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Pilot Shortage Fixed By October?!

Old 4th Oct 2018, 15:33
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What happened to the veritable flood of (unmentionable airline) and SAA pilots who were ready to drop everything and rush to Dubai? It has all gone a bit quiet.
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Old 5th Oct 2018, 02:03
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Originally Posted by BigGeordie View Post
What happened to the veritable flood of (unmentionable airline) and SAA pilots who were ready to drop everything and rush to Dubai? It has all gone a bit quiet.
I heard two things. The SAA guys went to QR due to better T and Cs and I also heard that they weren't interested in coming to EK.
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Old 5th Oct 2018, 05:12
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Originally Posted by Joker11 View Post
I heard two things. The SAA guys went to QR due to better T and Cs and I also heard that they weren't interested in coming to EK.
Not entirely true Joker. About 40 SAA guys were interested, of which more than 20 have already started. Another 6 to start on 1 November.
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Old 5th Oct 2018, 05:25
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Originally Posted by mach decimal 83 View Post


Not entirely true Joker. About 40 SAA guys were interested, of which more than 20 have already started. Another 6 to start on 1 November.
My bad. Clearly I was not up to date.
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Old 5th Oct 2018, 06:16
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MD 83.......Not entirely true either! Only 20 have signed up. 3 have already started so not sure where your info comes from.
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Old 5th Oct 2018, 11:30
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Originally Posted by mach decimal 83 View Post


Not entirely true Joker. About 40 SAA guys were interested, of which more than 20 have already started. Another 6 to start on 1 November.
thank F#@k for that then....we're finally saved with 26 guys our prayers are answered...70 hour Rosters on the way....
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Old 5th Oct 2018, 12:07
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Probably not a surprise to some on here, but I pulled the pin last month, the family leaves in 2 weeks, a newer less fatigued and enjoyable life awaits.
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Old 5th Oct 2018, 12:51
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Nicely timed MM! Home in time for Christmas?

Best wishes for the next chapter!

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Old 5th Oct 2018, 13:30
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Originally Posted by Monarch Man View Post
Probably not a surprise to some on here, but I pulled the pin last month, the family leaves in 2 weeks, a newer less fatigued and enjoyable life awaits.
Guess we resigned around the same time then.
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Old 5th Oct 2018, 13:34
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You have been there too long Emma, you are beating wishes into MM !!!!!!
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Old 5th Oct 2018, 14:49
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Originally Posted by Monarch Man View Post
Probably not a surprise to some on here, but I pulled the pin last month, the family leaves in 2 weeks, a newer less fatigued and enjoyable life awaits.
Good on you! 2019 can't come fast enough.
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Old 5th Oct 2018, 16:18
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Time for Emirates to buy Thomas Cook at 56p a share, collapse the company into administration a month later.....then split the pilots between China with Fosun or Dubai and Emirates?
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Old 5th Oct 2018, 16:22
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Originally Posted by SOPS View Post
You have been there too long Emma, you are beating wishes into MM !!!!!!
Duly edited to removed the error!
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Old 5th Oct 2018, 20:46
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A majority of the SAA pilots were offered DEC at QR and took it .
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Old 6th Oct 2018, 00:30
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Originally Posted by fatbus View Post
A majority of the SAA pilots were offered DEC at QR and took it .
Thats what I heard.
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Old 19th Oct 2018, 07:31
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Now we're well into October I guess everything is sorted?

No problem.
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Old 21st Oct 2018, 01:17
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must be.... no leave.... no live leave..... 90hr rosters. DEC's. what shortage???
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Old 21st Oct 2018, 12:40
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Standard 9 days off for November, 90+hours, lots of night turns, nothing that I bid for. Seems like nothing has changed except the date.
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Old 21st Oct 2018, 12:49
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I got 10 days off this month! Emirates is the Airline for me.
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Old 21st Oct 2018, 16:18
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MRU 6 hr layover in November ? WTF
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