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allatp 25th Jan 2018 22:15

Gulf Air Update
 
Hi. Im fixing to apply for a DEC position in Gulf Air, but their salary it has not been adjusted for a long time. Does anyone know nowadays if their salary with all the allowances is still good enough?
Thanks in advance!!

ironbutt57 26th Jan 2018 03:35

define "good enough"

tiger1975 27th Jan 2018 20:04

my friend their salary and benefits haven't been updated since 2007!! if you have other options, and i mean any other options , its better to avoid Gulfair......for many many reasons

allatp 28th Jan 2018 02:42

Thanks Iron, would you be able to cover all the expenses (rent, kids schooling, etc) and still save some money?
Thanks.

allatp 28th Jan 2018 02:45


Originally Posted by tiger1975 (Post 10033514)
my friend their salary and benefits haven't been updated since 2007!! if you have other options, and i mean any other options , its better to avoid Gulfair......for many many reasons

Thanks Tiger, but why would GA be avoidable?

allatp 28th Jan 2018 13:50

Thanks Olbie, with two kids in elementary still saving chance?

allatp 31st Jan 2018 11:06

Iron And Tiger, what do you think about it?

zero/zero 31st Jan 2018 17:39

Genuinely think youd be mad to go to Gulf Air

tiger1975 31st Jan 2018 20:57

my friend the salary hasn't been updated since 2009, and with the devaluation of the dinar you are loosing roughly 1000 euros per month (it was devaluated in November 2017)!!!
be careful of the school allowances as they only give you approx 5500 euros per year for up to 2 children meaning 2800 euros per kid per year...you would need triple than that in order to put your kids into a western school!!! beware!!!! the Roster is absolute HELL!!!! 6 days in a row with ground time in the a/c every other day more than 5 hrs!! BEWARE!! accommodation allowance is NOT enough unless you are going with no family!!! beware!!! thy offer 700 BHD and you will need 200-300 more which is 700-900 euros more per monthnfor a descent 2 bedroom apt....you will only fly to India and Pakistan and Africa...maybe once a month to europe as you are an expat!! the little more money you would make working there is simply not worth the effort.....

ironbutt57 1st Feb 2018 03:43

(it was devaluated in November 2017)

nope, still tied to the dollar!!!

schooling costs are the only major comment I hear from colleagues, are not covered very well...I think the line Capt average 13-15K US per month, not easy work, but no 320 job over here is...

Genuinely think you’d be mad to go to Gulf Air

on what do you base that statement? and supporting points?

RockyMntAV8R 1st Feb 2018 07:35

Hi,
Is there any information on the T & C’s for Gulf Air. Does the company provide housing like some of the other ME carriers? Also do they have a similar retirement scheme? Lastly, what about roster and average monthly days off for a 320 Captain?
Thanks for any information.
Rocky

tiger1975 1st Feb 2018 08:57

Gulf air provides by far the worst package in the area.....do your own research...good luck

allatp 2nd Feb 2018 02:33


Originally Posted by zero/zero (Post 10037710)
Genuinely think youd be mad to go to Gulf Air

Zero, could you be more specific please?

allatp 2nd Feb 2018 02:37

Olbie, can I PM you please?

returnofthemack 2nd Feb 2018 21:54

where do I sign??

allatp 3rd Feb 2018 12:15


Originally Posted by olbie (Post 10040637)
Allatp: no prob.

Thanks a lot!!

allatp 3rd Feb 2018 12:16

30N, how long ago did you leave?

Slash787 3rd Feb 2018 17:38

Do they provide transfers fro/to Airport?

ironbutt57 3rd Feb 2018 18:39


Originally Posted by Slash787 (Post 10041024)
Do they provide transfers fro/to Airport?

not for flight deck personnel

Luibar 3rd Feb 2018 18:49

So the terms and conditions from Gulf Air seems to be one of the best kept secrets in the ME ;)


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