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Postby stripes » Tue, 28 Oct 2008 12:24 am

Another qn will be, are there any current BA crew who can advice on their pay scheme? ie: flying allowance, LO allowance, basic & also the salary during training. Also the welfare.

Much appreciated for the above. Thanks.

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Postby Plavt » Tue, 28 Oct 2008 1:21 am

stripes wrote:Another qn will be, are there any current BA crew who can advice on their pay scheme? ie: flying allowance, LO allowance, basic & also the salary during training. Also the welfare.



A good idea would be to NOT ask this question especially from serving BA crew as some have been with the company a long time and might well have different contracts! Besides why bother? BA's pay rates are comparable to other international airlines.

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Postby stripes » Tue, 28 Oct 2008 10:07 pm

Yup I do understand abt the avg pay for most intl airlines but I think many of us knew that as compared, JAL is paying extremely low. Maybe abt $2.3k, so I'll like to know if BA is about the same too as this is one of my considering criteria.

Of cos we're not too compare to SQ as they've more routes & long LO.

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Postby Plavt » Tue, 28 Oct 2008 10:46 pm

stripes wrote:Of cos we're not too compare to SQ as they've more routes & long LO.




:???: :???: :shock: :shock: Are you quite sure? BA is a bigger airline! :o

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Postby stripes » Wed, 29 Oct 2008 5:31 pm

According to e history posts, BA Sin-based crews have only 3 routes & I too read & heard that can earn up to $3.5k & above on the average. So I just wanna clarify this point as not to end up like my friend in JAL, thou have more routes than BA but earning miserable pay. :roll:

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Postby Plavt » Wed, 29 Oct 2008 7:17 pm

stripes wrote:According to e history posts, BA Sin-based crews have only 3 routes & I too read & heard that can earn up to $3.5k & above on the average.


That is true from a local perspective but BA's fleet is altogether bigger. Whether or not you are confined to three routes will have little if any impact on pay since you would be paid as much as any other BA employee.

What are the three routes you are referring to I am only aware of London-Singapore and London-Australia via Singapore?

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Postby starry » Wed, 29 Oct 2008 7:38 pm

sg-based crews fly to london, sydney, shanghai or beijing (can't remember) and i think now to bkk.

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Postby Flippin » Wed, 29 Oct 2008 11:48 pm

My ex colleague who is now with British Airways told me that they fly to Sydney, London, Beijing (fr London) and Shanghai (fr London). The shortest trip is 3 days (Sydney) and the longest is 11 days (Shanghai). He seems very happy there but is evasive when i asked about his pay package. We're not close friends so i didn't want to keep asking as pay is something very personal.

Didn't think British Airways is recruiting so soon. Very tempted to try again but haven't exactly brushed up on my Mandarin so not sure if i want to make a fool out of myself again :roll:

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Postby Plavt » Thu, 30 Oct 2008 12:12 am

Flippin wrote:My ex colleague who is now with British Airways told me that they fly to Sydney, London, Beijing (fr London) and Shanghai (fr London). The shortest trip is 3 days (Sydney) and the longest is 11 days (Shanghai).


Interesting, are you saying Singaporean staff fly from London to China?

Didn't think British Airways is recruiting so soon.


The last recruitment was in October as is this one. A good many britons leave or retire around Christmas/New Year time.

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Postby starry » Thu, 30 Oct 2008 2:41 am

yup, sg based crews will fly to london for layover and then from london they will fly to china. :)

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Postby hethel » Thu, 30 Oct 2008 9:44 am

I very much want to try applying for BA... however I only hv 3 credits 'O' level with english and chinese, is it worth a shot? Any advice? :oops:

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Postby Flippin » Thu, 30 Oct 2008 11:39 am

Their last recruitment was in March this year. The one before last was in October 2006. I tried for both but didn't make it past the 1st and 2nd round respectively.

The Singapore crew are put on the Chinese routes as they speak mandarin but there are only 2 on board, the rest are Britons so i don't think they are recruiting to replace Britons. Perhaps to replace the Singapore crew since their contracts end at 45?

Hethel, do you have a higher qualification from a private institution like SIM, MIS etc? If you do, you can submit both your 'O' and Diploma certs and see what they think. No harm trying right? Just my two cents worth :)
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Postby Plavt » Thu, 30 Oct 2008 5:27 pm

Flippin wrote: Perhaps to replace the Singapore crew since their contracts end at 45?



Wrong there is no age cap in BA, what you mention above is illegal in Britain (see my earlier post:'British Airways is British company and all training is done in the UK and is therefore subject to UK law' {as are contracts})

I don't know what went on in the past but a number of laws, like the one above, changed as recently as 2006.

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Postby Flippin » Thu, 30 Oct 2008 6:32 pm

When i went for my 2nd interview in Oct 2006, the manager did say that SIN crew contract ends at 45. Maybe it's different now. I'll sound my ex-colleague out and see what he says :)
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Postby starry » Thu, 30 Oct 2008 8:40 pm

yup, 45yrs old. thats what was told to me too back at the 2006 recruitment.

maybe now they change the age...


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