Dash8: I did not get an error msg, but their system is quite bad, in my opinion. That's not exactly true, if you remember the pm I sent you. Based on what I have seen, I doubt they care to make it run smoothly.
Dusty: I was wondering if any of you would weigh in. Glad you like it and agree. Many have agreed with it and I appreciate the validation my fellow pilots have shown.
hi all. can anyone tell me how long it roughly takes to get a reply from CTC to attend a selection process as ive been waiting roughly three weeks now and i havent heard anything. Should i contact CTC and find out whats going on or just wait?
I am currently a Captain on the 777s. Was contemplating a switch to FZ as DEC even if it meant a demotion in terms of equipment as I am not being paid my salary on time. There is a backlog of close to 6 months of salary. To add to this, my company is on the verge of a huge pay cut.
However, having gone through the forum, I guess I will have to reconsider my options. No point in going from a frying pan to fire. I wonder if anyone has anything good to say about FZ. If I am willing to give up on the 777s, FZ better be a really good company to work for... Request inputs from those in FZ... Captains preferably...
Has anyone else come across such a convoluted system to book leave?
-One window of opportunity per year to attempt to get what you would want via "bid".
-One additional window of opportunity per year to attempt to get anything you could stomach given you didn't get anything that you wanted.
-Otherwise NOTHING AVAILABLE FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR (leave system totally locked with no leave showing available). This is for Captains; F/O's not so sure as we seem to have a bunch of them.
Then further into the year (when the company sees fit to burn off your leave as they now view your leave balance as "unacceptable") they will either open up a very short notice "leave available" period or otherwise force leave upon you (at dates/times of their choosing and many times in blocks of 4 days).
Nice when you have a "decree" company where you can write your own rules/change the rules at a whim (Emirates are not government employees and therefore do not have to abide by the government labor laws, nor a private company and therefore do not have to abide by the UAE labor laws).
Guided, whoop whoop and others Rule numbers 1. Any system is only good as the user. 2. Numbers numbers numbers (of crew) 3. The leave system has been "enhanced" - it does work at other airlines, you however have to test the set up, rules etc refer to rule No1 or possibly 2.
If someone at FZ is saying that AIMS is no good, well its been around for 30+ years, is used around the world. Yes it has its moments but; Back to rule No1
I agree with above post - definitely try DEC THY and not sure if Qatar still offer DEC. Otherwise, I would give EK and the other large UAE carrier a go even if it means FO slot - still better than your situation.
Location: Under a deckchair, Jumeirah Beach, 3 lamppost from the left
3rd Isolated Incident in KBL in 2 weeks
Good job a rocket attack on the airport doesn't affect flight safety or the inbound flight might not have been able to land there god forbid.
They will be telling us aircraft report being shot at weren't really being shot at all, they just happened to see people shooting things beneath them....oh no wait.
Fortunately all of these things are down to blind chance and are isolated incidents...all 12 of them, and entirely unrelated to any socio-political disagreements you may read about in the press. We shall all be taking holiday cruises down the Kabul River this time next year.
I lost my trust in the security department in FZ a long time ago. Only empty words just to keep the commercial department happy. I really do not feel safe in this airline due to the constant threat of many destinations we fly to. I would think more than twice before signing a bond in FZ. There are many other options out there and I will resign asap due to warzone flights.
Don't think the latest ACN/initiative to increase revenue is likely to enhance our safety and security, and as for the knock on effect on retention/recruitment, let's not even go there!............me thinks this could well be the final straw for many at FDB!