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Forum: Middle East
22nd Aug 2020, 16:08
Replies: 20
Views: 6,488
Posted By rmcdonal

There is a difference between an expat and an...

There is a difference between an expat and an immigrant, one is moving to a country to become a citizen, the other is only there for work. They are not the same thing.
Forum: Middle East
22nd Aug 2020, 14:43
Replies: 20
Views: 6,488
Posted By rmcdonal

That would be protectionism not Racism. As I...

That would be protectionism not Racism. As I would expect from every country. It's hard to justify bringing in an expat when you have a local who can do the job.
19th Jun 2020, 05:56
Replies: 77
Views: 40,982
Posted By rmcdonal

Quarantine is there to protect the Australian...

Quarantine is there to protect the Australian public, not those returning to Australia, so why should the travellers pay for your safety? Prisoners don't pay for their jail.
16th Apr 2020, 15:21
Replies: 134
Views: 59,143
Posted By rmcdonal

Those poor pilots with their multiple mortgages.

Those poor pilots with their multiple mortgages.
22nd Mar 2020, 05:17
Replies: 33
Views: 15,368
Posted By rmcdonal

Bit optimistic to think all 20k are still flying,...

Bit optimistic to think all 20k are still flying, things are pretty quiet everywhere as far as flights goes.
The missing US test kits are of your own CDCs making, don't blame the rest of the world...
22nd Mar 2020, 04:31
Replies: 33
Views: 15,368
Posted By rmcdonal

All crew and passengers arriving into Dubai are...

All crew and passengers arriving into Dubai are tested for Covid. Every time. So I doubt crew are as big a threat as they are being made out to be.
11th Mar 2020, 08:30
Replies: 85
Views: 65,389
Posted By rmcdonal

115 A380s.

115 A380s.
7th Mar 2020, 02:50
Replies: 181
Views: 100,817
Posted By rmcdonal

hopefully that makes it easier to convert your...

hopefully that makes it easier to convert your license rather than having to sit the 14 exams again.
13th Jan 2020, 09:59
Replies: 16
Views: 3,756
Posted By rmcdonal

It's probably a combo of 1 and 3. Sometimes you...

It's probably a combo of 1 and 3.
Sometimes you just forget or are distracted and they stay on.
Most of the time they go on when you think you may experience turbulence, e.g. near CBs, or other...
Forum: Middle East
6th Oct 2019, 14:44
Replies: 4,958
Views: 3,047,123
Posted By rmcdonal

There are turboprop pilots in EK, not sure if...

There are turboprop pilots in EK, not sure if they are actively recruited at the moment as there seems to be a large pool of jet pilots available.
25th Sep 2019, 20:41
Replies: 59
Views: 32,141
Posted By rmcdonal

A better way of putting that would be "Does Qlink...

A better way of putting that would be "Does Qlink need their 5 Dash 8s back?"
21st Sep 2019, 17:56
Replies: 26
Views: 12,592
Posted By rmcdonal

FDR: 'What does "too low gear" mean?'

FDR: 'What does "too low gear" mean?'
Forum: Middle East
11th Sep 2019, 16:50
Replies: 32
Views: 20,751
Posted By rmcdonal

If you live in Company accommodation all you are...

If you live in Company accommodation all you are paying for Is the tv/phone/internet. They come as a package so it is actually more expensive to just get one. Package is about $400aed a month, more...
Forum: Middle East
10th Sep 2019, 11:43
Replies: 32
Views: 20,751
Posted By rmcdonal

Little trips like that to EU are going to depend...

Little trips like that to EU are going to depend on your fleet. As you can imagine some destinations are popular and others are not... so unless you are in the top 2 bid groups for the month the odds...
Forum: Middle East
10th Sep 2019, 07:52
Replies: 32
Views: 20,751
Posted By rmcdonal

It does sort of depend on your lifestyle a fair...

It does sort of depend on your lifestyle a fair bit.
But if you work off 25k aed a month salary (it's closer to 30k with flying pay, maybe more on the A380 as they are flying more). If you eat at...
Forum: Middle East
30th Aug 2019, 08:40
Replies: 4,958
Views: 3,047,123
Posted By rmcdonal

The x-ray is a chest x-ray only to check for TB. ...

The x-ray is a chest x-ray only to check for TB.
You can pass the medical with bits of metal holding you together, it is not a limitation on the GCAA medical unless it effects your abilities. If you...
3rd Jul 2019, 08:32
Replies: 87
Views: 37,783
Posted By rmcdonal

That is probably a big stumbling block. There are...

That is probably a big stumbling block. There are very few, if any, low hour jobs that would meet the requirements of your current costs of living.
7th Aug 2018, 15:08
Replies: 2,392
Views: 2,233,983
Posted By rmcdonal

Paid the same, but as QLINK can't retain or...

Paid the same, but as QLINK can't retain or recruit using their current terms and conditions (for what they need) they are instead giving away citizenship as a bonus rather than increasing or...
29th Oct 2017, 10:05
Replies: 47
Views: 28,099
Posted By rmcdonal

Just because you have double the aircraft running...

Just because you have double the aircraft running cheaper ASKs doesn't mean you have the slots to actually use them.
12th Sep 2017, 07:55
Replies: 240
Views: 71,770
Posted By rmcdonal

This is standard in the US, and similar versions...

This is standard in the US, and similar versions of it exist elsewhere. Not to sure how it increases radio chatter angryrat, if anything it reduces it by being able to clear a crew all the way down...
23rd Aug 2017, 20:54
Replies: 674
Views: 618,392
Posted By rmcdonal

What? That pilots who have built some time get a...

What? That pilots who have built some time get a go at an airline and 150hr 'never left home' pilots are not taken? :{:{:{:ugh:
Seriously just go. Don't ever wait on a job, non are guaranteed and...
24th Jul 2017, 07:20
Replies: 47
Views: 13,473
Posted By rmcdonal

The demand isn't to Doha, it's through Doha, to...

The demand isn't to Doha, it's through Doha, to everywhere else, but mainly Europe. Much easier for the passenger to stay with the same airline for the connection in the ME.

Yup BNEA320 is a...
Forum: Middle East
14th Jul 2017, 20:24
Replies: 128
Views: 46,411
Posted By rmcdonal

Most of the 22 YO FAs I have spoken with speak...

Most of the 22 YO FAs I have spoken with speak 2-3 languages and have a degree. They are not the ditsy blondes you imagine, and are far more capable than given credit for on this site.
22nd Jun 2017, 07:00
Replies: 8
Views: 2,761
Posted By rmcdonal

Nothing new here, we get it in Turkey, Russia,...

Nothing new here, we get it in Turkey, Russia, Egypt and even some SE Asia hotspots.
It varies from military, to a cluster of personal jamming devices in close proximity to each other, to poorly set...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Jun 2017, 18:17
Replies: 9
Views: 2,038
Posted By rmcdonal

How does that work? Is there a special nozzle...

How does that work? Is there a special nozzle with a sharp edge for punching through the skin, or a separate tool, or do they just get the guy with the biggest muscles and a step ladder onto it? I...
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