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Knight of the Long Knives?

Old 4th Aug 2021, 17:11
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Knight of the Long Knives?

Two weeks without a post from any of the EK mob which has to be some kind of record. Has there perhaps been another ramp-up in social media monitoring by Al Stasi?
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Old 4th Aug 2021, 20:33
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Nah. People either flying a lot (overtime) or busy trying to make ends meet (unpaid leave pilots)!
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Old 5th Aug 2021, 16:30
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The fact that the thread is locked may have a bearing...
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Old 5th Aug 2021, 18:23
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Basically there is nothing more to sayÖÖ..apart from trading tips on how to avoid body odour!
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Old 11th Aug 2021, 04:03
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Some things to talk about:
EK is looking for pilots. Emails sent to some that were kicked out, and DECs on the way.
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Old 11th Aug 2021, 10:18
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is there any chance for new comer?
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Old 11th Aug 2021, 18:02
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Probably quite unlikely as they've got circa 1200 redundant A380 guys to work through first.
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Old 11th Aug 2021, 20:55
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I believe they mailed all ex380, or nearly all.
What is the reaction of the incumbent so far?
Yes?
No?
No Way?
Beer is too good and cheap where I am now?
The US has jobs for all?
All of above are incorrect?

Tables are turning, that's for sure.
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Old 12th Aug 2021, 00:51
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ex Cabin crew have received the letter as well.
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Old 12th Aug 2021, 07:27
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Any movement on command courses on the Triple?
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Old 12th Aug 2021, 07:56
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A380 pilots emailed, not for recall but for expression of interest to return. No 777 pilots emailed, weird they want the whale in the times of probable low traffic loads but not the tractor.
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Old 12th Aug 2021, 09:12
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The tractor appears to be working flat out, if not the frames then the crew and probably little training capacity for new crews other than cadets.
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Old 12th Aug 2021, 23:14
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They're not as low as you may think!
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Old 13th Aug 2021, 18:20
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Anyway you can just register. I donít think they will hire other pilots for quite a long time.
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Old 20th Aug 2021, 01:58
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So...
The knight of the Long Knives sends an email on a THURSDAY NIGHT to SOME of their axed 380 Pilots, with the new terms.
Of course, as new joiners.
Ah! And it mentions they are also opening regular recruiting parallel to this.
And consent to check medical history with the clinic. In case...
Two days to sign the stuff and reply.
Some haven't finished moving or unpacking. Some are losing twenty years of seniority in one go.
Classy.
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Old 20th Aug 2021, 03:11
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I think Itís best just to block emails from this outfit.
Move on from the disaster.
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Old 20th Aug 2021, 07:45
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What are the ‘new terms’ for the old guard?
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Old 20th Aug 2021, 07:48
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Zero seniority.
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Old 20th Aug 2021, 08:05
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It’s not good but seniority generally made zero difference in EK, in fact it actually got you fired in the end!
What about the pay etc?

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Old 20th Aug 2021, 08:10
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You are right, but still is a symptom of what will be.
I understand also company accomodation mandatory and a reduced basic salary according to the covid situation.
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