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Forum: Middle East
28th Apr 2021, 10:27
Replies: 1,748
Views: 1,629,939
Posted By aussiefarmer

Luckly this is a pilot forum, I'll worry when a...

Luckly this is a pilot forum, I'll worry when a TRE tells me that during a PPC debrief. I grew up farming mate and have no issues going back full time. Not done with flying though.


I'd be...
Forum: Middle East
27th Apr 2021, 17:44
Replies: 1,748
Views: 1,629,939
Posted By aussiefarmer

kungfu panda The only reason countries other...

kungfu panda

The only reason countries other than UK, US, EU and a few others are lagging way behind is production constraints. Once developed nations reach enough vaccination rates there will be...
Forum: Middle East
28th Mar 2021, 18:50
Replies: 27
Views: 9,297
Posted By aussiefarmer

I suscribe the post above and Iíd add that those...

I suscribe the post above and Iíd add that those redundancy numbers are only for one of the ME3 carriers (EK) - numbers are much higher if you add the other two.

For me this discussion has no...
Forum: Middle East
25th Mar 2021, 19:41
Replies: 908
Views: 734,274
Posted By aussiefarmer

Under what conditions is QR rehiring? The already...

Under what conditions is QR rehiring? The already effective 25% cut only?
Forum: Middle East
16th Mar 2021, 15:27
Replies: 1,748
Views: 1,629,939
Posted By aussiefarmer

fatbus I agree, but that would already be...

fatbus

I agree, but that would already be good news. Those numbers are on the optimistic side, I'll believe it when I see it.
I don't see any redundant pilots being recalled before Q4, best case...
Forum: Middle East
13th Feb 2021, 20:58
Replies: 1,748
Views: 1,629,939
Posted By aussiefarmer

Surely not all of them. There are quite some...

Surely not all of them.

There are quite some frames hitting the 15 year mark (standard leasing contract duration) in 2022 and 2023. An early retirement of those plus aging owned frames could...
Forum: Middle East
13th Feb 2021, 11:59
Replies: 1,748
Views: 1,629,939
Posted By aussiefarmer

Anyone has some more info on the rumored massive...

Anyone has some more info on the rumored massive EK A380 frames retirement?
Forum: Middle East
11th Feb 2021, 06:27
Replies: 78
Views: 24,536
Posted By aussiefarmer

You could have studied at Harvard and still be...

You could have studied at Harvard and still be wrong. I donít understand your point.

Thereís always someone in every discipline that goes against the general consensus. There are scientists that...
Forum: Middle East
6th Feb 2021, 06:55
Replies: 1,748
Views: 1,629,939
Posted By aussiefarmer

I disagree. Weak demand between mid size city...

I disagree. Weak demand between mid size city pairs at the beginning of the recovery is more likely to favour the hub concept. There will be some exceptions like the one you mentioned but, in...
Forum: Middle East
5th Feb 2021, 12:26
Replies: 1,748
Views: 1,629,939
Posted By aussiefarmer

Long-haul flying may not properly resume until...

Long-haul flying may not properly resume until 2023 or 2024
Lobbying by airlines for vaccine passports yet to convince WHO

As coronavirus vaccines started rolling out late last year, there was a...
Forum: Middle East
5th Feb 2021, 06:46
Replies: 1,748
Views: 1,629,939
Posted By aussiefarmer

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-04...

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-04/put-away-the-suitcase-vaccines-won-t-bring-back-overseas-travel

I believe this Bloomberg article is closer to reality, predicts longhaul...
Forum: Middle East
4th Feb 2021, 18:12
Replies: 78
Views: 24,536
Posted By aussiefarmer

Honest question: is there any current vaccine...

Honest question: is there any current vaccine (not covid) that renders your class 1 invalid anywhere in the world?
Forum: Middle East
3rd Feb 2021, 11:22
Replies: 78
Views: 24,536
Posted By aussiefarmer

We need a vaccine to inoculate people against...

We need a vaccine to inoculate people against anti-vaxxer :mad:. (In fact we have one; it’s called scientific literacy. But some people simply refuse to take the jab.)
29th Jan 2021, 04:48
Replies: 75
Views: 37,595
Posted By aussiefarmer

I never believed for a second what IATA claimed....

I never believed for a second what IATA claimed. Yes modern airliners carry hepa filters that filter 99.97% of virus etc, but sitting in a cramped cattle class seat for 7 hrs (or 17) next to a person...
Forum: Middle East
19th Jan 2021, 15:25
Replies: 1,748
Views: 1,629,939
Posted By aussiefarmer

I still think most will come back if given the...

I still think most will come back if given the chance apart from Americans and those skippers that were close enough to retirement. Most western airlines will recall their redundant pilots, they...
Forum: Middle East
18th Jan 2021, 22:19
Replies: 1,748
Views: 1,629,939
Posted By aussiefarmer

By summer US, Europe, UK and a select few asian...

By summer US, Europe, UK and a select few asian countries (ie. Singas) might have controlled the virus. Excellent news for domestic airlines.

However, where does that leave EK? Unlikely to bring...
Forum: Middle East
14th Jan 2021, 06:52
Replies: 1,748
Views: 1,629,939
Posted By aussiefarmer

Iím not sure WHY TC is following this strategy of...

Iím not sure WHY TC is following this strategy of being openly bullish and overly optimistic. EK has a history of being a market disruptor and going against convention in fleet choices, frequencies...
Forum: Middle East
13th Jan 2021, 17:16
Replies: 1,748
Views: 1,629,939
Posted By aussiefarmer

Emirates airline sees full fleet returning to the...

Emirates airline sees full fleet returning to the skies this year
...
Forum: Middle East
2nd Jan 2021, 07:51
Replies: 1,748
Views: 1,629,939
Posted By aussiefarmer

After a few very optimistic posts to finish the...

After a few very optimistic posts to finish the dreadful year and also some official and unofficial statements from EK management, perhaps is time for a recap:

- EK management have made clear in...
Forum: Middle East
29th Nov 2020, 08:21
Replies: 1,748
Views: 1,629,939
Posted By aussiefarmer

fatbus I'd hate to see this thread...

fatbus

I'd hate to see this thread degenerate into a EK training dept. bashing - I believe that topic is beyond the scope of the discussion. I am still to read arguments that support why EK pilots...
Forum: Middle East
27th Nov 2020, 09:41
Replies: 1,748
Views: 1,629,939
Posted By aussiefarmer

Icarus2001 I reckon there’ll be some that...

Icarus2001

I reckon there’ll be some that won’t come back if or when called (early retirements, already found other jobs back home etc.) but, in general, most will entertain the possibility of...
Forum: Middle East
26th Nov 2020, 14:32
Replies: 1,748
Views: 1,629,939
Posted By aussiefarmer

A minor detail, really, but pre-covid LF has been...

A minor detail, really, but pre-covid LF has been hovering around 75%-77% in the last 5 years which means for each full A380 of yours there's at least one flying half empty.
Forum: Middle East
25th Nov 2020, 16:01
Replies: 1,748
Views: 1,629,939
Posted By aussiefarmer

I am with Don, if all this "optimistic scenarios"...

I am with Don, if all this "optimistic scenarios" allow for some or most of the hard-working and professional colleagues to return, then let's hope they materialize.

I believe it's now trendy to...
Forum: Middle East
15th Nov 2020, 15:31
Replies: 49
Views: 39,688
Posted By aussiefarmer

aussiefarmer By the way, it’s official.

aussiefarmer

By the way, it’s official.
14th Nov 2020, 17:39
Replies: 70
Views: 28,337
Posted By aussiefarmer

I always thought the "imminent pilot shortage"...

I always thought the "imminent pilot shortage" doomsday-predictions-that-never-really-materialize were pretty much orchestrated by manufacturers and airlines alike to have access to cheap labour.
I...
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