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EK to Decommission 50%+ of Airbus A380, Axe 1/2 of Pilots & Cabin Crew

Old 18th Sep 2020, 19:22
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FD grades are management grades! Apparently...
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Old 18th Sep 2020, 21:09
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That could all change with the stroke of a pen . When there was a serious pilot shortage retirement age went from 60-65 in 2007 ,retirement benefits were grandfathered. I can see " new hires" on much reduced T & Cs.
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Old 19th Sep 2020, 04:04
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That is exactly the reason why they got rid of so many people so early and fast - to change the TnC for the next Generation of meat
and to make room for the local cadets, otherwise they would not have a chance to get a job for next 3-5 years
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Old 19th Sep 2020, 05:23
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local cadets is the key word. Expect some big announcements with regard to FZ very shortly....

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Old 19th Sep 2020, 06:59
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Take a beer and pop corn !
night flights
monsoon period
friday and Saturday
early morning schedules
late night schedules
Shi.... ty layovers
sick leave
Holydays period
😂 a lot of airplanes on the ground
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Old 19th Sep 2020, 07:55
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Dontcha forget the "challenging" weather in the Civilization at the winter.
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Old 19th Sep 2020, 08:04
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Or go-arounds
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Old 19th Sep 2020, 08:26
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And one month of the year when the flying schedule will be totally on hold.....

And doesn't if feel good that experienced pilots with thousands of SAFE flying hours are let go to make way for cadet guys/girls who havenít even got as far as twins, and cant even spell IR yet.

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Old 19th Sep 2020, 08:32
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Wink

the way things are going might change to multiple. oh wait thats already there but "optional" since we let you choose your own schedule........
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Old 19th Sep 2020, 10:44
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sorry I forgot that ! De -iceing what a nightmare 😂
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Old 20th Sep 2020, 04:50
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Who gives a flying ? Timmy will be gone as it becomes the next guy's problem! He has left the building just as it crumbles behind him.

KEY STATEMENT: He doesn't give a because when the company fails...and it will, it's all on AAR, or the guy who lives below his feet!
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Old 20th Sep 2020, 05:01
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I heard a rumour that TCT is staying on for another 2 years.
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Old 20th Sep 2020, 05:40
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He stays, he goes, he stays, he goes..... Doesn’t matter who fills what seat at EK. The one thing that remains consistent is the and rotten culture which you can bet will remain! A toxic, back stabbing, unsafe and destructive place filled with endless ego and gross incompetence! Remember one thing - The system at EK isn’t broken at all; it was designed the way it is!!! Sad bunch!
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Old 27th Sep 2020, 11:08
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So, what are the final numbers of pilots and crew fired?
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Old 27th Sep 2020, 12:29
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Final? Who says itís over
Also they were made redundant not fired. Itís a subtle difference.
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Old 27th Sep 2020, 17:47
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Originally Posted by Count of Monte Bisto
So, what are the final numbers of pilots and crew fired?
I would substitute for ďlatest.Ē
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Old 5th Oct 2020, 05:17
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Pretty good overview of the economic effects to Dubaiís local economy due to the recent EK layoffs:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/long-bu...wsj&yptr=yahoo
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Old 5th Oct 2020, 07:26
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needs a subscription to read..
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Old 5th Oct 2020, 08:06
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You can read a version of it here. It doesn't seem to be word for word, as some grammar is somewhat questionable but you should be able to understand the points made.

APK Metro - Long Buoyed by High-Flying Emirates, Dubai Now Shares Its Woes
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Old 5th Oct 2020, 15:23
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It's going to be a long time for Dubai to recover . Mo is going to have to put in a load of money for years to come to prevent Dubai totally failing . Younger pilots that did not get fired might want to look for "greener pastures " in the event that EK shuts down .
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