Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > PPRuNe Worldwide > Fragrant Harbour
Reload this Page >

And so it begins...

Fragrant Harbour A forum for the large number of pilots (expats and locals) based with the various airlines in Hong Kong. Air Traffic Controllers are also warmly welcomed into the forum.

And so it begins...

Old 19th Jan 2022, 02:56
  #141 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: sierra village
Posts: 468
If true, then may be wise to avoid hotpot restaurants until this new source of protein drys up.
lucille is offline  
Old 19th Jan 2022, 03:05
  #142 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 242
I sincerely hope the dog that resides downstairs from me, and seems to wake up hungry at 3am every morning, is diagnosed with covid! I'll gladly do a week at PB just to shut that mutt up forever!
Max Reheat is offline  
Old 19th Jan 2022, 06:30
  #143 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2021
Location: UK
Posts: 11
Why not just send the hamsters to Penny's Bay?
Diogenes. is offline  
Old 19th Jan 2022, 07:54
  #144 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2022
Location: hongkong
Posts: 2
despite all being said, i think u aussies in CX deserved what happened today
tanchekming is offline  
Old 19th Jan 2022, 08:23
  #145 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: somewhere
Posts: 249
”Kill the Hamsters!” If the Chief Executive of Hong Kong accidentally stumbles into the real world she will have to acknowledge that there citizens with enough intelligence to realise the true farce her administration has become. Are her actions for the health of the population? No! If it were then vaccination would have been a priority ,or even compulsory. Are her actions for the benefit of the population? No! Her actions are destroying the economy of Hong Kong and people are losing their jobs. It seems to be much more about control. It has even become accepted that her administration can take you and your family from the safety of your own home and incarcerate you all in a state run concentration camp at Penny’s Bay for any incursion , such as shopping at a pet shop for instance. Madness.
kenfoggo is offline  
Old 19th Jan 2022, 09:40
  #146 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2021
Location: Afganistan
Posts: 74
This just confirms that Curry Lamb is the devil in disguise.
Cury Lamb is offline  
Old 19th Jan 2022, 10:53
  #147 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Gerloz
Posts: 666

MENELAUS is offline  
Old 19th Jan 2022, 11:04
  #148 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: In someone pocket
Posts: 1,190
I guess the government has been listening and watching The Simpsons.

"Lisa, if you don't like your job, you don't strike! You just go in every day and do it really half-assed."

AND for the patriots of the city...in central. Three little sentences will get you through LEGCO term.

"Number 1: Cover for me. Number 2: Oh, good idea, Boss! Number 3: It was like that when I got here." Homer Simpson ----well these three points will get you through life..anyway..

Last edited by jetjockey696; 19th Jan 2022 at 11:19.
jetjockey696 is offline  
Old 19th Jan 2022, 13:03
  #149 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Sussex-West
Age: 58
Posts: 305
Originally Posted by kenfoggo View Post
Jn14:6= showing your age there! Hamble closed an age ago. All the graduates I know of are long since retired. Happy days! Go well, stay well!
Still a handful at Big Airways
No longer ATC is offline  
Old 19th Jan 2022, 14:51
  #150 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 1998
Posts: 126
The Hamble Hampsters were always great to fly with...it was a good era at CX.
mngmt mole is offline  
Old 19th Jan 2022, 15:02
  #151 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Gerloz
Posts: 666
What. ? Even Jonny 5 knots. ???
MENELAUS is offline  
Old 19th Jan 2022, 15:35
  #152 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 1998
Posts: 126
Well...there was the odd exception...!! :-)
mngmt mole is offline  
Old 19th Jan 2022, 22:19
  #153 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2021
Location: UK
Posts: 11
Originally Posted by mngmt mole View Post
The Hamble Hampsters were always great to fly with...it was a good era at CX.
OMG! Can somebody please had me a sick bag?!!
Diogenes. is offline  
Old 19th Jan 2022, 22:23
  #154 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2021
Location: UK
Posts: 11
please hand...
Diogenes. is offline  
Old 19th Jan 2022, 23:25
  #155 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 1998
Posts: 126
It's ok...every generation has it's own outlook. Back to TikTok...
mngmt mole is offline  
Old 20th Jan 2022, 04:40
  #156 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2021
Location: Afganistan
Posts: 74
Perhaps a bit dramatic, but nonetheless some interesting facts about the debt repayment.

Like we say in chinese: 世界上冇免費既午餐
(there’s no such thing as a free lunch)




https://www.executivetraveller.com/n...is-running-out

Last edited by Cury Lamb; 20th Jan 2022 at 05:22.
Cury Lamb is offline  
Old 20th Jan 2022, 06:54
  #157 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: HK
Posts: 96
Originally Posted by Cury Lamb;[url=tel:11172435
11172435]Perhaps a bit dramatic, but nonetheless some interesting facts about the debt repayment.

Like we say in chinese: 世界上冇免費既午餐
(there’s no such thing as a free lunch)




https://www.executivetraveller.com/n...is-running-out
cury lamb

Classic
respect 😂

what are your views on the female freighter star?
are you just as obsessed?
JMock is offline  
Old 20th Jan 2022, 08:29
  #158 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2021
Location: UK
Posts: 11
Originally Posted by mngmt mole View Post
It's ok...every generation has it's own outlook. Back to TikTok...
'Back to TikTok'?! How dare you, you arrogant old fool?! Come on then! Tell the World why it was so wonderful, flying with the ‘Hamsters’, and not so wonderful flying with Cathay’s own cadets.


For those who don’t read ancient history, the ‘Hamsters’ were British Airways ab initio cadets who got their CPL at a flying school called Hamble. They had no war stories to tell because they were civilians and they weren’t ex-Annset either. Indeed, they weren’t even Austranauts and hadn’t droned around the outback like Sky Gods of the Dreamtime! A direct background comparison of the so-called ‘Hamsters’ would be Cathay cadets, except the Hamsters were exclusively white, male, A-Scalers. And its the word ‘exclusively’ that you should take note of.

I flew with a couple of Hamsters myself, and as I recall, they were indeed gentleman of the highest calibre. It’s a shame the same couldn’t be said of the A-Scalers in general. I put it to you Mole that you look upon those halcyon days because you fantasise that the Hamsters were somehow a reflection of yourself, but the sad fact is, pilots of 'my generation' won’t need to be reminded of the story of Narcissus gazing lustfully into his pool. At least Uncle Rod got one thing right, the A-scalers were just a bunch of ‘millionaire morons’. His words not mine, but then again he never flew with the A-scalers. I would have said the A-scalers were just a bunch of 'sad, spiteful, multi-millionaire, misogynistic, masonic malcontents', who were only ever interested in feathering their own nests. Nests, which by the way, were already the most highly feathered nests since archaeopteryx. They took, took, took and gave nothing back to their junior colleagues but contempt. And the archive of this very forum is a comprehensive testament to that fact.

There is now a very real prospect of Cathay failing. Literally thousands of good men and women out of a job through no fault of their own. Young professionals who put an application in to Cathay in good faith, and who had every right to expect to treated as fellow professionals. But, irrespective of whether Cathay fails or not, it’s already over. Cos18 is already a reality, and the blame for that abomination can be laid firmly and squarely at the feet of the A-scale leadership, or lack there of. Don’t blame the Swires, they’re just a bunch of dopes who couldn’t organise a piss-up in a brewery. All the Swires ever did was take advantage of A-scale greed and cowardice. The only strategy that the A-scalers ever employed to defend their COS was to be nasty to their junior colleagues in the beleaguered hope that enough would resign to bother the Swires. Well, how did that work out Mole? Proud of yourself? Were you one of the more than 50% of the A-scalers who deserted the AOA when you had to put your hand in your pocket? The A-scalers broke the Union, not the Swires. The rest is now history.

Cathay Pacific, founded in 1946 didn’t employ Hong Kong pilots until 1989, and only then because it was becoming politically untenable. Women weren’t employed until some time in the mid to late nineties, and most of the trailblazers subsequently resigned because of the treatment they received, FROM THE A-SCALERS. To this day, Cathay doesn’t employ a single pilot from North of the border, and I only use the word ‘border’ because it happens to be closed at the moment. 'One country, two systems’ is now dead! Hong Kong is now China and, as always, Cathay is wayyyy behind the times, not in small part because the A-scalers tried so desperately to maintain Flt-ops as a closed shop. Cathay was never a professional outfit; it was nothing more than an old boys flying club. And, it hasn’t maintained the highest failure rate this industry has ever seen because it has high standards. Cathay has the highest failure rate because it has NO standards! The trouble with ’standards’, (look it up in the dictionary), is that if applied consistently and fairly, ’standards’ can always be met through hard work, dedication, and professionalism, at which point the gatekeepers lose control. In Cathay ’the cream doesn’t rise, sh!t floats’.

The Titanic has already sunk and it had an A-scaler at the wheel when it went down, supported by his minions in C&T. If it ever reemerges it will only be because the Chinese see fit to dredge the carcass up from the deep, melt it down, and transform it in to something totally unrecognisable. But why bother?

My heart truly goes out to all those dedicated professionals who now find themselves caught between a rock and a hard place. Hang in there. There’s life after Cathay.

What a tragic story?!
Diogenes. is offline  
Old 20th Jan 2022, 09:01
  #159 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2020
Location: AUS
Posts: 29
Well...... That escalated a little.
ToCatLady is offline  
Old 20th Jan 2022, 09:12
  #160 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Gerloz
Posts: 666
Well he is a Greek cynic who eschewed manners and preferred telling it like it is. Or was.
Although having known plenty, and been an A scaler at one time, I think his comments are well wide of the mark.

Last edited by MENELAUS; 20th Jan 2022 at 10:45.
MENELAUS is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.