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Old 11th May 2012, 14:02
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look for a new horizon

CSA is interviewing. commuting 6/2, 215k a year after tax. 80 hrs max per month. 230 USD extra over 80 hrs.
Scoot also interviewing, but its OK only for those without kids.

China Southern ordered 10 777 for 2013
Eastern China just ordered 20 777 two weeks ago.

Future, salary and conditions looking brighter in South east Asia.

Here, it will become worse and worse. This is just the beginning.
(Medical, allowances, days OFF, Holidays, etc etc etc and prices in Dubai in the skies.....This is not NY, Sydney, Singapore, London, etc etc...its just Dubai, desert, sand, beach and Malls...not even comparable to the big cities of the world)

If you are looking for life quality, time OFF and good money to save for your future, then Dubai and Emirates is not the place anymore.

Dont burn brain cells anymore. Take care of your health and your love ones.

Bye bye those memorable times.
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Old 11th May 2012, 14:36
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Swan man I apologise. I didn't know that all the airbus pilots colluded to make up the 380 wing crack saga just to get you and your Boeing mates to work harder. What a pack of clever pr@cks they must be to do that.

You Muppet!!!!

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Old 11th May 2012, 18:01
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I think the future is looking more & more like being in china for most of us. I guess EK will end up like gulf air.
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Old 11th May 2012, 22:12
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Originally Posted by seat99k
I think the future is looking more & more like being in china for most of us. I guess EK will end up like gulf air
You're welcome to the chinks matey! Think I'll take my chances with the habibis thanks

Originally Posted by maligno
Here, it will become worse and worse. This is just the beginning.
(Medical, allowances, days OFF, Holidays, etc etc etc and prices in Dubai in the skies.....This is not NY, Sydney, Singapore, London, etc etc...its just Dubai, desert, sand, beach and Malls...not even comparable to the big cities of the world)
Yeah? I'll remind you in a couple of years............ Why the hell anyone would want to live in London I don't know. Or Sydney! (full of aussies etc). And Singapore? Where is that??????????

Seriously though; what has happened to allowances, days off, holidays etc etc etc? Complete hysterical bollocks

I'm glad I'm not Greek
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Old 11th May 2012, 23:45
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RE: CSA
6/2 is NOT a commuting contract....it is a slow road to divorce. So even if the pay and flying conditions are better, that condition is not and no one should sign on the dotted line even uttering that is a commuting roster. Come on, there is a finite number of pilots in the world with upwards of 12k on heavy equipment. Stop jumping through hoops for these operators and collectively make them up the terms. Everyone will benefit in the end.
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Old 11th May 2012, 23:48
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White Knight...you can have Dubai and all the loveliness it provides with your habibi mates. Most would take London or Sydney anyday over DXB..chinks included you racist slug.
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Old 12th May 2012, 13:01
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Be very careful of China Southern guys. The astronaut medical could see you unemployed very easily. I have never failed a medical in my life, and that even counts for Korea where they are super strict. I did fail the China one though!

I hear all the moaning about pay increase not being enough. I wholeheartedly agree, however, this is going on in the rest of the world, and not just pilots. The huge inflationary (con by the banks) world we are in makes us all worse of financially for the work we do. That is of course, unless you're a CEO or Banker.

Keep fighting for more though guys!!
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Old 13th May 2012, 19:16
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it sucks living in Dubai....newsflash, we get paid to do it, thats why we're here

One can only hope we have a mass exodus and/or no new recruits that EK sweetens the deal enough to staff airplanes...really the only voting power pilots have at EK.

Too bad the pilots at EK don't have enough unity to have organized "sick outs" or "slow downs"

EK mngt keeps up the fear tactics, all nationalities may put aside their differences and team up with a common goal...make management fear us
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Old 13th May 2012, 19:25
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All in all an easy easy 100k AED take home in hand for a 777 captain flying
about 85 hours.
I'm not saying you're wrong but if this is true why are SQ losing pilots to EK
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Old 13th May 2012, 19:29
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A380 Jockey: Sorry to burst my bubble!? Settle down tiger..just the way I see things.

If SIA is so rosy, why not go and join them? Oh, that's right they're not hiring on the 777 and downsizing by using their Aircraft with Scoot...on LESS PAY!!

I'm not the enemy, I want Airlines to pay more. Much more. Our salaries in general have been going down for many years in reality. I'm just saying our professions aren't the only ones suffering.

I certainly hope you EK guys get a decent rise, as I do for all of my fellow Aviators. But if there are other Airlines paying more, then Shut up and Vote with your feet!
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Old 14th May 2012, 01:44
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A380 jockey

Maybe your friend did read them to you correctly and that you have a different interpretations.

They did have an increase to their basic salary plus hourly flight pay. To get to 19000 SGD basic he would have to be a very senior capt in SQ. You need to make the right comparison between the two senior Capts at both airlines.

MVC is included in your basic not an addition. The tax rates in Sin is not 10%..try more like between 15 to 17%. Singaporeans and permanent resident card holders are entitled to CPF whereas expats on an employment pass does not, hence the 10000 sgd per year bonus pay out at the end of your contract. Outstation allowances generally higher than that of EK but you're not going to be on all layover trips...777 does quite bit of turn around..

I believed your friend did read them to you from the ALPA-S contract but you had a different interpretations..because in no way he would have quoted that the tax rate was at 10% and the MVC was an addition to your basic.
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Old 14th May 2012, 01:48
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A380 jockey

By the way..only SQ Cargo have an expats contract. The amount of housing and school fees is in their recruiting website. The other airlines within the SIA group, SQ, MI and Scoot does not have an expats package and all is on a local term.

Highlighting this was only to make a correct assessment or comparison for all of us more valid..
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Old 14th May 2012, 05:03
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Aiyo...careful what you wish for lah...only allowed to work until 62, and then SQC MIGHT take you but at 1st year pay...and possibly on a local contract, it seems to be one way for locals and another for expats, and SQ reserves the right to limit your extention to one contract term only...many guys had to leave when they were tossed aside...how many ended up at QR? 70 odd guys is the number tossed around. Not such a great shade of green on the other side of that fence...and as for staff travel? You EK people have a picnic compared to SQ...
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Old 14th May 2012, 06:22
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A380 jockey

Let's take a calculation based on about the 10th year capt.

Base 13500
MVC. 1350

Basic 15000.

80 hours at 75= 6000
80-85 at 125 = 625

13th month at 15000/12 = 1250

Total 22875 + outstation allowances..

So the the Capt with about 10 years on the left seat is about 68625aed plus outstation allowances minus taxes therefore it is not the 90k aed you've quoted, also the outstation allowances won't be as much as what you've mentioned.

A capt with a 10 years of seniority is about 60700 plus outstation allowances with EK if you opted for the housing allowance..

Now it is only around 8000 aed of differences..if you calculate the taxes you pay, the housing and the school fees, EK would have a bit more spending power. EK provides a provident funds while SQ pays the 13th month basic..so it has many wash out between the 2 airlines. It all comes down to where you want to live and work and where the family will be happy.

SQ mainline won't be hiring Capts for many years to come. It has enough FOs to upgrade within. The only hiring is on the Cargo side which is on a different CA to that of the mainline. When you do join, you will be placed in the year 1 basic which is 10000sgd plus MVC of 1000..

It's not that much different..it's about where you will be happy.
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Old 14th May 2012, 07:59
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A380 jockey

How can you factored in housing and education allowances when yoou don't get that in the SQ mainline? The SQ Cargo guys does have a 3900 sgd of housing and 1500 per kids in school fees, and this school fees applies during school year(not paid during summer holiday).

The 10 year EK is simple. 40650 in basic, plus 60 per hour doing 75 hours per month(900 year) 4500, plus housing of 14950 is 60700aed then to add 200 for phoone allowance plus exchange rate protection depending on your currency from 0 to 3000 aed per month plus overrnight allowance so 62000-63000aed is a realistic figure. I am sure any of the EK pilots here can confirm my numbers for EK.

For your friend to pick up 4500 sgd in allowance that means he is with cargo. SQ mainline is also on a 3 meals allowance like EK while SQ Cargo is at 8sgd per hour. So his 4500 equals about 562 hours away from base. They fly about 50-55 hours per month.

I just hope the info here can be as accurate as possible for a valid comparison.
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Old 14th May 2012, 13:47
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I am very certain my numbers are correct.

When you were comparing the most senior EK Capts, did you also included the housing allowances if he choose to take? School fees? Bear in mind it is 3 kids in EK not 2. And did you added the provident funds to the calculation? Because you need to. Why? Is to make the comparison valid

By the way, it won't be my loss

We can put this to rest. Can't blame you for not knowing the numbers and it's no use having a debate here..

Adios

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Old 14th May 2012, 14:25
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A380's numbers are spot on...!!
Couldnt be closer to actuals.
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Old 15th May 2012, 05:55
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Instead of talking about everybody's else pay what about the pay at EK. 3% does not even come close to the inflation rate in Dubai. We need more that is for sure.
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Old 15th May 2012, 11:16
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We haven't had a pay rise. The 3% is an increment which we should receive automatically every year to reflect seniority. So, this year we've basically got nothing. That's pretty disgraceful for an Airline that's just cleared well over 600 million US$

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Old 15th May 2012, 13:48
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That is true, but what can be done about it other than the standard answer of voting with ones feet
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