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

Old 31st Mar 2021, 10:22
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Blimey Joe!

I thought Carousel was from Blade Runner - no wonder I'm always confused when I watch it and its not there. At least that's that cleared up.

Panda Hmm well we've all suffered with his ilk. Maybe re jig Carousel? - 'line up and step beyond the door to receive your upgrade and keys to your 6 bedder and half acre in Surrey.' : )
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Old 10th Apr 2021, 06:03
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Wow: 85% Of Emirates’ Pre-Pandemic Profits Came From The A380
  • by Jake Hardiman
  • April 8, 2021
Dubai-based UAE flag carrier Emirates is well known for being by far the world’s largest operator of the Airbus A380. The superjumbo allows the airline to transport vast amounts of passengers between its Dubai hub and destinations worldwide. The aircraft’s importance to the airline is such that it generated 85% of Emirates’ pre-pandemic profits.

Let's hope we can get travel back and colleagues back into the company.
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Old 10th Apr 2021, 07:51
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Seems a little far fetched to me but ......

Also reported that 100% of the 777 are flying now and with many of the 777 pilots having also been made redundant the remainders must be feeling a heavy burden of hours, since they were never exactly heavy on pilots previously! Heard rumours quite a few have actually left and headed back to the US.
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Old 10th Apr 2021, 09:03
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Maybe recruiting redundant pilots back soon then for 777? Plus hopefully more back from the A380 unpaid leave pilots.
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Old 10th Apr 2021, 16:34
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The aircraft’s importance to the airline is such that it generated 85% of Emirates’ pre-pandemic profits.
If indeed true, that would mean all the A380s are flying around at the moment and the 777s are sitting idle in the dust. Oh... wait....

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Old 10th Apr 2021, 17:01
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The aircraft’s importance to the airline is such that it generated 85% of Emirates’ pre-pandemic profits

Now i understand why TC boasted that all other airline CEOs are idiots for not buying the 380. I almost feel ashamed having flown that loss making T7 for so many years.
Oh and i also feel silly having minored in business administration. All these years wasted with completely wrong assumptions about counting, i should have adopted the "Sean Spicer - period" method to understand these 85%.
Looking forward to an all 380 and no loss making T7 fleet in the near future.
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Old 10th Apr 2021, 17:12
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“Most people use statistics like a drunk man uses a lamppost; more for support than illumination” .....
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Old 10th Apr 2021, 17:35
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I think I saw your skull explode...
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Old 10th Apr 2021, 18:07
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If it’s such a Money maker - why they don’t have pilots for it anymore - and why is it parked than?
Or in other words T7 is paying the bills plus 15% of the profits while the 380 is creating 85% of the year after year shrinking profits
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Old 10th Apr 2021, 18:11
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I am but a humble Airbus pilot. You will need to address these hard questions to a Boeing pilot as they have the answers.
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Old 10th Apr 2021, 19:22
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Indeed I do.

But you don't need to search out one of us fine aviators with our razor-sharp intellects. There will never be another 380 constructed. This is NOT because Tim Clark had the production line shutdown so that he could shut out other airlines from access to the airplane and keep all the profits for himself.

Why, oh why, is this fine asset not being made anymore?
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Old 10th Apr 2021, 20:51
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Cos the yanks never brought it.
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Old 10th Apr 2021, 21:07
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We have a live one

I am just happy you can still remember the time you flew the 777 old fella. Great effort.
So this should be pretty easy to see if it's true or not. All the Boeing's are flying. And we hear they are flat out. Not many 380s flying. So if we only make 15% of the 2019 profit it must be right? Right?
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Old 10th Apr 2021, 22:51
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Wrong . It's all about yields . A very different year as well .
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I am loving watching Don's form. Lobbing that little gem of an article here - Gold.

380s were always more efficient than the 777 too, so the article makes sense.
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Old 11th Apr 2021, 03:14
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I don't know what you mean Rexy
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I knew I should have read that Norwegian book of yield. Thanks for the correction
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Old 11th Apr 2021, 07:51
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A little different topic

https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/excl...ancies-2021-04

if you learned how to lead an airline as EK manager and the real world starts hitting back
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Old 11th Apr 2021, 08:40
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Surely a modern, caring, socially responsible, good employer wouldn’t use legitimate sickness such as cancer, surgery, or pregnancy as a primary method of targeting staff for redundancy? Would they?
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Old 11th Apr 2021, 10:56
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Well, DT had some nice apprenticeship years at EK ......
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