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Old 6th May 2012, 10:18   #21 (permalink)
 
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I agree, and hope you do as well!
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Old 6th May 2012, 16:04   #22 (permalink)


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Hi all,

What is the average waiting time between selection in Dubai and final answer?

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Old 6th May 2012, 18:26   #23 (permalink)
 
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I knew in 2 weeks that I got the job. Still waiting course date. Interviewed Feb 28th.
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Old 9th May 2012, 14:05   #24 (permalink)
 
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Just pushing this thread back up the list. Has any 'swimmer' had the good news yet?
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Old 9th May 2012, 14:35   #25 (permalink)
 
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My buddy on the inside just informed me that it is due to the airbus 380, Being down for the 27 day inspections. As soon as they come up with the deal with airbus to fix the issue, They will have a better idea of when do a sign class dates. If you're in the pool you're good to go, And they are still actively recruiting pilots for further aircraft deliveries
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Old 9th May 2012, 15:44   #26 (permalink)
 
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330 FO's waiting for transfer to 380 that you are going to replace. So no movement for us = no movement for you..........
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Old 9th May 2012, 16:08   #27 (permalink)
 
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Yes that is my understanding that's how it works.
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Old 9th May 2012, 16:11   #28 (permalink)
 
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Hi Craggenmore,

Does it mean only 330 FOs are recruited for the foreseeable future?

I was hoping for 777 so I hope not...
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Old 9th May 2012, 16:26   #29 (permalink)
 
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Shared a car into work with 2 Recruiters last month - Was told all foreseeable recruitment will be for 330 FO's.

I'm guessing that DEC 's will predominantly go to 777 (note boeing experience required for DEC applications) thereby reducing 777 upgrades for current FO's that will come to the fore in a few years time.............thereby new hires needed for 330 whilst current 330 FO's transfer to 380.
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Old 9th May 2012, 16:45   #30 (permalink)
 
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Because of course the Classic 'Bus will be around for far longer than originally planned
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Old 9th May 2012, 16:48   #31 (permalink)
 
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Thanks for the quick response and information Craggenmore...
Airbus it will be then!
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Old 9th May 2012, 17:07   #32 (permalink)
 
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jonjon - dont be scared of the 330. Not sure how it will pan out for new hires but lots of Fo's doing around 45 hours per month. My last year averaged out at under 50/month

Fleet also keeps emailing me to take leave so if you don't initially get what you want when you bid, dont panic - you might well be offered it anyhow

Great skippers and a chilled vibe.

The only problem is that my wife is unhappy because I'm not away enough!

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Old 14th May 2012, 13:00   #33 (permalink)
 
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hold pool

Hello guys,

any news for those who are swimming in the pool for quite a while, such as a couple o'months? I am wondering how long I will have to wait as well...
cheers!
AB

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Old 14th May 2012, 15:32   #34 (permalink)
 
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Quote:
Shared a car into work with 2 Recruiters last month - Was told all foreseeable recruitment will be for 330 FO's.

I'm guessing that DEC 's will predominantly go to 777 (note boeing experience required for DEC applications) thereby reducing 777 upgrades for current FO's that will come to the fore in a few years time.............thereby new hires needed for 330 whilst current 330 FO's transfer to 380.
Mr. Craggenmore,

Could I understand your mention above as EK will concentrate on hiring A330 FO for a while? and would A320 rating help me to be shortlisted for A330 FO even now as focusing on DEC? If I could know the right time to apply as a A320 FO, it will be really helpful. That's it. Thank you.

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Old 15th May 2012, 08:17   #35 (permalink)
 
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...lalalalaaaaa
Lalalalaaaaaa
Lalalalaaaaaaa, tralalalaaaaaaa...

Swimming in the pool makes so much fun
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Old 17th May 2012, 13:02   #36 (permalink)
 
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Seems like the pool is getting deeper.

Reading the posts about the 380, it looks like a long wait for us. A Spanish chap I know has just had his 330 cse changed to the 777. Also heard some guys are working in the office whilst waiting for the type rating cse.

Oh well!
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Old 17th May 2012, 13:06   #37 (permalink)
 
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How long you been in the pool?

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Old 17th May 2012, 13:21   #38 (permalink)
 
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End of March
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Old 17th May 2012, 16:42   #39 (permalink)
 
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Tight Seat, guys are in the office because courses are overbooked to counter no shows. On occasion everyone turns up and someone volunteers to do office duties till the next course. Been like this for a long time.
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Old 17th May 2012, 18:36   #40 (permalink)
 
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Cheers Easy. Sorry for drawing the wrong conclusion .
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