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Old 16th Apr 2018, 16:29
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Originally Posted by MD80767 Driver View Post
If you are lucky to be on 777 only, true. If on 787...a lot more day trips in Africa - so a lot more days in Addis. Thats what the guys tell me. One guy said, when he was only on 777, life was great. But as soon as he got crossqualified, it went south
It depends by the month. Some months you can log zero night in addis as (for example) European flights arrive in add in the morning and you are leaving again in the evening.
If you fly 777 and 787 you mostly fly the dreamliner and the normal figure is 3/4 nights a month.
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Old 20th Apr 2018, 04:00
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Thanks guys......anyone commuting to North America here? The agency told me today ET would pay the tax for you. Do they issue a letter saying they did? Would be important for my income tax...
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Old 20th Apr 2018, 07:27
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Trimaranus,

Ok, I stand corrected. Although I may say, that some of the 787-only guys at my hotel seem to be in Addis much more than that. But I guess there are all kinds of variations.

Dustyskies,

Yes, ET will issue you a letter saying that all taxes in Ethiopia are paid
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Old 27th Apr 2018, 13:59
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Does anyone know how ET is with extending the 10 days off with let's say 2 days leave?
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Old 28th Apr 2018, 07:06
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Originally Posted by MD80767 Driver View Post

Yes, ET will issue you a letter saying that all taxes in Ethiopia are paid
Has anyone been able to get the HMRC in the U.K. to accept this?
......or anywhere else for that matter!?

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Old 1st May 2018, 16:54
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Hi Guys,

Any true info about ET is recruiting A350 Captains? MD80767driver has ET got back to honor housing allowances?

Thanks

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Old 1st May 2018, 23:52
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Hi Guys,

Any true info about ET is recruiting A350 Captains? MD80767driver has ET got back to honor housing allowances?

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Erma, yes housing allowance solved. As to recruiting Expat A350 captains, let me check up on that. It would be news to me, but with all those planes arriving, it makes sense....be back.
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Old 16th May 2018, 01:31
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Seems to be a black hole when it comes to any information about the Q400 operation at Ethiopian....yet they continually advertising for Cpts for the Q (various head hunting outfits posting ads), and now with Ethiopian recently ordering another 10 Q400s expanding their regional operations even more... they will need even more crews to operate this fleet...so does anyone out there have any insight if this is a good contract for expats or is this one to avoid ? Any feedback is appreciated.
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Old 16th May 2018, 06:03
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Keld,

Contract for Q400 is the same as for 737/767, i.e Basic salary usd 7000, housing pay usd 1250 and Perdiem usd 1200. Typically 4 legs a day, sometimes challenging airports. 20on/10off. 14 days of annual vacation. I know 2 Capts on Q400 - both seem to be reasonably happy.
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Old 4th Jun 2018, 21:53
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Anyone in the latest class of 777/787 expat skippers ?
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Old 7th Jun 2018, 10:06
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Smile B737 PIC upgrade to B777

Hello everyone,

Any suggestion (chance) for a B737 PIC (7000hrs) upgrade to B777 PIC directly.
I know few years ago Qatar can give that chance from 737 to 777. But it seems impossible now.
And my friends told me if I pay B777 type rating by myself in Ethiopian,Then Ethiopian can put me on B777 for first 500 hours. Is this true? I went through all this Ethiopian infos, no body mentioned about that. Even someone rated has to pay 1,5000 for training.
Wide-body is my dream. Can any one give me any infos. How can I get there.I can get type-rating by myself.But all the airlines they request at least 500 hours or 1000 hours.

Many thanks!
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Old 8th Jun 2018, 05:44
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Originally Posted by GTstar View Post
Hello everyone,

Any suggestion (chance) for a B737 PIC (7000hrs) upgrade to B777 PIC directly.
I know few years ago Qatar can give that chance from 737 to 777. But it seems impossible now.
And my friends told me if I pay B777 type rating by myself in Ethiopian,Then Ethiopian can put me on B777 for first 500 hours. Is this true? I went through all this Ethiopian infos, no body mentioned about that. Even someone rated has to pay 1,5000 for training.
Wide-body is my dream. Can any one give me any infos. How can I get there.I can get type-rating by myself.But all the airlines they request at least 500 hours or 1000 hours.

Many thanks!

Sorry, but forget that. You won't go on 777 unless you join ET with at least 500 PIC on777 . There is a seniority list here, and lots of 737/767 skippers in line, waiting for a move to 777/787
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Old 8th Jun 2018, 06:19
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Originally Posted by MD80767 Driver View Post
Sorry, but forget that. You won't go on 777 unless you join ET with at least 500 PIC on777 . There is a seniority list here, and lots of 737/767 skippers in line, waiting for a move to 777/787

Seems the only way is stay in one company many years waiting chance.
Hope not too long.

Thank you very much

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Old 8th Jun 2018, 08:09
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Hi MD80767 driver , I have been following up the Ethiopian infos since long. I am about to retire as 744 cpt , and was very interested in ET , but like you said , one need 500 pic and a type rating. My question , I have also 5000+ hrs on 767 ,
but that was about 12 years ago.. the type rating expired since long. Would ET be interested in me , when I validated that 767 type rating again on my own ? Still , the last flight ( not simulator ) would be 12 years ago... I approached ET thru its expat recruiters , but got the official requirements. For info , I have 16500 hrs total , of 5000+ on 767 and 8500+ on 744 as cpt. Would appreciate Your opinion , as You seem very up to date with whats the reality within the airline , as You fly for them. Any ideas? Best regards.
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Old 8th Jun 2018, 10:42
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Originally Posted by worldrover View Post
Anyone in the latest class of 777/787 expat skippers ?
PM sent..........
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Old 9th Jun 2018, 06:35
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Originally Posted by 7476 View Post
Hi MD80767 driver , I have been following up the Ethiopian infos since long. I am about to retire as 744 cpt , and was very interested in ET , but like you said , one need 500 pic and a type rating. My question , I have also 5000+ hrs on 767 ,
but that was about 12 years ago.. the type rating expired since long. Would ET be interested in me , when I validated that 767 type rating again on my own ? Still , the last flight ( not simulator ) would be 12 years ago... I approached ET thru its expat recruiters , but got the official requirements. For info , I have 16500 hrs total , of 5000+ on 767 and 8500+ on 744 as cpt. Would appreciate Your opinion , as You seem very up to date with whats the reality within the airline , as You fly for them. Any ideas? Best regards.
Hi there 7476, I would think, that ET would want to consider you. Your 767 time is a long time ago, but your 744 time would make a move to 767 a breeze. I'll PM you with an email address. Brgds,
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Old 9th Jul 2018, 03:25
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My commute would be to the USA and see most of the flights stop in Lome Togo? I'm really interested in going more for the adventure than anything. I have previously experienced in Africa.
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Old 17th Jul 2018, 12:28
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Are there any 777/787 ladies and gents from the UK that can shed some light on the tax situation. Are you able to take the salary back to the UK tax free due to the dual taxation agreement? Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 18th Jul 2018, 23:33
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Originally Posted by Bola1 View Post
My commute would be to the USA and see most of the flights stop in Lome Togo? I'm really interested in going more for the adventure than anything. I have previously experienced in Africa.
ET flies to the US as follows:
- ADD-Lome-Newark
- ADD-Abidjan-Newark
- ADD-Dublin-Washington Dulles
- ADD-Dublin-Chicago
- ADD-Dublin-Los Angeles

If Toronto is an option for connections, it also does ADD-Dublin-Toronto
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Old 19th Jul 2018, 01:45
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Originally Posted by GTstar View Post
Hello everyone,

Any suggestion (chance) for a B737 PIC (7000hrs) upgrade to B777 PIC directly.
I know few years ago Qatar can give that chance from 737 to 777. But it seems impossible now.
And my friends told me if I pay B777 type rating by myself in Ethiopian,Then Ethiopian can put me on B777 for first 500 hours. Is this true? I went through all this Ethiopian infos, no body mentioned about that. Even someone rated has to pay 1,5000 for training.
Wide-body is my dream. Can any one give me any infos. How can I get there.I can get type-rating by myself.But all the airlines they request at least 500 hours or 1000 hours.

Many thanks!
You sound awesome. Maybe you can skip a seniority number by paying for it.
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