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Old 18th Mar 2010, 20:21   #61 (permalink)
 
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INCHALLA UA MUMBY50!

IF U DONT MIND, SOME QUESTIONS;

THANKS FOR UR POST, IS NOT EASY TO GET INFO ABOUT AIR MAURITIUS.........; THE FIRST LINE OF INSHALLA POST IS FOR ME... I LIKE THE IDEA.... NO PROBLEM.AND ALSO THE LAST ONE SOUNDS GOOD.

REGARDING THE ROASTER IN A330, HOW THEY LOOK? CREW FATIGUED?, MANY LAY OVERS PR MONTH? MOSTLY WHERE?, GOOD COCKPIT ENVIRONMENT?.

WHERE R THE SCREENINGS? DXB?MRU??¿.... DO THEY LOOK FOR EXPERIENCE A320 PILOTS? WHERE IS DONE THE CCQ?....AND THE 4 YEARS CONTRACT....ISN´T IT TOO MUCH?...ANY PROBLEM IF LEAVING BEFORE..(OOPS...)

TAXES IN MRU¿?¿.....HOW THEY WORK?

AGAIN!, REALLY!, THANKS FOR THE POST!!!!NOW WE CAN NEVER SAY; I DIDNT KNOW WHERE I WAS GETTING IN...SOUNDS LIKE EMIRATES ADVICES....

SAFE LANDINGS!
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Old 18th Mar 2010, 21:02   #62 (permalink)
 
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And what about the ATR?. Are they short of crews?. also what about the salary.
Thanks.
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Old 18th Mar 2010, 23:34   #63 (permalink)
 
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Thanks guys for all the answers.

I will not go for it. It's not a good deal for me. Only the idea of living in Mauritius for a while was kind of making me think about it.

Nice flights to you all
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Old 19th Mar 2010, 07:59   #64 (permalink)
 
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Info on cost of life in MRU

All prices in MUR (1EUR buys you 41.5MUR)
50000 Food and household items for family of 4 w/o excess.
70000 School entrance fee per child average for English private schools.
30000 School fees per month for 2 kids (MK pays 17000).
55000 FOC return tickets (incl. of fuel surcharge) for family of 4 to EU.
3500 Dinner at a decent resto for family of 4.
1000000 Compact European car Peugeot 207.
1400000 Cheapest SUV Hyndai Tuxon.
600000 Cheapest pickup truck Ssang Yang Musso.
35000 Road tax + ins per year for a 1000000 car.
200000 Starting price for second hand 16' speedboat with 40-60hp OBE. Expect to pay at least 600000 for a new 18' with 80-100hp OBE.
Petrol 44, Diesel 34 per litre.
10000 Comms charges (tel, mob, ADSL, satellite etc) per month.
10000 Electric bill for 3 a/cs during summer (Dec-March) per month.
10000-50000 per month extra rent above MK housing for a decent house depending how close to the beach it is. Premium houses rent up to 200000 per month.
Hope this helps.

Last edited by dessas; 19th Mar 2010 at 08:08. Reason: spelling
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Old 19th Mar 2010, 08:47   #65 (permalink)
 
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And what is the net salary for an ATR captain?.
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Old 19th Mar 2010, 08:51   #66 (permalink)
 
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Ask the guys at your interview
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Old 19th Mar 2010, 09:44   #67 (permalink)
 
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Perhaps if I know it before I would not go to the interview in Mauritius.
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Old 19th Mar 2010, 12:02   #68 (permalink)
 
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Year One ATR Captain salary: 2980 Euro/ Month (without allowance)
Check this website for more details...
Air Mauritius jobs, payscales and entry requirements.
Hope it help you
Safe landings
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Old 19th Mar 2010, 18:15   #69 (permalink)
 
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Thanks very much for your information. I have seen before that page but it has not new information since 1998. How much is the house allowance?.
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Old 20th Mar 2010, 06:42   #70 (permalink)
 
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This is from a mate who worked there.
ATR Capt's are desperately needed, dont apply if you havent minimum of 2500hrs and plenty time on type. Be advised that you WILL work out a full 4 year contract on the ATR, no chance of jet even after that, maybe after 5 years! Salary E4500.
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Old 20th Mar 2010, 08:54   #71 (permalink)
 
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Well it is the same in Vietnam airlines. You have to finish your first contract of three years instead of four in MK and then wait to see if you have a chance for the airbus. But there is a big difference: in Vietnam the salary is almost 7000€ so I think that´s why they are short of crews on the ATR.
Thanks for your reply.
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Old 21st Mar 2010, 16:10   #72 (permalink)
 
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I was offered interview, hey - ticket and hotel from Scandinavia to Mauritius - tempting in itselves. But emailed them some questions first, got quick ansers to all of them - and decided not to go -although I could have gone, taking it as a cheap holiday, gone to the interview and say "no thanks..".
But the offer to me was one year contract renewable, and not 4 or 5 years, as others claim here...? (F/OA340 assignment)
And I was surprised to hear, that they just send some of our guys home a few weeks earlier? Another good reason to stay away, I decided!
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Old 21st Mar 2010, 18:39   #73 (permalink)
 
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Hej Samf!

Thanks for ur post sharing this information.... .They pilots who left,back to Scandinavia, why they did? which fleet were they?....

R u A340 rated?¿..... and they just offered u a year contract?

U r a serious guy and responsable...not just going for a holiday...being able to.....

Do u know if there is any sim check also for the interview and where?... and if u dont mind...how much pay did they offer u?¿.

Again, tack!

Safe landings!
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Old 21st Mar 2010, 18:46   #74 (permalink)
 
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I have not had contact with the guys returning, but just heard through someone at PPRuNe that they were more or less thrown out. (They were on 340.) Do not know why, but someone is mentioning problems with expats vs. locals in the airline.. And yes, I am 340 rated, and yes, a one year renewable was what they offered me. Never asked about the salery. As I understood it, there was first the interview, in Mauritius, and then later simcheck, but unsure if that is also down there.
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Old 22nd Mar 2010, 09:40   #75 (permalink)
 
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SAS pilots clarification

MK has been hiring SAS f/os for years on short term contract during high season.
Normally these guys come by mid-Nov and stay until end of Jan.
Originally they were hired through Park, but as far as I know the last couple of years they were on direct contract. Some of these guys have been with MK 3-4 times.
They do not fall in the same league as normal recruits, as they normally take unpaid leave from SAS and come to MRU rated.
They enjoy 6000 EUR salary, 40000 MUR housing (almost double what is being dished out to us) and every single benefit that expat pilots have.
This is first hand info obtained from the people involved about 2 months ago.
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Old 22nd Mar 2010, 12:48   #76 (permalink)
 
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Watch out, Air Mauritius have a history of not paying you out if they terminate your contract. HR and the “dream team” at flight ops. Are working hand in hand on that.

Cheers....
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Old 24th Mar 2010, 10:33   #77 (permalink)
 
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Hi all!,

Today i received my confirmations days for the interview, i was applying for A330/340 being rated in A320(+7000 A320), i thought it was posible but seems like not..... anyone knows how looks the roaster in A320?
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Old 24th Mar 2010, 12:10   #78 (permalink)
 
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Well said Inchalla , well said mumby50 it's about time some truth come out on Air Mauritius. They have been quietly abusing peoples for toooo long.
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Old 25th Mar 2010, 13:44   #79 (permalink)
 
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Can I offer you a beer?

Guys, Dessas post is very accurate when it comes to cost of living(although I have been out of there for a while, I still do have friends who keep me up to date). The only reason I can see that would make you want to go there is to sit on the beach and drink Phoenix Beers. Im deadset serious, the money is not enticing, the chances of command is about as good as getting you leave approved one year in advance ie fat chance.
If you decide to take the offer, i would only accept A340 for the destination. The A330 I have no clue but from what Im told, it only goes to India and SE Asia, perhaps Perth too.
Most important, get 2 sim cards, dont think i need to elaborate much on this. Once you land, phone off and never give them your home number and of course when the taxi arrives at your house on your day off, always be polite and offer him a beer, just like the one you just opened.
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Old 25th Mar 2010, 20:24   #80 (permalink)
 
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Thanks for the advices!!..... any idea of how looks the roaster of A319?, which r the longest and shorter trips?... any layover?,...i really would like to have a clue in order to decide what to do....thinkig of going there for a couple of years....

Tahnks in advance!
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