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Forum: Middle East
23rd Nov 2022, 17:56
Replies: 498
Views: 192,213
Posted By Spongeboeing

I think it's one year but don't take my word....

I think it's one year but don't take my word. Just send them an email. They have no problem answering such questions.
Shortlisted means nothing really. It's not a yes and it's not a no. It can stay...
Forum: Middle East
17th Nov 2022, 10:44
Replies: 498
Views: 192,213
Posted By Spongeboeing

Those don't look like bad things. These are the...

Those don't look like bad things. These are the things people are entitled to choose. Stop with the unsolicited advice. For some people the conditions at EK are a step up from their previous...
Forum: Middle East
15th Nov 2022, 19:30
Replies: 498
Views: 192,213
Posted By Spongeboeing

Some people's superpower is to be good in the...

Some people's superpower is to be good in the sim/lcks and then awful on the line.
Forum: Middle East
19th Aug 2022, 16:17
Replies: 661
Views: 324,929
Posted By Spongeboeing

He was flying 737

He was flying 737
Forum: Middle East
17th Aug 2022, 19:15
Replies: 661
Views: 324,929
Posted By Spongeboeing

I had some cockpit talk about some dude (Boeing)...

I had some cockpit talk about some dude (Boeing) who just joined QR and was supposed to be sent to Miami for the 777 type rating. Sims in Doha are apparently packed. Then out of the blue before he...
Forum: Middle East
13th Aug 2022, 11:56
Replies: 661
Views: 324,929
Posted By Spongeboeing

About 6 weeks passed between PSA completion and...

About 6 weeks passed between PSA completion and Doha invitation.
Forum: Middle East
12th Aug 2022, 08:10
Replies: 661
Views: 324,929
Posted By Spongeboeing

I've been invited for September along with a...

I've been invited for September along with a couple more colleagues. All Boeing FO ~3000h
Forum: Middle East
2nd Aug 2022, 16:59
Replies: 498
Views: 192,213
Posted By Spongeboeing

No but I do remember the green curry at the...

No but I do remember the green curry at the restaurant in Manazel tower
Forum: Middle East
1st Aug 2022, 17:45
Replies: 498
Views: 192,213
Posted By Spongeboeing

He's asking if anyone remembers them being 1500....

He's asking if anyone remembers them being 1500. He's not asking for the current requisites as he clearly knows they're 2000h..
Forum: Middle East
30th Jul 2022, 15:27
Replies: 661
Views: 324,929
Posted By Spongeboeing

We've had some pretty bad DECs at my company too...

We've had some pretty bad DECs at my company too and they came from WB. DECs are DECs and they can be good or bad until they adapt to the new operation and SOPs no matter what airplane they flew...
Forum: Middle East
5th Jul 2022, 11:49
Replies: 498
Views: 192,213
Posted By Spongeboeing

Your contract in aviation is always until your...

Your contract in aviation is always until your next medical. Always... everywhere.
If you have the feeling that your sim performance is such that you're always on the limit of failing then there's...
Forum: Middle East
23rd Jun 2022, 08:14
Replies: 50
Views: 16,276
Posted By Spongeboeing

Thanks. Those were my suspicions from the...

Thanks. Those were my suspicions from the beginning.
Forum: Middle East
21st Jun 2022, 12:34
Replies: 498
Views: 192,213
Posted By Spongeboeing

Unlikely. In fact the recruitment process has...

Unlikely. In fact the recruitment process has slowed down. New applications are "under review" and people who passed the assessment over the last month are still waiting for a date to start training....
Forum: Middle East
18th Jun 2022, 11:13
Replies: 50
Views: 16,276
Posted By Spongeboeing

That's sad to hear. Back in my cabin crew EK...

That's sad to hear. Back in my cabin crew EK days, there were at times 6 people in the cockpit during breaks having a laugh. Of course I already had my pilot licenses so I'd spend as much time as...
Forum: Middle East
14th Jun 2022, 11:28
Replies: 50
Views: 16,276
Posted By Spongeboeing

The way I see it, the thing about these ME cities...

The way I see it, the thing about these ME cities is that pretty much everybody is an expat. Most people are experiencing some level of professional success. This makes for a nice atmosphere where,...
Forum: Middle East
13th Jun 2022, 09:53
Replies: 50
Views: 16,276
Posted By Spongeboeing

Those are all brokers. Not ideal.

Those are all brokers. Not ideal.
Forum: Middle East
12th Jun 2022, 12:24
Replies: 50
Views: 16,276
Posted By Spongeboeing

I was cabin crew. Came back to Europe to finish...

I was cabin crew. Came back to Europe to finish up my pilot training and started working as a pilot. I started late and I know command should be my priority given my relatively low hours/age ratio...
Forum: Middle East
11th Jun 2022, 11:15
Replies: 50
Views: 16,276
Posted By Spongeboeing

Thumbs up :ok::ok::ok: Thanks

:ok::ok::ok:
Thanks
Forum: Middle East
11th Jun 2022, 10:36
Replies: 50
Views: 16,276
Posted By Spongeboeing

Yeah... I'm almost 40. Should I be worried that...

Yeah... I'm almost 40. Should I be worried that I'm still looking for happiness from work rather than looking at work as a means to reach happiness outside of work? Maybe there's something wrong with...
Forum: Middle East
11th Jun 2022, 09:03
Replies: 50
Views: 16,276
Posted By Spongeboeing

I'm appreciating all the comments really. I...

I'm appreciating all the comments really.

I know that the happiest career would always be at a money losing, government pampered legacy with a rock solid contract, protected by an agreement set in...
Forum: Middle East
10th Jun 2022, 19:01
Replies: 50
Views: 16,276
Posted By Spongeboeing

I appreciate that insight and I know I'd be...

I appreciate that insight and I know I'd be taking a risk by doing that but I right now I think I would value more a job at a company I feel better about than command at a company where I'm not...
Forum: Middle East
10th Jun 2022, 18:51
Replies: 50
Views: 16,276
Posted By Spongeboeing

That's exactly what I mean. I'm from a country...

That's exactly what I mean. I'm from a country with very sought after bases. Everyone in my company wants to be based where I grew up and the transfer list does not take into account where you're...
Forum: Middle East
10th Jun 2022, 18:47
Replies: 50
Views: 16,276
Posted By Spongeboeing

Very appreciated. This is exactly the kind of...

Very appreciated. This is exactly the kind of answer I was looking for. Learned new things about QR and confirmed my perception that I would enjoy life in EK a lot more. By expat life I mean the...
Forum: Middle East
10th Jun 2022, 13:13
Replies: 11
Views: 5,404
Posted By Spongeboeing

If you've been on all those types we've probably...

If you've been on all those types we've probably flown together sometime in 2005-2008. Good luck.
Forum: Middle East
10th Jun 2022, 08:25
Replies: 50
Views: 16,276
Posted By Spongeboeing

Maybe that's your idea of expat life. I already...

Maybe that's your idea of expat life. I already did all that and got it out of my system when I was a 25 year old energy machine in Dubai. I'm finding it incredibly frustrating to get an answer for...
Forum: Middle East
9th Jun 2022, 23:38
Replies: 50
Views: 16,276
Posted By Spongeboeing

Yeah but excluding FlyDubai then there's only...

Yeah but excluding FlyDubai then there's only Etihad. I know Abu Dhabi and I don't think it's the kind of city I'd like to live in. The rest of the airlines in that area probably don't have the...
Forum: Middle East
9th Jun 2022, 20:07
Replies: 50
Views: 16,276
Posted By Spongeboeing

Can you try again please? I'll empty it but I...

Can you try again please? I'll empty it but I cannot reply as new accounts and incredibly limited.
Forum: Middle East
9th Jun 2022, 17:42
Replies: 498
Views: 192,213
Posted By Spongeboeing

Yeah, they're going but they applied earlier...

Yeah, they're going but they applied earlier possibly. My pal here passed the assessment in Dubai last week and he's now confirmed for course in Nov/Dec. They told him they're hiring 150 Boeing...
Forum: Middle East
9th Jun 2022, 11:21
Replies: 498
Views: 192,213
Posted By Spongeboeing

You also sent me one. I read it. You should know...

You also sent me one. I read it. You should know that in PPruNe people can't reply to private messages until they've reached a certain amount of thread posts as the PM box only fits 1 message. So...
Forum: Middle East
8th Jun 2022, 20:50
Replies: 498
Views: 192,213
Posted By Spongeboeing

Boeing guy here also still waiting for first...

Boeing guy here also still waiting for first contact. I applied 2 weeks ago and it shows "application under review" since the day I submitted the application. Where did you hear that they're only...
Forum: Middle East
8th Jun 2022, 11:47
Replies: 21
Views: 8,417
Posted By Spongeboeing

Depending on your age and where home is, a good...

Depending on your age and where home is, a good goal could be to end up in a legacy career back home. Let's not forget so quickly how huge the barrier was to transition from 250h prop to a jet job....
Forum: Middle East
8th Jun 2022, 11:28
Replies: 50
Views: 16,276
Posted By Spongeboeing

I know what you mean but my intention is to...

I know what you mean but my intention is to understand the differences between the experience in Doha/Qatar and the experience in Dubai/Emirates. Let's imagine that I'm obligated to choose one...
Forum: Middle East
8th Jun 2022, 10:54
Replies: 21
Views: 8,417
Posted By Spongeboeing

That's not good advice for a non-type rated pilot...

That's not good advice for a non-type rated pilot nowadays. Yes, many types of operation will make you hate your pilot job but they will be a step towards gathering the experience required to end up...
Forum: Middle East
8th Jun 2022, 10:16
Replies: 50
Views: 16,276
Posted By Spongeboeing

Cool Qatar/Doha vs Emirates/Dubai (life and work)

The time has come to expand horizons and look for a long haul career in a ME carrier. Tons of colleagues in my current company are doing the same. Some apply to FlyDubai, some Emirates and some...
Forum: Middle East
4th Jun 2022, 17:01
Replies: 498
Views: 192,213
Posted By Spongeboeing

Exactly. I remember one time I was clearing...

Exactly. I remember one time I was clearing security at WAW and I saw an EK crew. I asked them "Hey, I left Dubai some 16 years ago, is it really that bad now". And they literally told me "Don't...
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