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Old 2nd Sep 2016, 05:00
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KAL returning to recruit.

They must like the quality coming out of here!

Dubai, Sep 9th.
Two daily information Sessions will be held on September 9th, 2016
Park Hyatt Dubai
Dubai Creek Club Street (Golf & Yacht Club, near DXB Intl airport) ph: +971 4 602 1234
1st session: 10:00a ~ 12:00p, 2nd session: 15:00p ~ 17:30p
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Given that I've heard lots of talk of between 40-60 Captains already leaving or in the process of leaving EK to KAL, this doesn't come as a surprise.

Why would you not target an airline where the highly experienced, type rated, well trained Captains are being worked to death...give them a reasonable roster, a home basing, and a reasonable salary, and it's easy pickings.

Meanwhile, EK is busy replacing its most experienced crew with first officers and captains whose experience is limited to say the least. The average experience level in both seats in the EK cockpit has plunged in the last year or so.
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only 1 day? come on...They should know most EK slaves have max. 8 to 9 days off a month.
Kal is very high on a lot of 777 skippers joblist but getting time off to do roadshows or an interview is a major issue. Please take note.
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They also go to Abu Dhabi:

Abu Dhabi, Sep 7th and 8th.
Two daily information Sessions will be held on September 7th and 8th, 2016
Al Raha Beach Hotel
Channel St., Dubai Rd, (near Al Raha Mall) - Abu Dhabi ph: +971 2 508 0555
1st session: 10:00a ~ 12:00p, 2nd session: 15:00p ~ 17:30p
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which agency is this? KAL does not recruit directly
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A few years ago the rumours were @ 140 EK pilots interviewing , but that was only a rumour .
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Agency is TAS Total Aviation Services.
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CCL and Rishworth
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KAL recruits through about seven different agencies such as Rishworth and CCL, but TAS (Total Aviation Services) is actually owned by KAL. The contract is the same terms whomever you go through anyway. Not always the case with all contract jobs, sometimes different agencies have slightly different packages, sometimes quite different. But that's what I've been told by one of the TAS recruiting chiefs, I haven't bothered to ty and procure all the different contracts to check.

Probably the best commuting job out there. Not the highest-paying, but the best-organized and most stable.

only 1 day? come on...They should know most EK slaves have max. 8 to 9 days off a month. Kal is very high on a lot of 777 skippers joblist but getting time off to do roadshows or an interview is a major issue. Please take note.
If you think it's difficult to get one day off for a roadshow, try getting 5-7 in a row for the selection. It's a problem.
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Old 3rd Sep 2016, 11:08
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The should rent the 777 sim here at DSO for assessments. Go to Seoul for medical. I'm stuck for time to go through it all.
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Recently completed the 4 day screening process in Seoul with KAL , failed my medicals to every bodies surprise including myself. ( btw I was nr 4 of 4 that I know that did the screening with Korean that failed there astronaut medical check ). I have found the actual screening process to be very straight forward and pleasant ................. ( apart from there ridiculous medical ). Good luck to all attending , I think its a nice set-up to work for.
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Without disclosing personal info, can you provide any examples of the reasons for the medical failures? I.e. BMI, vision or underlying physiological issues. What was the age range of the 4 pilots?
Thanks.
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If you really want to go to Korea, China, etc you should pay to do medical prep the same way you pay for sim prep. Get an EKG and blood draw. If something is out of limits, do some googling -maybe a change to your diet or exercise routine could bring it back in line. Also hit an eye doc and ENT to practice the vision and balance tests Asian airline medicals contain -you can practice those beforehand, just like sim prep.
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I attended the roadshow today, not surprised the room was full (and not full of young ones, either....mostly senior Captains)

Impressive example rosters, reverse basing? wow. And impressive marketing

Shocking what EK has done to our schedules.....I shake my head in how EK has lost it.

I just wish Korean would increase the package a wee bit

I'm left with the notion that to get my life back, I must give up quite a few schekels
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You only end up giving those schekels back one way or the other. Go for it. Be happy and dont look back. Cant wait for my turn.


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Turtle remember one thing...you can't spend those extra shekels when you are dead.
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Monthly block of days off

9+2=11 consecutive off + travel days every month.
Biz class firm ticket to/from every month.

That seems the big draw for KAL. Why don't the Gulf airlines just offer similar and plug the drain? Seems easier than constantly having to recruit and train new guys.
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Saw quite a few very senior captains post on their Facebook pictures of themselves at the KAL interviews. Very surprised at some though as they used to be EK loyalists.
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No need to hide anything and it's time to move on.
Good question as to why EK not do the same and stop the brain drain .
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Couldn't go. How does it look financially and tax wise?
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