Mr K From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 619 times:
B.A longhaul pilots(747,777,767)are not "based' at either LHR or LGW,but pick their trips through a complex bidding system based on seniority.The trips that earn them the most money are mostly from LHR.The most senior pilots tend to stick to LHR routes as they get first pickings whilst more junior(in length of service)pick up whats left.LGW does have some good earners for them ie EZE GRU GIG PHX DEN MRU.These are all long flights,10hrs+ which incur good pay premiums.
Secondly,BA are not recruiting crew for longhaul at LGW.Places have been filled by the transfer of LHR shorthaul crew,therefore there is some recruitment for shorthaul crew.The gentleman you are corresponding with is not employed by British Airways.The company he works for operates 3 BA 777's with totally different configuration to other 777's to specific destinations.His company may well be recruiting,but BA is not at the moment.hope this helps.
Mr K From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 583 times:
At the moment,all 7 Concordes have had their Certificates of Airworthiness suspended and are,sadly,all sitting on the ground at LHR.One of the requirements of certification is that tyre debris alone should not be able to puncture fuel tanks and lead to a catastrophe.As this is now known to be the cause of the AF accident,the CAA had no option but to suspend the Certificates.BA and AF experts are in talks as to how modifications can be implemented to meet the requirements.Both the British and French governments aswell as BA and AF are determined that Concorde will fly again.Indeed,BA Concorde crews are remaining fully trained through simulator programmes so they may operate immediately the green light is given.I for one,am sure she will be flying again quite soon.