Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > PPRuNe Worldwide > Middle East
Reload this Page >

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

Middle East Many expats still flying in Knoteetingham. Regional issues can be discussed here.

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

Old 11th Jun 2007, 08:52
  #961 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Blingland
Age: 52
Posts: 328
Keep the brown below and the blue above. Its a plane, fly and enjoy. try trimming as well, forgotten skill on the Bus. Boeing seems to think its a good idea on a FBW, good knows why.
Pretty basic stuff on the sim, if ya screw up the approach, don't push it into an unstable approach, bin it and try again.

SyB
Sheikh Your Bootie is offline  
Old 11th Jun 2007, 17:06
  #962 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: MIDDLE EAST
Posts: 1,040
Is it just me or has the basic level of English rapidly deteriorated over the last year or so in Emirates? Not only those that have joined recently, but those that are currently applying. Nowdays, it's not just the Cabin Crew that are having problems understanding basic English.

No offence moon-towers, but I hope your spoken English at interview and in the simulator was of a much higher standard than your post. If it wasn't, that could well be a reason for rejection. The next 24 months could be time well spent brushing up the 'lingo' .

Poor language skills are becoming an issue at work, not only with the lack of general chit chat on the flight deck, but major safety implications due to misunderstandings and below standard R/T. Harsh but true.


harry
harry the cod is offline  
Old 11th Jun 2007, 17:27
  #963 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Middle East
Posts: 87
hmmm...

Lonely Planet..


You just had the interview, and your confident....You mention that to start here you take about a 40% paycut, but it's fine if you upgrade within about 5 years. Then you ask what the "average F/O salary is, what the "annual" raise is, etc..etc...

How'd you come to the 40% conclusion? What research did you do on the company? (How many doors down the hall do you sit from the "talking head"

Yer "bad english" is kinda weird.

...Back to my beers..

Jinglie'd
jinglied is offline  
Old 13th Jun 2007, 12:56
  #964 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Above and Beyond
Posts: 240
Thumbs up MY TIME LINE for an interview invite

Hi !

1) Update application 28th of march.
2) Telephone interview 27th of april.

3) invite Email from RH for FO Selection Program received 11th of june.

4) Selection program package received 13th of june.

5) Interview will be in mid august.


For the non native english speakers:

If you are current flying right now on intl routes ,you donīt have to wait to be interviewed.You are cleared.

Last edited by KRUGERFLAP; 13th Jun 2007 at 13:18. Reason: micro errors
KRUGERFLAP is offline  
Old 14th Jun 2007, 01:51
  #965 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: In the Sand
Posts: 73
ETOPS

Anyone knows what are the ETOPS limits for Emirates plane? both Boeing and the Airbus fleet.....

Thanks
CI100 is offline  
Old 14th Jun 2007, 04:09
  #966 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Knoteetingham
Posts: 112
I guarantee you no-one at the interview will ask you that question, however fyi

B777-200 and -300 it's 180 minutes
B777-300ER it's 207 mins

assume A330 is probably 180 mins too.
Nil defects is offline  
Old 14th Jun 2007, 08:21
  #967 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: over there
Posts: 58
Wow, two mths in between them calling you to actually giving you a date for the interview. That is long, I thought they are running like one group per week. And 20 plus candidate per group. That many ppl want into EK huh
5man is offline  
Old 16th Jun 2007, 19:00
  #968 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: C Town
Posts: 2
Interview end of August

I have been doing my homework on Emirates and still need a insiders look. I have my interview at the end of August. What is the quality of life?? aka Minimum days off, if any? Average flight hrs per month? Distribution of total vacation days per year? Your ability to travel to Europe on days off?? Relief pilot time toward pay and regs? Hotel accommodations on layovers adequate or awesome?? Security issues on layovers?? Flight crews friendly being that it is so multi national ?? Etc Etc Etc
EasternEuro is offline  
Old 16th Jun 2007, 19:14
  #969 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Above and Beyond
Posts: 240
Arrow Inbound EK

PM me ,letīs share infos!
KRUGERFLAP is offline  
Old 18th Jun 2007, 06:18
  #970 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: over there
Posts: 58
I have got an interview at the end of August as well.. Starting to get a bit worried now.. Anyone else in my shoes...
5man is offline  
Old 18th Jun 2007, 09:24
  #971 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Australia
Age: 56
Posts: 277
Congrats guys on getting your interviews. The interview and time spent in Dubai is intended by Emirates to answer most of your questions about life in Dubai and EK. It is the last opportunity for EK to decide if you are right for the job and for you to decide if you want it and life in the sand pit.
My advice is to you all is, do not come here full of preconceived notions and expectations.
Don't get uptight about the process. The fact that you have been invited for the interview means that EK expect you to be able to pass it. Enjoy the trip out here and keep an open mind as to what you find.
If you are offered a job you will get to fly big shiny aeroplanes all over the world and be faced with many challenges, maximum hours, jet lag and sleep deprivation. It is not a Holiday it is a hard job and not for everyone.
Crews, layovers, hotels and security are generally of a good standard some better, some worse. Days off in Dubai will obviously depend on what flights you bid for and what you get. Some guys bid for ultra long haul flights, do their hours quickly and manage to string together 10 days off or so in their top bid months, then jump on a flight else where. Others enjoy their 2 or 3 days off after a flight at home in Dubai with friends or family doing what interests them here.

Last edited by ShockWave; 20th Jun 2007 at 01:26.
ShockWave is offline  
Old 19th Jun 2007, 14:27
  #972 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: usa
Age: 45
Posts: 13
That is the best advise I have seen on this site. Thanks!!!!
ce650flyer is offline  
Old 19th Jun 2007, 19:06
  #973 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Dubai
Posts: 2
end of august interview

anyone out there care to share the latest interview info, 5man and easterneuro, hope to see you there ... has anyone worked for Cathay and care to compare?!
gwmagowan is offline  
Old 20th Jun 2007, 01:41
  #974 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Australia
Age: 56
Posts: 277
Gees man last time someone asked that it turned into a who's job is better slagging match between guys trying to justify their life.
They are very different countries and the living conditions as such are too different to compare. Go for which suites you best.
They both have management that will continue to bleed you dry and fly you til you die. It is now part of the job where ever you go. However you can work to age 65 with EK if you have to. Not sure if the compulsory retirement age still applies at Cathay.
Money would be the next big one to consider, and even that is not simple to compare. If the US$ keeps going backwards then perhaps a salary that is not pegged to the US$ is the way to go. Do your own maths because you will have to live with your choice and it's easier to put up with a bad choice if there is no one else to blame.

Last edited by ShockWave; 20th Jun 2007 at 01:54.
ShockWave is offline  
Old 20th Jun 2007, 12:09
  #975 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: over there
Posts: 58
Just had a look at the etihad website, looks like they are paying more on both seats.... So I suppose, if it is money one is after then Etihad would be a better bet??? Any comments???
5man is offline  
Old 20th Jun 2007, 13:14
  #976 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: In the Sand
Posts: 73
Talking

You mean Emptyhad?
CI100 is offline  
Old 21st Jun 2007, 00:26
  #977 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: over there
Posts: 58
Empty?? From all the fleet and route expansion that they are going through, I would say they got pretty deep pockets...
5man is offline  
Old 21st Jun 2007, 02:13
  #978 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Dubai
Posts: 2
days off, etc?

so EK minimum days off is 8/mo, any ideas what it is on average? are wives allowed to work in Dubai? is the salary flat year over year or are there raises, airline pilot central is way off? crinkl, i like your attitude!
gwmagowan is offline  
Old 21st Jun 2007, 02:41
  #979 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Australia
Age: 56
Posts: 277
Again it is very difficult to determine who pays more, basic salary means very little compared to the whole package cost of living etc. I think money wize there is little difference between Etihad and Emirates. Both airlines have deep pockets and they both don't like to spend it on staff.

Days off depend on what flights you bid for and the fleet you are on etc, but if you want an average then I'd guess at maybe 10 or 11, not including rest days required prior to or following night duties.
There are great opportunities in the UAE for wifes to work. They will be on your visa, so all you do is write a letter authorizing them to work and it is OK.
Skilled, educated expat workers are very much in demand here and as your wife will be in the country with her own visa she will be in demand. Any additional tax free money you earn while here makes a big difference.

Salary in Ek has an incremental 3% step each year plus an ongoing salary review system which compares global salaries and inflation in Dubai. How they do this, is anyones guess. The salary and allowances however in Ek have not kept pace with inflation or market trends and is not what it used to be. However this seems to have been a global trend over the last few years.
ShockWave is offline  
Old 21st Jun 2007, 09:27
  #980 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Fish Bowl
Posts: 53
If anyone has any doubt as to EK's potential:

1. Just extended our A380 order to 55 units
2. B777 - 51 units ordered
3. 747-8 - 10 units ordered
4. 100 A350's (Maybe)
5. Soon to be the biggest airport in the world JXB Jebel Ali Intl
6. Dubai Aerospace investing millions teaming up with Boeing in DXB
7. Oil revenue makes up less than 5% of Dubai's GDP
8. The rest is pure magic
9. We already have 106 aircraft and 1700+ pilots
10. Looking for 3500+ pilots

Need to go rest....I have more reason's don't worry...

Last edited by Crinklstein; 21st Jun 2007 at 13:30.
Crinklstein is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright Đ 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.