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Forum: Middle East
4th Mar 2011, 14:30
Replies: 57
Views: 32,394
Posted By Marooned

Harry, you've made the point entirely. The...

Harry, you've made the point entirely. The originator of the thread gave a snapshot of EK now and omitted the points you have just made:



Nothing can or should be expected because the contract...
Forum: Middle East
3rd Mar 2011, 04:13
Replies: 136
Views: 36,364
Posted By Marooned

Perhaps back nearer the topic, an insightful read...

Perhaps back nearer the topic, an insightful read is Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein. In it she describes how during periods of economic shock, social unrest and civil war, the west mobilises to...
Forum: Middle East
1st Mar 2011, 15:19
Replies: 57
Views: 32,394
Posted By Marooned

There are the Emirates 'facts' you have chosen to...

There are the Emirates 'facts' you have chosen to share and practical experience these facts turn out to be. The 'facts' omit the numerous changes that have taken place through bitter experience...
Forum: Middle East
1st Mar 2011, 09:35
Replies: 57
Views: 32,394
Posted By Marooned

Aussie; they are desperate but delusional. They...

Aussie; they are desperate but delusional. They still believe there are enough out there with the current experience criteria to fill the slots to keep growing and to fill those left by those...
Forum: Middle East
21st Feb 2011, 15:35
Replies: 12
Views: 4,449
Posted By Marooned

...and absolutely avoid any so called colleagues...

...and absolutely avoid any so called colleagues who say they have a pilot investment scheme that will earn you a 60% return! They should have been locked up but are still running loose.

All they...
Forum: Middle East
21st Feb 2011, 07:19
Replies: 136
Views: 36,364
Posted By Marooned

Contacted; The oil wealth that is controlled by...

Contacted; The oil wealth that is controlled by AUH is theirs, under their soil. Dubai gets to control what wealth it gets from it's much smaller oil and gas reserves.

The UAE is a federation with...
Forum: Middle East
21st Feb 2011, 05:12
Replies: 136
Views: 36,364
Posted By Marooned

Only that the 20 year old in the Ferrari is...

Only that the 20 year old in the Ferrari is probably a Sunni. In Egypt we witnessed the masses more or less united against a common foe. In Bahrain it is the inequalities between Sunni and Shia which...
Forum: Middle East
18th Feb 2011, 08:24
Replies: 25
Views: 6,186
Posted By Marooned

There is the difference from having applicants on...

There is the difference from having applicants on the books and those willing to leave a secure job during insecure times.

TCAS and EK are reaping what they've sowed and are finding it hard to...
Forum: Middle East
6th Feb 2011, 06:18
Replies: 14
Views: 6,191
Posted By Marooned

This is the same little man who preaches "tough...

This is the same little man who preaches "tough times ahead' and "increased productivity" whilst wearing his pimped up Rolex.

He will never know what it is like to fly the rosters we do. Like most...
Forum: Middle East
26th Jan 2011, 06:55
Replies: 61
Views: 13,389
Posted By Marooned

M 5.5: Point taken.

M 5.5: Point taken.
Forum: Middle East
26th Jan 2011, 06:03
Replies: 61
Views: 13,389
Posted By Marooned

Interesting stuff indeed. When aircraft...

Interesting stuff indeed.

When aircraft developed with increased range, places like Gander were overflown and wilted away. As LR/ULR types increase the range capabilities of national airlines,...
Forum: Middle East
31st Dec 2010, 08:58
Replies: 52
Views: 12,677
Posted By Marooned

The IRG & 'Flintstones' still managed to kill...

The IRG & 'Flintstones' still managed to kill over 700,000 of each other... without nukes.

In a more 'modern' war, Operation Enduring 'Freedom', the toll is already over 100,000 and increasing. ...
Forum: Middle East
31st Dec 2010, 03:40
Replies: 52
Views: 12,677
Posted By Marooned

Iran: UAE evacuation plan.

Read a shorter version of this Telegraph article in 7 Days... Hope it doesn't come to anything but worth a look as are some of the related articles contained in it:


Britain forms plan for Gulf...
Forum: Middle East
28th Dec 2010, 14:21
Replies: 136
Views: 27,611
Posted By Marooned

The good posts are what you want to hear perhaps...

The good posts are what you want to hear perhaps and the bad the things you don't? You will not be the first to do this and as the recruitment spin keeps polishing the proverbial, you will not be the...
Forum: Middle East
22nd Dec 2010, 17:03
Replies: 22
Views: 7,092
Posted By Marooned

Let's hope that TCAS see's the human side (and...

Let's hope that TCAS see's the human side (and remembers what support is and not what control does). Let us also hope that Clarke wasn't looking out of his window and wants to make another point or...
Forum: Middle East
17th Dec 2010, 06:52
Replies: 41
Views: 15,175
Posted By Marooned

It's still 108 in a year and a half. It may...

It's still 108 in a year and a half.

It may not appear significant yet but the leak is an indication that dam is damaged.
Forum: Middle East
16th Dec 2010, 18:25
Replies: 41
Views: 15,175
Posted By Marooned

WK: Dubai. IMF: $109 billion. Merrill...

WK: Dubai.

IMF: $109 billion.
Merrill Lynch: $184 billion.
France 24: minimum $100.
FT: $110 billion.

All late 2010 estimates for Dubai's debt, not the UAE.

Dubai World: Originally...
Forum: Middle East
16th Dec 2010, 15:11
Replies: 41
Views: 15,175
Posted By Marooned

FB: They will. Despite many warnings that...

FB: They will.

Despite many warnings that the property boom was going to burst and the jewel of the desert was a fake many buried their heads, continued buying and are now broke.

All the signs...
Forum: Middle East
16th Dec 2010, 05:27
Replies: 41
Views: 15,175
Posted By Marooned

The Significant 7

7 is a significant number when EK need to recruit and not lose pilots. I have no doubt that the powers that be are deaf and blind to any or all warnings and would need 10 similar groups to do the...
Forum: Middle East
15th Nov 2010, 17:45
Replies: 13
Views: 3,557
Posted By Marooned

FAA Audit...

The FAA are here auditing the GCAA!

If they don't see here and now (or don't want to see) what is going on to make EK the profits it makes, don't expect any help when you cry to them in the US.
Forum: Middle East
10th Oct 2010, 05:42
Replies: 41
Views: 7,540
Posted By Marooned

Stylo, what has really gone on are cost cuts...

Stylo, what has really gone on are cost cuts after cost cuts. Increases in productivity pushing all staff, flight and ground, to unsafe levels so that you can enjoy a cheap ticket and Dubai Inc has a...
Forum: Middle East
7th Oct 2010, 19:58
Replies: 41
Views: 7,540
Posted By Marooned

Safety is reactive, not pro-active. They...

Safety is reactive, not pro-active.

They have invested a great deal of time and effort into our 'Crisis management/response team' in a tacit acceptance that a hull loss is going to happen.

Too...
Forum: Middle East
23rd Sep 2010, 16:48
Replies: 61
Views: 16,960
Posted By Marooned

How much?

EK380, you either hide behind a desk talking about flying but rarely do it, thinking of new FCIs to push your ex-colleagues to the limits for your 'bonus' or, even simpler, full of :mad:
Forum: Middle East
19th Sep 2010, 04:16
Replies: 43
Views: 11,473
Posted By Marooned

Full circle...

If the tools in recruitment just realized that the best recruitment tool for the company would be its own pilots!

I know that myself and many others have not and would not recommend EK to anyone...
Forum: Middle East
30th Jun 2010, 16:33
Replies: 5
Views: 2,252
Posted By Marooned

Financing of EKs aircraft must be in doubt. The...

Financing of EKs aircraft must be in doubt. The Emirate is more or less bankrupt and relies on loans from its neighbor. EK is tied to the financial brick of the wider DXB economy and will sink or...
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