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EK Roster satisfaction

Old 17th Mar 2017, 08:56
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Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Gulf playing Golf
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Very Happy With ny roster
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 09:01
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Join Date: Jun 2001
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As the 'new normal' appears to be that pilots now get their rosters 2 weeks before the start of the next month, it does beg the question;

Why didn't they always do it?
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 09:04
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Join Date: Jul 2010
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2nd top, 1 (low) request and no preferences.
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 09:14
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Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Dubai
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I loved the pat on the back they gave themselves for awarding 1 day off before leave for most (not even all) that had leave in the April roster.

Nice one guys, a real achievement
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 10:02
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Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: ME
Posts: 27
hello,

General question, would EK consider an FO applicant with a total hours of 1800 and 1500 on narrow body jet MTOW above 20T?

Appreciate the comments.

Thanks
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 10:55
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Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Earth
Posts: 82
Donovan,

The fact that you are asking that question despite the WEALTH of information saying stay the heck away from here means EK won't just consider you, they've already got your course date inked in.

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Old 17th Mar 2017, 10:57
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Join Date: May 2005
Location: Mars
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Second top, pretty senior. Got one request I asked. Didn't ask for Russia or China oddly enough but got them both. Oh joy!
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 11:23
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Join Date: Jul 2010
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I also have leave in April with 1 day off before. Woop!

They say they plan to continue with this, well gee, thanks! Mediocrity achieved and to be maintained.

Maybe they've forgotten that 5 days off before leave used to be achievable?
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 12:29
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Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: london
Posts: 103
Well I forgot to bid for April and was dreading the roster but to my shock it came out ok with 11 days off and 85hrs and trips that I bid for in my top months?????

I am happy but I dont understand as in top bids I get 8 days off with nothing I asked for and pretty senior...

Maybe ill forget to bid again next month but still cant wait to get the [email protected]@k out of here..
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 16:54
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Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: UAE
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87 hours, 10 days off and no India.

Oh, top bid and did not bid.
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 16:59
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Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Dubai, UAE
Age: 40
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B-777. Left seat. Top bid. 9 days off. 97.5 hours. Bags are being packed. Enough is enough.
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 17:05
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Join Date: Sep 2011
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Out of last 3 months, first 2 months NOT ONE preference awarded, this month 1! Bid help tell me I could not have done more to get preferences awarded!
I then look at eswap and find the flights I bid for were given to other people.
Exactly the same here.
The situation is despicable. That is the only word that comes to my mind.
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 17:30
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Same same. Preferences should be seniority based, at least then there'll be some kind of system, rather than the "global" view within the bid group.

As it used to be before, n'est ce pas?!
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 19:26
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Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Europe
Posts: 62
2nd top, pretty senior FO.
Got one request and no preferences - increasing to 10 is worthless.
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 20:21
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Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Europe
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Divide et imperar....and we know that only 1 guy is responsable for the mess we are in...
especially on the boeing, the combination of ULRs wih minimum rest combined with turns and layovers to the subcontinent resulting in rostercompression with less than 10 days off is unsustainable.
There is not a single reason to stay if you're on the tractor....

ooh yes, i will definately remind anyone I know considering joining about this aspect of the job. U really have to be out of your mind to join on the boeing.
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 22:01
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Join Date: Mar 2008
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Bottom Bid FO777 - works for me. Got what I wanted plus what I didn't want.
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 22:19
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Join Date: Mar 2007
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The extra request and preference merely allows them to publish statistics that show greater bid 'satisfaction' and appear to be giving more of what we want. If they gave us 50 requests and preferences they would be able to show nearly 100% 'satisfaction'.

Smoke and Mirrors
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Old 18th Mar 2017, 04:39
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Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Hot place
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Originally Posted by Payscale View Post
Very Happy With ny roster
How many hours and days off or leave did you get?
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Old 18th Mar 2017, 04:40
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Join Date: Apr 2016
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Originally Posted by Spoogie View Post
Bottom Bid FO777 - works for me. Got what I wanted plus what I didn't want.
Are you new at EK? Bottom bid and you got what you wanted. Did you bid for double Dohas and night Islamabads?
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Old 18th Mar 2017, 04:44
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Join Date: Apr 2016
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Originally Posted by luvly jubbly View Post
Terrible roster for 3 months running. Bring back the old bidding system please. This one doesn't work, and it's making people leave.

And cost cutting doesn't work when other departments can't stop spending.
Emirates unveils new Real Madrid A380 decal - Emirates 24|7
The old system worked well (before they tweaked with it and put in too many restrictions).
I wonder if that 380 would ever be dispatched to Barcelona? It would almost be like painting the Spinnaker tower red and white 😂. I'm sure they know what they're doing.
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