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15th Nov 2022, 12:24
Replies: 325
Views: 143,928
Posted By Mr Good Cat

There is a glut of type rated Captains and FOs...

There is a glut of type rated Captains and FOs available which vastly reduces the training burden on the airline. All about supply and demand.
30th Sep 2022, 19:00
Replies: 128
Views: 20,127
Posted By Mr Good Cat

This is, in fact, a clear case of cultural...

This is, in fact, a clear case of cultural appropriation. And no Clan had a bright orange Tartan. I'm so outraged right now! #cancel easyJet
18th Jun 2022, 18:51
Replies: 325
Views: 143,928
Posted By Mr Good Cat

They have a Manchester base and that's been just...

They have a Manchester base and that's been just as bad. It's just that the biggest users of MAN have coped better than EZY.
11th Jun 2022, 15:32
Replies: 325
Views: 143,928
Posted By Mr Good Cat

Any bickering and member-waving about who's...

Any bickering and member-waving about who's employer is best is pointless. It's all subjective, and depends on your goals and circumstances.

I've worked for a few of the world's major airlines....
8th Jun 2022, 20:06
Replies: 5
Views: 3,011
Posted By Mr Good Cat

Full of Pretentious Poup would be my guess.

Full of Pretentious Poup would be my guess.
Replies: 126
Views: 28,535
Posted By Mr Good Cat

Yup. I have been very lucky in that I left...

Yup.

I have been very lucky in that I left school and quickly worked my way up in two of the world's biggest airlines. Then COVID happened and I actually realised I had nothing to fall back on, no...
Forum: Middle East
3rd Jan 2022, 19:57
Replies: 130
Views: 83,247
Posted By Mr Good Cat

This is the bit I don't get. It's a good while...

This is the bit I don't get. It's a good while since I flew out there, but the one thing you could be sure of in EK was absolute black and white adherence to SOPs. Especially after Melbourne. So if...
Forum: Middle East
3rd Jan 2022, 19:48
Replies: 156
Views: 92,924
Posted By Mr Good Cat

Someone on the 8th floor just nicked your...

Someone on the 8th floor just nicked your newly-created buzzword and got promoted to the 9th ;)
3rd Jan 2022, 19:40
Replies: 358
Views: 162,615
Posted By Mr Good Cat

I was going to post this point but forgot... glad...

I was going to post this point but forgot... glad you've saved me the trouble.
3rd Jan 2022, 14:52
Replies: 358
Views: 162,615
Posted By Mr Good Cat

I sort of get the point you're making, but it's...

I sort of get the point you're making, but it's not about going straight to jets or modern flight decks. I did that 22 years ago along with a lot of other cadets, and we're all able to fly because we...
29th Dec 2021, 09:35
Replies: 358
Views: 162,615
Posted By Mr Good Cat

The aircraft was reportedly on the ground for 24...

The aircraft was reportedly on the ground for 24 hours before departure. Iíd be surprised if it wasnít powered down and up again during this time (if true). This would put the default 10,000 in the...
19th May 2021, 12:45
Replies: 756
Views: 412,990
Posted By Mr Good Cat

HH6702 Yes, I think the current ‘scramble...

HH6702

Yes, I think the current ‘scramble for seats’ is a bit of a smoke screen. Until a sensible and reliable system is in place with a common-sense approach to travel from safe countries, people...
19th May 2021, 12:42
Replies: 756
Views: 412,990
Posted By Mr Good Cat

Modular Halil I think there will be a period...

Modular Halil

I think there will be a period of a couple of years where we have an over-supply of 737 and 321 rated crews with experience. Possibly experienced Captains prepared to do two years in...
19th May 2021, 07:55
Replies: 756
Views: 412,990
Posted By Mr Good Cat

Of course Jet2 accept modular students. Just...

Of course Jet2 accept modular students. Just apply for the apprenticeship program when things eventually start moving again (obviously a long way off at this stage).

You’ll spend a year working on...
Forum: Middle East
18th May 2021, 11:16
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,869,902
Posted By Mr Good Cat

It's quite interesting to see the different...

It's quite interesting to see the different levels of optimism across the message boards. I guess I'm a glass-half-empty sort of guy but I can't really see any movement in the job market for pilots...
14th May 2021, 07:30
Replies: 3
Views: 1,181
Posted By Mr Good Cat

LPC/OPC with suspended medical

Hi. Just a quick question for those in the know:

Can I undertake my LPC/OPC if my medical is temporarily suspended while Iím on medication? Or is treated the same as flying rules?

Just...
Forum: Middle East
8th May 2021, 20:09
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,869,902
Posted By Mr Good Cat

As a former EK pilot (left 5 years ago) can I...

As a former EK pilot (left 5 years ago) can I please just suggest you all take a step back and read this thread as if it were a bunch of medical professionals talking rather than pilots? It's...
11th Apr 2021, 10:51
Replies: 756
Views: 412,990
Posted By Mr Good Cat

rotorwills Ryanair are looking at a...

rotorwills

Ryanair are looking at a different theatre though. They will recover well on leisure routes in the corridors that are open, such as UK to certain Mediterranean regions, canaries and...
20th Feb 2021, 13:18
Replies: 8
Views: 2,178
Posted By Mr Good Cat

This pandemic is a one-off crisis. If it means...

This pandemic is a one-off crisis. If it means that leave has to be taken during lockdown so all hands are on deck for a recovery I really donít see that as a bad thing.

30% of the worlds pilots...
18th Feb 2021, 17:44
Replies: 756
Views: 412,990
Posted By Mr Good Cat

£75 million a month in lost revenue, or operating...

£75 million a month in lost revenue, or operating losses? Where is this data coming from?
18th Feb 2021, 12:07
Replies: 8
Views: 2,178
Posted By Mr Good Cat

Surely when thereís almost no flying in the world...

Surely when thereís almost no flying in the world you are able to be rostered any leave you are owed?

If not, and youíre very busy then we are all very jealous of you! Maybe you could write this...
20th Jan 2021, 20:50
Replies: 2,907
Views: 600,317
Posted By Mr Good Cat

Well the rich half of society just got a hell of...

Well the rich half of society just got a hell of a lot richer, and the poor side poorer. I've no doubt that one day capitalism will eat itself, but for the foreseeable future that rich half will...
14th Jan 2021, 12:27
Replies: 756
Views: 412,990
Posted By Mr Good Cat

I think the question of not letting UK citizens...

I think the question of not letting UK citizens in for Summer '21 will differ depending on the destination. For example, I think the Canaries will open up as soon as they can with a thorough testing...
13th Jan 2021, 16:01
Replies: 756
Views: 412,990
Posted By Mr Good Cat

IAG and easyJet have just agreed some big loans,...

IAG and easyJet have just agreed some big loans, and TUI have just raised half a billion through a share issue haven’t they?

I think Jet2 will probably have to do the same eventually, but the fact...
13th Jan 2021, 10:50
Replies: 756
Views: 412,990
Posted By Mr Good Cat

Jet2 have a £300m drawdown facility that they...

Jet2 have a £300m drawdown facility that they haven't yet had to access. TUI have indeed been fortunate to receive German government grants and loans to the tune of several billion dollars. They've...
9th Jan 2021, 17:29
Replies: 872
Views: 905,492
Posted By Mr Good Cat

derjodel Yes. Gulf Air A320 in Bahrain on...

derjodel

Yes. Gulf Air A320 in Bahrain on the go-around. Afriqiyah A330 in Tripoli on the go-around. Both high speed impacts due to humans being human, even if not true “nose-dives”.

Also, I’d...
22nd Dec 2020, 09:14
Replies: 756
Views: 412,990
Posted By Mr Good Cat

mariofly12 The EU is more than just Paris...

mariofly12

The EU is more than just Paris and Berlin. The UK tourist supply contributes massively to the economies of the Southern EU states. If Merkel and Macron pulled that trick they’d further...
20th Dec 2020, 20:54
Replies: 756
Views: 412,990
Posted By Mr Good Cat

Playamar2 TOM/TUI have just announced losses...

Playamar2

TOM/TUI have just announced losses of USD 3.8 billion. They've received 3 billion in help from the German taxpayer. I'm sure Jet2 would happily fly more expensive routings if you're...
Forum: Middle East
12th Dec 2020, 08:09
Replies: 35
Views: 20,174
Posted By Mr Good Cat

Can you choose which vaccine youíll be having? Or...

Can you choose which vaccine youíll be having? Or do you have to accept the Chinese one bought by the UAE?
Forum: Tech Log
18th Nov 2020, 08:47
Replies: 70
Views: 16,580
Posted By Mr Good Cat

And the QRH/FCOM does say that severe damage is...

And the QRH/FCOM does say that severe damage is Abnormal Indications WITH <airframe> vibration. So hard to argue with that call.

As usual in aviation though, we tend to miss the big picture. Itís...
Forum: Tech Log
17th Nov 2020, 22:42
Replies: 70
Views: 16,580
Posted By Mr Good Cat

To the letter of the law, this ^^^ Itís...

To the letter of the law, this ^^^

Itís quite rightly been pointed out that the likelihood of having no airframe vibration if you have both rotors locked is probably nil.

However, you do...
Forum: Middle East
17th Nov 2020, 10:46
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,869,902
Posted By Mr Good Cat

I don’t think any state in the ‘western...

I don’t think any state in the ‘western hemisphere’ has it under control. And I don’t think that will change anytime soon.

This is why testing is the crucial piece of the puzzle. If Dubai can...
Forum: Middle East
17th Nov 2020, 08:40
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,869,902
Posted By Mr Good Cat

LorisBatacchi Well, I guess it depends on...

LorisBatacchi

Well, I guess it depends on how much Dubai depends on the UK market for its airline and propping up its tourism economy. I think the UK is a market that is guaranteed to bring in...
Forum: Middle East
12th Nov 2020, 18:32
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,869,902
Posted By Mr Good Cat

UAE is now off the UK Quarantine List. Once the...

UAE is now off the UK Quarantine List. Once the lockdown ends, that will surely be a bit of a lifeline to the UAE and EK. There's a huge winter sun market waiting to explode into life.
25th Oct 2020, 18:57
Replies: 2,998
Views: 2,850,126
Posted By Mr Good Cat

Having had experience of the easyJet package...

Having had experience of the easyJet package holiday, I'm not sure that it can work out for them.

Package holidays for the most part are aimed at families and couples who want an easy experience...
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