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Old 31st Aug 2012, 18:12
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Flat Cap

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Old 31st Aug 2012, 18:24
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Interesting......

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Old 1st Sep 2012, 02:46
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Anyone going to Damascus soon ?

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Old 1st Sep 2012, 06:19
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Danger

So the COO is on long term sick leave and it seems from the above post that the CP is out of theatre fighting legal action in the US. The term rudderless springs to mind. Never mind, HR will ome to the rescue ....
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Old 1st Sep 2012, 08:09
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Respect for life to the person who enquiries about his appeals proceedings at the next CP meeting.....!

Amazing, first chief gets into court bother with a former f/o and the second with former employer.

Don't they have enough to worry about in the top job without these hanging over their heads????!
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FZ must be making a bundle of money on these flights? Are the loads really that good?
Doesn't the insurance companies have a thing or two to say about FZ flying into high risk areas?
And how will your personal insurance company react if you get killed or wounded in one of these areas? LoL insurance? Most insurances have a clause or two about not being valid if you are in a war area.
Have FZ adressed these issues?
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Old 1st Sep 2012, 11:56
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Unplanned expansion!? Thats the official reason for accepting dec applications for the moment, however the truth behind it is that so many captains are resigning that we are running short.

What Flat Cap wrote is the reality of working in FZ. As I mentioned before, I would never ever recommend someone to join here and as my 3 years are almost up I will leave asap!
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Old 1st Sep 2012, 16:04
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Thanx for all the answers until now. I was reading every single page about all three main ME Airlines and FZ also. The problem is EY is not looking for non-rated Captains (I am 737 rated only), so I will have to choose btw QR or FZ.
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Old 1st Sep 2012, 16:40
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QR vs FZ

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Lifestyle is clearly better in Dubai vs Doha but hard choice between the companies. We are all hoping FZ will improve one day, sadly I just donīt see it anymore....
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Old 1st Sep 2012, 16:59
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What are they looking for in terms of experience? I exceed all their requirements by a lot but got the no thanks email a few days after applying. I tried again using different email address etc and same thing.
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Falcon10, don't think they select on flying qualifications only, but are also profiling applicants in some way to determine if they are likely to want to stay for the long term! Exactly how they do that is anyone's guess!
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It never ceases to amaze me how seemingly intelligent and informed flight crew continue to swarm to such a poorly run "airline ". Tough lesson to learn.
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Old 2nd Sep 2012, 14:05
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Flydubai now offering to buy back Captains' leave for October, but only at normal pay rate!
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Old 2nd Sep 2012, 14:40
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At the normal rate is about right! Even when faced pilot shortages, FZ try to resolve it with their usual inability....

They are buying back leave due to unexpected expansion, and that, coupled with unexpected pilot recruitment and unexpected need for more training captains..... Leaves FZ in a rather unexpected mess.......

Unless you're a pilot at FZ, who quite frankly have been predicting this unexpected mess for some time.....

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Old 2nd Sep 2012, 17:04
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Even at the normal rate is double time isn't it, unless you don't get paid leave! The shower across the water did the same last year.
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Old 2nd Sep 2012, 18:09
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The leave buy-back deal being offered is based on the daily rate of the Basic Salary only.

It does not include any additional contribution towards the housing allowance, or any additional contribution towards the transport allowance, and whilst volunteers would get flight pay for their block-hours, there is no guarantee that they will be rostered for long flights and instead they can probably expect lots of ****ty little short flights.
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Thinking of applying as DEC, although I am not entirely convinced in view of the fairly negative feedback on this forum. Some questions that I have not seen covered:

-are most days 2 sector days?
-what is the average for monthly duty hrs?
-taking into account the full package, maybe one would be better off starting with EK as a FO?
-is the contract permanent or initially three years?
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Old 3rd Sep 2012, 14:17
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Are all flights out-and-back or do FlyDubai provide limited layovers for pilots? Mate of mine took a flight out of DXB to Dhaka that departed at something like 3AM and arrived mid-morning into Dhaka. Do the FlyDubai pilot complete the return flight after that sector? That's roughly 2,000 miles and a killer departure time - talk about exhausting...

So, if you are one of the pilots on that Dhaka roundtrip, how soon after that trip would you be flying again? Next day (maybe another evening departure)? 2 days later?

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Old 3rd Sep 2012, 17:58
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Iver, the specific flight you mention is currently the only flight that we do as a nightstop. We arrive around 11am local and depart about 25 hours later.
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-Most days are 2 sectors.

-Average for me is around 70 h, we`ll see, short of skippers for the moment so might increase.....

-I would defenately go for EK in the right seat looking back, even tried but FZ block you for 3 years......... Better longterm for sure.

-Permanent contract with a 3 year bond.

Go for EK or EY.
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