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Forum: Middle East
30th Mar 2019, 20:39
Replies: 855
Views: 742,954
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

Yorkshire.... bollocks So far in retirement...

Yorkshire.... bollocks

So far in retirement flown firm business SRC tickets from North America to points east to the value of $55,000. Total cost to me $110.
Forum: Middle East
10th Mar 2019, 20:29
Replies: 24
Views: 10,922
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

Your AC buddy gets doled a certain amount of cash...

Your AC buddy gets doled a certain amount of cash monthly and hopes that his plan stays intact. You have a large stack of capital which belongs to you and you alone. The two situations are by no...
Forum: Middle East
1st Feb 2019, 20:10
Replies: 26
Views: 18,349
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

It's true that the Trents are part of the...

It's true that the Trents are part of the problem. If you removed two of them, removed the idiotic superstructure for the second floor and capped the seats at about 430 it would be a pure winner.
...
Forum: Middle East
1st Feb 2019, 03:28
Replies: 26
Views: 18,349
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

It appears that an airline can't make a business...

It appears that an airline can't make a business plan which is dependant on an airplane that cannot possibly be operated at a profit. Who could have known?
Forum: Middle East
16th Dec 2018, 20:48
Replies: 4,835
Views: 2,643,393
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

The fact that you show up here reliably to gloat...

The fact that you show up here reliably to gloat relentlessly is such a gift. Sorry we didn't get you anything.
Forum: Middle East
6th Dec 2018, 22:40
Replies: 2
Views: 1,064
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

UK colleagues: brokerage advice

Hi there:

My daughter is just entering the investment world. Can anyone recommend a UK-based firm where she could buy a few ETFs from time to time with minimal trading and custodial costs? ...
Forum: Middle East
2nd Sep 2018, 02:05
Replies: 131
Views: 84,002
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

Just as a perspective from my new employer, I...

Just as a perspective from my new employer, I have 52 weeks a year off, all at the dates I requested. Unfortunately I can't get any more days off than that but c'est la vie once you leave EK. I do...
Forum: Middle East
26th Aug 2018, 14:21
Replies: 131
Views: 84,002
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

I know of one case at least where the pilot died...

I know of one case at least where the pilot died on the 6th day of the month but the family was asked if his corpse could be used for the remainder of the month as an augmenting pilot. Adel had...
Forum: Middle East
17th Aug 2018, 04:12
Replies: 33
Views: 18,932
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

It will never go quiet. Rely on SOPS to bumble...

It will never go quiet. Rely on SOPS to bumble in at intervals.
Forum: Middle East
21st Jul 2018, 17:46
Replies: 30
Views: 8,760
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

Most of Emirates' foreign workforce originates...

Most of Emirates' foreign workforce originates from the world's largest kleptocracy, a society which is fundamentally and irretrievably corrupt at every level, from tea-stall owner to the highest...
Forum: Middle East
20th Jul 2018, 19:08
Replies: 9
Views: 8,190
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

If you can muster any interest in past annual...

If you can muster any interest in past annual reports you will find one that says "this has been a particularly difficult year because of the strong dollar" and another one that says "this has been a...
Forum: Middle East
16th Jul 2018, 01:31
Replies: 36
Views: 13,160
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

We're a fool to do their dirty work but ...

We're a fool to do their dirty work

but

I'm never going back to my old school
Forum: Middle East
15th Jul 2018, 20:24
Replies: 36
Views: 13,160
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

Tell me where are you driving Midnight...

Tell me
where are you driving
Midnight cruiser ?
Where is your bounty
Of fortune and fame ?
I am another
Gentleman loser
Driving for Ryan
Or somewhere the same
Forum: Middle East
11th Jul 2018, 00:41
Replies: 4,835
Views: 2,643,393
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

'twould only be just if you would preface your...

'twould only be just if you would preface your rants with "I have never ever been a pilot at Ek but...."

It does change things......
Forum: Middle East
10th Jul 2018, 02:22
Replies: 20
Views: 14,068
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

About six months after I left I received an email...

About six months after I left I received an email from payroll telling me that they had re-run the numbers on my vacation days and that I owed them 4000 dirhams. I promptly emailed back and said...
Forum: Middle East
9th Jul 2018, 21:15
Replies: 4,835
Views: 2,643,393
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

Describe how the cost of living matters when you...

Describe how the cost of living matters when you have a free house, free electricity, free water, free chauffered transport to and from work, medical insurance, next-to-free airline travel and the...
Forum: Middle East
8th Jul 2018, 13:47
Replies: 44
Views: 12,583
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZ-gfalEWI0 ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZ-gfalEWI0

The man appears at the 27 second mark IN PERSON and gives you a concise summary of his career:

When I was a lad I served a term
As office boy to an...
Forum: Middle East
9th Jun 2018, 19:16
Replies: 9
Views: 3,203
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

Sounds like everyone has done fine with Rostamani...

Sounds like everyone has done fine with Rostamani but the idea made me a bit nervous when I was making my plans. I just used my salary bank - Masheq - and contacted their currency trading department...
Forum: Middle East
1st Jun 2018, 21:37
Replies: 61
Views: 28,913
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

Or they could ask someone who actually works...

Or they could ask someone who actually works there.

Neither retirement nor a train set has distracted you sufficiently. Maybe you should come back?
Forum: Middle East
29th May 2018, 22:52
Replies: 24
Views: 9,357
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

Usually means an error has been made - too slow...

Usually means an error has been made - too slow at touchdown or too far down the runway.

Have a look at what your FCTM says about smooth landings.
Forum: Middle East
9th May 2018, 03:14
Replies: 135
Views: 69,139
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

What this thread needs is more posts from people...

What this thread needs is more posts from people who never flew an airplane at Emirates but worked in the back, and more trenchant commentary from people who did fly the airplane at Emirates but left...
Forum: Middle East
13th Mar 2018, 17:30
Replies: 855
Views: 742,954
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

We used British Veterinary Hospital on Beach...

We used British Veterinary Hospital on Beach Road. The price esacapes me just now but it was well worth it. They collected the dog from our Dubai home and he was personally delivered to the...
Forum: Canada
14th Feb 2018, 13:45
Replies: 41
Views: 19,638
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

Swoop offers a way to feed yourself. Is this...

Swoop offers a way to feed yourself.

Is this important to you? Work there.

This is not important to you? Don't work there.

Any further extrapolation of the issues is anachronistic twaddle. ...
Forum: Middle East
6th Feb 2018, 13:55
Replies: 46
Views: 30,273
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

Nice to see the Sage of Omaha is right again and...

Nice to see the Sage of Omaha is right again and now the tide is out.....

EK was and is a business and will survive. The lads with the Louvre and QR were publicity stunts with large budgets. ...
Forum: Canada
29th Jan 2018, 15:26
Replies: 41
Views: 19,638
Posted By Dropp the Pilot

Like the pay and conditions? Work there. ...

Like the pay and conditions? Work there.

Don't like the pay and conditions? Don't work there.

This is labour relations 101 for the new millennia, thank heaven. Unions are so 20th century.
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