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

Old 4th Jun 2020, 10:01
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one of them is capn wham bam B.al.M ....

Originally Posted by donpizmeov View Post
Does anyone know who the chief pilot of the Bus fleet is at EK? We haven't heard anything from him/her, nor anyone else really, and I am hoping they are all ok.
Thought I should send an email to check on how they are going, and update them on how the pilot group is going.

A great chance to interact with the pilot group.....wasted. Must be too busy checking sick days and productivity stats.
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Old 4th Jun 2020, 11:10
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Originally Posted by EchoKilla View Post
one of them is capn wham bam B.al.M ....
Aaaaaaarrrr.....No he is not. Do you really work at EK?
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Old 4th Jun 2020, 11:34
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Originally Posted by donpizmeov View Post
Aaaaaaarrrr.....No he is not. Do you really work at EK?
One is bader than the others...or at least used to be.
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Old 4th Jun 2020, 13:54
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One is bader than the others...or at least used to be.
True, but that all changed last year.
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Old 4th Jun 2020, 17:00
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EchoKiller -
The fact that I still sit here in DXB wishing myself I dont get that "call"....
and yet you don't know that Bader is no longer the Chief Pilot, hmmmm .....
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Old 4th Jun 2020, 19:06
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The guy now is a real loser ! Shocking they made him CPA., but then again. They want a YES man and they got a winner. Absolute clueless individual.
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Old 7th Jun 2020, 09:54
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They didn’t say that. Expect both.
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Old 7th Jun 2020, 10:18
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50% basic cut extended for a further 3 months. Any adjustments to other benefits?
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Old 7th Jun 2020, 19:48
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Alfa B ... fishing by any chance? None of us know anything.
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Old 7th Jun 2020, 21:13
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Alfa B ... fishing by any chance? None of us know anything.
Never mind
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Old 7th Jun 2020, 22:05
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Originally Posted by jetstreem View Post
50% basic cut extended for a further 3 months. Any adjustments to other benefits?
Not that I have heard. I have to say that I do think that EK have handled the situation pretty well so far when compared to other airlines around the globe. The sliding scale of pay reductions from 50% for management grade and 25% for the rest with no cuts for those on the bottom of the scale who can least afford it. At least no layoffs apart from those on probation - hopefully things will pick up enough to prevent any future job losses.
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Old 7th Jun 2020, 23:43
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Not that I have heard. I have to say that I do think that EK have handled the situation pretty well so far when compared to other airlines around the globe. The sliding scale of pay reductions from 50% for management grade and 25% for the rest with no cuts for those on the bottom of the scale who can least afford it. At least no layoffs apart from those on probation - hopefully things will pick up enough to prevent any future job losses.
There is no sliding scale from July onwards. Based on the email sent on the 7th June, the vast majority of EK employees will now face a 50% salary cut for the months of July, August and September. For our colleagues in the cabin, only the CSAs have been spared and will remain on full salary.

I hope the banks will continue to show some flexibility with debt repayments for those affected.
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Old 8th Jun 2020, 02:16
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Heard from someone in the office, all meeting rooms have been booked for 2 weeks from Tuesday by HR
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Old 8th Jun 2020, 05:20
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DM , Means nothing ! Wait for more confirmed info
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Old 8th Jun 2020, 05:48
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When u say in the office - were u booking a room? Coz most of the “office folks” aren’t booking too many rooms so much these day

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Heard from someone in the office, all meeting rooms have been booked for 2 weeks from Tuesday by HR
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Old 8th Jun 2020, 06:14
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When u say in the office - were u booking a room? Coz most of the “office folks” aren’t booking too many rooms so much these day
No I'm trying to stay away from the office. But the fact that most meeting rooms are booked with most still working from home to me means something is about to happen. I don't expect a big announcement rather just the first thing people will hear is when they get asked to come in for a meeting.
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Old 8th Jun 2020, 15:15
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Originally Posted by DuneMentat View Post
No I'm trying to stay away from the office. But the fact that most meeting rooms are booked with most still working from home to me means something is about to happen. I don't expect a big announcement rather just the first thing people will hear is when they get asked to come in for a meeting.
It's started.....
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Old 8th Jun 2020, 15:16
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... Another batch of e-mails for several pilots for a meeting with flight ops...
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Old 8th Jun 2020, 16:22
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Word on the wire is 599 more redundancies. Commiserations if true
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Old 8th Jun 2020, 16:25
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Looks like majority A380 but also some 777 are affected
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