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I'm really not sure why so many people think a legacy is the end all be all. I've done it all and find working conditions and the general treatment of airline professionals to be very lacking in the usa and still declining. Bean counters despise us and that treatment of disdain is hard to tolerate these days after all the sacrifices given back so management can continue their climb up the corporate ladder. Personally, I'd rather be working for a company where I can drive to work, or be driven in this case, fly a trip with individuals from a diverse background, and enjoy the company of young, attractive and energetic cabin crew who enjoy their job instead of grannies bitching all day that someone wants a refill of their drink. I'll continue doing it until something better catches my eye but having to think about fighting for a jumpseat to get to work on an oversold flight and stay in a crap airport hotel on reserve does not appeal to me in any form. Expat life can be a great experience. And I don't have to listen to a bunch of fox news babble and obese doomsday preppers talking about guns and ammo all day.
Spot on.

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The whole industry is crap really...world wide....I would rather be in a place where I could greet my loved one with a large hug and a kiss and not get arrested...in the same citynwhere the bars are infested with hookers...where a car accident is blamed on the offender...and not the non-emirati...that being said..one's chances of being car-jacked here is nil...your kids probably won't get killed in a school shooting...so one weighs the good and the bad....while ALPO is a bit of a toothless tiger, it is nice to know you won't get fired for a minor fender-bender or close call even before you get back to base...or some bearded idiot get you deported by filing a false police report you flipped him off...just because he doesn't like infidels in his country....it's all a matter of personal choice isn't it now...
 

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The whole industry is crap really...world wide....I would rather be in a place where I could greet my loved one with a large hug and a kiss and not get arrested...in the same citynwhere the bars are infested with hookers...where a car accident is blamed on the offender...and not the non-emirati...that being said..one's chances of being car-jacked here is nil...your kids probably won't get killed in a school shooting...so one weighs the good and the bad....while ALPO is a bit of a toothless tiger, it is nice to know you won't get fired for a minor fender-bender or close call even before you get back to base...or some bearded idiot get you deported by filing a false police report you flipped him off...just because he doesn't like infidels in his country....it's all a matter of personal choice isn't it now...

Mostly correct, but things are improving in the States. Big time retirements coming, and legacy airlines are becoming more profitable and hence more stable due to consolidation. People that looked for greener (or sandier) pastures may be looking back towards the States for those reasons mentioned.


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Mostly correct, but things are improving in the States. Big time retirements coming, and legacy airlines are becoming more profitable and hence more stable due to consolidation. People that looked for greener (or sandier) pastures may be looking back towards the States for those reasons mentioned.


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That still has zero bearing on how one is treated by management goons. And last I checked there was no retirement age for cabin crew. My assessment remains.
 

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That still has zero bearing on how one is treated by management goons. And last I checked there was no retirement age for cabin crew. My assessment remains.
Huh? Which management goons are you talking about? Those management types know huge retirements are coming, and the pay is rising (DL has highest new hire pay in the US legacies) and the contract is a good one. New FARs were just created to combat fatigue. Has that made it over to the ME yet? How about those 2 man turns to India from all of the Gulf capitals? No thanks! And it appears you may have younger Cabin crew, but still need permission at some Gulf Carriers to marry them? Say what??? That's Fantastic, NOT!!! Is the ruler your Dad? Do you ever have to surrender passports too? Hmmmm.

Your assessment is way off.


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And it appears you may have younger Cabin crew, but still need permission at some Gulf Carriers to marry them?
At least they're worth marrying. Or even just looking at, for that matter.
 

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Management goons that sack and deport you for having a dinner in a public restaurant with the "wrong" cabin crew....
 

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At least they're worth marrying. Or even just looking at, for that matter.
You are seriously miserable. Quit the "Debbie Downer" attitude and maybe you'll attract some good ones here in the States....


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Doesn't sound like Emirates or Dubai.

Do you live in Saudi?
Yeah, nothing weird ever happens in the ME.... It's just like Kansas, except a lot nicer cars....... Riiiight. No favoritism or "interesting" laws.... Nah... Nothing to see here, move along (with permission), move along...



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You are seriously miserable. Quit the "Debbie Downer" attitude and maybe you'll attract some good ones here in the States....


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Point me towards some, if you get a chance. She has to be less than twice my age, I won't budge on that.
 

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Point me towards some, if you get a chance. She has to be less than twice my age, I won't budge on that.
Aren't there some at RAH??? How about the "hotties" at your Dayton and Syracuse layovers? Come on now! Go to a "Tilted Kilt" or a Hooters if you need to stare....


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Huh? Which management goons are you talking about? Those management types know huge retirements are coming, and the pay is rising (DL has highest new hire pay in the US legacies) and the contract is a good one. New FARs were just created to combat fatigue. Has that made it over to the ME yet? How about those 2 man turns to India from all of the Gulf capitals? No thanks! And it appears you may have younger Cabin crew, but still need permission at some Gulf Carriers to marry them? Say what??? That's Fantastic, NOT!!! Is the ruler your Dad? Do you ever have to surrender passports too? Hmmmm.

Your assessment is way off.


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Umm.. Never been hassled for dining with a table load of hotties or walking around town holding hands and never surrendered my passport or needed permission for anything. The booze flows strong and parties go late in the night in the expat scene just like anywhere in the West. Don't knock it till you try it.
 

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Umm.. Never been hassled for dining with a table load of hotties or walking around town holding hands and never surrendered my passport or needed permission for anything. The booze flows strong and parties go late in the night in the expat scene just like anywhere in the West. Don't knock it till you try it.
Yeah, tell that to the ton of guys leaving all 3 Gulf carriers back to better times at home. Do you have a lot of parties? Outside parties? I bet you don't. Kissing the chicks at the big Mall? I bet you don't. Telling an Emirate' he is full of it after his car cuts yours off? Bet you don't. Are you the "big cheese" over there? No, no you're not. But, enjoy it! You must have pizzed off someone here in the States......


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Yeah, tell that to the ton of guys leaving all 3 Gulf carriers back to better times at home. Do you have a lot of parties? Outside parties? I bet you don't. Kissing the chicks at the big Mall? I bet you don't. Telling an Emirate' he is full of it after his car cuts yours off? Bet you don't. Are you the "big cheese" over there? No, no you're not. But, enjoy it! You must have pizzed off someone here in the States......


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I take it, you're the "big cheese" at DL?
 

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No need to be the big (fat) cheese Guv. I live my life just as have done everywhere I've lived, and enjoy it to the fullest. As do my colleagues. Any day of the week there is something to do, somewhere to go, and someone to screw without paying for it. Sorry that's not how it works in the land of the obese. We enjoy a pretty good life here as expats and while certainly not perfect (where is?) it's absolutely nothing like you think it is. Good day sir.
 

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Btw.. I've been to several parties hosted by Emiratis that make the Playboy Mansion look like a Mormon church on Sunday. Sorry you haven't been invited yet.
 
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