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Forum: Middle East
1st Aug 2019, 18:01
Replies: 84
Views: 93,592
Posted By Kamelchaser

"back on track in 2-3 years"? Not likely. ...

"back on track in 2-3 years"? Not likely. Until EK can reduce its 380 fleet to a size that can at least break even, and until newer aircraft can make routes profitable again, EK is in dire...
Forum: Middle East
13th May 2019, 11:32
Replies: 13
Views: 4,432
Posted By Kamelchaser

Second top exec to leave in just a few months. ...

Second top exec to leave in just a few months. Unfortunately not the ones that need to leave. But when has that ever been the case?
Forum: Middle East
2nd Nov 2018, 05:20
Replies: 18
Views: 8,483
Posted By Kamelchaser

A friend of a friend (Capt from an unmentionable...

A friend of a friend (Capt from an unmentionable airline) applied for DEC, got the offer of FO, rejected the offer (rightly so!), then was quickly offered DEC..supposedly a "misunderstanding from...
Forum: Middle East
1st Nov 2018, 15:07
Replies: 18
Views: 8,483
Posted By Kamelchaser

Anybody who gives up a NB command to join EK in...

Anybody who gives up a NB command to join EK in the RHS on THAT promise would have to be completely nuts.
Forum: Middle East
3rd Sep 2018, 12:57
Replies: 33
Views: 8,053
Posted By Kamelchaser

As I tractor driver, I feel totally left out. ...

As I tractor driver, I feel totally left out. Guess I just have to leave this to the Dugong boys and girls...(if they can get through the block)...

Effeminacy is the manifestation of traits in...
Forum: Middle East
17th May 2018, 15:45
Replies: 185
Views: 80,885
Posted By Kamelchaser

Just astonishing. Clearly all the fatigue...

Just astonishing. Clearly all the fatigue reports from earlier 3 pilot operations don't count when we're so short of crew.
Forum: Middle East
11th Apr 2018, 03:38
Replies: 61
Views: 53,625
Posted By Kamelchaser

Could the EK FO who used to come on to this forum...

Could the EK FO who used to come on to this forum boasting about the profits he was making, and the fancy cars he was buying, and about how this was a genuine scheme and how all the naysayers were so...
Forum: Middle East
13th Feb 2018, 15:21
Replies: 220
Views: 239,453
Posted By Kamelchaser

Haha...now that did make me chuckle Bus Driver. ...

Haha...now that did make me chuckle Bus Driver. Last time I heard a certain manager announce in front of the auditorium that "he was working with Boeing and Airbus to design the single pilot...
Forum: Middle East
4th Jan 2018, 00:50
Replies: 106
Views: 108,170
Posted By Kamelchaser

Can't agree with you there JAA. All goods are...

Can't agree with you there JAA. All goods are subject to a minimum 5% import duty into the UAE. Some more.

Interestingly, try buying a MacBook at Dubai Duty Free. It's the same price as the...
Forum: Middle East
20th Dec 2017, 12:18
Replies: 28
Views: 13,313
Posted By Kamelchaser

Why squawk 7700 for a medical emergency?..jeez...

Why squawk 7700 for a medical emergency?..jeez have you tried the new Philippines medical service?
Forum: Middle East
13th Oct 2017, 00:16
Replies: 146
Views: 131,571
Posted By Kamelchaser

Good lord Airdancer. Well done...buying clothes...

Good lord Airdancer. Well done...buying clothes and furniture and christmas presents and pretty much everything else on Emirates allowances. That's incredible.

I spend more on porn than you...
Forum: Middle East
7th Oct 2017, 17:35
Replies: 60
Views: 58,867
Posted By Kamelchaser

So let's get this right.. We reduce the...

So let's get this right..
We reduce the recurrent training hours into three hour rushed sims, and tag the manual handling day onto day1/2 so trainees are so exhausted by the third session that...
Forum: Middle East
1st Sep 2017, 09:56
Replies: 220
Views: 239,453
Posted By Kamelchaser

Welcome into the cockpit. I trust you implicitly...

Welcome into the cockpit. I trust you implicitly to monitor my co-pilot while I go to the restroom, and I'm sure you a) have been properly security screened for the task, and b) have been properly...
Forum: Middle East
27th Aug 2017, 11:55
Replies: 26
Views: 19,374
Posted By Kamelchaser

Fuel-off...The difference is 10 years ago the...

Fuel-off...The difference is 10 years ago the guys doing commands already had a lot of experience before joining EK.

That's no longer the case in most cases, and hasn't been for quite some time.
Forum: Middle East
26th Aug 2017, 05:39
Replies: 26
Views: 19,374
Posted By Kamelchaser

I think we're missing the point here. Regardless...

I think we're missing the point here. Regardless of whether the company is "covering the numbers" or not, one of the biggest issues is that we're replacing very experienced pilots with incredibly...
Forum: Middle East
5th Aug 2017, 01:25
Replies: 34
Views: 26,081
Posted By Kamelchaser

I'm not sure many of our new joiners are coming...

I'm not sure many of our new joiners are coming here with thoughts of a quick command any more. Most are joining for their first jet job..at the very least for their first wide-body job. I doubt...
Forum: Middle East
10th Jul 2017, 19:29
Replies: 17
Views: 7,957
Posted By Kamelchaser

Incredible that this statistics driven airline...

Incredible that this statistics driven airline uses the fact that an increase (or lack thereof) of failures is a measure of the quality of training. How many people fail day three! How many...
Forum: Middle East
15th Jun 2017, 13:01
Replies: 16
Views: 11,297
Posted By Kamelchaser

The Chinese did a similar thing with the NZ milk...

The Chinese did a similar thing with the NZ milk powder industry a few years back. After Chinese farmers put Melamine (a banned chemical) into milk powder to increase its nitrogen content, thereby...
Forum: Middle East
8th Jun 2017, 02:16
Replies: 97
Views: 135,943
Posted By Kamelchaser

“We’ve just got to tough it out,” says Sir Tim,...

“We’ve just got to tough it out,” says Sir Tim, the airline’s president and founding member of the carrier in 1985. “The business model is essentially a sound business model, but at the moment it’s...
Forum: Middle East
21st May 2017, 03:18
Replies: 41
Views: 40,805
Posted By Kamelchaser

My response to that would be that things are no...

My response to that would be that things are no longer "working around here". In pretty much every department. After many years in this company, I'm afraid to say that this outfit is in complete...
Forum: Middle East
11th May 2017, 09:18
Replies: 79
Views: 66,314
Posted By Kamelchaser

Who'd have thought you could still pull a profit...

Who'd have thought you could still pull a profit flying A380s around with 100 pax? There's magic in them there figures.
Forum: Middle East
9th May 2017, 09:51
Replies: 3
Views: 5,216
Posted By Kamelchaser

Unfortunately it's missing the part where EK can...

Unfortunately it's missing the part where EK can only ever profitably operate about 40 A380s.

The other 75 are destined to lose an enormous amount of money. Just check the current loads to AKL!
...
Forum: Middle East
2nd Apr 2017, 13:37
Replies: 45
Views: 30,169
Posted By Kamelchaser

Oh I wouldn't worry about the trainers...most of...

Oh I wouldn't worry about the trainers...most of the experienced ones have left or are leaving. The new ones (the pay per duty chaps whose rosters will be rightly screwed by the company to save a...
Forum: Middle East
2nd Mar 2017, 15:59
Replies: 40
Views: 35,211
Posted By Kamelchaser

Suitably qualified FOs?..plenty. FO's to replace...

Suitably qualified FOs?..plenty. FO's to replace them? Almost none. A few nights ago a PPC sim was cancelled because the FO bailed and there was no-one to replace him. There were also six...
Forum: Middle East
1st Mar 2017, 19:44
Replies: 40
Views: 35,211
Posted By Kamelchaser

With four senior TREs having resigned in the past...

With four senior TREs having resigned in the past couple of weeks, (and that's just the ones I personally know of), I'm guessing EK is in desperate need of something innovative. But it would appear...
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