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Lupus in the Middle East Airlines Forum forum Posted:  03/04/2013 at 10:33
Hi guys

I have been off to forum for a while due to being unwell. I have recently been diagnosed with Lupus and just wanted to know if that would prevent me from working for Emirates. If you have read any of my posts, you will know that emirates is my dream job, but I also know that its stringent upon passing the medical. I haven't been able to find any information about Lupus and being cabin crew and just wandered if anyone could shed some light on this with regards to emirates or any other airline.

Any info would be much appreciated,

Thank you
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To retry Emirates' Assessment day in the Middle East Airlines Forum forum Posted:  06/04/2013 at 15:53
You can attend an open day wherever you live now. If there isn't one, you can just apply on-line for a specific assessment day or you can just make a general application here:


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From Qatar airways to Emirates in the Experienced Cabin Crew forum Posted:  16/09/2013 at 14:21
yes - you have to wait a year to apply to emirates from the time you leave qatar
no - Emirates doesn't have any rules about marriage like Qatar
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what airline do you wanna work for? in the Wannabe Cabin Crew forum Posted:  03/09/2012 at 16:39
Its similar to emirates in terms of the culture, I love the uniform lol, I like that its based in UAE, I like the benefits and working conditions. I think they are a great employer and would be as happy there as I would be with EK :)
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Interview Questions in the Interviews forum Posted:  01/07/2012 at 20:17
from what i keep seeing, qatar wont take you with a tattoo. I suggest you either have it removed or apply elsewhere. Im having mine removed for emirates.
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Before Applying for Qatar Airways in the Middle East Airlines Forum forum Posted:  07/07/2012 at 11:42
As a journalist, I have known about Qatar and the way they treat their staff having been contacted by a Qatar flight attendant while working at the BBC last year. It's such a shame because they have everything they need to be an Emirates or Etihad, but are causing their own downfall. In a nutshell:

1) There will come a time when they struggle to recruit from western countries. Word gets around and people soon realize that the negatives outweigh the positives. But maybe that's what they need to see before they start making changes.

2) I agree with some people who say that as long as you do your job, you should be fine. But its also clear that little mistakes could lose you that job. That's not a life to lead. Theres too much snitching and watching your back at Qatar. People who are relaxed and well taken care of by a company will always produce the best results. It's too much pressure 'hoping to not get fired everyday' <-- the words of current and former cabin crew. Not mine.

3) People don't realize how rare no-poaching clauses are in normal business. I was used to them in journalism because an influential tv personanility being hired by 'the competition' could have the power to take viewers away from the company he/she left. The vast majority of non-compete clauses are applied in situations where there is a potential for an employee to give the competition an advantage. No disrespect to Qatar, but what do Emirates have to learn from them? Furthermore, cabin crew hop from airline to airline all the time. Between the way things are done, different fleets, different countries, different ways in which they operate, I can't imagine a flight attendant or two would make a sensational impact.Their reasons for applying this clause are pretty transparent.

4) Rarely do you hear of people leaving EK for QR, and when they do, its never in droves.

Personally, Qatar was in my top 5 airlines to work for. But having spoken to so many people, im sad to say the people saying good things are outnumbered by the people saying bad things. And thats the shame.

We want to work for middle eastern airlines. We want to live in Doha. We want to wear the uniform and are happy to play by their rules. But we simply ask that we not be slaves.

Personally, Emirates is the dream, and had it not been for the Clause, I would have been willing to give Qatar a shot and applied. But when you look at all the negative things being said by current and former staff, and the way they treat their staff, plus the fact that ill have to wait a year to apply to emirates if i decide to leave them, suddenly its not worth it.

A lot of businesses have the potential to be something great but often bad management decisions are what holds them back. I feel Qatar could be one of those businesses. Furthermore, I believe they look at their employee turnover rates and they know they are messing up, but don't lose sleep over it because there is an influx of eager, bright eyed young men and women the world over who are ready to come on board and put up with anything - particularly those from developing countries.

I just think its a damn shame. I too have worked for a company that treated us well at first, and then turned into Qatar. I went back to visit last year and the personality of the place is gone. There's no sense of family there any more and everyone just comes in, does their thing and goes home. Sure work gets done, but the joy has been sucked out of the place. The company is still a fantastic fortune 500 company on the outside and was even listed in Fortunes 100 best companies to work. Like Qatar, they recieve their fair share of awards and praise. If only people knew.
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Assessments, interviews & start dates in the British Airways forum Posted:  02/01/2013 at 19:46
I applied on the 13th and there are some people who applied on the 11th of December. Thats neither here nor there though because they don't respond by date. They just get your cv when they get it and reply when they do. That could be tomorrow, that could be 6 weeks from now. You just never know.

When virgin opened in June, I applied and got a rejection within 2 days. I have a friend who was offered an interview the day after applying and another friend who didn't even get a response until late august with an invite to an AD in December. We all applied within days of each other. Whatever the system is, we don't know how it works lol

As for the interview, if you go through this thread, you will find LOADS of experiences by other people. They can't give you details like what they were asked and specific things, but you know what to expect - ie the tests and role plays. If they wanted you to be rehearsed they would release more details. They just want to see how you cope under pressure, how you work with other people, how you think on your feet, how efficient you are, if you're listening to instructions and how well you follow them etc and that's stuff you can't rehearse.

Stop listening to people who tell you its hard to get into because that doesn't put you in the right frame of mind when you attend interviews. You don't wanna go in with that sort of negative mentality. Just think of it as any other interview. If you were interviewing for subway or tesco or whatever, what would you do? You;d read up about the coming and practice some interview questions. Same with BA. Concentrate on your appearance, presentation and practice interview questions as theres loads online.

Having tanked an Emirates AD, I can tell you that your fears are far greater than whats actually scary. I would have been fine with Emirates if I hadn't listened to every single person who said it was unattainable and tried to do everything except be myself.

Trust me, you'll be fine if you are just yourself. Remember, BA - like any airline - want to pick the best and want to see your personality. It wouldn't be doing them any favors to scare off candidates with impossibly hard interviews. They are challenging but not impossible.

Just be patient :) Whatever the outcome, you'll be fine. Good luck hunni and let us know when you hear something xxx
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Assessments, interviews & start dates in the British Airways forum Posted:  08/01/2013 at 13:58
I got a thomson AD too but couldn't go due to illness and also not feeling ready after emirates in october. I asked to go back into the Talent Pool so god only knows when they will get back in touch. But like you said, I really want a permanent position and not seasonal stuff so im hoping something happens in the next couple months as I don't wanna find myself applying again.

If BA is all about customer service experience, I will be fine because I have a lot and working with people is the best part of my job - or any job ive ever had really lol

Emirates was the only AD I went to and in hindsight, it makes me a little sad that that was it because being eliminated by my dream airline really tore away at my self esteem and confidence. It's only now that im starting to gain that confidence back and applying.

No, I haven't done any research lol. Basically when I was getting ready for EK, I researched EVERYTHING. I had a wall with post-it notes of interview questions, info about the airline/dubai/cabin crew etc. To this day all that info is floating around my head. After that soul destroying AD lol, I decided that I would never get that invested in any airline until I got an AD for sure. Plus im scared to jinx it lol So ive looked up the fleet and read the odd post here and there but no actual research yet :) Have you? x
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Tattoos in the Middle East Airlines Forum forum Posted:  22/07/2014 at 17:05
Wait till it goes away completely. Emirates do not care that you are having it removed. I have been rejected on that basis. They will tell you to have it removed then reapply.

Have you tried picosure? I had 7 treatments with a normal laser and saw a lot of difference, but after one picosure treatment, the results were amazing. My tat is one session away from being completely gone, and I got my etihad invite yesterday ??.

It's def. worth waiting! xx
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Emirates on hold email for women in the Middle East Airlines Forum forum Posted:  13/06/2012 at 13:24
yeaaaaaaah Pink.. this question is killing me ,,cuz on the emirates group careers site ,,they will keep recruiting till the end of july . .. which means that they r moving .. why then not replying ???
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