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Emirates (EK) Interview - all you need to know about it (threads merged)

Old 8th May 2015, 03:20
  #3641 (permalink)  
Join Date: May 2012
Location: San Francisco
Age: 38
Posts: 16
Should be a few months. I applied late January got invited to a screening in Miami for late April which I couldn't make. Got rescheduled for a DBX interview late June. Best of luck to you
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Old 11th May 2015, 14:51
  #3642 (permalink)  
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: DE
Posts: 19
Why do you post it in two different topics? Think we are smart enough to find it anyway.
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Old 11th May 2015, 17:07
  #3643 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Keyboard
Posts: 25
Why do you post it in two different topics? Think we are smart enough to find it anyway.
hahaha you're right! had a mini dejavu there for a moment
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Old 12th May 2015, 09:10
  #3644 (permalink)  
Join Date: May 2008
Location: South Africa
Posts: 37
Unless you are desperate.....

So, I spend thousands of $ getting my Private Pilots Licence, then many many more thousands of $$$$ getting my Commercial Licence.
6 Years later after suffering all sorts of unmentionable working conditions (Oh yes doctors do too, how selfish of me!) to achieve the required level of experience and more exams, again, I get my Airline Transport Pilot Licence. Then whilst working for a very meagre and humble income I get an interview with my final destination~ EMIRATES AIRLINES. Now after you have "been there and worn-out the T-shirt, now trying to sell it," you want to tell me that this has all been pointless!
I grew up in an era where an airline pilot was a respected and loved occupation, worthy of being fought for tooth and nail!
You are very obviously under some kind of disciplinary action for some or other negative conduct. Why don't you just resign and leave that horrible place then? Let the younger generation have their turn at having some good-work!
If they are as bad as you make them out to be, they would be going out of business!
Get real man! Let the positive and motivated individuals help keep the enterprise a great place it is! Move on for Pete's sake!
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Old 12th May 2015, 09:46
  #3645 (permalink)  
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: out of this world...
Posts: 227
I am getting my popcorn out and waiting in anticipation to read the replies to that post!
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Old 12th May 2015, 10:22
  #3646 (permalink)  
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Dubai
Posts: 15

Dear 308GT4

If you look you will see that I do not often post here, but I do read this forum often. As a relatively young chap that has been at EK for nearly 4 years let me invite you to apply here and see for yourself that the things people are saying is very often true and correct. It cannot be that somehow you are more wise than the dozens of people that are trying to warn you from working for EK. I can assure you that within 2 years you will feel overworked, under appreciated, and grow tired of the fear of getting something wrong and having to come face to face with a screaming Chief Pilot. Although the meetings with the chief pilot are probably not as often as some seem to indicate, I can assure you that you are never further than a small mistake away at all times. The fear culture definitely prevails in all aspects of the business.

I like to think that I am normally a relatively positive person and that may be why I do not voice my opinion often here. However from time to time I read a post that interests me such as yours. I invite you to come here and see for yourself as that is often what it takes, but do not be surprised when you join the masses that are sick and tired of what this airline has become in very short amount of time.
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Old 12th May 2015, 10:44
  #3647 (permalink)  
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Join Date: Aug 1999
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I'm with transport jock on this one...comfy chair....check...margarita (no need to worry about CDT testing)...check...,
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Old 12th May 2015, 10:47
  #3648 (permalink)  
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Paradise
Posts: 22
308GT4, I quote one of your previous posts :

"I recently joined a website for ex (read "old") SAA crew members up to 1999, known as "Orange Tail". This was just in passing, seeing as I once was a KoffieMoffie there........lol
However, tonight whilst perusing some of the pages on the site, I was suddenly struck by a very strong emotional reaction to a photo of some of the girls in uniform from 1972, in this case the Air Hostesses. I got a very strong feeling of what we (humans/people/society) used to have and has now been very successfully removed all in the name of "profit"!
The atmosphere (figurative) that used to be present at SAA and no doubt many other "airlines" has all but been totally removed so that other humans/people/members of a part of society can now grow rich!
How is it possible that we as members of previously one of the most beautiful work environments, have allowed the "Bean counters" to so totally usurp the whole area for themselves??"

You have NO idea how accurate you were....!
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Old 12th May 2015, 13:38
  #3649 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: south africa
Posts: 423
Unfortunately the good old days are gone.
To compete these days you have to be a bean counter.
Those days that Pilots were Gods are gone.
Today you’re just a number and no longer an asset but a liability (SAD but true).
Wish we could turn back the clock!!!
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Old 12th May 2015, 17:35
  #3650 (permalink)  
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: overthere
Posts: 2,931
You horrid evil people ruining 308GT4's dreams. She has spent hours dreaming of a job with EK and you are wasting her time stating how it is. Take a long hard look at yourselves.

308, no one has to leave to make room for you, nor any other of the entitled generation. You only need to get off your @rse, get some experience, apply, pass the type rating like everyone else. And yes, it's true, once you get hired you get your very own unicorn. It doesn't get any better than that does it.
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Old 12th May 2015, 17:53
  #3651 (permalink)  
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: South of North
Posts: 656
308----6 years in is hardly 'fighting tooth and nail'. Most of the pilots you suggest should bugger off and retire spent a lot longer than that getting into a large jet.
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Old 24th May 2015, 16:28
  #3652 (permalink)  
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Sky
Posts: 29
Working Conditions

After seeing many complaints in EK, I was wondering if it can be really that bad for a South American Pilot working on a South American Major Airline, whose flying hours are from 75-85 hours a month as an A32S Captain, 9 -10 days off a month with 4-6 legs every assignment and duty of 11-12 hours. Legs of no more than one hour of trip time and transit times of 30 minutes, salary of $7000 USD monthly plus a 30% deduction of taxes. Living in a country a bit more expensive than the States, where you are paying $4.50 USD for a gallon of fuel and food being as expensive as it is in Dubai.

Can it get any worse than that?
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Old 24th May 2015, 16:46
  #3653 (permalink)  
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: The Land of Milk and Honey
Posts: 211

Not much more purchasing power (in fact probably much less) but being 15 hours away from your home country...not just food and beer, everything is very, very expensive here (we find that compared to the UK, many items cost almost double)!

Moving to the other side of the world and never getting any summer leave, or Christmas or Easter leave, meaning that you have to take the kids out of school for 3 weeks in April or send family home without you to see everyone. Repeat that for every year you are in the Middle East.

It's not too far for us European guys, but for SA it's a really, really, really long way...but believe me everywhere feels further once you get over here!
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Old 26th May 2015, 05:02
  #3654 (permalink)  
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Tatooine
Posts: 154
Hey guys, I hear the new assessment includes an actual prison rape just to see how you handle adversity and cope with ME management style. Best of luck to all of you bright new applicants.
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Old 26th May 2015, 06:33
  #3655 (permalink)  
Join Date: May 2015
Location: South korea
Posts: 1
Can anyone tell me about Emirates Cadet Program for cabin crew

Hey guys! I'm MOON from South Korea. I just heard about that Cabin crews of Emirates airline and Qatar airways can get a chance to attend their company's cadet program. Also If their cabin crew are from other country without Middle East, they can get a chance participating in their cadet program. Is that true? Please Someone help me about this information.
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Old 27th May 2015, 22:52
  #3656 (permalink)  
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Mother earth
Posts: 7
Seems like crew shortage at E.K increasing. Any news of them recalling previous applicants before the 2 years re applying period ??
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Old 28th May 2015, 05:44
  #3657 (permalink)  
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Egypt
Age: 30
Posts: 68
Hello, i'm a copilot at Egyptair, on the Boeing 738 with 2380 hours including 2180 on type, i've met all the requirements and 3 days after sending the application i received and email fro Emirates telling me that i've been short listed, today ( 2 weeks later ) i received this email :
" With respect to your application to join Emirates, we have now had the opportunity to thoroughly review your application.

We regret to inform you that we are unable to process your application any further and we are also unable to provide any further feedback with regard to why this decision was taken.

Although this may not be the reply you had hoped for, we wish you all the best in your future career and personal endeavours.

Yours sincerely,
Pilot Recruitment

This is a computer generated email and bears no signature. Please do not reply. "

Could anybody tell me what would the reason be ?
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Old 28th May 2015, 10:31
  #3658 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: The Sharp End.
Posts: 433
Hmmm, not sure how to put it without appearing biased/opinionated.

The clue is one word in the first line of your post, I strongly suspect, and it's not the type you're flying...
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Old 28th May 2015, 11:09
  #3659 (permalink)  
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Egypt
Age: 30
Posts: 68
Originally Posted by sluggums View Post
Hmmm, not sure how to put it without appearing biased/opinionated.

The clue is one word in the first line of your post, I strongly suspect, and it's not the type you're flying...
Do you mean " Egyptair " ? Is it shame to be an Egyptair pilot ?
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Old 28th May 2015, 11:29
  #3660 (permalink)  
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: uk
Posts: 255
No there is nothing wrong with being an Egyptair pilot. There are plenty of Egyptians working for EK. If I had to guess I would say that your total time is probably too low. Most of the low time pilots coming to Emirates come from Ryanair. EK has hired lots of pilots from Ryanair and they know exactly what they are getting with a low time pilot from that airline. Possibly they don't know as much about training at Egyptair and are consequently not as willing to take a risk on a low time pilot from your company. If you really want to come to EK then I would suggest re-applying after getting more experience.

But if I were you I would take it as a blessing. Things are not very good at EK at the moment and you have much more opportunity at the other two big gulf airlines. Quicker upgrade and better quality of life. Good luck
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