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Turkish Airlines THY working conditions - worse than announced?

Old 10th Mar 2016, 15:19
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Paints a vastly different picture from the very rosy cosy self trumpeting TV adverts. It would seem there are 2 worlds; that in front of the flight deck door and that aft of it; perhaps only for those seated.
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Old 12th Mar 2016, 12:37
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Hi,

Is employment directly with THY or via contractor?

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A
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Old 12th Mar 2016, 17:11
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Is there any national Airline in Europe which you can join without speaking the national language (except THY)?

Just noticed this. THY pilot..sorry but Turkey is not Europe but Middle East. Seen the way things are going I doubt more and more it will ever be...

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Old 13th Mar 2016, 17:35
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But looking at the geography: the main hub - IST - is located on the European part of the city/country.
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Old 14th Mar 2016, 09:53
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How is it with advertised commuting days?

True or not? Able to do it or not?


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Old 14th Mar 2016, 10:03
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@poldek77

Well IST(the part of the city that lies on the European continent) might be European. Even the city is nice(have been there couple of times), the general direction of this city is westerly(in terms of mindset). BUT it is a very, very, very small part of Turkey. And for sure THY is not having that mindset at the moment. Most likely they have to run lower on pilots till they start to think....

Regarding the language - of course, if you are dead desperate to man your aicraft the last thing is to think about turkish language. If that would be important to them then they would crew turks only. Simply not possible without a proper training academy, e.g. old LH style. No way to create enough pilots(especially experienced ones do not grow on trees, cadets yes) in so short time.

@alkor

Forget commuting if you talk narrow body. Exact the reason why I never went there. It seems the only nice contract is on the wide body like A330. Found once an advert in the net that actually had nice T's&C's (commuting, hotel paid in IST if there, etc.).
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Old 14th Mar 2016, 19:16
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Sorry tomuch

...but I read your post 3 times and I guess I understood less than 50%...maybe my English is very bad or...
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Old 14th Mar 2016, 20:03
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Sorry for hijacking the tread, but I need a medical certificate for my company in IST.

Can somebody point me to a doctor in the airport or atakoi/bakirkoy that can write me a medical certificate?

Thx
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Old 14th Mar 2016, 21:33
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@Fullforward, his post was fully intelligible so it's just you being a knob I'm afraid.

@Stranotipo, what kind of medical certificate do you need? for a sick leave or for a aeromedical renewal?
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Old 14th Mar 2016, 22:20
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Sick leave
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Old 15th Mar 2016, 03:42
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Just heard from a friend that if you fly in Turkey, you will not be able to work for any Chinese Airline! Political it would seem?! This applies to all Pilots including expats.
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Old 15th Mar 2016, 06:21
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What I meant is that while Istanbul and a small part of the country geographically lies in Europe politically and
culturally it does not. The mentality is let's say "levantine" , the attitude a tad excessively and proudly masculine and harsh and under too many aspects requires adaptation. Narrow body forget commuting and be prepared ...
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Old 15th Mar 2016, 10:07
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Bizzario, complete nonsense!
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Old 15th Mar 2016, 10:45
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Turkish license are not well seen in general..that is a known fact...
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Old 15th Mar 2016, 12:28
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Bizzario, complete nonsense!
Avenger... I'll look forward to your public apology when you do some research and find out it is indeed true. Maybe just new info, but I can assure you it's true.

Turkish license are not well seen in general..that is a known fact...
Wisepilot, this guy is a western expat from a reputable background and European Licence. He is in no way Turkish and does not have a Turkish licence. EASA all the way.
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Old 15th Mar 2016, 13:01
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So you mean if you worked in Turkey you are not considered?
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Old 15th Mar 2016, 13:03
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So you mean if you worked in Turkey you are not considered?
Correct! Doesn't make much sense so must be Political. Is Turkey that bad that it's come to this?? What's going on down there?!
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Old 15th Mar 2016, 14:38
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Not sure where this " rumour" is coming from, but I guess the ex THY foreign pilots that just left for Hainan got some sort of "get out of jail free pass"
Why would an EASA licence holder that has to get a HK ATPL be banned from working in China?
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Old 15th Mar 2016, 14:57
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Just heard from a friend that if you fly in Turkey, you will not be able to work for any Chinese Airline! Political it would seem?! This applies to all Pilots including expats.
Rumour blown out of all proportion. A year ago, a single Chinese company did not recognize B738 PiC hours flown in Turkey towards their requirement for TRDECs, no matter whether one flew on SHGM or EASA licence. Maybe they still don't but if it's so, it's just company policy.
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Old 15th Mar 2016, 15:01
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Rumour blown out of all proportion. A year ago, a single Chinese company did not recognize B738 PiC hours flown in Turkey towards their requirement for TRDECs, no matter whether one flew on SHGM or EASA licence. Maybe they still don't but if it's so, it's just company policy.
This is a decision made in the last few weeks. Nothing to do with the incident you're talking about.
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