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Emirates

Dubai, UAE

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QUICKTAKE
  • Started BOS service and will start ORD service Aug 2014. 
  • Rostering (Crew Schedule) limits you to no more than 5 days off in a row during any month. 
  • Received Step Increase in May 2014 (Approx 3%) but no pay raise
  • Daily 777 service DFW-Dubai, SEA-Dubai, and IAD-Dubai
  • Aircraft on order: A380: 55; B777-300ER: 63; B777F: 5
  • Emirates pays all utilities to a cap 32,000 Dhs/year per villa, but does not provide monthly utility billings to pilots
  • US destinations: SEA, SFO, LAX, DFW, IAH, JFK, and IAD
  • Salary is tax free up to $97,600 for US citizens (2013)
  • You are not allowed to fly over time. If you try to swap into overtime the system will reject it
  • Flying on day off pays $176 for the callout
  • Pay is increased by a minimum of 3% every May 1st, depending on company's profit
  • Salary is tax free up to $95,100 for U.S. citizens (2012)
  • Provident fund: 12% of basic salary thru year 10; after year 10, 15%
  • Housing: if married, pilot receives a villa; married, no kids: 3 bedroom condo; single: 2 bedroom condo or you can opt out of all housing and get approx $3,000 USD/month
  • This page last updated: December 12, 2014 (Fleet, Hiring, Pilots)
PILOTS
Total: 3728
Active: 3728
Furloughed: 0
UNION
None listed

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FLEET
777-300ER: 99
777-300: 12
777-200LR: 10
777-200F: 11
777-200: 9
A340-500: 9
A340-300: 4
A330-200: 21
A380: 57
DOMICILES
DXB
HIRING
Is Hiring?: Yes

Hiring. Emirates jobs page.

Three year training bond, $36,000.

Starting FO basic pay is AED 25,420 (approx. $6,900/mo.), plus flight pay.

New joiners eligible for a villa, will no longer get a villa, but a townhouse. Existing pilots living in villas are being evicted and moved to townhouses.

Maximum rostered is 5 but you can swap for two more. Absolute limit is 7 days off in a row. Maximum is 15 in calendar month. Housing Allowance: Cpts: $4,375/month FO's: $3,900/month Flight

Average monthly flying hours are 90 hours, no minimum days off, peak times for EK ops 12 midnight to 0400. A lot of back side of the clock flying


IAD, BOS, ORD are all 3 pilot operations with a "legal" duty period of 22 hours


EK Raises New-Hire Bond to 5 yrs / $45,000 USD

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Emirates PAYSCALES

CAPTAIN PAY SCALE (Monthly)
Year
ALL     
10 10548     
9 10240     
8 9942     
7 9652     
6 9371     
5 9098     
4 8833     
3 8576     
2 8326     
1 8084     
FIRST OFFICER PAY SCALE (Monthly)
Year
ALL     
10 6761     
9 6761     
8 6761     
7 6761     
6 6564     
5 6373     
4 6188     
3 6007     
2 5823     
1 5663     

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PAY NOTES
[Figures converted from UAE currency at $1 USD = 3.68 AED]

**Corrections to payscale**: 1st yr FO: $6,890; 1st yr Cpt: $9,914.

Above salary does not include flight time pay (FO: $12.22/flight hr; capt: $16.26/flight hr).

Most junior captain hired: Nov 2008 (777)

Retirement:
Provident Fund pays cash benefit at end of service.

Pilot must contribute 5% of base pay (vested 100% immediately).

Emirates contributes an amount equal to 12% of base pay (50% vested after 5 years; 100% vested after 7 years).

Company contribution increases to 15% after 10 years.
PER DIEM

Per Diem is based on 3 meals local currency, in the hotel after discount

RETIREMENT

401K:

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401K Matching: Yes

A/B Fund:

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Other:

After 5 years, a pilot can receive 75% of company contributions to the Provident Fund (not 50% as previously written). At the 7 year point, the pilot will receive 100% of all contributions from the company.