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Westjet's Christmas Spirit: Class Act!

Old 11th Dec 2013, 15:17
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I'm embarrassed that you tossers have taken a thread that highlights Westjet's fantastic idea and turned into a witch hunt.

I'll guarantee that there isn't one of you that can't watch the WS video and not find yourself with a huge grin plastered over your mug. Enjoy it.
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Old 11th Dec 2013, 16:23
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I actually get tears in my eyes
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Old 12th Dec 2013, 00:15
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That Cx video was absolutely awful to watch
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Old 12th Dec 2013, 00:25
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Another Quantity > Quality.
If you look carefully the whole dance was a messy, same old gimmick. Totally embarrassed! Many of them need to stop eating KFC!
Originality please?
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Old 12th Dec 2013, 00:52
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Poor quality

The quality of the video isn't so good. I don't recognise them.
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Old 12th Dec 2013, 01:26
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I know who one of the FOs is. Canadian, 777, small, full of self importance.

Not sure about the rest of them.
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Old 12th Dec 2013, 02:28
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Why all the shaved heads as well? 3 out of 4!!

At least they had their hands shaken by the DFO!

Lots of touchy feely with the "girls" as well, perhaps that is why they volunteered.
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Old 12th Dec 2013, 02:44
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Westjet Xmas video would never work at CX

The Westjet Christmas surprise would never work at Cathay for the following reasons. Take for example a typical trip from HKG to JFK.

1) The 16-hour block time is not even remotely close to being long enough for Cathay to get it's act together. Have you notice how many years are needed to analyze another airline's linear black-and-white payscale to determine if a raise is needed?

2) With four daily flights, you would think we would have our own ground staff, but no, that would cost too much so of course we outsource them. Do you think BA groundstaff would really give a crap about a CX publicity stunt?

3) When we have a choice of terminal at the airport we stay at, what do you think we choose? Something nice and modern? No, we go as cheap as humanly possible. For those of you not familiar with the baggage claim at our terminal (7) at JFK, just think of the sh*ttiest airport you can think of at some third world country and it's JFK will probably be a little worst. Not quite the festive atmosphere the video would require.

4) What passengers is Cathay going after? No, not your average middle class family with good values anymore. They are going after the gaudy, selfish, me-at-all-costs Mainlander. Seriously, what do you think would happen if presents started coming out of the baggage claim with hundreds of mainlanders standing around? That's right it would be a WWF-style smackdown involving middle aged men knocking over women and children trying to take as many presents for #1. Doesn't matter what name is on it they would play the illiterate card, and they'd probably be telling the truth.

Now that I think about it, I'd actually like to see CX try this. It would get at least twice as many hits as Westjet.
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Old 12th Dec 2013, 03:09
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As I said.. Couldn't be done.
Between the savages from China occupying our seats,
to our myopic mis-management, #cannot
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Old 12th Dec 2013, 03:20
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@iflylow

Love your point 4....."WWF smackdown"!!! Nearly wet myself with laughter!!
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Old 13th Dec 2013, 20:20
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Best video I've seen in a while. Amazing to see how much joy/respect/admiration a little giving and GOOD FAITH gets you in return. When will people work out that you often get more than what you give?
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Old 14th Dec 2013, 02:58
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The West jet vid was priceless and a pleasure to watch...right the way through....but whilst the Cx effort was...we'll just an effort and a somewhat embarrassing one at that, all involved enjoyed it...(animal farm...?) but importantly, all the proceeds went to operation Santa Clause...tho I am unsure how that event would have raised cash as such??!!
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Old 14th Dec 2013, 04:16
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One of the FOs is named in the SCMP article today about the flash mob.
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Old 14th Dec 2013, 05:41
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Did I tell you I cried

That CX video brought tears to mine eyes! Oops, meant the Westjet one!
Bloody Happy Canadians. What's wrong with those people?
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Old 14th Dec 2013, 09:51
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Bet the guy who asked for socks got sick when he saw the other blokes 50"Flat Screen TV!
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Old 14th Dec 2013, 10:55
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A beautiful flash mob in honour of Tata Madiba | Channel24
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Old 15th Dec 2013, 08:05
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To the CX people on this thread, my god, what a miserable lot you are. So glad I don't have to share a cockpit with you guys.
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Old 15th Dec 2013, 08:31
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The Westjet video was a great marketing idea and was certainly pulled off Well done.

Merry Christmas to all.
CZ
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Old 17th Dec 2013, 14:05
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Guptar,
You've really hurt our feelings!
Also, some of us are actually quite nice. Apparently.
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