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Old 12th Jan 2021, 05:54
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I think the wives running off with other men is way more interesting than aviation and politics! Some wives or ex's just can't be alone / single for more than 5 minutes, and don't even get me started on DB anyway back to aviation (yawn)
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 07:33
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Wives swinging in DB is the most ridiculous myth about this place ever. Empty promises is all I can say. I was once full of hopes moving there, but all I got was an endless parade of XXL bottoms in Lycra.
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 08:10
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You just never got an invite!

(sorry, I had to do it...)
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 09:25
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Damn you're right I didn't! haha

Oh well off to the next marina I go, plenty fish there
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 17:28
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Sam Ting Wong

Not true. There was an infamous even, where two DB based Dragonair Captains regularly got together with their mutual wives for a bit of rumpey pumpey after their Sunday BBQ’s.

Fast forward a few weeks, and one of the guys took a shine to his mate’s wife more than he should have . The result was two divorces , one couple and two singles .

For the remainder of their KA careers, the two captains were met with ridicule and sniggers every time they went to work. The cabin crew loved it !
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 21:12
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Swinging and aviation date back to the mid 1900s where it is alleged to have been a common practice in the US Air force before pilots deployed overseas. Later on, the large military bases which enabled families to accompany serving personnel on deployments made things easier. Supposedly it helped bonding in the unit and implied that families would be taken care of if husbands were lost in combat.

These two Captains were simply carrying on with aviation tradition.
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Old 14th Jan 2021, 14:53
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Krone

Interested to know what happened to the couple post-KA now
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Old 14th Jan 2021, 18:19
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Are you saying you do not know ? might need to change your name carol
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Old 15th Jan 2021, 04:05
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A very dangerous place is Disco Bay.!
Back in the mid nineties I acquired a single (as in unmarried) FSM and several blissful months ensued until that is a very large bronzed Queensland miner appeared at my door one blissful Saturday evening.
You guessed it -the husband and he was not pleased nor I expect were the 2 kids back in Queensland...........
I had always wondered where she got that slightly crocked front tooth!
There must be a moral to this story but I cant exactly pin it down other than perhaps beware of FSMs bearing gifts.
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Old 16th Jan 2021, 07:36
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Hmm.. sounds familiar. Sign or you’re fired.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-...ijing/13063076
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Old 16th Jan 2021, 09:22
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So shall we mention GFS?

These are civil servants, members of the disciplined services, and many of them hold foreign passports, whilst working under an employment visa.

Does HKG have enough locals with the correct experience, qualifications, ability, and passport to competently operate?
This is before we look at the backgrounds of many of those who work there, and this is an entity that has now been sanctioned as 'a military end-user.'
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Old 16th Jan 2021, 10:26
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It is the

It is the responsibility of the Hong Kong Government to facilitate the replacement of foreign nationals, in all occupations , by Hong Kong Permanent ID Holders.
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Old 16th Jan 2021, 10:48
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Yet BH, a permanent HKID holder is not necessarily an HKSAR passport holder.

If still a foreign passport holder how can one pledge allegiance to Hong Kong?
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Old 17th Jan 2021, 01:36
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veryoldchinahand

Most of us married blokes are familiar with the wife’s suspicions of what we must be getting up to with the cabin crew, however it was quite interesting to see it from another point of view during a company get together. The cabin crew brought along their husbands and boyfriends, and we handsome young pilots were getting some dirty looks from them.

The thought of their partners spending time alone in exotic locations with all those glamorous well paid alpha males must have been driving them mad.
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Old 17th Jan 2021, 02:18
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This entire conversation is really not doing anyone any particular favour. Time to put it to bed (intended :-).
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Old 17th Jan 2021, 08:37
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Cool

Originally Posted by krismiler View Post
veryoldchinahand

Most of us married blokes are familiar with the wife’s suspicions of what we must be getting up to with the cabin crew, however it was quite interesting to see it from another point of view during a company get together. The cabin crew brought along their husbands and boyfriends, and we handsome young pilots were getting some dirty looks from them.

The thought of their partners spending time alone in exotic locations with all those glamorous well paid alpha males must have been driving them mad.
Yes, I totally agree and those of us on the prowl these days(!) would do better to scope the maid rather than the cabin crew. Not like how I remember it was in western countries long time ago. Nevertheless lets dream on about the good old days when many lovely girls became cabin crew in the hope of hitting it off with an airline captain or a flight engineer.

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