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User currently offlineBA747 From Venezuela, joined Sep 2005, 107 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5562 times:

I´m applying for Emirates as a cabin crew. Their package looks very tempting, but does anybody that works for them and comes from other countries can please tell me how good it is?

Thanks,

Alex


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User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4865 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5550 times:

Quoting BA747 (Thread starter):
I�m applying for Emirates as a cabin crew. Their package looks very tempting, but does anybody that works for them and comes from other countries can please tell me how good it is?

I don't work for EK but you'll find lots of EK FAs and flight deckers here. Please note that there are a lot of anti-EK people at this site, take waht they say with a pinch of salt. You will get advice from actual EK FAs though for whatever you think that might be worth. pprune

Visit the middle east section, towards the bottom.



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User currently offline777boi From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 134 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5475 times:

Working for EK is very satisfying! Hey, you get your fair share of problems, but I have had a lot worse in my previous jobs! We are being worked fairly hard at the moment, but thats only because we are short of crew, and are starting up more and more destinations/frequencies! But this should be rectified over the next few months as they are on a huge recruitment drive. As YOWza stated, you will hear a lot of EK bashers on here, but i feel it is a personal opinion and a decision that you have to make for yourself.
There are bad destinations and there are good destinations! We work on a 7 month rotataing senority system(where you get to request what flights you want to do). The higher you senority "bid" group you are, the more flights that you request you get.
EK look after their crew very well. I took a rather large pay cut to come here, but when you consider that you dont pay rent/utilities/insurance etc, i think i have come out better here! The only thing I dont like about the job is being in Dubai during summer... lol!
I say go for it! I also have a lot of friends joining from Australia at the moment! Any more questions I would be happy to try and help. Good luck!


User currently offlineRDYNYC From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 65 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5368 times:

Do any American's work as Cabin Crew? Thanks!

User currently offlineBA747 From Venezuela, joined Sep 2005, 107 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5347 times:

Hey RDYNYC check on their web page I think they hire F/A from all over the world. Thanks 777boi for your reply.

Alex



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User currently offline797 From Venezuela, joined Aug 2005, 1891 posts, RR: 27
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5335 times:

Quoting 777boi (Reply 2):
Working for EK is very satisfying

Hmm... Why? I'd say just because three main things:
1) Dubai...
2) Emirates...(aircraft, destinations....)
3) A380!

I'd love to work for EK, or at least fly on it sometime.... Sadly, I'm just 19 and I've no business to do up there in Dubai... But soon the A380 will come to CCS and take me up there  bouncy ...

Ok, getting serious. How is it to work for EK... I'd say it should be very tyring. All long haul flights, jet lag everywhere... How are the appartments they give in Dubai??? Do you make friends...?

Thanks in advance.



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User currently offlineZKNEA From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 151 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5214 times:

Quoting RDYNYC (Reply 3):
Do any American's work as Cabin Crew? Thanks!

I had a bunch of American and Canadian cabin crew my last flight on EK (a month ago to CHC).


User currently offlineCX777Fan From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 294 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5175 times:

I7ve sometimes considered applying to EK too...however the one question I've always had is about what life would be like in Dubai as a gay man. I know the UAE is more socially progressive than some other states in the region, and I assume that there are not insignificant numbers of gay FAs at EK as there are at any other airline, but does anyone "on the inside" have any experiences/advice?

User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8057 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5164 times:

Quoting 797 (Reply 5):
How is it to work for EK... I'd say it should be very tyring. All long haul flights, jet lag everywhere...

They really do all kinds of flying under the sun - tonnes of shorthaul, more like microhaul, to cities all over the Gulf eg Abu Dhabi, Tehran et al; and the region eg Beirut, Damascus, Amman; and a lot of their flying is medium haul - Europe is only five hours, Indian subcontinent only three hours. Then there's the longhaul (Jo'burg, Osaka, Manila) and the ultralonghaul (JFK, Sydney). EK are all things to all people, not exclusively a longhauler.



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User currently offline777boi From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 134 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 5026 times:

Yes there are loads of American and Canadian crew with EK... and according to my friend in the training college there are more Americans than ever before coming through.
The apartments EK provide are great. Some very new, some very old, but they are all nice. New accommodation is being built all the time.
As for gay flight attendants, yes there are a lot! Its not "jump up and slap you in the face" obvious like other airlines though.
Each months roster is a mix of long and short haul flights. We have a lot of gulf area flights which are any where from 50 minutes (we dont fly to AUH) to 4 hours which are all turn around flights. Then we have multi-sector trips which can be up to 9 days long (eg: SIN-BNE-AKL-BNE-SIN-DXB) which are a lot of fun, but very tiring!
All in all... no regrets about joining EK.


User currently offlineMidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 5017 times:

Quoting BA747 (Thread starter):
´m applying for Emirates as a cabin crew. Their package looks very tempting, but does anybody that works for them and comes from other countries can please tell me how good it is?

Thanks,

Alex

If you go to http://www.flightattendants.org, they have several Emirates Cabin Crew members, there is also a subsection for Emirates......



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User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3332 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4912 times:

Quoting CX777Fan (Reply 7):
.however the one question I've always had is about what life would be like in Dubai as a gay man.

I know several DXB based EK Stewardess (THAI/MALAY) and they have some gay EK FA (Thai) who hangout with them in the dorms as well, so I dont see its much of a problem for gays already at EK.



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User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4901 times:

Quoting 777boi (Reply 9):

Each months roster is a mix of long and short haul flights. We have a lot of gulf area flights which are any where from 50 minutes (we dont fly to AUH) to 4 hours which are all turn around flights. Then we have multi-sector trips which can be up to 9 days long (eg: SIN-BNE-AKL-BNE-SIN-DXB) which are a lot of fun, but very tiring!
All in all... no regrets about joining EK.

Kewl! Do you also get assigned to certain destinations because of your language skills? Or is it all based on bid group and personal preference? Would there ever be an all English speaking crew on DXB-CAI flights for example?

Also, in terms of your crew accomodations, are they shared or do you have to live with a roommate? Are they assigned to you permanently or is it more of a crashpad, i.e. spend the night wherever there is room?

Finally, on your typical turn around flights, what do the 4 hour each way sound like? What's usually the ground time at the destination? Also, if flying a 50 minute turn around, do you do a few of these in a day, or once back at DXB, it's time to hit the apartment?

Great insight btw...


User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3332 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4870 times:

Quoting ETStar (Reply 12):

Also, in terms of your crew accomodations, are they shared or do you have to live with a roommate? Are they assigned to you permanently or is it more of a crashpad, i.e. spend the night wherever there is room?

Its a Studio Apartment, I have been in them before, they even allow visitors like me, you get a roommate and I was even allowed to homestay in my friends room along overnight a while ago since her roommate was working a flight, they didnt mind a male guest overnight in the female room. They are paid for. The ones at Quatar are a bit similiar but smaller, not much to see in DOH.



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User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4865 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4858 times:

Quoting Cedarjet (Reply 8):
Abu Dhabi

EK don't fly to AUH.

YOWza



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User currently offline777boi From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 134 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4660 times:

Sorry for the delay... was away on a flight!

We get assigned appartments and flatmates... But if we are not happy we get the freedom to move where ever and with who ever we like. The apartments range from single bedroom (for the more senior crew) to 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. And if you decide you dont want to live in company accommodation, you get a fairly decent live out allowance (i think about 27000 dirhams).
On a turn around flight, you usually spend about 1 hour 15 mins to 1 and a half hours on ground. But if the crew is organised enough, this can be reduced to under an hour. Most of the short 50 min flights are there and back and then home to sleep, but of late, because of the crew shortage, there has been a few DXB-MCT-DXB-DOH-DXB etc flights around!
As for flights and language skills, there is always one language speaker per flight (eg; there always has to be atleast one german speaker on a FRA/MUC/DUS), but the rest if the crew are always multi national. My favourite flight is MUC, and i never have a problem getting it and I dont speak german! And you will always find that there HAS to be an arabic speaker on every flight which is understandable.
Hope this helps!


User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4549 times:

777boi, thanks for the clarification. still the DXB-MCT-DXB-DOH-DXB ain't bad eh, considering it is only 4 1-hour flights. Is there a maximum number of on-duty hours set for EK crew? What is the maximum flight times set?

User currently offlineBA747 From Venezuela, joined Sep 2005, 107 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4483 times:

hey 777boi for how long you been flying already? Can you get your own flights? Do you have enough seniority?


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User currently offline777boi From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 134 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4410 times:

I have been flying for around 3 years. As I said earlier, we are on a 7 month rotating senority "bidding" group. I have just come off top "bid" so i didnt get any flights that I wanted this month. But as the months go by and my "bid" group gets higher in senority, I will get more flights that I request. Last month when I was on top "bid" , i requested MUC and BKK/SYD. I ended up with three MUC's a PER and BKK/SYD over christmas which was awesome.
The multi sector trips are not bad... its just a long day and it seems weird that it is a 12 hour day, but we only get paid for 4!!!


User currently offlineLondonlady71 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 152 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4285 times:

they seem to have a very offhand selection process. MY friends daughter applied and went for a selection day this week she was very neatly groomed and her and all the other english white girls were turned down without being interviewed yet other people were kept in for interview despite one turning up an hour late, one 20 minutes late a non shaved man, and a very scruffy girl 2 of which had very little command of english language....whats more the letter she was given said she wasnt allowed to approach the airline to ask why she was turned down!

User currently offline777boi From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 134 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4209 times:

EK have selection days all over the world every day. Some of these open days attract over 1000 apllicants. Can you imagine the nightmare this would create if every single one of the applicants that didnt get accepted called to see why they didnt get in!!!

User currently offlineBA747 From Venezuela, joined Sep 2005, 107 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4088 times:

EK had recruitment for cabin crew in CCS last year. 777boi have you seen any of the Venezuelan crew on board? How many made it? Are they happy with the job?


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User currently offlineLondonlady71 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 152 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4073 times:

and can you imagine them actually saying sorry we eliminated you because you were a white female?

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