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Old 5th Sep 2012, 23:46
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smoke screen

with the timely announcement of the shark-fin ban cushioning the news, standby for a salvo from the left.

divided we stood, united we fell.
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Old 6th Sep 2012, 02:55
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I believe there the basing review is coming out on friday.
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Old 6th Sep 2012, 03:37
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Why is the basing review process and results more secretive than the iPhone5?
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Old 6th Sep 2012, 03:46
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The iphone 5 with a bit of vasaline will hurt less than the base review!
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Old 6th Sep 2012, 05:43
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with the timely announcement of the shark-fin ban cushioning the news, standby for a salvo from the left.
WTF has basing got to do with Shark Fin???
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Old 6th Sep 2012, 05:53
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Good before the Bad.

asianeagle,

Put down your bowl of shark fin soup then read this:

Cathay Pacific bans shipping of shark products - CNN.com

Isn't is better to have good news out the day before you give bad? It's all about public perception.

OK, now finish your soup.
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Old 6th Sep 2012, 06:42
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The issues of shark's fin and shafting based pilots are mutually exclusive. The public couldn't give a rodent's bottom about the welfare of the flight crew.

As I have stated previously, it is a 'psy-ops' legal and industrial tactic to announce bad news on Friday afternoons.

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Old 6th Sep 2012, 08:06
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Red face

A little off topic maybe (like there is one)

Just a reminder, there are only 2 days left to donate to the charity sale for underprivileged icadets living in the Tung Chung ghetto.
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Old 6th Sep 2012, 08:22
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At least the CX 2012 karaoke contest is going ahead as planned and will be fairly contested now that ex-based crews will also be allowed to participate.
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Old 6th Sep 2012, 08:41
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Come on, guys.

Really, how bad could it be?

- Closure of all freighter-only bases?
- "Adjustments" to passenger bases?
- Assessment and review of the expat entitlement scheme?
- Sign (CoS08/RA65/no-more-bypass) or be fired for all CoS-99ers?

There's no way they'd try anything like that on.
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Old 6th Sep 2012, 09:59
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There's no way they'd try anything like that on.
HAHA, you've just made my day with that satirical piece of humor.
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Old 6th Sep 2012, 10:31
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S. Losar does not like expat conditions. The ground expats have been in the crosshairs for the past few years, I guess the rest are next on the radar.
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Old 6th Sep 2012, 11:07
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The he should lead by example, and surrender his expat benefits first.
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