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Old 9th Nov 2016, 13:39   #21 (permalink)
 
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This is great information and thank you very much. Im a current 737 skipper so the 777 sim I will have to mentally prepare for.
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Old 9th Nov 2016, 15:16   #22 (permalink)
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Hi Pilothead,

the B737NG specially is a baby B777, they are 90% similar (fctm/manœuvres...)
you dont need to worry about if you are not type rated as they will just look at your crm and task sharing along with decision making no matter what type of aircraft.
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Old 9th Nov 2016, 17:34   #23 (permalink)
 
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Thanks a lot. Looking forward to the experience for sure!
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Old 9th Nov 2016, 21:04   #24 (permalink)
 
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Yessss one mile! If you see how I smile here reading your post! I cross the fingers for you but I'm confident as well! Make One mile great again! Lol!
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Old 19th Nov 2016, 17:34   #25 (permalink)
 
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Hey there,

Anyone attending the interview this week in Ist?
Any feedback will be much appreciated.

Good luck guys.
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Old 28th Nov 2016, 19:43   #26 (permalink)
 
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Assesment Update

Can anyone shed any light on the recent assesment in Istanbul.
I have a few friends who didn't pass their simulator & a few who have heard nothing for 2 weeks straight...

Is there a back log in the recruitment office? Just any information I could pass on to the hopefulls.
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Old 30th Nov 2016, 22:23   #27 (permalink)
 
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Kuwaiti recalling 37 pilots

It appears as if the scabs who attended interviews and simulator in IST to take the jobs from the Kuwaiti nationals is foiled. Not only the union in Kuwait but several Newspapers made public the affront by the airline in making 37 pilots redundant just because they opted to stay with their Government Contract.

I am glad the B777 scabs who attended the IST roadshows are now back in the same limbo they put the Kuwaiti 37 pilots for the month of November.
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Old 30th Nov 2016, 22:35   #28 (permalink)
 
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Pilots avoid Kuwait Airlines, you could be next on redundancy

http://news.kuwaittimes.net/website/37-pilots

https://kuwaitipilots.wordpress.com/
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Old 30th Nov 2016, 22:38   #29 (permalink)
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Hi IZAD

you seems to have some infos regarding this issues out there. can you share more of it
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Old 12th Dec 2016, 15:30   #30 (permalink)
 
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be prepare to come to Kuwait airways

hello Pilots..

Be prepare to come to Kuwait Airways...

Problems with hotel reservation...complete lack of information about hiring process..paper work and etc..

They dont pay you after a month...a lot of tricks to delay any reimbursment

As plan B...may be...never main choice

Good lock to all
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Old 14th Dec 2016, 14:16   #31 (permalink)


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Kuwait turkey roadshow

[QUOTE=superbantas;9607050]hello Pilots..

Be prepare to come to Kuwait Airways...

Problems with hotel reservation...complete lack of information about hiring process..paper work and etc..

They dont pay you after a month...a lot of tricks to delay any reimbursment

As plan B...may be...never main choice

Superbantas can you tell me more about it please
I heard they going thru some very tough time and cancelled all recruitments from turkey
Do they need pilots or they dont ?
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Old 15th Dec 2016, 05:41   #32 (permalink)
 
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I Heard the same thing.
I am wondering now what's good about this airline ? So un-updated and disorganized.
They don't even upgrade FOs
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Old 15th Dec 2016, 08:58   #33 (permalink)
 
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How is the treatment of expats there ? Esp on the line ? Kuwait got a spot in the 10 least friend list nations towards tourists
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Old 15th Dec 2016, 11:45   #34 (permalink)
 
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It appears as if the scabs who attended interviews and simulator in IST to take the jobs from the Kuwaiti nationals is foiled. Not only the union in Kuwait but several Newspapers made public the affront by the airline in making 37 pilots redundant just because they opted to stay with their Government Contract.
I am glad the B777 scabs who attended the IST roadshows are now back in the same limbo they put the Kuwaiti 37 pilots for the month of November.
Hahahahaha my dear Izad don't call scabs those guys who accepted the job you didn't want to do just because you made your calculations thinking that you would have spent your time inside an office having the same perks and compensation doing nothing!!!If you are really a pilot you would never leave your job for an office one...
You remember me few guys who were judging us expats when we came to Kuwait jobless...they used to call us desperate.....well few years later they lost their jobs and they found themselves in the same situation...so who was desperate then?

And now everybody read the below statement from those 37....you judge...
Following the voting in 2008 at the National Assembly, for privatizing KAC, the company conducted a survey asking its pilots to state their preferences on whether they preferred to remain working for the newly privatized etity, or be transferred to the government sector, where they would still be able to keep their salary and their benefits. “It was very vague, and using my simple judgement of economic knowledge, I made the innocent choice of preferring to work for the government, and sadly, I was penalized for it!” Says another pilot with 12,000 hours under his belt, who got the news of his termination during his command assessment for his upgrade to Captain!

It is sad that you are still closed to the expats while other nations in the Gulf are not...you should learn from those dear but anyway now you are happy right?Scabs are out and you got again your toy sonny boy.Next time use your calculator better to do your maths and try to respect people willing to work kid..... last but not least
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There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that the dismissed pilots, all Kuwaitis in their mid 20s and 30s, are, from a financial point of view, economically friendly to the company. In other words, keeping them costs much less than letting them go.
ahahahahaha so at 20-30 years old you decide to retire from KAC to accept sitting in the office on a government job.......guys i would never hire you back even for 1bln KD
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Old 20th Dec 2016, 13:28   #35 (permalink)


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Kuwait airways , what adventure

Not Easy life in KAC

Administration process in this airline is nightmare..

The failures on sims are huge...until now around 10 pilots failed

So far the local examiners think they are the best.....

After 2 months they kick you out from hotel without warning..

Don't come here..except you are in an emergency
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Old 10th Jan 2017, 16:07   #36 (permalink)
 
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Hi folks,

so is it Worth to go to IST for recruiting?
Got an invitation but don't know if its Worth.
Paper offer is not bad, but thats paper...
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Old 11th Jan 2017, 03:47   #37 (permalink)
 
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Wait till you see how you are treated as an expat there! Expats and non Arabs are not going to make it at kwi
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Old 11th Jan 2017, 07:51   #38 (permalink)
 
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So far no issues except the residence permit process which took 2 weeks, TR planned for UK. The city is quiet and people in the company are normal. Everyone very busy and understaffed.
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Old 11th Jan 2017, 08:28   #39 (permalink)
 
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wait till you get on the line and they see an expat taking their job
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