hmmm I would think rolling around on the floor in fits of laughter would be more accurate. Qantas couldn't organise a chook raffle under current management. I would wait for the required approval from local govt. before I put too much of a spin on it, then wait to see where they can find some slots
CX have already said they'll oppose any move by QF to do this on Place of Principle Business laws. They'll win, and this plan, like the others before it from this inept Qantas management will go the way of the dinosaur. I don't think the 9th floor has got much to worry about from Qantas management who said 777's were "old technology", thought flying to less places would attract more customers, and who decided that grounding the airline was positive for the brand.
I don't think upstairs will be ruffled. They will be closely looking at what T&C Jetstar HK pilots will accept. They can then use this amount for any upcoming pay negotiations with Dragon (new D Scale?) or even Cathay. Plus with KFA close to going under, there will unfortunately be a bunch of pilots and cabin crew looking for work.
Well it's a few years away - if it gets off the ground at all - but I agree with Near Miss's comments. This could be the beginning of a cold wind of change blowing through HKG. The CX/Dragon package is still miles above what the rest of the world are having to accept nowadays, and will become unsustainable if a real LCC ever gets a foothold.
That's what has happened all over Europe, and it has ripped pilots T's + C's to shreds there.
You guys in CX have lived sheltered lives up to now.
I hope you have the balls to face down your Management, because I personally would prefer the salary benchmark to be as high as possible. CX high. But I'm looking at your recent history, and I'm not too confident you can really hold it together when the chips are down. And they will be.....
bigbrother: I would wait for the required approval from local govt. before I put too much of a spin on it....
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.....then wait to see where they can find some slots