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Forum: Middle East
11th Mar 2019, 16:46
Replies: 23
Views: 10,423
Posted By Laker

That is an irresponsible answer from Don. Being...

That is an irresponsible answer from Don. Being gay is illegal in the UAE. As is sex outside of marriage. People rarely get caught but when they do things can get really bad very quickly.
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Forum: Middle East
4th Sep 2018, 04:20
Replies: 30
Views: 13,003
Posted By Laker

Yeah but it's worth the sacrifice for all that...

Yeah but it's worth the sacrifice for all that time off and industry leading terms and conditions. Oh wait...
Forum: Middle East
21st Jul 2018, 06:41
Replies: 9
Views: 8,192
Posted By Laker

It was just a few years ago that the Armani Club...

It was just a few years ago that the Armani Club in Burj Khalifa was charging 80 AED for a mixed drink. That was one of the priciest clubs in Dubai. 70 for a beer in a pub? Ouch!
Forum: Middle East
10th Jul 2018, 06:51
Replies: 20
Views: 14,070
Posted By Laker

i received a nearly identical email from some guy...

i received a nearly identical email from some guy in accounting. I wonder if itís a scam. I ignored the request and never heard anything more.
Forum: Middle East
3rd May 2018, 16:27
Replies: 135
Views: 69,146
Posted By Laker

Those poor guys kicked out on the streets are...

Those poor guys kicked out on the streets are making over $300k and in many cases over 400k now. With complete control over their schedules.
Forum: Middle East
22nd Apr 2018, 17:36
Replies: 4,835
Views: 2,645,435
Posted By Laker

schowzer, Best post of the year...

schowzer,

Best post of the year...
Forum: Middle East
5th Apr 2018, 02:10
Replies: 24
Views: 15,964
Posted By Laker

I used to work for EK and now work for a major...

I used to work for EK and now work for a major airline in the US. I earn about the same now, average 17-19 days off/month, complete control of my schedule, training is a piece of cake, strong union,...
Forum: Middle East
1st Apr 2018, 17:27
Replies: 18
Views: 8,661
Posted By Laker

Welcome to the Middle East

Welcome to the Middle East
Forum: Middle East
1st Mar 2018, 18:29
Replies: 79
Views: 67,075
Posted By Laker

True. But to be fair to AA mgt they did give a...

True. But to be fair to AA mgt they did give a small profit share, 8% pay raise, and industry leading duty rigs outside of negotiations. Not sure if thatís ever happened in US aviation. A 777 CA at...
Forum: Middle East
17th Jan 2018, 04:49
Replies: 49
Views: 33,424
Posted By Laker

I have to disagree with that one. I didn't...

I have to disagree with that one. I didn't realize how bad EK had become until I went back to my previous airline. I agree that Emirates has been ruined by incompetent managers. But there are...
Forum: Middle East
7th Jun 2017, 07:35
Replies: 204
Views: 232,771
Posted By Laker

be careful out there. Qatari sympathisers...

be careful out there.

Qatari sympathisers to face fine, jail | GulfNews.com (http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/qatari-sympathisers-to-face-fine-jail-1.2039631)
Forum: Middle East
19th Apr 2017, 14:35
Replies: 50
Views: 22,263
Posted By Laker

That's scary that 13 days off and 87 hours is now...

That's scary that 13 days off and 87 hours is now considered good.
Forum: Middle East
19th Mar 2017, 19:00
Replies: 91
Views: 66,101
Posted By Laker

Of course Preferential Bidding can be programmed...

Of course Preferential Bidding can be programmed to honor seniority. That's exactly how it works at all the union airlines which use PBS bidding. The problem is that arrangement requires more...
Forum: Middle East
13th Mar 2017, 17:32
Replies: 30
Views: 18,141
Posted By Laker

The adverts are based on your individual browsing...

The adverts are based on your individual browsing history...
Forum: Middle East
4th Mar 2017, 07:35
Replies: 240
Views: 247,192
Posted By Laker

Basic 40k Flight pay Avg 5k Housing 16k ...

Basic 40k
Flight pay Avg 5k
Housing 16k
Provident co contribution 5k

Total 66k plus the occasional productivity and profit share.
Forum: Middle East
3rd Mar 2017, 22:51
Replies: 240
Views: 247,192
Posted By Laker

I don't disagree that EK is a mess. I left and...

I don't disagree that EK is a mess. I left and I'm very happy I did. I was just trying to provide a few of the positives at EK for Button. I don't remember getting a monthly medical deduction at EK....
Forum: Middle East
3rd Mar 2017, 20:52
Replies: 240
Views: 247,192
Posted By Laker

Button, Airlinepilotcentral has bad info on...

Button,

Airlinepilotcentral has bad info on EK. When you add up all the pay including housing allowances it's more like 19-20kmonth for a CA with about 5-7 years on property. If you wanted to...
Forum: Middle East
27th Feb 2017, 20:12
Replies: 240
Views: 247,192
Posted By Laker

UPS second year FO minimum pay guarantee is...

UPS second year FO minimum pay guarantee is $170,000usd/year. Top of scale CA minimum guarantee is 300,000/year. It's pretty easy to go well above those figures if you work extra trips. Pension is...
Forum: Middle East
22nd Jan 2017, 23:49
Replies: 240
Views: 247,192
Posted By Laker

My two cents for what it's worth. If your buddy...

My two cents for what it's worth. If your buddy wants to get to a US major his best bet is to identify the quickest path and choose that one. Seniority is everything so any delay can hurt future...
Forum: Middle East
21st Sep 2016, 10:09
Replies: 85
Views: 52,219
Posted By Laker

That's a pretty repulsive statement Harry. I'm...

That's a pretty repulsive statement Harry. I'm guessing you have "committed to destination" and are trying to make the best of it. But for someone just joining remember that your friends back home...
Forum: Middle East
20th Sep 2016, 13:57
Replies: 85
Views: 52,219
Posted By Laker

If anyone is reading this thread with the idea of...

If anyone is reading this thread with the idea of joining EK make sure you do your research. I guess there are still some happy pilots here but they are few and far between. I'm on my way out and I...
Forum: Middle East
1st Sep 2016, 11:58
Replies: 855
Views: 743,139
Posted By Laker

apologies in advance if this has already been...

apologies in advance if this has already been covered. If you have already given your resignation notice and call sick for a 2 day trip do they deduct those two days from your basic salary? Or is...
Forum: Middle East
31st Aug 2016, 20:55
Replies: 45
Views: 21,303
Posted By Laker

Mmorel, Your numbers are a little off. They...

Mmorel,

Your numbers are a little off. They just got a 28% raise. Top CA rate is around $280 per hour plus a 15% provident contribution. It's very easy for a CA to break $300k/year with minimal...
Forum: Middle East
31st Aug 2016, 04:48
Replies: 45
Views: 21,303
Posted By Laker

Longshank, I'm a 777 CA. I have 8 days off...

Longshank,

I'm a 777 CA. I have 8 days off in September. Not in a row, but total days off for the month. That should answer your question. I'm guessing that your question is a windup. Move to...
Forum: Middle East
16th Aug 2016, 18:52
Replies: 13
Views: 9,567
Posted By Laker

I wouldn't say anything either. Everybody wants...

I wouldn't say anything either. Everybody wants to keep their options open until retirement. But just because people don't say anything upon resigning doesn't mean that management is in the dark. ...
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