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No more duty free allowance for crew into the UAE

Old 11th Jan 2018, 09:12
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Caring company , caring country!!!! The wheel have all fallen off and the fat lady is warming up. Soon a 3 world airline operated by 3rd world crew ! Slipping down the rankings very fast.
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Old 11th Jan 2018, 10:05
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Makes you wonder what's coming next doesn't it?
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Old 14th Jan 2018, 06:44
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Got pulled over by customs at HQ for a bottle of beer. The customs lady was very friendly and apologetic and told me that it wasn’t their idea but that it came from EK. When asked by whom she said AAR himself had told customs to do this. She said they all hoped it would stop soon and revert back to normal like before because it caused too much tension and stress. According to her they also hate this new procedure.
So it seems it’s just another way of stealing from its own employees again. How come I’m not surprised at all???
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Old 14th Jan 2018, 16:31
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I dont understand why people still work for EK, how much shafting can one take?
No, I dont want you to leave because I use my staff tickets 4 times per year and I need experienced pilots to fly me, its just that I don't get it why someone would work for them.
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Old 14th Jan 2018, 18:38
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Originally Posted by GoreTex View Post
I dont understand why people still work for EK, how much shafting can one take?
No, I dont want you to leave because I use my staff tickets 4 times per year and I need experienced pilots to fly me, its just that I don't get it why someone would work for them.
Believe me, Iím on my way out after 16 years. Cannot stand this shit no more. And Iím not the only one. Iíd say 90% of colleagues I talk to are looking for an exit, Captains and FOs alike. Canít wait to see this outfit come to a standstill. It is so sad, I never thought I would say that but this place has become so bad, and so unnecessarily. What a shame and disgrace
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Old 14th Jan 2018, 23:32
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Originally Posted by GoreTex View Post
I dont understand why people still work for EK, how much shafting can one take?
No, I dont want you to leave because I use my staff tickets 4 times per year and I need experienced pilots to fly me, its just that I don't get it why someone would work for them.
Careful mate...Harry will be on to you extolling the virtues of EK
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Old 15th Jan 2018, 15:26
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Keep fishing.......

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Old 15th Jan 2018, 21:45
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Harry and many others like and defend Emirates.
At some point and I donít know when even they are going to have to see the light at what EK is doing to us and throw in the white towel.
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 10:04
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 10:11
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Any word from QF crew regarding this issue?
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 13:43
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So the latest email says it applies to all airlines. Another lie?

So if I bring in a bottle of wine (or 5) it is 50% customs + 5% VAT + 100 dhs in fees and a trip to terminal 3 and back.

YOU HAVE GOT TO BE JOKING.
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 15:37
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Originally Posted by sealear View Post
So the latest email says it applies to all airlines. Another lie?.
Yes it is. The customs lady told me it applies only and exclusively to EK and that AAR had ordered it. Go figure
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 15:39
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A lesson in how to improve crew morale.

Last edited by SOPS; 19th Jan 2018 at 02:06.
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 16:43
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This BA memo clarifies the subject


https://imgur.com/a/pM6b2
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 17:03
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Clarification of charges .

They just posted an update confirming the process and charges to crew bringing in on the cabincrew portal. The cabin crew are able to comment below it and they are not holding back their anger. They are on fire giving exactly what they think of this rule and the company. Worth a read if you can access.
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 20:26
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Who needs company emails anymore when BA memos are more accurate! What a disgrace
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 20:57
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Originally Posted by sealear View Post
Who needs company emails anymore when BA memos are more accurate! What a disgrace
100% agreed. Man, you hit the nail on the head. What a friggin' disgrace!
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Old 19th Jan 2018, 10:30
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The correspondence we receive from the company about this is beyond disturbing. And still these muppets have no idea why no-one has any respect for them.
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Old 19th Jan 2018, 19:13
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what does EK gain from this new policy?
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Old 20th Jan 2018, 00:10
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To make more revenue from their own crew.
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