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fiveninerzero
08-06-2015, 02:23 PM
Yes, I'm aware that many here no longer hold this company in high regard, but I'll share anyways. Emirates careers website has removed all references to hours with regards to hiring FOs. They now say that one only needs an ATPL and ICAO level 4 English to apply.


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N4185Q
08-06-2015, 02:57 PM
Yes, I'm aware that many here no longer hold this company in high regard, but I'll share anyways. Emirates careers website has removed all references to hours with regards to hiring FOs. They now say that one only needs an ATPL and ICAO level 4 English to apply.


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I just got a thanks but no thanks e-mail from them citing the same 2000 hour multi crew jet minimum even though their website says ICAO ATPL. I'm a little short of the 2000 multi crew jet time but, I have international Boeing experience and thought that might be competitive. Maybe they're just testing the field of candidates to see what's out there now?

ShyGuy
08-06-2015, 04:34 PM
Emirates is notorious for having unpublished minimums. Back in 2011 I had an offer to come to the one-day assessment in ATL but it was rescinded once they saw my jet time was on a jet weighing less than 30 tons. I was on the CRJ-200 and that is under 30 tons, whereas the CRJ-7/900 is over 30 tons and they said that would be perfect to interview.

They may have removed hourly requirements from the website but it is extremely likely they still have their own unpublished hourly minimums.


fatbus
08-07-2015, 06:59 PM
They are slow to react to the obvious . Lower the requirements on the web site to see what they can get. Rumour is TP guys in the new year. Keep updating is all I can say for now .

Kapitanleutnant
08-12-2015, 08:13 AM
Or…. As one American to you others, just bypass this airline altogether!!! It is simply horrible conditions with no recourse if you feel you've been wronged. I have 96 hours this month…. flying all over the world, thru more time zones than I can keep track of, day time/night time combinations. US carriers don't know the real meaning of fatigue…. They tell you 42 days entitlement for leave each year? Nope, they'll only give you 30 and tell you the law only requires them to give 30. Some of us have not had leave in over 7 or 8 months…. with 95 hours month after month after month!!!! It's just unsustainable.

Guys.. just take my advice and stay away. Even you RJ guys, after a year of doing all night turns, you'll understand. I know a US 330 captain in my neighborhood and he told me 2 weeks ago that he has gone 6 months straight with only 8 days off per month and only 2 layovers.

EK guys commonly do the equivalent of an SFO-BOS-SFO all night turn around with only 2 pilots…. leaving "SFO" at around 0300 arriving back in "SFO" around 1300! Trust me… this is real. These are scheduled every night!!

Feel free to PM me.

K

PILOTGUY
08-20-2015, 03:45 AM
I know I am usually singing the "good" side of EK, but listen to Kap peeps. I recently flew with a brand new, just finished his upgrade to captain on a 380 flight. He would leave tomorrow if he had a job offer elsewhere. Keep in mind the 380 is the "good schedule" fleet.
Until there is a substantial pay raise AND improvements in QOL, this place is gonna struggle for pilots.
just some food for thought.

Grumble
08-20-2015, 06:12 AM
Or…. As one American to you others, just bypass this airline altogether!!! It is simply horrible conditions with no recourse if you feel you've been wronged. I have 96 hours this month…. flying all over the world, thru more time zones than I can keep track of, day time/night time combinations. US carriers don't know the real meaning of fatigue…. They tell you 42 days entitlement for leave each year? Nope, they'll only give you 30 and tell you the law only requires them to give 30. Some of us have not had leave in over 7 or 8 months…. with 95 hours month after month after month!!!! It's just unsustainable.

Guys.. just take my advice and stay away. Even you RJ guys, after a year of doing all night turns, you'll understand. I know a US 330 captain in my neighborhood and he told me 2 weeks ago that he has gone 6 months straight with only 8 days off per month and only 2 layovers.

EK guys commonly do the equivalent of an SFO-BOS-SFO all night turn around with only 2 pilots…. leaving "SFO" at around 0300 arriving back in "SFO" around 1300! Trust me… this is real. These are scheduled every night!!

Feel free to PM me.

K
Next time you're in the US on an overnight, just stay.

ilsbird
08-20-2015, 09:54 AM
I did see on the website and on this forum, that they have removed the hour requirement and even the aircraft type. I know they required jet time. I only have turboprop time on the Saab 340 and Dash 8 but based on their website, they have not specified jet time so im assuming as long as one has a ATPL. One qualifies to apply.?

Natca
08-20-2015, 01:36 PM
4000 total with md80, medium jet and large turbo prob time. Got a tbnt due to low total time and low efis time. Obviously they are finding lateral movers, good luck you just burned this guy from applying again.

Kapitanleutnant
08-24-2015, 01:47 AM
Grump…

Already done it. I've resigned! Moving on to another FAR better expat airline in Europe as a 777 captain!! Down to my last month and a half and it's a TON of bricks of the proverbial shoulders.

Kap

badflaps
08-24-2015, 04:22 AM
Grump…

Already done it. I've resigned! Moving on to another FAR better expat airline in Europe as a 777 captain!! Down to my last month and a half and it's a TON of bricks of the proverbial shoulders.

Kap

Do you come out with anything other than last month paycheck?

Mythbuster
08-24-2015, 02:40 PM
Grump…

Already done it. I've resigned! Moving on to another FAR better expat airline in Europe as a 777 captain!! Down to my last month and a half and it's a TON of bricks of the proverbial shoulders.

Kap

Turkish? Congrats on the escape!

Sniper66
08-26-2015, 09:18 AM
Or…. As one American to you others, just bypass this airline altogether!!! It is simply horrible conditions with no recourse if you feel you've been wronged. I have 96 hours this month…. flying all over the world, thru more time zones than I can keep track of, day time/night time combinations. US carriers don't know the real meaning of fatigue…. They tell you 42 days entitlement for leave each year? Nope, they'll only give you 30 and tell you the law only requires them to give 30. Some of us have not had leave in over 7 or 8 months…. with 95 hours month after month after month!!!! It's just unsustainable.

Guys.. just take my advice and stay away. Even you RJ guys, after a year of doing all night turns, you'll understand. I know a US 330 captain in my neighborhood and he told me 2 weeks ago that he has gone 6 months straight with only 8 days off per month and only 2 layovers.

EK guys commonly do the equivalent of an SFO-BOS-SFO all night turn around with only 2 pilots…. leaving "SFO" at around 0300 arriving back in "SFO" around 1300! Trust me… this is real. These are scheduled every night!!

Feel free to PM me.

K



How is life at Turkish? Are you done training ?

Kapitanleutnant
08-26-2015, 08:33 PM
Get a nice Provident Fund (EK retirement) to add to the last paycheck. It's not bad...

You have to give a 90 day notice period for resigning at EK so I'm still in that looooong process. It's nothing like just giving 2 weeks at your carriers. You have to close accounts, tv, internet, phone etc and receive a clearance letter from those companies that you've accomplished this lest you have money taken out of your final pay.

I start for the European carrier late this year.

K

Rajialamr
08-26-2015, 11:06 PM
What is the age limit for f/O,s

the turtle
08-27-2015, 04:22 AM
Get a nice Provident Fund (EK retirement) to add to the last paycheck. It's not bad...

You have to give a 90 day notice period for resigning at EK so I'm still in that looooong process. It's nothing like just giving 2 weeks at your carriers. You have to close accounts, tv, internet, phone etc and receive a clearance letter from those companies that you've accomplished this lest you have money taken out of your final pay.

I start for the European carrier late this year.

K


Congrats, Kap!

How are you dealing with the provident fund cashout, in regards to taxation?? I've been wondering how to do it myself

Sniper66
09-04-2015, 12:24 PM
Congrats, Kap!

How are you dealing with the provident fund cashout, in regards to taxation?? I've been wondering how to do it myself




Are you on your way back to the U.S.

Where too? Legacy or Low cost ?

atpcliff
09-04-2015, 05:10 PM
A few yrs ago they had an unpublished FO max age of 50-something.

Kapitanleutnant
10-19-2015, 09:46 AM
The rule is… pretty simply, you owe tax on it. Was recommended to me to just pay what I owed and sleep better at night in doing so. (on the street with other homeless people since I'll have nothing left!!! :-)

But that's the IRS rule….

K

Gillegan
10-19-2015, 04:32 PM
The rule is… pretty simply, you owe tax on it. Was recommended to me to just pay what I owed and sleep better at night in doing so. (on the street with other homeless people since I'll have nothing left!!! :-)

But that's the IRS rule….

K

If you claimed your part of the provident contributions as income for the year earned, you've already paid tax on that. Same if you claimed the company contributions as income - I didn't at the time because the company had been known to withhold/not pay on occasion so that became income in the year of the payout. The difference between contributions and payout would be capital gains so a slightly lower rate on that part of it. Never-the-less, it was a big check to Uncle Sam (and painful).

Whip Whitaker
10-29-2015, 04:46 AM
For what its worth, leery of a big tax bill I did inquire to the company about keeping my money in the Provident Fund after I leave. The idea being that instead of a large lump sum payout(and painful tax bill) I could keep my money in the Provident Fund and withdraw it in small amounts hopefully reducing the tax payout.

I was told that this was possible under the following conditions:

1. Minimum fund value of USD200k.
2. 10 years scheme service (time in scheme).
3. Company approval.
4. You must be allowed to hold these funds under the laws of his country or residence/domicile.

Now obviously I am still at EK and I have not done this yet or consulted a tax advisor. Just food for thought.

Additionally, I concur with what Gilligan says about claiming company contributions as income. I was told that as well by a tax advisor.

ilsbird
11-08-2015, 03:27 PM
I will be attening a AeroCrew Solutions job fair next week in FLL. I see Emirates will be attending and this is my first job fair and first time talking to an overseas airline. Has anyone experienced what Emirates team at the fair are looking for and what do they ask? Is it a actual interview or just a formal introduction and telling more about Emirates and life of a pilot there.



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