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Forum: Middle East
31st Jan 2023, 05:02
Replies: 29
Views: 12,990
Posted By aussiefarmer

There was a 1% increase last year 🤯

There was a 1% increase last year 🤯
Forum: Middle East
21st Jan 2023, 13:51
Replies: 15
Views: 4,102
Posted By aussiefarmer

After the third divorce he started to wonder if...

After the third divorce he started to wonder if the problem might be him...
Forum: Middle East
18th Jan 2023, 15:28
Replies: 15
Views: 4,102
Posted By aussiefarmer

You'll find a broad spectrum of opinions in the...

You'll find a broad spectrum of opinions in the pilot community.

From my point of view, Meydan South is a great community with a very good school ideal to bring up young kids. If you appreciate...
Forum: Middle East
24th Nov 2022, 15:25
Replies: 67
Views: 30,124
Posted By aussiefarmer

Traditionally those requirements have been...

Traditionally those requirements have been non-negotiable.
Forum: Middle East
3rd Nov 2022, 05:57
Replies: 616
Views: 266,932
Posted By aussiefarmer

I believe the currency requirement is a...

I believe the currency requirement is a non-negotiable one, that’s probably the reason. All the best.


Definitely possible, there used to be a cooldown period (1 year?)
Forum: Middle East
26th Oct 2022, 03:46
Replies: 101
Views: 57,108
Posted By aussiefarmer

If their idea is to operate widebodies (ie....

If their idea is to operate widebodies (ie. A350s) from day 1, I don't think they can poach skippers from QR/EK unless they offer around 30k USD a month for full time contracts (living in Saudi).
It...
Forum: Middle East
18th Oct 2022, 05:31
Replies: 31
Views: 9,252
Posted By aussiefarmer

Also, be very wary of 'accelerated command'...

Also, be very wary of 'accelerated command' offers.

People forget history fast but EK particularly has track of rule/requirements changes at short notice that mean you're stuck on the RHS for 5...
Forum: Middle East
17th Oct 2022, 04:22
Replies: 31
Views: 9,252
Posted By aussiefarmer

If you go to QR or EK is to live there not to...

If you go to QR or EK is to live there not to commute.

You won't last long if your plan is to go home every month, forget about it. It just doesn't work.
10th Aug 2021, 22:56
Replies: 11
Views: 11,808
Posted By aussiefarmer

EK are not looking for any external candidates at...

EK are not looking for any external candidates at the moment or any time soon.

They have made quite clear that they want to offer jobs to those made redundant during the covid crisis.

Thatís a...
Forum: Middle East
16th Jun 2021, 16:20
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,876,966
Posted By aussiefarmer

Welcome to the forum and thanks for sharing what...

Welcome to the forum and thanks for sharing what many of us think.

We need more contributors like you.
Forum: Middle East
6th Jun 2021, 20:00
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,876,966
Posted By aussiefarmer

Exactly, and donít forget that whilst it makes...

Exactly, and donít forget that whilst it makes all sense for airlines such as EY or AF to retire their single digit whale fleets, it does not mean it makes sense for EK.

EK was reasonably...
Forum: Middle East
5th Jun 2021, 14:37
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,876,966
Posted By aussiefarmer

Xulu Thanks for bringing some sense to the...

Xulu

Thanks for bringing some sense to the discussion Xulu.

Fly Dubai integration might actually bring A380s return forward. It's all about feeding the hub and economies of scale. B737s do not...
Forum: Middle East
2nd Jun 2021, 19:15
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,876,966
Posted By aussiefarmer

I agree. I think EK management has already...

I agree.

I think EK management has already decided to dramatically shrink the airline, something they will never publicly admit. Focus is now on survival, they are willing to let QR take a big...
Forum: Middle East
28th Apr 2021, 11:27
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,876,966
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, 18:44
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,876,966
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, 19:50
Replies: 26
Views: 11,114
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, 20:41
Replies: 1,249
Views: 1,195,696
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, 16:27
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,876,966
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, 21:58
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,876,966
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, 12:59
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,876,966
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, 07:27
Replies: 77
Views: 26,900
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, 07:55
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,876,966
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, 13:26
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,876,966
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, 07:46
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,876,966
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, 19:12
Replies: 77
Views: 26,900
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, 12:22
Replies: 77
Views: 26,900
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, 05:48
Replies: 75
Views: 42,154
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, 16:25
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,876,966
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, 23:19
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,876,966
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, 07:52
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,876,966
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, 18:16
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,876,966
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, 08:51
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,876,966
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, 09:21
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,876,966
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, 10:41
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,876,966
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, 15:32
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,876,966
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.
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