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Massive infections in HK

Old 27th Jan 2020, 15:10
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Originally Posted by lucille View Post
Nah! Itís just the end of the Singhavirus.

Or maybe the Kung Flu?
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Old 27th Jan 2020, 18:24
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Why are you asking on that question on here?
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Old 28th Jan 2020, 06:15
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So considerate to offer free healthcare to foreigners with the coronavirus.

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Old 29th Jan 2020, 10:27
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Thank you so much, you guys pay for it - free healthcare, good job.
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Old 31st Jan 2020, 02:31
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On top of all the civil unrest thatís been impacting Hong Kong for months and killing route profitability as people have deferred holiday and business... now comes the coronavirus...

Me and my colleagues fly to Europe on CX ex AUS (preferred corporate carrier) every few months and I was surprised to see our company put out an announcement the other day not allowing even transiting through HK...so pretty much stopping all travel on CX.... I wonder how many other corporates are taking this very cautious approach.

CX must really be hurting now... if they hadnít had a tough enough past 6 months.
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Old 31st Jan 2020, 06:53
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Bookings down 46% for Cathays, 31 % for Hong Kong Airlines.
Before the onset of the corona virus.
Now, all bets are off.
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Old 31st Jan 2020, 08:00
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Originally Posted by safelife View Post
Bookings down 46% for Cathays, 31 % for Hong Kong Airlines.
Before the onset of the corona virus.
Now, all bets are off.
Sounds strange to say, but Iím nervous about how quiet things have been from CX Management. Most of the time, they are unrelentingly painting a negative picture. Now? Almost nothing other than nearly meaningless trivialities. I think CX is in big trouble. If the Corona virus is the real deal, I think it might be over for CX. The Chinese and perhaps others will get to pick at the carcass. HKís reputation is badly damaged. That has lasting consequences for CX.
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Old 31st Jan 2020, 09:04
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Originally Posted by cxorcist View Post
Sounds strange to say, but Iím nervous about how quiet things have been from CX Management. Most of the time, they are unrelentingly painting a negative picture. Now? Almost nothing other than nearly meaningless trivialities. I think CX is in big trouble. If the Corona virus is the real deal, I think it might be over for CX. The Chinese and perhaps others will get to pick at the carcass. HKís reputation is badly damaged. That has lasting consequences for CX.
Sadly you may be right. There are plenty of major international carriers serving HK and the major mainland carriers can easily take up the slack on domestic routes if required possibly with government assistance.
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Old 31st Jan 2020, 11:33
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Sadly you may be right. There are plenty of major international carriers serving HK and the major mainland carriers can easily take up the slack on domestic routes if required possibly with government assistance.

italy just banned flights from HK...
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Old 31st Jan 2020, 11:52
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other countries will block all people who come from China/HK whatever nationality you are, All Block. Good Luck pilot in HK. I'm sure people still in HK will be not allowed to leave HK. Good on you
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Old 31st Jan 2020, 16:08
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With Hong Kongís refusal to fully close borders with China, what do you think will happen to Hong Kong and itís Airlines as more people in Hong Kong become infected and the world realises that people, including the Chinese hopping the border, potentially carrying the virus can easily come through Hong Kong to get across the world? Italy has just announced a ban on flights to and from Hong Kong and other counties will soon follow suit. Flights in and out of Hong Kong will come to a screeching haul, the airport will pretty much close shop, and all involved will be well and truely F-ed. Good luck to us all.
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Old 31st Jan 2020, 18:39
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Spoke to a friend of mine associated with the UK CAD today. He said that HK not shutting borders will prove to be a death knell. As the above post correctly surmises, once an article is published by an international news organisation commenting that free transmission of the virus is possible into HK, the territory will be considered as "dangerous" as the rest of China. Might as well turn off the lights at that point. CL is going to prove to be the worst, most destructive "leader" in HK's history. I doubt this will end well. If CX management have any sense of the growing storm, they and all other big business leaders in HK should immediately meet with her and insist on closure of the border. A few more days and it WILL be too late.
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Old 31st Jan 2020, 19:04
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US Flights

Breaking

United, American & Delta will suspend ALL flights to/from mainland china !!!!

https://www.usatoday.com/story/trave...se/4620989002/
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Old 31st Jan 2020, 23:58
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It's easy to say close the HK border with China, but there's a couple of significant points.
Firstly, a lot of fresh food, and I use the term 'fresh' with a degree of caution, come from the mainland, which can lead to food shortages in HK. And secondly, we need to be mindful of which large Capital City north of here that makes the REAL decisions about such things.
I'm not saying the border doesn't need shutting, it does to people, and should have been done last week.
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Old 1st Feb 2020, 00:33
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Ahhh no, the NOTAM I read included Hong Kong Macau and Taipei....
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Old 1st Feb 2020, 01:55
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Ahhh no, the NOTAM I read included Hong Kong Macau and Taipei....

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Old 1st Feb 2020, 02:21
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Originally Posted by cairnsflyer View Post
They banned flights from China. HK was excluded from that.
Yeah, not true

Travel advisories

Updates on flights between Italy and Hong Kong

Latest update: 01 Feb 2020 9:45 HKT (GMT+8)

Following the suspension of flights between Italy and Hong Kong ordered by aviation authorities in Italy, all Cathay Pacific flights from/to Rome and Milan on 1-3 February have been cancelled. We will be be in touch with affected passengers to make alternative arrangements. Passengers are advised to check their latest booking arrangement via Manage Booking.

We will provide more information regarding our flights between Italy and Hong Kong as soon as possible.
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Old 1st Feb 2020, 05:15
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And because of Schengen, completely pointless. Someone can just fly via another hub...
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Old 1st Feb 2020, 05:52
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... unless the rest of the EU join Italy. In which case, we’re stuffed.
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Old 1st Feb 2020, 06:16
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Originally Posted by main_dog View Post
... unless the rest of the EU join Italy. In which case, weíre stuffed.
it will be very soon, don't worry.
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