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Old 10th Aug 2018, 11:47
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EK resignations on the up again...

I'm hearing rumours that since the wonderful pay review that resignations have shot up. That helped along by GCAA releasing letters so that people have been able to provide then to requesting airlines.
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Old 10th Aug 2018, 15:22
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Does the increase in pilots leaving EK surprise anyone? Who is going to stay at this dump with so many better options available? Itís not like we canít more money and work less hours in a civilized country.
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Old 11th Aug 2018, 08:49
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Fear not! Apparently everything will be back to normal by the Autumn (1.40 onwards)

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Old 11th Aug 2018, 09:36
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Can't wait to add mine. Counting the days....
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Old 12th Aug 2018, 13:38
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Originally Posted by felixthecat View Post
I'm hearing rumours that since the wonderful pay review that resignations have shot up. That helped along by GCAA releasing letters so that people have been able to provide then to requesting airlines.
I can see we have now the exact same number of pilots we had back in sep 2016. Not sure how many airframes were added or returned in this period.

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Old 12th Aug 2018, 17:59
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They were added to the DWC aircraft museum.
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Old 12th Aug 2018, 19:53
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Only 1x380 and 2x 777 in storage at DWC as of yesterday.

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Old 13th Aug 2018, 05:50
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Originally Posted by Sheikh Your Bootie View Post
Only 1x380 and 2x 777 in storage at DWC as of yesterday.

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And what will that look like after the Summer peak? I'm anticipating record numbers parked in November.
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 07:31
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Maybe weíll pick up some pilots from Turkish.

They get paid in Lira.......
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 12:02
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Maybe weíll pick up some pilots from Turkish.

They get paid in Lira.......

Do you recommend ek for turkish people? Unfortunately lira is in a big big trouble nowadays.
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 15:18
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Do you recommend ek for turkish people? Unfortunately lira is in a big big trouble nowadays.
For sure, the money is much better @EK. I'd suggest you take some time and read the forum. There is a reason why EK is short on pilots.
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 04:27
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Out of interest, it seems like a lot of people (flight deck crew) don't like EK, and the way they look after crew. Low pay etc. Would this have ANY adverse affect on safety? I ask as an aviation enthusiast, but also, someone who will be travelling on EK in December/January.
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 04:58
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Everyone does their best, but the experience levels have and continue to drop. Very experienced people leaving being replaced with very inexperienced. Draw from that what you wish.
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 18:05
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Originally Posted by Cralis View Post
Out of interest, it seems like a lot of people (flight deck crew) don't like EK, and the way they look after crew. Low pay etc. Would this have ANY adverse affect on safety? I ask as an aviation enthusiast, but also, someone who will be travelling on EK in December/January.
Wouldnt worry, itís not just EK, itís the industryís problem. EK still try to get good folks and train them well, the FOs lack experience when they start but most will have been on the jet for a few years and passed the training. But why would a business let experience go just to save a few bucks. Welcome to globalization, you can always get someone to do it worse for less😉
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 18:27
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For every 1 pilot that resigns, 2 join. This is a good thing obviously!
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 18:46
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For every 1 pilot that resigns, 2 join. This is a good thing obviously!
i heard 29 resigned in July. 31 joined.

And passing assessments doesnít mean candidates will sign the contract, or actually turn up for the course, or indeed pass.

I think itís reasonable to expect a fall in the number of new joiners following the removal of the accommodation allowance. Itís a deal breaker for many.
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 19:36
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Originally Posted by Yorkshire_Pudding View Post

I think itís reasonable to expect a fall in the number of new joiners following the removal of the accommodation allowance. Itís a deal breaker for many.
But the low pay and crazy work hours arenít a Deal Breaker? Who are we attracting?
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 21:43
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For every 1 that resigns there is another that " retires" and or medical . Great spinning of stats! Just look at the totals at year end .
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 23:59
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Hey Everyone - So, I'm seeing lots of comments suggesting there are better places than EK. Which airline would you suggest a Canadian airline pilot go to overseas in order to make good money, while living an acceptable lifestyle?
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Old 21st Aug 2018, 02:11
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Originally Posted by Yorkshire_Pudding View Post
I think itís reasonable to expect a fall in the number of new joiners following the removal of the accommodation allowance. Itís a deal breaker for many.
Has this particular change to the package occurred before?

In your opinion is there any chance that once company accommodation fills up again they'll reconsider offering the allowance?
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