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Forum: Middle East
25th May 2008, 04:55
Replies: 19
Views: 8,759
Posted By Backwater

A bit harsh...

The previous poster is being a bit harsh on staff travel.
Yes the company makes a small profit from it, however if the ticket prices seem expensive it is most likely the taxes (which are not...
Forum: Middle East
16th May 2008, 04:57
Replies: 61
Views: 11,296
Posted By Backwater

Slightly off topic (which is probably a good...

Slightly off topic (which is probably a good thing in this case) I would suggest that someone not suited for a multicrew airplane is also not suited for a single seat airplane.
Enjoy the May payday...
Forum: Middle East
23rd Mar 2008, 03:36
Replies: 24
Views: 3,891
Posted By Backwater

From past experience if this ludicrous idea were...

From past experience if this ludicrous idea were to come to fruition it would be:
1. 4 on 4 off
2. BCRC in it's present form.
3. No showers or any other 'luxuries'
4. Only count 50% of the 'on'...
Forum: Middle East
23rd Feb 2008, 17:48
Replies: 70
Views: 10,262
Posted By Backwater

Are you sure about that? I know that costs...

Are you sure about that? I know that costs associated with pregnancy/birth have a qualifying period but you get (and have the premium deducted from your salary) a family healthcare insurance package....
Forum: Middle East
23rd Feb 2008, 13:56
Replies: 30
Views: 9,876
Posted By Backwater

I can order a beer in five languages. Does that...

I can order a beer in five languages. Does that count?
Put the handbags down you pack of girls.
Forum: Middle East
21st Feb 2008, 15:11
Replies: 21
Views: 4,114
Posted By Backwater

All the posts on this forum and you have to ask?...

All the posts on this forum and you have to ask? The obvious answer is NEITHER! Unless you are unemployed of course. But you'd better be able to FLY! (or perhaps not if standards drop further - check...
Forum: Middle East
21st Feb 2008, 03:46
Replies: 70
Views: 10,262
Posted By Backwater

Calcify - you remind me of a moth attracted to a...

Calcify - you remind me of a moth attracted to a candle. Do a search on this forum - your answers are there.
Ignore the info at your peril.
Oh, and if you do come here for a look, make sure it's...
Forum: Middle East
3rd Feb 2008, 04:30
Replies: 29
Views: 4,592
Posted By Backwater

A good example of the style of management you can...

A good example of the style of management you can expect is the use of factoring.
The GCAA were concerned that cadet pilots would count time spent as augmenting pilot when adding their hours for the...
Forum: Middle East
29th Jan 2008, 03:31
Replies: 82
Views: 11,033
Posted By Backwater

Flyer 34. Who told you that you have a choice?...

Flyer 34. Who told you that you have a choice? Some surprises on the horizon for you friend.

A bunch?How about just one twit, surrounded by a bunch of yes-men.

I live in fear of a global...
Forum: Middle East
29th Jan 2008, 03:23
Replies: 29
Views: 4,592
Posted By Backwater

MAKAVELI320 - STOP SHOUTING! Your keyboard has...

MAKAVELI320 - STOP SHOUTING!
Your keyboard has a caps lock, try turning it off. It will make your diatribe slightly easier to read, although with your teenage-mutant texting skills I doubt it.:E
Forum: Middle East
27th Jan 2008, 03:34
Replies: 8
Views: 1,792
Posted By Backwater

Maximum 3 weeks in any one go. You can bid for...

Maximum 3 weeks in any one go.
You can bid for 3 chunks of 'peak' leave (summer, xmas, Easter)
Also 3 chunks of non-peak leave.
You will only be awarded one peak leave slot and the dates can be...
Forum: Middle East
24th Jan 2008, 05:46
Replies: 15
Views: 3,008
Posted By Backwater

Poison - appropriate handle. The example you...

Poison - appropriate handle.
The example you describe is not the issue.
What is not acceptable is to be woken in the small hours to be advised of a flight requiring pickup before the start of your...
Forum: Middle East
23rd Jan 2008, 14:58
Replies: 15
Views: 3,008
Posted By Backwater

Unplug the phone, switch off your mobile. Set the...

Unplug the phone, switch off your mobile. Set the alarm for the start of standby, when alarm goes off plug in phone , switch on mobile.
If you get the order right they shouldn't bother you outside...
Forum: Middle East
14th Nov 2007, 16:51
Replies: 19
Views: 3,265
Posted By Backwater

Need to Know Basis. You [email protected]! **** off and join...

Need to Know Basis.
You [email protected]! **** off and join a forum for losers. You have a political system. Use it.
In dubai it's take it or leave it. many leave it. Some can't due to the sheer effort and...
Forum: Middle East
31st Oct 2007, 17:25
Replies: 19
Views: 2,981
Posted By Backwater

Kiwi Chick, Good onya girl!

Kiwi Chick,
Good onya girl!
Forum: Middle East
29th Sep 2007, 08:49
Replies: 24
Views: 5,471
Posted By Backwater

Ahad... What you detailed re sim support is...

Ahad...

What you detailed re sim support is not new. Is it unreasonable? Would you like to do your LOE with a F/O performing to minimum acceptable standards?
12th Sep 2007, 04:48
Replies: 88
Views: 27,793
Posted By Backwater

4HP. I do the same. Approaching London I stop...

4HP. I do the same. Approaching London I stop listening to 121.5. - Too distracting.
Of greater concern is sometimes I have to do the same thing over the gulf as it's full of interference.
Forum: Middle East
7th Sep 2007, 10:47
Replies: 12
Views: 2,473
Posted By Backwater

Thanks HW.

Thanks HW.
7th Sep 2007, 07:58
Replies: 47
Views: 8,646
Posted By Backwater

In my view, stay where you are. Four days a week,...

In my view, stay where you are. Four days a week, weekends and xmas off? It's a no-brainer. And here's the important bit - you'll live longer. All the disrupted patterns and night flights which are...
Forum: Middle East
7th Sep 2007, 06:00
Replies: 12
Views: 2,473
Posted By Backwater

Does anyone have a precis of the actual Ts & Cs...

Does anyone have a precis of the actual Ts & Cs on offer?
Very little info on their website, unless you actually fill out an application.
Forum: Middle East
12th Aug 2007, 17:11
Replies: 11
Views: 2,558
Posted By Backwater

In terms of distance, Auckland and Christchurch...

In terms of distance, Auckland and Christchurch (via Melbourne and Sydney respectively).
In terms of time away from base, the honour is shared with Accra/Abidjan!
Forum: Middle East
6th Jun 2007, 05:23
Replies: 147
Views: 20,331
Posted By Backwater

Duh. 400 members didn't join on day one. the...

Duh. 400 members didn't join on day one. the membership has built up gradually over the year. If you looked at average membership over the first year, it looks about right. Thanks to the LIPS team.
Forum: Middle East
12th May 2007, 07:00
Replies: 11
Views: 4,547
Posted By Backwater

Job security?

It is important to define job security here. Sure with expanding fleets it may seem rosey, but you don't have to do much at EK to be punished severely. A relatively minor slip can lead to a 'final...
Forum: Middle East
5th May 2007, 13:36
Replies: 82
Views: 15,724
Posted By Backwater

A few days ago. There was always going to be a...

A few days ago.
There was always going to be a conflict with flying hours based on ACTUAL and productivity based on scheduled. So they solved the problem in a manner most cost effective to the...
Forum: Middle East
5th May 2007, 06:59
Replies: 82
Views: 15,724
Posted By Backwater

Organisation in crisis? Just wait until the...

Organisation in crisis?

Just wait until the 12 month totals start nudging 1000 and above and the fatigue-related ASRs skyrocket. The GCAA will suddenly alter their 'interpretation' of the CARs to...
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