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

Old 6th Dec 2017, 10:26
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You may joke about headsets but I have been using my own noise cancelling headset for years and wear it for nearly all the time I am in the seat. It allows me to turn the volume significantly lower, than if I was using those terrible Telex headsets on the 777. The lower noise levels also help me feel less tired too, so I can appreciate why some may ask about this.

I have also lost count of the number of times I have had to prompt my monitoring colleague about missed calls, when they were using the speaker instead of the headset.
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Old 18th Dec 2017, 23:09
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Old 19th Dec 2017, 02:55
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Originally Posted by 6000PIC View Post
Why would anyone in their right mind join EK ? Give them 5 , 10 , heck 20 years of your life. You will regret it , guaranteed. It is not worth what you get in return.
Not necessarily true. It is definitely worth it for me because the money bucket is filling up very quickly 😉
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Old 19th Dec 2017, 09:34
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I'd rather Kudos than Cash... Not
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Old 21st Dec 2017, 17:12
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Not trying to start a firestorm of negative posts but even after reading all the negativity I'm still interested in EK. Currently at a regional in the US working 90-100 hrs a month with minimal days off so all the talk of hours at EK sound similar. Not married and not bringing kids along (they are grown and in college) so most of the negative talk about bringing a family along shouldn't be a factor. For those of you that actually enjoy EK (if there are any on these forums) is it really this negative on line? I've read the forums about my current Airline and they have the same negative vibe but in reality most of the people enjoy working here. The forums seem to be where the negative minority hang out to bash the company- speaking of my own company, not EK.

Does EK pay for moving to Dubai?
Is the townhouse they provide furnished or non furnished?
I understand they provide transportation to/from HQ, is this true?
Has a tax been implemented in Dubai? Heard they were starting that soon.
I'm sure I have many more questions to come later.
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Old 23rd Dec 2017, 11:07
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txpilot0320, PM me if you’d like more info
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Old 24th Dec 2017, 04:37
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Same txpilot0320 - happy to help with some actual constructive answers, minus the sarcasm.
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Old 24th Dec 2017, 06:47
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Originally Posted by txpilot0320 View Post
Does EK pay for moving to Dubai?
Is the townhouse they provide furnished or non furnished?
I understand they provide transportation to/from HQ, is this true?
Has a tax been implemented in Dubai? Heard they were starting that soon.
I'm sure I have many more questions to come later.
-You can send cargo when you join. I think you only have to pay the tax and custom fees. Details are given prior joining.
Cargo entitlement when resigning is 900kg, so I guess it's the same amount when you join.

-You can choose. Furnished (very basic and doen't look that nice) or non furnished with a 45,000 AED furnishing allowance (pro rata repayable if you leave within 5 years).
You can use your furnishing allowance to ship your furniture from home via a cargo container if you want.

-Yes

-5% VAT from January 2018. No income tax (yet), but if you are from the USA, I think that you will still be taxed in the US.
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Old 26th Dec 2017, 18:43
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Does anyone Went to an interview recently ?
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Old 26th Dec 2017, 22:09
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Thanks guys, I'll PM a couple of you for more info.
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Old 28th Dec 2017, 10:19
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A friend of mine recently got into EK and my he is happy. The only thing he told me was that he should have came earlier. Don't believe the negatives here, every airline has its problems and EK has over 4000 pilots. Cant be those 4000 over pilots suffering there aye? Its all in the state of mind... + they are in need of pilots!
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Old 28th Dec 2017, 10:22
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Ok Jake24 stay in your Dreamland and if you come here ( at EK ) don't say that you have not be warned...

Good luck
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Old 28th Dec 2017, 10:30
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Dubaigoing...they will come..and they will learn. For instance, when the are sitting as augment crew, unable to do a thing..and get sacked.

And Jake ask yourself..if EK is such a great gig...why are the in need of so many pilots..(hint)..it aint expansion anymore.
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Old 28th Dec 2017, 15:09
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Originally Posted by SOPS View Post
Dubaigoing...they will come..and they will learn. For instance, when the are sitting as augment crew, unable to do a thing..and get sacked.

And Jake ask yourself..if EK is such a great gig...why are the in need of so many pilots..(hint)..it aint expansion anymore.
you gotta be kidding to say they are not expanding... are u not updated about fleet orders? after all, most of the pilots are expats. Won't they wanna return home after sometime? Don't think I need to answer why they are in need of pilots... If u think its so bad, why not just leave?

To each his own.
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Old 28th Dec 2017, 15:31
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Very good Jake24 ,

Now you pretend to know better than the EK's pilots how many aircrafts are in EK !!!
And , unless you are new in aviation , you should know that having Aircraft on order does not necessarily mean that the company is expanding...
It may also just mean that the company needs to replace old aircrafts by new ones more fuel efficient and less costly to maintain.
And if you really think that EK is still expanding just read a little bit more the aviation news ( not on PPRuNe ) but on specialized aviation magazines about the Airbus 380's future and the possible consequences for EK.
Anyway , as I said before you are most welcome but don't complain later on and you have been warned...
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Old 28th Dec 2017, 15:55
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I know about the renewal of fleet but the massive order can't be all for renewal, esp with the 787 coming. Well since its so bad there as you said, wheres good to go ?
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Old 28th Dec 2017, 16:16
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Jake, most orders are replacements not additional airframes.. everyone here at EK knows this. Look, ek can work for you and currently it does for me. The second it doesn't however I'll be on the next plane out.

Do NOT, however, be under any illusions that this place is fantastic. It certainly is not.
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Old 28th Dec 2017, 17:15
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Then what about QR and EY? any opinion on them or are they just as bad.
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Old 28th Dec 2017, 19:34
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Who cares? Come, don't come... you're not going to listen to anyone that doesn't agree with your 'well informed' opinion of this place. But don't whine later that you weren't warned.
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Old 29th Dec 2017, 00:18
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Originally Posted by Jake24 View Post
you gotta be kidding to say they are not expanding... are u not updated about fleet orders? after all, most of the pilots are expats. Won't they wanna return home after sometime? Don't think I need to answer why they are in need of pilots... If u think its so bad, why not just leave?

To each his own.
" If you dont like it leave". Jake, either your a Costa dweller..or you have the makings of a good one.
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