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Old 19th Oct 2009, 10:11
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oh pleeease!!

Can we dispense with the sing a long and get back to the subject. Before someone gets up and starts singing "Danny boy"
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Old 19th Oct 2009, 12:50
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Ohhhh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
The summer's gone, and all the flowers are dying
'tis you, 'tis you must go and I must bide.

But come you back when summer's in the meadow
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow
'tis I'll be there in sunshine or in shadow
Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so.
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Old 19th Oct 2009, 14:43
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well not sure if this means anything about the coming shortage of pilots at EK, but my future RSV month has been canceled until further notice due to operational reasons. Flew with a captain who also received the same email.
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Old 19th Oct 2009, 15:02
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Theories as to why a RSV month would be cancelled?
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Old 19th Oct 2009, 15:40
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Fair enough, but doesn't having a lot of people on RSV give them greater flexability?
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Old 19th Oct 2009, 15:47
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Fair enough, but doesn't having a lot of people on RSV give them greater flexability?
Only if, in the planning stage, they can put a bum on any seat required.
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Old 19th Oct 2009, 18:10
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..reserve month cancelled??

Don't know if there is actually anyone planning anything. I, and many others (Capt's and F/O's) were on the receiving end of an email in August that had our reserve month pulled FORWARD from early 2010 to October/November.....for OPERATIONAL reasons.

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Old 19th Oct 2009, 20:18
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Same for me: rsv in Jan 10, pulled forward to Nov 09 ...

From a good source, however, the "departed" this year are in the low forties.
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Old 22nd Oct 2009, 01:03
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From Long range Ted's mouth...highest number of resignations in one month for EK happened in Sep 09 when 14 put their notice in.

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Old 22nd Oct 2009, 07:39
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... well, if LR says that's the true figure, it must be right then.

... right?
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Old 23rd Oct 2009, 12:01
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Must be one of the lucky 40.

No job to go to but just had enough of the rubbish. Next months roster is absolute garbage.

Good luck boys, not much left here.
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Old 25th Oct 2009, 07:35
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My friend left August 12th of this year and at his exit interview Helena White told him at that time that 85 pilots have left EK so far. That includes the sackings but going foward 3 months the number has to be over 100 by now.
When the German frieght B-777 airline starts taking our pilots it will get close to 125 for the year in the worst economic downturn in generations.
On a side note any word on the Stasi masquarding as asst chief pilot Boeing is going back to East Germany to fly for Aero-Logic? Good ridance
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Old 26th Oct 2009, 04:42
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calling all A380 pilots

Sorry Heathrow but I think SGT Shultz is here to stay, appears he, and one of his former peers in management at Aerologic don't get on. EGT wanted a management slot which wasn't to be so as far as I know his here to stay. Give the old SGT a break at least he replies to your emails, and is probably the only person who does anything useful in there.

Regarding numbers I confirm the 130plus guys, see my post on another thread.

And theres more, 2 out of the 3 FOs I flew with last have either resigned, or are waiting on course dates to resign, and the other one that isn't leaving has several job offers so is not about to take anymore s#@t.

And lastly rumour has it that Korean are offering 20kUSD a month for direct entry A380 Captains....if thats true it could be a problem for the three ring circus (AAR, TCAS, and the horse)
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Old 26th Oct 2009, 07:45
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KAL A380 rumours are just that, dont get too excited.
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Old 26th Oct 2009, 12:02
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...........allaru.........come on buddy ! That post doesn't count......you down to 57 posts mate ! How can you even post that "rumour", 20kUSD for A380 skippers ......gees mate you might as well have included the one on Cinderella, Bambi...blah blah.

Let's disseminate usefull info wenever we can ........otherwise let's not put a "journos kiss" on resignations at Ek. True people are leaving EK ........but too much sensationalization makes it tabloid trash......and deprives readers of useful info.
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Old 26th Oct 2009, 16:20
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Judging by the numbers of EK guys interviewing at KAL over the coming weeks it may well be a realistic resignation figure. Good luck to the 5 interviewing this week and the 15 so far with interviews booked for next month. From a reliable source at KAL.
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Old 26th Oct 2009, 18:18
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Korean A380

Check this out

Korean Air expands A380 aircraft order
19 February 2008

Korean Air is expanding its A380 fleet with the purchase of three more A380 aircraft. This firm order is in addition to the five A380 aircraft ordered by Korean Air in 2003.

Starting in 2010, Korean Air will introduce the A380 on high density traffic routes from Seoul to the US west coast, with subsequent destinations likely to include cities on the US east coast and Europe. Deliveries to Korean Air for the three additional aircraft are scheduled to take place in 2012 and 2013.

With Korean Air's additional order, Airbus has 192 firm orders, from 16 customers for the A380 programme.

"Our decision to purchase the A380 aircraft is in line with our vision to become a global leading carrier providing the best quality of service to our passengers," said Yang Ho Cho, Chairman and CEO of Korean Air. "The A380 is a comfortable, environment-friendly aircraft for the 21st century and it will enable Korean Air to provide Excellence in Flight to our customers."

John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer Customers, added: "We greatly value our partnership with Korean Air, and it is particularly satisfying to see our first and oldest customer outside Europe confirming his confidence in the A380 for its fleet renewal and growth strategy. The advanced technology and eco-efficient A380 will provide Korean Air with lower operating costs, greater range and outstanding new standards of comfort for its passengers".

Airbus' relationship with Korean Air dates back to 1974, when the airline became Airbus' first customer outside Europe. Today, the carrier remains one of Airbus' largest customers in the region, having previously placed orders for 51 widebody types comprising 32 A300s and 19 A330s.

Being greener, cleaner, quieter and smarter, the A380 is already setting new standards for air transport and the environment. The A380 has unmatched fuel efficiency, consuming less than three litres per passenger per 100 kilometres. Its new-generation engines and superb aerodynamic performance mean that the A380 not only complies with today's noise limits, it is also significantly quieter than any other large aircraft flying today and produces only half as much noise on take-off and landing than the former largest commercial aircraft.

The A380 has the quietest cabin in the sky, offers more comfort in every class and more space for all. The aircraft's efficiency and advanced technologies result in outstanding economics, superior performance and high operational flexibility. The A380 also provides vital extra passenger capacity without increasing the number of flights. Compared to the former largest commercial aircraft, the A380 seats over 40 percent more passengers in a typical three-class, 525-seat configuration - with seat-mile costs 20 percent lower and range capability over 1,000 nautical miles longer.

Airbus is an EADS Company.
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Old 27th Oct 2009, 13:29
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so what...EK captains make around 20K US..
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Old 27th Oct 2009, 13:52
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Payscale, dream on buddy!
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Old 27th Oct 2009, 15:42
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( EK ) Try @ 12-14 k US and dont get into this including housing amd education thing again

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