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luxfreight 16th Aug 2006 16:42

Hey,Santa's slave - a v.v accurate discription of Cargolux life -Well done.:ok:

For others Airbus to B747-400 conversion should present no problems!!

CR2 16th Aug 2006 21:08

Point 6.

Look at your seniority. You get 1 guaranteed flight per year & the rest is seniority. I have 17 years seniority, so if it comes to a pissing contest, I usually win (also have 3 kids).

However, am usually (depending on manners) to discuss things (ie make a deal). I however, got burned with that recently. Agreed with the travel office to delay a family positioning to help another guy. Still waiting for the thank you that I will never get.

:hmm:

Buster Hyman 16th Aug 2006 22:31

Hey! We never bumped anyone off in Melbourne during my time!!!:suspect:

Oh and Ratty...I believe you conceded the last pissing contest to me....:hmm:


;)

CR2 17th Aug 2006 08:56

Well, I had to. You're bigger than me.

:ouch:

Buster Hyman 17th Aug 2006 12:13


Well, I had to. You're bigger than me.
http://www.clicksmilies.com/s0105/spezial/Fool/bis.gif

(I'm going to frame that!):ok:

ray cosmic 17th Aug 2006 17:50

..But that's all only for using the company aircraft.
Family also has standby travel possibilities with other carriers, right?
Is it actually possible to arrange a standby ticket for other carriers adhoc on the occasion you're stuck out there somewhere?

TheRednosedReindeer 18th Aug 2006 20:19

Travel with other airlines
 
Well, I forgot about that aspect.

The groups of persons that can travel on our A/C is strictly defined in the OPS manual. It includes a.o. family members of employees, but not crews from other airlines. Slightly longer story why that is so...

For that reason, other airlines are generally reluctant in granting us deals, because they don't get anything from us.
That's why we are very grateful for the few deals there are, but those don't get you very far when you'd really need them.

So when you take your wife on a trip, you have to consider the worst case. If she has time and is indepentent (speaks English a.o.), she might just wait for the next CV flight. But if you need to get her out quicker, you're gonna buy her a biz-class ticket one-way, taking up easily half your month's salary. If you get a cheaper deal - fine, but don't count on it. Time to sort things out could be very limited, too.

I've always been lucky so far (5 times total):) , but there's always a chance it goes wrong.

acmi48 18th Aug 2006 21:21

cv actually made a huge effort especially due to the CAO issue amonst others to get permission to allow its staff and their family members to travel together on our a/c ,even today we face growing pressure from regulatory authorties on this issue. we are indeed lucky in this respect as few other all cargo airlines have this facility. good enough reason to keep it to ourselves and not invite others onboard.

cargoflyer 22nd Aug 2006 07:47


Originally Posted by acmi48
cv actually made a huge effort especially due to the CAO issue amonst others to get permission to allow its staff and their family members to travel together on our a/c ,even today we face growing pressure from regulatory authorties on this issue. we are indeed lucky in this respect as few other all cargo airlines have this facility. good enough reason to keep it to ourselves and not invite others onboard.


plus you forgot to mention that your chances of getting a confirmed seat have dramtaically increased since 01/01/06, or :yuk: :yuk: :yuk:

wonder how long it will take until you folks will join the "other-side" and pay for your bloody vacation tickets and also no longer enjoy the upper-deck-travel :E :hmm:

Rippa 23rd Aug 2006 18:40

Hello all,

Does anybody know if there are any Brazilians at Cargolux? I am a Brazilian pilot and recently heard a Cargolux on the ATC speaking in perfect Portuguese at REC (on final app). I am trying to get in touch with that guy to ask some questions...if someone knows him, please PM !

Regards

CR2 24th Aug 2006 06:57

Rippa, we have a couple of Portuguese guys & gals, but not Brazilian to the best of my knowledge.

Rippa 24th Aug 2006 14:36

Thanks for your help Bigiron and CR2,

I really want to work at Cargolux someday, and getting info from a Brazilian would help me a lot...I believe that the guy I mentioned on the previous message is really a Brazilian...he didnít have a Portuguese accent (the difference in accent is similar to an Irish vs a N.american). I will try to contact him and work some issues to be eligible for the job (Italian passport, JAA license, etc...). I have a couple of years to build up some hours and be more "competitive"... At this time I am 27 years old, 2.100TT (1.900 airline time), type rated on the B727/B737EFIS/737NG/A319/A320, and probably in the near future will get a A330 type rate. Hope to see you gays some day...

Regards

Flightwatch 24th Aug 2006 18:02


Originally Posted by Rippa
Hope to see you gays some day...
Regards

You too Sweetie!;)

v1r8 24th Aug 2006 18:02


Originally Posted by Rippa
Hope to see you gays some day...
Regards

Yeah.... I bet they can't wait to fly a 20-day trip with you!

V1.:p

nose door 24th Aug 2006 21:02

yeh, we have a few brazilians, but they never seem to get to (the)finals!!!:ugh: oh and there is the odd monaco, amazon, etc:)

Rippa 25th Aug 2006 01:47

Ops...sorry about that gUys...hehehehe

regards

Otto Matic 16th Sep 2006 09:40

Hi guys,

A lot of excellent information about cargolux here. I'm hoping for an interview with them soon. I understand the assessment day is held in Saarlouis at IBF. Has anyone been there recently? Any preparation tips are always appreciated! Thanks, all the best.

Otto Matic 21st Sep 2006 20:11

Fair Enough, my mistake!!:O

CR2 23rd Oct 2006 06:49

Was chatting to one of out training Capts yesterday; he said we're hiring 4 co-pilots a month at the moment.

Buster Hyman 24th Oct 2006 12:04

At that rate, you'll need more Loco-Bloko's Ratty!


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