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Forum: Middle East
21st Jul 2020, 15:54
Replies: 32
Views: 59,607
Posted By BigGeordie

Well, it is a rumour network!

Well, it is a rumour network!
Forum: Middle East
21st Jul 2020, 15:11
Replies: 32
Views: 59,607
Posted By BigGeordie

"Confirmed" by who?

"Confirmed" by who?
Forum: Middle East
7th Jun 2020, 08:54
Replies: 1,022
Views: 1,152,701
Posted By BigGeordie

They didn’t say that. Expect both.

They didn’t say that. Expect both.
Forum: Middle East
31st May 2020, 08:54
Replies: 1,022
Views: 1,152,701
Posted By BigGeordie

All the pilots under training and probation or...

All the pilots under training and probation or just some?
Forum: Middle East
2nd Apr 2020, 19:47
Replies: 63
Views: 36,837
Posted By BigGeordie

They are outgoing flights only for passengers -...

They are outgoing flights only for passengers - they are probably hoping to export the virus! Coming back they will probably be full of cargo. The latest word from WAM (UAE official news agency) is...
Forum: Middle East
19th Mar 2020, 17:49
Replies: 10
Views: 5,950
Posted By BigGeordie

Is that only operating crew or also crew...

Is that only operating crew or also crew returning from leave?
Forum: Middle East
12th Mar 2020, 18:37
Replies: 4,958
Views: 3,047,296
Posted By BigGeordie

All recruitment is currently suspended, according...

All recruitment is currently suspended, according to the management today,
Forum: Middle East
25th Feb 2020, 07:36
Replies: 12
Views: 8,941
Posted By BigGeordie

The unmentionable one, by definition, didn't get...

The unmentionable one, by definition, didn't get mentioned very much. FatPilot is referring to the one a bit further North.
Having PPrune banned in the UAE may have been a factor but there are also...
Forum: Middle East
19th Feb 2020, 09:02
Replies: 11
Views: 4,670
Posted By BigGeordie

Why would anybody not working for EK need this...

Why would anybody not working for EK need this information? And if you are unfortunate enough to be working for them you already know.

In summary though, "Not Enough".
Forum: Middle East
24th Dec 2019, 18:12
Replies: 11
Views: 5,728
Posted By BigGeordie

Staying on as a consultant I see. He will still...

Staying on as a consultant I see. He will still be running things behind the scenes with an Emirati out front for the press.
Forum: Middle East
7th Dec 2019, 07:35
Replies: 57
Views: 66,351
Posted By BigGeordie

Interesting that the OP thinks 5-7 years is "long...

Interesting that the OP thinks 5-7 years is "long term"! If you are on the 737 now you will almost certainly end up on the 777 and depending on 777-x delays it is unlikely you will have your command...
Forum: Middle East
18th Oct 2019, 09:20
Replies: 61
Views: 55,860
Posted By BigGeordie

"Regulated" and "Dubai" in the same sentence. ...

"Regulated" and "Dubai" in the same sentence. What could possibly go wrong?
Forum: Middle East
10th Sep 2019, 05:57
Replies: 18
Views: 12,129
Posted By BigGeordie

Apparently they were coming up for a major check...

Apparently they were coming up for a major check soon but who knows?
Forum: Middle East
2nd Sep 2019, 18:48
Replies: 4,958
Views: 3,047,296
Posted By BigGeordie

Dropp, the "profession" is already turing into...

Dropp, the "profession" is already turing into "just a job" for many.
Forum: Middle East
2nd Sep 2019, 10:33
Replies: 4,958
Views: 3,047,296
Posted By BigGeordie

Pif Paf, I think it might be more of a...

Pif Paf, I think it might be more of a generational then a type rating thing. Emirates are recruiting ever younger FOs and some (by no means all, be certainly some) come with a certain Millennial...
Forum: Middle East
7th Aug 2019, 16:13
Replies: 24
Views: 24,475
Posted By BigGeordie

People leave and come back for all sorts of...

People leave and come back for all sorts of reasons but I wonder how many go to get their hands on the provident fund because they need the money for whatever reason, then come back because they...
Forum: Middle East
2nd Aug 2019, 17:46
Replies: 7
Views: 4,480
Posted By BigGeordie

Whoever is quickest to write the cheque gets in. ...

Whoever is quickest to write the cheque gets in. Welcome to Dubai!
Forum: Middle East
26th Jul 2019, 11:18
Replies: 237
Views: 275,554
Posted By BigGeordie

Time flies when you are having fun.

Time flies when you are having fun.
Forum: Middle East
19th Jul 2019, 16:33
Replies: 36
Views: 33,125
Posted By BigGeordie

Harry may well be right and as he says, nobody...

Harry may well be right and as he says, nobody really knows. I would add that the 380 fleet will start shrinking after 2021, partly offset by the delivery of 330neo/350 but who knows how many of...
Forum: Middle East
19th Jul 2019, 06:39
Replies: 36
Views: 33,125
Posted By BigGeordie

Adam is probably about right. No expansion on the...

Adam is probably about right. No expansion on the 777 for the foreseeable future but plenty of people leaving. 7-10 sounds about right. The days of fast commands in less than 5 years are well and...
Forum: Middle East
10th Jul 2019, 11:15
Replies: 75
Views: 102,348
Posted By BigGeordie

The most sensible thing Aminghigh has ever...

The most sensible thing Aminghigh has ever written. Tragic, as it used to be a job you wanted to keep until you had to retire.
Forum: Middle East
9th Jul 2019, 06:26
Replies: 75
Views: 102,348
Posted By BigGeordie

EK are supposed to be compensating us for living...

EK are supposed to be compensating us for living away from home in a climate that is really only fit for camels. Do not underestimate the costs and stresses of being thousands fo miles away from...
18th Jun 2019, 17:33
Replies: 86
Views: 105,113
Posted By BigGeordie

Senior Bods have not control at EK. We do not...

Senior Bods have not control at EK. We do not have a bidding system, we have a "roster optimisation system". Optimised for the company that is, not the crew.

BA vs. EK? I can't believe anybody...
Forum: Middle East
13th Jun 2019, 06:35
Replies: 10
Views: 6,297
Posted By BigGeordie

Adam Barfy, No it isn't just you. The whole...

Adam Barfy, No it isn't just you. The whole thing is turning from what should have been a promising mutual assistance scheme into a farce. Like you, I'm looking at alternatives.
Forum: Middle East
22nd May 2019, 09:17
Replies: 4,958
Views: 3,047,296
Posted By BigGeordie

Macarto, if you are thinking of renting a crash...

Macarto, if you are thinking of renting a crash pad in Dubai and commuting then forget it. The company will do everything it can to stop you and the rosters make it impossible.
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