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Old 23rd Aug 2015, 14:16
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What is the chance of HCM base on the 321? Can you request it , or is it fixed Hanoi?

If no answer on here feel free to pm...
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Old 24th Aug 2015, 02:13
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If you are 321 CAP, you need to deal with the agent, insisting on HCM base, otherwise dont sign the contract. It is possible you will get it.

If you are 321 FO, not sure it works or not.
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Old 24th Aug 2015, 03:58
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BW2000

For what it is worth, BW2000 is fairly accurate.

For the FOs, there is a pay to fly scheme coming, which, should help accelerate salaries lower.

For Capts, some agencies are advertising 350/787 within 6 months, maybe a few expats already on widebodies will see that. But with 25 more A321 coming, doubt it will be as advertised, not saying there won't be opportunities, but highly doubt it will be so quick.
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Old 24th Aug 2015, 23:26
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B&W

Although B&W post is quite accurate, I do believe he is based in HCM. Hanoi, as far as I've seen, offers a better quality of life than HCM. Obviously if you're into partying and girls, this is not the place to be, but on the other hand it is not as loud and caotic. Hanoi, in my experience has a much more calm rythm of life. You can actually go for a walk in downtown and enjoy it and there are several areas where you can live and make the most of it. You don't have as many changes in the roster as the guys down in HCM, the ride to the airport, if you live in Ciputra or Tay Ho is around 20-25 minutes without to worry about any traffic jams, also you don't have to deal with daily +TSRA or heavy ATC traffic everyday... ;-)

Yes, we do fly constantly, but hey, who has a dream roster nowdays? I brought my family to live with me and I'm glad to be at home almost every day.

Becoming an expat will always require an effort to cope with the culture you are new into, that my friend, applies to any country you decide to go. Things WILL be different and you have to be aware of that, if you're not prepare to do so, stay at home. Local guys do have different customs, but I can assure you that if you're mind set you will have no problem dealing with this.

If you don't want to deal with agencies, try out a direct application to Jetstar or Vietjet, which have a bigger expat workforce and also offer command opportunities.

Hope it helps... ;-)
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Old 25th Aug 2015, 04:19
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Question VNA network

Does VNA has planned in the long term do flights to the United States?
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Old 25th Aug 2015, 06:03
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VNA USA

They do have plans to fly to the USA, in the long term that is...
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Old 25th Aug 2015, 13:18
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When I worked for Vietnam Airlines in 1994 THEY were planning to fly to USA ........
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Old 25th Aug 2015, 13:37
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Vietnam is classified as Category 2 from the US FAA regarding safety issues. This means (and I stand to be corrected) they can not start any new services to the US. If they already flew there, they could continue flying but could not add new destinations.

I would think…. with the big purchase of 19 B787's that this situation was discussed while the VIP's were in the US recently to take delivery of the first 787, and it will be interesting to see if anything comes of it. Seems to me there would be quite a market to say LAX and/or SFO. I know in the LA area (Orange County) there is a very large and thriving Vietnamese community. My guess is the demand would be there.

Time will tell…

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Old 26th Aug 2015, 17:33
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And one last thing, keep this in mind please, because you are probably thinking about getting a fast command and leave! You pay for the upgrade by yourself, but still it is possible to fail the upgrade, and you can not get your money back! Keep this in mind please, this is serious! It is not "I am paying for it, so you will let me pass" training. In 2014, at least 2 expat FO fail the 321 upgrade trining.
I confirm, not only VNA do that but some others airline in Vietnam...
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Old 5th Sep 2015, 04:17
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Hi guys! Any body past the interview and sim recently? I will appreciate any help and info! Please, PM!
Thanks!

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Old 13th Sep 2015, 18:02
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Anybody pass the 330 screening lately - any help appreciated - questions, sim profiles.Cheers
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Old 20th Sep 2015, 09:51
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Please PM me if any of u require the 'Real' answers, i will be happy to assist, but if u have a stable job, pls dont waste your time applying here, its easily the most screwed up company i have ever worked for
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Old 13th Oct 2015, 06:27
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Hi guys
Anybody can shed some light how can I apply for pilots position in according to this link
Flight Crew Recruitment | Vietnam Airlines
I tryed to send some letters to two mail adresses,from this link,but all letters were returned back to me "due to wrong adress".
Is there other way to apply for F/O position for VNA.(Richworth doesn't have such offers for A-320fleet)
Anybody have faced with such situation?
Many thanks
Safe flights
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Old 26th Feb 2016, 17:19
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Vn interview

[QUOTE=airplanedriver;9122881]Please PM

How was the interview process ?
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Old 19th Apr 2016, 04:39
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hello, as a cpt 320, u are stuck in 320,or u will have the opportunity to do the ccq330 ?
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Old 20th Apr 2016, 12:29
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Originally Posted by vwm737
hello, as a cpt 320, u are stuck in 320,or u will have the opportunity to do the ccq330 ?
We are all still flying the 321, plans for the 330/350/787 transfers are still not revealed...
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Old 11th May 2016, 12:09
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Hi guys,

strongly considering VNA as DEC A320 mainly for the commuting roster. Have been flying in the Gulf region now for nearly 10 years and looking forward to commute with Europe which is impossible from where I am. The question is : are they offering any 4x4 patterns ? Don't mind the base, I'm looking for time off. Could eventually make a 4x2 or 5x3 but aim is the 4x4.
Any advice/input appreciated

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Old 12th May 2016, 14:29
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No matter what the agencies say. The maximum time off you will get is 6x3. Some guys over the years got 5x3, none as of right now has 4x4.

Cheers
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Old 14th May 2016, 06:17
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Hi xhamster, thanks a lot for your reply. Can I ask you what's your agency ? Have you already done your assessment and medicals ? Any feedback ?
Thanks !
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Old 14th May 2016, 10:43
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Xhamster, I have applied via FCI for the 78 dec job in February and still had not received any invitation for an interview. How and via which agency you got hired if u don't mind to tell pls?
I am getting kind of pissed off with my agency :-(
I'm also in AUH btw
Cheers
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