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

Old 8th Oct 2014, 20:43
  #821 (permalink)  
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Metro Manila, Philippines
Posts: 4
Hi! Just asking the AA pilots. Is Capt Yasser Alharmi the Chief Pilot of AA? If he is, is the spelling correct, need it for my application. Thanks.
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Old 19th Oct 2014, 12:23
  #822 (permalink)  
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Earth
Posts: 148
New destination for Air Arabia:

Air Arabia to fly to Tbilisi
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Old 23rd Nov 2014, 11:36
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Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Asia
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Hi Guys, I am considering joining AA as a Capt and would be grateful for some info.
1. I gather you are flying close to 100 hrs a month. Does it get very tiring? Do you get adequate rest between flights to recuperate?

2. How many days off do you get in a month? (Mandatory and otherwise).

3. Do you have any interline agreements for ZED travel?

4. How is the flying environment? Any feeling of someone looking over your shoulder all the time?? Read somewhere on the thread that there have been instances of Captains being downgraded to F/O. Any truth in that?

5. Finally, is living in Sharjah a possible option and is it similar to living in Dubai?
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Old 2nd May 2015, 09:29
  #824 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: VXXX
Posts: 46
@safeflyer2, Did you end up getting a call or joining G9? Any inputs?
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Old 3rd May 2015, 06:10
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@ituribushbaby Thank you

How expensive is living in Sharjah/Dubai - regular accommodation for two?

7-10 Offs a month is not too bad, can they be taken together or so - to make that trip back home? (FDTL allowing, of course)
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Old 6th May 2015, 15:23
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Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Spain
Posts: 33
How expensive is living in Sharjah/Dubai - regular accommodation for two?
Check dubizzle.com for the accommodation. Depends on your needs and will to drive prices vary a lot.

7-10 Offs a month is not too bad, can they be taken together or so - to make that trip back home? (FDTL allowing, of course)
You can't pair them unless you take annual leave I which case they are added 5 days to your leave. Some new options like 6/2 on/off seems to work for some. Around here thinks can be negotiated a bit.

Depending what deal you get its not bad. It all depends on your expectations and options elsewhere. It's my 7th year and probably will stick for a while still. However I have seen many come and go
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Old 9th Aug 2015, 09:10
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Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: United Arab Emirates
Posts: 1
Can any one tell me whats next after AirArabia final interview?? The medical process and everything thank [email protected]
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Old 18th Aug 2015, 06:20
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Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 1
MPL Air arabia

Hey Guys!
I have an Indian CPL/IR multi-engine licence,recently got selected for air arabia MPL program for second officer position,how much is the training time?,I have read some of your reviews, should i be worried?. Honest answers needed!!
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Old 18th Aug 2015, 16:42
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Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Global
Posts: 96
Living in Sharjah is really a pain the a** if you are not used to live in shitty places... I went to air Arabia offices time ago for the interview and the first impression was terrible. I do not know why, but I was expecting the typical extra new, extra clean extra big building... And of course I couldn't believe where I was once I got there... Small, dirty, furniture aged middle 60s, looked they were just moving in with lot of packages in the corridors and in the offices but it was not! I was just expecting to be bitten by a rat..
For the written test they did not have enough computers for everyone (we were 5..) so they tried to look for some extra laptop... I do not need and Alienware but for god sake some buttons were missing and the touchpad was working too bad..
Having a look around, I just had a bad feeling, offices are close to the airport.

I couldn't go and live there, it is just 30 min away from Dubai but it looks like it is 1000 years behind..

It was not for me. I did not take it.
Good luck
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Old 5th Sep 2015, 04:03
  #830 (permalink)  
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: mel
Age: 48
Posts: 12
Air Arabia Morocco

hi all,

I'm considering commuting from casa to the Iberian peninsula on the 3 weeks on 1 week off contract. (A320 DEC)
so could someone let me know if its possible to go home on your days off during the 3 weeks. (2 plus in a row)
how's the flying?

any other pertinent thoughts or advice?

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Old 8th Sep 2015, 15:54
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Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: unknown
Posts: 18
Air Arabia Morocco

Any chance of changing base for a FO From Sharjah to Morocco?
Thank you
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Old 28th Sep 2015, 09:24
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Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: sydney
Posts: 58
Tech exam

Can some one please PM the type rated tech exam for assessment . I would appreciate your time and an effort. Thanks n happy landingds
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Old 28th Sep 2015, 12:00
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Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Everywhere
Age: 46
Posts: 42
Where is the web page to apply for pilot position

Hi Guys, Im looking for some information about the application page since in its career page is down.

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Old 8th Oct 2015, 15:36
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Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Saudi Arabia
Age: 26
Posts: 7
hi guys ive heared that they improved the contracts for F\Os ? any idea about the increment in the salary ?
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Old 10th Oct 2015, 22:46
  #835 (permalink)  
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Belgium
Age: 43
Posts: 3
Zero hours A320 accepted?

Hi Guys!

Does someone know if AA hire freshly A320 type rated pilots with less than 1000Hrs TT?

Thanks in advance for your help!
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Old 11th Oct 2015, 14:57
  #836 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: unknown
Posts: 18
They only hire captains. I don't think you have a chance there.
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Old 23rd Mar 2016, 09:47
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Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Up north
Posts: 1,644
Just got mass email from agency. 6 month contract, 7.800 all inclusive, and before tax in your home country I guess? 9 days off, 6 in a row.

This industry is really turning in to an all low cost, low pay, low life industry.

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Old 23rd Mar 2016, 11:22
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Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Al tube.
Posts: 433
I just got the same mass email, are they really going to get takers with those terms on a temporary contract? Personally I can't see why anyone would be interested who meets their stipulated criteria.
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Old 23rd Mar 2016, 17:18
  #839 (permalink)  
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Dzherzhinsky Square
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I have a hunch the agencies are in cahoots in the race to the bottom....who knows what they are skimming off the top. They are part of the problem for sure and my dealings with them has led me to firmly believe they are TOTALLY USELESS and couldn't give a flying fig about you. Much better to try and deal direct.
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Old 24th Mar 2016, 08:01
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Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Al tube.
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The agencies are defiantly out for themselves and yes, I agree, dealing direct is far better if given the choice.
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