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Old 9th Aug 2007, 09:06
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Gulf Air New Package

Any news with regards to Gulf Air coming up with a new Package.
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Old 9th Aug 2007, 09:27
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Plenty of rumours but no hard evidence yet. I will believe it only when i tear open, maybe?, 1 of my last GF payslips.
People are talking of around a BD500 increment. Let's hope gotta send the wife & kids on holiday.
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Old 9th Aug 2007, 23:52
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i gotta say if it's anything like rumour says it will be, i'm moving out of the masalaama list. but it's gotta be good....wonder if danger money need to be included for flying gf's aircraft in the state they're in?
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Old 10th Aug 2007, 03:09
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You can not buy true happiness with money.

As for me, I will remain in Massalamaa list (after all I opened that thread) no matter how much money they cough up. I am not a prostitute that will stay in your hotel room after receiving extra 5BD, 50BD, 500BD, 5000BD (THE AMOUNT OF IT DEPENDS ON WHAT CLASS OF PROSTITUTE YOU ARE)

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Old 10th Aug 2007, 05:30
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new game in the middle east...

After the rumor of salary improvement for GF pilots, there is another one in EY explaning that EY management is just staring at GF: How are they going to try preventing their pilots from joining EY in increasing the salaries...?
Rumor says then that it could be the start of a higher bid at the end of 2007 from EY and.... should be not only by 200BD...
Anyhow it looks definetely like airlines are going to increase seriously pilots salaries in the Middle East... Qatar is already offering a very nice package and is willing to open a base in Bahrain for the GF guys ready to make the jump!
wait and see,
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Old 10th Aug 2007, 05:31
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After the last set of rumors made their way around back around a few months ago (which left a number of people very disappointed when the facts came out), I think I'll rather just push it out of my mind, stare mindlessly at the clouds as they pass by, and wait and see what happens.

These days, any one of the many juicy Gulf Air rumors, plus a dinar and the presentation of your Gulf Air ID will get you a cup of coffee at Costa's.
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Old 10th Aug 2007, 08:10
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This one reportedly to be the one put forward by the task force, or at least closer to those figures than the last offering...wait and see..fingers crossed
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Old 10th Aug 2007, 08:32
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Might be nice for the guys staying, but it's kinda like closing the barn door after the horse's have left. Wonder where the Dinar's came from, last time they told us the company absolutely dosen't have any more money for package increases.

In any case as previoulsy stated guys are leaving for reasons other than the money at this point. Any package improvememnt designed at stemming the flow out needs to address rostering, staff travel, and of course the current state of the fleet before you're going to keep significant numbers of pilots from leaving.
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Old 10th Aug 2007, 10:54
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This is not entirely true. many pilots changed their mind after the first package specially bahraini and the new package will stop few more. our staff travel needs big improvement but changing career because of that is bit exaggeration.
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Old 10th Aug 2007, 11:22
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Gulf Air badly needs an efficient cockpit crew welfare officer like they had back in 1975.
This man attended to all the hassle pilots face on their days off trying to administer their Gulf Air admin problems into a partime office system that is closed for nearly three days a week and only open for a few very inefficient hours the rest..if you are lucky and the wind is 40knts and the surface temperature Bahrain is minus five C!
Needless to say this man was never replaced after he resigned to again move Eastwards to Dxb...he attended to everythying properly and proptly and pilots had nothying to worry about regarding houseing/leave tickets/getting amendments etc....he was a God send.
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Old 10th Aug 2007, 11:38
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Many of the Bahraini's were not leaving period. They made a lot of noise (can't blame them) about leaving and I know several who said that if GF did not met the competition they would leave. They are still here.

At this point GF is trying to keep its experienced expats, FO's and young Bahraini's (some of who are decising whether GF is a good future career).

As Tbay said - the other issues overwhelm many and corruption in all areas, especially rostering/planning, are still not solved. With the loss of SG and JM rostering will get even worse. To the point, imo, if you are not a connected habibi you will work like a slave with little chance of the plums in the sked.
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Old 10th Aug 2007, 21:38
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Well i'm leaving primarily because of rostering, and things like staff travel, not a career change, but definitly an employer change, and money isn't on top of my list....and i'm sure there are others just like me. You may keep some people with a pay increase, but certainly not all without addressing the other issues.
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Old 11th Aug 2007, 15:50
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i'm staying for the money if it's any good. after that, they still need a hell of a lot of improvements in other areas. the money is for keeping up with the market's going rates for pilots and putting up with the crap that only the sandpit dishes out admirably well.
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Old 11th Aug 2007, 16:03
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"and putting up with the crap that only the sandpit dishes out admirably well. "


not saying that Gf or the gulf carriers are treating everyone well at all but to say they are the only ones PLEASE so nieve. ALL over the world you will find pilots that are unhappy about their conditions pay and treatment some of it is justified some just BS. GF is not the only F****ed up airline that has been mismanaged and ruined employee moral come to think of it it's hard to think of an airline where people are happy...ummm makes you wonder
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Old 11th Aug 2007, 16:07
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let me rephrase that, desertspoon..just for you.
they all dish it out, but gf does it admirably well.
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Old 11th Aug 2007, 16:44
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brassplate,
i would not argue with that at all. Just a little worn out by all the over the top negativism around makes u want to jump off a cliff.
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Old 11th Aug 2007, 16:52
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they only needed to treat us as guests in their country, here to work for an honest buck...
but no, they couldn't help themselves. nepotism, unfairness, downright rudeness gets the better of them.
ok, when's this new package supposed to be announced? someone mentioned it's more stalling tactics.

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Old 12th Aug 2007, 05:59
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Gulf Air plans salary increase

MANAMA: Gulf Air will soon announce a salary increase for its employees, it was revealed last night. Company sources told our sister paper Akhbar Al Khaleej that the airline also planned to pay the one per cent unemployment beneifit tax on behalf of its employees. An announcement to this effect will be made in the next few weeks. Sources said the airline's move aimed to keep experienced workers under its wings.
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Old 12th Aug 2007, 08:31
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MANAMA: Gulf Air will soon announce a salary increase for its employees, it was revealed last night.
They were suppose to announce so today. This coming straight from the HOFO's office.

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Old 12th Aug 2007, 08:42
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An announcement to this effect will be made in the next few weeks.
Well only time will tell I guess....

Sources said the airline's move aimed to keep experienced workers under its wings.
Hasn't the horse already bolted?
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