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Old 02-26-2018, 06:19 AM   #1  
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Default Heading for Dubai on Thursday

Iím heading to DXB on Thursday for an interview with Emirates.

Resume submitted 2/9. A few emails back and forth, and 2/22 offered an interview.

Fingers crossed. Will let you know how it goes.
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Good luck in the interview process. You will enjoy living overseas. It really opens your eyes to the world.
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Iím heading to DXB on Thursday for an interview with Emirates.

Resume submitted 2/9. A few emails back and forth, and 2/22 offered an interview.

Fingers crossed. Will let you know how it goes.
Did you apply to any of the other ME3? Have you read the EK threads on PPRUNE? If you have not, I highly recommend having a look at the threads.
I work for one of the ME3 and EK would not be on my list of options for consideration.

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Iím heading to DXB on Thursday for an interview with Emirates.

Resume submitted 2/9. A few emails back and forth, and 2/22 offered an interview.

Fingers crossed. Will let you know how it goes.

Are you an U.S. citizen?

Why any U.S. pilot would go to Emirates now is beyond comprehension. The airline lost over 10% of it's pilots in attrition (not retirement) last year. No sane pilot who has the right to work in the USA should go to Emirates now.

As someone who worked at Emirates for 11 years and who used to advocate pilots going there (during the lost decade), I know what I am talking about.

I would not even recommend it as a stepping stone now because of the onerous bonds they impose on a pilot.
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Are you an U.S. citizen?

Why any U.S. pilot would go to Emirates now is beyond comprehension. The airline lost over 10% of it's pilots in attrition (not retirement) last year. No sane pilot who has the right to work in the USA should go to Emirates now.

As someone who worked at Emirates for 11 years and who used to advocate pilots going there (during the lost decade), I know what I am talking about.

I would not even recommend it as a stepping stone now because of the onerous bonds they impose on a pilot.
Well said.
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Are you an U.S. citizen?

Why any U.S. pilot would go to Emirates now is beyond comprehension. The airline lost over 10% of it's pilots in attrition (not retirement) last year. No sane pilot who has the right to work in the USA should go to Emirates now.

As someone who worked at Emirates for 11 years and who used to advocate pilots going there (during the lost decade), I know what I am talking about.

I would not even recommend it as a stepping stone now because of the onerous bonds they impose on a pilot.
Five year bond, but time goes quickly.

I am a friend of Alan Stealey, whom Iím sure you know if you were at Emirates for 11 years. Alan has suggested that Iíd be well served by doing 5+ years at EK, and then coming back to the USA and have my pick of jobs. Thatís what has made me interested in EK.
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For what it's worth, right now you do have your pick of jobs in the US to some degree; opportunities are wide open. In five years, the world may be a different place.

In my experience, while working overseas, you don't exist to anyone in the US. That is, send all the resumes you want, and they won't get a fraction of the attention given to someone who is actually living in the US at the time. It takes breaking free of the sandpit and returning stateside to convince the hiring free world that you still breathe.
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Good luck with everything.

I cannot speak to Emirates specifically, but I have been out of the U.S. for several years now and can speak to being an expat.

You may find that you lose your desire to ever move back to the States. I have reached a point where I cannot see myself ever residing in the States again. I have a classmate, not a pilot, who has lived in the UAE for two decades now and he plans to live the rest of his life there. I have another friend from college who moved to Taiwan almost ten years ago and says he is never going back to the U.S. either. So you may surprise yourself and find a place in the world that fits you well.

This is something I cannot emphasize enough - there are many potential tax and financial pitfalls as an American working overseas. Make sure you become familiar with FATCA and FBAR requirements. Understand the ins and outs of them and do not take them lightly. The U.S. has stepped up enforcement of the penalties for violations in the past few years. Some of the expat tax tricks that you could get away with a few years ago are now being caught. There was some hope that the recent tax reform might lessen or do away with all of those issues, but they were un-touched. Do not skimp when it comes to hiring a tax professional who has expertise in working with expat Americans. Please, for your sake, take that advice seriously.
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Five year bond, but time goes quickly.

I am a friend of Alan Stealey, whom Iím sure you know if you were at Emirates for 11 years. Alan has suggested that Iíd be well served by doing 5+ years at EK, and then coming back to the USA and have my pick of jobs. Thatís what has made me interested in EK.
Thought you were heading to Connie's place, since you are chummy with him as well.........???????

All I can say is, any friend of Alan will be welcomed with open arms by all of us here at EK.

Keep trolling!
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[QUOTE=Lugar;2538087]Five year bond, but time goes quickly.

I am a friend of Alan Stealey, whom Iím sure you know if you were at Emirates for 11 years. Alan has suggested that Iíd be well served by doing 5+ years at EK, and then coming back to the USA and have my pick of jobs. Thatís what has made me interested in EK.[/QUO

You just love dropping names. I love reading your posts on APC. Hilarious!
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