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Old 30th Aug 2017, 13:03
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DUS would not surprise me. Air Berlin is having its fair share of drama, and they are our one world connection partner. CPT, PHL, CLT, MEX, MUC, BER (when open), and SEA are apparently being scouted too.
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Old 30th Aug 2017, 13:17
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Do any of us really care where we fly? We should care what we are paid to operate, no matter the destination. The company loves to dangle 'expansion' and 'new destinations' whenever they are trying to screw us. Over 20+ years of experience tells me so. Don't even get caught up in the discussion of destinations; they are a red herring designed to distract you.
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Old 31st Aug 2017, 00:04
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Originally Posted by Trafalgar View Post
The company loves to dangle 'expansion' and 'new destinations' whenever they are trying to screw us. Over 20+ years of experience tells me so. Don't even get caught up in the discussion of destinations; they are a red herring designed to distract you.

Oh, come one. Don't you feel excited about the opportunity to spend 24 hours in a new airport hotel in the middle of a 30+ hours duty?

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Old 31st Aug 2017, 01:58
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Beat me to it Yonosoy. Maybe Shep can recommend a good 24 hour BBQ Rib delivery for the DFW airport Hilton.
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Old 31st Aug 2017, 03:55
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Probably no Chinatown in Dallas or Fort Worth. On the plus side, you can always go to Chick-Fil-A, except on Sundays. God Bless Texas!!!
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Old 31st Aug 2017, 04:08
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come on YUL do it!
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Old 31st Aug 2017, 08:40
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Originally Posted by Una Due Tfc View Post
Would the 2,600m runway in DUB not be a bit tight?
TODA on 10 is 2850 m which is long enough for MTOW.
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Old 31st Aug 2017, 08:49
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Originally Posted by swh View Post
TODA on 10 is 2850 m which is long enough for MTOW.
And a great VISA-free entry port to the UK post-BREXIT. Hundreds of mainlanders will be queuing up to get on the DUB flight....🤑😡
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Old 31st Aug 2017, 11:44
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Cathay Pacific in the last 30 minutes (after 1700hrs LT 31AUG17) opened reservation for its planned new European service, commencing in summer 2018 season. Planned new service as follow.

Hong Kong Brussels eff 27MAR18 4 weekly A350
CX339 HKG0035 0655BRU 359 x135
CX338 BRU1310 0655+1HKG 359 x135

Hong Kong Copenhagen eff 02MAY18 3 weekly A350 (seasonal service until 12OCT18)
CX227 HKG0110 0630CPH 359 135
CX226 CPH1355 0635+1HKG 359 135

Hong Kong Dublin eff 02JUN18 4 weekly A350
CX307 HKG0050 0645DUB 359 x257
CX306 DUB1155 0705+1HKG 359 x257
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Old 31st Aug 2017, 13:41
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...great....this is much more important than pay, benefits and retirement. I'm heading to Brussels....the chips and mayonnaise will make up for all of that
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Old 3rd Sep 2017, 04:47
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And in a few years when you're told beers have gone out of fashion, they'll pull out of BRU, CPH and DUB and maybe pick another few new exciting destinations.

DUS has money to be made from those pharma giants, it's just CX can no longer keep fooling them with our 'superior premium product' on the 350. EK, EY, NH, SQ fly there too offer way better biz class (and econ for that matter).
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Old 3rd Sep 2017, 09:56
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Soon it'll be 24 hour stays everywhere so hardly worth the hype.
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Old 3rd Sep 2017, 13:39
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Originally Posted by crwkunt roll View Post
Soon it'll be 24 hour stays everywhere so hardly worth the hype.
Ehm, isn't it the PAX who need to be enticed by the destination? Surely you joined to fly...👨*✈️
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Old 4th Sep 2017, 03:12
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Ehm, isn't it the PAX who need to be enticed by the destination? Surely you joined to fly...��*✈️
It's the hype amongst the flight crew I'm talking about. ��
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Old 4th Sep 2017, 14:32
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Originally Posted by Natca View Post
Hearing Dublin to be the right answer not Dallas.
Yep, CX fears competition. Why fly DFW when you'd have to take on AA head to head on the route? Dublin has no service. Neither does Copenhagen or Brussels. All perfect for CX. SEA? Forget about it. Delta's doing it with an A330-200. Far too scary for skittish, little CX! How would a boutique airline like Cathay compete? Nevermind that Alaska Air would love to codeshare on dozens of domestic flights beyond Seattle, as they do with KE and EK.

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