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Old 17th May 2012, 19:40   #41 (permalink)
 
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Hi tight seat,

When is your friends course date, and when did he go thru interview process? Might help those of us treading water to know how far back this goes.

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Old 18th May 2012, 07:39   #42 (permalink)
 
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Do I have to expect any email update from HR about the waiting time after confirmation email or do I have to just wait in silence? Just wondering...
Thanx guys
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Old 18th May 2012, 13:47   #43 (permalink)
 
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Received a standard e-mail update 3 weeks ago, nothing since. Interviewed mid March.

Is anyone who interviewed in Jan or Feb still waiting for a course date?
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Old 18th May 2012, 13:52   #44 (permalink)
 
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I interviewed on february 28th. still patiently waiting.............. and waiting
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Old 18th May 2012, 14:09   #45 (permalink)
 
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Hopefully EKJR you're near the top of the waiting list & the rest of us are not too far behind...
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Old 18th May 2012, 14:10   #46 (permalink)
 
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Mid feb and still waiting. I know of some guys who interviewed the week before and have course dates for August or July, so I think my week were the first into the pool

Have not heard of anyone who has course dates for Sept onwards.
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Old 18th May 2012, 14:18   #47 (permalink)
 
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yeah I guess we'll keep treading water. the good news is the hottest part of the summer will be about over when we start class, which ends in september.
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Old 18th May 2012, 14:22   #48 (permalink)
 
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I just spoke with my buddy the other day, he said that they have classes and new students every week. and do to the a 380 issue it is delayed most of the guys going from the 330 over. but they are going to be short pilots if they can't get a call through class at the first part of the year from what I understand. He is on 777
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Old 19th May 2012, 13:25   #49 (permalink)
 
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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.
I'm not really sure how recruitment plan things! no one does - its a mysterious department..!

When I joined we had 737 guys doing 330 ratings and 320 guys doing 777 ratings - I think its a case of where pilots are needed at that predicted moment.

Since I last posted about hearing that all new recruits would be going onto the 330, other posters, who are on hold, seem to know more about the current situation which is that 330 courses are now being switched to the 777, but we have at least 2 changes per week here..!

Good luck..!

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and do to the a 380 issue it is delayed most of the guys going from the 330 over

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Old 19th May 2012, 14:08   #50 (permalink)

 
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jetaim

Well you are still on time... did you resigned ? Withdraw you resignations if you still can and stay where you are. Nothing good coming out of EK and Dubai in the near future.. This delay is a symptom of impending problems. You have been warned. If you are unemployed or desperate..that is another story.
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Old 19th May 2012, 15:09   #51 (permalink)
 
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Jetaim

Well you are still on time... did you resigned ? Withdraw you resignations if you still can and stay where you are. Nothing good coming out of EK and Dubai in the near future.. This delay is a symptom of impending problems. You have been warned. If you are unemployed or desperate..that is another story.
Jetaim,

Not sure how bad it really is in Dubai for you, but if you have left hand seat experience you should know that my company is recruiting, it's a big european loco, from Ireland. It has a very good reputation, I promise they will treat you fairly and base you in the country of your choice.

We are not debating here whether we should join or not, our decision is made so please post relevant information or keep your opinion to yourself...

Thanks for the word of advice however.

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Old 19th May 2012, 15:51   #52 (permalink)
 
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Craggenmore, I really appreciate.
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Old 22nd May 2012, 17:01   #53 (permalink)
 
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No news then??

AB
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Old 24th May 2012, 00:57   #54 (permalink)

 
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EX 380 blah blah... have you solved you inferiority complex?
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Old 24th May 2012, 07:20   #55 (permalink)

 
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I have some doubts. Unfortunately you cannot change your outer.. or inner stature or the dimension of some other anatomical parts. You are perfect for EK.. I feel sorry for you habibi.
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Old 24th May 2012, 08:12   #56 (permalink)
 
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Are you two competing to see who's is smaller ?
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Old 24th May 2012, 11:44   #57 (permalink)
 
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Keep this on topic for gods sake!

Anyone heard anything?

Silence is deafening!
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Old 24th May 2012, 12:02   #58 (permalink)
 
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Yes, a mate of mine got a call today to ask when he last flew (Boeing rated). (Passed FO selection late Feb.)

Was told to expect a course date shortly.

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Old 24th May 2012, 12:25   #59 (permalink)
 
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Several people have had the same email, asking 'bus rated guys for their LPC date and when they last flew in order to satisfy requirements for the CCQ and for future Airbus course allocation.

Hopefully, with the arrival of the CCQ, this means that the bottleneck will begin to clear...after all there are still plenty of 777 deliveries this year, and I can't see there being no further 380 deliveries until 2013. I believe there is now a customer-fit fix out for the 380 wing 'issues' and once the issue of compensation is sorted, or is being sorted, deliveries will begin again.

Fingers crossed anyway...
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Old 24th May 2012, 12:49   #60 (permalink)
 
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Still lots of guys walking around the training collage waiting for uniforms, seem most are doing the 777. AB , as far as I know, out sourced. 330 new hires until at least Oct, after that who knows.
380 is the big ? right now, they could come to an arrangement and IT will hit the fan. Short of trainers on the 777, cadets not getting much flying.
Just had a look at June OMG,I think it might be the worst roster I have ever had. I'm not sure but I also think all AB hiring is CCQ 320 to 330, cost savings
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