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Caring airline again!

Old 4th Sep 2014, 19:37
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Caring airline again!

Two Cathay passengers, a cop and a pharmacist, covered in vomit and blood, worked on a heart attack victim (another passenger) for two hours, whose heart stopped 38 times, and who lived, only to be "thanked" by Cathay like this:

"Cathay Pacific did not respond to repeated requests for comment from the Star, but the men say the gratitude they felt on the Beijing tarmac — passengers and crew applauded them to their seats — didn’t extend too far. After initially promising a comfy, rewarding upgrade to first class on their trip back home, the airline offered just one premium seat, Goomber said.
So the heroes of flight CX825 flew standby back to Toronto, with the newlywed Li in a seat with a broken TV."

How about we pilots buy the two of them Business Class (First Class not available on that route) round-trip tickets on Air Canada from Toronto to Hong Kong? Only HK$50 per pilot...

Full article:

Heroes in the sky: Toronto pharmacist, cop save heart attack victim on trans-Pacific flight | Toronto Star

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Old 4th Sep 2014, 19:50
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Our PR department gotta be one of the most useless in the world...this could have been turned into a great story about these three heroes, the airline and our product...but the mill owners always know better...
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Old 4th Sep 2014, 20:42
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What is with Cathay? 30 years ago I really, really, aspired to fly for them. I thought if I could make it there..well I had made it. Now, it just seems to be falling apart.
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Old 4th Sep 2014, 21:55
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It's china there's no word for "free" which extends to Hong Kong.

Secondly CX is waiting to see if they can get away with it, after bad PR they will make a feel good how awesome is CX statement bla bla bla
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Old 4th Sep 2014, 22:32
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We work for some of the worst people on the planet. They would rather have that passenger die than give something away for free.
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Old 4th Sep 2014, 22:56
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There is a possibility, that for the flight in question, the premium classes were already full. Let's not ruin a good CX bashing story with the truth.
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Old 4th Sep 2014, 23:44
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I'll put in 100Hkd toward their tickets, where do I send the cash?
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Old 5th Sep 2014, 00:45
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Silber,

I think that's the long version of saying that...

CX suffers from poor leadership, from the 9th floor all the way down.

Ours is a management's airline, not a leader's.
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Old 5th Sep 2014, 01:34
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pasa001, stand by...

Maybe one who is more skilled than I can see if we can turn this into a PR win for the pilots in HK. For example, get the SCMP to publish a story that the Cathay pilots, despite having had no cost of living increase in their salaries for many years, and because their employer doesn't value these hero passengers, just like it doesn't value its pilots, are all chipping in to buy two hero passengers tickets!
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Old 5th Sep 2014, 02:56
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'Our PR Department' ??
That's funny!!
Can you imagine the drama and arse-covering trying to release 1 'Premium seat' let alone 2. The nature of the beast!
Unbelievable.
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Old 5th Sep 2014, 03:02
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It's the little things that count
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Old 5th Sep 2014, 04:44
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How about we pilots buy the two of them Business Class (First Class not available on that route) round-trip tickets on Air Canada from Toronto to Hong Kong? Only HK$50 per pilot...
How about we stop covering up management's mistakes and instead we help accentuate them so that we can promptly get them removed, therefore winning the war instead of the battle?

Mindset, complete, and change are some of the words that come to mind when I think of my fellow Cathay pilots.

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Old 5th Sep 2014, 05:52
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I think giving these guys some money or plane tickets would accentuate that WE are the caring ones.

I've set up a fund for them. HK$50 from each Cathay pilot (1,440 views of this thread so far in just a few hours) would buy Mr. Goomber and Mr. Li a round-trip Business Class ticket on Air Canada from Toronto to Hong Kong.

You spend HK$50 on a beer in Wan-Chai. Just think of how much more your HK$50 would do in this case. How about when the press gets hold of it?

http://www.youcaring.com/other/goomb...ro-fund/229372

If you really need to find out who I am, you can, and you can donate with confidence.

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Old 5th Sep 2014, 06:34
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Old 5th Sep 2014, 06:46
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Silber,

"Follow these guys into battle"???

Swires don't even know what battle is. These clowns have never fought for more than another dollar or pound against third world labor, suppliers, and consumers.
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Old 5th Sep 2014, 07:29
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Old 5th Sep 2014, 07:34
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Not Hiding, full marks for this. My only question is what currency is the web site denominated in US or HK?
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Mill Worker, mine was processed in CAD.
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