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Old 18th Oct 2016, 06:08
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I think it is not SJU, but BQN (Ramey Air Force Base)...don't shoot the messenger.

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Old 18th Oct 2016, 09:58
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What's the FLA?
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Old 18th Oct 2016, 19:24
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The FLA is a payment as communicated by flight ops. Once the powers higher above find out it is more than the allowance paid to pax fleet crew it will be adjusted accordingly.
You think I am lying?
You have not been here long enough.

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Old 18th Oct 2016, 20:23
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I must have missed that communication.
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Old 19th Oct 2016, 05:59
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Ah yes..as predicted those who chose not to apply are complaining already....
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Old 20th Oct 2016, 08:57
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some hotels for the freighter don't have discounts for food like Zaragoza.

Im sure they have just taken an average layover allowance. Its makes sense. easier for crew and easier for company
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Old 20th Oct 2016, 12:07
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@ eagleflight

Why would l shoot the meesenger when l said what you said

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Old 20th Oct 2016, 12:24
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Also , children, grow up! You look pathetic complaining about the littlest of things.
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Old 20th Oct 2016, 16:57
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How does the FLA work? Do you have to take local currency for meals down route? Sounds complicated.
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Old 20th Oct 2016, 17:30
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Originally Posted by Odins Raven View Post
How does the FLA work? Do you have to take local currency for meals down route? Sounds complicated.
You're joking, right? You won't be spoon fed on this fleet.
You'll be on your own to sort out bigger problems than whether to go to an ATM for cash, or put bills on your Visa card.
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Old 20th Oct 2016, 18:35
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Nay bother ya self lad with what's 'appening int sand pit, just carry on enjoying ya Hollands pie and pint a boddies in sunny Cheshire!

Not complicated at all, very simple actually. Works out at around $130 per 24 hours down route, that's ten shillings and thrupence to you.

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Old 20th Oct 2016, 20:09
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Oh my god!

Is anyone actually basing their decision on the FLA/allowance/hotel discount?

WTF are you guys talking about?!
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Old 20th Oct 2016, 20:10
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Originally Posted by Neektu View Post
Unless I got my maths wrong, the typical pax flight allowance is around AED12 per layover hour. Twenty bucks an hour sounds like a good deal. I stand to be corrected, though.


Did you really just work that out?!
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Old 21st Oct 2016, 17:36
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Originally Posted by harry the cod View Post
OR

Nay bother ya self lad with what's 'appening int sand pit, just carry on enjoying ya Hollands pie and pint a boddies in sunny Cheshire!

Not complicated at all, very simple actually. Works out at around $130 per 24 hours down route, that's ten shillings and thrupence to you.

Harry
Pfft... Hollands and Boddingtons is for the uncultured Lancashire lot... Down this way it's Real Ale and Game Pie, and unfortunately it seems also fake 'Real Housewives' of Manchester/Liverpool/Warrington

Seriously though, going to a cash machine in Mexico City? Guess I'm just a bit of a pu**y these days...
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Old 21st Oct 2016, 19:00
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Originally Posted by Odins Raven View Post
Pfft... Hollands and Boddingtons is for the uncultured Lancashire lot... Down this way it's Real Ale and Game Pie, and unfortunately it seems also fake 'Real Housewives' of Manchester/Liverpool/Warrington

Seriously though, going to a cash machine in Mexico City? Guess I'm just a bit of a pu**y these days...
No need to be s puy. ATM in Hotel and bar nearby.
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Old 23rd Oct 2016, 05:35
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Originally Posted by Spikedog View Post
Did you really just work that out?!
The one year makes it interesting
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Old 23rd Oct 2016, 06:38
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Originally Posted by Flyingishere View Post
The one year makes it interesting
From what I understand the 1 year is a minimum. There's no guarantee you will actually be allowed to switch back after 1 year.
I guess you can request it, but really you would be on the freighter until they decide otherwise......
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Old 23rd Oct 2016, 14:04
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Originally Posted by luvly jubbly View Post
From what I understand the 1 year is a minimum. There's no guarantee you will actually be allowed to switch back after 1 year.
I guess you can request it, but really you would be on the freighter until they decide otherwise......
From what I understand and communicated with them that a year is indeed a minimum and you can change after that year, honestly I don't see how it'll be different than pax. 5 days in a row is nice
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Old 23rd Oct 2016, 14:13
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Originally Posted by luvly jubbly View Post
No need to be s puy. ATM in Hotel and bar nearby.
Serious question - are bank account holders in UAE covered for fraud involving rigged cash machines in those countries? Or is it better to risk using your UAE credit card to buy food only in the hotel?

Not that it affects me - just wondering how it works in the world of freight allowances.
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Old 23rd Oct 2016, 14:21
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I have a prepaid card that I use in questionable areas. That way any fraud is kept to a minimum.
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