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Forum: Middle East
11th Sep 2019, 16:50
Replies: 36
Views: 13,396
Posted By rmcdonal

If you live in Company accommodation all you are...

If you live in Company accommodation all you are paying for Is the tv/phone/internet. They come as a package so it is actually more expensive to just get one. Package is about $400aed a month, more...
Forum: Middle East
10th Sep 2019, 11:43
Replies: 36
Views: 13,396
Posted By rmcdonal

Little trips like that to EU are going to depend...

Little trips like that to EU are going to depend on your fleet. As you can imagine some destinations are popular and others are not... so unless you are in the top 2 bid groups for the month the odds...
Forum: Middle East
10th Sep 2019, 07:52
Replies: 36
Views: 13,396
Posted By rmcdonal

It does sort of depend on your lifestyle a fair...

It does sort of depend on your lifestyle a fair bit.
But if you work off 25k aed a month salary (it's closer to 30k with flying pay, maybe more on the A380 as they are flying more). If you eat at...
Forum: Middle East
30th Aug 2019, 08:40
Replies: 4,873
Views: 2,728,700
Posted By rmcdonal

The x-ray is a chest x-ray only to check for TB. ...

The x-ray is a chest x-ray only to check for TB.
You can pass the medical with bits of metal holding you together, it is not a limitation on the GCAA medical unless it effects your abilities. If you...
3rd Jul 2019, 08:32
Replies: 82
Views: 26,173
Posted By rmcdonal

That is probably a big stumbling block. There are...

That is probably a big stumbling block. There are very few, if any, low hour jobs that would meet the requirements of your current costs of living.
7th Aug 2018, 15:08
Replies: 2,250
Views: 1,960,965
Posted By rmcdonal

Paid the same, but as QLINK can't retain or...

Paid the same, but as QLINK can't retain or recruit using their current terms and conditions (for what they need) they are instead giving away citizenship as a bonus rather than increasing or...
29th Oct 2017, 10:05
Replies: 47
Views: 26,746
Posted By rmcdonal

Just because you have double the aircraft running...

Just because you have double the aircraft running cheaper ASKs doesn't mean you have the slots to actually use them.
12th Sep 2017, 07:55
Replies: 240
Views: 65,820
Posted By rmcdonal

This is standard in the US, and similar versions...

This is standard in the US, and similar versions of it exist elsewhere. Not to sure how it increases radio chatter angryrat, if anything it reduces it by being able to clear a crew all the way down...
23rd Aug 2017, 20:54
Replies: 667
Views: 566,534
Posted By rmcdonal

What? That pilots who have built some time get a...

What? That pilots who have built some time get a go at an airline and 150hr 'never left home' pilots are not taken? :{:{:{:ugh:
Seriously just go. Don't ever wait on a job, non are guaranteed and...
24th Jul 2017, 07:20
Replies: 47
Views: 12,851
Posted By rmcdonal

The demand isn't to Doha, it's through Doha, to...

The demand isn't to Doha, it's through Doha, to everywhere else, but mainly Europe. Much easier for the passenger to stay with the same airline for the connection in the ME.

Yup BNEA320 is a...
Forum: Middle East
14th Jul 2017, 20:24
Replies: 128
Views: 44,713
Posted By rmcdonal

Most of the 22 YO FAs I have spoken with speak...

Most of the 22 YO FAs I have spoken with speak 2-3 languages and have a degree. They are not the ditsy blondes you imagine, and are far more capable than given credit for on this site.
22nd Jun 2017, 07:00
Replies: 8
Views: 2,668
Posted By rmcdonal

Nothing new here, we get it in Turkey, Russia,...

Nothing new here, we get it in Turkey, Russia, Egypt and even some SE Asia hotspots.
It varies from military, to a cluster of personal jamming devices in close proximity to each other, to poorly set...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Jun 2017, 18:17
Replies: 9
Views: 1,896
Posted By rmcdonal

How does that work? Is there a special nozzle...

How does that work? Is there a special nozzle with a sharp edge for punching through the skin, or a separate tool, or do they just get the guy with the biggest muscles and a step ladder onto it? I...
Forum: Middle East
16th May 2017, 07:06
Replies: 6
Views: 3,569
Posted By rmcdonal

No. You don't have to pay them anything on the...

No. You don't have to pay them anything on the way in.
If you leave you owe them the money, and they will deduct it from your final pay.
5th May 2017, 09:16
Replies: 95
Views: 17,063
Posted By rmcdonal

Pretty sure one of the big flying schools down...

Pretty sure one of the big flying schools down south tried to have this pushed through the last time they looked at the award. It was rejected as the Award is considered to be the absolute minimum...
4th May 2017, 06:37
Replies: 95
Views: 17,063
Posted By rmcdonal

The Award provides the minimum terms and...

The Award provides the minimum terms and conditions, most employers at a GA level pay exactly the award, if you leave during your bond period then FWA see that as you being paid less than the award...
11th Apr 2017, 07:20
Replies: 17
Views: 4,179
Posted By rmcdonal

Because there is more competition on the east...

Because there is more competition on the east coast, and the market forces them to reduce the airfare to remain competitive.
They charge what the market will take, there are entire departments in...
11th Apr 2017, 06:03
Replies: 17
Views: 4,179
Posted By rmcdonal

You don't need GT to explain this one, its simple...

You don't need GT to explain this one, its simple business supply and demand. Sunday flights home are often more expensive on every route, but in WA, with a captive market and little other choice...
25th Feb 2017, 12:00
Replies: 28
Views: 6,815
Posted By rmcdonal

On the Q400 there isn't even a thought that...

On the Q400 there isn't even a thought that covers it failing at the same time as the engine, it is tested each day. Without it I doubt the aircraft would be controllable on a V1 cut, it would...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Jan 2017, 11:41
Replies: 106
Views: 23,216
Posted By rmcdonal

Different reason than the Trump one. Most of the...

Different reason than the Trump one. Most of the Islamic countries do not recognise Israel as a place, instead it is occupied Palestine. It's their way of saying 'we don't like what you did over...
11th Oct 2016, 15:58
Replies: 2,250
Views: 1,960,965
Posted By rmcdonal

You have a funny sense of humour Keg, they can't...

You have a funny sense of humour Keg, they can't even get seniority to work within the subsidiaries.
The only reason they are even contemplating keeping pilots within the group is they know they...
18th Sep 2016, 10:49
Replies: 120
Views: 38,656
Posted By rmcdonal

"Honestly hear say, a few emails or an ad is...

"Honestly hear say, a few emails or an ad is required."
Then I guess it will just remain a rumour on this rumour site...
18th Sep 2016, 10:28
Replies: 120
Views: 38,656
Posted By rmcdonal

"Time for a little bit of proof, not I heard." ...

"Time for a little bit of proof, not I heard."
And how exactly should I go about that? Provide receipts?

How about I know who they sent, and I flew with some of the guys they recruited from the...
18th Sep 2016, 07:48
Replies: 120
Views: 38,656
Posted By rmcdonal

QLink went to SA specifically to recruit, these...

QLink went to SA specifically to recruit, these are not just random pilots who happen to be from SA. This is also not the first time they have been over there to recruit.
I certainly get that...
17th Sep 2016, 20:09
Replies: 85
Views: 67,990
Posted By rmcdonal

"Half the cadets have now been knocked back by...

"Half the cadets have now been knocked back by Qantas (18 more just recently received the "no").
And Emirates is taking all they can get. "
And the difference to QLink is that what could have been...
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