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  1. I just came back from DXB on EK during that trip I talked with a FA that had been on another flight of mine. They told me the same thing that recruitment was down to a dribble and that some pilots are leaving, mentioning American pilots going back to the US to fly US metal. They did not particularly like that. Business is down according to them. Oil is big reason.

    It’s still a great carrier to fly and much better than any US metal especially DL

    One thing I will be happy to see is their adding premium coach product. Hoping for a good price point down the road when my professional travels diminish and points used up.

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