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Turkish Airlines THY working conditions - worse than announced?

Old 27th Aug 2015, 18:28
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Mr pop we had better avoid Qatar and Emitites as well in this case given the numbers of Turkish pilots moving there in the next few months. Can you really imagine it an Aussi FO with a Turk Skipper or even an Indian Captain with an English FO, holy Christ we are all doomed!The day I turned my hat with To Fly to Serve into a bird bath was so liberating of course I had to keep the Fsp out of principle but it's ironic that the orange suits given at Prestwick all those years ago should become such an Fashion Icon
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Old 28th Aug 2015, 08:38
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Amen to that.
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Old 28th Aug 2015, 09:22
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Pay.

How much are they paying wide body Captains?
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Old 29th Aug 2015, 07:30
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Spoke to an Turkish captain from THY yesterday.
Local rumor 150 leaving/left for Qatar or others
Anybody confirm!
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Old 29th Aug 2015, 13:24
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Talking to a Sun Express Pilot the other day, and he was saying he is paid in Euros (converted to TL at the current Exchange Rate). Every month these guys are paid more Turkish Lira.

So to those (The banned TK1 especially) who say THY cannot pay in Euros, I'd like to know if that's a fact, how do these other carriers do it?!

Things are getting worse financially at an alarmingly quick rate. I haven't heard any rumors as to if the company have any intention of changing this. Should be a very interesting year or two with such quick expansion.
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Old 29th Aug 2015, 14:02
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It is true SXS Captains (not FOs) are paid in Euros if they choose this option. Pegasus have a " protected rate" but THY does not and will not operate such a system. SXS collects Euro payments from SXD so perhaps this may help buffer them against rate changes but THY are firm on this matter, let's see!
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Old 29th Aug 2015, 14:57
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I agree THY are firm on this matter. BUT, THY collect money from all tickets converted at the current rate to Euro/US Dollar. So the only reason they are firm on this is exploiting their staff. If they are so adamant about paying in TL, and don't see why they should otherwise, my question to them is why don't they charge in TL for their tickets? Easy answer to this one! They have a different policy for collecting money and paying money. As a company, they have little choice with such a s##t currency, but apparently it's good enough for the slaves!

It will only change if they lose loads of Pilots, and the cost of training becomes silly for them. As much as I'd love to see a change, I just cannot see it in the near future. I wish it were different.

BTW, the guy who was telling me his currency was paid in Euros was an FO, but this guy is working for Freebird. My mistake.

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Old 10th Sep 2015, 15:53
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Hi guys anybody had recently to go through their screening. I would like some of you to pm me about their group test and sim session if you can.

thanks for your help.
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Old 11th Sep 2015, 11:31
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Old 11th Sep 2015, 19:28
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Dessas,
For advertising,I think you ought to contact PPRuNe first
TL lost another 1.5 % today (versus EUrO)
Yeeeeehaaa
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Old 16th Sep 2015, 08:33
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What king of theoretical questions do they ask the long haul captains during their assessment?

Thanks to PM me about these types of questions
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Old 17th Sep 2015, 18:51
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Good Evening Gentlemen,

I would really really appreciate if anyone currently working for THY or anyone who has recently gone through selection could PM me I tried this a few weeks ago and did not get a response.

Many thanks in advance!
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Old 19th Sep 2015, 15:05
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Hi

Give me your e-mail I'll forward you what my agency sent me a while ago.


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Old 8th Oct 2015, 17:59
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thanks alex...

Thanks alex, all good... waiting ofr green light now!
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Old 9th Oct 2015, 10:14
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Good Day

Just looking for an idea of the roster for a B777 SFO at turkish.

Do they upgrade ?

What is net pay after all taxes.

Can you easily commute between IST and NAP, 3 to 4 times a month
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Old 9th Oct 2015, 12:12
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I assume you mean FO as SFO is only given after time served with the company, but if you have time on type your pay grade may be higher..trying to commute 3/4 times a month means you will be spending all your off days travelling, aim for 2 times a month and you won't be disappointed. Upgrade! in nearly 7 years I have never seen a yabanci FO get upgraded on the triple..but that doesn't mean it can't happen, just as likely to see Elvis in a chip shop.
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Old 9th Oct 2015, 13:18
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Originally Posted by Kirks gusset View Post
I assume you mean FO as SFO is only given after time served with the company, but if you have time on type your pay grade may be higher..trying to commute 3/4 times a month means you will be spending all your off days travelling, aim for 2 times a month and you won't be disappointed. Upgrade! in nearly 7 years I have never seen a yabanci FO get upgraded on the triple..but that doesn't mean it can't happen, just as likely to see Elvis in a chip shop.
Thank you.

Could you share a typical roster for a B777 FO

What about pay per month
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Old 13th Oct 2015, 10:18
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DEC

Does anyone know if there is a way to apply for direct entry captain without going through an agency? If not which is the best agency to apply through?

Type rated and experienced B737 300-900 and A320

Thanks
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Old 13th Oct 2015, 22:40
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it is possible to apply directly by their own careers website

Turkish Airlines - Job Opportunities - turkishairlines.com
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Old 16th Oct 2015, 15:16
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Longhaul

Just to share some info for Crew considiring a career in thy on the longhaul fleet and want to commute, you should consider the following. Turkey is going to apply the EASA ftl in 2016, or 2017 I have no exact date for the implementation sorry.

What this means is that the turkish DGCA ftl wich gave you Extended Range (ER) off days after you're flight are not going to be planned anymore because EASA allows the planned off days to be used in Lieu off restdays, this was not the case with the DGCA ftl.

So in summary, you have to be in istanbul 12 hours before duty start( new company rule ) which in practice would mean a day before your flight and then on top you lose your ER rest day's...so if you do to the math you are going to lose some significant off days in case you are commuting

If the TIS( union) negotiations in December will be in our advantage which i doubt, these ER OFF days could be negotiated back into the contract at least this is what I hope, for the long haul guys and girls.

Any people with more knowledge on the subject, who care to share ?
Happy landings

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