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by worldranger
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX
Replies: 67
Views: 11902

Re: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX

We are talking with facts and in situ. If what EDrvr and I are saying is not factual - the. Can you tell us how many hours the EK drivers are flying every month. It’s a Simple question for the neutrals to balance the argument - so go ahead with your numbers. I won’t even get into the fact that EK pi...

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by worldranger
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX
Replies: 67
Views: 11902

Re: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX

As I’ve continued to say, expect plans on new routes to continue to be put on hold or cancelled as the pilot shortage/resignations continues. Several A380 Captains I know have been rostered in excess of 115hrs flight time for the month of October. 115 hrs/month? seriously? there isn't a single capt...

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by worldranger
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK's EDI flight not performing to expectation ?
Replies: 43
Views: 8370

Re: EK's EDI flight not performing to expectation ?

Pilot shortage
Pilot shortage
Pilot shortage
The seniority list has dropped by net 78 since May. Lots are bailing- the pilots have taken an effective pay cut of 18% since 2010.
They have had enough. Real lack of experience joining the ranks causing further concern.

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by worldranger
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft
Replies: 74
Views: 17477

Re: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft

Gonzalo wrote:
Of course I am being sarcastic !!! Not surprise both pilots were suspended and the airline banned intersection take offs immediately.

Rgds.
G.


No more intersection take offs ?

Typical knee jerk reaction from M/E mgt

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by worldranger
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad
Replies: 78
Views: 14350

Re: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad

Split hub will not be the end game. TK and it’s mega hub are one of the threats that needs to be tackled looking fwd 20-30 years.

The synergies are wasted by splitting two so close - this is a Emirates World Central vision - if it happens.

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by worldranger
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad
Replies: 78
Views: 14350

Re: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad

Watch for EY 350 to lots of 321LR if merger

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by worldranger
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad
Replies: 78
Views: 14350

Re: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad

With oil @ $80, yields are biting. FZ just reported loss. Internal comms within EK are brooding over need for cost control due $ & oil. This might just be the right time. The flip side of $80 oil is AUH coffers fuller for a quicker move to DWC (EWC?). It makes too much sense that even the local ...

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by worldranger
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudia suspends Canada service
Replies: 98
Views: 14457

Re: Saudia suspends Canada service

This only damages the Saudis image....what little there is.

They are like kids playing in the diplomatic grown up world, cue eyes rollling and yawns in embassies throughout the globe

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by worldranger
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAE And Canada amend Air Service Agreement
Replies: 76
Views: 9335

Re: UAE And Canada amend Air Service Agreement

Once again the consumer suffers at the expense of a flag carrier. For example, Free trade and open skies in Europe has made them all duke it out, creating an incredible market with the lowest of lowest fares and growth benefiting the consumer. Points opening up that would have been unthinkable. In O...

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by worldranger
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Off duty pilot threatens to blow up Emirates A380
Replies: 21
Views: 6008

Re: Off duty pilot threatens to blow up Emirates A380

Kudos to the cabin crew for daring to confront and restrain a native en route Dubai. Need a lot of guts knowing how the system is biased towards natives. What an ignorant statement. Do you or have you ever worked for EK? “Daring to confront “ Has it crossed your mind that there would a be lot more ...

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by worldranger
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad is offering its pilots to work for Emirates
Replies: 80
Views: 17762

Re: Etihad is offering its pilots to work for Emirates

ED my scenario quite similar RE options back in day. As to wire instructions - oh yes - wifey works and takes full advantage of IRS allowance. 15k min wired out every month for us. Houses already paid. Pressing issues indeed., though very few idle planes at DWC on Sat when I was there - 4 only. Thou...

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by worldranger
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad is offering its pilots to work for Emirates
Replies: 80
Views: 17762

Re: Etihad is offering its pilots to work for Emirates

I do get a chuckle on here reading posts from Stateside pilots tell me how little I make, and be so wrong.

Nothing like an autoritative book review from someone who never read it

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by worldranger
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 67014

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

Not sure what’s worse, the FA or those who defend her actions. Sad thing is - no one really surprised. Terminate her and send a message to the FAs - Customers, particularly premium, pay for not only safety but the service level that’s ADVERTISED on the menu and in the marketing. Provide it - or move...

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by worldranger
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 to Boston.
Replies: 20
Views: 4921

Re: Emirates A380 to Boston.

Two weeks to retrain.!?!? Lol, it’s two months minimum and more like 3 Boys and girls - EK are not taking 777 pilots and putting them on the 380 or vice versa. In fact one of the ways EK saves money over western competitors is that you cannot bid equipment based on seniority - you get what you get -...

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by worldranger
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 to Boston.
Replies: 20
Views: 4921

Re: Emirates A380 to Boston.

Arion640 wrote:
Don't forget EK are feeling the problems of a pilot shortage and are pushing pilots off the 777 to keep the A380 fleet flying. One more route on the A380 the better.


That is not correct re taking pilots from 777 to 380

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by worldranger
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 32106

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

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Apparently no pilot shortage according to the chief.

This is spin at a whole new level.

https://skift.com/2018/06/05/emirates-p ... p-flights/

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by worldranger
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to launch premium economy
Replies: 25
Views: 5960

Re: Emirates to launch premium economy

The feeling in the M/E is that STC was the right man for the thunderous growth story that got EK to where it is today. But that he has stayed too long, the Co is run on a very top down basis where he is essentially the Sheik. He has received so many accolades over the years here, he perhaps believes...

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by worldranger
Sat May 26, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 347
Views: 20602

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

Any nation of people that allows one man to rule for 20 years - is actually a reflection of weakness at all institutional levels due cronyism. I thought the Russians were meant to be strong. 146m people and only one guy has talent? This weakness means that there will never be cooperation from the Ru...

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by worldranger
Fri May 25, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 347
Views: 20602

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

The long methodical slow march of justice in a civilized and democratic country like the Netherlands will prevail - eventually somehow, someone will pay.

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by worldranger
Thu May 24, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 32106

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

Due to an overwhelming and immediate email campaign from hundreds of EK pilots, mgt have reduced the destinations to 3 from 7 - JFK GRU BOS with 3 man ULR. This reversal came five days (w) after introduction of announcement. My understanding is that the next stage of the campaign will be multiple Sa...

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by worldranger
Wed May 23, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 32106

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

True to form, EK management are now calling in senior pilots for a “chat” after significant numbers of them registered their concern at the revision of crewing levels, warning letters and threats of dismissal are now occurring. The instruction for this came from the same person who is responsible f...

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by worldranger
Wed May 23, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 32106

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

The problem they now have is twofold: 1. As more exposure of this problems gets attention on social & mainstream media, the less attractive the airline becomes as an employer to a future pilot And; 2. The increased workload on the ULR sectors make it less attractive to stay. The end result is th...

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by worldranger
Tue May 22, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 32106

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

True to form, EK management are now calling in senior pilots for a “chat” after significant numbers of them registered their concern at the revision of crewing levels, warning letters and threats of dismissal are now occurring. The instruction for this came from the same person who is responsible f...

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by worldranger
Sun May 20, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 32106

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

You don’t need to have basings to have a commuting roster.

DXB based, consecutive days off to travel to a place of your choice. Your tax residency is your business to handle.

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by worldranger
Sun May 20, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 32106

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

I will also add that many of the options spoken about on this thread regarding basings, commuting rosters and reverse rostering have been presented to upper management over the years, they have been shown to be more sustainable and either 0 cost or cheaper, in every instance they have been rejected...

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by worldranger
Fri May 18, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 32106

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

What is this thread actually about? Let's put the title aside. That's what got me interested. But the more I read the more I think it's in danger of becoming a vent machine. A few more facts would be helpful. Do we know precisely the parameters of the announcement? For example, is it really 3 pilot...

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by worldranger
Thu May 17, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates starts storing the A380
Replies: 125
Views: 37920

Re: Emirates starts storing the A380

Yes 4 man JFK BOS EWR SYD GRU GIG MEL SYD reduced to 3 man. We are witnessing the decline of safety over commercial interests and possibly the decline of one of the greatest stories in aviation in the last 20 years. EK will not pay up for pilots (pay cut this year in real terms) - so they are leavin...

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by worldranger
Thu May 17, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 32106

Emirates Pilot Shortage

EK will now reduce their 4 pilot ULR ops to 3 man, due pilot shortage. I needed one more piece of evidence to be convinced by a regular poster EmiratesDriver & now I’m a believer EK are now dancing with fire and are willing, to in many pilots view, trade safety for profit. Not good...and in my v...

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by worldranger
Thu May 17, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates starts storing the A380
Replies: 125
Views: 37920

Re: Emirates starts storing the A380

Too many people on Anet seem only too pleased when the ME3 have the slightest reduction to their flying programme . And jump to wrong conclusions. Replace the bold/underlined text above with any given topic and you'll have every thread on a.net. Except of course I’ve been saying this for over a yea...

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by worldranger
Tue May 15, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 194
Views: 22401

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

Now that everyone is happy (not sure what US3 achieved)

Not saying it will happen tomorrow but who of the Majors would be the first to crack and enter codeshare with EK ex US?

I say UAL. IAD EWR ORD IAH SFO LAX. Fits like a glove.

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by worldranger
Sat May 12, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S., UAE strike deal resolving contentious airline spat
Replies: 44
Views: 7202

Re: U.S., Emirates strike deal resolving contentious airline spat

Let’s hope the Chinese govt subsidized carriers who are in the global alliances with the US3 - are forced to display arms length practices.

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by worldranger
Wed May 09, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Financial Performance for 2017-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 5080

Re: Emirates Financial Performance for 2017-2018

Full financial disclosure - show 16 deliveries next year with 11 retirements. Pretty slow growth compared to past. STC has mentioned the 789 in two separate interviews. EK did not order them. I’m going out on a limb and predicting 789 before 2022, possibly EY aircraft - somewhere in the 2019/20 time...

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by worldranger
Thu May 03, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and the 787
Replies: 110
Views: 16804

Re: WestJet and the 787

YVR-DXB with EK code share onwards would be ineteresting

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by worldranger
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates starts storing the A380
Replies: 125
Views: 37920

Re: Emirates starts storing the A380

Too early (just) to call it a shortage crisis - but the preponderance of evidence builds. STCs comments “150 short”, cancelled flights, frequency increases deferred etc But the latest news this week is that the dedicated cargo pilots have been told that they will now fly Pax flights on their standby...

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by worldranger
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flydubai won't locate to DWC. more destinations in Africa, Asia and Europe
Replies: 45
Views: 6825

Re: Flydubai won't locate to DWC. more destinations in Africa, Asia and Europe

I still don't understand how they can keep a fleet of 200+ aircraft.... 2/3 of worlds population lives within 8 hours of Dubai. Bangladesh and Pakistan combined have roughly the same pop of US. There are cities that people barely know of that have 1m plus population. Airline pax growth is doubling ...

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by worldranger
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK 380 pilots running out of flying hours.
Replies: 68
Views: 14493

Re: EK 380 pilots running out of flying hours.

Lightsaber - I enjoy reading your posts but you mentioned earlier that EK 777 pilots are being transferred to 380 - source? Re pilotless airplanes, the first airline in the US to try will be shut down by the unions. There is a nuclear battle plan in motion to defend against this, believe me ALPA &am...

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by worldranger
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK 380 pilots running out of flying hours.
Replies: 68
Views: 14493

Re: EK 380 pilots running out of flying hours.

Agree with other poster - general musings without specific facts leave the reader confused i.e. exact number of flights cancelled, number of pilots stood down, specific end user (passenger) impact - would help.

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by worldranger
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?
Replies: 63
Views: 8057

Re: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?

I could see them failing. What is the one thing that every traveler cares more about that anything else? Safety. What if there were a series of targeted attacks against the ME3? Confidence would be destroyed, and as they are mostly transit locations... people can always transit through another loca...

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by worldranger
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?
Replies: 63
Views: 8057

Re: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?

NCE-BNE, DUB-ADL, NCL-PER......I could name hundreds of parings between East & West, North and South - that will ensure a midd-ish point connector will always be relevant. Iterations will be tweaked but to answer your question...No they will continue to be relevant for the foreseeable future. It...

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by worldranger
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Europe to Africa discussion
Replies: 73
Views: 6270

Re: Europe to Africa discussion

Does anyone else think the A321LR will be a key factor in bypassing the ME3/1 on EU/Africa

Long thin where WB too much?

BA AF LH TP IB would have ideal hubs to reach Africa with the right sized equipment.

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by worldranger
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?
Replies: 129
Views: 15564

Re: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?

No cancellations on the day per se....but the thread leads me to believe that this could be the factor on reductions. They would sooner reduce existing than cancel a launch due PR sensitivities. Pax load factor and revenue load factor (cargo, premium etc) are two different things. Total Yield Factor...

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by worldranger
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?
Replies: 129
Views: 15564

Re: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?

It wouldn't surprise me in the least if they're pulling back. Dumping dirt-cheap fares to shuttle 500 seats back and forth to a tourist trap in the middle of the desert is not a sustainable strategy, no matter what the legions of EK fanboys will tell you. It's all got to come crashing down sometime...

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by worldranger
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK ATH-EWR performance?
Replies: 23
Views: 6879

Re: EK ATH-EWR performance?

The bookings over this four day period ar e very strong both ways. Oversold in Y some cases It's Easter school vacation all over Europe and other parts of the World. Pretty easy to sell tickets this time of the year. There's a reason why the "Summer schedule" started this week for many ai...

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by worldranger
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK ATH-EWR performance?
Replies: 23
Views: 6879

Re: EK ATH-EWR performance?

The bookings over this four day period are very strong both ways. Oversold in Y some cases

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by worldranger
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15 Emirates 777-300ERs in storage - older & newer frames
Replies: 34
Views: 15566

Re: 15 Emirates 777-300ERs in storage - older & newer frames

Don’t rule out pilot shortage. This is something their PR Dept would never admit to but it’s a significant issue that keeps getting worse.

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by worldranger
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EK US routes' chance of being upgraded to the A380 ranked
Replies: 22
Views: 3082

Re: EK US routes' chance of being upgraded to the A380 ranked

I would like to suggest something. EK's flights to USA are mostly filled with pax from South East Asia and India. So increase in seats to US means increasing seats to the other part of the world also. EK has to consider both of them. Recently their seat allotment to India has been increased so that...

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