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It’s ok
Cabin crew (Former Employee) –  London Heathrow Airport, Greater London5 July 2018
Every day is different. Tiring, hard work. Not worth the salary. Management don’t care. Personal life doesn’t get a look in. Your only just a number.
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Excellent Company
Flight Attendant (Former Employee) –  London22 June 2018
Fantastic company to work for everything you could imagine and more besides. Excellent training. Very professional excellent benefits. Would highly recommend.
Pros
Travel opportunities and concessions
Cons
None
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Great as an experiance
CABIN CREW (Current Employee) –  London / Gatwick Airport, West Sussex8 June 2018
Working for British Airways is a fantastic experience and no two days are the same. If you like a variety of shifts with the chance to travel some of the world it is worth the intense training.
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Good benefits
Cabin Crew (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London8 May 2018
Every day is different, locations and colleagues, good flight discounts and seeing parts of the world you'd never see before, lovely hotels at layovers
Pros
Discounts
Cons
Long days
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Fun place to work
Flight Attendant (Former Employee) –  Heathrow Airport Based2 May 2018
British Airways gives you a lifetime experience, one in which you get to learn about cultures from all over the world and gain an invaluable set of skills which are adaptable for any job role.
Pros
Meeting people
Cons
Long Hours
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Hard work
Mixed Fleet Cabin Crew (Former Employee) –  waterside, London Heathrow25 April 2018
Amazing and extremely hard training. not an easy job. Pay is pretty poor for the job . Lots of legislation issues. Not like it used to be. wasn't for me.
Pros
Amazing support and training
Cons
poor pay, long hours.
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Things have changed since then
Long Haul Flight Attendant (Former Employee) –  Heathrow23 March 2018
Can't comment as the business has changed since then. My views at the time are irrelevant now. The working conditions and company culture have changed.
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A lot of opportunities.
Cabin crew (Current Employee) –  London Heathrow Airport, Greater London16 March 2018
A very sociable job, meeting new people every time you go to work and establishing working relationships very quickly.

I learned a lot about customer service and how to work to their expectations within different cabins.

Managed and coordinated the service.
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Fun job to have for a few years
Cabin Crew (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London14 March 2018
I enjoyed working at British Airways, I got to do a lot of travelling and meeting new people. Obviously, as there are to all jobs, there were downsides such as management being seemingly none existent. This doesn't effect day to day work.
Pros
Travel, fun, nice people to work with
Cons
Poor management and HR
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Good company to work for and extremely well paid
Flight Attendant (Former Employee) –  London Heathriow10 March 2018
Working as a flight attendant one must be
Flexible due to many schedule changes and flight delays bearing in mind you are only permitted to be airborne a limited number of hours - a dedicated job which can easily rule one’s life
Pros
Good salary and broadens your horizon
Cons
Demanding work schedule
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Used to be a good company
Cabin Crew (Current Employee) –  London6 March 2018
Not anyome. Too much micro management. They pay the new staff peanuts and work them like dogs. As someone who has been there 18 years i now fear for my job as they just want cheap labour
Pros
Cheap standby travel
Cons
Awful company. climate of fear
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Cabin Crew (Former Employee) –  Heathrow, Greater London6 March 2018
Done this job for nearly 6 years, enjoyed it but hard work. Great people work for this company but seems to be getting less and less fun and more hard work for what you do I think the crew should be paid a bit more.
Pros
see the world
Cons
long hours
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Excellent place to work in the 80s and 90s
Cabin Crew (Former Employee) –  London5 March 2018
Had fantastic time there travelling the world, and exceptional training and instructors when joined. Felt like it was family, but I have heard that the pay has reduced by a mile these days, as I was on the old Lord King pension and salary contract scheme that has been excellent. Would go back as it was a fantastic part of my life
Pros
People/ travel the world
Cons
Can be hard on your health/ jet lag/ burn out
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Fun but very hardwork
Cabin Crew Member (Former Employee) –  London Heathrow Airport23 February 2018
I worked in the days when travel was not as widespread as now. The work was much tougher as we would have to serve hot meals, liquor service , refreshments ,all on a short haul flight. All transactions were done mentally...no calculators and many different currencies.

Saw lots of places in Europe and further afield.

The British Airways of today bears no resemblance to the 70's and 80's, especially in its management .
Pros
Free travel, varied working hours
Cons
jet lag and back ache!
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A great but challenging lifestyle
Arline cabin crew (Current Employee) –  Heathrow airport13 February 2018
Must have excellent customer service skills and enjoy working long shifts and unsociable hours, but the rewards are far greater as you will travel the world and see many different countries and cultures, and over time gain much experiance in many different ways in this job .
Pros
See the world
Cons
Away from home
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Good work environment
Cabin Crew (Former Employee) –  London / Gatwick Airport, West Sussex3 February 2018
Working at British Airways helped me with a lot of things. From seeing the world to developing my social skills and confidence. However after a while i decided i wanted more of a challenge, so resigned. Working for BA was an amazing experience, but now i'm looking for something completely new.
Pros
Executive travel
Cons
n/a
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Brilliantly employer
Cabin Crew Member (Former Employee) –  Heathrow Terminals 1, 2 & 3 Station22 January 2018
Worldwide network, great employer and pension plus travel benefits. Great rostering allowing crew to visit a variety of location not just one or two.
Pros
Destinations
Cons
Tiring profession
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Productive
Mainline Cabin Crew (Euro Fleet) (Former Employee) –  Fleet20 January 2018
There is no typical day at work when working for an airline,you can be in any par of the world at any given time.
You learn how to deal with difficult situations from disruptive customers to medical emergencies.
Management were supportive and expect 100% dedication from crew.
Hardest part of the job is being ready to go anywhere in the world at a moments notice.
Best part of the job working with great people and seeing the world.
Pros
Travel
Cons
Long hours and being away from home
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Fun Workplace
Air Cabin Crew (Former Employee) –  Heathrow, Greater London15 January 2018
Very fast paced
Worked in a team
Reliant on team members
Be conscious of time restraints when serving food and beverages
Be safety conscious at all times
Pros
The people you worked with
Cons
Long hours on a regular basis with little acknowledgment of achievements
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Love that job, not the company
Flight Attendant/Cabin Crew (Former Employee) –  Greater London11 January 2018
I worked for Mixed Fleet out of Heathrow as cabin crew. Mixed Fleet is a low cost, hard-working, harsh terms and conditions newest contract within the BA fleets. You work to the max possible hours, often grounded due to reaching 900 hours per year, low flight pay, low basic. On average you take home around 1400 GBP. The management treats mixed fleet crew as a second-class citizen if not worse. You often hear you can not do this cause you are mixed fleet, or you have to do this cause you are mixed fleet. I loved the job, but not the company.
Pros
staff travel benefits
Cons
low pay, no chance to enjoy the staff benefits
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