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Greater Bay Lodges Application For 100 Plus Routes

Old 26th Jan 2021, 20:03
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Lets get back to cx city & that miserable place. Taken at face value, it looks great, cafes, coffee and an outside garden.

The long walkway was often deridingly called Wan#ers Alley . And you soon find out why. Frequented by Tall, gangly 50 something white males, with stereotypical brit accents, all wearing blue shirts, followed by an entourage of yes sir, me sir boys. Middle and management and hopeless comes to mind.

I always laughed when I saw the lonely sim instructor sat at the headland end coffee shop. Soon they would be surrounded by a circle of pilot puppies, lapping up his morsels of excellence, and how I would program the McDU. McDonalds would be preferable.

A hilarious place.
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Old 26th Jan 2021, 21:53
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A miserable place? Possibly, but I think you haven't been around long enough to realise that most workplaces are "morsels" of something less than pleasure. It is work, after all. At least the place (and other airline offices) always had an air of anticipation of going somewhere or returning, a meeting place if you will. I've spent some time in a financial institution in Central, and there was never anything extra-ordinary about their break room, I can tell you. Same people, day after day.

Added: the biggest difference is that a lot of people at CX City (even those 50+ white guys, or especially them) are actually doing what they genuinely enjoy doing, a passion if you will.
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Old 27th Jan 2021, 12:38
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How many are you doing it for the 'passion'... seriously.
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Old 28th Jan 2021, 07:10
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Yup whatever one thought of it It sure as hell beats being redundant. I can think of 500 odd people who would go back in a heartbeat.
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Old 11th Sep 2021, 19:46
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New Airline coming to Hong Kong

Greater Bay Airlines seems set to be the next airline to start operations in Hong Kong. Story Link: Hong Kong's Greater Bay Airlines: What You Need To Know - Simple Flying

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Old 12th Sep 2021, 00:51
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Are you just a plane spotter? This has been discussed in depth here and is nothing new.

It is going to be a 737 budget carrier with backing from one of the smaller Airlines in China. The same carrier who has promised wide bodies for years but nothing ever eventuated.

It'll give good jobs to those locals and PR who are not employed at the moment but unless they truely ramp up it'll get slaughtered by UO's ultra budget operation.
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Old 12th Sep 2021, 07:20
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Alice Springs bids farewell to three more a/c today, currently enroute to VHHH . One 773, one 77W and a A359. Slow slowly things seem to be ramping up a bit.
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Old 13th Sep 2021, 01:24
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On the surface that would seem accurate but ramping up where? Nobody in their right mind will fly to HK and endure this barbaric quarantine unless they absolutely have to, the rest of the world is getting back to normal and we here in HK are going backwards. I wouldn't be surprised if some or all three of those aircraft are destined for XMN before going back to the lessor.
China's policy is to close off the world forever but open the border with HK. Their is no end game, no exit strategy and the people in charge do not seem to care.
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Old 13th Sep 2021, 06:48
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I'd take a bet those aircraft are coming back for heavy maintenance (could even be an engine needed etc) then either being returned / sold / maybe converted for freight, I'd say 1% chance its for normal passenger service
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