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Old 29th May 2021, 23:22
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Ahh, but after letting the hand grenade off in their own hand and blowing off the arm that is China focused they realised something. The Dragon brand was pumping in billions in China revenue, how to overcome this, rebrand!

Now in China we are Cathay and people may ask is it Cathay Pacific or Cathay Dragon? How to restore some of your market when you kick an own goal.....spend another billion on a global campaign in a pandemic.

You couldn't make this up.
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Old 30th May 2021, 00:22
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Reminds me of the rebranding of Ansett Australia. First to just Ansett. Then ... wait for it...”Ansett.”. Yes that’s it, they added a full stop after the name. “To make it a statement” if I recall.
That went well didn’t it?
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Old 30th May 2021, 01:36
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Adding the full stop was perhaps prescient.
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Old 30th May 2021, 02:46
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Twin Double Duck Cathay Airlines.
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Old 30th May 2021, 03:12
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If the target was, indeed, the Chinese market, the the change needs to be to the Chinese name. Shortening "Guo Tai" just doesn't work.

I propose Lucky Mega Fortune Auspicious Outstanding Airline (LMFAO for short).
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Old 30th May 2021, 04:12
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Reminds me of Captain Blowjob who singlehandedly killed the multi-million dollar campaign “Service straight from the heart”.
You are legend sir!
Hope you’re still flying!
If you are, you’re probably much better off than if you would have still been in cx.

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Old 30th May 2021, 07:37
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He is and well aware of how much better off than still be employed with “Cathay”.
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Old 30th May 2021, 10:11
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They haven't even finished repainting all the aircraft from the last rebranding...

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Old 30th May 2021, 13:52
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I‘m not interested in Captain BJ, but that awesome flight attendant. She was hot , stockings n garters, just like the “ good ‘ole days “ of flying. Most cx crews are straight jacketed by their conservative upbringings to ever wear such items, seen as demeaning.
Hope she’s well wherever she is.
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Old 31st May 2021, 02:20
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The "airways" term doesn't appear so I gather there's nothing stopping them from becoming the worlds premier purveyor of fine second hand aircraft. Come on down to crazy Augustus's plane sale. A50 for you my friend, special price. It would only make sense given their desire to eliminate flight crew. Actually flying aircraft doesn't appear to be anywhere in their future plans. Move beyond being an airline?
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Old 31st May 2021, 03:37
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It would certainly improve their ‘green’ credentials. Just think of the marketing opportunities; the world’s first ‘emission-free’ airline!
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Old 31st May 2021, 03:49
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Bean counters have estimated a HK$2billion saving from the rebranding.
This saving is attributable to weight savings from removing “Pacific” from the aircraft sides, paint cost savings and the reduction in ink use on other printed materials.
A bonus of HK$4billion will be paid to Directors and Board Members in recognition of the cost cuts achieved in these difficult times.
Flight crew are warmly thanked by the DFO for their dedication and professionalism in relation to said rebranding.
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Old 31st May 2021, 06:15
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Saving on the paint job: sounds like another SILVER BULLET fiasco waiting to happen
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Old 31st May 2021, 14:32
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Captain Dart

Too right!
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Old 1st Jun 2021, 19:37
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Board Votes

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As has always been the case, board votes (incl the 3rd floor muppets) coming from the CX Swire cuckholds stems from the question each secretly asks themselves; which vote brings the largest vig come bonus time? The grandest example being the windfall they all thought they would get from fuel hedging - and the Monaco villa they can “ for sure” purchase with their winnings😳 Oops
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Old 2nd Jun 2021, 08:58
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The deck chairs

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Yes rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. Stock holders and bond holders might take note.
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Old 2nd Jun 2021, 11:13
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'Cathay South China Sea' ?.

Strengthens their case.

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Old 2nd Jun 2021, 11:16
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Curry Lamb

I thought B-HIH was quite attractive.
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Old 2nd Jun 2021, 22:14
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I think it should be renamed “ LUCKY “ lucky we haven’t gone bankrupt
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Old 2nd Jun 2021, 23:38
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Spratly Islands bases on offer? No visa required.
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