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777 Captains to 380 again

Old 11th Sep 2014, 14:10
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777 Captains to 380 again

Yet another blow to the 330/340 guys!
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Old 11th Sep 2014, 15:43
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Where has this been documented out of interest? I'm sure it's in the pipeline tho
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Old 11th Sep 2014, 15:45
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You can't be serious to think that any Boring driver would want to defect to the whale?

Just had to get in there before the "mines better than yours" bunch came into the fight pit.

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Old 11th Sep 2014, 17:01
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They will get interest. The 380 does not offload bags. 777 is notorious for having the most "wankers" as the cabin crew describe. DEC's on the 380? Not going to happen. Maybe the 777 again. The 380 as a commercial failure? Perhaps, but at the price EK is paying for them. Highly doubtful.
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Old 11th Sep 2014, 17:19
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God... Here we go.
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Old 11th Sep 2014, 17:43
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Not True Saltaire,

I spoke with a cabin crew manager who said they put all crew through a day of training focused solely on dealing with 380 pilots since they tend to be so "odd." They learn about identifying anti-social behavior and how to effect a positive outcome when working with such people.

I've also spoken with the wife of an SVP's shoe shiner who said that the company is very disappointed in the 380 payload. It's either passengers or bags. Not both. That's why we have freighters flying 20 miles in trail on most of the 380 US destinations. Oh and the 380 looks funny.
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Old 11th Sep 2014, 18:14
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Laker you should get a real job! The boredom is obviously getting too much for you!
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Old 11th Sep 2014, 18:40
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This is all news to me but would they likely open up the invitation to F/O's as well as and when?
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Old 11th Sep 2014, 19:04
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Laker, it is true. I fly the thing. Rumor all you like. So we take 500 passengers without bags? Interesting...

Agreed, it's not the prettiest thing in the sky, but the extra space, air quality, lounge bar etc. seem to be popular. Oh, and it's slowly taking most of the ULR destinations. Pretty or not

Maybe you should speak with Tim Clark?
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Old 11th Sep 2014, 19:21
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The freighter is doing more US routes, that much is true. However it's not due to the A380 having to leave bags behind, this, as we all know, was a petty rumour started by some jealous chaps who no longer flew the shiniest jet. There are more freighter flights simply because the company are making huge profits from flying cargo around. They clearly prefer the 380 for flying people around these routes.

As for Mr Laker's suggestion that the pilots are 'odd' and the cabin crew have a day of training to address this, what a ridiculous statement. I hope this was an attempt at humour.

You see, the truth is, there are colleagues that we all find 'odd' from time to time. I am lucky to have been on the 330/340 which happens to suit my life outside of work. The pilots I work with are mostly a fantastic bunch and those I know on the 380 and 777 are all like the rest of us who just want a good flight with no paperwork to fill out when we land.

I'm aware there's courses starting this or maybe next month for us on the 'little bus' to go over to the 380, the list of interested candidates from the left seat is lengthy so I can't see why they would require Boeing pilots to ask the change.

Let's try and draw a line under the childish squabbling, you're just making yourselves look immature and not doing wonders for your blood pressure. Our employers clearly like the 777 and the 380 and what we think means nothing to them.

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Old 11th Sep 2014, 21:16
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It is also a blow for the a380 guys who came back to the 330 for their commands 3 years ago who are going to get bypassed by 777 guys who are junior to them and have zero airbus time. All of these guys have over 2000 hours 380 time.
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Old 12th Sep 2014, 03:07
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Be so kind to post name of the airline in the thread. We might save the time not to check it if not relevant. Thank you
Which airlines in the ME has 380ies and T7s? At least for now?
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Old 12th Sep 2014, 04:32
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JA at a wash up this week said last option would 777 Capt's transfer to the 380 . Priority 330/340 Capt's . Direct hire FO s to continue and no to 777 FO s transfer to the 380.
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Old 12th Sep 2014, 04:32
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laker, I pax to LAX all the time, even on a full flight, that means the good people in EK leave passengers bags behind but take staff bags,
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Old 12th Sep 2014, 04:36
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The 380 does not leave bags behind, the 777 goes load restricted. If anyone thinks the 380 is not making money have them talk to any FO doing their upgrade ,777 or 380, that have had the commercial briefing.
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Old 12th Sep 2014, 05:06
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Was this the wash up with the moaning john deere FOs complaining they didn't get upgraded at 3yrs as promised?

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Old 12th Sep 2014, 05:32
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Childish twonks, are you not part of the same team?
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Old 12th Sep 2014, 06:47
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No comparison

T7 plonkers please stop comparing your tool with the A380, its like comparing a Mini to Rolls Royce.

Enough, lol

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Old 12th Sep 2014, 11:57
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This should not be a Boeing v Airbus childish slanging match again! Its pathetic. Us Pilots must look like a right bunch of plonckers to the outside world.
This thread is about 330/340 pilots yet again being shafted by EK management!
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Old 12th Sep 2014, 12:16
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Why do the 380 captains always seem to be short little fat fellas? Paging Dr. Freud.

Also, I heard they smell bad. True rumour.

Favourite is the FO showing his wife and kids the sims at the college. A380 sim is in use but the bridge is down on the B777 ("John Deere", for those following at home), to allow them a peek inside. So he says to his wife, (in harsh Strine accent, natch) "Of course, the one I fly is much bigger".

The sim.

HAHAHAH! No wonder eyes roll every time you hear "super" on the radio.

Pity the paycheque is the same size...then there might be something to brag about.
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