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Old 7th Oct 2009, 10:36
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Good luck to you. I resigned after 5 years there...and the list is getting bigger by the day...cheers
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Old 7th Oct 2009, 14:52
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Your post made me feel a little uncomfortable. Can you tell me your opinion about Etihad and the life there....Your help is much appreciated!!!
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Old 7th Oct 2009, 15:03
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MTR,
welcome.
I suggest you read this discussion:

http://www.pprune.org/middle-east/24...need-know.html

There are about 50 pages to read so it could take a while but there is a wealth of info and opininons to be found. as the discussion dates from 2003 you will be able to get an idea how things have changed over the years.

For your information, there is a pool of 320 captains of about 12 guys who interviewed last year and I dont think there is any plan to empty the pool soon. I might be wrong.

There is also a pool of 320 FO's who is being emptied as we speak.

I have a few friends working at EY and they all like it very much. but of course you ll read here about some people who dislike it.

good luck
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Old 7th Oct 2009, 15:36
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MAny thanks Savyboy!!!
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Old 7th Oct 2009, 19:56
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EY is looking for pilot

hey

it looks they start to hire pilots again? Can someone confirm this Intel! Thanks
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Old 8th Oct 2009, 03:33
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No DEC's officialy but soon to change
If you have advertised minimum then you fit in, where ever you are coming from.
+ 80 hours a month with bad roster stability
Schooling, xpensive but level seems to be fair to good.
Leave days 42 inclusive of week-ends and public holidays, bidding system is a nightmare.
there are no block of mandatory OFF days, planing sticks to minimum legal 7 to 8 days OFF a month, and pro rated if you have leave in the month.
Staff travel is one of the best I have ever seen on its own network, other ZED aggreements are pretty lousy and/or expensive.

Hope it helps
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Old 8th Oct 2009, 03:38
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UAE is a st hole to live in, unfair, uneducated, megalomaniac.
Of course there are jobs here, coz as soon as you realize how bad your choice was, the only idea you have is to leave this place asap, for the sake of your family and your mental sanity....

Good luck, any other opportunity anywhere else will be better !!
Salary looks attractive, but you pay hidden taxes at every corner here and cost of living is sky rocketing....
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Old 8th Oct 2009, 03:40
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Not forgetting that pollution reports from the nearby oil refineries are now going public.
Adults face more and more skin diseases, as well as breathing difficulties and children are more affected by badly maintained Air conditionning units, sand storms and pollution.
asthma and breathing related diseases are very common and increasing drastically

Good luck for your son.
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Old 8th Oct 2009, 05:40
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Well

there's a 4 4 4+
more then expected! are they looking for pilots for real or just a bad psyops!
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Old 8th Oct 2009, 21:55
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Etihad

Is there any one from Latin America in Etihad, please let me know.
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Old 8th Oct 2009, 22:09
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Very many gringos! Nice guys
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Old 9th Oct 2009, 11:50
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Many Latinos too, from Mexico all the way to Argentina. Very nice guys .
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Old 9th Oct 2009, 15:04
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Just a personal opinion about where to live, but I rate Abu Dhabi as better than Dubai. Reading Chandler Bings unhappy postings I am glad I live in Abu Dhabi where the air is comparitively cleaner than Dubai and Jebel Ali.

It isn't clear fresh Alpine air by any means, because there is a lot of sand flying around whipped up by the occassional strong wind and all the construction work going on...............oh and we are not in the Alps

People love the place, some loathe the place whilst others are ambivalent to it. If you can get here to visit I strongly suggest you do so that you can see what suits you best, rather than what suits those of us replying to you!!
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Old 9th Oct 2009, 18:10
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Agree with 'surely not".

This is by no means the perfect place, I haven't been able to find perfect yet.

Just a question for Chandler. Where don't you pay the "hidden" taxes.

In most places you pay hidden taxes (sales tax, GST/VAT, tolls, parking fees, visa fees, not to mention the banks trying to take more than everyones salary).

At least your take home pay is tax free and you dont pay 40% to the tax man (In many places you pay income tax in addition to GST/VAT).

AUH
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Old 9th Oct 2009, 19:47
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A commuting contract would suit me very well as AUH is not my home, but all in all Abu Dhabi has not been a bad place to live and as far as Etihad goes, there are lot worse companies around. Look at the recent EK threads, I thank my lucky stars when I had the choice I chose EY. Flying is interesting and most people you work with are great, the last three month has had some very horrendous flying hours, but understood it's to make leave available to the max amount to go to their homes so the rest of us picked up the slack.
I would love to leave tomorrow if I could, only because I'm in a foreign country and I would like to be back in my home country, but since there are no jobs for the moment I'm making the best of it here.
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Old 27th Oct 2009, 10:44
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etihad

any news about assessment with etihad

what type of questions , how to prepare ??

what questions can i prepare for

intervieuw and techn assessement what to expect ,,???

grtngs alt

Last edited by ALTACK; 28th Oct 2009 at 17:37.
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Old 28th Oct 2009, 05:57
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A320 entry

DEC or not, be wary of accepting contract on A320, as you may never get off it. Promises of CCQ after six months are pure fantasy. DE crew arriving on 330/340 all the time, bypassing those 320 'believers'. Beware!

Otherwise AUH reasonable place to live. I am certainly not working as hard as Chandler, only averaging 60hr/mth over last 12. Great company to work for apart from the hollow promises.... and where don't you get those?
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Old 28th Oct 2009, 08:15
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NG Kaptain,

I just love the justification posts....like I choose EY over EK. It's a big fat joke. Can't speak of lately, but EY was a flier 6 years ago and many took the job as a last resort. Also, many who failed to get through the EK interview went up to EY to find a job, like a couple on my interview. Let's not sugar coat the facts... EK has been funk only in the last year since the implosion of the markets and the speculative loses to Dubai. Abu Dhabi was viewed as the source of rescue funds for the UAE, hence the shift in confidence to EY. This is a recent development.
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Old 28th Oct 2009, 13:59
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Saltaire, please don't be so arrogant because you work for EK. I am sure a lot of pilots went to EY because they failed the EK interview, but don't forget that EY is only 6 years old and a few years ago was still a startup with all the opportunities associated with such a status in the airline BIZ: Fast upgrade, good seniority right off the bat.......So I think a lot of pilots went also to EY over EK because it was a bet that could pay off real fast. Which is what probably happened with NG..........
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Old 28th Oct 2009, 15:47
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Just the facts...as the saying goes, better lucky than good
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