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Old 5th May 2018, 14:44
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EY acre to EK

Was told QR management say pilots resigning can go because they have lots of crew from EY waiting to join. Thought EY was seconding Crew to EK to help alleviate the shortage ? And wouldnít that be a better job prospect for them than QR? Why is it so acute?
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Old 5th May 2018, 15:00
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Originally Posted by EK7777 View Post
Now 6 A380s at DWC. A6-EDH just moved there this afternoon.
Seems like a good way to run an airline... keep aircraft on the ground!!
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Old 5th May 2018, 15:10
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Was told QR management say pilots resigning can go because they have lots of crew from EY waiting to join. Thought EY was seconding Crew to EK to help alleviate the shortage ? And wouldnít that be a better job prospect for them than QR? Why is it so acute?
They were supposed to - on furlough to be recalled when EY wanted. However EK demanded the pilots be given a choice to stay on in Dubai; discussions ceased and those pilots are now going to QR.
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Old 5th May 2018, 15:16
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I donít get it !! only some months ago uae were trying to bury Qatar and now Qatar wants to help nameless airline ?i think itís bull****
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Was told QR management say pilots resigning can go because they have lots of crew from EY waiting to join. Thought EY was seconding Crew to EK to help alleviate the shortage ? And wouldnít that be a better job prospect for them than QR? Why is it so acute?
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Old 5th May 2018, 15:23
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You know there was a time when some pilots left Ek and deserted there brand new cars in the airport car park when leaving suddenly. This seems similar but the airline is doing it with aircraft now.

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Old 6th May 2018, 05:22
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Originally Posted by dubaigong
Of course I am serious BUT I am not sure they will give me the job without a green card… I will try
Thanks for the info
Cape Air is working in conjuction with a company called OMS.....OMS will arrange the green card if you are offered the job by Cape Air....
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Old 6th May 2018, 06:34
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Yes but the green card will cost you 34k over 3 years. Its not free!
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Old 6th May 2018, 06:47
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Cheaper than an EK bond
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Old 6th May 2018, 11:28
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Yes but the green card will cost you 34k over 3 years. Its not free!

Will any of the US Majors provide you with a Green Card or have a process for a Green Card if youíre hired by them. I really donít want to go to Cape Air but at this point anything is better than EK.
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Old 6th May 2018, 14:30
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Originally Posted by LHR Rain View Post



Will any of the US Majors provide you with a Green Card or have a process for a Green Card if youíre hired by them.



LHR,

Other than unsubstantiated speculation (some of it here on PPRuNe) about future trends, nothing has come to light indicating that will/could happen. If it were happening, it'd be impossible to keep under wraps.

At the moment, there's certainly no indication of a need for that.
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Old 6th May 2018, 15:22
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Will any of the US Majors provide you with a Green Card or have a process for a Green Card if youíre hired by them. I really donít want to go to Cape Air but at this point anything is better than EK.
SkyWest was hiring Australians. They are a good regional, and the Capt upgrade time is relatively short there. The pay is decent for the US...but not a major.
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Old 6th May 2018, 16:10
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Latest Update May 5, 20 EK Aircraft parked

Departed DWC yesterday and counted a total of 20 EK Passenger aircraft parked including 6 A380's. They were spread over 3 separate locations with most (14) being abeam the 30 threshold at the Airshow ramp.
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Old 7th May 2018, 00:10
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Originally Posted by Seaman Staynes View Post
It also provides something to talk about in ground school when 2 trainers mess up the 10 minute return flight.
What happened?
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Old 7th May 2018, 00:27
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380 storage:
There is something about the 380 being parked for more than 3 days, after that the gear has to be swung before it flies again.
Not sure of the details but I recall an engineer saying something about that.

777 storage: It can be parked for a longer time, I cant recall the figure but it was certainly more than 30 days.

Cape air:
I flew on them as a pax two years ago out of Boston down to the cape in the back of a Cessna 402.
A Noreaster as the cal them was moving in and it was a very uncomfortable flight. . We also picked up a good chunk of ice, thankfully they keep their anti ice boots well maintained.
All of this is single pilot and these guys do it six legs a day. I take my hat off to them but I wouldn't take it as a retirement job (Don't expect to be flying out of the crbn).

Green card:
The name is thrown around so much and often misused here on PPRuNe.
You can not get a green card through an airline, the green card has permanent resident written on it meaning that you can live and pay taxes in the US for the rest of your life.
Cape air is not a stepping stone for Delta........ wake up and smell the coffee.

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Old 7th May 2018, 09:54
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Originally Posted by Desdihold
You can not get a green card through an airline, the green card has permanent resident written on it meaning that you can live and pay taxes in the US for the rest of your life.
Actually you’re not quite correct, you can get a green card through an airline, in fact you can get a green card from any employer willing to assist and sponsor you, the employer however needs to have received an approved Application For Permanent Labor Certification, and then you go through an approximate 18-24 month red tape exercise and if the documentation is acceptable then the right to live and work in the US is issued.....

It’s all laid out very clearly on the govt website....

I would agree that perhaps Cape Air to Delta is a tad optimistic, however for those wanting an opportunity to legally immigrate, it’s a start, especially considering one is only contracted to Cape Air for 12 months before being able to move on and apply to an airline of your choice.
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Old 7th May 2018, 15:27
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7th A380 moved to DWC today.
A6-EDG.
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Old 7th May 2018, 17:15
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Two trainers ...messing it up sounds about right ...all the training in the world but can’t handle a line normal flight....
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Old 7th May 2018, 18:42
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Experienced widebody pilots discussing a 402 job in Nantucket ..... My how this world has turned.
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Old 7th May 2018, 19:25
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Experienced widebody pilots discussing a 402 job in Nantucket ..... My how this world has turned
Mankind's goldfish memory has naturally evolved to forget the bad times when the times are good (in this case, ball being in the pilot's court). Rest assured, the world will turn again and jobs like the 402 in Nantucket will have 50-100 pilots vying for 2 positions and furloughs within the industry will return. It has already happened twice during my lifetime, and I'm willing to bet it will happen again before I retire.
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Old 7th May 2018, 19:39
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With all these aircraft stored does anyone have the latest list of routes cut?
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