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EK Freighter contract coming to an end?

Old 8th Dec 2017, 15:07
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EK Freighter contract coming to an end?

*Rumour*

Heard from an EK mate yesterday that the freighter experiment is being ended, by this Iím assuming the contract in its present form.
No idea how true or otherwise, but heís certain itís on the cards.
Just a heads up to all still trapped in sand town.
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Old 9th Dec 2017, 08:24
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I heard this too. Time will tell ...
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Old 9th Dec 2017, 08:53
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And EK have offered Fedex their 777 freighters.
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Old 9th Dec 2017, 09:15
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If true, will be interesting to see the reaction from those that went on the contract to enable them to "commute".
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Old 9th Dec 2017, 11:01
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Rule 1: Never believe a word EK says, it all eventually turns to BS sooner or later.

Rule 2: See Rule 1.

There is about 18 years of proof to support that statement here in PPRuNe.

It helps to keep a resignation letter ready in your flight bag so that all you have to do is fill in the date, trust me it puts everything into perspective!

I hope the 777 Freighter's are going to Fed-Ex...they'll need pilots and it's a good company to work for based in a nice country!
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Old 9th Dec 2017, 14:27
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Was on the freighter not that long ago in ams. Dispatcher said we won't be seeing much more of you shortly.

I said how do you mean. Response airport authority won't provide any more slots and something along the lines we will only have 2 flights into ams for the freighter and things moving too Germany. Who knows

Originally Posted by Seaman Staynes View Post
And from a mate on the freighter a few weeks ago - "they are looking to expand freighter contract next year.............."
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Old 10th Dec 2017, 05:59
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go home and ask your gardener, or in your case, maybe the transport drivers..they seem to know everything that goes on around here, most likely there as well...
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Old 11th Dec 2017, 09:50
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Originally Posted by The Outlaw View Post
I hope the 777 Freighter's are going to Fed-Ex...they'll need pilots and it's a good company to work for based in a nice country!
Do they really have bases outside the US?
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Old 11th Dec 2017, 18:45
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Originally Posted by what_goes_up View Post
Do they really have bases outside the US?
Yep, CGN and HKG.

Pay scales and more here on sister forum APC:

https://www.airlinepilotcentral.com/.../fedex_express

Since they have ALPA CBA work rules with trip rigs, duty rigs and the like, they get paid for more hours than they fly on long haul trips.

Like me, those FedEx pilots wished they worked at EK but they could never pass the checkrides or afford the cut in pay.
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Old 12th Dec 2017, 15:57
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You're a bit deluded to think there's a single non-American pilot working at EK longing to work in your banjo-pickin' paradise. Not everyone is as thrilled to get an IRS reach-around as you apparently are.

Don't you have some sexual predator or other to vote for? President, senator, take your pick, either party...lol
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Old 12th Dec 2017, 18:16
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Originally Posted by nolimitholdem View Post
Don't you have some sexual predator or other to vote for? President, senator, take your pick, either party...lol
And let me guess, you've got nothing bad to say about that despot that rules Dubai, right?

I didn't think so.
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Old 12th Dec 2017, 21:02
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Originally Posted by nolimitholdem View Post

Don't you have some sexual predator or other to vote for? President, senator, take your pick, either party...lol
speaking of delusion...you don't really think the U.S. has a monopoly on those kinds do you??
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Old 13th Dec 2017, 01:57
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Nolimitholdem ,
Pretty sure you are a bit deluded on that statement !
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Old 13th Dec 2017, 02:45
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Originally Posted by Airbubba View Post
And let me guess, you've got nothing bad to say about that despot that rules Dubai, right?

I didn't think so.
Actually, I extracted what I wanted from Dubai - a shit-ton of money - and left. Nothing great to say about the leadership there. But the people there don't get to elect their leader.

What's your excuse for YOUR despot, Bubba? lol

And yeah, I guess if you're from a country with no prospects the US could look ok. Which failing EASA member state are you from, Desert snake?

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Old 13th Dec 2017, 06:25
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Guys, can we stop this bitch and quote fest, its got a bit beyond the pale
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Old 13th Dec 2017, 07:20
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Ahhh you're no fun!

So any word on whether the freighter contract has been killed or not? That would be one short lifespan if it has....
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Old 13th Dec 2017, 13:26
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No limit you seem to forget or you never knew that Americans have to pay taxes to the IRS no matter where they live and work. I know the US is one of the few countries in the world to do that but if your going to pay taxes anyway you might as well live and of course work in the US for a Major.
You will work less and make more money than banging away for EK. It goes without saying you will be treated better too.
Iím starting to believe that the Banjo picking pilots that donít want to go back have some other underlying issues. Some of those issues might be perfectly legitimate like age or they donít want to fly a narrowbody but if I get hired soon Iíll be a captain there in under 4 years. Quicker than at Emirates.
Right now there is no airline in the EU that can compete with a US Major pilot contract so I can imagine nearly every pilot in the world wanting to fly for the Majors or at least have a contract like them.
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Old 13th Dec 2017, 15:48
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Originally Posted by RK Blue sky View Post
Right now there is no airline in the EU that can compete with a US Major pilot contract so I can imagine nearly every pilot in the world wanting to fly for the Majors or at least have a contract like them.
Yep, our friends from the Great White North are always complaining about how terrible America is and how hard it is to get a green card.

Kinda reminds me of the King Air pilot who says he wouldn't work for the airlines because he doesn't want to be anybody's copilot.
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Old 13th Dec 2017, 16:34
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Originally Posted by RK Blue sky View Post
Right now there is no airline in the EU that can compete with a US Major pilot contract so I can imagine nearly every pilot in the world wanting to fly for the Majors or at least have a contract like them.
I suggest you look at AF KLM LH before making such a statement...

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Old 13th Dec 2017, 16:47
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Yes there are some very respectable EU Airlines. Salami mention some and you would have to include BA and SAS in there as well but they are very few and far between. I believe when you compare those respectable EU Airlines with the US Majors the EU comes up just a little bit short. Still not a bad gig to work for but I would put my lot in with the Big 4 across the pond.
Besides the 5-6 respectable EU Airlines the rest arenít worth two hoots. Ryan Air and Norwegian Air? Come on! They are Emirates of the North.
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