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9th Apr 2020, 09:31
Replies: 113
Views: 83,650
Posted By Trafalgar

The Coming Battle

I must begin by stating that what I am about to say is strictly my personal opinion, nothing more. It’s fair to say I’ve been wrong on many occasions… Regardless, this will prove a defining moment in...
7th Apr 2020, 18:50
Replies: 35
Views: 18,396
Posted By Trafalgar

CX requires a complete cleansing...

Considering the current dire situation, and the resultant grounding of most of the fleet, perhaps it's time to have a wholesale rethink of the airlines structure, policies, and in particular, the...
4th Apr 2020, 16:23
Replies: 98
Views: 120,144
Posted By Trafalgar

With the benefit of too many years of hindsight,...

With the benefit of too many years of hindsight, it still needs reminding that in fact the "A" scalers of CX provided the foundation of its reputation and dominance. It's too easy to forget that...
28th Mar 2020, 01:14
Replies: 156
Views: 86,233
Posted By Trafalgar

Absolutely love it !! Brings back memories of...

Absolutely love it !! Brings back memories of the same type of day. Came back wondering if there was a low-level attack session in the sim package for the type rating. Also taught me what awesome...
31st Jan 2020, 18:39
Replies: 54
Views: 32,671
Posted By Trafalgar

Spoke to a friend of mine associated with the UK...

Spoke to a friend of mine associated with the UK CAD today. He said that HK not shutting borders will prove to be a death knell. As the above post correctly surmises, once an article is published...
16th Jan 2020, 00:46
Replies: 8
Views: 4,669
Posted By Trafalgar

"...balanced and rewarding lifestyle..." Glad...

"...balanced and rewarding lifestyle..." Glad to see management haven't lost their sense of humour since I left !
23rd Nov 2019, 11:37
Replies: 13
Views: 7,079
Posted By Trafalgar

I've been gone over a year now. I desperately...

I've been gone over a year now. I desperately want CX pilots to regain the value and reputation they once possessed. I was fortunate to join (1985) when CX valued their aircrew. It is now...
23rd Nov 2019, 07:42
Replies: 13
Views: 7,079
Posted By Trafalgar

New BA pay deal

For all that are concerned with the ongoing resistance of CX management to address the pay concerns of their pilots, take...
14th Nov 2019, 22:21
Replies: 49
Views: 36,274
Posted By Trafalgar

A few reflections; - the experience...

A few reflections;

- the experience throughout my career was one of mostly low-level frustration, mixed with uncertainty and fear. It's hard working a career in a place of no real legal foundation...
14th Nov 2019, 12:40
Replies: 49
Views: 36,274
Posted By Trafalgar

I've been retired almost a year now. Looking at...

I've been retired almost a year now. Looking at the current state of HK, I couldn't have timed things better. It's sad to see what is happening, and unfortunately I don't see it getting better. In...
27th Sep 2019, 04:08
Replies: 62
Views: 54,999
Posted By Trafalgar

I've been gone for a while now. Of course I...

I've been gone for a while now. Of course I come back from time to time to read what is going on back in HK. From the objective viewpoint of it not really mattering anymore, I must say that the...
30th Jan 2019, 23:02
Replies: 45
Views: 29,572
Posted By Trafalgar

Colleagues, As most of you are aware, I no...

Colleagues,

As most of you are aware, I no longer have a direct "stake" in the game. However, I still respect and honour my colleagues who have been so badly mistreated by this management over...
2nd Jan 2019, 05:35
Replies: 41
Views: 12,677
Posted By Trafalgar

Why...?

Watching this from afar, and now with no skin in the game, I am forced to offer an opinion. I can only state clearly and emphatically: I am shocked and saddened at what has become of the AOA. It...
24th Nov 2018, 09:39
Replies: 157
Views: 77,703
Posted By Trafalgar

"Saluere".....

"Saluere".....
24th Nov 2018, 09:01
Replies: 157
Views: 77,703
Posted By Trafalgar

Refer to the "Jellyfish has spoken" thread for my...

Refer to the "Jellyfish has spoken" thread for my comment on resignation....Arrivederci.
24th Nov 2018, 08:02
Replies: 33
Views: 19,079
Posted By Trafalgar

You can add my name to the resignation list (and...

You can add my name to the resignation list (and let me assure you, that list is about to become much longer). I have "recently" left the building (in Elvis speak). It has been an interesting 3...
20th Sep 2018, 15:36
Replies: 22
Views: 10,284
Posted By Trafalgar

I bow to an obviously more succinct and relevant...

I bow to an obviously more succinct and relevant perspective. Respect.
19th Sep 2018, 11:17
Replies: 22
Views: 10,284
Posted By Trafalgar

The latest from the DFO

Dear Chris,

Thank you for your explanation of your recent introduction of COS18, an explanation that attempts to defend the indefensible. Let’s start with your first paragraph; You state the...
29th Aug 2018, 01:14
Replies: 34
Views: 12,814
Posted By Trafalgar

Some valid and sincere comments. However, don't...

Some valid and sincere comments. However, don't over emphasise the lessons and opinions that are stated. The days of Mike Hardy are well and truly part of the far distant past. Yes, we put up a...
19th Aug 2018, 11:16
Replies: 49
Views: 21,403
Posted By Trafalgar

Thanks for the clarification. I agree that it's a...

Thanks for the clarification. I agree that it's a difficult proposition purchasing in London. My nephew worked hard for several years and saved a significant sum to afford his downpayment (and a very...
19th Aug 2018, 01:31
Replies: 49
Views: 21,403
Posted By Trafalgar

Sure mate, you tell me what my nephew is or isn't...

Sure mate, you tell me what my nephew is or isn't doing (and I don't recall mentioning anything about how much he had to spend..., or where his money came from). I'm sure he would be much better off...
16th Aug 2018, 10:15
Replies: 19
Views: 7,922
Posted By Trafalgar

Was there anymore proof needed that this airline...

Was there anymore proof needed that this airline is going backwards... :hmm:
16th Aug 2018, 10:12
Replies: 49
Views: 21,403
Posted By Trafalgar

Almost certainly their hope is that there is an...

Almost certainly their hope is that there is an economic downturn that will then allow them to impose even worse conditions. It is only a question of whether the pilot resignations outpace their...
16th Aug 2018, 09:10
Replies: 49
Views: 21,403
Posted By Trafalgar

I've been told in confidence by individuals at a...

I've been told in confidence by individuals at a very high level, that the resignation rate is already unmanageable. That is why the DFO lurched into making what has to be a laughable statement on...
16th Aug 2018, 08:11
Replies: 49
Views: 21,403
Posted By Trafalgar

I began my letter by stating that the DFO wrote...

I began my letter by stating that the DFO wrote as though he is the DFO of another airline. Thinking about it, he is acting like the Director of Training of many other airlines, as we are...
16th Aug 2018, 05:33
Replies: 49
Views: 21,403
Posted By Trafalgar

Letter from the DFO

Just finished reading the latest letter from the DFO over my early morning tea. Now, no appetite for breakfast...

My first question would be? Are we working for the same airline? Reading his...
15th Aug 2018, 10:32
Replies: 19
Views: 5,570
Posted By Trafalgar

And make certain that job is with an airline you...

And make certain that job is with an airline you can spend your career with. That eliminates CX right from the start.
10th Aug 2018, 12:56
Replies: 1
Views: 2,078
Posted By Trafalgar

Missing July 777 Fleet Newsletter

Hilarious. Seems that the July 777 fleet newsletter has been "deleted" from the company database. That couldn't be because it had a statement from the Fleet Office that was blatantly illegal...
8th Aug 2018, 07:53
Replies: 29
Views: 17,377
Posted By Trafalgar

History is replete with examples of...

History is replete with examples of "functionaries" that do the bidding of evil. It has always been the case. Every company has a coterie of sycophants who sell their character and integrity out for...
6th Aug 2018, 04:28
Replies: 35
Views: 11,802
Posted By Trafalgar

It might be worth adding that it isn't only...

It might be worth adding that it isn't only rostering that is important in respect of seniority. It is also vital to ensure fair allocation of fleet positions. Our reluctance to insist on strict...
6th Aug 2018, 04:09
Replies: 29
Views: 17,377
Posted By Trafalgar

Well, we'll see. If the history of arrogance and...

Well, we'll see. If the history of arrogance and bloody mindedness inherent in our management ranks holds to form, it will be snowing in Central in August before that happens. I hope he doesn't...
31st Jul 2018, 10:26
Replies: 74
Views: 25,071
Posted By Trafalgar

Facts be damned. Hope she gives CX a good...

Facts be damned. Hope she gives CX a good pasting. Too many unanswered questions after all these years. And who would wager against CX mgmt having broken procedure and policy? Call me a cynic ��
31st Jul 2018, 07:32
Replies: 82
Views: 20,039
Posted By Trafalgar

Thank you for the information. However, most of...

Thank you for the information. However, most of us simply want a decent hotel and the ability to enjoy the time wherever we are staying, and to do so in safety. I think it's a bit of a stretch to...
24th Jul 2018, 20:22
Replies: 22
Views: 10,058
Posted By Trafalgar

You have my admiration and respect. This airline...

You have my admiration and respect. This airline sucks the very lifeblood from nearly everyone who it employs. There is not a single happy employee in this company. Even those that profess they are...
23rd Jul 2018, 22:13
Replies: 22
Views: 10,058
Posted By Trafalgar

Thanks for the consideration everyone. I must...

Thanks for the consideration everyone. I must admit, having been off work for a few months has been hugely therapeutic, not the least of which is gaining some distance from the appalling level of...
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