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24 crew in PB

Old 6th Sep 2021, 05:05
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24 crew in PB

Looks like 24 crewmembers ended up in PB. It is an honor to serve Hongkong public.
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Old 6th Sep 2021, 05:41
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"Looks like" or "I know for a fact"?
​​​​​Kindly share any information.
I know it's a rumor forum, but as Biden says, c'mon man.​​​​​
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Old 6th Sep 2021, 05:43
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Are these related to the 40 yr old male found positive in the Headland at the weekend? Off CX841 too?
And that’s not a rumour.
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Old 6th Sep 2021, 06:35
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Was told the cabin crew were inbound from LAX.
If that is true then this is in addition to 841

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Old 6th Sep 2021, 08:04
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Back to 21 days in quarantine what is circus!

https://amp.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...trikes-aircrew
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Old 6th Sep 2021, 15:22
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If only there were based crew who could fly in and out of Hong Kong...
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Old 6th Sep 2021, 15:29
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Bingo........
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Old 6th Sep 2021, 16:06
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Nah mate, the based crew are so much more ‘agile’ in Hong Kong.

because nothing says ‘agile’ like a 7 day quarantine after a volunteer only extended trip pattern.
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Old 6th Sep 2021, 21:08
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triple7driver

Don't be stupid, we can't have sensible operational suggestions here. Don't you know this is our airline and we will run it into the ground anyway we see fit. Heaven forbid we use based crew or even allow some of our pesky Hong Kong based plebs to take a temporary base overseas for 6 months, that would just be too sensible we can't have that.
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Old 6th Sep 2021, 21:42
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Based crew on return to HKG, after quarantine, are on G days, no re-qualification training. That's how agile they are. Typical CX. One department told to move them back, doesn't talk to another department responsible for getting them back on the line. All along managers pleading for closed loop volunteers. Circus with creepy clowns running it.
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Old 6th Sep 2021, 21:49
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They sent people to join a base a year ago, with the assurance that it would be all right.
Now they’re being sent back even though a smart solution is obvious to the quarantine debacle.

Quarantines are not going anywhere, it is time to stop hoping and start planning for a better solution.

There are still, bases left in two countries, it would make sense to at least trial it to see if it works before they are gone, as well as many of the experienced aircrew.

Cathay leadership will get it right eventually, just always with a lag of about 1.5 years.
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Old 6th Sep 2021, 23:04
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Having left CX what now seems like a long time ago, are the two bases remaining in UK & USA?
if so, are they reviewing them as they did FRA, NZ, Aust and Canada?
What do those still left in CX think will be the outcome for UK & USA bases?

Anecdotally, one hears UK is being “looked at”, but I can envisage they would hold off on closing USA until more crew can convert to the 748 as it seems unlikely, from the outside looking in, that many current US based crew would take up any offer of a return to HK, especially with the US job market opening up.
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Old 7th Sep 2021, 00:28
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The only reason the US bases continue to exist is the majority of the USAOA flies the 747. If CX announced they were "consulting" about the future of the bases, every US based pilot would down tools and the Freighter operation would fall apart overnight.
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Old 7th Sep 2021, 01:35
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US and UK will close. POS18 is the way of the future for CX, just another LCC with Asian labour practices. POS18 might be legal in HKG, it sure wouldn't be in any of the base areas.

If the company had halve a clue reverse roster us out of the base areas. Maybe that will come once all the bases are closed. Company so far has been very careful with each closure to prevent legal challenges.
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Old 7th Sep 2021, 07:26
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Wow, record time set for thread drift.

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Old 8th Sep 2021, 00:18
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So are the rest of that crew really in PB?
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Old 8th Sep 2021, 01:09
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Nobody ended up in PB. They’re being held hostage at the Headland instead.

Wouldn’t surprise me if this was a false/positive as he didn’t test positive for the Delta variant and is the only person to have done so in a very long time.
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Old 8th Sep 2021, 01:45
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Bull*!
There are 28 guys/gals at PB, including 8 pilots!
​​​​​​ CL is really appealing, isn't it?
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Old 8th Sep 2021, 02:18
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I stand corrected then. That’s a lot of microwaves for the AOA to buy.
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Old 8th Sep 2021, 03:40
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No comms from either the union or the company…
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