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Forum: Middle East
2nd Mar 2020, 15:25
Replies: 12
Views: 9,330
Posted By Laker

they probably all went to better opportunities...

they probably all went to better opportunities overseas. Over the course of 10 years Emirates went from a good option to woefully underpaid and over worked
10th Nov 2019, 08:40
Replies: 54
Views: 58,200
Posted By Laker

It’s a USA thing. For some reason pilots in the...

It’s a USA thing. For some reason pilots in the states are initially taught to “declare an emergency” with ATC instead of using the mayday mayday or Pan Pan phraseology. Most have to be taught the...
Forum: Middle East
11th Mar 2019, 16:46
Replies: 23
Views: 12,321
Posted By Laker

That is an irresponsible answer from Don. Being...

That is an irresponsible answer from Don. Being gay is illegal in the UAE. As is sex outside of marriage. People rarely get caught but when they do things can get really bad very quickly.
...
Forum: Middle East
4th Sep 2018, 04:20
Replies: 29
Views: 16,023
Posted By Laker

Yeah but it's worth the sacrifice for all that...

Yeah but it's worth the sacrifice for all that time off and industry leading terms and conditions. Oh wait...
Forum: Middle East
21st Jul 2018, 06:41
Replies: 9
Views: 8,542
Posted By Laker

It was just a few years ago that the Armani Club...

It was just a few years ago that the Armani Club in Burj Khalifa was charging 80 AED for a mixed drink. That was one of the priciest clubs in Dubai. 70 for a beer in a pub? Ouch!
Forum: Middle East
10th Jul 2018, 06:51
Replies: 20
Views: 15,071
Posted By Laker

i received a nearly identical email from some guy...

i received a nearly identical email from some guy in accounting. I wonder if it’s a scam. I ignored the request and never heard anything more.
Forum: Middle East
3rd May 2018, 16:27
Replies: 134
Views: 76,949
Posted By Laker

Those poor guys kicked out on the streets are...

Those poor guys kicked out on the streets are making over $300k and in many cases over 400k now. With complete control over their schedules.
Forum: Middle East
22nd Apr 2018, 17:36
Replies: 4,944
Views: 3,301,748
Posted By Laker

schowzer, Best post of the year...

schowzer,

Best post of the year...
Forum: Middle East
5th Apr 2018, 02:10
Replies: 23
Views: 17,742
Posted By Laker

I used to work for EK and now work for a major...

I used to work for EK and now work for a major airline in the US. I earn about the same now, average 17-19 days off/month, complete control of my schedule, training is a piece of cake, strong union,...
Forum: Middle East
1st Apr 2018, 17:27
Replies: 18
Views: 9,281
Posted By Laker

Welcome to the Middle East

Welcome to the Middle East
Forum: Middle East
1st Mar 2018, 18:29
Replies: 78
Views: 71,988
Posted By Laker

True. But to be fair to AA mgt they did give a...

True. But to be fair to AA mgt they did give a small profit share, 8% pay raise, and industry leading duty rigs outside of negotiations. Not sure if that’s ever happened in US aviation. A 777 CA at...
Forum: Middle East
17th Jan 2018, 04:49
Replies: 48
Views: 36,944
Posted By Laker

I have to disagree with that one. I didn't...

I have to disagree with that one. I didn't realize how bad EK had become until I went back to my previous airline. I agree that Emirates has been ruined by incompetent managers. But there are...
Forum: Middle East
7th Jun 2017, 07:35
Replies: 197
Views: 245,213
Posted By Laker

be careful out there. Qatari sympathisers...

be careful out there.

Qatari sympathisers to face fine, jail | GulfNews.com (http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/qatari-sympathisers-to-face-fine-jail-1.2039631)
Forum: Middle East
19th Apr 2017, 14:35
Replies: 50
Views: 23,432
Posted By Laker

That's scary that 13 days off and 87 hours is now...

That's scary that 13 days off and 87 hours is now considered good.
Forum: Middle East
19th Mar 2017, 19:00
Replies: 91
Views: 69,748
Posted By Laker

Of course Preferential Bidding can be programmed...

Of course Preferential Bidding can be programmed to honor seniority. That's exactly how it works at all the union airlines which use PBS bidding. The problem is that arrangement requires more...
Forum: Middle East
13th Mar 2017, 17:32
Replies: 30
Views: 18,658
Posted By Laker

The adverts are based on your individual browsing...

The adverts are based on your individual browsing history...
Forum: Middle East
4th Mar 2017, 07:35
Replies: 240
Views: 258,817
Posted By Laker

Basic 40k Flight pay Avg 5k Housing 16k ...

Basic 40k
Flight pay Avg 5k
Housing 16k
Provident co contribution 5k

Total 66k plus the occasional productivity and profit share.
Forum: Middle East
3rd Mar 2017, 22:51
Replies: 240
Views: 258,817
Posted By Laker

I don't disagree that EK is a mess. I left and...

I don't disagree that EK is a mess. I left and I'm very happy I did. I was just trying to provide a few of the positives at EK for Button. I don't remember getting a monthly medical deduction at EK....
Forum: Middle East
3rd Mar 2017, 20:52
Replies: 240
Views: 258,817
Posted By Laker

Button, Airlinepilotcentral has bad info on...

Button,

Airlinepilotcentral has bad info on EK. When you add up all the pay including housing allowances it's more like 19-20kmonth for a CA with about 5-7 years on property. If you wanted to...
Forum: Middle East
27th Feb 2017, 20:12
Replies: 240
Views: 258,817
Posted By Laker

UPS second year FO minimum pay guarantee is...

UPS second year FO minimum pay guarantee is $170,000usd/year. Top of scale CA minimum guarantee is 300,000/year. It's pretty easy to go well above those figures if you work extra trips. Pension is...
Forum: Middle East
22nd Jan 2017, 23:49
Replies: 240
Views: 258,817
Posted By Laker

My two cents for what it's worth. If your buddy...

My two cents for what it's worth. If your buddy wants to get to a US major his best bet is to identify the quickest path and choose that one. Seniority is everything so any delay can hurt future...
Forum: Middle East
21st Sep 2016, 10:09
Replies: 85
Views: 55,236
Posted By Laker

That's a pretty repulsive statement Harry. I'm...

That's a pretty repulsive statement Harry. I'm guessing you have "committed to destination" and are trying to make the best of it. But for someone just joining remember that your friends back home...
Forum: Middle East
20th Sep 2016, 13:57
Replies: 85
Views: 55,236
Posted By Laker

If anyone is reading this thread with the idea of...

If anyone is reading this thread with the idea of joining EK make sure you do your research. I guess there are still some happy pilots here but they are few and far between. I'm on my way out and I...
Forum: Middle East
1st Sep 2016, 11:58
Replies: 872
Views: 858,097
Posted By Laker

apologies in advance if this has already been...

apologies in advance if this has already been covered. If you have already given your resignation notice and call sick for a 2 day trip do they deduct those two days from your basic salary? Or is...
Forum: Middle East
31st Aug 2016, 20:55
Replies: 45
Views: 23,571
Posted By Laker

Mmorel, Your numbers are a little off. They...

Mmorel,

Your numbers are a little off. They just got a 28% raise. Top CA rate is around $280 per hour plus a 15% provident contribution. It's very easy for a CA to break $300k/year with minimal...
Forum: Middle East
31st Aug 2016, 04:48
Replies: 45
Views: 23,571
Posted By Laker

Longshank, I'm a 777 CA. I have 8 days off...

Longshank,

I'm a 777 CA. I have 8 days off in September. Not in a row, but total days off for the month. That should answer your question. I'm guessing that your question is a windup. Move to...
Forum: Middle East
16th Aug 2016, 18:52
Replies: 13
Views: 9,624
Posted By Laker

I wouldn't say anything either. Everybody wants...

I wouldn't say anything either. Everybody wants to keep their options open until retirement. But just because people don't say anything upon resigning doesn't mean that management is in the dark. ...
Forum: Middle East
16th Aug 2016, 14:32
Replies: 13
Views: 9,624
Posted By Laker

Fatbus, You must be joking? They got so...

Fatbus,

You must be joking? They got so tired of hearing the truth on a weekly basis they stopped attending wash-ups. What about the already forgotten employee survey? That was quite...
Forum: Middle East
3rd Jul 2016, 18:01
Replies: 102
Views: 62,615
Posted By Laker

500 AED per training duty?!!:yuk: About $27/hour...

500 AED per training duty?!!:yuk: About $27/hour for a 777/380 trainer. Unbelievable. That would be laughable if it wasn't so sad.
Forum: Middle East
1st Mar 2016, 08:07
Replies: 143
Views: 148,475
Posted By Laker

Fatbus, Do you consider 13 days off to be a...

Fatbus,

Do you consider 13 days off to be a positive or a negative? In the aviation world I grew up with a wide body pilot would expect at least 18 off in a month. 70k tax free is good but you...
Forum: Middle East
27th Jan 2016, 04:24
Replies: 94
Views: 66,070
Posted By Laker

Xiamen, Why not consider it a blessing and...

Xiamen,

Why not consider it a blessing and move on? Sometimes things work out exactly as they should. There are some great contracts out there. You do realise that pilots are leaving EK en...
Forum: Middle East
18th Jan 2016, 03:03
Replies: 144
Views: 45,083
Posted By Laker

No I don't. I notify them that I have the...

No I don't. I notify them that I have the current ATIS via DCL on departure. On arrival I notify approach on first contact that I have the current information as instructed by the ATIS and from...
Forum: Middle East
17th Jan 2016, 15:09
Replies: 144
Views: 45,083
Posted By Laker

Speedbird, Again it's written DIRECTLY ON...

Speedbird,

Again it's written DIRECTLY ON the ATIS. Sorry to resort to caps. But I'm not pulling this out of thin air. Read the whole thing next time. I understand that the AOI is your bible...
Forum: Middle East
17th Jan 2016, 03:30
Replies: 144
Views: 45,083
Posted By Laker

Again...there are 4 things. Call sign, passing...

Again...there are 4 things. Call sign, passing level, type, and ATIS. Read the ATIS next time you get it. It quite clearly states that you are required to report receiving information "x,y,z" on...
Forum: Middle East
16th Jan 2016, 17:21
Replies: 144
Views: 45,083
Posted By Laker

Speedbirdhopeful1 I disagree with your post....

Speedbirdhopeful1

I disagree with your post. You say the AOI's state "ONLY report passing level and aircraft type." The AOI's state "report passing level and aircraft type." You will also...
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