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Forum: Middle East
3rd Nov 2021, 01:16
Replies: 165
Views: 102,663
Posted By Xulu

Except it wasnít last in, first out. Being...

Except it wasnít last in, first out.

Being new (beyond probation) actually helped escape the chop.

Being held back from command actually helped escape the chop.
Forum: Middle East
24th Oct 2021, 00:12
Replies: 43
Views: 44,372
Posted By Xulu

Scary stuff. I was personally going to fly...

Scary stuff.

I was personally going to fly QSuites soon but have changed to avoid QR due to this thread.

The sustained pressures on flight crew are real and result in some awful habits and...
Forum: Middle East
18th Aug 2021, 07:04
Replies: 74
Views: 116,231
Posted By Xulu

Thanks for sharing. All familiar themes there to...

Thanks for sharing. All familiar themes there to EK readers, albeit a more extreme, headless chicken version.

Deadheading in economy as a policy is unnecessarily harsh and highlights how pilots...
Forum: Middle East
6th Jun 2021, 17:23
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,850,914
Posted By Xulu

EK does need to get to a certain size so it can...

EK does need to get to a certain size so it can pay off debt and service the Dubai economy. Ideally they'd be flush with cash, able to order another 100 widebodies and have them delivered alongside...
Forum: Middle East
4th Jun 2021, 22:19
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,850,914
Posted By Xulu

nimrodjoe I think we all realised that the...

nimrodjoe

I think we all realised that the day we got our letters. What happens next depends on future demand.
Forum: Middle East
4th Jun 2021, 20:10
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,850,914
Posted By Xulu

Yeah - so of course the A380 has already returned...

Yeah - so of course the A380 has already returned to service with some crew recalled. The use of 737's are dependent on FZ not needing them for now, and limited to shorthaul. And will not be able to...
Forum: Middle East
3rd Jun 2021, 11:58
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,850,914
Posted By Xulu

The solution to all their problems was staring...

The solution to all their problems was staring them in the face from across the airfield.

EK have effectively wet leased half of FZ rather than bring back the a380 in meaningful numbers.

Crew...
Forum: Middle East
2nd Jun 2021, 23:31
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,850,914
Posted By Xulu

Yes, the same people who had the foresight to...

Yes, the same people who had the foresight to order 150 a380s and start a 7 runway airport at DWC.

Anyway, what I said just above makes the most sense to me. They’ve likely decided to delay the...
Forum: Middle East
2nd Jun 2021, 23:13
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,850,914
Posted By Xulu

Well spotted. Emirates have in fact started...

Well spotted.

Emirates have in fact started hiring again, by recalling all Fly Dubai crew through the back door.

Smaller planes, cheaper pilots.

How long till they merge them into EGHQ for...
Forum: Middle East
2nd Jun 2021, 17:14
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,850,914
Posted By Xulu

The lack of recall for unpaid leave people is a...

The lack of recall for unpaid leave people is a real concern. To me, that says they won't be trying to capture/compete on market share, they are just trying to survive. There is no possible way to...
Forum: Middle East
2nd Jun 2021, 16:21
Replies: 1,251
Views: 1,166,026
Posted By Xulu

It's not this guys fault for lowering conditions....

It's not this guys fault for lowering conditions. The fact is, supply is vastly inflated from the kids willing to drop $150k on a CPL in the middle of a pandemic, egged on by flight schools...
Forum: Middle East
29th May 2021, 16:50
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,850,914
Posted By Xulu

They need a bit more time in the oven this year.

They need a bit more time in the oven this year.
Forum: Middle East
22nd May 2021, 19:24
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,850,914
Posted By Xulu

Emma Royds LMAO. "Ok, we'll reluctantly take...

Emma Royds

LMAO. "Ok, we'll reluctantly take your $50k. Welcome to Sharjah University"
Forum: Middle East
7th May 2021, 22:15
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,850,914
Posted By Xulu

Correct. They kept all the industrious pilots...

Correct. They kept all the industrious pilots able to adapt to the situation by taking food stamps from their neighbours, who are obviously the next Sully waiting to happen.

Itís testament to the...
Forum: Middle East
6th May 2021, 14:24
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,850,914
Posted By Xulu

Free house, bills paid, medical, kids in school,...

Free house, bills paid, medical, kids in school, staff travel, vaccinated, first to be called back and endless free time to do other work.

Terrible deal?

Itís only those that refuse to do...
Forum: Middle East
29th Mar 2021, 14:32
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,850,914
Posted By Xulu

It's a non-starter. There are too many variables...

It's a non-starter. There are too many variables at play to force any demographic out. I agree that it'd be nice thought if those wealthy enough, or with other opportunities would step aside;...
Forum: Middle East
29th Mar 2021, 01:17
Replies: 26
Views: 10,449
Posted By Xulu

The answer is: You will save ~$100k in first 5...

The answer is: You will save ~$100k in first 5 years in your provident fund as an FO. Obviously this depends on the market, and how you invest it.

As an FO you can support Wife + 3 kids and pay...
6th Feb 2021, 18:01
Replies: 108
Views: 77,018
Posted By Xulu

So the complaint is that many will be pushed into...

So the complaint is that many will be pushed into financial difficulties on 50% pay cuts?

And your fix is to make half the pilots redundant? Totally screwing them and their families whilst you...
Forum: Middle East
31st Jan 2021, 10:47
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,850,914
Posted By Xulu

Wowzers, still missing the point? I donít...

Wowzers, still missing the point?

I donít want to see any UPL complain about the deal theyíre on, and come crying to this forum for sympathy.

Whether compared to the majority of Airbus pilots,...
Forum: Middle East
30th Jan 2021, 22:06
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,850,914
Posted By Xulu

I'm sure you do. My point is people shouldn't be...

I'm sure you do. My point is people shouldn't be focussed on the next few months, but next year, and the recruitment that precedes it. The closing of borders now will make the vaccine rollout more...
Forum: Middle East
29th Jan 2021, 13:33
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,850,914
Posted By Xulu

Tons of it, if you are willing to look beyond...

Tons of it, if you are willing to look beyond today.

Short term tightening of restrictions whilst vaccines are rolled out is a positive on long-term prospects. I hope the whole world goes into a...
Forum: Middle East
28th Jan 2021, 10:12
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,850,914
Posted By Xulu

Of course you can expect to be bottom of pay...

Of course you can expect to be bottom of pay scale and likely seniority. A 5-10% basic cut and sign a 5 year $50k bond.

The majority will come racing back to cure boredom, finances or marriages.
...
Forum: Middle East
18th Jan 2021, 20:24
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,850,914
Posted By Xulu

The overall picture is looking good. Vaccination...

The overall picture is looking good. Vaccination programmes are accelerating in general.

I’ve had 6/6 jam packed flights in all classes since leaving. There is no fear factor from passengers at...
Forum: Middle East
27th Dec 2020, 09:42
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,850,914
Posted By Xulu

Glofish Thanks for your sharing your...

Glofish

Thanks for your sharing your sympathy, and fears. But this isn't an a380 bashing thread.

It is of course the wrong aircraft right now, but there simply isn't a choice. With the 777...
Forum: Middle East
26th Dec 2020, 20:10
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,850,914
Posted By Xulu

It's boxing day though to LHR as it enters Tier 4...

It's boxing day though to LHR as it enters Tier 4 lockdown. There's a reason they upped this from 4 to 5 daily last week.

Another driving factor has to be Expo 2020 - now running October 21 until...
Forum: Middle East
26th Dec 2020, 15:08
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,850,914
Posted By Xulu

American Airlines starts recall of 17,500...

American Airlines starts recall of 17,500 furloughed staff.

https://www.newsbreak.com/texas/fort-worth/news/2133415970162/american-airlines-starts-recall-of-17500-workers


Perverse to spread...
Forum: Middle East
24th Dec 2020, 18:09
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,850,914
Posted By Xulu

Nah. The market did not crash, debt and...

Nah.

The market did not crash, debt and mortgages propped up by government handouts, some sectors infact boomed during covid.

Most kept their jobs, and after hibernating are now sat on more...
Forum: Middle East
24th Dec 2020, 12:29
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,850,914
Posted By Xulu

Is it true? Are the great unwashed (a380) going...

Is it true? Are the great unwashed (a380) going to be called back to duty this summer? Unlikely to be that fast but things are looking up.

Whilst we can argue about the timing, the global...
Forum: Middle East
22nd Dec 2020, 19:33
Replies: 1,251
Views: 1,166,026
Posted By Xulu

While I expect most to begrudgingly return for...

While I expect most to begrudgingly return for licenses/recency, I can imagine many families staying at home this time.

Who wants to go through all this hassle twice again (there and back)?
...
Forum: Middle East
20th Dec 2020, 19:08
Replies: 1,251
Views: 1,166,026
Posted By Xulu

Join the club. Nearby all the EPL 3,...

Join the club.

Nearby all the EPL 3, two-stripers were protected as they hadnít been around long enough to accrue many sick days.

Then they flipped to seniority at the very end, protecting FOs...
Forum: Middle East
2nd Dec 2020, 08:05
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,850,914
Posted By Xulu

Thanks Glofish. I think saying 2029 is just...

Thanks Glofish. I think saying 2029 is just absolute nonsense and scaremongering.

Please understand, many of those earlier doomsday predictions are positioned purely to either:

a) get state...
Forum: Middle East
1st Dec 2020, 20:40
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,850,914
Posted By Xulu

Border Openings IATA says 4.5 billion...

Border Openings
IATA says 4.5 billion passengers flew in 2019 from a population of 7.8 billion people. Does that mean over half the World flew last year? Of course not. (If you flew LHR to SIN to...
Forum: Middle East
28th Oct 2020, 02:15
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,850,914
Posted By Xulu

Lol. I did see some interesting grumbles from EPW...

Lol. I did see some interesting grumbles from EPW having to actually live with hubby now.

This has put a lot of strain on some marriages. Many held together by time apart and brunches.

Bliss...
Replies: 54
Views: 12,268
Posted By Xulu

It is indeed premature to start training. I...

It is indeed premature to start training. I myself started training during a downturn, and turned out to be very good timing; However that was sheer luck and naivety from a young man. Many of my...
Forum: Questions
30th Aug 2020, 18:50
Replies: 63
Views: 20,511
Posted By Xulu

Business travel will of course recover, for the...

Business travel will of course recover, for the same reason it was still growing in 2019 - despite Zoom and Teams already being here.

Middle managers at Companies A, B, C can all crow about how...
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