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Old 25th May 2012, 14:30   #61 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
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Hi guy's

For your information i have been called yesterday to strart in august on the 777(fo). Had my final interview in dxb in March. Hope this helps those of you still waiting, there is hope !
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Old 25th May 2012, 15:30   #62 (permalink)
 
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Thanks!

Hi Maghy,

Can you tell what did they asked to you?
Did they offered more than one start date to you?
I'm spaniard, and I'm living in Panama, so they will call me at 300 to 500am,( I can't speak any language, mother or foreign so early) so I need to make up my mind and figure out what they are going to tell me and the options offered.

Thank you in advance.

Good flights
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Old 25th May 2012, 16:43   #63 (permalink)
 
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Maghy,

Thanks for posting your good news. Congrats.

TS
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Old 26th May 2012, 23:21   #64 (permalink)
 
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To a/p off

Actually they didn't ask for anything. Just saying they had a course date for me ( Just one, no choice). So if you can say "Yes i'll be there" you should be fine, even at 3 am . Good luck and see u in the desert.
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Old 28th May 2012, 18:15   #65 (permalink)
 
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Any FO's getting course dates for Sept or Oct yet? Boeing or Bus.

Maghy,

You appear to have some luck there bud! Congrats! I know a few Boeing rated guys from selection in Feb still waiting! Do you have notice period to work? (just wondering why you were called when there are plenty waiting who interviewed before you?)
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Old 28th May 2012, 23:05   #66 (permalink)
 
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To kernow

Well actually i was within the psp program. Had my first interview in october. Then a sim in december. So it seemed to be a pretty long road to me already.
But to answer your question , i have been unemployed ( available in other words ) since september and haven't flown since then ( in a jar 25 ) . So the almost a year period might be a hint as to why they picked me. So apologies to anyone i might have overtaken but i didn't do the planning and then again i'm getting pretty eager to work i'm Boeing rated too.
M.
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Old 29th May 2012, 11:16   #67 (permalink)
 
Join Date: May 2011
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From EK quite recently:
"...not able to offer courses at the moment. Courses are being offered recently to people who went for the assessment in Late Jan/Early Feb and all courses are filled to the end of September."

Last edited by Al Murdoch; 29th May 2012 at 19:39. Reason: Punctuation.
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Old 29th May 2012, 11:49   #68 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Where the company needs me not where I want to be!
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I applied for interview last week for F/O position and was sent the auto response of short listed for next selection process

Anyone apply recently and get an interview or is it 100% on hold now until they are done with DEC stuff?
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Old 29th May 2012, 17:37   #69 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
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Pilots interested in EK.
I have posted on the 380 thread the same message as I will write here.
Do not join EK on the mini Bus. It will kill you.
You might think it is better at EK than at your Low Cost airline but it is not rosy in the sand. If you do join on the Bus you will be stuck there for about
5-6 years doing night turn arounds in the middle of the night to crap places. You will be very tired. Is this what you want. Think about it
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Old 29th May 2012, 18:45   #70 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: 3rd Rock from the Sun
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For new joiners Ex a380 is right, 330 rosters are relatively sweet at the moment. I havnt had a rostered night turn, except when on reserve, since nov. With some seniority and taking the time to bid correctly, you should be able to do the same. When you first join however you will fly mostly crud, because your the most junior on the fleet.

For Capts however, Lhr rain is correct. And you won't be in that seat for at least 4- 5 years, (if the 330 is still around), and more likely after 2 years you'll be on the double decker.

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Old 30th May 2012, 02:41   #71 (permalink)
 
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Agreed, looking at the 330 rosters and they are very good for FO's and A340 even better. Plenty of days off and top 3 bid groups get most of what you want. Capt's are being flogged which is why FO's are delaying commands til things improve.
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Old 30th May 2012, 08:08   #72 (permalink)
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I'm not sure what kind of dumps you guys were flying at before but the rosters at EK (on main fleet) are far from great. When I show them to some of my buddies from our western competitors they just laugh.
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Old 30th May 2012, 08:14   #73 (permalink)
 
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Yes it is bad here but it is good for the likes of Ex 380, Craggenmore and Limp Ryder. After all look where they came from, this is pradise compared to what they tolerated back home. Shite for a lot of us but good for the soft c0ck$. Just ask them, they are happy. Either good drugs, ignorance, or suffering from delusion that keeps them happy but probably a combination of all of the above.
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Old 30th May 2012, 08:30   #74 (permalink)
 
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LOL nice one Cerbus. From the guy who thinks he's a slave, obviously blind to the real hardships of the blue and orange suited uniformed men.

I'm assuming thats the reason for the childish name insult, based on my comment on the other thread.

Also how do u presume to know where I worked before? I don't even know you. And 'Easy Ryder' is a movie i liked from back in the day nothing to do with a previous company.

To all newbies, children like Cerbus definitely exist, but their 'testicular fortitude' only appears from behind their keyboard. Almost all guys i've flown with have been cool.

Emirates, like anything in life is based on ones own perspective. Just because some think it's $#!t doesn't mean it is, and just because I like it (dont get me wrong there's things about this place that frustrate me, but overall....) doesn't mean you will. Unfortunately your going to have to experience it for yourself and then decide.

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Old 30th May 2012, 10:29   #75 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
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Had my Interview end of Feb. Got an email saying all classes full till end of September, and can't offer anything yet. Confused as to why folks who interviewed after have slots? I met and exceeded all mins.
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Old 30th May 2012, 14:33   #76 (permalink)
 
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cerbus

If you hate Emirates so much, and you clearly do, why on earth did you leave your last job to move to the desert? I guess that your previous employer went bust...

As Ex 380, Craggenmore and Limp Ryder are in 'paradise compared to what they tolerated back home', then I assume you, by contrast (as your post suggests), were in a great carrier that treated and paid you well? In which case, why did you leave? If this is true, then you writing it suggests that your situation was different.

I feel sorry that you obviously had nowhere else to go to but Emirates, it clearly doesn't suit you. How long have you been 'stuck' there? How many applications have you got in to other carriers that aren't based in the ME, and how are the interviews going?

Best of luck with it all, hopefully you'll be out of the hell hole that is Dubai soon! With the jobs that I just found on contract websites, there's enough jobs for you to choose from, although as you're probably looking you'll know that already.

Then you can escape all the soft c0ck$, as you put it, you old charmer! Bet a trip with you is a non-stop chucklefest eh?!

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Old 3rd Jun 2012, 18:27   #77 (permalink)
 
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Has anyone any idea what the f is going on down there?

How long do we still have to wait for a course date?
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Old 4th Jun 2012, 09:54   #78 (permalink)
 
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Have any Feb/Early March people had the call yet?
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Old 4th Jun 2012, 14:20   #79 (permalink)
 
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My guess is the guys left swimming in the pool without class dates were probably slated for the Airbus, but now with the 380 wing crack thing they’re trying to figure out where to put you.

If the 380s quit coming, a lot of you will get the 777 (good).

If the 380s keep coming, a lot of you will go to the short bus (not so good), then the 380 after a couple years (good).
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Old 5th Jun 2012, 11:55   #80 (permalink)
 
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Have any Feb/Early March people had the call yet?
Nope, Nada, Nothing, nought ......................
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