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Forum: Middle East
11th Jul 2019, 11:08
Replies: 84
Views: 96,644
Posted By Pixy

A comparison of which airline is the worse for...

A comparison of which airline is the worse for cutting terms and conditions or which behavior towards their employees is more abhorrent etc., is futile without a detailed examination of many factors....
Forum: Middle East
6th Jul 2019, 08:13
Replies: 84
Views: 96,644
Posted By Pixy

In response

Folks Ė If I may respond. Not to dispute your points but perhaps clarify for those wanting to know how the system works and the history.

KippaLippa

The last time the pay scale was published was...
Forum: Middle East
3rd Jul 2019, 18:23
Replies: 84
Views: 96,644
Posted By Pixy

The Emirates Pilots remuneration is based off a...

The Emirates Pilots remuneration is based off a Salary Scale, a Pay per hour component and possibly a Productivity payment if flying above a threshold of around 88 hours in a 31 day month.

The...
Forum: Middle East
9th Oct 2017, 12:46
Replies: 43
Views: 38,064
Posted By Pixy

Response to EK Training a disgrace

Having read the hysterical outburst at Emirates Training on public forum I felt beholden to respond as a trainer.

I have been in Emirates Training for almost 2 decades. Like any organisation it...
Forum: Middle East
25th Oct 2016, 12:07
Replies: 26
Views: 11,854
Posted By Pixy

EXPERIENCE

The dust has more or less settled on 521 and there is relative clarity on what occurred. More interesting is of course the "why". Here is my tuppence worth.

In a nutshell it appears a go around...
Forum: Middle East
2nd Jun 2016, 21:55
Replies: 66
Views: 31,334
Posted By Pixy

Response I shouldn't really engage but what...

Response

I shouldn't really engage but what else is there to do when you can't sleep on a short layover many time zones different..

plt300

Not sure of your point. It's an analysis that's...
Forum: Middle East
2nd Jun 2016, 13:35
Replies: 66
Views: 31,334
Posted By Pixy

THE DECREASING SALARY

Well the long awaited salary review is out. And it's nothing less than depressing and insulting. The analysis and perspective:

Everyone gets a 3% step. Originally this was contractual and...
Forum: Middle East
22nd Dec 2015, 19:14
Replies: 18
Views: 7,783
Posted By Pixy

NO ONE LIKES A CHEAT

One sure way to strip a person of his dignity and ensure their deep resentment is to rob or cheat them openly - knowing there is nothing they can do about it. To then ignore to requests, complaints...
Forum: Middle East
26th Oct 2015, 21:40
Replies: 153
Views: 104,832
Posted By Pixy

MISSING THE POINT

DEC’s are an inevitability given the circumstances and in principle justifiable for any airline. The letter is at least a heads up that the decision has been formally made and probably an attempt to...
Forum: Middle East
8th Oct 2015, 12:17
Replies: 13
Views: 5,872
Posted By Pixy

The issue is not discretion. For that normal...

The issue is not discretion. For that normal rules and sensibility can apply.

The question is simply: If you taxi out with intention to take off then have to come back should it not be a sector? ...
Forum: Middle East
8th Oct 2015, 10:12
Replies: 13
Views: 5,872
Posted By Pixy

T'n'O I would have to disagree. Push and...

T'n'O I would have to disagree.

Push and park and hour building are both well covered by the definition of Flight time: In neither case did the aircraft move for the "purpose of taking off" or in...
Forum: Middle East
8th Oct 2015, 08:50
Replies: 13
Views: 5,872
Posted By Pixy

MORE INSANITY

The scenario is familiar enough. Less so these days on the Fatbus but it still happens on all fleets.

You pushback, startup then taxi off to the takeoff queue. On the way there is a technical...
Forum: Middle East
2nd Oct 2015, 14:41
Replies: 35
Views: 11,831
Posted By Pixy

INSANITY

At a social occasion recently I watched two colleagues on 2 different fleets discussing their roster. Both doing 90 block hours give or take a few minutes. One delighted with how much time off he had...
Forum: Middle East
9th Jul 2015, 22:40
Replies: 37
Views: 13,958
Posted By Pixy

To pass judgement, comment and play the amateur...

To pass judgement, comment and play the amateur lawyer without being in full possession of the facts is both arrogant and naive in the extreme. It also shows an immaturity in aviation. Anyone who has...
Forum: Middle East
13th May 2015, 19:55
Replies: 23
Views: 16,235
Posted By Pixy

A Matter of Time

We all seek three basic features from a job: Money or value in benefits, Job satisfaction and Time off or, more pertinently, time unencumbered by the employment. This is not necessarily in order of...
4th Feb 2015, 14:25
Replies: 11
Views: 4,294
Posted By Pixy

Jordanian Airforce Pilot Ė Moaz al-Kasasbeh

I learned with horror today, as did the rest of the world, of the brutal execution of the Jordanian Airforce pilot, Moaz al-Kasasbeh by the group calling themselves ISIS.

My thoughts and...
Forum: Middle East
30th Jan 2015, 19:22
Replies: 87
Views: 103,602
Posted By Pixy

Michaela If you think the accommodation...

Michaela

If you think the accommodation allowance will be available in 5 years time, let alone the duration of a mortgage then I have a bridge to sell you.
What do you think the Meydan...
Forum: Middle East
29th Jan 2015, 15:35
Replies: 27
Views: 10,299
Posted By Pixy

Harry If I might be so bold as to correct your...

Harry
If I might be so bold as to correct your methodology of calculating your hourly rate. My contract does not specify 900 hrs. That is an assumption based on regulated yearly max. Probably soon...
Forum: Middle East
29th Jan 2015, 14:33
Replies: 61
Views: 35,620
Posted By Pixy

Rob the poor to pay the rich

Capt Leaz

If I may add my tuppence worth:

Donít give much credibility to those who enter into slanging matches with the other posters and divert the discussion at hand. Either they are too...
Forum: Middle East
1st Nov 2014, 21:35
Replies: 135
Views: 57,157
Posted By Pixy

I'm curious and looking for some rough idea of...

I'm curious and looking for some rough idea of the scale of the problem.

If any of you had leave during part of a month in the last year:

How many days leave did you have in that month?
How...
Forum: Middle East
26th Oct 2014, 09:46
Replies: 135
Views: 57,157
Posted By Pixy

"I expect to hear from you." - Tim Clark

Again I reiterate: Moaning on Pprune will achieve nothing. No manager will see it and give it credibility even though so much is true. Itís far too easy for them to say itís speculative, exaggerated...
Forum: Middle East
25th Oct 2014, 10:19
Replies: 135
Views: 57,157
Posted By Pixy

Symptoms, Cause and Cure

There is a lot of discussing of the symptoms here but not a lot of the cause - or the cure.

I think we should all realize that the 92 hours in 31 days, 89 in 30 etc. is a not a threshold to the...
Forum: Middle East
21st Jun 2014, 14:02
Replies: 19
Views: 5,785
Posted By Pixy

Cheap is Expensive

A simple fact of life is that you get what you pay for.

There are the odd exceptions but it is universally accepted that if you want quality, reliability, safety, economy and longevity, it costs...
Forum: Middle East
30th Mar 2014, 11:33
Replies: 14
Views: 3,511
Posted By Pixy

An Invitation to do the Right Thing

A growing trend seems to be to allocate leave in small block of 4 to 7 days in a month. This allows the company to then fill the remaining days of the month with a full roster up to the productivity...
Forum: Middle East
15th Mar 2014, 21:24
Replies: 41
Views: 22,489
Posted By Pixy

What is the Attrition Rate and Will it Change Anything

There is a lot of hype, myth and rumor about the amount of people leaving or about to leave. This will attempt to look at the facts, the deductions and the possibilities.

A Snapshot at Numbers
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