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How times have changed.

Old 20th Sep 2021, 13:17
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visa renewal

I'm sure many on here would like to wish Noboloco all the best for his upcoming visa renewal.
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Old 21st Sep 2021, 06:16
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Not an issue because I already have PR
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Old 22nd Sep 2021, 02:47
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Fake News

So just to get this straight. You are saying "greed is a typical HK mentality", which is already preposterous enough by itself of course, but then this comes out of the mouth of someone WHO MOVED ACROSS THE PACIFIC TO LIVE IN HK FOR THE MONEY ( AND ONLY FOR THE MONEY).

You are really funny.
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Old 22nd Sep 2021, 02:55
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Exactly, the only reason why expats came to HK was for the money only. Let's not have any illusions about that one. The only people who will join CX in the future on COS18 are Saffers, locals and low timers.
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Old 22nd Sep 2021, 05:51
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Interesting. So it's not the local culture ( greedy, your words),nor the money.

I know! Is it the training department? The climate maybe? No, wait, I got it... it's the quick command, right? 😂
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Old 22nd Sep 2021, 06:20
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Oddball77

Been true for a while now. It used to be the $. POS18 was OK for a misfits and the low timers.

Get current, get out. This will not last forever. There will be a boom.
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Old 22nd Sep 2021, 06:26
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Fake News

Me neither I found the UK depressing. I actually like living here. It’s a good place to travel from (once covid gets fixed), it’s safe, the food is good as is the weather and I like working with the local guys n gals.
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Old 22nd Sep 2021, 09:24
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noboloco

how to get pr?
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Old 22nd Sep 2021, 09:28
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spend7 years in Hong Kong. Might be difficult at the moment 😕
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Old 22nd Sep 2021, 09:30
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Maybe not, I hear 7 years might be the new required quarantine time.
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Old 22nd Sep 2021, 09:56
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Thank you for that chuckle, I needed it..
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Old 22nd Sep 2021, 10:45
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Yeet, my longest stay was 29 hours layover.
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Old 23rd Sep 2021, 11:57
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A third rate city with a third rate airline with third rate pilots, what could possibly go wrong.
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Old 23rd Sep 2021, 12:13
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Oddball77

Actually yeah, expats came to Hong Kong because of the money but also the lifestyle. We had it all, mega houses in Sai Kung, boats in Hebe haven, Skiiing holidays in Canada or Europe all expenses paid, kids in the best boarding schools in the world free of charge of course, travel funds, quick commands, top class hotels for overnights, Aviation Club for debriefings, pretty much a free pass on the streets, got to fly with like minded aviation enthusiastic professionals, laughs, we had a lot. Long gone, enjoy.
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Old 23rd Sep 2021, 18:20
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It is difficult to imagine an airline that has fallen so far from what it once was. The bottom has not been reached yet (hull loss), but sadly I have no doubt that day is coming as well. All the above represented what was once the best career in aviation. The Swires benefited from the reputational accolades that were a result of a highly motivated and dedicated workforce. They have squandered that, along with the opportunity to have remained one of the worlds top airlines. Only the name is the same, but it is a shell of what it once was.
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Old 23rd Sep 2021, 19:25
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What deja vu and the mole said. Couldn't agree more.

Cathay is but a mere stinky husk of it's former self, and best avoided, lest you catch something from it. It's toxic. Best left to rot in it's festering hole and move on in my humble opinion.
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Old 24th Sep 2021, 04:38
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From the DFO: "over the past 24 months we have shown who we are"
They certainly have...

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Old 24th Sep 2021, 07:55
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That DFO update made me want to puke
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Old 24th Sep 2021, 12:55
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BabyYoda

Post of the month. Beautifully put.
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Old 25th Sep 2021, 12:23
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“It takes more intelligence to build than to burn”. The DFO et al, are starting large scale forest fires

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