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Going from EK widebody Capt to LCC in Europe. Opinions?

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Going from EK widebody Capt to LCC in Europe. Opinions?

Old 6th Apr 2019, 12:49
  #61 (permalink)  
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Originally Posted by Dz_flyer View Post
Hat off buddy

Are you really trying to compare a LOCO to a widebody operation? Why donít you compare EK to BA or AF and see how far we are behind the norm?
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Old 6th Apr 2019, 13:21
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For reasonably experienced new joiners, BA seems to be at tough odds against the LCC these days, judging by the thread over here. AF/LH mainline do not accept that type of candidates from the outside, plus the language barrier, which puts them out of scope. Iberia also a no, SAS too fuzzy to tell. No need to mention Alitalia at all. Virgin and Norwegian LH maybe? KLM? I do not think Scoot or HiFly is something you had in mind. Aeroflot is SH and low cash, LOT low cash and seriously disjointed employment model. HKA probably done. KE not for everyone, and family not allowed. TK.

Comparing not like-to-like, but rather where the current or prospective workforce may turn to instead, gives the comparison real gunpowder. As in:

(cash saved in bank as a percentage of median income) * (annual vacation + local 12h "nights" home) / (duty hours).

In a sense, 30y career in LCC multiple sectors is not bearable in exactly the same manner as 30y ULH. So people crossing over in both directions is a natural way of coping. Similar may also apply for living home against enjoying the expat experience.

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Old 6th Apr 2019, 16:02
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"Put on a Pedestal"
Wow just what are you smoking ?
And before you ask, I survived 14 odd years in EK before jumping to a LLC ( Not Easy or Ryanair), cant tell you just how much better life is here than still doled out at EK.
So I have to wash & iron my own shirts and drive myself to work, big deal, the mere fact I'm not doing LR & ULR flying with min rest in-between means I shall hopefully be able to enjoy some sort of old age and retirement.
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