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Old 15th Jul 2009, 23:31
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The sackings will continue until....

Latest rumours have another 3 pilots being shown the door at EK. Heard through the grapevine that the augment crew on the Melbourne flight have been asked to leave..and a 777 captain who wrote some stuff on the internet that the company didn't seem to like.

No layoffs at EK depsite the economic downturn, but they should be able to trim a decent # of pilots without regards to seniority this way, just fire em.

Keep your heads up boys.
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Old 16th Jul 2009, 01:15
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Guys still show on the rosters. It will be sad if this is true. get your facts right.
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Old 19th Jul 2009, 14:52
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Confirmed....at least the DEC 777 Captain ( had a blog on the internet ) . Some comments didn't go over well with the Company and was asked to leave.

Free speech in the Middle East.....? think again
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Old 19th Jul 2009, 20:35
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ANyone have the link to the blog to see what the fuss is about?
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As i understand it's been removed..so no link, but there wasn't anything racy in there. Hope my info was wrong about the MEL augment guys.
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Old 19th Jul 2009, 23:26
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Well he was a double dipper ex American Airlines and he was not happy with the ways EK was managed and quite outspoken about it. So I don't think he needed a big push to resign...
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The crew being photographed thought it would be a good idea to moon for the picture perhaps???
Only a rumour guys!
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Old 20th Jul 2009, 15:25
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Heard a captain, fo and purser all fired for taking a group picture of the crew in front of the aircraft.

What would be wrong with taking a picture of the crew in front of the aircraft?
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Old 20th Jul 2009, 15:39
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It would be an offence if it was done in DXB. No photos allowed of the A/C or airport there.
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OZ is right

yeah OZ is right was some burst out about it a while ago..- national security and all in DXB...??

I still remember the days of letting the crew sit up in/on the intake and get a happy snap for the folks back home...( and yes I did tell them not too tread on the acoustic lining and all that stuff... in case anyone wants to have a go..)

But sacking folks for it??... sounds even too harsh for current management... perhaps if everyones morale improved the sackings and beatings would stop?

Guess it gets costs down?
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Old 20th Jul 2009, 16:13
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Woodie is right. There was some memo in the past, about no photos in DXB on the ramp.
Despite that fact that pax are merrily snapping away on remote stands
Of course all those nice spotters websites, have loads of photos taken in DXB, so quite what that memo achieves is anyones guess. Of course you had to be employed at the time to know about said memo.

Anyhow this alleged firing is just that, unless anyone knows different.

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Old 20th Jul 2009, 16:58
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Sounds a bit over the top to me
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Old 20th Jul 2009, 17:28
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Really? I don't think anything is over the top for EK at the moment. Lots of pilots on the market, they only need about 60 guys next year...who cares if you fire a few dozen.

Short sighted but the way they run the show here.
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Old 21st Jul 2009, 11:53
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Originally Posted by Sheikh Your Bootie View Post
Woodie is right. There was some memo in the past, about no photos in DXB on the ramp.
Despite that fact that pax are merrily snapping away on remote stands

well we get people shagging on the beach but that doesn't make it legal

It is well known that it is illegal to take photographs on the airport, many airports around the world have similar restrictions even in Europe.

If the Airport police catch you and make an official complaint then the company has to be seen to do something, although firing them does seem a bit harsh.
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Its for Abu Dhabi but the rules are the same for Dubai.

Visitors to Abu Dhabi should avoid photographing women in general, and particularly national women, without their permission. It is always courteous to ask before photographing people. There are few other restrictions on photography in the emirate only military, government and airport installations are not allowed to be photographed.
Visit Abu Dhabi
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not 'well known' I suspect. My gut feeling is that the 'sackings' are just PPRuNe BS.
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Old 21st Jul 2009, 20:21
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I think this rumour is just that. I've heard nothing.

Will close this thread in a couple of days, unless more concrete info is brought forward.

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Old 22nd Jul 2009, 03:39
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LHS Downgraded

Heard a LHS guy downgraded because he went to check a crew during layover in her room with hotel security guard and hotel manager. He was concern with the crew's health/security... Anyone know about this?
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Old 22nd Jul 2009, 03:52
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Quatregalon....your first post and a new PPRuNe alias I guess?

Well, that doesn't make a lot of sense - that's what we are MEANT to do!

Sounds like more BS to me.
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Old 22nd Jul 2009, 04:17
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Apparently you are not that "informed...."
It was in BKK layover....
Like you I am just trying to get more details... and like you it sounds outrages...
Nope it is not another alias and I am NEW!
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