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Thomsonfly Reviews

Updated 24 January 2018
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  1. "Great"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cabin Crew
    Former Employee - Cabin Crew
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for, they look after you so much

    Cons

    Unsociable hours for cabin crew however that is the nature of the job


  2. "Good Pay"

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    Former Employee - Cabin Crew in Leeds, England
    Former Employee - Cabin Crew in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Thomsonfly full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay if you work hard

    Cons

    Lots of different pay scales amongst employees

  3. "A fun, forward thinking company that respects their staff"

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    Current Contractor - Cabin Crew in Bristol, England
    Current Contractor - Cabin Crew in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thomsonfly as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    As cabin crew you are not over worked, you earn a good basic wage, along with additional hourly pay and commission. You work with amazing people and go to amazing places. All accommodation, food and drinks are paid for while visiting other countries.

    Cons

    Work is only temporary fixed term contracts, so you start I'm March and finish in November. No opportunity to progress to cabin managers as you are promoted through seniority, not merit

    Advice to Management

    Offer more permanent contracts on merit, not seniority. The young, fresh staff are leaving for permanent jobs and you're getting left with complacent, old staff


  4. Helpful (1)

    "The Rolls Royce of charter airlines, but getting a bit rusty here and there and needs a good polish."

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    Current Employee - Pilot - First Officer in Gatwick, England
    Current Employee - Pilot - First Officer in Gatwick, England
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fly approximately 500 hrs/year, significantly less than easyJet/BA. Airline large enough to have plenty of opportunities for different types of flying yet small enough so you're not just a number.

    Regional bases plus good pay and excellent benefits sets Thomsonfly apart from many other airlines.

    Cons

    Company is currently trimming it's fleet after merging with First Choice Airways, meaning career progression is slower than expected (i.e. promotion to Capt), however benefits such as Final Salary pension scheme and years spent as First Officer counting towards Capt's annual salary increments negate this somewhat.

    Company is rather disorganised and seems prone to making a complete hash of IT and administrative matters. Holiday and flight concessions not bad, but difficult to access because crappy staff services dept.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget the employees and don't forget this is a seniority based airline with collective representation.


  5. "Cabin Crew"

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    Former Contractor - Flight Attendant
    Former Contractor - Flight Attendant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Thomsonfly as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay was good and uniform was provided for free

    Cons

    Awful fixed term contracts, couldn’t care about you individually as a staff member was just a number to them. Little room for progression or movement as the company is full of dinosaurs who couldn’t care about there jobs but on old legacy contracts. Even after 4 years of fixed term contract no sign of year round job. The issue with fixed term contracts every you are seen as a new employer, so even after 4 years I got no travel benefits or sick pay for the 1st 3 months (the contract was only 7!!)

    Advice to Management

    Review your contracts as you lose so many amazing crew year on year to different airlines with better contracts


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic Airline!"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Thomsonfly as a contractor

    Pros

    Lovely crew
    Great support from management
    Potential to earn bonus on each flight

    Cons

    No fulltime opportunities as the airline operates on a seasonal basis.