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Old 22nd Sep 2016, 11:50
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True

Seriously. I for one am starting to hate this job. Had much more fun in work & life flying 737 low cost - and never had this feeling of a zombie like existence.

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Old 22nd Sep 2016, 11:57
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Max 2 in a row for the entire month, this job is getting better and better...reality is far more horrible than forum's gossip. 13 years in this Cie and I just can't believe what we are accepting from this &&&@& management....the only good part of it is that I won't regret my very very soon resignation.....
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Old 22nd Sep 2016, 12:08
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So has anyone noticed an improvement? Quite a few schedules have been reduced in October so it wouldn't be unreasonable to expect...
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Old 22nd Sep 2016, 14:45
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Read somewhere else that the 4th LGW has been binned, things must be pants if they are cancelling Londonistan flights, even if it is Gatport.
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Old 22nd Sep 2016, 16:49
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Middle bid 6 days off in a row.

90hrs but not bad trips, no ULR and only two turns that are not at night!

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Old 22nd Sep 2016, 18:09
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Originally Posted by Monarch Man View Post
Read somewhere else that the 4th LGW has been binned, things must be pants if they are cancelling Londonistan flights, even if it is Gatport.
Interesting, mate of mine has 3 of them of them on his roster (I bid like fury for it but obviously being top bid naturally I didn't get a sniff) however going on the EK booking site you can't book. It only shows the usual 3 flights. Has this been a very late decision to bin it??
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Old 22nd Sep 2016, 19:09
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Stunning rostering this month, augmenting prior to a long leave Why not a handling trip? Just dumb IMHO.
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Old 22nd Sep 2016, 20:37
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Originally Posted by Monarch Man View Post
Read somewhere else that the 4th LGW has been binned, things must be pants if they are cancelling Londonistan flights, even if it is Gatport.
These very late route cancellations will p**s off the small number of passengers who did book.
They expect a full-service airline to honour its schedule.

I know every airline has to cancel routes, but this year the short notice (eg. I think Panama was 2 weeks) will severely hack off the punters.

Look at the date on this

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/269004/emirates-shelves-planned-4th-daily-london-gatwick-flight-due-oct-2016/

And it's been available for Sale for months

http://www.theeksource.com/emirates-announce-4th-daily-london-gatwick-service/

Enough. Back to topic
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Old 23rd Sep 2016, 04:22
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Originally Posted by alwayzinit View Post
Stunning rostering this month, augmenting prior to a long leave Why not a handling trip? Just dumb IMHO.
Ha! I had that last year. Augmenting to Japan, 3 weeks leave, next 2 trips after leave augmenting Japan, augmenting MLE turn. Clueless. It was quite a funny conversation when I called to ask if they thought there might be any issues with this? "Ummmmm.....no Captain"
I left it to them and then the evening before the Japan trip after leave I get a call to tell me I'm now operating. Only took them the 3 weeks I was on leave to figure that one out. Surely with all the limitations built into the rostering system they could have included one about flight crew recency requirements.
Can't believe how late they have left it to bin the LGW. It would appear this place is running on headless chicken mode at the moment. No foresight, no real planning, knee jerk reactions on an almost daily basis.
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Old 23rd Sep 2016, 06:25
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Oct

Middle bid
Lhs 777
95 hrs
9 days off
Absolutely nothing I asked for.

Thank you EK, for pushing me to look for another job.

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Old 23rd Sep 2016, 07:23
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many are looking but nobody does the walk
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Old 23rd Sep 2016, 07:23
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natops, pretty much sums the situation up.
My applications went in yesterday...................................
Yet the company have it within their power to stop the rot, but choose, for whatever reason, not to.
I would love for someone on the 9th floor to explain how, if a pilot flies his allocated share of the roster, why oh why can they not be allowed a roster to commute?
Just about every other expat staffed airline manage to provide this lifestyle enhancer, yet EK choose to continue with the proven failed current model and the exodus from both seats continues to accelerate.
And they call themselves "managers"
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Old 23rd Sep 2016, 08:17
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Originally Posted by alwayzinit View Post
natops, pretty much sums the situation up.
My applications went in yesterday...................................
Yet the company have it within their power to stop the rot, but choose, for whatever reason, not to.
I would love for someone on the 9th floor to explain how, if a pilot flies his allocated share of the roster, why oh why can they not be allowed a roster to commute?
Just about every other expat staffed airline manage to provide this lifestyle enhancer, yet EK choose to continue with the proven failed current model and the exodus from both seats continues to accelerate.
And they call themselves "managers"
"Managers"? Managers are doing exactly what they're supposed to do. Maintain the status quo. Managers do not create change, they manage. Now leaders! That's a different story.

95 hrs, two ULRs, one turn, etc. 15 days off. Not too bad really. Very very generic bid. Bid areas only.
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Old 23rd Sep 2016, 08:25
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Indeed, though the Status Quo, is the continued deterioration of T+Cs and the growing snowball of leavers.

So "Good Job" then!
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Old 23rd Sep 2016, 12:22
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Panther 88...

Obviously you're not being productive enough. I'd expect a call to visit the chief on your being a "lazy pilot" within a week or two perhaps?? :-)

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Old 23rd Sep 2016, 13:44
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777 complaints sounding very similar to the 330/340
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Old 23rd Sep 2016, 14:24
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Didn't bid for anything and got a reasonable roster again second month running.
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Old 24th Sep 2016, 03:39
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45hrs flying 50 credit and ten days off in a row ! 2-3 days off in between trips.
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 06:28
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Credit where due . Boeing , high bid got everything , everything I asked for . A little shocked but happy .
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 06:44
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thatwasclose. what are you smoking?

I was top bid this month and I am quite senior now (for what its worth anyway) : I got ONE trip I asked for in the whole month. The worst roster ever with lovely layovers in India I never asked for and nearly 100 hours block and a massive 9 days off.
All I bid for was UK, EU and S-A and all I got was 1 nice trip and the rest f* all!

This month all I bid for was 2 days off. Guess what: I'm working what else did u expect....

In the old days I could have easily been happy with this in a bottom month, but nowadays
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