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Forum: Canada
8th Nov 2018, 13:38
Replies: 13
Views: 3,967
Posted By Trader

Flair Hiring

Flair is hiring both DECs and FO's as they expand.
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Forum: Middle East
1st Sep 2018, 17:09
Replies: 11
Views: 4,138
Posted By Trader

FreightWorks was great - used them just last...

FreightWorks was great - used them just last year. They know the EK allowance and will quote to stay within it. Great service - the Irish lady who organizes is fantastic.
Forum: Middle East
15th May 2018, 19:25
Replies: 38
Views: 14,765
Posted By Trader

Yes, but I doubt a new hire today would see the...

Yes, but I doubt a new hire today would see the same movement. I certainly wouldn't make a financial plan and decision based on it.
Forum: Middle East
15th May 2018, 16:04
Replies: 38
Views: 14,765
Posted By Trader

Buy ONE car and buy it used off one of the many...

Buy ONE car and buy it used off one of the many expats that are leaving. You can get GREAT vehicles for next to nothing! You get driven to work so avoid the second car. Furnish your place via...
Forum: Middle East
27th Mar 2018, 23:50
Replies: 4,875
Views: 2,732,222
Posted By Trader

Having spent the beginning of my career flying...

Having spent the beginning of my career flying out of those busy US airports (with great ATC) and then 15 years in the ME I can say, unequivocally, that flying a 777 around the world (as EK does) is...
Forum: Middle East
13th Mar 2018, 21:34
Replies: 855
Views: 747,513
Posted By Trader

It is easy to ship the dogs yourself as extra...

It is easy to ship the dogs yourself as extra baggage on your return flight. You need the Pet Passport and paperwork from your vet. Take that to Cargo Village - Dubai Vet who checks your dogs chip...
Forum: Middle East
7th Mar 2018, 14:36
Replies: 13
Views: 5,146
Posted By Trader

There had been talk of a remittance tax over the...

There had been talk of a remittance tax over the last several years which would tax money exchange and transfers.

An income tax, in the form that many are know from their home countries is...
Forum: Middle East
29th Jan 2018, 13:44
Replies: 35
Views: 17,209
Posted By Trader

The concept of 'remittance' tax has been in the...

The concept of 'remittance' tax has been in the new several times over the last several years. It is also an easy tax to implement - Any financial institution simply applies it during a conversion, a...
Forum: Middle East
18th Jan 2018, 14:21
Replies: 855
Views: 747,513
Posted By Trader

Kippa - you keep the receipt and they will...

Kippa - you keep the receipt and they will reimburse you when you have resigned (you can email HR to get exact details).

You receive ONE 'move', meaning, you can use freightworks (any size...
Forum: Middle East
17th Jan 2018, 22:22
Replies: 855
Views: 747,513
Posted By Trader

You can actually use your repatriation freight...

You can actually use your repatriation freight allowance ANYTIME during you employment. So if you want to send your home contents back to your country a year, 2 years, 5 years before you resign you...
Forum: Middle East
7th Jan 2018, 18:40
Replies: 519
Views: 340,494
Posted By Trader

UNSAFE rosters would be a better term.

UNSAFE rosters would be a better term.
Forum: Middle East
27th Dec 2017, 15:55
Replies: 23
Views: 25,412
Posted By Trader

Well, if it is the same fellow that used to take...

Well, if it is the same fellow that used to take off his FO bars and replace them with captain bars when he was driving to and from work then I hardly think it is his ex-wife!
Forum: Middle East
16th Dec 2017, 07:08
Replies: 519
Views: 340,494
Posted By Trader

777-200LR - I think you are missing the point. In...

777-200LR - I think you are missing the point. In almost every incident/accident the pilot has played a role (the guy at 400', disregarding policy and any basic airmanship is an extreme example). But...
Forum: Middle East
16th Dec 2017, 05:18
Replies: 519
Views: 340,494
Posted By Trader

Bullsh!t! You can disagree with how the company...

Bullsh!t! You can disagree with how the company run things and still be a professional. You can bitch and moan about the company till the cows come home and still be a professional.

To claim that...
Forum: Middle East
5th Dec 2017, 09:42
Replies: 157
Views: 110,463
Posted By Trader

There will be some who forgo the upgrade and...

There will be some who forgo the upgrade and others who do not. That simple.

If it was me my calculation would go like this: the jump in pay is roughly $3000/month. The bond is $40,000. So it...
Forum: Middle East
25th Nov 2017, 19:51
Replies: 16
Views: 8,184
Posted By Trader

It is also interesting to note that with all the...

It is also interesting to note that with all the data EK collects on pilot performance and their current 'plan' to weed out the poor performers that NONE of the data would have picked out the pilots...
Forum: Middle East
23rd Nov 2017, 20:22
Replies: 220
Views: 238,761
Posted By Trader

I agree with senior management, there is no 'fear...

I agree with senior management, there is no 'fear factor' at EK and the pilots 'overwhelmingly agree' with the direction EK is taking.
Forum: Middle East
8th Nov 2017, 09:54
Replies: 855
Views: 747,513
Posted By Trader

Emma Royds, if you are already into the next year...

Emma Royds, if you are already into the next year then your ALT will have been credited and available on TRIPS. It is only and issue if you are IN your 3 month notice period and your anniversary (day...
Forum: Middle East
8th Nov 2017, 08:22
Replies: 855
Views: 747,513
Posted By Trader

Your SRC's will be credited - though you will...

Your SRC's will be credited - though you will probably have to ask for them. ALT's will NOT - I argued that I was still employed but to no avail. Same for things like the refurbishment allowance etc....
Forum: Middle East
4th Nov 2017, 00:45
Replies: 26
Views: 14,106
Posted By Trader

....or how about the fact that the allowance does...

....or how about the fact that the allowance does not, in most cases, cover room service or the tray charge. Especially frustrating when room service is the only food available in the wee hours of...
Forum: Middle East
30th Oct 2017, 08:43
Replies: 146
Views: 130,528
Posted By Trader

momo - no issue with your question. But I...

momo - no issue with your question.

But I would be interested to know how instagram, essentially a photo sharing social media site, can provide any meaningful information? Not forgetting that many...
Forum: Middle East
13th Oct 2017, 01:10
Replies: 146
Views: 130,528
Posted By Trader

Most people will spend more than Airdancer to...

Most people will spend more than Airdancer to live in Dubai. On an FO salary, if you are careful and single (or married without kids), you should have no problem saving some money. How much will...
Forum: Middle East
12th Oct 2017, 13:41
Replies: 60
Views: 58,525
Posted By Trader

acryingshame - have to agree. I would add...

acryingshame - have to agree.

I would add that while they have added a handling sim, which is a great idea, they have bastardized it over time. First by squeezing in series of other procedures...
Forum: Middle East
9th Oct 2017, 12:58
Replies: 43
Views: 37,604
Posted By Trader

Pixy - I believe that the VAST majority of EK...

Pixy - I believe that the VAST majority of EK pilots agree with you! The reaction that we see now is towards a senior management which has identified training as the issue, (though to be fair, that...
Forum: Middle East
5th Oct 2017, 08:39
Replies: 207
Views: 253,847
Posted By Trader

Airdancer - the state of 'some' rosters have...

Airdancer - the state of 'some' rosters have improved as pilots have approached yearly maximums and they have to be given less flying.

You case is also specific. You like ULRs hence your rosters...
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