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Old 12th Aug 2019, 09:01
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Airport closed

Airport closed. Chaos reigns
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Old 12th Aug 2019, 10:13
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“Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon have been informed by the HK International airport authorities that all departing flights are cancelled today Monday 12th August effective immediately. The cancellation period will extend until the morning of tomorrow 13th August. This is a result of the public assembly taking place at HKIA.”

Customers are therefore advised to postpone non essential travel both today 12th and tomorrow 13th
August.

Issued 16.45 HKT 12th August

The photos of the terminal building are quite impressive if anyone can display them. The incredulous query earlier in another thread about a million headed to the airport may be close to the mark. I hope the architects designed those passenger walkways for 150% occupancy, as that is what they have now...


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Old 12th Aug 2019, 11:18
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So what’s your plan now Rupert, more appeasement?
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Old 12th Aug 2019, 11:34
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Originally Posted by Starbear View Post
So what’s your plan now Rupert, more appeasement?
What’s your plan Starbear. ? Get the PLA in ?
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Old 12th Aug 2019, 11:39
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Any truth in the rumour that "Cathay City" is now known as "Karma City"?
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Old 12th Aug 2019, 11:49
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Is there access to Google, Facebook, etc. in HK, or is it just in China where it is not allowed?
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Old 12th Aug 2019, 12:06
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Originally Posted by Globocnik View Post

What’s your plan Starbear. ? Get the PLA in ?
sadly that is likely with or without continued appeasement.
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Old 12th Aug 2019, 12:25
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Old 12th Aug 2019, 12:50
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Question

Flight Radar 24 displays a couple of recent CX departures ex HKG: 886 to Washington and 935 to Manila.
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Old 12th Aug 2019, 14:09
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Quite a few departures got away and more going later this evening. A lot of arrivals in as well.

its not a complete shutdown.

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Old 12th Aug 2019, 14:42
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Bit of a lie from Authority. Many included 888 are going out. Lots of transit pax that have no where to go.. whilst HKG originating pax can't board.. they will continue some of the schedule with the transiting pax.
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Old 12th Aug 2019, 15:16
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Originally Posted by FreemaninHK View Post
Bit of a lie from Authority. Many included 888 are going out. Lots of transit pax that have no where to go.. whilst HKG originating pax can't board.. they will continue some of the schedule with the transiting pax.
not really a lie... article from the outset said departing flights 'not already checked in'. So if the check-in was/has been completed they can depart. Also if the flight was already airborne/inbound to HKG when the closure was made official, they can continue.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-49317975

Also, flight radar shows some cargo flights departing that aren't passenger dependent.
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Old 12th Aug 2019, 16:34
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Glaringly obvious that none of these protesters (and now the banned/suspended CX Crew and Cabin Attendants ) had the highly successful "exposure" to Merlins Top Driven "Unconscious Bias and Inclusivity" training program crammed down many throat's..

So sad as none of this would be happening !!

#TanksAtTheBorder

Got the T-Sirt now #CXit
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 09:22
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#TanksAtTheBorder


a couple well placed explosive charges could slow that assault!
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 09:46
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[QUOTE=frampton;10543125]Any truth in the rumour that "Cathay City" is now known as "Karma City"?[/QUOTE

Pretty funny if it wasnt so serious.....its is karma though....the same company that runs roughshod over its employees tears up conditions of service and even infamously ran a star chamber to sack pilots...now gets told to shut up and take it.....by someone bigger....slow clap....how does it feel cx management? Not nice is it.
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 13:08
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Is there access to Google, Facebook, etc. in HK, or is it just in China where it is not allowed?
That’s only in China, and a good example of the kind of authoritarian and Orwellian dystopia the protesters fear might be coming.

Full access to the net and all news in HK... at least for now.
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 14:07
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Time to conclude this party is over. As someone else mentioned, there is a bigger bully than CX in town now. Hong Kong will not recover from this, at least not back to what she was. Beijing will ensure a fairly ruthless control over HK going forward, as they can't afford to let HK infect the thinking across the border. The HK Govt has officially lost control, and even now that useless harridan Carrie Lam won't resign. Reminds me of our management. No accountability. CX is finished as we know it. Most of us quietly understand that.
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 15:56
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Cathay does a U turn on staff being involved in protests. Having said that though the company finds itself in an invidious position . It needs overflight rights for China which will be denied if it doesn’t tow the line and do what they are told ,so this is where we find ourselves

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-49322930

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Old 13th Aug 2019, 16:20
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Highly enjoying watching our feckless leader J Coleslaw squirm in the wind. Here is the man who cravenly gave up his US citizenship in exchange for Chinese citizenship a few years ago to curry favour with the mainland authorities, now being effectively targeted by those same authorities for his moronic and unwelcome comments regarding the protestors. How's that worked out for you Mr. Coleslaw? . Now, not only is he considered persona non-grata in China, but he can't even go back "home" to the USA (foreigners to the right, have passports ready...! haha). Live by the sword, die by the sword. It's quite serendipitous to watch our incompetent and morally vacuous managers find themselves on the receiving end of the same abuse they have meted out to their staff for years. Time to pull up a comfy chair and get another bag of popcorn... This should be good. (oh, and how is your share price doing Johny and Roop...? Hmmm, lower than it was 20 years ago, another sign of a successful management). You couldn't make this up.
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 16:35
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Originally Posted by cannot View Post
Cathay does a U turn on staff being involved in protests
It's a bit more subtle than that. What Cathay has said is a dismissable offence is taking part in (or expressing support for) illegal protests. As I understand it, they are still OK with staff joining legal protests (albeit that the chances of the police legitimising any protests through Notice Of No Objection in the near future seems pretty slim).
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