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Old 9th Aug 2014, 10:44
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Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: bahamas
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Just say you have an offer but have not signed anything as this is the job you want. A common question is have you applied to Qatar or the other one. Just say yes
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Old 13th Aug 2014, 01:14
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Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Cairo
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Hi there
I was checking my application status with emirates and it has been changed from "application under review" to "completed"
Does anyone knws what it means?

Cheers!
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Old 23rd Aug 2014, 11:47
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Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: far from home
Age: 35
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Eric, Please, understand what you are stepping into. EK is an 8 days off a month job on the 330. Flying through the back side of the clock 5-10 days a month. This job will fatigue and age you like none other out there. You will lose years off your life. You really really need to rethink it mate.
scary to hear that the A330 job at EK is so demanding, "120feet". Do you maybe know the chances to continue to A380 fleet after a few months? (when I exceed 3000hrs on type)

I heared that A330hrs don't count for A380 cpt upgrade hrs, is that true?

And that roster on previous page, is that A330? At first glance it doesn't look that bad. 8 days off in a row and ok layovers.
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Old 23rd Aug 2014, 13:29
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Join Date: Jul 2013
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Eric,

That roster on the previous page is a 777 roster.

You will never get 5 days off in a row on the 330. (Even 4 days is a rarity).

You will get more than 8 days off a month on average on the 330.

Do you maybe know the chances to continue to A380 fleet after a few months? (when I exceed 3000hrs on type)
- next to zero.

I heared that A330hrs don't count for A380 cpt upgrade hrs, is that true?
Yes, (it counts for time you need for command on an EK type)currently even you have been an FO on the 330/340 for 3 years and then transfer to the 380, you have to get 2500 hours on the 380 to be eligible for command on the the 380.

If you are a captain on the 330/340, you need 3000 command hours with EK to transfer to the 380 as a captain.



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Old 23rd Aug 2014, 18:32
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Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Neverland
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A huge unknown

Eric, I have known many pilots at EK over the past several years while I can not speak for them I can tell you what they have told me. Currently, (this will most likely change) the plan appears to have all 340's retired around the end of 2015. The 330 fleet will continue to shrink and be gone sometime around 2017-18. Again, this changes every few months, and you will get 7 different answers if you ask 7 different people. I can tell you two of my friends waited for 777 classes, showed up for a 777 class and were switched to the 330. They then volunteered to go to 380 with the promise from EK of returning them to the 330 two years later for their command. 6 months after joining the 380 they were told they could not go back and needed 2500 hours on the 380 to upgrade. They have been there over six years and still sitting right seat. While their old 777 class mates upgraded 3 years ago. My point is 2 fold. Firstly, rules at EK and what is truth changes daily and without warning. Second, trying to make a decision on what the rules are today may get you screwed tomorrow. As far as schedules go these appear to be consistent. Meaning, consistently getting worse. I would expect the trend to continue. Also, there are very few overnights on the 330, most go to training so you will fly months of nothing but turns. But again, ask Don.

Last edited by 120feet; 23rd Aug 2014 at 19:09.
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Old 24th Aug 2014, 05:59
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Join Date: May 2006
Location: Hotels
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New Emirates Recruitment Process Announced

Due to concerns about brand damage from nepotism EK have updated the interview process to make sure they give all candidates an equal opportunity:



Looking to the future it is essential they tap new labour markets especially now that all the lemmings have already joined.
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Old 25th Aug 2014, 09:07
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Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: The Oven
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330/340

Eric,
Middle bid month.
7 India/Pak Turns
2 Africa Turns
2 Middle East Turns
1 Overnight (340 flight) 13 hour in hotel
9 days off
11 Flights operate through 2 am - 6 am time period.
Now imagine doing this month after month and trying to interact on your days off with your family. And BTW you do not have any vacation for the next 10 months to get a reprieve, because of forced leave.
Before I get comments about not bidding correctly, I checked other schedules around my seniority and the schedules were almost identical.
The schedule on the previous page was a 777, and most likely top bid month.

Last edited by CamelRustler; 25th Aug 2014 at 19:02.
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Old 28th Aug 2014, 04:44
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Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Istanbul
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How long does it usually take to get an interview call after applying ?
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Old 28th Aug 2014, 05:37
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How long is a piece of string?
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Old 28th Aug 2014, 17:47
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Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Russia
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Does Ek have any age restrictions?
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Old 29th Aug 2014, 05:22
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Join Date: May 2005
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Emirates Group Careers

This website gives you the into on age etc.
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Old 29th Aug 2014, 10:12
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Join Date: Aug 2014
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So can you explain whith another words what does it mean this-"Experience commensurate with age. "
This information from web site EK.
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Old 29th Aug 2014, 10:59
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I think it means in your 45 years old and have 3000 hours total time, you are out of luck.
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Old 29th Aug 2014, 11:12
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Join Date: Jan 2007
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Or you are 21 and have 10,000 hours you're a liar!
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Old 1st Sep 2014, 16:38
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Saying never is simply not true. They usually don't allow more than 7 (but it does happen on occasion). Despite all the negativity, it is possible to work the system in your favour.
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Old 1st Sep 2014, 22:13
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Join Date: Aug 2014
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I have never

Never had more than 3 days off in a row in the past 3 years. Half of my off days are single days. And the months I had with 3 days off in a row I can count on one hand.
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Old 2nd Sep 2014, 05:45
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Pilot recruit-
I have not seen 5 days off in a row on the 330/340. Never ever heard of 7 days off in a row, let alone more than seven.

Are you sure you are talking about EK?
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Old 2nd Sep 2014, 09:12
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I have 2 lots of 5 days off in a row this month, and bottom bid (777). July had 6 days in a row, and a string of 5 (also 10days of leave )

It happens.
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Old 2nd Sep 2014, 12:03
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Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: far from home
Age: 35
Posts: 6
EK assessment

Quick question about EK assessment: (esp. for airbus guys)

- which altitude for circuit height is best? And if for example it's 2000' AGL, what's recommended for Thr. reduction & Acc. Alt? 1500'/1500'?

- And RH or LH circuit is better? Because left is sharjah apt and right is obstacle 2790' (LIDO). Which is in jeppesen 1170', strange...

Btw, does EK use jepp or LIDO? Thanks guys
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Old 2nd Sep 2014, 14:57
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Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Dubai, UAE
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My advice: do your circuits right hand at 1500 AGL if you do them from the RHS. The Burj Khalifa is not a problem (it is far). 45 sec outbound after abeam threshold and you will be turning just past the coast onto 12L.

My other advice: think carefully before joining. You looking at:

- 10 years for Command (this is a fact, do your maths!)
- Continuous remuneration package erosion due very high inflation
- Culture of "reporting" and "blame". Prehistoric management model. You are a number, and those above you they will have zero respect for you most of the times.

Best of luck in the assessment if you still think is the right gig for you!
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