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Air Arabia - all you need to know about it (threads merged)

Old 16th Jun 2014, 05:18
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Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Asia
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thanks fernandez does that mean you get to see the sunrise quite often?
thats why i left the gulf months ago and i still can't get a continuous night sleep
looking for gigs where passengers don't fly at night.
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Old 26th Jun 2014, 06:09
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Join Date: Oct 2011
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So anyone have good things to say about Air Arabia?

I was under the impression that sharjah was a fair bit cheaper to live than dubai itself?
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Old 3rd Jul 2014, 21:49
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Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Saudi Arabia
Age: 25
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Alpha assesment

hey guys, im thinking of going through their MPL program but im little afraid of the Selection Assessment, does any body have any useful information about it, specially about the aptitude tests and the panel interview ? .
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Old 6th Jul 2014, 06:38
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Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Saudi Arabia
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Exclamation

Avoid this setup completely. Cabin Crew are doing 60-80 hours per month and total salary does not even cover decent accommodation, as it not provided by the company. Most of cabin crew are living in sharing accommodation in some cases 4 people in 2 bedroom apartments. Deposit for accommodation to be paid by your self, which will eat away big chunk of your salaries or invest your savings. Sectors India, bangladesh, pakistan etc, mainly low paid construction workers flying and extremely hard work, Expect to clean lavatories at least 6 times a day with filth all over the place. Management does not care about well being of cabin crew, people within the company are disgruntled with conditions. All shots are being called by M.J. (who has complete disregard for everyone and pretends to be the brain behind success of Air Arabia, Mr. Nobody idiot). I know this as i had my very good friend working there, now she works for Etihad but before she left MJ decided not to honor the terms of contract signed. Avoid AA and avoid Idiot MJ
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Old 31st Jul 2014, 15:15
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at 100 h/month, you get busted soon, and what then?
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Old 31st Jul 2014, 16:46
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is the 6/2 roster implemented? im getting offers with condition improvements.
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Old 31st Jul 2014, 17:09
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Join Date: Jun 2004
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Any info regarding AA Maroc ? Roster , base etc...
There is any bond for type rated captain ? Heard this rumor.
Tks..
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Old 1st Aug 2014, 03:21
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Join Date: Jun 2014
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They are known to keep changing terms and duration of contract. 6/2 is wat they say now but will they honor it?
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Old 2nd Aug 2014, 08:53
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at 100 h/month, you get busted soon, and what then?
Then you get restricted on the 900 hrs in a year rule and you roster shows OFF the whole month you get paid yes ...just no flying or duty pay.

(This could be different for those on temporary contract...what i say holds good only for those on permanent contract!)

is the 6/2 roster implemented? im getting offers with condition improvements.
6/2 ? no idea about it...maybe being offered to new joiners but as of now nothing to existing folks.
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Old 6th Aug 2014, 20:46
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Join Date: Mar 2009
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Can someone advise how many hours is a Captain flying per month and on average,what would he take home with current pay?

Can you stay in Dubai and still get housing allowance or has the rule changed recently and one has to stay in Sharjah to get the same?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 12th Aug 2014, 17:41
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Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Dubai
Age: 28
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So I'm planning to join the AA MPL course in September.
Anyone else?
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Old 13th Aug 2014, 12:18
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Join Date: Jul 2014
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Can you stay in Dubai and still get housing allowance or has the rule changed recently and one has to stay in Sharjah to get the same?
Yes...a bulk of the pilots stay in DXB (mostly Mirdiff or Silicon oasis areas)
however beware...recently they made Ras Al khaima...a "home base" which means you will be rostered for flights out of RAK as well...and your check in is at RAK ops.

Expect to fly 95 to 100 hrs a month due to current shortages. Average salary for capt might be around 48 to 55K including housing, transport, uniform etc...depends on how much you fly.
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Old 14th Aug 2014, 05:46
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Join Date: Mar 2009
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Thumbs up

Thanks Kenai for the heads up.
I have stayed in DXB many times but don't have an idea about RAK.
Will try to find out more details and make a calculated decision ......if they offer me a job
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Old 19th Aug 2014, 09:55
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Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Danmark
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Interview with AA

Hi folks, was many year captain on BizJets, now flying A 320 as FO, got post from AA to fill out forms, they are desperate to hire.
Anybody scheduled for interview or just recently did it?
Could you please send me some info about interview, working conditions, posibility about DirectEntryCaptain, roster (do they offer 4-6 weeks on and then 1or 2 weeks off?)
Any information welcome, thanks
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Old 29th Aug 2014, 10:27
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Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: England
Posts: 14
Hi everyone,

Has anyone done the Air Arabia training programme with Alpha Aviation?

If so could you please tell me how you got on and how much you spent on the course?

And if you did get the magical 1500hrs that they promise?

I'm looking to apply and would like some insider information.

Thanks,

Sheep
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Old 30th Aug 2014, 09:04
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Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: AROUND THE WORLD
Age: 35
Posts: 32
Dear
Can anyone tell me the recent salaries for first officers (not alpha)with 1000 hrs on type ..?
detailed info is highly appreciated.
Best regards
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Old 7th Oct 2014, 03:35
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Join Date: Feb 2012
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Posts: 5
Angry

Not Enough ,you will be a slave and forget about upgrade.
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Old 7th Oct 2014, 20:49
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Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Panama
Age: 39
Posts: 29
Website down

Hello guys

It seems the link for the applications is under maintenance and you are unable to send your CV or apply online.

Anyone knows if they are still hiring? If so, how is the process and what I can expect?

Appreciate any info from actual AA pilots.

Thanks in advance
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Old 8th Oct 2014, 00:57
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Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Dubai
Posts: 9
As far as I know they're focused on hiring Captain's only. Most of the recruitment now comes in from their partner flight training school. So that's allot of F.O's to fill the slots.
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Old 8th Oct 2014, 20:05
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Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: AD
Posts: 1
Talking Air Arabia Cabin Crew Salary & Benefits

Hey guys,

I received an invitation for a Cabin Crew position for AA, can anyone tell me how much is the salary they are giving? and if they are providing accommodation? I heard that AA is a low-cost Airline based in SHJ, so i think salary would be less? right? can anyone help me?
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