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Flight deck positions at FlyDubai Master Thread - Merged

Old 16th Oct 2021, 06:58
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Thanks fatbus. I think we should leave it to people, to experience it on their own.
Unfortunately all the negative stuff pointed about any airline in PPRuNe is true (esp for ME) but people choose to not believe it.
In this part of the world, you are just a number, nothing more and nothing less.
Leaving your local job could cause big dent to your future.
It is always not monetary but everything else.
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Old 16th Oct 2021, 07:23
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Flyboy_SG

Didn't you join Saudia a few years ago? Perhaps a qualifying point that you yourself chose not to believe the info in this forum would check the somewhat self-righteous tone.
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Old 16th Oct 2021, 07:32
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Johndoe906

No, he said over the phone self sponsored
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Old 16th Oct 2021, 09:09
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Apologies . Looks like FOs called first

Bit of a deal breaker to pay for international flights / visa hotel and medical . Not interested in that
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Old 16th Oct 2021, 10:14
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Surely a company the size of Flydubai will not expect you to pay your costs for an interview. It's either a internally run scam scam or FZ is the biggest clown outfit in Dubai. I'm as desperate for a job as the next guy, but that is a massive reg flag.
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Old 16th Oct 2021, 11:01
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And PCR tests... well that is at least from my country. Now that if we screw up on either day, all those money might be gone for Dubais lil excursion so thats not a "bit" in my book :/ For those trying, wishing you a very good luck.
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Old 16th Oct 2021, 11:15
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When I did my interview 7/8 years ago, I had to get my own way to Southampton for the initial interview and sim check. Luckily I happened to be in Europe at the time and managed to fit it in with my work schedule then.

The subsequent final interview was in dubai and I am 99% sure Fz paid for that, airfare included.

No idea what the full procedure is now though.
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Old 16th Oct 2021, 15:59
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Hey guys,
Does anyone received any invitations on Friday or during the weekend?

My video interview was last Tuesday 12th, and no news since then.

Good luck to everyone!
Cheers
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Old 16th Oct 2021, 17:03
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FZ

fZ
I received the invitation for the Sim on day one then second day interview at the campus, applied as DEC last week.
Ill update on the process later.
good luck to everyone.
they will hire approximately 15 pilots a month because of the planes coming soon, DEC and FO’s
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Old 16th Oct 2021, 17:26
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Rug

Yep, That was 6 years ago. And hence this wisdom. Does that disqualify me from warning people?
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Old 16th Oct 2021, 17:46
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Travelbiz

Hi, when did you complete video interview and how many days after you received invitation?
Thanks
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Old 16th Oct 2021, 23:19
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3cy3D

After I finished the online interview (9/10) I got a email from FZ (14/10) inviting me for the SIM day one in Dubai and second day on FZ campus, they gave me 6 different dates in November to choose from. In the email it was clearly written that they expect the candidate to pay for travel arrangements to DXB (Tickets, Visa and Hotel). Im a FO with 2500h on type.

Will share my experience in this thread, good luck for everyone.

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Old 17th Oct 2021, 01:47
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Flyboy_SG

I'm sure any advice/warnings from those in the know would be gratefully received by most looking at a move to the Gulf. So prefixing your comments with something along the lines of "As I found out myself" rather than using the condescending tone you do would likely come across more agreeably.

Times are tough so many will look at options they otherwise wouldn't have before covid, offer hard won wisdom but don't patronise them for it. All the best for the future.
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Old 17th Oct 2021, 01:57
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3cy3D

In my case, its 4 days after I got the "interview complete" e-mail.
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Old 17th Oct 2021, 05:10
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Agreed. Not just my experience but several others from many carriers here EK/SV/QR/FZ/WY/KU. My point is UK/Europe and US/CAN has more options now, don't come here leaving those jobs. Some of us are stuck deep in this quick sand. If one has no job then blind rule is "take whatever you get first " applies. Many of my friends have left command(several 1000s of 320/737 pic) and got stuck as widebody FO for years.
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Old 17th Oct 2021, 07:55
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Travelbiz

Yes from January flydubai will hire 12 pilots, 24 cabin crew and have 8 internal upgrade course per month. It looks like huge expansion. All of this while they were unable to pay salaries and meet current contract expensive of crew. I believe there are on going legal proceedings about this.
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Old 17th Oct 2021, 14:36
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I think they gonna call people depending on few factors
- Currently flying ?
- Currently flying 737?
- Experience level?

I think for them this 3 factors are quite important ....

Not saying they not gonna call others, just be patient, after I put here I was called I got millions of PMs asking for details about how long did it take to get call. Every profile is different, just be patient, your time will come)
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Old 18th Oct 2021, 06:47
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First hand info is 4500 applications in the first 5 days. Not sure the total number now.
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Old 18th Oct 2021, 07:21
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I donít want to bug the guys too much. They are rather busy at the moment but I wouldnít be surprised if there are close to 10k applications by now.
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Old 18th Oct 2021, 07:59
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I think they closed new applications on day 5, so should be at 4500.
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