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The dirty side of Air Arabia

Old 14th Jan 2021, 11:29
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The dirty side of Air Arabia

This is for Air Arabia Pilots

Lets discuss the dirty side of our company ... maybe we can make a change .
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Old 14th Jan 2021, 16:48
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In my opinion the most important lesson an expat pilot can learn is that you are not there to change anything. It is not your country, not your culture, not your home country airline, etc... fly, save as much money as you can, keep looking for better places to work and when the time comes leave and never look back. Sad but true... nothing personal, just business as usual. The only way I could see changes happening in the Middle East is by the creation of unions and associations, which of course is impossible for obvious reasons.
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Old 14th Jan 2021, 17:18
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Absolutely correct ... we are not there to make a change but I think this is in normal situation in a normal, ethical, and professional companies but not in a company like Air Arabia ... In Air Arabia there is no business ethics. they are just trying to save money in some crazy dirty ways ... they are trying to steal people's money ... First Officers are flying for free ... Imagine a second in command pilot living in UAE getting paid 2000 AED a month ? is this fair ? is this safe ?
Now we are flying with almost zero hours first officers .. They had terminated all first officers with from 1500 hours to 2500 hours ... we have only senior FOs with more than 3000 hours, Just released FOs and Poor SOs ..... Man can you imagine First Officer with 250 hours flying a safety pilot on SO with no experience ? imagine in case of emergency what will happen ... it will be a crash for sure.. and for your info FO and So and getting zero salary
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Old 14th Jan 2021, 19:23
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Not unlike Staines

1972, two second officiers, one of which wasn't fully trained (nor legal).
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Old 14th Jan 2021, 20:53
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I guess venting here will help, I do feel you since I've got close friends returning home after literally struggling to get a fair deal when trying to leave this particular company. The stories he tells make Qatar and EK to look like heaven on earth. Best luck thru these tough times, hopefully the tie will change soon and you can move from there.
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Old 15th Jan 2021, 09:13
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Originally Posted by blind pew
Not unlike Staines1972, two second officiers, one of which wasn't fully trained (nor legal).
Although in the ensuing forty-nine years the lessons of that accident have been learnt in most places!!!!
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Old 15th Jan 2021, 09:49
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No wish to creap the thread but, for accuracy, weren't the two co-pilots in the Staines incident RHS checked ? Had to be in my day. Capt would designate who was to fly RHS & who was to fly as Panel Operator. Pure System Panel Operators were straight from Hamble or new on type & got RHS checked later. Capt Key decided on the first leg to put the much less experienced Guy in the RHS but he would have been RHS checked.

Back to thread though. Not just AA guys. Other threads have demonstrated the "wasta" & local preferences endemic throughout the ME. It will never change.
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Old 15th Jan 2021, 11:24
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That's only £400/ month!!
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Old 16th Jan 2021, 08:53
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What is the salary after all allowance paid ? Which nationality has the most power?
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Old 18th Jan 2021, 13:01
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Of course wasta is playing the most important rule in Air Arabia ... normal people got fired but people who are relatives to management are safe for sure ... I can count them for you if you want . simply disgusting
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Old 18th Jan 2021, 13:04
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Pre covide 7000 to 10000 AED ... now around 2000 AED max 🤣
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Old 19th Jan 2021, 22:34
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In Air Arabia there is no business ethics.” Arabia and business ethics in the same sentence? Hahaha...
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