Do your regular trips affect your private/family life? I hope that's not too personal.
My schedule varies every month. As far as my job effecting my family life, it does. But, I am very lucky to have a supportive wife and family. They realize the sacrifices that they endure also allow them a lot of other people don't have. I have plenty of time off and the best thing is I never have to worry about taking my job home with me. Other than "jet lag" I don't have to worry about any job related issues!
Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19378 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3323 times:
Ah, I see.
When you're aboard your aircraft, while, say, taxiing or holding for take-off, are you able to recognise different types of aircraft? This might sound odd and a silly question, but other pilots I've spoken to have said that they wouldn't know a 737 from an M80. Surely they would have had a good interest in aviation before paying a fortune and making big sacrifices to become a pilot? Odd. Anyway, never mind.
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Airtropolis From Singapore, joined Apr 2000, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3150 times:
It's not really a surprise that they are going back to AUH as the Middle Eastern economies have been very buoyant of late. I am a bit surprised at AUH though as it is only a short drive to DXB and KWI and BAH seem more promising given that BAH is a financial center in the mid-east and that the Kuwaiti economy is doing very well. SQ also did not do too well the last time they were in AUH with I believe A310 flights via CMB some 10 years ago.
I wonder if this also means an increase in frequencies to JED on top of the existing SQ455/456 flights from SIN-DXB-JED where SQ apparently do not have traffic rights DXB-JED vv or are they to replace those flights?
PhilSquares From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3096 times:
Quoting Airtropolis (Reply 14): I wonder if this also means an increase in frequencies to JED on top of the existing SQ455/456 flights from SIN-DXB-JED where SQ apparently do not have traffic rights DXB-JED vv or are they to replace those flights?
SQ is already flying DXB-JED, so I guess I am a little confused with your post. What's your point?
The ABU-JED flights appear to be in addition to the DXB-JED flights. However, that could certainly change in the future, but right now both flights are in the CRS.
YOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4988 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2518 times:
Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 9): other pilots I've spoken to have said that they wouldn't know a 737 from an M80
Can you please tell me what airline these pilots fly for as I will never fly them again! If as a pilot you can't tell planes apart even with all the exposure to them, you probably shouldn't be flying me anywhere!
I'm pretty sure that SIN-DOH will be added to the SQ route map. Doha is booming and there is a lot of traffic, only problem will be getting slots etc because of the disaster that is Doha Airport. For those of you who have not had the privillege the terminal is a tiny, cramped, non-functional space and there is only one (1) men's WC in the post imigration entire departures area open to the general public. Customs officers are rude and most don't speak English (hell some don't even speal Arabic that well )The apron is hideously undersized considering how large QR's fleet is.
: I fully agree The airport is tiny compared to the QR fleet, at least a new airport is on the way When did you travel to DOH? Rob!
: I have no problems differentiating the difference between a 737 v. MD80. I sure wouldn't want to be in the same cockpit as those pilots, especially w
: Well, no it's not obvious! Many airlines fly domestic routes in other countries than their own! Albeit, namely I can only think of AB on the STN-GLA
: That's because of the EU and the Schengen treaty, where any EU airline can operate within the EU. This certainly does not apply in other countries.
: EU is right, but Schengen has nothing in common with it. The EU has a single sky policy, therefore the EU negotiated the treaty with the US. Outside
: OK, what about non eu destination routes, like BAH-DOH on BA, BKK-SIN on GF and other various airlines.
: BAH-DOH and BKK-SIN are both international flights and would be considered 5th freedom to fly between those cities whereas KHI-LHE are two cities wit
: Been through DOH a number of times. Flown QR to KTM, SAH, DXB, VIE, FRA, LHR ex Doha for a variety of different reasons. I also used to live in Bahra