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Old 6th Mar 2018, 10:15
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they are moving interested 320 Capts to the 330...
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Old 7th Mar 2018, 09:56
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Gordo, "See?" ! Same old. Knee jerk but still placing all options on the table. Actually, not a bad strategy. Maybe you could get back in through the car-wash connection and work your way up ? Seriously though, I thought some guys were dual rated on the 330/320 ?


Agreed. Good outfit and very nice to see the positive outlooks.
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Old 14th Mar 2018, 21:19
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new livery and uniform incoming
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Old 15th Mar 2018, 03:00
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Originally Posted by PanAmFalcon View Post
new livery and uniform incoming
Seems like ME airlines are waking up after losing to the ME3.
KU and J9 also got new colours and to my knowledge J9 got new uniforms. Not sure about KU.
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Old 16th Mar 2018, 04:58
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gf really didnt need a new brand, just needed better management.
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Old 17th Mar 2018, 11:40
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PanAm, interesting to see if they get this right. New uniforms can be a huge morale improver if the uniform is, in fact, an improvement. Cabin crew usually love the change, Hope the guys get a change too. I admired the old green, military style with brown shoes but they changed to the bog-standard, adopted world wide. Ghastly. Oh, and I campaigned, relentlessly to drop the damn silly hats. I thought my younger colleagues looked terrific with longer hairstyles followed by the gelled spiky look. But, how silly they looked as soon as they were FORCED to don the silly caps. I stopped wearing mine (even though my hair style resembled Hannibal Lecter) and invented a disease with the co-0peration Doc N, the AME. Richard was forced to re-design a hat, just for me. Can't win.
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Old 19th Mar 2018, 03:28
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A330 pilots wanted

I found the ad at:
https://www.flightdeckfriend.com/job...ed-captains-2/
And now the GF careers page shows the title: Direct Entry Rated Captains for Airbus. It used to be A320 rated captains, it changed.
Cheers!!

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Old 19th Mar 2018, 05:18
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It is nowhere close to the package being offered by neighborhood Flynas, 21/7 + Annual leave or 20/10. GF needs to work on their package if they want expats at all.
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Old 19th Mar 2018, 08:43
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Yea but you’re comparing KSA with BAH. I know which “package” I would take.

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Old 19th Mar 2018, 09:31
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For sure but there are many choices available since BAH is not getting any cheaper
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Old 19th Mar 2018, 13:55
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For sure but there are many choices available since BAH is not getting any cheaper
actually rents have been decreasing in many areas of Bahrain...
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Old 19th Mar 2018, 15:16
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Originally Posted by zero/zero View Post
Because utility bills are increasing drastically and people are downsizing
in villa maybe unless it's like mine and "inclusive", in a block of flats, rents have fallen significantly, utility bills are most generally covered by the building's owner
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Old 19th Mar 2018, 20:38
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nothing like a commuting option, get to keep the family back home in a more stable environment.
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Old 20th Mar 2018, 04:52
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KSA seems to be the only place that offers those type of airline contracts at the moment
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Old 22nd Mar 2018, 05:50
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Huge shortage on 320, Captains are flying together and first officers position only for locals .


They have started training for 78s,next batch due to start on June..
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Old 22nd Mar 2018, 18:52
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Huge shortage on 320, Captains are flying together
It means they are short of FO or both FO and Captains?

and first officers position only for locals
Are they planning to get ride of all expats Captains in the near future?
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Old 23rd Mar 2018, 14:29
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Originally Posted by Luibar View Post
It means they are short of FO or both FO and Captains?


Both as per the info i've got


Originally Posted by Luibar View Post

Are they planning to get ride of all expats Captains in the near future?

Not really,if they really expanded as they plan,they need as much as they can get of both FOs and Captains.
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 15:13
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So, interesting times ahead...
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 18:57
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Their Boeing 787 rolled out of Seattle to day!
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Old 27th Mar 2018, 16:03
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So 787s are coming in soon,332’s are being phased out, more destination and stations would be popping up everywhere now
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