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Forum: Middle East
14th Jul 2019, 04:09
Replies: 48
Views: 26,085
Posted By felixthecat

Fatigue isn’t a one off thing, that is tiredness....

Fatigue isn’t a one off thing, that is tiredness. Fatigue is cumulative, and if the swaps are within the FTL program and your reporting fatigue then the system is broken. The flight crew are fatigued...
Forum: Middle East
9th Jul 2019, 10:44
Replies: 48
Views: 26,085
Posted By felixthecat

Let me quickly stop you there. ĎThey voted in a...

Let me quickly stop you there. ĎThey voted in a new contractí VOTED.....I see that going down well in the UAE with EK. Ďand thatís with a unioní ..... a union and rights, I can see a recurrent...
Forum: North America
5th Jul 2019, 08:55
Replies: 49
Views: 15,782
Posted By felixthecat

Needing a degree level education to be a...

Needing a degree level education to be a pilot...... many other nations worldwide have very successful pilots without degrees. I would go as far as saying a pilot with a degree is probably over...
Forum: Middle East
5th Jul 2019, 08:41
Replies: 15
Views: 7,651
Posted By felixthecat

1.8 - 2.0m will get you a nice apartment in a...

1.8 - 2.0m will get you a nice apartment in a reasonable area or equally a 2-3 bedroom townhouse in a reasonable area. The problem is currently it will cost you around 33% of the purchase price for...
Forum: Middle East
5th Jul 2019, 06:13
Replies: 48
Views: 26,085
Posted By felixthecat

Well explained Pixy, new joiners should read this...

Well explained Pixy, new joiners should read this and see where they are going. The terms conditions and pay are melting like the proverbial ice cube in the desert sun. For years and years the...
Forum: Middle East
15th Jun 2019, 06:36
Replies: 10
Views: 5,519
Posted By felixthecat

So now its just Baymac not LIPS/API, and your...

So now its just Baymac not LIPS/API, and your cover is just the 5 years through Baymac? No longer the coverage till 65?
11th Jun 2019, 05:41
Replies: 89
Views: 89,694
Posted By felixthecat

Quality of life vs money (and the money isn't...

Quality of life vs money (and the money isn't what it used to be that's for sure)......
Forum: Middle East
30th May 2019, 10:43
Replies: 4,835
Views: 2,641,171
Posted By felixthecat

The housing allowance is only available now to...

The housing allowance is only available now to new joiners if you buy, ie as a new joiner you will not get an allowance to rent. If your wife has the allowance and she was under the terms where she...
Forum: Middle East
17th May 2019, 02:19
Replies: 30
Views: 25,240
Posted By felixthecat

Since the living out allowance has not been...

Since the living out allowance has not been available for renting for several years, the only way anyone could have been ‘doing well for themselves’ would be if they had rented years ago under old...
Forum: Middle East
16th May 2019, 06:52
Replies: 30
Views: 25,240
Posted By felixthecat

I understood the no bonus ( despite certain...

I understood the no bonus ( despite certain parties getting a 500,000,000 AED bonus ) I could even understand the no pay increase, but the No Step just is a complete slap in the face. It is semi...
Forum: Middle East
11th May 2019, 04:59
Replies: 20
Views: 6,127
Posted By felixthecat

Joining as a DEC?

Joining as a DEC?
Forum: Middle East
11th May 2019, 04:57
Replies: 9
Views: 4,003
Posted By felixthecat

I’m surprised that they didn’t come out with pay...

I’m surprised that they didn’t come out with pay deal the same day to try and sweeten the pill....... or 0% and no 3% (semi contractual) seen as too much for one day.
Forum: Middle East
24th Mar 2019, 05:02
Replies: 4,835
Views: 2,641,171
Posted By felixthecat

It was a flippant comment demonstrating the...

It was a flippant comment demonstrating the falisy that discounts make it cheap here. They don’t, the fact remains it is very expensive and salaries are not keeping up.

Perhaps pointing at the...
Forum: Middle East
24th Mar 2019, 04:54
Replies: 4,835
Views: 2,641,171
Posted By felixthecat

Accomodation, schooling, electricity and water...

Accomodation, schooling, electricity and water are not free, they are part of the package. The salary is in effect reduced to take these into account. Many would like to be able to buy property and...
Forum: Middle East
23rd Mar 2019, 11:52
Replies: 4,835
Views: 2,641,171
Posted By felixthecat

It doesnít matter what the economic reasons are...

It doesnít matter what the economic reasons are for the prices being higher, it matters that they are and that salaries are not keeping up. The salary is still OK, but just that....OK. Would I move...
Forum: Middle East
12th Mar 2019, 03:40
Replies: 23
Views: 10,411
Posted By felixthecat

I didnít realise that flying Boeings had such a...

I didnít realise that flying Boeings had such a stigma ;)
Forum: Middle East
7th Mar 2019, 14:24
Replies: 4,835
Views: 2,641,171
Posted By felixthecat

The failure rate during the type rating is not...

The failure rate during the type rating is not insignificant, it used to be very rare that anyone failed. That’s what happens when entry standards are lowered.
Forum: Middle East
14th Feb 2019, 14:57
Replies: 39
Views: 54,870
Posted By felixthecat

I love that you bid for trips and donít get them,...

I love that you bid for trips and donít get them, (but get stuff you donít want) only to find people trying to get rid of stuff you bid for but didnít get! Then you canít swap because of company...
Forum: Middle East
13th Feb 2019, 18:50
Replies: 39
Views: 31,888
Posted By felixthecat

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1494x190/img_0041_90cf3237714d5d92a192f26c1191070e7c68e043.jpeg
This is take home INCLUDING flight pay. It goes on to quote 44395 AED including...
7th Feb 2019, 09:21
Replies: 44
Views: 16,028
Posted By felixthecat

Itís Ryanair, if they can get 900hrs out of you...

Itís Ryanair, if they can get 900hrs out of you in that 9 months, they will and the bean counters laugh all the way to the bank. A leopard doesnít change its spots.
Forum: Middle East
31st Jan 2019, 22:13
Replies: 4,835
Views: 2,641,171
Posted By felixthecat

1) You donít seriously want to be flying that in...

1) You donít seriously want to be flying that in EK. The back of the clock flying and time away from the family will either wreck your marriage, kill you or both. Dubai is VERY expensive, think...
Forum: Middle East
15th Jan 2019, 18:39
Replies: 4,835
Views: 2,641,171
Posted By felixthecat

13,000 hours jet and only one post ;) EK...

13,000 hours jet and only one post ;) EK advertising budget is getting cheap :8
6th Jan 2019, 18:18
Replies: 7
Views: 2,277
Posted By felixthecat

30,000 bond and 3 years for a FI rating? Seems a...

30,000 bond and 3 years for a FI rating? Seems a bit steep to me.
Forum: Middle East
7th Dec 2018, 14:37
Replies: 4,835
Views: 2,641,171
Posted By felixthecat

Whilst many parts of what you say have a basis in...

Whilst many parts of what you say have a basis in reality, many also have the view of someone who has not worked and lived the punishing rosters and extreme fatigue that EK heralds.

If if you...
Forum: Middle East
21st Oct 2018, 12:40
Replies: 63
Views: 44,313
Posted By felixthecat

Standard 9 days off for November, 90+hours, lots...

Standard 9 days off for November, 90+hours, lots of night turns, nothing that I bid for. Seems like nothing has changed except the date.
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