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EK 777 Freighter-Dedicated Crew

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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Old 23rd Oct 2016, 14:45
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Originally Posted by luvly jubbly View Post
I have a prepaid card that I use in questionable areas. That way any fraud is kept to a minimum.
Sounds like a good call.
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Old 23rd Oct 2016, 16:26
  #103 (permalink)  
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Revolut is a great card to use abroad. just pre load it and it uses the current exchange rate at the time. no rip offs from banks

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Old 23rd Oct 2016, 16:54
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This Revolut card... The recipient has to have the app and card also for it to work?
Old 25th Oct 2016, 09:04
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Location: Houston
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I got the "experimental" freighter roster. They DID give the 5 day off block, but then squeezed in a night turn between the 5-days and my leave. Would it kill them to just think like HUMANS and give the 5-day block before leave?
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Old 25th Oct 2016, 18:13
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Plan on none be happy with one! The place has become a bit of a concern of late. Glad to be exiting!
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Old 28th Oct 2016, 01:06
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I suspect the advent of trips significantly longer than what has previously been seen on the freighter, may give cause for concern, since this is perhaps not what some may have anticipated. This new UIO/BQN trip will be woeful for anyone with dependants in Dubai.

On the other hand the freighter could be a godsend for those with no ties to Dubai, since the fixed days off along with the often longer downtime in between flights downroute, will quite probably be far more appealing and less tiresome than the regular passenger rosters. I suspect some on the new dedicated freighter fleet who have family elsewhere may jettison themselves from Dubai and use hotels for the nights they are in Dubai, as it will still work out cheaper and will allow them to use the excess cash towards their homes elsewhere.

Horses for courses as they say but this will certainly be appetising to a niche number of 777 colleagues and the FLA in its proposed form, may help as well. A friend of mine put his name down and he said he had thought twice about doing so but he is very happy with his November roster. He said he has just as many days off in DXB including the block of five and he has significantly less time sat in an operating seat.
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Old 28th Oct 2016, 03:41
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That's just totally unacceptable, those are the things that ultimately grinds people and makes them leave. It's testimony to the rot that's set in this company.

This is where HD should intervene and stand up for us! Oh hang on I have just woken up!
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Old 30th Oct 2016, 10:06
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They screwed us . Am flying everyday of the reserve week, all passenger flights.
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Old 30th Oct 2016, 14:53
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The way I see it is that you are not officially on the cargo fleet as yet so they can mix the cargo and pax flying..however once it officially starts under no circumstances should you agree to any pax flying while on reserve or at any time...this was not the deal and any attempt to mix both would be totally unacceptable.
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Old 30th Oct 2016, 15:26
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That means they took my bid away from me without asking. The experimental roster, if that's what you want to call it, was given to me without my knowledge. Yes I signed up to the freighter but not to this . Was never mentioned .
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Old 30th Oct 2016, 16:07
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I am shocked!
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Old 30th Oct 2016, 16:38
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Allaru.... What says they can't change the contract .... at their will... anytime, any way they want? It's always been like that.

When I left, my contract was NOTHING like it was supposed to be. But my union rep just didn't see the problem!!!!

Open your eyes.... this is how it is. As they say at EK, if you don't like it, there's the door!


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Old 30th Oct 2016, 19:19
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Location: UAE
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What contract ??

Please don't say you weren't warned
Seriously ?
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Old 1st Dec 2016, 06:43
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Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: UAE
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Interesting to see the latest forum presentation saying there is the "Intention to have a dedicated cargo fleet in 2017"
That is a definate shift. From Dec 2016 to January 2017 to intend to have in 2017
Obviously not enough FO took the bait.

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Old 1st Dec 2016, 09:04
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Join Date: Feb 2016
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Just stay away from this kind of offer, it's outsourcing at its best.
Never believe what they promise, everything will be changed to their favour in a second once you signed the dotted line.
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Old 8th Dec 2016, 10:04
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Gotta laugh at this weeks newsletter, Dedicated Freighter fleet cancelled UFN. I absolutely did not see that coming

What not enough F/Os up for it, no trust with our masters, yup thats probably it!

On the upside, we can go to a special screening of Star Wars, yay!! At least no frickin Wine case boxes for our pleasure this Xmas

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Old 8th Dec 2016, 10:13
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SyB I believe there are not enough 777 pilots to remove any from roster build.
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Old 8th Dec 2016, 11:38
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I have so dumbed down my expectation from above that the cargo op cancellation hardly mustered a raise of my chin from the iPad as my colleague in Volvo relayed the latest. "Well of course its cancelled"

Alas, "...we simply do it better..."

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Old 8th Dec 2016, 20:47
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I'm ready to start with EK but in the base of my choosing , problem of staff shortage can easily be solved .
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