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12th Jan 2018, 08:14
Replies: 0
Views: 1,175
Posted By Metro man

Jet Airways India flight attendant held for smuggling money

A female flight attendant and another man have been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle nearly $500,000 (£368,580) in foreign exchange out of India, revenue officials said.
The woman was on a...
10th Jan 2018, 06:50
Replies: 9
Views: 3,476
Posted By Metro man

Even SIA aren’t giving expat packages anymore,...

Even SIA aren’t giving expat packages anymore, all terms are local. Private school will set you back SG$2000 per child per month, local schools good but getting increasingly expensive for non...
10th Jan 2018, 06:21
Replies: 1,213
Views: 786,993
Posted By Metro man

Absolutely correct. At that stage you are...

Absolutely correct. At that stage you are unlikely to be financially secure, and still have high outgoings. The choice is often between a substantial pay increase as you upgrade to wide body Captain...
8th Jan 2018, 23:11
Replies: 1,213
Views: 786,993
Posted By Metro man

Once an expat, always an expat, unless you are...

Once an expat, always an expat, unless you are young and find that being in your early 20s with jet time gives you a leg up in the selection process if you want to come home after a couple of years...
2nd Jan 2018, 02:53
Replies: 19
Views: 10,022
Posted By Metro man

Are you serious ? Possibly if the f/o is...

Are you serious ?

Possibly if the f/o is living at home with his parents. Try supporting a family even on a Captain's wage. The wife will need to have a decent paying job.
2nd Jan 2018, 02:48
Replies: 22
Views: 13,533
Posted By Metro man

Is this the sort of thing you are talking about ?...

Is this the sort of thing you are talking about ?

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/new-airport-security-concern
30th Dec 2017, 01:50
Replies: 19
Views: 10,022
Posted By Metro man

The adverts against coming to Australia also...

The adverts against coming to Australia also stated that any agreement to end the strike would include the cancellation of contracts given to those who came over.

Australians going overseas...
30th Dec 2017, 01:41
Replies: 18
Views: 7,140
Posted By Metro man

There are many different kinds of drunk; happy,...

There are many different kinds of drunk; happy, sad, quiet, exuberant, aggressive etc. Iím primarily concerned about them impeding an emergency or bothering other passengers.

If someone canít put...
Forum: Middle East
28th Dec 2017, 01:13
Replies: 67
Views: 40,287
Posted By Metro man

Airbus ready to ace A380 if it fails to win EK order.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-airbus-a380/airbus-ready-to-phase-out-a380-if-fails-to-win-emirates-deal-sources-idUSKBN1EL11L
24th Dec 2017, 02:10
Replies: 39
Views: 11,054
Posted By Metro man

Itís a catch 22 situation, if Pilots fly manually...

Itís a catch 22 situation, if Pilots fly manually in the aircraft then there will be incidents. If Pilots use the automation then there will be fewer incidents, until they have to fly manually when...
21st Dec 2017, 12:41
Replies: 6
Views: 3,594
Posted By Metro man

Its the PTU or power transfer unit which allows...

Its the PTU or power transfer unit which allows two of the hydraulic systems to share pressure through a mechanical connection if one of them has a higher demand placed on it.

Totally normal and...
21st Dec 2017, 07:40
Replies: 5
Views: 5,058
Posted By Metro man

Australian 'frequent traveller' passports axed from December 1

Whilst we may travel on the Gen. Dec. while on duty, the extra pages often come in handy.

https://www.ausbt.com.au/australian-frequent-traveller-passports-axed-from-december-1
19th Dec 2017, 22:49
Replies: 3
Views: 1,691
Posted By Metro man

Some alternative airlines fly a London - New York...

Some alternative airlines fly a London - New York under fifth freedom rights and a business class ticket could be around the same price as PE. I believe Kuwait Airways stopped ticket sales due to...
Forum: Freight Dogs
18th Dec 2017, 13:56
Replies: 16
Views: 8,858
Posted By Metro man

Iíve flown single pilot freight in a high...

Iíve flown single pilot freight in a high performance +5700kg turboprop before. No dramas, just autopilot required or two crew when it was U/S.

Freight is mainly night when the airspace is...
18th Dec 2017, 13:45
Replies: 43
Views: 65,058
Posted By Metro man

Flying slowly at a high angle of attack in a...

Flying slowly at a high angle of attack in a holding pattern with a cold soaked aircraft in icing conditions can cause grief.
17th Dec 2017, 01:56
Replies: 5
Views: 4,198
Posted By Metro man

Malaysia Airlines are getting rid of their B777s...

Malaysia Airlines are getting rid of their B777s and there is a photo going around of one in Zimbabwe Airways colours which is a rebrand to avoid Air Zimbabwe’s debts.

Possibly a bit too large...
17th Dec 2017, 01:31
Replies: 3
Views: 1,425
Posted By Metro man

One of the better Chinese airlines and good value...

One of the better Chinese airlines and good value for money especially in business class. Almost as good as western and Middle Eastern airlines but can be a lot cheaper.

Look into the free...
15th Dec 2017, 10:56
Replies: 25
Views: 3,816
Posted By Metro man

This can even be a problem if you get off the...

This can even be a problem if you get off the train EARLIER than the specified destination. You can be charged with fare evasion if getting off the train at that station would be more expensive than...
15th Dec 2017, 00:18
Replies: 25
Views: 3,816
Posted By Metro man

The option to change is there as a selling point,...

The option to change is there as a selling point, they don't mention that it is often cheaper to simply buy a new ticket. Same with refunds.
14th Dec 2017, 11:28
Replies: 358
Views: 186,283
Posted By Metro man

Silk Air fly Darwin - Singapore which might be a...

Silk Air fly Darwin - Singapore which might be a cheaper option.
10th Dec 2017, 08:57
Replies: 19
Views: 5,879
Posted By Metro man

A lot depends on who's behind the counter, if it...

A lot depends on who's behind the counter, if it doesn't look excessive many won't bother weighing as they want to keep the queue moving.

Sometimes you get unlucky and end up with a Nazi who is...
Forum: Middle East
10th Dec 2017, 08:42
Replies: 514
Views: 398,440
Posted By Metro man

28 replies and no one has mentioned fatigue yet ?...

28 replies and no one has mentioned fatigue yet ? It would be interesting to know the flight and duty times for the crew for the previous couple of weeks.

We all know Emirates pilots are worked to...
7th Dec 2017, 22:04
Replies: 5
Views: 9,645
Posted By Metro man

Looks like a hotel room so we can probably assume...

Looks like a hotel room so we can probably assume it was on a night stop. Not likely to have been a very long layover either given that it was within Indonesia.
1st Dec 2017, 01:43
Replies: 48
Views: 19,270
Posted By Metro man

https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/bali/bali-volcano...

https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/bali/bali-volcano-qantas-jetstar-rescue-flights-cancelled-as-mt-agung-ash-cloud-moves-ng-b88677555z
30th Nov 2017, 00:22
Replies: 35
Views: 12,153
Posted By Metro man

BA are top of the food chain and an employer of...

BA are top of the food chain and an employer of choice rather than necessity for a pilot. They can still afford to be fussy as they offer legacy airline conditions of employment, except for recent...
29th Nov 2017, 07:38
Replies: 27
Views: 20,557
Posted By Metro man

Airport now reopening but could close again if...

Airport now reopening but could close again if the wind shifts.
29th Nov 2017, 07:37
Replies: 48
Views: 19,270
Posted By Metro man

Airport now reopening but may close again at any...

Airport now reopening but may close again at any time.
28th Nov 2017, 04:08
Replies: 48
Views: 19,270
Posted By Metro man

Standby for all the stories about people stuck in...

Standby for all the stories about people stuck in Bali and running out of vital medicine because they didn't bring any extra along with them just incase.
27th Nov 2017, 10:51
Replies: 48
Views: 19,270
Posted By Metro man

This is just the first stages, wait till the lava...

This is just the first stages, wait till the lava starts running down the slopes and fire is spewing out.

Buses have reportedly been deployed to the airport and members of the Indonesian hotel...
27th Nov 2017, 09:06
Replies: 48
Views: 19,270
Posted By Metro man

The last major eruption lasted for a year. Some...

The last major eruption lasted for a year. Some flights may be able to operate day VFR with favourable winds and carefully planned routes but the effect on tourism will be devastating. It’s now peak...
26th Nov 2017, 01:36
Replies: 15
Views: 3,834
Posted By Metro man

Don't forget the RAAF B707 which crashed into the...

Don't forget the RAAF B707 which crashed into the sea while practicing asymmetric flight.
25th Nov 2017, 22:56
Replies: 48
Views: 19,270
Posted By Metro man

The airlines in that region can easily do a 180...

The airlines in that region can easily do a 180 and return to the departure airport if Bali closes. Airlines coming from Australia are looking at a diversion with hotel rooms, crew rest requirements...
Forum: Middle East
19th Nov 2017, 10:18
Replies: 6
Views: 3,498
Posted By Metro man

Many of these cases are bought to highlight the...

Many of these cases are bought to highlight the boycott rather than because the passenger really wanted to travel on Kuwait Airways. There are other options available on their fifth freedom routes...
19th Nov 2017, 10:00
Replies: 152
Views: 36,194
Posted By Metro man

An aircraft is a depreciating high cost liability...

An aircraft is a depreciating high cost liability rather than an asset. Unless you are using it regularly for business or have a way of making money with it, forget it.

Look at purchase cost,...
Forum: Middle East
17th Nov 2017, 06:09
Replies: 6
Views: 3,498
Posted By Metro man

Kuwait Airways Refusing Israeli Passengers Again

After doing it on their New York - London flight, same deal on Frankfurt - Bangkok. The booking site won't let you enter Israel in the nationality field.


Kuwait Airways 'within its rights' to...
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