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Forum: Middle East
13th Apr 2016, 08:26
Replies: 183
Views: 177,859
Posted By thefoxandfirkin

Let's face it, if the company can't make big fat...

Let's face it, if the company can't make big fat profits when the fuel price has been this low (despite pressure on yields, currencies, blah blah) there is no hope when the oil price rises again. I'm...
Forum: Middle East
19th Jan 2016, 13:15
Replies: 10
Views: 3,081
Posted By thefoxandfirkin

I don't think there is one. However, friends...

I don't think there is one. However, friends tickets changed recently and you now have to list out all your mates first and only for that named list can you get tickets. Its paid out of salary and...
Forum: Middle East
7th May 2015, 11:36
Replies: 237
Views: 118,683
Posted By thefoxandfirkin

Were going to have to do a shed load more flying...

Were going to have to do a shed load more flying to get that new lovely target. I so cant wait.....:*
Forum: Middle East
3rd May 2015, 21:51
Replies: 237
Views: 118,683
Posted By thefoxandfirkin

One for Dropp following on from 70's ditty: ...

One for Dropp following on from 70's ditty:

There was a young pilot who'd whine
he was working harder each year on the line
The money was less, the job had more stress
and the profit share...
Forum: Middle East
28th Apr 2015, 15:54
Replies: 8
Views: 1,939
Posted By thefoxandfirkin

Don't let me put you off mate (but I'm going to...

Don't let me put you off mate (but I'm going to try my hardest). Realistically you will need a budget of around $150K+ to get you all the way through to a jet posting and unfrozen ATPL these days....
Forum: Middle East
16th Apr 2015, 09:42
Replies: 17
Views: 6,063
Posted By thefoxandfirkin

Just the way its going.... Same happened at...

Just the way its going....

Same happened at MAN earlier this year with change in EK20. Am sure eventually it will mostly be 380s across the network. Fleet demographics have changed massively in my...
Forum: Middle East
9th Apr 2015, 08:45
Replies: 9
Views: 4,146
Posted By thefoxandfirkin

Old King Coal - never a finer word said. The...

Old King Coal - never a finer word said. The irony of it and so true!
Forum: Middle East
7th Apr 2015, 11:34
Replies: 10
Views: 19,407
Posted By thefoxandfirkin

I came into commercial aviation from the military...

I came into commercial aviation from the military route so can't offer much advice on this other than I would have thought it surely must be cheaper to do it in Florida or Oz? My nephew is...
Forum: Middle East
3rd Apr 2015, 22:02
Replies: 19
Views: 6,271
Posted By thefoxandfirkin

P101... 2% a year? Lol which fund exactly...

P101...

2% a year? Lol which fund exactly were you in?

I've had the lot in Fids Intl for last 10 years and I've made a whole lot more than that. I don't even switch stuff around as I'm not that...
Forum: Middle East
2nd Apr 2015, 12:48
Replies: 46
Views: 21,687
Posted By thefoxandfirkin

The communication was sent out on 1st April. Now...

The communication was sent out on 1st April. Now what does that tell you... :}
Forum: Middle East
31st Mar 2015, 12:10
Replies: 39
Views: 19,073
Posted By thefoxandfirkin

Until Fedex or UPS give me a job I'll stick...

Until Fedex or UPS give me a job I'll stick around for a while. Neither of my buckets is full yet.

I reckon the profit share will be a whopper this year but that will be it for a few years as the...
Forum: Middle East
27th Mar 2015, 10:27
Replies: 80
Views: 22,908
Posted By thefoxandfirkin

Totally agree about moving the door on the 380...

Totally agree about moving the door on the 380 but there is no way that will happen.

I reckon its only a matter of time before they think about providing a tiny portable camping loo on the flight...
Forum: Middle East
19th Mar 2015, 11:38
Replies: 97
Views: 34,554
Posted By thefoxandfirkin

Thumbs up I looked at a QROPS for my government pension...

I looked at a QROPS for my government pension (AFPS 75) but the adviser (to be fair to him) told me I would be mad to transfer it due to the inflation linked guarantees on it. I took fee based advice...
Forum: Middle East
17th Mar 2015, 14:30
Replies: 97
Views: 34,554
Posted By thefoxandfirkin

Be very careful with your ETF's. I got very badly...

Be very careful with your ETF's. I got very badly burned with them recently as the spreads can be hidden.

This morning star article is well worth reading on the subject I read it too late. Also my...
Forum: Middle East
3rd Mar 2015, 13:25
Replies: 20
Views: 9,640
Posted By thefoxandfirkin

They may be should have stuck with the Fairford...

They may be should have stuck with the Fairford and Southport airshows me thinks. Did they never ready the story about the guys who got caught in Greece....:ugh:
Forum: Middle East
9th Feb 2015, 19:16
Replies: 3
Views: 1,926
Posted By thefoxandfirkin

I think that might be for those who had 15 years...

I think that might be for those who had 15 years and left/retired as I thought after that you get standby for life so I reckon this is how they go in there to sort it when they want to check loads...
Forum: Middle East
8th Jan 2015, 09:08
Replies: 97
Views: 34,554
Posted By thefoxandfirkin

soennecken, Mate - before posting this...

soennecken,

Mate - before posting this b*****ks try checking the scheme rules first - you might be suprised. Its clear from your post that you haven't!!!!!!

Go get yourself a firkin beer and...
Forum: Middle East
18th Jun 2014, 09:47
Replies: 423
Views: 183,896
Posted By thefoxandfirkin

Adolf, Thank you for making me laugh so...

Adolf,

Thank you for making me laugh so much. That post was brilliant best laugh I've had all month.

Cheers mate:D

For fox sake you've earned yourself a firkin beer.:ok:
Forum: Middle East
16th Apr 2014, 13:43
Replies: 220
Views: 109,454
Posted By thefoxandfirkin

Well according to Sir Tim things are looking up...

Well according to Sir Tim things are looking up this year:

Emirates looking at new sukuk - Emirates 24/7...
Forum: Middle East
9th May 2013, 15:03
Replies: 196
Views: 77,804
Posted By thefoxandfirkin

The company has missed a massive PR trick here....

The company has missed a massive PR trick here. Sure they missed the target but they could have really saved the day by paying a token amount out of the cash kitty which is $7bn. It doesn't take the...
Forum: Middle East
9th May 2013, 12:32
Replies: 196
Views: 77,804
Posted By thefoxandfirkin

Kias and heards of wilderbeast

Well after crying into my firkin beer those two comments about the deposit on the Kia and Helen D's CC stampede to HR post have now cheered me up.

Good job some people still have a sense of...
Forum: Middle East
9th May 2013, 11:28
Replies: 196
Views: 77,804
Posted By thefoxandfirkin

45,000 or so very demotivated employees two years...

45,000 or so very demotivated employees two years in the running......:{
Forum: Middle East
9th May 2013, 10:00
Replies: 196
Views: 77,804
Posted By thefoxandfirkin

Lambo

Ha ha, one things for sure the closest we'll get to sitting in a Lambo is if we get pulled by Dubai police in their new one :}
Forum: Middle East
7th May 2013, 15:17
Replies: 123
Views: 53,663
Posted By thefoxandfirkin

Its too quiet! Just checked the safar from...

Its too quiet!

Just checked the safar from last year's annoucement. Profit share target 3.3bn AED for this year. Profit at six month point 1.7bn AED. Second half of year is always busier and no...
Forum: Middle East
15th Jul 2010, 21:30
Replies: 18
Views: 3,082
Posted By thefoxandfirkin

Depends how you ended up flying busses in the...

Depends how you ended up flying busses in the first place I suppose. For us miltary has beens who end up with an airline the answer would probably be no don't do it, unless you plan to join the...
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