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Old 21st Dec 2016, 09:01   #561 (permalink)
 
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If you resign on the same date as your DOH/DOJ do you still get credited your SRC tickets for the year? How long do you have to use SRC tickets once you leave? Have heard you have up to 2 years, but in the manual it says 12 months from date of issue and somebody told me you need to have them issued before you leave, although the dates can be changed later. Been here 10+ years so another Firm SRC would be a bonus.
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Old 22nd Dec 2016, 12:23   #562 (permalink)
 
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If you resign on the same date as your DOH/DOJ do you still get credited your SRC tickets for the year? How long do you have to use SRC tickets once you leave? Have heard you have up to 2 years, but in the manual it says 12 months from date of issue and somebody told me you need to have them issued before you leave, although the dates can be changed later. Been here 10+ years so another Firm SRC would be a bonus.
So you can use accumulated srcs for up to a year after leaving minus at least 2 weeks processing time, those tickets are then valid for a year from the ticketing date. Can't be done through trips only by email to retirement travel concessions. Has worked ok over the last year now waiting for a batch to be issued
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Old 22nd Dec 2016, 12:40   #563 (permalink)
 
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Some EK ex-crew say they subtely try to interest them to convert to islam by taking them to visit a mosque where a convert comes and talks about their conversion inspiration, is it true?
I think someone is pulling your leg my friend. Not sure anyone over there really wants you to convert to Islam in a city where most of the local men drink alcohol and visit prostitutes.

Have you actually been to Dubai? The level of Sharia compliance is inversely proportional to the money in your wallet, and you can buy many things over there that you wouldn't get near to in the developed world. It's very un-Islamic. That's not a criticism just an observation, one which could be aimed at all faiths and denominations... just like the high-ranking IS hate-preacher Al-Baghdadi who tried to inspire muslims living in poverty to rise up against the west, whilst at the same time sporting a nice Rolex on his wrist:

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.i...-jihad-1455534
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Old 29th Dec 2016, 03:09   #564 (permalink)
 
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If you notify your manager of your intention to resign a month sooner than normal you can request flights for your next roster and be guaranteed to get it.This was the email sent to Pursers only. Does this apply to pilots too? Would be nice to have one perfect roster before leaving.
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Old 29th Dec 2016, 07:47   #565 (permalink)
 
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cantbebothered, thats not true for pilot because I didn't request to fly 80 hours in my last 2 weeks of employment, why would they be nice to you suddenly?
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Old 29th Dec 2016, 16:23   #566 (permalink)
 
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I was offered "a trip of my choice" as my last trip... but not for a whole month. Wow, is EK starting to soften up a bit? Naaahhhh...... :-)

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Old 30th Dec 2016, 17:29   #567 (permalink)
 
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"I think someone is pulling your leg my friend. Not sure anyone over there really wants you to convert to Islam in a city where most of the local men drink alcohol and visit prostitutes."

Factually incorrect Mr. Good Cat. That's a similar mindset to the MMD. It's unfair to simplify something, which for many westerners is beyond imagination, as the religion is the core of the law and the culture.
I was always surprised by how little knowledge people who lived there had of the law, and how easily they could find themselves in jail.
An important part of the religion is to convert non believers - numbers are everything and it accelerates the converter's path to paradise. Thus the law in so many of these countries, proscribing death or severe penalty for leaving the religion.
It's also incorrect to label all locals as you have. There are many who have a genuine belief in that way of life, and who don't partake in the activities you mention.
I believe new CC are still subject to a tour of the city's cultural highlights, including a visit to a mosque, where a western convert talks up the religion and suggests it strongly as a way of life. I can remember being told of this by CC. The GN newspaper used to have an annual boast of how many 'embraced' the religion. Never mentioning those forced to do so by the law as a result of marriage. This is a society, and company, in which those belonging to that religion are treated far more favourably than non believers.
I'm not arguing your other points, but it's best to be factual.
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Old 30th Dec 2016, 18:13   #568 (permalink)
 
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Sonoma, what rock did you crawl out from? Utter and complete BS of a post.
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Old 30th Dec 2016, 18:30   #569 (permalink)
 
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"I think someone is pulling your leg my friend. Not sure anyone over there really wants you to convert to Islam in a city where most of the local men drink alcohol and visit prostitutes."

Factually incorrect Mr. Good Cat. That's a similar mindset to the MMD. It's unfair to simplify something, which for many westerners is beyond imagination, as the religion is the core of the law and the culture.
I was always surprised by how little knowledge people who lived there had of the law, and how easily they could find themselves in jail.
An important part of the religion is to convert non believers - numbers are everything and it accelerates the converter's path to paradise. Thus the law in so many of these countries, proscribing death or severe penalty for leaving the religion.
It's also incorrect to label all locals as you have. There are many who have a genuine belief in that way of life, and who don't partake in the activities you mention.
I believe new CC are still subject to a tour of the city's cultural highlights, including a visit to a mosque, where a western convert talks up the religion and suggests it strongly as a way of life. I can remember being told of this by CC. The GN newspaper used to have an annual boast of how many 'embraced' the religion. Never mentioning those forced to do so by the law as a result of marriage. This is a society, and company, in which those belonging to that religion are treated far more favourably than non believers.
I'm not arguing your other points, but it's best to be factual.
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It's also incorrect to label all locals as you have.
I actually said most not all, but I agree it was a bit flippant so let's say a significant amount rather than most which I agree is unfair and I apologise.

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where a western convert talks up the religion and suggests it strongly as a way of life
Just like anyone who has joined a club and likes to recommend it to others. Catholicism, Scientology, EPC, AmWay, The Sailing Club etc etc all do their best to sell themselves, but never seen any pressure put on others to join... Except for this one venture that promised miraculous returns on an investment of 20,000USD. I believe that a fair few CC and pilots were converted that one.

The only westerner I ever witnessed convert to Islam started wearing a Kandora and handing out warning letters from behind the desk of the CP Boeing Fleet. Think it didn't last that long before he was caught with his religious contemporaries paying for services at the York Hotel...? mmmm...
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Old 31st Dec 2016, 17:01   #570 (permalink)
 
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Mr. Good Cat. I don't want to labour a point, which is insignificant to most people.
However, the religion in that part of the world is a state controlled entity. It is an integral part of the society - it is the legal system, and it is an effective means of controlling people. To compare it to other religions is to show it a lack of understanding. You need only look at what happens to those who try to leave it. Are you aware that you can have your jail sentence reduced and often suspended if you convert. Many of those who have worked, and still work there, can tell you of people who behave in the way you mention - booze etc., but come ramadan, they fast, abstain from carnal activities, adhere strictly to iftar timings, and play the game. Makes no moral sense to most of us, and we tend to see things morally. If you look at it through a western lens, a lot of the behaviour will never make sense - that is probably why the west will never understand their culture enough to integrate them.

Originally posted by 'vfenext'. Quote, 'Sonoma, what rock did you crawl out from? Utter and complete BS of a post.'

Your one liner was derogatory, but devoid of any factual rebuttal. Why not give a reason for your nasty remark? Correct me if you think I'm wrong, but at least have something constructive to say.
What I stated above is based on personal experience and that of people I know. Most of the ‘locals’ I worked with were lovely people and loyal to the principles of their culture. There were others from around the region with whom I worked, who followed the practices I mention above.
In free cultures we back up our positions with facts. You seem to make it a habit to be abusive to posters with whom you disagree, and usually without taking a position on the topic.

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Old 2nd Jan 2017, 13:13   #571 (permalink)
 
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Emirates flight attendant was asked for sex in exchange for better roster?

Emirates flight attendant was asked for sex in exchange for better roster

https://donotflyemirates.wordpress.c...better-roster/
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Old 2nd Jan 2017, 15:44   #572 (permalink)
 
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I was desperate for a better roster, but no one asked me for sex.

No equal opportunities at EK.
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Old 10th Jan 2017, 18:26   #573 (permalink)
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ZEDs after retirement

If one leaves the company prior to "normal retirement age" the retiree TRIPS page offers SRCs only. Once one crosses normal retirement age one should expect to be able to book ZEDs. Does anyone have any experience with that transition? Does a tab making ZEDs available magically appear in TRIPS after your landmark birthday or did you have to make application in order for ZEDs to become available?
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Old 17th Jan 2017, 18:41   #574 (permalink)
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Repatriation Cargo

Any advise with repatriation cargo allowance and procedure?

Brought some stuff by air +13y ago and need to take some stuff back.

Who pays for it?

Should I use discounted freight before handing in my resignation instead?

Not exactly on EK network but 30min flight time from one.

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Old 18th Jan 2017, 06:32   #575 (permalink)
 
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Any advise with repatriation cargo allowance and procedure?

Brought some stuff by air +13y ago and need to take some stuff back.

Who pays for it?

Should I use discounted freight before handing in my resignation instead?

Not exactly on EK network but 30min flight time from one.

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You can use your EK discounted freight allowance up to one month after your last day in the company.
No need to book it before you have resigned.
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Old 24th Jan 2017, 11:41   #576 (permalink)
 
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Quick question regarding Criminal Record Check/Letter of good conduct for UK.

Do you have have to name the organisation thats doing the background check on behalf of the airline you're joining or nominate the airline itself?

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Old 24th Jan 2017, 20:23   #577 (permalink)
 
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Some EK ex-crew say they subtely try to interest them to convert to islam by taking them to visit a mosque where a convert comes and talks about their conversion inspiration, is it true?
Sounds like "Alternative Facts" off some right wing fake news website.
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Old 1st Feb 2017, 06:50   #578 (permalink)
 
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Can anyone enlighten me on potential pitfalls of getting your provident fund check on your last day rather than having the company bank wire the money after you've left? I see that others have taken the check and cashed it at the bank in EGHQ and then wire the money themselves. I've never once cashed a check in the UAE so am unsure of the process. Can someone tell me what personal ID they'll need to see to cash a check, particularly at a bank that isn't (and never was) my own bank. I'm a little uncertain what documents I'll still have in my possession at this point in the process. I could envision a real Dubai experience of trying to cash a check using a UAE ID that I no longer possess, a passport turned in for processing, and my repatriation airplane warming up on the ramp without me in it.....
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Old 1st Feb 2017, 12:45   #579 (permalink)
 
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Buford,
I opened an US dollar account, took the cheque and transferred it to the account otherwise they rip you off with the exchange rate.
My redemption money I received 7 or 8 months later after a zillion of emails.
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Old 2nd Feb 2017, 03:27   #580 (permalink)
 
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Update on the "letter of good conduct" I went to Port Rashid police station, no queues, very friendly and efficient lady, 220Aed, picture was not required as they had one on file (not sure how).
The lady said I would receive the letter via email the next day, it was in my "inbox" 2 hours later.
As simple as that...
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