 is my redundancy package ;)
Dec 28, 15, 2:41 am
Replies: 143
Views: 24,511
Posted By Yesitsme

It will. Eventually. The legacy fleets have a...

It will. Eventually. The legacy fleets have a much stronger Union than LGW though.
Dec 27, 15, 6:20 am
Replies: 35
Views: 7,000
Posted By Yesitsme

There are 3 crew in F - at least on the 777. You...

There are 3 crew in F - at least on the 777. You just don't tend to see the third one as they do the galley.

I wouldn't be impressed with the service - it sounds dreadful. I reckon it's a lack...
Dec 26, 15, 5:17 pm
Replies: 143
Views: 24,511
Posted By Yesitsme

I reckon around 400 have left LGW one way or the...

I reckon around 400 have left LGW one way or the other this year. That's just cabin crew - usually there are around 1500 cc at LGW. Haemorrhaging springs to mind. I have friends who are trainers and...
Dec 26, 15, 8:05 am
Replies: 143
Views: 24,511
Posted By Yesitsme

It's a race to the bottom, simple as that. Sure,...

It's a race to the bottom, simple as that. Sure, people still think being cabin crew is glamorous and exciting. Until people realise the reality of the job nothing will change.

After nearly 2...
Dec 26, 15, 4:42 am
Replies: 143
Views: 24,511
Posted By Yesitsme

Several airlines pay their crew more than BA LGW...

Several airlines pay their crew more than BA LGW crew.

Most of us get to keep staff travel for a set period, however it isn't as cheap as people think. Also, we'd be onloaded last as former...
Dec 25, 15, 4:16 pm
Replies: 143
Views: 24,511
Posted By Yesitsme

At some point the pension and length of service...

At some point the pension and length of service doesn't come into it - one just wants out...
Dec 25, 15, 12:35 pm
Replies: 143
Views: 24,511
Posted By Yesitsme

That's exactly it. I've always said that once I...

That's exactly it. I've always said that once I don't enjoy it anymore I'll leave and that's what I've done. I love the job per se, I just don't like the way we were being treated so I'd rather go do...
Dec 24, 15, 3:24 pm
Replies: 143
Views: 24,511
Posted By Yesitsme

I remember it well. I also remember said R.E....

I remember it well. I also remember said R.E. Losing his cool when I asked him a "tricky" question and started shouting at me. Good times :rolleyes:
Dec 24, 15, 1:54 pm
Replies: 143
Views: 24,511
Posted By Yesitsme

You wouldn't want CIHY to expose all - trust me...

You wouldn't want CIHY to expose all - trust me on that one ;)
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