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Old 13th May 2012, 17:39
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Does anyone know if Flydubai banned captains from joining emirates as DEC's.
Also, is the flight pay raise gonna happen, and how much will it be?
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Old 14th May 2012, 07:46
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I heard that DECs had been prevented from transferring to EK, but I checked directly with the people allegedly affected and I do not believe this particular rumour to be true.

We should consider putting questions such as this on the FZ Portal, where we may be able to get a definitive response for the benefit of all the pilots.

They will announce details of the pay rise when they're ready - I can't see much point in discussing it speculatively until then.

Why don't you try and attend the Chief Pilot's meeting tomorrow?
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Old 15th May 2012, 17:35
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Does FZ have any layovers already?

Also, is it possible to see a FZ roster to get an idea?

Thanks

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Old 18th May 2012, 07:42
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Hello there. I'm keen on joining FZ and looking for a little info. Currently emplyoyed with an airline in India, and once I hand in my resignation I have to spend 6 months in the company before being allowed to leave. Was wondering if FZ would be willing to wait the 6 months, or do they need pilots to joint immediately. That is of course if selected by FZ. Also if anyone can tell me how long I'd be looking at in the right seat before seeing the left. Thanks in advance!!
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Old 24th May 2012, 08:21
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Sweet raise huh? Keep the money and make better schedules!

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Old 24th May 2012, 15:42
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Keeping the raise won't have any affect on our schedules. Even if we had a prefbid system it too would be used against the pilots. 5 on/2 off is back again!
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Old 24th May 2012, 18:25
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How much of a raise are they talking about. Is it a raise for base pay or housing/benefits?
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Old 25th May 2012, 08:12
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From recruitment of its initial pilots in late Feb 2009 (and aside from the introduction of the 'B' salary & allowances scale) all salary's & allowances remained static until April 2011 when a 2% increase was applied to the Basic Salary only (i.e. no increase in 'Allowances' ), and which not all pilots received (based upon length of service and / or date of promotion; thereby effectively introducing a 'C' scale).

In April 2012 a 10 Dhs per hour increase in Block-Hour pay was awarded to all pilots.

Do the math!

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Old 25th May 2012, 11:06
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Hello!! Can anyone possibly answer my earlier post please. I see the airline has screenings coming up in august. Any info you can give me would be much appreciated. Thanks
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Old 25th May 2012, 15:06
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I feel cheap!
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Old 25th May 2012, 16:42
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waiting

Hello all..

I applied for FZ a long back like 4 or 5 months and everytime i check my application it shows Awaiting for decission.

How long does it take usually??

Ive seen they have some kind of open days in Dubai in August, is it possible to go there or do I need to be invited??

Thank you mates...
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Old 26th May 2012, 15:08
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Time frame from application to rejection/continue email?

Hi,

I also would like to know what time frame one can expect from application (NTR) to the rejection or go ahead from FlyDubai?

I applied at the same time as two of my mates (all of us have well above minimum requirements) and they got the rejection email within a week. I have now waited for approx 4 weeks and still haven`t heard anything? My experience is about the same as my mates but I am a TRI/TRE and have got a university degree in an aviation related subject.
How much will FlyDubai weigh in on my TRI/TRE experience and university degree at inital online screening of my application.

See you in Dubai.....(hopefully)
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Old 29th May 2012, 21:43
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Can anyone confirm whats happening recruitment wise...are they still looking for more people or have things slowed up?
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Old 30th May 2012, 10:01
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As much as most of us would like to help with the hiring and HR questions, please understand that flydubai HR does not like flight ops in anyway at all. It is difficult enough for those of us who work here to manage our own contractual benefits, ie getting questions answered about simple matters, that to get answers about hiring plans is next to impossible. At one time pilot recrutment was handled by the senior instructors, now HR handles it and flight ops has been cutoff from "interfering" so the experts can understaff our FO positions and hold up long deserved upgrades.
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Old 1st Jun 2012, 08:34
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Thumbs down

Applied to FlyDubai around December last year and received an email from them stating that I meet their requirements and will be in touch Spring 2012.
Received an email this morning, now saying that I have been unsuccessful in my application as I now dont meet their requirements. Have over 8000 hours half on which is on jet/turbo prop command. Strange!
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Old 1st Jun 2012, 09:58
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Chirpy,

It's not strange, it's flydubai HR at its best! Lots a great candidates passed over for no reason, or at least no reason our illustrious HR department will share!
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Old 1st Jun 2012, 11:34
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Chirpy,

Sounds like a gift. Although you have to take anything said on Pprune with a grain of salt, FD gets the fewest compliments in this board. If you want a Middle Eastern version of Ryanair with lots of night flying, keep applying. Others are hiring in the Gulf. If FD cannot appreciate your background and treat you in a professional manner, perhaps others will. Just expect long delays with those airlines considering the large inflow in applications. Manage your expectations.

Good luck!
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Old 1st Jun 2012, 13:59
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sorry to hear that chirpy, almost the same happened to me. Except I did the one hour interview in Dubai and endless, pointless medical. Same as you hours wise, current on the 800. I look back on it as a waste of time, and reading these threads, I think you had a result, good luck.
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Old 2nd Jun 2012, 07:25
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Chirpy

It could be a case of bad timing.

I expect with your experience you applied for a direct entry command?

FD are only taking FOs now, as they expect to satisfy captain requirements with upgrades.

However, communication leaves a lot to be desired and if this was the reason, it my not have been stated.
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Old 2nd Jun 2012, 09:44
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No applied as an F/O. Probably a blessing in disguise, as changing type soon onto Embraer 190. Then medium term goal is to go contracting left hand seat Middle East/Asia. Bofore anyone mentions Qatar/Emirates long haul does not interest me.
Thanks for all the replies.
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