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EU: Pilot Retirement Age At BA To Increase  
User currently offlineScotron11 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1178 posts, RR: 3
Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4591 times:

Apparently, all pilots at BA, and cabin crew, retire at age 55. That will change next October when a new EU directive comes into force. What the "new" retirement age will be remains to be seen. Could be 60, could be higher.(Telegraph)

At VS, pilot retirement age is 60.

I think 55 is quite "young", or is that a good thing? Article does say that a lot of X-BA pilots do take jobs with other airlines, notably VS & SQ, so I would imagine they don't want to retire that early. I know in the US the retirement for pilots is 60. But aren't a lot of pilots wanting to change that?

cheers!

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User currently offlineTristarSteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 4038 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4550 times:

Another part of this legislation is age related discrimination. This will make a mess of seniority lists, as they may be illegal!

User currently offlineAtmx2000 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4576 posts, RR: 37
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4492 times:

Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 1):
Another part of this legislation is age related discrimination. This will make a mess of seniority lists, as they may be illegal!

Are you saying that seniority lists may be illegal because they discriminate against younger pilots? I think that would be an outstanding development.



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