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Forum: Middle East
8th Jan 2020, 08:05
Replies: 17
Views: 6,593
Posted By Xiamen

For EK to continue to operate over Iran and Iraq...

For EK to continue to operate over Iran and Iraq in this situation is a plain gamble with the lives of their passengers!
For QR this is a disaster!

Iran threatens to attack any country which has...
Forum: Middle East
8th Apr 2018, 09:39
Replies: 20
Views: 17,404
Posted By Xiamen

A boy drowns in a pool. Send him away alone in an...

A boy drowns in a pool. Send him away alone in an ambulance and get on with your lives.
A crew member falls to her death from an Emirates aircraft. Send her away alone in an ambulance and get on...
Forum: Middle East
11th Feb 2018, 18:43
Replies: 115
Views: 87,788
Posted By Xiamen

The Guvnor also had a group of die hard...

The Guvnor also had a group of die hard supporters.
Just saying... For those who remember.
Forum: Middle East
30th Jan 2018, 02:47
Replies: 49
Views: 30,683
Posted By Xiamen

At least 1000 hours of wide body aircraft...

At least 1000 hours of wide body aircraft (B747/B787/B777/A380) and long haul experience in the last 3 years

Nothing new. This position has been on the carreers page since forever, with the same...
Forum: Middle East
21st Jan 2018, 16:18
Replies: 4,963
Views: 3,006,122
Posted By Xiamen

This is weird. A prospective new joiner,...

This is weird. A prospective new joiner, Warhammer, gives a factual description of how he was mistreated in the simulator by the instructors, and you have a go at him?
Then you tell everybody how...
Forum: Middle East
16th Dec 2017, 12:16
Replies: 519
Views: 357,485
Posted By Xiamen

I have no doubt what you say is correct. I have...

I have no doubt what you say is correct.
I have been #3 or #4 myself, many times. I could choose to sleep, read a book, or act as an extra set of eyes in the cockpit. In that position my mental...
Forum: Middle East
15th Dec 2017, 10:12
Replies: 519
Views: 357,485
Posted By Xiamen

So, an EK 380 with four pilots in the cockpit...

So, an EK 380 with four pilots in the cockpit nearly crashes short of runway 13L in JFK.
Hardly anyone are pointing their fingers at the pilots, but blame: ATC, trainers, the procedure, the...
Forum: Middle East
13th Dec 2017, 16:51
Replies: 519
Views: 357,485
Posted By Xiamen

These two 380 incidents smell a lot like ASIANA...

These two 380 incidents smell a lot like ASIANA in SFO.
The aircraft flying the pilots, not the other way around. At least they managed to go around.
Well, the EK 777 didn’t manage to do that...
Forum: Middle East
10th Dec 2017, 12:34
Replies: 519
Views: 357,485
Posted By Xiamen

Do you think incidents like these should be swept...

Do you think incidents like these should be swept under the carpet in order not to put stress on the pilots involved? Because you know them?
This is a very factual thread as far as I see it.
I feel...
Forum: Middle East
10th Dec 2017, 12:24
Replies: 6
Views: 3,571
Posted By Xiamen

You may still see a few casualities after this...

You may still see a few casualities after this incident...
Forum: Middle East
15th Nov 2017, 11:37
Replies: 63
Views: 50,947
Posted By Xiamen

The end of first class on the EK 777 (and likely...

The end of first class on the EK 777 (and likely 787). New premium economy instead.
So the new first class will be a A380 product only.
Forum: Middle East
5th Jun 2017, 13:43
Replies: 203
Views: 235,898
Posted By Xiamen

No, not enough outside interest. War has been the...

No, not enough outside interest. War has been the normal situation in ME since forever.
Forum: Middle East
5th Jun 2017, 13:37
Replies: 203
Views: 235,898
Posted By Xiamen

11000 US troops in Qatar! Talk about suddenly...

11000 US troops in Qatar! Talk about suddenly having your enemy based in your backyard!
If this situation continues in a "stable" manner, this will benefit EK and EY greatly.
The question is...
Forum: Middle East
18th Apr 2017, 21:55
Replies: 179
Views: 243,966
Posted By Xiamen

I still have a problem trying to figure out who...

I still have a problem trying to figure out who EK is trying to target when they offer 777 DEC to narrowbody pilots, but at the same time they demand 1000 hrs widebody flying within the last 3 years....
Forum: Middle East
14th Jan 2017, 09:02
Replies: 32
Views: 25,920
Posted By Xiamen

How does one get fired from EK?

How does one get fired from EK?
Forum: Middle East
27th Nov 2016, 08:37
Replies: 276
Views: 331,359
Posted By Xiamen

No, Alan did that, supported by a Flamingo. Her...

No, Alan did that, supported by a Flamingo.
Her comment was quite relevant.

I don't get it. She is the only one with balls to take on EK and what do you do?
Attack her. Then you go back and...
Forum: Middle East
10th Nov 2016, 14:33
Replies: 81
Views: 59,221
Posted By Xiamen

No. Why? Did I give that impression?

No. Why? Did I give that impression?
Forum: Middle East
10th Nov 2016, 14:23
Replies: 81
Views: 59,221
Posted By Xiamen

EK burned one on the ground in DXB, and it looks...

EK burned one on the ground in DXB, and it looks like that hurt bookings across all fleets.
CM also fecked off the 380, but it was not possible to get rid of them.
MH only had a few bigbusses,...
Forum: Middle East
1st Nov 2016, 10:08
Replies: 36
Views: 19,654
Posted By Xiamen

I suspect not. It will send a chill through EK. ...

I suspect not. It will send a chill through EK.
A crashed aircraft. A poor business class product with 2-3-2 config, lack of passengers in economy despite campains with low fares, pay for your seat,...
Forum: Middle East
25th Oct 2016, 12:42
Replies: 26
Views: 11,918
Posted By Xiamen

You guys know better than me, but the captain had...

You guys know better than me, but the captain had an average of 60 hrs/month for the last three months? And they came from a 29 hrs layover?
Forum: Middle East
12th Oct 2016, 17:48
Replies: 89
Views: 61,134
Posted By Xiamen

Well, yes, but those would be wide body captains....

Well, yes, but those would be wide body captains.
I don't understand the narrow body focus. How many 737 drivers are there with 1000 hrs wide body time?
Forum: Middle East
12th Oct 2016, 17:06
Replies: 89
Views: 61,134
Posted By Xiamen

This is a no go for the loco pilots in the world....

This is a no go for the loco pilots in the world. I've read about DEC from Ryan, Wizz, etc, but there is a requirement for wide body experience that few loco drivers have.
Am I missing something?
...
Forum: Middle East
6th Oct 2016, 09:10
Replies: 33
Views: 23,223
Posted By Xiamen

To make the 35 year requirement applicable for...

To make the 35 year requirement applicable for expats only?
Forum: Middle East
1st Aug 2016, 04:51
Replies: 23
Views: 9,810
Posted By Xiamen

Didn't you need 4000 hrs jet time to apply for EK...

Didn't you need 4000 hrs jet time to apply for EK some years ago?
Since that, they have dropped the requirements several times, and every time people step up and defend the quality of less...
1st Aug 2016, 04:22
Replies: 57
Views: 27,627
Posted By Xiamen

Last time I was a non rev on an EK 380 it had 150...

Last time I was a non rev on an EK 380 it had 150 seats available.
Last time I was a non rev on an EK 777 the whole economy centre section was empty.
Two flights are in no way representative, but...
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