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Flight deck positions at FlyDubai Master Thread - Merged

Old 16th Mar 2020, 06:26
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Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: bigland
Posts: 42
my bad, I forgot to mention this. Those that gets visa on arrival can travel except some countries. Best thing would be to contact the immigration directly. But as far as I know through my sources the recruitment will be on hold until further notice.
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Old 17th Apr 2020, 16:22
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Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Hong kong
Posts: 12
Anyone know if the pool still exists or has anyone had offers withdrawn etc. Due to Covid19?
Any update would be helpful
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Old 17th Apr 2020, 20:06
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Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Below the tropopause
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Originally Posted by decoder View Post
Can anyone advise which destinations the flight crew overnight? Or is it still predominantly out and back?
A total of 23 destinations are now a layover. That includes 1 seasonal one (Zagreb) and 4 flightdeck only layovers. The night deadheads got replaced by layovers. (flt deck only) Day time deadheads still as before. (before COVID-19 data)

So basically 1 out of every 4 destinations is a layover.
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Old 18th Apr 2020, 11:33
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Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Hong kong
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Originally Posted by decoder View Post
Thanks for that High Energy.


There are a heap of type rated pilots dumped on the market who are looking for a new home. When flydubai eventually get their Maxs they may not have to look too hard to crew them.
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looks that way
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Old 25th Apr 2020, 17:36
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Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Belfast
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Hi guys. Reading through this thread I'm aware there may be quite a few of you that have done the video interview recently. Any help on what may come up would be greatly appreciated. I know everything is on pause at the moment, but still trying to be prepared!
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Old 2nd May 2020, 18:29
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Join Date: May 2008
Location: PARIS
Posts: 16
No news for me,
I was supposed to be on interview on April.
Be patient they will call us back.
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Old 5th Jun 2020, 12:09
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Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: out of this world...
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There are rumours floating around the sandpit that more layoffs are to come, but all unsubstantiated for now... let’s hope what we saw are the last ones..
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Old 5th Jun 2020, 12:35
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Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Rome
Posts: 7
Originally Posted by High Energy View Post
misteredin2
Not sure about the costs but the exams are done inhouse after you are hired. As far as I know. Things change from time to time but maybe someone with even better knowledge might now the latest score,
thanks a lot!
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Old 6th Jun 2020, 13:37
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Join Date: May 2011
Location: shenzen
Age: 40
Posts: 327
Originally Posted by Newcomer2 View Post
Emirates has just started the layoffs. Pilots under training and probation so far. Letter sent today.
That's pretty bad because these guys will have resigned from previous jobs to take Emirates. Now Emirates put them on the street. A better solution could have been found.
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Old 6th Jun 2020, 16:04
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Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: uae
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What would you suggest ?
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Old 6th Jun 2020, 17:10
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Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Varna
Posts: 77
I guess everyone who changes airline to improve lifestyle and career path is aware of risks, especially while on probation. The best solution is to dismiss training/probation and keep pilots who showed loyalty and were part of team for years...
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Old 7th Jun 2020, 09:02
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Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Germany
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The new hires may still qualify for unemployment benefits in their home country, which may well not be the case for longer term expats. It may not be a lot but health insurance and a basic income may be very welcome until things look up. The least bad solution is probably job-sharing, that way the airline gets to keep qualified and experienced crew and the individual pilots get some time away from the sandpit.
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Old 7th Jun 2020, 09:48
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Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: 🐫
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Meetings are being held today with new joiners and those still training on their way out.
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Old 7th Jun 2020, 11:57
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Join Date: Aug 2016
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Flydubai of course. A hotel is being used, I’m hearing it is also a mixed bag of pilots to which I don’t know the criteria they are using.
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Old 7th Jun 2020, 20:43
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Join Date: May 2017
Location: AOG
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is this info correct as well?

https://www.arabianaerospace.aero/fl...ouncement.html
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 13:39
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Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: south
Posts: 26
Hi! any news about fly dubai?layoffs? MAX?
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Old 13th Jan 2021, 06:23
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Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Casablanca
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Posts: 31
Max - Still waiting for GCAA approval and training.
Layoffs - No layoffs, only LWOP

Last edited by turbulence_fl360; 13th Jan 2021 at 08:24.
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Old 15th Jan 2021, 16:21
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Join Date: Jan 2021
Location: France
Posts: 2
Hello guys,

Seeing how FlyDubai seems to be reopening routes at a slow/steady rate, do you think/know if they're going be hiring this year?
I was put in the pilot pool in February, just before Covid and just wondering what to do with that plan

Cheers to all the colleagues, fingers crossed for a decent summer in the skies !
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Old 16th Jan 2021, 03:43
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Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: out of this world...
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I wouldn’t plan on any hiring this year unless the world markets open up very suddenly. Still have 100+ Pilots on unpaid leave and everyone else is planned on a cycle of 1 month unpaid leave every 4 months until end of the year..
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Old 16th Jan 2021, 15:39
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Join Date: Jan 2021
Location: France
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Alright, thank you guys for the bad news

I do believe it is early in the year to really know. My company believes we're good to shoot at least 85% of normal traffic this summer but all plans are still "Covid based".
Hopefully everything goes better fast for all of us!

Nice flights to all.
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