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11th Aug 2020, 15:22
Replies: 38
Views: 14,833
Posted By Cpt. Underpants

Green...Cathay is on the cusp of furloughing...

Green...Cathay is on the cusp of furloughing hundreds of current aircrew, possibly as many as 1000. Cathay management has shredded all existing industrial agreements, a very bad sign, and bases...
27th Jun 2020, 04:21
Replies: 32
Views: 16,118
Posted By Cpt. Underpants

Legend. Enjoy your days off Oggi. It’s been a...

Legend. Enjoy your days off Oggi. It’s been a pleasure and a privilege being a colleague and a student of yours.
26th Jun 2020, 14:10
Replies: 161
Views: 97,839
Posted By Cpt. Underpants

How about the SAA “fake licence “ holder who...

How about the SAA “fake licence “ holder who cheated on his exams, and went on to become Chief Of Standards?
19th Apr 2020, 03:57
Replies: 8
Views: 2,385
Posted By Cpt. Underpants

The arrogance of this letter astonishes me. ...

The arrogance of this letter astonishes me.

They've assessed themselves as ready for command, out of seniority and want to be retained despite their employer being on the ropes.

Additionally,...
9th Mar 2020, 18:24
Replies: 67
Views: 41,185
Posted By Cpt. Underpants

With oil at $30-ish a barrel, I'm waiting with...

With oil at $30-ish a barrel, I'm waiting with baited breath for the announcement that Swires have hedged their fuel purchases for the next three years at $80/barrel. All to stabilise the business,...
8th Mar 2020, 08:21
Replies: 19
Views: 6,115
Posted By Cpt. Underpants

Not quite that scenario, but CX did hire DEC's...

Not quite that scenario, but CX did hire DEC's for the freighter (no money in freight) and tried to make FO's many many years senior to the "flotsam and jetsam" fly with them.

The resultant...
6th Feb 2020, 23:57
Replies: 94
Views: 105,343
Posted By Cpt. Underpants

amen A more corrupt, morally bankrupt bunch...

amen

A more corrupt, morally bankrupt bunch of inbred cretins you couldn’t dig out of a Tarantino movie.
15th Oct 2019, 21:11
Replies: 27
Views: 22,537
Posted By Cpt. Underpants

The P fund is neither held by, nor administered...

The P fund is neither held by, nor administered by Cathay
2nd Aug 2019, 07:08
Replies: 18
Views: 12,088
Posted By Cpt. Underpants

My condolences to Ken’s family. An absolute...

My condolences to Ken’s family. An absolute gentleman and a talented aviator that I was privileged to have flown with many times on the 744. Always ready with a smile and banter, he will be missed....
29th Jul 2019, 11:32
Replies: 85
Views: 49,456
Posted By Cpt. Underpants

The upgrade time from SO to JFO is currently...

The upgrade time from SO to JFO is currently about 4˝ years. It's projected to go to somewhere near 7 years.
The tranche of pilots resigning are primarily senior FO's with marketable hours. There...
24th Jul 2019, 09:03
Replies: 85
Views: 49,456
Posted By Cpt. Underpants

As a matter of interest, how long did you wait? ...

As a matter of interest, how long did you wait?
Was that FO B747 to FO A50 or SO B747 to JFO A50?
Just curious. You don't need to be precise or disclose anything that you feel may compromise your...
23rd Jul 2019, 21:02
Replies: 85
Views: 49,456
Posted By Cpt. Underpants

is really the last thing that should concern you....

is really the last thing that should concern you.

The relationship between the whole company and flight crew is shockingly bad, where massive strategic missteps costing billions are habitually and...
24th Jun 2019, 10:47
Replies: 383
Views: 483,236
Posted By Cpt. Underpants

And CX have refused to pay the first payment of...

And CX have refused to pay the first payment of HKD1. 2 billion (for the acquisition of HKE) as HKA have not yet disposed of the 747-400F acquired under "dubious circumstances".

Interesting times...
21st Jun 2019, 16:00
Replies: 29
Views: 24,107
Posted By Cpt. Underpants

Cathay has approximately 3400 pilots

Cathay has approximately 3400 pilots
15th May 2019, 03:54
Replies: 9
Views: 5,982
Posted By Cpt. Underpants

Parc will probably take a commission (from you, I...

Parc will probably take a commission (from you, I suspect) so I’d go to the CX Dragon recruitment websites directly.

I would suggest that you do your homework, beware the Dragon etc yada yada yada...
2nd Apr 2019, 11:03
Replies: 22
Views: 14,753
Posted By Cpt. Underpants

To new joiners thinking about staying in HKG

Food for thought (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47777103)

This BBC article deals exactly with the pollution that plagues HKG every day of the year.

Pay attention to the part...
25th Feb 2019, 14:35
Replies: 42
Views: 37,492
Posted By Cpt. Underpants

No, he's obviously not saying you should stay...

No, he's obviously not saying you should stay away and wait for the tide to turn.
It will never turn (not in your favour, anyway)
The reality is
Low initial salary
Massive training bond...
1st Feb 2019, 14:33
Replies: 22
Views: 16,833
Posted By Cpt. Underpants

They’re fine when they’ve got a bit of time in...

They’re fine when they’ve got a bit of time in the seat.
We all had zero hours OAAT.
Couldnt agree more about the attitude. They’re the ones in the Wendy’s and FourBucks, doing crappy jobs to earn...
8th Jan 2019, 04:44
Replies: 60
Views: 22,204
Posted By Cpt. Underpants

Is it possible that for the first time, the GC...

Is it possible that for the first time, the GC has referred the decision to the membership to soundly vote "no" instead of the usual impasse that CX management consistently blames on an obstructive,...
30th Dec 2018, 00:18
Replies: 12
Views: 4,857
Posted By Cpt. Underpants

Rest In Peace Brian. Tailwinds all the way...

Rest In Peace Brian. Tailwinds all the way friend.
29th Dec 2018, 04:28
Replies: 15
Views: 7,390
Posted By Cpt. Underpants

Outright lie. Time from JFO upgrade to command...

Outright lie.
Time from JFO upgrade to command will be at least TWICE that, if not longer.
Joining to command calculated at somewhere from 15 years to 18 years. Cathay is shrinking, not growing,...
26th Dec 2018, 01:41
Replies: 24
Views: 12,123
Posted By Cpt. Underpants

CX has become dysfunctional in every way. Swire...

CX has become dysfunctional in every way.
Swire (the principal shareholder) has a "management contract" (forced, not voluntary) in which they use CX and CX Dragon as a training ground for their...
20th Dec 2018, 15:10
Replies: 158
Views: 73,845
Posted By Cpt. Underpants

The point is (pay attention now) that hundreds...

The point is (pay attention now) that hundreds (yes, hundreds) are leaving CX and starting with other (possibly) less well-paying jobs in their home countries because MONEY ISN'T EVERYTHING. ...
18th Dec 2018, 21:27
Replies: 35
Views: 15,547
Posted By Cpt. Underpants

Told you it would happen. The “vague undertaking...

Told you it would happen. The “vague undertaking regarding home port bases” has just been published.

Dont fall for it, kids.
12th Dec 2018, 02:27
Replies: 35
Views: 15,547
Posted By Cpt. Underpants

Wait for the "personal appeal" letter in your CMB...

Wait for the "personal appeal" letter in your CMB soon. The jellyfish will try to reason with you on a "personal" basis, invoking (possibly) your family, kids, vague undertakings regarding home port...
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