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

Old 6th Mar 2019, 18:46
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Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: There
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No email after unsuccessful assessment

Does any of you guys know what does it mean that I still didn’t recieve an email after unsuccessful first day on assessment this Feb. ​​​​​​​Although they assure all applicants that they will recieve emails stating their next probable assessment dates. Or should I email the HR and ask for a clarification?
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Old 6th Mar 2019, 19:20
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Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Dubai
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Most of the replies on this thread are from the Western Hemisphere. From what I hear EK in their infinite wisdom is hiring a lot of sub-continent pilots, Indians and Paki’s. They come cheap and don’t complain with the added bonus of they don’t have to live in their home country.
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Old 7th Mar 2019, 13:58
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Join Date: Nov 2018
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People seem to have short memories here or choose not to read earlier posts.
Just to be clear EK has not changed miraculously overnight. They just lowered the entry requirements to get more people in.
Please don’t think this influx was because quality of life changed overnight at EK and things improved!

Maybe people don’t understand forced leave (you get it when they want with no input and no recall from you) or why the roster system is crippled to such an extent you rarely get any flights you want (important when you might want short flights to be at home but end up with ULR or trips away for many days, you might want USA but get Asia, want long trips but get turnarounds) or why being put in the housing complex with 1500 villas sharing 1 swimming pool and 1 gym is not so great!
Also no quick commands now, it will take longer than you expect.

Only think of coming if you have no other options!
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Old 7th Mar 2019, 14:24
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The failure rate during the type rating is not insignificant, it used to be very rare that anyone failed. That’s what happens when entry standards are lowered.
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Old 16th Mar 2019, 04:15
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Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: San Salvador
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About salary

1.I want to know how much money will be in your pocket with 90 o 100 hours.
2.how is the trainning bond discount?
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Old 16th Mar 2019, 12:22
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Originally Posted by Jocico_de_perro View Post
1.I want to know how much money will be in your pocket with 90 o 100 hours.
2.how is the trainning bond discount?
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Your question should be... can I survive a 100 hours a month long enough to spend the money.
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Old 18th Mar 2019, 21:38
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Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Portugal
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Hahaha yeah 100% true. People often only think about money money money, when are u gonna enjoy all u earn if never have a day off u not destroy!
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Old 18th Mar 2019, 21:51
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Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Portugal
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Can someone tell me how long are the waiting times for assessment nowadays?
do they still love the Ryanair FO’s even just with minimum hours?
SOPS u seem to know it quite well, any suggestions?
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Old 19th Mar 2019, 07:10
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Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: escaped EK
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Originally Posted by ECHUQ View Post
any suggestions?
Stay at Ryan Air, get your upgrade and if you really feel the need to move abroad then there are plenty of well paying jobs in China.
EK is in a downward spiral. Captains are leaving EK for DEC Ryan Air.
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Old 19th Mar 2019, 07:29
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I can tell you this for a fact. My old next door nieghbour was a Captain at Ryanair and came to EK as an FO. When it was time for him to do his upgrade at EK, he declined the offer and went back to Ryanair as a DEC.

Think about that....
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Old 19th Mar 2019, 08:21
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Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: India
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Any idea what the waiting period is to get a confirmation after successfully completing the assessment in dubai?
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Old 19th Mar 2019, 12:29
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Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Algeria
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Stop complaining

I see always people moaning about EK here , common guys!
let's be honest , a lot of people are complaining about weather like that EK keeping it a secret or they can control the weather , it's a desert it's clear that's gonna be hot in summer , everything is Air conditioned the biggest heat you will experience is from the building to your car ,
People talking about rosters and 90 hours a month , Emirates doesn’t owe this stuff a secret ... you knew they pay and they tell you what they expect, there is some people they’ll only be happy when they can sit on their a** all day and do nothing. And still get all the benefits and get paid, otherwise they will complain , it's human nature who cares.
There's few companies in the world give you as much as Emirates does , and dubai is not that expensive to be honest, and as a pilot for EK you have almost no expenses you even get discount on your fu***** coffee

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Old 19th Mar 2019, 17:02
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Join Date: Feb 2016
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Originally Posted by SOPS View Post
I can tell you this for a fact. My old next door nieghbour was a Captain at Ryanair and came to EK as an FO. When it was time for him to do his upgrade at EK, he declined the offer and went back to Ryanair as a DEC.

Think about that....
yeah I see your point and I fly with those guys often, they all think they come to paradise but ryr only have two positive things, u sleep at “home” if u lucky to get the base u want, most of the DEC do, and 4 days off after flying lots during 5 days in a row with min rest time of 12h in between.

I wanna move from ryr now just before my upgrade, maybe stay some years, see the operati, destinations, lifestyle then back.

any idea how many FO’s they need this year? How long does the entire process takes?
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Old 19th Mar 2019, 18:25
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Dubai not expensive? WT.... ? Never complained about the heat . Kept the BBQ close to the door , beer in fridge and friends closer! Dubai Slowly kills you and so does EK . Both are toxic . Only when you or your close friends have been gone for awhile will you see the difference. It will never improve.
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Old 19th Mar 2019, 21:51
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Originally Posted by Dz_flyer View Post
I see always people moaning about EK here , common guys!
let's be honest , a lot of people are complaining about weather like that EK keeping it a secret or they can control the weather , it's a desert it's clear that's gonna be hot in summer , everything is Air conditioned the biggest heat you will experience is from the building to your car ,
People talking about rosters and 90 hours a month , Emirates doesn’t owe this stuff a secret ... you knew they pay and they tell you what they expect, there is some people they’ll only be happy when they can sit on their a** all day and do nothing. And still get all the benefits and get paid, otherwise they will complain , it's human nature who cares.
There's few companies in the world give you as much as Emirates does , and dubai is not that expensive to be honest, and as a pilot for EK you have almost no expenses you even get discount on your fu***** coffee
So true.

We had a guy come back to our TP operator from ME. He was happy to be back in the uk and thought the flying would be easy. He paid his bond left after 6 months to return to ME. Couldn’t stand the disruption, 4 sector days, 12 hrs min rest 3-5 days in a row.

Some people are never happy and from what I have gathered the more unhappy ones are people who have never lived in a city before who complain about DXB.
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Old 19th Mar 2019, 22:21
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Join Date: Mar 2019
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Originally Posted by SOPS View Post



Your question should be... can I survive a 100 hours a month long enough to spend the money.
Someone can answer please.
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Old 19th Mar 2019, 23:13
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Join Date: Mar 2018
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Originally Posted by AIMINGHIGH123 View Post


So true.

We had a guy come back to our TP operator from ME. He was happy to be back in the uk and thought the flying would be easy. He paid his bond left after 6 months to return to ME. Couldn’t stand the disruption, 4 sector days, 12 hrs min rest 3-5 days in a row.

Some people are never happy and from what I have gathered the more unhappy ones are people who have never lived in a city before who complain about DXB.
It's human nature buddy some people are never happy
If you are flying 90 hours you are not flying it for free you get well paid for that and EK pilots are very well rewarded for that , accomodation is paid , electricity paid , school is paid , special deals for phone and internet , medical insurance , you get discounts everywhere i cantc understand people saying salary is not enough !!
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Old 20th Mar 2019, 03:45
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Join Date: Oct 2017
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Originally Posted by Dz_flyer View Post
It's human nature buddy some people are never happy
If you are flying 90 hours you are not flying it for free you get well paid for that and EK pilots are very well rewarded for that , accomodation is paid , electricity paid , school is paid , special deals for phone and internet , medical insurance , you get discounts everywhere i cantc understand people saying salary is not enough !!
When you're coming from the "Afrika korps" places, jungles from SA or crappie places like, yeah ! ME is a "damn paradise" ...enjoy the honey moon ...
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Old 20th Mar 2019, 07:08
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Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Above the clouds
Age: 34
Posts: 135
I meet all the requirements as stated on the website (2000hrs on 20t etc), applied and was placed on a selection shortlist. The radio silence for a couple of months, after which I decided to write to recruitment.

They told me that they want me to have at least 1500 hrs on Airbus (I am Airbus TR) before they will consider me for FO on A380. Anyone else have a similar story?
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Old 20th Mar 2019, 08:37
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Join Date: Apr 2001
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It would seem the wannabes know all about the place .Even without experiencing it . For those reading this thread, ensure you work out who is who before taking advice .
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