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737 command or long haul FO

Old 6th Jul 2019, 17:48
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Originally Posted by tomuchwork View Post
For some feeder airline with no realistic chance to join the mainline? Same goes for Shamrock.
Bonkers comment.
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Old 7th Jul 2019, 08:38
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I think tomuchwork really explained it well.
We could talk about this topic for decades but we need to be aware that there is no right or wrong answer to this topic, only you know what would make you happy.
I've worked with captains doing hardcore charter long hauls for ages and still enjoying it, others burning out after a few months, others flying in ME/ASIA and being happy about it, others looking for a rope. Long haul and short haul are two completely different jobs, without considering contract terms and the financial aspect that I have no competence to talk about.
To a personal question there is a personal answer, related to what you want from your life (there are also other things than flying).
Then from here and from your direct experience/friends/impressions after visiting the ME or whatever, you can set your conclusions.
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Old 7th Jul 2019, 19:43
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Thanks Anto. Where I am at the moment, I have zero life! I literally live to work. So I think I may as well go LH and actually see something while at work. A lot of people complain about never getting days off or working long weeks, but I genuinely want to be at work. I know it's sad but hey ho. Cheers for that reply.
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Old 8th Jul 2019, 09:52
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Originally Posted by PorridgeStirrer View Post

Bonkers comment.
I second this.
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Old 16th Jul 2019, 04:37
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just to say that you’ve got few good reply, and here my suggestion along with my point of view.
In my opinion You still too young and you’re curiousity Is far beyond to stay where you are.
Long haul is not easy and depends of the type of Operator...long duties, if Cargo, no cabin crews, sometimes minimum rest, and you will fly from East to West , from Cold to Hot and so on...but in the same time you’ll be able to satisfy your curiousity as long haul flight are completely different from medium haul and you will learn a lot, much more notion and different procedures and a Heavy aircarft. Time for the upgrade depends on the operator, and the hours of longhaul and heavy you got under your belt.
Once you get upgraded be sure you will never go back.
On the other side you have un Upgrade which is always good but if i understood you re not completely satisfied. Then remember an important point, now you’ve got your age from your side later on if you decide to leave after the upgrade you may be stucked there and if you still want to tey the longhaul you’ll have to take again the righ seat with much more white hair.
Think carefully and no matter the money or the left/right seat...do what you feel and like, only in this way you’ll be able to go flying satisfied with an interior peace.
if you ask me, I will go for it( Long haul and Heavy)😉
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Old 26th Aug 2019, 08:09
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Originally Posted by scenicflyer View Post
richardthethird that's a load of BS, the training in Ryr is second to none and I've flown with older guys who had command at BA, Emirates, Qatar, etc and they are no better (in some cases actually worse IMHO) than the young Ryanair-produced captains.

Hahahahaha... Brilliant. Thanks.
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