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Old 22nd Aug 2014, 17:35
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The change is they snuck in the extra five minutes during the runway works with the excuse that getting to the airplane 5min earlier would somehow alleviate delays from ATC and runway works as well as the usual collection of retards - excuse me, passengers- that we have to deal with.

And now they're keeping the 5min and hoping no one notices.
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Old 23rd Aug 2014, 09:35
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Outta...

Im still chuckling at "the collection of retards" because its so true to many of the places we go.

I try not to get too bent out of shape over the extra 5 minutes or being on a bus 15 minutes before duty. I used to drive 40 minutes to the airport, have to park, wait for a bus to get to the terminal, deal with security, getting to the gate yadda yadda. Although I didn't leave my house 2:15 before the flight, I think the bigger issue is getting more time off AFTER duties, or waiting for the cabin crew to finish whateverthef*ck they do 40 minutes after blocking in. Just my thoughts.
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Old 23rd Aug 2014, 12:03
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CaptainChipotle....you are the voice of reason. AND my favorite restaurant!!
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Old 23rd Aug 2014, 12:17
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Until they bring our pick-up time forward an extra five minutes I'm not too stressed about it. If your briefing and checking paperwork (licence, passport, medical blah blah) is done in time for you to be on the bus 75 minutes before departure all well and good. If it isn't, don't get on the bus until you are ready. If you miss some obscure notam about an airway closure in the middle of China saying you had to be on the bus at ETD-75 won't be much of a defense.
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Old 23rd Aug 2014, 13:21
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Get Back...!

Now getting back to the Original Topic, when is the a "Sausage Factory" going to
Re- Open...?
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Old 23rd Aug 2014, 22:56
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If you are a Yank, then sure it might seem expensive because everything is cheap in the states...
WHAT......??????

In "road kill /corn country" maybe a little cheaper...., but any place worth living in the US is expensive...! In the past 10 years the cost of living in the US has skyrocketed! And don't get sick even with medical insurance
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Old 24th Aug 2014, 07:08
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If you are a Yank, then sure it might seem expensive because everything is cheap in the states...
WHAT......??????

In "road kill /corn country" maybe a little cheaper...., but any place worth living in the US is expensive...! In the past 10 years the cost of living in the US has skyrocketed! And don't get sick even with medical insurance
To justify my comment.. I currently pay 10% of my salary for a basic hospital plan for my family, because our government has such a bad medical system. I doubt you pay that in the states... For me to buy a bmw 320 would cost me $40000 US+..... On top of that I pay 36% tax on my salary, which goes up to an effective 50% + once all the indirect taxes are added...

I know some places in the states are expensive, but in general living there earning a US based salary, you can get by pretty comfortably (not taking into account 1500hr new airline pilots... I know they get paid badly..) As has been mentioned in other posts/threads, pilots at the majors earn 200k US plus..

Like I said earlier as well, "expensive" is all relative....
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Old 24th Aug 2014, 08:43
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Hi Everyone,
Where do you think I could fit in? 9500TT, of wch 1800Hrs PIC Militay ME A/C, 5500Hrs WideBody Jet FO time of wch 3000Hrs on present A/C, looking for an upgrade to Left Seat in the near future.....Thanks
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Old 25th Aug 2014, 05:21
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You're right, TJ, it's all relative terms. Dubai might be well below the top cities, but when it comes to paying school fees it's right there, at the very top with no signs of slowing down, same goes for rental and bills. And if you take into account eroding T & Cs, lack of lifestyle (time off, leave) you get a pretty dismal picture.
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Old 25th Aug 2014, 05:30
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When I worked in the US for a major airline I was a narrow body FO. With that salary I had what I called a 3-2-1.
I had 3 cars, 2 houses and a country club membership.
I don't think there are any FOs in the world who could do that and very few captains even Widebody captains who could do that.
I have been telling all US pilots that they have to get back to the US as soon as they can not only for the money but also for the conditions.
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Old 25th Aug 2014, 07:30
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gl69

There are plenty of widebody Captains in this World with a 3-2-1. I have one too;

3 kids
2 divorces
1 pending

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Old 25th Aug 2014, 07:35
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Nice Harry
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Old 31st Aug 2014, 11:16
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Back to the thread


With the current 777-300 ER orders and fleet net growth, I would imagine there is a need for about 350 - 400 captains, which is probably an optimistic figure. I understand there are more than 1000 FO's at the moment.


If you join today, you will never see an upgrade before at least 2020 if not later.




Do the maths!
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