Record-Breaking Profits Bring Bumper Bonus For Emirates Employees Who Will Get 24 Weeks Worth of Pay in Profit Sharing – Paddle Your Own Kanoo
Compared to previous years, this is quite the turnaround for Emirates. Imagine getting a bonus of almost half the year’s base wages!
First Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club to Open at Boston Logan International Airport – Miles to Memories
For being associated with “The Club”, this lounge looks rather swanky. I hope it lives up to the images and hype.
UNITED AIRLINES PLANS TO CONFIGURE NEW 787 DREAMLINERS WITH MORE BUSINESS CLASS SEATS – Live and Let’s Fly
I enjoyed flying the premium-heavy 767. I’m all for a high-J 787 as well. More business seats means more business awards, right?
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I find the Emirates bonus to be amazing but I just can’t wrap my head around the math. Doing a quick online check they employ around 108,000 people so let’s say that 100,000 would get this. Figure the average pay is somewhere in the neighborhood of USD$50,000 a year. Obviously pilots get more and baggage handlers get less but 50K seems a reasonable spitball. So about $24,000 per average employee, times 100,000 employees equals about 2.4 billion dollars. That’s the vast majority of earnings, which seems rather high.
Loyalty Lobby shows only about 50,000 employees so my mistake.