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Old 17th Feb 2018, 20:00
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wasta will always play a major role in gf and that is what brought it down in the first place. New changes are coming through but the important things will remain. b787 and a new ground handling company opening soon, things will be a lot smoother... hopefully lol
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Old 18th Feb 2018, 04:14
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Originally Posted by Smoke mountain View Post
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.
Smoke, thanks a lot for the advise.
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Old 18th Feb 2018, 05:06
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Originally Posted by PanAmFalcon View Post
wasta will always play a major role in gf and that is what brought it down in the first place. New changes are coming through but the important things will remain. b787 and a new ground handling company opening soon, things will be a lot smoother... hopefully lol


There is hope with the new changes but you never know how it goes! the new management has good vibes..
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Old 18th Feb 2018, 05:07
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Originally Posted by allatp View Post
Smoke, thanks a lot for the advise.


Most welcome mate,tell us how you find it.. Any updates when about you are starting?
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Old 18th Feb 2018, 12:30
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Originally Posted by Smoke mountain View Post
Most welcome mate,tell us how you find it.. Any updates when about you are starting?
After all my considering was done, I finally applied for the job 2 weeks ago. I haven’t heard from them just jet.
Cheers.
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Old 19th Feb 2018, 04:16
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BAS...arrived on BA as self loading freight last night, crew had called ahead for landing card...waited 15 minutes for the airbridge..to be banged into the plane....landing cards?? "available inside"....never change
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Old 19th Feb 2018, 09:43
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Yeah, well ; was with a mate, in the pink palace to overhear him getting very wound up over something trivial, like fuel costs. He was quickly informed that his career mis-judgement was to consider that GF was a "proper airline". It was not. It was "a flying club" and the sooner he got to grips with that, enjoyed the club, he would become far happier. He took the advice, kinda, and enjoyed every minute of a long innings.
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Old 26th Feb 2018, 02:07
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another growth plan
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Old 26th Feb 2018, 08:26
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Originally Posted by PanAmFalcon View Post
another growth plan
Yep PanAm, new 8 destinations with fleet increase to 39 Aircraft,other low cost airline have bigger fleet

Parliament are raising questions about the new position of deputy CEO?
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Old 27th Feb 2018, 09:34
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Have they resumed flights to Qatar again out of interest.

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Old 27th Feb 2018, 13:31
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Have the resumed flights to Qatar again out of interest.
Negative....
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Old 3rd Mar 2018, 07:26
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Advertising for DEC 330 now....
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Old 4th Mar 2018, 00:24
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True but flights to the far east and Boston are in the works so that could help. The steady growth is a healthy one. I know its overdue but we can't expect any meaningful expansion to be like what we saw with the airline that shall not be named and QR
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Old 4th Mar 2018, 11:48
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The issue is that plans for growth have come and gone for the past two decades. But Nothing has provided any real long term growth. It's been done in fits and starts but then fizzles away. A few new destinations open up, a lot of the time at the behest of the government, without a solid commercial basis, and at the end of the day they soon disappear.

Gulf Air is about as big as it is going to get given the current economic situation in Bahrain. And it doesn't have the presence of a Emirates, QR or the unmentionable.

After the disapearnce of QR from Saudi, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain the airline might see some room for growth but it requires both a credible vision and money. Gulf Air has neither.

I would take it for what it's worth, which is a laid back airline situated on a fairly laid back island. If you're looking for professionalism and a career that will provide you with more than just a salary at the end of the month try the other airlines.
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Old 4th Mar 2018, 16:19
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Advertising for DEC 330 now....
where did you see that? their website shows only 320...is it through an agency?
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Old 5th Mar 2018, 18:33
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Originally Posted by ironbutt57 View Post
where did you see that? their website shows only 320...is it through an agency?
Can't remember now. I'll see if I can find it again....

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Old 6th Mar 2018, 04:58
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Originally Posted by ironbutt57 View Post
where did you see that? their website shows only 320...is it through an agency?


I've seen it some where online too, it was through an agency, I'll try to look it up for you mate.


I hope this plan goes as planed, biggest problem is the corruption they have and involving politics in business .


The new management are cleaning up according to what I hear, not sure if they have prepared for the new babies coming next month!
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Old 6th Mar 2018, 05:00
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Originally Posted by ironbutt57 View Post
where did you see that? their website shows only 320...is it through an agency?


sent you PM
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Old 6th Mar 2018, 05:05
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Iíve just found the one I had seen but when clicking on ďapply hereĒ it links to Gulf Airís homepage and 320 recruitment.

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Old 6th Mar 2018, 09:50
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See ? Same old. Can't even get the advert right. Apply for 330, link to 320, probably get assigned to 787 ! But, you've got to love it. Makes the GF flying club pure joy. Really nice to read positive stuff &high hopes though fellas.


Still interested in returning as Consultant in Pilot Recruitment. Want my own Office, top floor, next to Nadir. Pretty personal sec, preferably female. Wrote to Head of HR but no reply.


Forget wasta. Know all the car-wash boys & am looking, seriously at the contracts they are offering me. Good luck to all, positive times.
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