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Send your children on the British Airways work experience scheme

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If you have a child at school or sixth form college (not university), British Airways is currently accepting applications for its Spring 2020 work experience scheme.

Positions are available at Heathrow (customer facing, operations, engineering, Waterside HQ), Gatwick (customer facing and engineering), Glasgow (engineering) and Cardiff (engineering).  There is also a gliding scholarship in High Wycombe available.

British Airways work experience programme

Each placement lasts for five days and will require a week off school.  Historically each of the three annual intakes has taken over 200 children.

You can find out more on the British Airways careers website here.  The deadline to apply is Wednesday.

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  1. Shoestring says:

    American Express to launch ‘Pay with bank transfer’ service for online shopping in UK
    AMERICAN Express plans to challenge rivals such as PayPal by launching a new service enabling UK consumers to pay for goods online directly from their bank account.
    The New-York based payments giant is partnering with a number of online retailers to launch its “Pay with bank transfer” service via their UK e-commerce sites later this year. Partners include online fundraising platform JustGiving, furniture retailer Oak Furnitureland and Thai Airways.
    The services are expected to launch before the end of the year and will roll out across a host of other retail sites next year.

  2. Shoestring says:
    • Lady London says:

      As predicted there are some antics in Germany – the state of Hessen (IMV as a proxy for the central government) has given a bridging loan. Comments so far about jobs in that state (head of Thomas Cook operations) this subsidy by Germany/German state to seems definitely against EU rules.

      Condor is so big in Germany I can’t see anyone other than Lufthansa, or friends of Lufthansa, will end up taking their pick of what Thomas Cook has – for defensive reasons to keep others out of the German market, if nothing else.

  3. Tried to change my payment details for now.tv to take advantage of the 50% off offer and they don’t take AMEX. How are people paying for their passes? Is their an other area of the site where you buy passes that does accept the card?

    • Shoestring says:

      for some reason you can’t use Amex for payment on the 50% 6 month entertainment pass deal

      all the other offers should take Amex

      • Bizarre that there’s a standard e-commerce portal where you can buy your passes and all except the 6 month pass can be purchased with AMEX but there is also a section for managing your continuous Phone and Broadband subscriptions that doesn’t take AMEX either.

        I wonder if the option will appear all of a sudden in November and they’ve just temporarily taken the ability to do so down to prevent people like me changing payment card for a single month.

  4. Bitty bit:

    This is AA specifically but I’m interested in general so BA also relevant:

    Assuming all else is equal, that I have all the time in the world to make the journey (and by extension can live with a missed connection) and that the aim is elite qualification is it advantageous to book connecting flights rather than non-stop in order to increase the number of segments, and is the mileage calculated as the distance flown, or the distance between origin and destination?

    • It COULD be, with BA, but not always. Due to the oneworld position of 140 BA TP for 2000+ miles and 40 TP below that, it DOES – for example – make sense to split LON-SFO into LON-NYC-SFO. Within the rules you could other sectors too, perhaps start in Amsterdam and go via London to Boston, down to New York and then across to SFO.

      You could screw up though. Splitting a 2200 mile trip into 2 x 1100 mile legs would get you 80 TP vs 140 TP.

    • Shoestring says:

      yes
      yes
      no

      there are people dedicated to this & finding convoluted/ lucrative routes on FT, eg
      https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/british-airways-executive-club/1949126-ba-tier-point-runs-2019-master-thread.html

      • I’ll check it out – oddly despite extensive googling I didn’t consider that thread as my mindset was extracting value from a work trip rather than working backwards from the TP. It’s likely going to be a case of crediting to AA anyway but I assume that the basic premise remains the same

    • The FT thread mentioned is the source for this. Broadly speaking good fares usually allow two hops either side of the Atlantic. Assuming you’re willing to ex-EU you look at somewhere that makes getting to Helsinki easy, Stockholm is often the place. You then do Stockholm to Helsinki to London, and assuming a west coast destination, JFK to LAX, and your final hop being LAX to you destination. This gives you 40+80+140+140+40 each way, so 880TP quite easy from one return if you have time. JFK-LAX is always the best cross country in USA as it’s a better seat and experience than most other choices. There are some wide bodies from Philadelphia and Miami to LAX at certain times, but hard to find. You want to avoid changes in DFW and ORD for example as that results in 2 40TP rather than a 140 and a 40.

  5. OT: For long haul (say 11-12hr flights), how have people who always fly economy found PE on BA/Virgin? I am booking South Africa, but just wondering do I go cash economy (£500-600 LON to CPT 1 stop, Kenyan/Ethiopian airlines possibly), or use my Virgin upgrade voucher to go PE, £400 or so in taxes and points.
    Alternate use of points is to save it for later business class redemptions in KLM or Air France

    • stevenhp1987 says:

      Virgin Atlantic don’t fly to CPT. You’d have to fly to JNB on the redemption ticket then get a separate cash ticket to CPT.

      Given the extra costs involved, I would just get the cash economy ticket. Premium isn’t that much of an upgrade over economy unless you’re really tall!

  6. Shoestring says:

    got it already, Raffles

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    What’s more, entry couldn’t be simpler. Just register here and book a flight on your British Airways American Express Card before 30 September and you’re in. Winners will be drawn at random and just think – one of those 100 fantastic prizes could soon be flying your way.
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  7. O/T: According to the M Lewis site the new nectar scheme is launching nationwide very soon. Sounds like Boots Advantage card approach, a lot more hassle and nothing very exciting. No changes to fixed value rewards either it seems..

    • I’m using it already. Targeted offers on things I do actually buy, you just have to save them in the app, as you used to do with Waitrose. I think it’s quite good tbh

      • I think lone of the suggestions though is that this is changing to try to encourage people to buy things they don’t usually do. Probably experience to date is to generate positive feedback or perhaps I’m being to cynical.

  8. OT: Thinking of getting the IHG Premium Mastercard but already have the free one. Am I still eligible for the 20000 bonus?

    Ta

  9. The Urbanite says:

    RIP to Pay.Com, who continued to be useful long after the demise of the £25 cards!

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