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Can an expat apply directly to an Asian carriers w/o having to go to agencies???

Old 28th Aug 2009, 22:07
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I am a yank who would really like to apply to airlines such as Korean Air, SIA, Vietnam and some chinese regionals. The problem? My understanding is that the only way I can apply to these places is by going through contract agenices such as Rishworth, etc. Does anyone know why these airlines require going through a contract agency, whereas, airlines such as Cathay and Emirates allow direct applications? Also, does anyone know if (or how) I can directly apply to airlines such as Korean Air, Tiajin, airlines in India, etc.??

Hope someone can provide help.
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Old 29th Aug 2009, 03:40
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For SIA you don't need contract agency. It's direct application. Just a few other companies are having HR departments, big enough to deal whith the avalanche of applications or qualified people to do the selection. SIA,Cathay,Emirates,Etihad,Qatar,Gulf Air are among the companies you could look at. All the others,to best of my knowledge are using contract agencies. O,and Im talking about established carriers.
Good luck buddy!
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Old 29th Aug 2009, 05:21
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aviationluver,u can apply directly to companies in India.Jus apply thru net.
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Old 29th Aug 2009, 10:59
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You can apply to a number of airlines all over the world. The question is: Do you really want that? Agencies not only take a part of your pay (the contract fee from the airline), but they also give you some sort of protection and a service. If you apply for an airline where there is an environment different to the western system - politics, law, way of life -, there is always the risk that you will run into problems. When you get your pay directly from an agency and you can talk directly to a person in English, you are protected to a certain extent.

Good luck,
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Old 30th Aug 2009, 19:31
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Dani is right; however you have to be carefull because sometimes or I'd really like to say all too often the agency screws with you more than the airline itself. Often people think it's their airline thats bad where the real bs pain is coming from their agency. Many of these agencies totally rip you off and it's not a one time pay. They keep pulling money out of every pay check you get.

If you work for the right company working in Asia can actually be fun as long as you are not stuckup who expects everything to be like home. If you end up at the wrong place you'll probably never wanna leave home after one term.

You are in the right track. Keep looking and reading reviews of each airline you are interested in. Plus most good companies don't require contracts and you will receive a civilized response from them. Exaple: Emirates.

If you work for companies like Emirates, Etihad etc. you might just actually end up miving there for good because I'v never head one bad thing about them
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