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Old 17th Oct 2014, 02:24
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My favourite Cathay pilot jokes are...

S/O's will leave!! They can't afford a family in HK, mate!

They don't have enough crew.. They [email protected] it up completely.. They grounded flight XXX last week, no crew!!

The training system is about to collapse. They don't have the trainers. We will need XXX new pilots next year, no way we can manage that...



And my ALL TIME FAVOURITE, passed on from generation to generation:

Americans will leave. UPS is hiring.
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 03:07
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So the continually disrupted rosters, all those long hauls leaving with 2 S/Os, all those flights with an incomplete crew on the roster until the day it leaves, those pleading CC calls telling you they've run out of guys on reserve are just a figment of my imagination?

Dammit. I wish someone had told me before I started spending all that imaginary overtime I'm getting every month...
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 03:30
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Yonosoy,

Numero Crunchero did a calculation a while back as to how much money the company saves in paying you overtime vs hiring more crew, paying housing for them, medical etc. Your overtime, up to a point, is saving the company money.

I think it was around 96 hrs, ??????????, so until you average 96 hrs for the year, as does the entire pilot body, yes enjoy your overtime it is a good thing for the company.
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 03:47
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So the continually disrupted rosters, all those long hauls leaving with 2 S/Os, all those flights with an incomplete crew on the roster until the day it leaves, those pleading CC calls telling you they've run out of guys on reserve are just a figment of my imagination?
and yet the show goes on somehow, and no its not because of g day workers, its because they can still manage the roster, however distasteful it may be to some.



Dammit. I wish someone had told me before I started spending all that imaginary overtime I'm getting every month...
can't remember when I last flew overtime, so based on Numero's previous calcs, we still fat with crew…from a company viewpoint that is.
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 05:25
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"We are getting the -8I. It's a no brainer!!!!!"

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Old 17th Oct 2014, 05:29
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"We will get the A380 soon as we need the capacity"

"I'm going into training to make a change from the inside."
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 06:09
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"C H is about to leave"

"S K is gone..."

"They do the roster manually because any automated rostering program is unable to cope due to insufficient crew"
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 06:36
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If we vote no the company will give us a better offer!!

Contract compliance will bring us a better offer.

Contract compliance will grind the airline to a complete halt!

Management is stupid and don't know what they are doing!
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 09:25
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Who ever said SK was gone? He is AT's boss.
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 09:32
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"Safety is our priority"
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 11:26
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It is probably very harmless but it gets said to me EVERY sector however it makes me chuckle :-

" Here is the CAR report for you to sign"

Response every time

"DID YOU SEND IT??"

Once again not a criticism just a funny observation!


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Old 17th Oct 2014, 11:59
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Who ever said SK was gone? He is AT's boss.
If hypothetically one did a random internet search on "Vice President HR Cathay", I wonder what it would return.
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 12:44
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yes...safety is our priority...the best!!!!
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 12:45
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...this is a non assessable sim session....
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 12:56
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" I am sure I am correct in thinking that the leadership team of the HKAOA will be as disappointed as the company team at the outcome of the vote on pay."
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 13:02
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Some SO's did/have and will leave, CX couldn't plug the leak for a while, the count was up to 12 in one month.... That was a couple years back now.

When there's doubt, there is no doubt, just rip it off like a band aid.....
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 13:38
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RA65 will reduce the time to command!

"Any change in retirement age is going to have little or no impact on promotion prospects." (crews news summer 2005 - DFO)

Current command on ASL - approx 1150 - time to command 13 years.

Current CNs 55 and over - almost 300.

Command point if RA55 still in force - 1450 -time to command 9.5years.


We all knew increased RA was inevitable - but really, do they think we were that stupid?
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 15:25
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I will retire with 50 ( SO, 25 yrs ish)

I will probably retire next year ( CN, 55 yrs ish)
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 16:27
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There's no money in Freight
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 17:56
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Yeah everyones pretty current so I'm going to take it...
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