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Forum: Middle East
8th Oct 2020, 14:37
Replies: 1,041
Views: 1,171,511
Posted By DuneMentat

Specially since pretty much all of the...

Specially since pretty much all of the recruitment team has been made redundant as well. Could well take up to a year to bring new people on the moment they decide to.
Forum: Middle East
7th Oct 2020, 03:44
Replies: 1,041
Views: 1,171,511
Posted By DuneMentat

I have heard the number 80 floating around but...

I have heard the number 80 floating around but can't verify it's accuracy .. and it seems like it's only a380 pilots this round as well..
Forum: Middle East
6th Oct 2020, 07:08
Replies: 1,041
Views: 1,171,511
Posted By DuneMentat

Company is in survival mode. They have just been...

Company is in survival mode. They have just been through another round in the office as well (unfortunately a lot of good people being made redundant but lots of :mad: ones not being touched for...
1st Oct 2020, 04:37
Replies: 118
Views: 33,457
Posted By DuneMentat

Problem is putting too much faith in the vaccine....

Problem is putting too much faith in the vaccine. They still don't know the efficacy or how long it's going to protect. At the moment they are happy to just get a 50% efficacy out of the vaccines so...
Forum: Middle East
6th Aug 2020, 12:41
Replies: 1,041
Views: 1,171,511
Posted By DuneMentat

It is being run as a ULR with 2 complete crew...

It is being run as a ULR with 2 complete crew (2CA & 2FO - sometimes even a 3rd FO). Must have 2 days off before and after such a duty.
Forum: Middle East
23rd Jul 2020, 04:47
Replies: 1,041
Views: 1,171,511
Posted By DuneMentat

But if they just furloughed people or let them...

But if they just furloughed people or let them take unpaid leave, how are they going to re-hire them on new contract with lower T&Cs?
Forum: Middle East
14th Jul 2020, 08:08
Replies: 1,041
Views: 1,171,511
Posted By DuneMentat

I'm not very confident at all. I can't see us...

I'm not very confident at all. I can't see us operating any meaningful schedule to Australia or India in the next 6-8 months - and the same to the US and South America. This means that most of our...
Forum: Middle East
5th Jul 2020, 12:55
Replies: 27
Views: 16,153
Posted By DuneMentat

From someone who's been in the situation before,...

From someone who's been in the situation before, paying the 3 months notice period is considered complying with that particular section of the law anyway so dreaming of something more will...
Forum: Middle East
2nd Jul 2020, 13:19
Replies: 1,041
Views: 1,171,511
Posted By DuneMentat

Had I think..specially with the low oil prices.....

Had I think..specially with the low oil prices.. he's not even giving any to his own airline..
Forum: Middle East
2nd Jul 2020, 11:51
Replies: 1,041
Views: 1,171,511
Posted By DuneMentat

The way I read it is they have been given a...

The way I read it is they have been given a gag-order from top management so however much he want to say anything he's not allowed. Heard from someone they are still going at it with office staff so...
Forum: Middle East
18th Jun 2020, 12:36
Replies: 1,041
Views: 1,171,511
Posted By DuneMentat

To be fair what do you expect them to say? would...

To be fair what do you expect them to say? would you even trust them if they said "done"?
Forum: Middle East
18th Jun 2020, 11:37
Replies: 1,041
Views: 1,171,511
Posted By DuneMentat

Lots of office staff have been given the letter...

Lots of office staff have been given the letter today. Heard around 40% of finance and another 750 in IT (on top of the ones from last week). Also whole departments are being let go.
Forum: Middle East
16th Jun 2020, 10:32
Replies: 1,041
Views: 1,171,511
Posted By DuneMentat

One thing that has gone mostly unnoticed is the...

One thing that has gone mostly unnoticed is the layoffs happening in the office - all expats. This now means even more, in any position of causing harm, is a UAE national of which quite a few want...
Forum: Middle East
8th Jun 2020, 16:41
Replies: 1,041
Views: 1,171,511
Posted By DuneMentat

no it really seems like they’ve just chosen...

no it really seems like they’ve just chosen mostly at random although anybody with warning letters or attendance issues (justified or not) seems to all have been selected
Forum: Middle East
8th Jun 2020, 15:25
Replies: 1,041
Views: 1,171,511
Posted By DuneMentat

Looks like majority A380 but also some 777 are...

Looks like majority A380 but also some 777 are affected
Forum: Middle East
8th Jun 2020, 05:14
Replies: 1,041
Views: 1,171,511
Posted By DuneMentat

No I'm trying to stay away from the office. But...

No I'm trying to stay away from the office. But the fact that most meeting rooms are booked with most still working from home to me means something is about to happen. I don't expect a big...
Forum: Middle East
8th Jun 2020, 01:16
Replies: 1,041
Views: 1,171,511
Posted By DuneMentat

Heard from someone in the office, all meeting...

Heard from someone in the office, all meeting rooms have been booked for 2 weeks from Tuesday by HR
Forum: Middle East
31st May 2020, 10:58
Replies: 1,041
Views: 1,171,511
Posted By DuneMentat

While my thoughts are with the affected I fully...

While my thoughts are with the affected I fully agree with you.

This is, from the companies point of view, just low hanging fruit. With simulators not running at the moment and not enough sectors...
Forum: Middle East
22nd May 2020, 05:16
Replies: 1,041
Views: 1,171,511
Posted By DuneMentat

While not directly EK related this article...

While not directly EK related this article (https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/21/coronavirus-dubai-70percent-of-companies-expect-to-close-in-six-months.html?) from CNBC mentions up to 70% of Dubai based...
Forum: Middle East
17th May 2020, 10:57
Replies: 1,041
Views: 1,171,511
Posted By DuneMentat

Whether we like it or not, there's going to be a...

Whether we like it or not, there's going to be a sizable reduction in number of aircraft and crew for the foreseeable future. If it's 20, 30, 40 or 50% remains to be seen but I would not be surprised...
28th Apr 2020, 12:01
Replies: 36
Views: 26,681
Posted By DuneMentat

EK: 50% pay cut on basic salary for April, May...

EK: 50% pay cut on basic salary for April, May and June. Accommodation allowance Advances not renewed and will only be paid at the monthly rate.
Forum: Middle East
8th Apr 2020, 02:32
Replies: 63
Views: 36,904
Posted By DuneMentat

These are still cargo only (for now anyway) even...

These are still cargo only (for now anyway) even if operated by passenger planes on normal flight numbers.
Forum: Middle East
25th Mar 2020, 03:51
Replies: 30
Views: 22,316
Posted By DuneMentat

I'm sure this is a very calculated decision. By...

I'm sure this is a very calculated decision. By not forcing people on unpaid leave and with most crew in Dubai they are ready to ramp up with a day's notice when the go is given thereby grabbing a...
Forum: Middle East
19th Mar 2020, 04:15
Replies: 10
Views: 5,951
Posted By DuneMentat

Now it's also for residents/valid visa holders...

Now it's also for residents/valid visa holders Emirates News Agency - UAE suspends entry of valid visa holders effective Thursday for renewable two weeks (http://wam.ae/en/details/1395302831731)
Forum: Middle East
15th Mar 2020, 09:03
Replies: 4,956
Views: 3,050,869
Posted By DuneMentat

Just heard there will be no new joiners in March...

Just heard there will be no new joiners in March or April, May is still to be decided but most likely none as well
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