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  Topic Started By:  bcf&gloves    On:  Wed 28th September, 2011 at 11:42
bcf&gloves
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United Kingdom
#1  Questions  Posted 28/09/2011 at 11:42
Following on from bombonica1 post - I have decided to add a sticky thread which will remain at the top of the notice board - for you to post any questions about things at Virgin. However please do take couple of minutes to read through the posts first to avoid duplication.
Edited 28/09/2011 @ 11:43 Revision #1
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Roo
Newbie
Posts: 28
#2  Re: Questions  Posted 28/09/2011 at 14:58
[Well, I'll go first :p
I live in the North West and obviously the two main hubs for virgin are Gatwick and Heathrow, so if I was to get the job I'd probably have to move down there. This isn't really an issue because I really want the job, but I was wondering if there would be opportunties to be based in Manchester instead?
Thank you :)

You can apply to transfer to MAN base after you have completed your probationary period. You would then also be entitled to staff travel so commuting could also be an option! BCF&GLOVES

Thank you very much :)
Edited 28/09/2011 @ 21:37 Revision #1
Hi Mike :)
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bombonica1
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#3  Re: Questions  Posted 28/09/2011 at 15:27
In reply to post #2...
One question please regarding holiday days.
Normaly airlines have around 20 +8 lieu days.Lets say an avarage of 25-28 days anual leave.Every company has different rules as to how they use them.For example 1 company where my best friend works have a policy that for every 3 days you take ,you get 2 wrap around days each side.So lets say you take Mon,Tues,Wed off you will automatically get 7 full days off.Including Sat,Sun,Thur and Frida as wrap arounds.As well it depends weather you take chunks e.g. 3-4 days here and there or you take a batch of 10 days off in order to go to a 2 weeks holiday.In that respect can someone already working for VS,be so kind and explain how many days per calendar year including lieu days do you have all together,can you book your holiday well in advance,how many wrap around days do you have for certain amount of days taken.It is off course down to availability,when you can take your days off.And as well depending weather you like smaller block or longer ones.It is due to our Maths skills to work it out,but I suppose there must be a certain rule as to how many wrap around or call it rest days you get linked to your holiday days.I AM NOT TALKING first 6 months where you get scatered days ,or not trying to work out how many days you have left after you join.I am talking a regular year,that is either December to December or April to April,after you have past your probation.Thanks a lot in advance.Regards xxx

Your are entitled to 28 days holiday, and we normally submit our leave requests every 6 months so Aug/Sept for Jan - Jun and then Apr/May for Jul - Dec. We don't get wrap-around days, but you will get your MBTR (minimum base turnaround - days off) after your last trip before your leave! So for example of you last trip was SFO you'd get 3 days off then your leave would start. Hope that makes sense! BCF&GLOVES
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bombonica1
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#4  Re: Questions  Posted 28/09/2011 at 17:50
In reply to post #3...
Thank you very much for a prompt and in depth reply.Kind Regards
Edited 28/09/2011 @ 17:51 Revision #1
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bagsy2ndbreak
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#5  Re: Questions  Posted 28/09/2011 at 22:57
In reply to post #3...
You get 1 request a month for either a trip of your choice or 2 days off so you could quite easily request for your two days that month to wrap around the end of your leave before coming back to work.
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fap
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#6  Re: Questions  Posted 29/09/2011 at 00:22
Hi there!! I was wondering how long are the caribbean trips? I read somewhere that barbados and antigua are one night trip; what about havana, jamaica, cancun, tobago, st. lucia etc? Also, do you know guys if for those people who live and commute from outside the UK, if they still have to pay uk tax?? I'm quite sure I read on another forum about a girl commuting from Spain who was telling that she doesn't pay uk tax although working for vs... Thank you very much and happy flying!!!
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bombonica1
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#7  Re: Questions  Posted 29/09/2011 at 02:11
In reply to post #5...
Thanks bagsy .That is wonderfull.Thanks for your input as well.Kind Regrds xxx
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azur
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#8  Re: Questions  Posted 29/09/2011 at 15:08
In reply to post #6...
I'm also planning to work for Virgin Atlantic and live in France.
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bombonica1
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#9  Re: Questions  Posted 30/09/2011 at 10:04
In reply to post #8...
Well done Azur.Hope you get it.Fingers crossed.What was the question sorry I could not work out?If asking about commuting from France you had a few posts before(on previous pages reg.commuting).People say it is doable.As some commute from Spain etc.As for tax issues there are more competent people than myself.Maybe the Moderator would know the answer or people in simmilar shoes who have dealt with it.Regards xxx
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lucidoll
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#10  Re: Questions  Posted 30/09/2011 at 20:33
In reply to post #9...
This post is a great idea!! You see this is why I love virgin so much! So proud to be starting training next month, there's no other airline in the world i would rather work for :)
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