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Old 21st Oct 2016, 10:05
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A question for Clark?/

Why didn’t air fares reduce when oil prices were at their lowest recently?

7DAYS Reader | October 20, 2016
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Yesterday, Sir Tim Clark was quoted as saying that the cost of air tickets will start to rise again.

Could he please explain, then, why air fares did not significantly reduce when oil prices were at their lowest recently, and also why the “carrier-imposed charges” that were introduced by Emirates during high oil prices have never been removed, and still remain to this day?

Example: An EK ticket that I bought last week: Fare: AED 970; carrier imposed charges: AED 1,180; taxes and fees: AED 550; Total AED 2,700. So the carrier-imposed charges are 22% more than the fare, and 44% of the total.

How can these huge ongoing extra charges be justified, especially when oil prices have been so low?

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Old 21st Oct 2016, 10:39
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Not because they would have bought all their fuel already when the prices were high?
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Old 21st Oct 2016, 10:58
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Pilots risk being seduced by technology - Emirates boss

Tim, knows his pilots...........,,,

''Essentially they're good people, they know how to do it but if you seduce them with these unbelievable technological platforms they think they don't have to do much"
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So airline bosses know that automation dependency is a problem, yet refuse to let pilots practice basic skills without flight directors even when the weather is good and the airspace is quiet.

What is their solution then? More disciplinary measures when it all goes wrong?
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Old 21st Oct 2016, 16:16
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How utterly insulting, coming from an individual who in his senior position at the airline in question is largely responsible for some of the worst industry practices in existence today.

Personally any further discussion would likely be severely career-limiting, so I shall refrain here and now......
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Old 21st Oct 2016, 16:29
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He did allow the job to deteriorate to such a state that they can no longer even attract 2000hr Barby jet pilots. Reaping and sowing.
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Old 22nd Oct 2016, 04:57
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Originally Posted by White none please View Post
Pilots risk being seduced by technology - Emirates boss

Tim, knows his pilots...........,,,

''Essentially they're good people, they know how to do it but if you seduce them with these unbelievable technological platforms they think they don't have to do much"
Agree. And it is for this reason that I want to come work at Emirates. To have a boss that understands pilots and understands aviation is invaluable. It is wonderful to see Emirates taking safety so seriously and adding training beyond what's required to address what they know to be a deficiency amongst pilots.
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Old 22nd Oct 2016, 05:08
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Old 22nd Oct 2016, 06:31
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If he doesn't want us to be seduced by amazing technological platforms, is that why we were given the tablet......?
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Old 22nd Oct 2016, 07:23
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Originally Posted by OurKing View Post
Agree. And it is for this reason that I want to come work at Emirates. To have a boss that understands pilots and understands aviation is invaluable. It is wonderful to see Emirates taking safety so seriously and adding training beyond what's required to address what they know to be a deficiency amongst pilots.
You cannot be a pilot, you clearly do not understand and do not know what you are talking about.
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Old 22nd Oct 2016, 07:33
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I think it was sarcasm Callone.... don't be seduced...
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Old 22nd Oct 2016, 13:25
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Originally Posted by Eau de Boeing View Post
If he doesn't want us to be seduced by amazing technological platforms, is that why we were given the tablet......?
No.

The tablet has a microphone and camera built in. With the tablet, STC and the like can listen in or watch what's going on at any time.
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Old 22nd Oct 2016, 13:48
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To have a boss that understands pilots and understands aviation is invaluable.
Read the London Gazette, got KBE mainly for bringing EK business to UK. Though public spin claims he got it for innovations in aviation, British rulers are smart, they carefully crafted words in the Gazette. His contribution to UK economy is genuine. Nothing to do with aviation. Apparently he used to be a great network planner, but current EK network disproves that theory.

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/.../supplement/25
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Old 22nd Oct 2016, 19:01
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Safest Pilot in the world. Hand flying and not Seduced by evil automation.

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Send the link to HR and they'll hire him straight away....
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Old 23rd Oct 2016, 06:36
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Excellent CamelR, I spilt my coffee over that video
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