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

Old 30th Apr 2016, 06:20
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It matters little what you want. It only matters what they want. If you want 777 they will hire you as a 777 driver. But, if they need 380 drivers then upon your arrival they will switch you to 380. This bait and switch has been going on at EK for at least 10 years. If you go there, you must be willing to work either fleet. I will skip the are you crazy lecture.
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Old 30th Apr 2016, 18:50
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Sorry mate but that is a complete generalisation. It's a known fact that the cripple is taking much of the 330 night turns but to say that 380 guys are happy to go for 10 more years and only 12 months for the 777 drivers is tosh.

It's ironic that 2 colleagues I know who've been here for around 13 years or so and both on the 380 and are leaving, one to Korean, the other not sure. I know of plenty of guys that although complaining of the night turns, actually like the Boeing routes because of the variety and the freighter. Some colleagues of mine who are on the super fleet whilst having 14 0r 15 days off are completely spaced out with the constant ULR's. One of them has done 3 this month and two Europeans and he's f***ed.

Not everyone wants to spend half of their flying in a noisy CRC with kids banging on the walls.

Harry
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Old 1st May 2016, 03:37
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Second it

I second Harry's post... The super guys have it only figuratively nice ...doing ULRs, flying to all majors dest does get cumbersome..I'm sorry for the guys on the 330 .. But the 777 still remain the best in my opinion, as you get a best of everything
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Old 1st May 2016, 09:34
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Originally Posted by Yorkshire_Pudding View Post
I have yet to meet a happy pilot on the 777 fleet. The majority of folk I talk with on the 380 are generally happy with the roster side of things. Some say they could do another 10 years. Guys on the Boeing mostly talk another 12 months here. Simply not sustainable for the most part.

Why would you want a Boeing job
Hi YP,
Thanls for your post, to be honest I would like to fly Boeing at some point in my career if I can but also I would like to have the doors open to come back to Europe with a Boeing rating.... I saw that many airlines consider experience on the A320/330/340 for a position but not the 380...or am I wrong?
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Old 1st May 2016, 10:40
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A320CaptDav perhaps you could tells how you like the 777 rosters? Oh wait, you can't cause you don't fly one, you don't work for EK and I doubt very much you are a Capt! You and the infamous Iver must be best buddies in a trolling kinda way.
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Old 1st May 2016, 11:43
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Originally Posted by vfenext View Post
A320CaptDav perhaps you could tells how you like the 777 rosters? Oh wait, you can't cause you don't fly one, you don't work for EK and I doubt very much you are a Capt! You and the infamous Iver must be best buddies in a trolling kinda way.
Vfenext... I'm a Capt on the A320 in a successful LCC, in terms of rosters I fly about 80-90 hrs but staying within the same time zone. The only person that's a troll is yourself considering that you even brought Iver into this.

As for EK I just shared an opinion, you clearly seem another frustrated and ignorant pilot that got through EKs selection process. If anybody like yourself that think things are gonna change around at Ek they must be clueless.

All the best with your career in your carrier.
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Old 1st May 2016, 11:50
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Sorry mate but that is a complete generalisation
Absolutely. I wouldn't claim otherwise.
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Old 1st May 2016, 12:13
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Dave you tried twice. You did your best. Time to let it go. As VFE stated, you have no clue what 777 and 380 rosters are like.

Glad you got the command. Enjoy it.
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Old 1st May 2016, 14:34
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Dave - For someone who is happy in his own time zone flying 80-90 for a successful carrier - you do spend a lot of your off time lurking around here.

If the 4 out of 10 that get through the selection process are "ignorant and frustrated" what does that make the 6 that don't - like you ?

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Old 2nd May 2016, 22:10
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Originally Posted by fliion View Post
Dave - For someone who is happy in his own time zone flying 80-90 for a successful carrier - you do spend a lot of your off time lurking around here.

If the 4 out of 10 that get through the selection process are "ignorant and frustrated" what does that make the 6 that don't - like you ?

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Flying fliion:
Yes caz I have plenty of time to use to my benefit; sorry for your time deprived scheds. As for the people like me , we try until we succeed, unlike people like yourself that are unhappy regardless and use this place to rant away

Hope the wake ahead of you is enough to keep you awake!

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Old 3rd May 2016, 08:55
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CaptDav...what are you even talking about? Wouldn't you find it strange if someone was constantly providing input on something they have no direct experience with? It's bizarre. Now if you've been through the interview process then please, add that input, but speaking of which fleet to fly based on roster etc...not really your place, right?
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Old 3rd May 2016, 12:46
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clear and truthful way ahead has been published
Which of course will never happen
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Old 8th May 2016, 20:33
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I really do not understand this thread. Current EK pilots complaining about the hectic schedules, not having a life, no leave, constant fatigue, and all that. In the same post, then tell prospective joiners to stay away from EK.

How does that make any sense?!

If the other terms and conditions (pay) improve, you'd still have to deal with the constant working and very little time off. Do you really think the continued shortfall in manpower will magically force EK management to improve T&Cs?

From my point of view, a lot of effort is being put into recruiting more manpower. The success of this process will only mean a better quality of life for current EK pilots and the new joiners.

FYI, I do not currently work for EK but I am in the recruitment process. I become more discouraged each time I read this thread, but then I think about the prospects of an additional 400 pilots joining and what a difference that would make.
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Old 8th May 2016, 22:56
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Fellas please stop telling it as it is as you are upsetting people like loc est. How dare you. He has his eye on flying a big shiny jet and you are making it all look a bit less shiny than the brochure states. Can we please concentrate on more positive things, like...it doesn't rain very much.....you know..stuff like that.
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Old 8th May 2016, 23:49
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First of all:

If this company currently is a big bullshit it's your (pilot group) responsibility and your fault in accepting this situation.

If they cut your salary few years ago and you're still flying in the same way, it's your responsibility and fault.

To make a lot of complaints here in PPRuNe will not solve this.
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Old 9th May 2016, 03:29
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Of course JonyBGood...
And I guess that if the people of North Corea are not free , it is their fault and the poor peole suffering from Daesh , it is also their fault...

In Brasil I guess that for the poor people living in the favellas , it is also their fault... You should become the next president of your country to show them how easy it is to get rich and wealthy
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Old 9th May 2016, 03:32
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Ignore him, he's spouted rubbish on other threads dubaigoing. Childlike and naive...
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Old 9th May 2016, 06:36
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Originally Posted by Localiser Established View Post
I really do not understand this thread. Current EK pilots complaining about the hectic schedules, not having a life, no leave, constant fatigue, and all that. In the same post, then tell prospective joiners to stay away from EK.

How does that make any sense?!

If the other terms and conditions (pay) improve, you'd still have to deal with the constant working and very little time off. Do you really think the continued shortfall in manpower will magically force EK management to improve T&Cs?

From my point of view, a lot of effort is being put into recruiting more manpower. The success of this process will only mean a better quality of life for current EK pilots and the new joiners.

FYI, I do not currently work for EK but I am in the recruitment process. I become more discouraged each time I read this thread, but then I think about the prospects of an additional 400 pilots joining and what a difference that would make.
THIS! And dude ignore PPRuNe. Don't even read it. I read it once a week/month and feel myself getting unhappy while reading it. SO unhappy that my wife actually gets pissed with me when I quote or read this forum as she sees me change every time I read this. Good thing is when I enter the aircraft I reset again and actually love my job
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Old 9th May 2016, 07:01
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Moving on

sigh.........
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Old 9th May 2016, 11:46
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Sigh,

For all you prospective new joiners, here's my view as an ex EK staff member.

The people that you fly and work with are for the most part decent hard working and professional, they also went through the wannabe phase, much like some of you on here, or they have been part of the furniture for so long that they have seen things on a continual slide downhill.
All that being said BE WARNED, there is no hyperbole regarding the working conditions or the fact that many simply can't leave at the drop of a hat.
For those fools who think they know better, you are indeed blinded and fooled by your own ignorance, but feel free to make your own mistakes, there's one born every minute.
I left 9 months ago, I put my money where my mouth is, I've never recommended EK to anyone, and in its present form I never will, the place is toxic and not worth the toll on your health and home life.
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