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Old 20th Aug 2009, 20:51   #501 (permalink)
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Wow! This thread just wont die.

The good news is that i took my name off the list 6 months ago before any class offerings went out. The irony about the pool is that when i interviewed early last year, i had numerous of my colleagues excited for me. They kept asking questions about dubai and life as an ek pilot.

Fast forward to present day and i just had a chap ask me if i was leaving for dubai. I said no without elaborating and he mentioned that emirates was on a slide downhill and that he had heard numerous bad things about dubai and ek. Just imagine that in a matter of a year, emirates has gone from a employer of choice to just another airline. I only say a year since that is the only time frame that i have experienced dealing with emirates and that alone was not a joyable experience.

The word on the street is to not apply unless you are out of work.

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Old 17th Sep 2009, 04:42   #502 (permalink)
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Wow! This thread just wont die.
Looks like it did. Last comment posted 20 August. Suppose everybody is flying too many hours to have time to post any gripes. Or perhaps it indicates employees have simply adjusted to the new "climate."
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Old 17th Sep 2009, 10:56   #503 (permalink)
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They opened the website for new applicants 14 Sep. I heard hiring in Oct.

I am considering EK. I am in the middle of about a 270 day trip, and will be moved to be based in DBX soon.

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Old 18th Sep 2009, 09:20   #504 (permalink)
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which aicraft are you rated on?

have you been already interviewed and were you already in the pool?

can you share with us some information about your rating and experience?

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Old 18th Sep 2009, 10:21   #505 (permalink)
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To the poolies not invited for 2009 course

Hi Poolies,

Does anyone received an email to make a renewal of the application? I am in the pool for a bit more than one year, I have been invited to do so, and now wating to hear news from EK.

Appreciate if another poolies whom are in the same situation have something to say about it.
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Old 18th Sep 2009, 10:40   #506 (permalink)
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remember that under the new requirements you will probably need 2000 hours on aircraft above 55 tons to be considered.
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Old 18th Sep 2009, 10:56   #507 (permalink)
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do you think they are gonna call widebody rated guys before?
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Old 18th Sep 2009, 13:39   #508 (permalink)
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I got an email from Emirates

The other day I got an email from emirates.
And the title was as follows
"Flight Deck Opportunities- First Officers : Matching your Preference Criteria. "

I made an application on emirates career web site,but didn't complete it thoroughly,though.And I've left it unfinished for these 6 months.
I am wondering if Emirates is going to start screening soon?

I am currently captain B737NG. PIC1500hrs ttl 6500hrs

Thanks for any infos!
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Old 18th Sep 2009, 15:17   #509 (permalink)
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I got the same email the other day. TT 8100 and 4000 on B744.

I'm not holding my breath. They will probably have plenty of qualified guys in the pool to get through first. If they still have a requirement after that, and I suppose they could well do given their order book, then they may look through the more recent applications. Wouldn't expect anything before next year although I would be pleased and not a little relived to be proved totally wrong.
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Old 18th Sep 2009, 15:54   #510 (permalink)
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i think that if they were plenty of people inside a holding pool,they wouldn't reopen the first officer position for new screening
new screening should be supposed to be held on october as far as i know
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Old 18th Sep 2009, 17:13   #511 (permalink)
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Some of the people in the holding pool have been there some time according to the postings here. Some will no longer qualify under the new criteria, some will not bother going for a reassessment, especially as you have to pay your own airfare, some will have lapsed in recency etc etc. That will still leave plenty to fill any courses this year IMHO, the call for further applications will be to have another pool of potential recruits for the next 12 - 24 months. There have been statements to the effect that total recruitment for 2010 will be well down on previous years and the actual delivery schedules have been subject to delays. Given the lead times in getting pilots in and trained, they are probably looking 1 to 2 years ahead for people applying now. I'm not trying to rain on anyone's parade, I would love a job next year because in 12 months, my recency will be out the window as well and after that I will be looking at B&Q, unless there is a big improvement in economic conditions.

Again, I really hope that I am unduly pessimistic.
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Old 25th Dec 2012, 10:20   #512 (permalink)

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Exclamation selected on hold

i m waseem i had interviewed on 7th July 2012 and i was informed through main that i have been selected/shortlisted hold pool.
what does it mean hold pool and no future healthy response from ek till date.
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Old 30th Dec 2012, 16:28   #513 (permalink)
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I am mostly a lurker here.... just watch what is going on... Just felt to put my 2 cents...

I am 2 years in EK on the small airbus fleet and safe to say to all those whiners out there that has been the best decision I have ever made!!
Life is great flying even on the airbus is sometimes tiresome but in no way compared to what you fly in a regional european carrier which destroy you!
Dont think twice of trying to get in... Good luck to all!
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Old 31st Dec 2012, 04:25   #514 (permalink)
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The whiners you refer to had posted this stuff back in 2009. That's before you joined right?

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