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Old 4th Feb 2018, 02:42
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Im sure they will provide you accurate details at the interview...
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Old 4th Feb 2018, 09:28
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Indeed. But accurate details provided before interview would be helpful. I mean, career decisions are being made on the likelihood of transport to/from airport. Gosh, next we will wonder about shoe allowance because we are expected to walk to the aircraft. Can I keep that yellow jacket & have bought for me, ear defenders for the walk around ? Blimey guys. You see the balance of opinion suggests that it is not for everyone but absolutely splendid for others.


Best place to live, comparatively, in the ME. Locals are just very special. Intermix is entertaining. Terms and conditions are for you to accept or decline at an early stage. Don't go there and become one of the moaners.


I only did 17 years. Others did, almost double. Some retired there. Despite a shambolic demise, I still cherish the best bits. And, driving to the airport in me jeep (because, gosh, no transport for Flight Deck (!!), was pure fun. Being recognised by my FO as he sped past in his Dodge Charger was pure delight & set the tone for the day.


Damn. Tearing up here. Nah, just kidding.
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Old 4th Feb 2018, 12:57
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Gordo, thanks for your point of view. Just out of curiosity, when did you leave, what year?
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Old 5th Feb 2018, 02:09
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Olbie, right on! Thanks a lot for your insight!
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Old 5th Feb 2018, 07:51
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Brain washed

If you don't like it, please leave, no one is putting a gun to your head...

Wow. U sound like Ms. Kinsella...
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Old 5th Feb 2018, 09:50
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allatp : There, at last, Olbie gives the run down. Gives you most of the tech info you need up to date. In answer to your question, I didn't leave. I was booted out without ceremony in 2008.Others, of my vintage, were shown the door, without ceremony, a year later. So, doesn't matter. I still value the best days of my career . Just get in there and go with the flow. Sign the Tech log, go home, pour yourself a JD & Coke, bang on some Miles Davis and set yourself up for relaxing days off with a great bunch of colleagues. Damn, you got me tearing up again. I really did love TC's on a Thursday night !
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Old 5th Feb 2018, 10:53
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Gordo thanks for the reply.
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Old 7th Feb 2018, 20:22
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OMG OLBIE do they pay you to speak such lies about GF?
its absolutely one of THE worst 320 gigs all over the world, not just around the ME area!
you must be one of the people who go often to the office and lxxxxx the manager pilots am i right? i am flabbergasted by the BS , and the misleading info you are giving these poor guys!
buzz off dude OLBIE!
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Old 8th Feb 2018, 03:28
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Olbie is spot on with his assessment
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Old 8th Feb 2018, 05:56
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OMG OLBIE do they pay you to speak such lies about GF?
its absolutely one of THE worst 320 gigs all over the world, not just around the ME area!
you must be one of the people who go often to the office and lxxxxx the manager pilots am i right? i am flabbergasted by the BS , and the misleading info you are giving these poor guys!
buzz off dude OLBIE!
Tiger, please be more specific. You are not giving us (poor guys) any details. If you think I am being misled give me some facts, please!!
Thanks.
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Old 8th Feb 2018, 23:12
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Hi allatp,
I sent you over a PM hope it helps.
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Old 9th Feb 2018, 01:16
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Originally Posted by kwaiyai View Post
Hi allatp,
I sent you over a PM hope it helps.
Regards,
Hi kwaiyai, received, thanks a lot!
Cheers
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Old 11th Feb 2018, 18:21
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allatp,

olbie gave you an overview of the T&Cs, Gordo added a cherry on top. Disregard tiger1975 comments, way too negative and untrue.
I've been with GF for 14 years and counting and I have worked with quite a few airlines worldwide before I joined GF and I can tell you that over all GF is a good airline to work for, for the good reasons mentioned in previous threads which outweigh the cons by far.
A 3 bedroom flat of an excellent standard can be had for 800 BHD monthly fully furnished and all inclusive (700 BHD being your housing allowance), in a gated kind of compound with many facilities available for free in one of the best areas in Bahrain that is 15 minutes drive from the airport. Accommodation close to schools can be had in compounds for the same amount and you get a villa instead, but expect to drive an hour to the airport. Your annual leave is actually 52 days (including traveling days), not sure if any airline in the industry nowadays gives you that many days of leave (!) that you can arrange to have into several slots.
All the rest has already been mentioned in previous threads and yes, you definitely can save while having your family with you.
Best of luck.

Soft altitude out.
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Old 12th Feb 2018, 16:57
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Originally Posted by Soft Altitude View Post
allatp,

olbie gave you an overview of the T&Cs, Gordo added a cherry on top. Disregard tiger1975 comments, way too negative and untrue.
I've been with GF for 14 years and counting and I have worked with quite a few airlines worldwide before I joined GF and I can tell you that over all GF is a good airline to work for, for the good reasons mentioned in previous threads which outweigh the cons by far.
A 3 bedroom flat of an excellent standard can be had for 800 BHD monthly fully furnished and all inclusive (700 BHD being your housing allowance), in a gated kind of compound with many facilities available for free in one of the best areas in Bahrain that is 15 minutes drive from the airport. Accommodation close to schools can be had in compounds for the same amount and you get a villa instead, but expect to drive an hour to the airport. Your annual leave is actually 52 days (including traveling days), not sure if any airline in the industry nowadays gives you that many days of leave (!) that you can arrange to have into several slots.
All the rest has already been mentioned in previous threads and yes, you definitely can save while having your family with you.
Best of luck.

Soft altitude out.
Soft, thank you so much for your insight, greatly appreciated!!
AA
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Old 14th Feb 2018, 08:54
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Gulf Air appoints new COO

Gulf Air appoints new COO:

Published on: February 13, 2018Source :Gulf Air
On February 12, 2018, Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, announced the appointment of Captain Suhail Abdulhameed Abdulaziz Ismail as the airline’s new Chief Operating Officer, effective February 2018.

“As a UK graduate, Captain Ismail started his career with Gulf Air flying the Fokker F27 and later the renowned Boeing 747 fleet that Gulf Air operated in the 1980s” is noted in a statement by the airline. “With an aviation career spanning over 35 years, he brings a wealth of international aviation experience to his new position. Captain Ismail has worked both at Gulf Air and with other airlines in the region where he managed major fleet expansion projects including managing a fleet composed of 144 aircraft”.

Gulf Air underwent a series of management changes in 2017 – 2018. In May 2017 the carrier announced the appointment of its new Board of Directors. Following a sudden resignation of the airline’s CEO Maher Salman Al Musallam in June 2017, Captain Waleed Abdul Hameed Al Alawi was appointed as deputy chief executive officer in August 2017. In November 2017 Krešimir Kučko was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer.




as per as what i heard about him he is very straightforward guy,its time that someone clean up the mess... Any body knows him?
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Old 14th Feb 2018, 09:17
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New Board of Directors in May. CEO "suddenly" resigns in June. Deputy CEO now has no -one to deputise. Can't make this stuff up eh ? Revolving door spinning so fast no-one can actually get in !


Easy fix though. Stop the wasta. Keep Parliament out. Give the new guy a free reign. Stop the corruption. Get BAS out of the picture. Aaah, all been said before. Not going to happen is it ?
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Old 14th Feb 2018, 15:47
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Well Gulf Air in the 1980s didn't have a fleet of B747s only a single leased B747 from Aer Lingus for a year or two. Typo for B737 or B767?

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Old 15th Feb 2018, 04:58
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Originally Posted by Landflap View Post
New Board of Directors in May. CEO "suddenly" resigns in June. Deputy CEO now has no -one to deputise. Can't make this stuff up eh ? Revolving door spinning so fast no-one can actually get in !


Easy fix though. Stop the wasta. Keep Parliament out. Give the new guy a free reign. Stop the corruption. Get BAS out of the picture. Aaah, all been said before. Not going to happen is it ?


Well said mate,the biggest problem GF has is the Big WASTA,which have been effecting everything lately! add to that Parliament keeps poking around!


hope it works out for every one, with 787s delivery due on April they have huge shortage in pilots especially first officers on 320 gig as they are moving seniors to 78,they plan to keep 330s online for a while .


I heard unofficial statement that they are opening 7 new destinations as well during summer...
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Old 15th Feb 2018, 09:36
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Competition for Feb. Who is to be the CP 787 ? Will the same do the delivery flight and all subsequent delivery flights (simple Y/N for that one). Wasta ? Still ? It has always been the case but, to be fair, standard for the ME &, actually, quite rife throughout the world in many areas. Look at my mate Donnie Trump.


The thread was from a poster seeking info as he/she was considering joining. Balance is that it is still enjoyable and a great place to live. Oh yes, you will save a bundle even though you might have to fund your own car & dip into your pocket for creaming off life-styles.


No, you won't get to ever do a 787 delivery flight, we know who that will be but, for guys like the OP, go, get in, enjoy, never look back. A good buddy of mine still sings, it was " Hot fun in the sun !".
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Old 17th Feb 2018, 08:57
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Originally Posted by Landflap View Post
Competition for Feb. Who is to be the CP 787 ? Will the same do the delivery flight and all subsequent delivery flights (simple Y/N for that one). Wasta ? Still ? It has always been the case but, to be fair, standard for the ME &, actually, quite rife throughout the world in many areas. Look at my mate Donnie Trump.


The thread was from a poster seeking info as he/she was considering joining. Balance is that it is still enjoyable and a great place to live. Oh yes, you will save a bundle even though you might have to fund your own car & dip into your pocket for creaming off life-styles.


No, you won't get to ever do a 787 delivery flight, we know who that will be but, for guys like the OP, go, get in, enjoy, never look back. A good buddy of mine still sings, it was " Hot fun in the sun !".

I totally agree with you mate regarding the delivery flights,add to that even moving from 320s fleet to the new 787s fleet with long haul flights and 72 HRS layover our old friend Mrs Wasta will be involved too,
my advice to the thread starter, go in , save some money, enjoy life, and in 4 to 6 years go back home and relax,
Bahrain is very nice place and Bahrainis are really friendly,live isn't as expensive as other countries in the region.
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