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5th Aug 2011, 07:39
Cathay Pacific posted this on their Facebook wall
"We are aware of the existence of the two photos and are reviewing them in the light of reports that they are related to Cathay Pacific.

We have a clear policy regarding conduct by employees that would bring the company into disrepute and we are taking this issue very seriously. Disciplinary action will be taken for breaches of employee code of conduct."

Any idea what this is about? and any website link?


5th Aug 2011, 07:58
One of the photos is front page news in Apple Daily HK newspaper (http://www1.hk.apple.nextmedia.com/template/apple/art_main.php?&iss_id=20110805&sec_id=4104&art_id=15495370).
Google translator doesn't help much, but perhaps you can browse the comments on the FB post. Someone apparently took the picture(s) on the crew resting area in a Cathay flight...:}

5th Aug 2011, 08:14
What is the slogan for Cathay Pacific?

"Now you're really flying"

"Great Service. Great People. Great Fares."

Buster Hyman
5th Aug 2011, 09:11
Well...that's quite a blow for CX's image...

5th Aug 2011, 09:25
Shirley that cant be serious.


5th Aug 2011, 09:37
They are in breach of procedure by ignoring their own safety brief.

"Do not inflate until you have left the aircraft."

5th Aug 2011, 09:39
Blimey. Is that business class only?:uhoh:

Takan Inchovit
5th Aug 2011, 09:59
My airline of choice from now on. :\

Worrals in the wilds
5th Aug 2011, 10:16
It's actually the key component of a very subtle CX advertising campaign aimed at male travellers. I think it blows, myself... :}

5th Aug 2011, 10:31
Is that a cabin crew? Oh man thats a big blow for Cathay (passengers) lol

Lord Spandex Masher
5th Aug 2011, 10:52
Finally proven. Cathay Pacific sucks.

Lon More
5th Aug 2011, 11:04
Shouldn't this be in "Terms and Endearment?"

5th Aug 2011, 11:41
I think I'll fly Cathy from now on. Thats obviously not a crew "rest" area:)

Loose rivets
5th Aug 2011, 11:45
What's the fuss about, they just seem to be blowing up a square black balloon.

5th Aug 2011, 15:05
It's not crew. It was (allegedly) an American doctor and his girlfriend, who were traveling in first class. The breach of procedure Cathay is annoyed about is that the purser (allegedly) allowed them to access the crew rest area:

Claim Cathay Pacific passengers used crew area to join 'mile-high club' (http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-news/claim-couple-used-crew-area-to-join-milehigh-club-20090420-abwo.html)

5th Aug 2011, 15:09
Good to see an airline increasing customer service levels. I'll certainly put cathay number 1 on my preferred carriers list. :ok:

good on you Cathay !

5th Aug 2011, 16:28
It looked to me like she was fastening the seat belt for a passenger. Does somebody have an non-photoshopped piture?


Slasher ?

storminnorman :}

5th Aug 2011, 16:47
"Heathcliff, it's me Cathay, i've come home home now" (courtesy of ms Bush) Possible new advertising campaign following said happenings :}


5th Aug 2011, 17:17
Here's a CX pax who looks so upset you'd swear blind
she missed out on the crew-bunk fcuk of the century.


Christ I'd love to subtitle this! :E

Um... lifting...
5th Aug 2011, 17:35
She's either:

a) someone who missed a funeral.


b) a 2-year-old in a 50-something year old body.

I'm surprised the airport personnel put up with that for so long.

5th Aug 2011, 18:25
They'd just told her she had been bumped and put on a Ryanair flight.

Um... lifting...
5th Aug 2011, 18:46
That being the case, I withdraw my assumptions and submit that her reaction was entirely understandable.

5th Aug 2011, 20:01
My daughter-in-law was refused boarding by Ryanair for a flight to her grandmother's funeral because she arrived ten minutes late (with handbaggage only).

That was several years ago, and she has never forgotten (nor forgiven).

tony draper
5th Aug 2011, 20:16
In the first aid classes my generation went to we were taught to slap a hysterical woman hard cross the face.

Neptunus Rex
5th Aug 2011, 20:59
Try that now Drapes, and you'll get slapped - with a charge of common assault!

How we have progressed.

mona lot
5th Aug 2011, 21:54
Give the guy a break!

He's not the first pilot to be sucked off while on duty.

http://http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Airways_Flight_5390 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Airways_Flight_5390)

Worrals in the wilds
5th Aug 2011, 23:43
Dya reckon one of the shameless LCCs will start charging extra for 'secluded' seats? There would have to be a buck/quid/Euro in it!:}

I actually asked about the slapping thing when doing a Pool Bronze rescue course. The response was along the lines of 'yeah...um...well we don't teach that anymore'. 'But does it work'? I asked. 'Oh sure it works really well but we didn't teach you that, okay'?:}

I've dealt with plenty of tantrum-throwing pax who would have benefitted from a good slap. You get the feeling some of them have never been told No before, by anyone in their entire lives. :rolleyes:

6th Aug 2011, 00:29
He's not the first pilot to be sucked off while on duty.

Hell of a difference between off and out.

7th Aug 2011, 12:11
Cathay investigates 'aircraft sex photos' (http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-news/cathay-investigates-aircraft-sex-photos-20110807-1ihdn.html)

Artificial Horizon
7th Aug 2011, 12:13
Michael O'Leary has already talked about cornering this market!!!!



Noah Zark.
7th Aug 2011, 12:39
It appears to be a re-appearance of that well-known high-wayman, Dick Slurpin. :}

7th Aug 2011, 15:12
^^^I have been told that it was a taken in a simulator,like most pictures of this type.:\

7th Aug 2011, 15:59
WRT the BA 5390 Lancaster incident, I wonder why Steward Nigel Ogden wasn't recognised with an award?
On the flight deck at the time, flight attendant Nigel Ogden quickly latched his hands onto the captain's belt.
Ogden, still latched onto Lancaster, had begun to suffer from frostbite, bruising and exhaustion.
Flight attendant Nigel Ogden suffered a dislocated shoulder, frostbitten face and some frostbite damage to his left eye. First Officer Alastair Stuart Atchison and Stewardess Susan Gibbins were awarded the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air.
Atchison was awarded a 1992 Polaris Award for his ability and heroism.

This is your captain screaming - World - www.smh.com.au (http://www.smh.com.au/news/World/This-is-your-captain-screaming/2005/02/04/1107476802601.html)

7th Aug 2011, 16:50
I have been told that it was a taken in a simulator,like most pictures of this type

so it was only a simulation ?

or did you leave out the letter "T"