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Old 28th Nov 2011, 11:14
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Flydubai?

Is it really that bad at flydubai? I hear a lot of negative comments.
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Old 28th Nov 2011, 17:20
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The rosters at Flydubai suck! If you come here to work you will regret it!
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Old 28th Nov 2011, 21:09
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What's the horror with vacation bidding as has been mentioned?
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Old 28th Nov 2011, 21:58
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All correct. Except he who pays the piper calls the tune.

Until they realise upstairs that talking about safety isn't good enough - that safety costs money (competent people in key roles, enough crew to have a decent roster, enough training for challenging destinations, not flying to very dangerous places for a few $ more, etc etc) the downward spiral will continue.

And when it spirals into the ground, do you think those responsible will put up their hands and say "we let that happen"? No, they will run around blaming anyone but themselves, as they have already proved with Kabul.
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Old 29th Nov 2011, 01:33
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How long does it take for one to hear from CTC after applying? The first step is their "screening" and if you are well above the mins, what's the approximate time it takes to process and screen your application to invite to London? 1 month? More? Less?
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Old 29th Nov 2011, 16:09
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guys, will anyone tell how is the final stage of the interview in DXB? Technical questions, TMAAT ones, general aviation knowledge?
thank you in advenace!
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Old 30th Nov 2011, 15:22
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Flyer1015 : for me it took a couple of months after applying online, but after an email sent asking them for the status of my application, in week time was invited for an interview. So be patient! If they want you, they'll call you! Good luck!
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Old 1st Dec 2011, 12:07
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Is it really that bad at fd?

Is there anyonej willing to put there hands up and say they enjoy it at fly Dubai?
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Old 1st Dec 2011, 16:56
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Its not really that bad - its just 2 aspects of the job, both flight and cabin crews which are getting them off side.

1) Rostering - its appalling - no other way to describe it. Can only request 2 days off per month. Based on those 2 days off a roster seems to be made up of 5 days on - early and late starts followed by 2 days off - recovery.
Problem with that arrangement is it becomes very hard to swap/trade due many flight time limitations imposed.
Hence its the worst rostering system I have ever been associated with. Not sure how, if or when it will change. Its a contributing factor to very low moral.

2) Security systems in place for some of the destinations we go to...
Not only present destinations in afghanistan but for new places and how much faith can be entrusted to the people that devised the last plan in Kabul (cockup).

Other than that, most people won't complain too much because they have moved half way across the world with family for a job not living up to their expectations - but are either bonded or have no other options at present which will change in due course.

Fixing these 2 issues would curb some of the negativity you hear on this forum. But that comes from leadership not management and I haven't witnessed any from the present.

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Old 1st Dec 2011, 20:36
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Just to add to the mix.....

New destinations being looked at are rumoured to be Baghdad and somewhere in Somalia, probably Mogadishu.

Try tech stopping there.....
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Just to add to the mix.....

New destinations being looked at are rumoured to be Baghdad and somewhere in Somalia, probably Mogadishu.

Try tech stopping there.....


TD.... Baghdad is not worse than Kabul, kandahar etc.... I have been there on layovers many times in previous company. I would rather have a overnight in BGW than other places FZ flies to.
Flying to BGW is just as peaceful as flying EBL or SUL, DOH and BAH, No problems at all. Infact i would rather fly baghdad than Katmandu, ****tagong etc!!

Rgds

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Old 2nd Dec 2011, 18:13
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What about vacation bidding? I hear some gripes for that system. What's with that?
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Old 3rd Dec 2011, 04:51
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Is it so bad?

Hmmm.

One FO on a recent course has gone AWOL - simply vanished into thin air! Another Capt from an EU airline has looked at his current roster - which bears no resemblance to the rosters that he was shown 4 months ago & is considering doing the same...

Ask yourself why...
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Old 4th Dec 2011, 21:41
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Anybody know or hear of when the next non-rated FO interviews will be run?

Thank You
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Old 5th Dec 2011, 16:39
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Does the FTL scheme allow any more than 3 earlies?. Or is like CAP371 where you can only do 3 then have to switch to lates etc.
The other question about leave is AIMS can do anything, either the whole lot or a re-run after the initial run.
To an outsider sounds like not enough crew and toooo much going on
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Old 6th Dec 2011, 09:17
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Kabul ... again!

3 Bomb blasts in kabul today, 48 killed, more injured.

Further blast in Kandadhar city today.

The Company position, Afghanistan is not a war zone and flights are an ''acceptable risk'' !

Dont be going tech there today guys, safe flying.
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Old 6th Dec 2011, 19:38
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annual leave ?

Incompetence extraodinaire !

Has anyone got a clue what is going on ?
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Old 14th Dec 2011, 13:34
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Does anyone know the average upgrade time at flydubai?
Also when the next assessment for 2012?
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Old 14th Dec 2011, 17:46
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Roster

Anybody know what happened at the last CP meeting? I hear the roster was up for debate!!
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Old 15th Dec 2011, 01:22
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Dio,

The roster is up for debate at every meeting and has been for 6 months or so. However, were still talking about it

Captkirk3000,

Command upgrade at flydubai is not the rapid process once sold to prospective FOs. If you joined today, at the current rate of appx 2 upgrades per month, you could expect an interview in excess of three years. However, a slow down in expansion next year, may even exasperate the situation further. I believe a few a/c will be released from service next year, and therefore the new a/c will replace these. Thus the net increase will not be by the 7 a/c due to arrive, more like 3 or 4.
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