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'Addition' to the EK uniform

Old 12th Jun 2014, 13:42
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I just bought a new bag, thanks for telling us last minute
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Old 12th Jun 2014, 13:50
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As with my tie pin and pass holder, it's a rule I'll be happy to ignore.
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Old 12th Jun 2014, 14:27
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None - the bag will automatically self destruct if any attempt is made to put duty free, personal electronic devices or EK branded olive oil/balsamic into it, but not before sending a report to TCAS's desk...
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Old 12th Jun 2014, 14:33
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That can't be right. I think TCAS' truncated minion AS has been made Vice President Oil/Vinegar/Pillows and Blankets.
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Old 12th Jun 2014, 15:00
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When I joined Kuwait Airways on the B707 we were all provided with an excellent good quality Leather Nav Bag engraved with Kuwait Airways Crew and a Samsonite and both saw out my flying career and are still in good nick ( like me )

PS Two of the shortest sectors we did were BAH/DHA and KWI/Abadan

PPS 8 weeks annual leave, plus two lots of 10 days off roster block and always two night in Central London after exhausting 7 hour daytime flight
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Old 12th Jun 2014, 19:32
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You mean it's not made out of leather?! Ffs, how on earth is one supposed to affix the required 1,000's stickers? Good gawd and bloomin' heck, what a cheapskate outfit EK has turned into!

Aside - the best contents of a flight bag that I ever saw was that of an Air Europe (UK) colleague (whom shall remain nameless, to protect the guilty) wherein during a Manchester night stop 'drinkeepoos' it was determined that the only items (and of which I kid you not!) within his flight bag were: a bottle of Scotch; a 'Brixton Briefcase' plus some cassette tapes (it was a few years ago), plus a family sized pack of prophylactics,... now those were the days!

Dropp the Pilot: lol as the AS gibe, classic !
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Old 12th Jun 2014, 22:08
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don't forget to check it for listening devices!
soak it in water for 30 minutes just to be on the safe side
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Old 13th Jun 2014, 11:50
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I'll take a free bag any day.


Looks like it may fit a little better in the Boeing than a standard flight case which blocks the side table from locking into place anyway.
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Old 13th Jun 2014, 21:40
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PPS 8 weeks annual leave, plus two lots of 10 days off roster block and always two night in Central London after exhausting 7 hour daytime flight
Good wheeze!
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Old 13th Jun 2014, 22:23
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@ hotduke ...whats a "standard" flight case ? Have seen guys drag the EK embosssed "coffin" and filled it to the hilt. For the love of me i wish i knew what they stuff in their bags ! ln the 21st century, minimalism is the standard. But guess loads of people are stuck in a time warp Hence some blokes think the new bag is ok coz it has loads of real estate/compartments
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Old 13th Jun 2014, 23:11
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I agree with mcgreaser, I have a black laptop size bag which fits all that I need...a clip board, an ipad, calculator, documents.

Nowwe are being given a bag which will just consume more space on a limited flight deck, further consider four of these bags on the flight deck during ULR flights.

Stupid move yet again.
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Old 14th Jun 2014, 04:56
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Well done Sluggams, such a radical approach.
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Old 14th Jun 2014, 05:37
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nakbin, not sure if you're being sarcastic or not...

Anyhoo, to take a leaf from the training manual and apply sone root cause analysis, the issue isn't the bag itself, it's the fact that TCAS has made it mandatory to use, a firm grasp of the non essentials. The second floor has lost the plot.
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Old 14th Jun 2014, 06:07
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Mcgrease,


Maybe the extra real estate has something to do with the "reintroduction of the recycling policy."


Hat, Jacket, trolley, papers, oh my....
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Old 14th Jun 2014, 06:52
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If they don't want us to nick the olive oil, why do they give us such a big case?
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Old 14th Jun 2014, 09:57
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Soon to come... The emirates issued flight watch, pen, sunglasses and clipboard.

The end of originality.
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Old 14th Jun 2014, 11:47
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Originally Posted by CaptainChipotle View Post
Soon to come... The emirates issued flight watch, pen, sunglasses and clipboard. The end of originality.
But really... we're all waiting for the logo'd underpants! ;-)
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Old 14th Jun 2014, 14:46
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Looks like the children on this forum are getting younger. It's not even funny anymore, just stupid.
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Old 14th Jun 2014, 15:09
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Use it....Abuse it....Looooooooose it, unless it's purdy!
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Old 14th Jun 2014, 15:09
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Its pretty simple guys, just don't use the stupid thing!!!
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