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

Old 22nd Jul 2018, 12:32
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MggPilot..you innore her at you your peril..she speaks a lot of truth. If you dont wont to hear it fine...but but pull your head in....yes you are being very rude
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Old 23rd Jul 2018, 03:06
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Guys...is ATPL a real minimum to join Emirates? And if yes, is there any chance they change it to Frozen ATPL in a short term due to the shortage they face? I don't know how the process works in UAE, but in my country we usually check it inside the airline during a LHS upgrade.
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Old 23rd Jul 2018, 04:56
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Originally Posted by ERJ190 View Post
Guys...is ATPL a real minimum to join Emirates? And if yes, is there any chance they change it to Frozen ATPL in a short term due to the shortage they face? I don't know how the process works in UAE, but in my country we usually check it inside the airline during a LHS upgrade.
No, it's a minimum to be an airline pilot for the GCAA. It's not another delusional decision from the bouncy castle ..
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Old 3rd Aug 2018, 10:35
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Skytest Vs Latestpilotjobs

Has anyone tried the Skytest software for their Emirates prep recently?

trying to figure out if it is better than latestpilotjobs package?

many thanks
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Old 3rd Aug 2018, 12:34
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Accommodation allowance officially stopped for new joiners... any thoughts on this?

GK
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Old 4th Aug 2018, 15:26
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Question

Originally Posted by garethkeenan View Post
Accommodation allowance officially stopped for new joiners... any thoughts on this?

GK
Are you suggesting that they wanna shoot themselves on the foot !!
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Old 4th Aug 2018, 16:33
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Originally Posted by Mgggpilot View Post
Sorry for my being a bit rude .
No you're not or you would have been more civil in your reply.

Actually there aren't any threads for ME CC in the dedicated forum since this board got all lawsuit-shy and they shut them down some time ago. It's also the Middle East forum for aviation here, it ain't restricted to pilots - sorry to spoil your "exclusive" party... if you want to have your private club you can send your real name and staff number and join the EK locked pilots forum. (Best not be telling anyone to "shut the fk up" in there though)

The thread was about "Emirates interviews" and evolved into general joining scuttlebutt, nothing in the title restricted comments to pilots only (there have been engineers and ATC in here over time, funny never saw any comments putting them down because of their role or calling them "irrelevant") so perhaps you should work on those CRM skills, filter and just scroll on by if certain posts aren't relevant enough for you.

Happy flying.
Edit: I see you're a new joiner FO (or attempting to) in QR. Why exactly are you preaching to me on an EK thread again?

SOPS, apparently truth is only worth something if you're from a particular approved segment, shame the other segments are the ones who do the lowly work of keep the pilots fed and watered, how dare they have an opinion! (Yeah yeah, all you usual guys can save yourselves the trouble, I'll just pretend the expected remarks follow and save you the bandwith)

Percentage of post for thread topic: Hope those of you deciding to join anyway have read and re read everything in these forums, there's lots of useful info around.
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Old 5th Aug 2018, 04:33
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Originally Posted by garethkeenan View Post
Accommodation allowance officially stopped for new joiners... any thoughts on this?

GK
What is your source? I donít see anything official on this?
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Old 5th Aug 2018, 09:49
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Originally Posted by garethkeenan View Post
Accommodation allowance officially stopped for new joiners... any thoughts on this?

GK
Confirmed. One can only opt into company provided accommodation now. The only choice you have now is furnished or unfurnished. No movement allowed once accommodation has been allocated unless you buy property. One can state their preferences of buildings but I think its first come first served. Basically I assume (own opinion) most joiners over the past few months have all opted out and now the company is sitting with a bunch of unused real-estate that they need to fill.
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Old 7th Aug 2018, 03:36
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Accommodation allowance change

Don't tell me you guys are surprised after reading all the EK threads...

And don't think all the post about EK are bs.
Everything can and will be changed, and mostly not for the better.

Take off the pink glasses, and look at it how it is. Not what you hope it's gonna be.

You will be constantly tired... you won't see yr family enough, you will physically and mentally change.
First few years are not that bad, but after that the first thing you do after getting your roster is deciding which trip you might skip to survive another month.

If the package is as good as the company tries you to believe, why are pilots leaving en mass.
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But yr choice to join...
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Old 7th Aug 2018, 23:56
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^^^ Succinct. And precisely on point.
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Old 8th Aug 2018, 09:01
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Which is the best airlines for lifestyle then?
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Old 8th Aug 2018, 15:45
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You're in the wrong decade for lifestyle with an airline job.
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Old 8th Aug 2018, 16:03
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If you want to fly and have a lifestyle you need to get a well paid job in finance or law and hire a Cessna at the weekend.

Good lifestyle and airline are words seldom seen in the same sentence nowadays.
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Old 8th Aug 2018, 20:57
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Lifestyle is pretty good at U.S. airlines these days. With good work rules and ability to commute, it's a great part-time job in my opinion. Of course, some colleagues will inevitably take the time off and extra money and find a way to blow it on a mistress or failed restaurant.
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Old 9th Aug 2018, 13:11
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Finance and Law?

I assure you, if you worked a month in those industries youíd not have any lifestyle left to talk about.

Its brutal out there for everyone, not just pilots.
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Old 9th Aug 2018, 18:56
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Originally Posted by Xulu View Post
Finance and Law?

I assure you, if you worked a month in those industries youíd not have any lifestyle left to talk about.

Its brutal out there for everyone, not just pilots.
Seconded. Can't speak for finance as much, but at least in the U.S. the majority of lawyers out there are having a tough time. Unlike aviation schools, law schools have been quite successful at expanding graduation numbers. Graduates have to look forward to an ever expanding pool of candidates competing for shrinking number of quality jobs. Basically while aviation is on the front end of global pilot shortage, the legal field is on the front end of major glut that will take decades to play out.

I don't agree with some of the tangents in this editorial and it is slightly dated, but the major premise is spot on.
https://nationalpost.com/opinion/con...ough-real-work
Whenever any talking head on T.V. proclaims there is shortage of some specialized tech or science workers, I have to bite my tongue to keep from screaming Bullschitt at the T.V. Only of shortage of those who will work uncompensated overtime or other lifestyle abuses. Many companies that have abdicated their community responsibilities turn to H1 B Visa's to side step the thorny issue of raising wages while maintaining cost cutting goals for managerial bonuses.
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Old 9th Aug 2018, 19:16
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Originally Posted by Dhanusha View Post
Which is the best airlines for lifestyle then?
Originally Posted by Dhanusha View Post
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Here you go.

Airlines that offer part time contracts. More and more around. At lest in Europe anyway, with all kinds of variations. Airline with a home base, commuting contract. Any airline with no night flying!


Lifestyle is pretty good at U.S. airlines these days. With good work rules and ability to commute, it's a great part-time job in my opinion.


​​​​​​​All true. They do exist.
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Old 9th Aug 2018, 19:19
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My misses works in fianance and after her 60 hr week the only thing she wants to do on a Saturday is sleep and when cut backs happen itís brutal. Last recession she managed to move to a different department but her whole team got cut, go to see HR manager, leave your work phone and you will be escorted out by security we will post your personal things to you. Bye.
A lot of office politics BS. Misses got in trouble when she didnít answer a call when on leave. She wants out but the money keeps her.
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Old 10th Aug 2018, 07:22
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Same as the US airlines. I've witnessed them hire only to furlough. Twice.
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