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Forum: Middle East
30th Mar 2019, 15:23
Replies: 872
Views: 862,347
Posted By Buford

SRC Confirmed is great from US. We used our 3...

SRC Confirmed is great from US. We used our 3 firm tickets USA-DXB-OZ return. Business all the way. Missed out on using our last two SRC standbys due to our own fault in missing the deadline to book.
Forum: Middle East
22nd Jan 2018, 18:16
Replies: 872
Views: 862,347
Posted By Buford

Pretty sure they wonít even issue it if it is...

Pretty sure they wonít even issue it if it is beyond the 30 days since LDS.
No, no ALT issued during your notice period. SRC tickets should be issued, if owed, but you may have to remind/fight them...
Forum: Middle East
4th Dec 2017, 15:19
Replies: 155
Views: 127,303
Posted By Buford

I think most of the American pilots on here who...

I think most of the American pilots on here who have moved back to jobs in the US share their experience on pprune to encourage other American pilots to do the same. We realize itís hard to get a...
Forum: Middle East
3rd Dec 2017, 02:03
Replies: 155
Views: 127,303
Posted By Buford

+1 Captain Chipotle. 12 years at EK, and now...

+1 Captain Chipotle. 12 years at EK, and now flying NB at Delta. Prefer the 777 to the Maddog but Iíve got my life back and averaging 7-8 hours of sleep a night after being sleep deprived the last 12...
Forum: Middle East
3rd Oct 2017, 22:24
Replies: 872
Views: 862,347
Posted By Buford

Movers

We used Santa Fe to Atlanta and can highly recommend them. Quote was spot on, delivery was spot on. Not one scratch on anything and the guys moving us in at this end were professional and also did a...
Forum: Middle East
9th Jul 2017, 01:56
Replies: 17
Views: 8,310
Posted By Buford

Because luvly jubbly wasn't obvious enough...🤣

Because luvly jubbly wasn't obvious enough...🤣
Forum: Middle East
4th Jul 2017, 00:26
Replies: 127
Views: 49,402
Posted By Buford

Well said, Trader.

Well said, Trader.
Forum: Middle East
2nd Jul 2017, 15:21
Replies: 127
Views: 49,402
Posted By Buford

Good luck to all. The industry isn't an easy one...

Good luck to all. The industry isn't an easy one to be a part of but we all loved it at some stage. I'm starting to enjoy it once more and I'm thankful to Delta for that. Onwards and upwards.
Forum: Middle East
2nd Jul 2017, 12:53
Replies: 127
Views: 49,402
Posted By Buford

Will clear a few things up for filion's sake....

Will clear a few things up for filion's sake. Yes, been in the industry long enough now; was waiting on a class date with NWA when 9/11 happened - that job offer was soon retracted. Never was...
Forum: Middle East
2nd Jul 2017, 04:00
Replies: 127
Views: 49,402
Posted By Buford

I think the US aviation market was blindsided by...

I think the US aviation market was blindsided by two things - 9/11 and the rise of the ME3. Good on them for fighting back! Full disclosure, ex-EK flight attendant here (1996-1999) & EK pilot (ok,...
Forum: Middle East
26th May 2017, 22:13
Replies: 54
Views: 52,032
Posted By Buford

Just to add to the above, an ex-EK guy who...

Just to add to the above, an ex-EK guy who started at Delta this January '17 has just become eligible for Captain. Four months.
Forum: Middle East
13th May 2017, 12:24
Replies: 872
Views: 862,347
Posted By Buford

ALT can only be used within 30 days of last day...

ALT can only be used within 30 days of last day of service. Same with any Cat A or Cat C tickets issued prior to leaving. Only ones valid longer are SRC and they can be booked within one year of...
Forum: Middle East
9th May 2017, 05:29
Replies: 872
Views: 862,347
Posted By Buford

Can highly recommend Santa Fe movers. Dennis and...

Can highly recommend Santa Fe movers. Dennis and his team did an amazing job packing, while Paul Stephen was spot-on with his quote. Our stuff arrived last week in perfect condition.
Forum: Middle East
18th Apr 2017, 01:49
Replies: 872
Views: 862,347
Posted By Buford

Make sure if you go via your bank that your...

Make sure if you go via your bank that your transfer limit per day is at max allowable. Turns out that's 500k dh per day. Despite telling HSBC approx how much we were transferring, not one employee...
Forum: Middle East
16th Apr 2017, 18:06
Replies: 872
Views: 862,347
Posted By Buford

My main advice here, if you're sending it from...

My main advice here, if you're sending it from Dubai, is to stick around an extra couple of days to make sure it reaches your home country...wherever that may be.
Forum: Middle East
15th Apr 2017, 21:03
Replies: 872
Views: 862,347
Posted By Buford

Provident fund was all part of final check given...

Provident fund was all part of final check given by Emirates. Only money kept was retention money. Pretty sure everyone would be staying at EK if they were paid what I was handed my final day. Your...
Forum: Middle East
15th Apr 2017, 17:09
Replies: 872
Views: 862,347
Posted By Buford

Make sure your money makes it out

Big tip: stay in Dubai a few days after you get your Provident fund check and make sure the whole of your account balance makes it out of the UAE. I'm currently dealing with a nightmare situation...
Forum: Middle East
7th Apr 2017, 19:10
Replies: 179
Views: 250,046
Posted By Buford

Merger on the cards?

I think they're restructuring for a potential merger. As far as they're concerned the more that leave voluntarily the better.
Forum: Middle East
15th Mar 2017, 08:34
Replies: 872
Views: 862,347
Posted By Buford

Best place for cheap car rental?

Nearing the end and about to sell the 2nd car, where's the best place for cheap car rental?
Forum: Middle East
15th Mar 2017, 05:50
Replies: 872
Views: 862,347
Posted By Buford

They'll only repaint your walls if it's still the...

They'll only repaint your walls if it's still the original color. Ours weren't. Another thing we didn't realize at the time otherwise we may have just left them as is.
Forum: Middle East
15th Mar 2017, 04:53
Replies: 872
Views: 862,347
Posted By Buford

Villa walk-around

Here's one we weren't prepared for. As part of the leaving process you have two accommodation walkarounds; one for them to 'quote' you on work you need to get done, and another final right before you...
Forum: Middle East
15th Mar 2017, 04:45
Replies: 872
Views: 862,347
Posted By Buford

Pets

We have just booked our dog as excess baggage. Not all routes allow it but ours does. Much simpler and a flat rate, all done over the phone with Emirates once you have your repatriation ticket in...
Forum: Middle East
9th Mar 2017, 07:49
Replies: 872
Views: 862,347
Posted By Buford

Pets

Is there somewhere in cargo village we can take the pets to get checked for the right size container?
Forum: Middle East
6th Mar 2017, 04:13
Replies: 24
Views: 26,709
Posted By Buford

Great article. Comments are worth a read too.

Great article. Comments are worth a read too.
Forum: Middle East
5th Mar 2017, 18:49
Replies: 24
Views: 26,709
Posted By Buford

If only the seniority list were still around....

If only the seniority list were still around. Would love to see where I am in my last month at EK, and how many pilots we actually have these days.
Forum: Middle East
4th Mar 2017, 08:49
Replies: 240
Views: 259,811
Posted By Buford

What's the point of EK dirhams if you're dead...

What's the point of EK dirhams if you're dead tired earning it and on death's door by the time you've left EK? I'm taking a major pay cut leaving here but am ready for a huge quality of life...
Forum: Middle East
3rd Mar 2017, 23:27
Replies: 240
Views: 259,811
Posted By Buford

Laker, free medical? Give me a break. That's a...

Laker, free medical? Give me a break. That's a complete conflict of interest having the company provide medical insurance. It's generally a PITA getting them to pay for procedures these days,...
Forum: Middle East
1st Feb 2017, 07:50
Replies: 872
Views: 862,347
Posted By Buford

Can anyone enlighten me on potential pitfalls of...

Can anyone enlighten me on potential pitfalls of getting your provident fund check on your last day rather than having the company bank wire the money after you've left? I see that others have taken...
Forum: Middle East
5th Jan 2017, 03:57
Replies: 148
Views: 176,443
Posted By Buford

We should really name & shame the 'advisors' that...

We should really name & shame the 'advisors' that took advantage of us all.
Forum: Middle East
21st Dec 2016, 10:01
Replies: 872
Views: 862,347
Posted By Buford

If you resign on the same date as your DOH/DOJ do...

If you resign on the same date as your DOH/DOJ do you still get credited your SRC tickets for the year? How long do you have to use SRC tickets once you leave? Have heard you have up to 2 years, but...
Forum: Middle East
21st Nov 2016, 04:44
Replies: 48
Views: 25,954
Posted By Buford

I think they've realized pprune is having an...

I think they've realized pprune is having an effect, and they've gone all out on the BS factor in these ads.
Forum: Middle East
19th Nov 2016, 05:31
Replies: 276
Views: 339,457
Posted By Buford

Heard the same from another management person...

Heard the same from another management person about announcement on 24th. All departments asked to cut costs and find more revenue streams. EK loving the new revenue coming in from paying to choose...
Forum: Middle East
16th Oct 2016, 10:02
Replies: 9
Views: 5,423
Posted By Buford

I've used Dr. Joyce several times and recommend...

I've used Dr. Joyce several times and recommend him. He's friendly and seems sensible.
Forum: Middle East
6th Oct 2016, 05:50
Replies: 82
Views: 50,401
Posted By Buford

OP has to be a Costa dweller...

The new Aniston ad is like a recruitment ad! 😂😂 Btw, can't wait for all the ankle-biters to try sneaking into First class now...particularly on those US flights where no-one's supposed to go between...
Forum: Middle East
27th Sep 2016, 11:41
Replies: 12
Views: 6,992
Posted By Buford

Think it's a mass exodus for those wanting to...

Think it's a mass exodus for those wanting to resign in time to enjoy Christmas back home. All the best to those who are heading out.
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