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CX flights leaving Hong Kong set to cost up to HK$652 more as fuel ....

Old 28th Sep 2018, 16:02
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CX flights leaving Hong Kong set to cost up to HK$652 more as fuel ....

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...set-cost-hk652
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Old 28th Sep 2018, 18:46
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Well their greed shows through yet again . Personally if I were a passenger I would take my business elsewhere .They screw up with the fuel hedging and the CAD permits CX to gouge the passengers

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Old 28th Sep 2018, 20:13
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I tend to travel on CX when I get a chance to go home to visit the family in HK.

I feel ashamed having to ask for salt and pepper.....
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Old 29th Sep 2018, 04:43
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Originally Posted by schweizer2 View Post
I tend to travel on CX when I get a chance to go home to visit the family in HK.

I feel ashamed having to ask for salt and pepper.....
You have to beg for salt and pepper and employees get an "Inclusivity Policy" along with forced "Unconscious Bias " courses.
I do have a bias, it's aimed at incompetent directors and managers who are incapable of managing costs and overheads and then are allowed by the HK government to arbitrarily ad the cost of their incompetence to passenger tickets..



#RunForTheDoors it's the only answer.
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Old 29th Sep 2018, 09:10
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You have to beg for salt and pepper and employees get an "Inclusivity Policy" along with forced "Unconscious Bias " courses.
I do have a bias, it's aimed at incompetent directors and managers who are incapable of managing costs and overheads and then are allowed by the HK government to arbitrarily ad the cost of their incompetence to passenger tickets..



#RunForTheDoors it's the only answer.
CX is not the only company to take advantage of a weak local government. Most international companies are saving what they can and deploying to Singapore as a safe haven for thier funds.
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Old 30th Sep 2018, 02:13
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Extra charges

HK Airpor Authority is also wanting to charge a fee for "each" piece of baggage !!!

This is what you get from CX and its "wholly owned" profit sucking subsidiary..

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...ght-red-handed
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Old 30th Sep 2018, 06:27
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HK Airpor Authority is also wanting to charge a fee for "each" piece of baggage !!!

This is what you get from CX and its "wholly owned" profit sucking subsidiary..

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...ght-red-handed
Market forces will prevail. If HKIA become too expensive then there are alternatives for both local and international pax.
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Old 4th Oct 2018, 12:57
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Originally Posted by betpump5 View Post
Higher prices (whether its the company's fault or not) needs a relative increase in service quality to keep customers happy.

We have had a declining service and product over the past 5 years (some may argue longer).
A review on the new business class. Mid flight snacks now on the main course menu. Tiny packets of popcorn served in a bowl as snacks. Breakfast without pastries and yogurt.
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Old 4th Oct 2018, 16:53
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Bit of a worry when the Salmon is "slightly fishy"!!!!!
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Old 4th Oct 2018, 22:43
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I feel ashamed having to ask for salt and pepper.....
I have only ever travelled in Business Class with Cathay Pacific and I have to say that I was quite surprised that they didn’t supply salt and pepper with the meal.
Even more demonstrative of the penny pinching cutbacks was the shortage of the “snack” options available between the normal meal services.
I enjoyed one of these nice snacks during our flight from Hong Kong to Europe and later on when I thought I might have another one, I was told you’ve had yours and there’s only one per person!
On a 13 hour flight, one snack per person when I’ve paid over $7,000 AUD for the ticket!
But it got even better when my wife asked for another bottle of water and they had to take her empty bottle and re-fill it from their larger bottle!
Additionally, I had to change seats on 2 of our 4 sectors as the lie flat bed on the Boeing 777’s were in such poor condition, it was extremely uncomfortable to sit in, let alone lie down.
But then just last week I received an A4 sized glossy booklet from Rupert Hogg telling me how great Cathay Pacific is.
Maybe instead of wasting money on shit like that, they could just invest it into their product and then their customers will do their advertising for them.
At this point in time, I’m looking at any other airlines that honour Asia Miles. Cathay Pacific are sending me to their competition and they’re too belligerent to even notice!
But hey, they’ve saved 50 cents by not providing salt and pepper so that should earn somebody a bonus!
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Old 4th Oct 2018, 23:32
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Sadly Dan, the CEO wouldn't care. He's got a nice smile but the same rotten, outdated and destructive mindset (that's what eventually happens when your entire senior ranks are brainwashed from the same incestuous OxBridge nursery school). Bullwinkle sums up the state of things quite nicely in the cabin. It's become an embarrassment over the years. Now the same rot is setting into Flight Ops, and let's just say you can sense there's a bit of "salt and pepper" starting to go missing there as well. CX is done, and most of us who work here certainly sense it, if can't quite get themselves to acknowledge it yet. Give it time.... (personally, i'd purchase stock in the SCMP and local papers, as the day is coming they will have a headline to sell a LOT of papers...just saying).
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Old 4th Oct 2018, 23:35
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Flew back from London the other day. Last row of J. Both meals, when they got to the back of our section, there was only one selection left. Really pleasing for all the paying pax sitting around me. In many airlines, they start one meal service from one end, and the second meal service from the other, thereby assuring that each pax gets at least one meal of their choice. Too difficult for CX I suppose.
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Old 4th Oct 2018, 23:49
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Originally Posted by mngmt mole View Post
Sadly Dan, the CEO wouldn't care. He's got a nice smile but the same rotten, outdated and destructive mindset (that's what eventually happens when your entire senior ranks are brainwashed from the same incestuous OxBridge nursery school). Bullwinkle sums up the state of things quite nicely in the cabin. It's become an embarrassment over the years. Now the same rot is setting into Flight Ops, and let's just say you can sense there's a bit of "salt and pepper" starting to go missing there as well. CX is done, and most of us who work here certainly sense it, if can't quite get themselves to acknowledge it yet. Give it time.... (personally, i'd purchase stock in the SCMP and local papers, as the day is coming they will have a headline to sell a LOT of papers...just saying).
I remember the 'wife and kids in the back' test. I honestly think the day is coming where (knowing what I know) I'd say 'no' to the entire operation. Not quite there yet, but I really see this as coming.
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Old 5th Oct 2018, 03:22
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I remember the 'wife and kids in the back' test. I honestly think the day is coming where (knowing what I know) I'd say 'no' to the entire operation. Not quite there yet, but I really see this as coming.
Faster than you think Slasher, faster than you think....
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Old 5th Oct 2018, 17:01
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Originally Posted by mngmt mole View Post
Flew back from London the other day. Last row of J. Both meals, when they got to the back of our section, there was only one selection left. Really pleasing for all the paying pax sitting around me. In many airlines, they start one meal service from one end, and the second meal service from the other, thereby assuring that each pax gets at least one meal of their choice. Too difficult for CX I suppose.
Out of the question. ISD is so outdated in it's thinking it's embarrassing and in what other airline is ISD a toltally separate empire to FOP ? None.
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