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Duty Free Not So Free as of May 1

Old 21st Apr 2018, 17:24
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Originally Posted by serf View Post
When do you have time to drink all this booze?
Exactly!

This is why it is unnecessary and will be taxed!

PS...According to some, drinking is bad for you. Better to stay sober and be ready for a call to work for OT on your day off....no?

T-66

Personal notes:

From the 90 day resignation window to now...there was fog. Confusion over the resignation. I stayed the course and now am starting to feel things I haven't know for many many years... optimism, hope, quest for freedom. At this stage I am NEO when he woke from the pod ( The Matrix ).
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Old 21st Apr 2018, 17:25
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It's sort of like this...

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Old 21st Apr 2018, 17:35
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Originally Posted by fliion View Post
Outlaw comparing yourself to SOPS is a tad rich. SOPS has never attacked his former colleagues like you and a few others do. He gives a perspective that is his experience and happiness with leaving.

There are guys that leave and come back here and have good input, Neptune, Falcon, SOPS etc - but they don’t blur the lines between mgt & pilots - that you and people like AirBubba do.

Craggenmore has always had balanced input.

You are often on here having a bitter pop at EK pilots - we are not the source of your anger. In fact I would go so far as to say that one of the main reasons many of us stay - is because of the guys in the flight deck that you keep having a go at.

Do us a favor - save your vitriol for the ex mgt that you have issues with - as against your old colleagues who you worked side by side with, guys and gals who on occasion probably helped you out of sticky ending.

Never understood the guys who leave and take it out on their fellow pilots.

Grow up
Fliion,

You are the bitter one here. Do yourself a favor and look in the mirror.

I am not bitter at any of my colleagues, only the mis-management of what could have been the best company in the world to work for.

SOPS, myself and hundreds of others have had the BALLS to resign and seek better avenues. If this angers you then take a long look in the mirror and do something positive for yourself going forward.

You have your own anger issues from many of the posts I have seen from you over the years.

Good luck in your future, I hope you find happiness as well.
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Old 21st Apr 2018, 17:45
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Originally Posted by Craggenmore View Post
Oh Joy.

The Outlaw = SOPS V.2

Spoke to Customs this morning (when he finally got off his phone) and he had no idea.

Fliion:

This is a balanced post? He asked some guy at the x ray machine (after he finally got off his phone) and he "had no idea"?


You have an interesting perspective...

LOL!!!
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Old 21st Apr 2018, 18:11
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Originally Posted by The Outlaw View Post
Fliion,

You are the bitter one here. Do yourself a favor and look in the mirror.

I am not bitter at any of my colleagues, only the mis-management of what could have been the best company in the world to work for.

SOPS, myself and hundreds of others have had the BALLS to resign and seek better avenues. If this angers you then take a long look in the mirror and do something positive for yourself going forward.

You have your own anger issues from many of the posts I have seen from you over the years.

Good luck in your future, I hope you find happiness as well.
And thatís the crux of what Iím referring to.

Your position is that no EK pilot has Ďballsí because we stay - essentially placing everyone in one bracket of weekness in your eyes. A direct attack on us all.

Iíve got news for you - every person here has a reason to stay or go and will do it at a time that suits the family situation - yet you know all of our scenarios - and can make the call of weakness to all.

Good news is your gone - good riddance
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Old 21st Apr 2018, 18:16
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Originally Posted by fliion View Post
And that’s the crux of what I’m referring to.

Your position is that no EK pilot has ‘balls’ because we stay - essentially placing everyone in one bracket of weekness in your eyes. A direct attack on us all.

I’ve got news for you - every person here has a reason to stay or go and will do it at a time that suits the family situation - yet you know all of our scenarios - and can make the call of weakness to all.

Good news is your gone - good riddance
Yes, It takes balls to leave EK, more than it takes to stay if you stay true to your own morals. Thats where I was and I made the choice to go. Its no secret, nor is it a negative reflection on my colleges who decide to stay for their own reasons. Its also no secret that its not the same company it was some years ago and to each their own.

Again, you appear angry and bitter, especially in these past few posts. Again, may you find happiness, what ever that may be.

More than I can say for your sentiments.
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Old 21st Apr 2018, 18:30
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Back on topic - I came in today at noon, asked they Customs Officer - said itís not true.
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Old 21st Apr 2018, 18:31
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Originally Posted by fliion View Post
And thatís the crux of what Iím referring to.

Your position is that no EK pilot has Ďballsí because we stay - essentially placing everyone in one bracket of weekness in your eyes. A direct attack on us all.

Iíve got news for you - every person here has a reason to stay or go and will do it at a time that suits the family situation - yet you know all of our scenarios - and can make the call of weakness to all.

Good news is your gone - good riddance
Angry? Frustrated?
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Old 21st Apr 2018, 18:33
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Originally Posted by fliion View Post
Back on topic - I came in today at noon, asked they Customs Officer - said itís not true.
It's above that pay grade...be patient.
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Old 21st Apr 2018, 18:34
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Lol - those who know me - say Iím too happy!

I always have a good time Outlaw - if I didnít Iíd move & when I do move the last thing I will do is come back and attack the EK pilot group for having no balls.

Great bunch of guys and gals

🍺🍺🍺
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Old 21st Apr 2018, 18:44
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Originally Posted by fliion View Post
Lol - those who know me - say I’m too happy!

I always have a good time Outlaw - if I didn’t I’d move

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTt6-8l80dU

Good for you...I hope it stays that way.


PS...your obsession with balls is getting a little weird...just saying.

Actually, all differences aside. It seems you still like EK and enjoy working there! To that I have to say congratulations, you deserve it. It is actually nice to hear that there those out there that enjoy their jobs and defend that position to the extent that you seem to.

Quite refreshing really! Not common...but refreshing!

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Old 21st Apr 2018, 20:15
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Typical EK thread pilots turn against each other. Mgmt must be laughing
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Old 21st Apr 2018, 20:55
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The Outlaw,

At this stage I am NEO when he woke from the pod ( The Matrix ).
May Morpheus and I wish you the very best for your new life.

So wonderful to see your comfort around bald men, large nipple clamps and buckets of formaldehyde.
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Old 21st Apr 2018, 23:58
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Originally Posted by johnjonesnine View Post
You guys work for an airline, you get perks from your employers in the form of free/subsidized travel for yourselves, family and friends. This is perhaps the most valuable perk any expat can have.


As for the booze, perhaps I am mistaken. I assumed that you were referring to an entitlement to buy alcohol at duty-free prices onboard or in the airport shop.


But you seem to be talking about picking up an nice Chianti in Tuscany and bringing it back to the UAE. If that is the case then you should of course have the same entitlement as everyone else (but no more!).
One word: PLEB!
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 03:32
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If fliion is being called on being aggressive and unhappy there is no hope for the rest of us.

At least no-one has mention Delta yet..... doh! I just did.
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 04:40
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Yep that's the ticket, every one quit and run to Delta, that will solve everything. How fast we degrade a post is amazing.
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 08:15
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Ladies please. Back on topic if I dare..

Personally I don't see the ban/import duties coming back. Might be wishful thinking, but after the furore it caused last time - especially when everyone discovered it was dreamt up by EK and not Dubai customs.

Customs are the last people who want it implemented anyway, it would mean having to spending less time looking at their phones for one thing which ain't gonna happen.

When EK said the lifting on the ban was only temporary until a more efficient payment method was worked out that to me is just there way of not losing face.


Which of course is the most important thing round here.
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 13:11
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How did I get dragged into this thread?
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 16:47
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No idea mate.....and there you were minding your own business walking the dogs!

PPRuNe can be so cruel at times.....

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Old 23rd Apr 2018, 10:55
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Originally Posted by harry the cod View Post
No idea mate.....and there you were minding your own business walking the dogs!

PPRuNe can be so cruel at times.....

Harry
Thats hysterical
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