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How Does Qantas Uk Cabin Crew Work?  
User currently offlineXulu8 From France, joined Sep 2007, 25 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 17372 times:

Hi I just have a question about Qantas cabin crew Uk. I just don't get it, if they are a seperate company, (an english subsidiary) do they have their own aircraft, or are they trained according to australian safety standards in order to fly the Australian jets? I am so confused, how does it work? Do the Australian crews bring in the plane from Australia to London, and then the english crews come in and fly the plane to asia and/or other european cities? Many thanks to whomever can help me understand.

-Tyler

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User currently offlineAirbus A3XX From Australia, joined May 1999, 507 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 17377 times:

Crew who work in Qantas Cabin Crew UK are trained no different to any other Qantas Cabin Crew based in BKK/AKL and Australia. They operate Qantas flights from LHR to SIN/BKK/HKG only.

User currently offlineXulu8 From France, joined Sep 2007, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 17353 times:

Okay so they are trained no differently, gotchya. So they are trained to Australian standards in order to fly on Australian registered aircraft? That is the rule is it not. Example an english crew member from a British airline cannot operate and work on a non british registered aircraft. Or does Quantas have english registered aircraft in London?

[Edited 2008-04-19 21:39:56]

[Edited 2008-04-19 21:41:22]

User currently offlineJoffie From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 806 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 17322 times:



Quoting Xulu8 (Reply 2):
Or does Quantas have english registered aircraft in London?

Rule number one. NEVER say QUANTAS or someone will kick your ass  Smile

All QF 747-400 are AU registered


User currently offlineXulu8 From France, joined Sep 2007, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 17303 times:

Ah so QUANTAS uk cabin crew are trained according to Australian aviation safety standards. I have my answer, MERCI.

User currently offlineLegacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2071 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 17277 times:



Quoting Xulu8 (Reply 4):
Ah so QUANTAS

There is no such airline as Quantas. Read on.....


http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...general_aviation/read.main/1372581



John@SFO
User currently offlineAlangirvan From New Zealand, joined Nov 2000, 2106 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 17105 times:

Is Qantas a Qango? Or Quango? Quasi Autonomous Non Government Organisation? Qango sounds like a good name for Low Cost Carrier. In Canada they had Tango, and in South Africa they have Mango. A new ice cream flavour?

User currently offlineThegeek From Australia, joined Nov 2007, 2638 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 17080 times:



Quoting Alangirvan (Reply 6):
Is Qantas a Qango?

Assuming that is not a rhetorical question, no it is not. It was government owned until it was floated in the 90s.


User currently offlineAlangirvan From New Zealand, joined Nov 2000, 2106 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 17066 times:

Sorry, it was a silly question, but a good name for an ice cream.

User currently offlineThomasCook From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 796 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 16803 times:

Hey!

I'm crew for Qantas Cabin Crew (UK) - just landed back from BKK and now in the YOTEL at Terminal 4. The base works tremendously well for Qantas as a company and is a very happy place to work. We have around 400 crew so you get chance to get to know people, we operate QF002/001, QF010/009 and QF030/029 to BKK, SIN and HKG respectivley. Australian based crew operate the QF031/032 to SYD via SIN. We all undergo a approx. 7 week training course out of Cranebank however this will soon move to our own training facility in Hammersmith. The course is the same as that undertaken by crew based in Australia and we are trained to CASA standards.

Let me know if theres anything else you would like to ask...

Thanks
ThomasCook



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User currently offlineSam1987 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 946 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 16795 times:



Quoting ThomasCook (Reply 9):
Let me know if theres anything else you would like to ask...

I'd like to know whether you've actually been to Australia?!

It would appear that it is possible to be cabin crew for an Australian airline without actually going to Australia, seeing as you only operate flights to HKG, BKK and SIN.... most bizarre!

Does it ever get boring only operating to three destinations?



Next flights: LGW-LBA-LGW, LHR-SIN-SYD, SYD-BKK-LHR, LGW-GRO, GRO-CIA, CIA-MAD, MAD-LGW
User currently offlineLHR777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 16766 times:



Quoting ThomasCook (Reply 9):
We all undergo a approx. 7 week training course out of Cranebank however this will soon move to our own training facility in Hammersmith.

Just a question - your training at Cranebank - is that delivered by BA trainers or QF trainers?


User currently offlineLHR27C From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 1279 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 16744 times:



Quoting Sam1987 (Reply 10):

I'd like to know whether you've actually been to Australia?!

It would appear that it is possible to be cabin crew for an Australian airline without actually going to Australia, seeing as you only operate flights to HKG, BKK and SIN.... most bizarre!

If memory serves correct, Sam, NZ also have a UK cabin crew base whose crew operate LHR-LAX and LHR-HKG only (at least, when I flew LHR-HKG with them, virtually all the crew were English). So it's not unique to QF.



Once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned forever skyward
User currently offlineANstar From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 5197 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 16744 times:



Quoting ThomasCook (Reply 9):
Hey!

I'm crew for Qantas Cabin Crew (UK)

Welcome... nice to have some QF crew on the board!

Quoting Sam1987 (Reply 10):

I'd like to know whether you've actually been to Australia?!

It wasn';t a requirement, however a general knowledge of Australia culture ewtc was required for employee's


User currently offlineThegeek From Australia, joined Nov 2007, 2638 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 16736 times:



Quoting Sam1987 (Reply 10):
most bizarre!

Not really. It allows saving one hotel crew rest for each LHR trip. i.e. Oz cabin crew operate MEL-SIN-MEL and LHR crew operate LHR-SIN-LHR. That's 2x rests in SIN. Otherwise you'd need an additional rest in LHR.


User currently offlineANstar From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 5197 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 16720 times:



Quoting Sam1987 (Reply 10):
most bizarre!

Air New Zealand also operate a LHR crew base. The LHR crew ops the LHR-LAX and LHR-HKG flights only.


User currently offlineThomasCook From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 796 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 14943 times:



Quoting Sam1987 (Reply 10):
I'd like to know whether you've actually been to Australia?!

It would appear that it is possible to be cabin crew for an Australian airline without actually going to Australia, seeing as you only operate flights to HKG, BKK and SIN.... most bizarre!

Does it ever get boring only operating to three destinations?

Not bizarre in the least! The destinations we fly to are so diverse and different from each other that it does not get boring! We get to go to each of the 3 cities regularly which gives us the opportunity to see more of them and visit other places such as Macau on a HKG trip.

Quoting LHR777 (Reply 11):
Just a question - your training at Cranebank - is that delivered by BA trainers or QF trainers?

We have our own trainers, training facilities and rooms at Cranebank.

Quoting ANstar (Reply 13):
It wasn';t a requirement, however a general knowledge of Australia culture ewtc was required for employee's

Thanks for the welcome! Big grin

I am a Tourism Australia 'Aussie Specialist' so have quite a good knowledge of Australia as do most of our non-Australian crew however on most of our flights we have an even mix of Australian crew (that have transfered to London base) and non-Australian crew.

United also have a London base and don't BA have Indian based crew?

Kind Regards
ThomasCook



A380 Crew
User currently offlineAznCSA4QF744ER From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 14256 times:



Quoting ThomasCook (Reply 16):
United also have a London base and don't BA have Indian based crew?

The only different is that UA LHR based crew are actual United Airlines employees and they are part of the AFA.

Is BA Indian crew actual employees or contract?


User currently offlineBALHRWWCC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 12762 times:



Quoting ANstar (Reply 13):
United also have a London base and don't BA have Indian based crew?



Quoting AznCSA4QF744ER (Reply 17):
Is BA Indian crew actual employees or contract?

All our ICC's (International Cabin Crew) are BA mainline employees. BA currently has ICC bases in

EZE/GRU/MEX/MAA/BLR/DAC/BOM/DEL/BAH/AUH/CAI/SIN/HKG and not sure if there still is or it will reopen soon GIG

BA's ICC's play a very valuable role to the company and work along side LHR based mainline crew.

So i guess QF uk is like ICC is to BA except all the crew are LHR based.

I have had the pleasure of meeting quite a few of our QF collegues in SIN/HKG and BKK and both the UK and OZ based crew are some of the most, friendly, welcoming and genuinly nice crew I have come across down route and as alot of the flights depart around the same time ex the far east you often get a l hello or have a nice flight with a smile when passing in the lobby as the crews are leaving.

QF must be doing something right with there recruitment as there crew always look happy even after 13hr sectors There are some other airlines who shall not be named could learn alot from the sucess of QF's LHR base.


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