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1st Sep 2022, 09:53
Replies: 15
Views: 5,329
Posted By Zapp_Brannigan

Over 1,000 pilots gone out of 3,300 in the last...

Over 1,000 pilots gone out of 3,300 in the last two years, with hundreds more interviewing for QF or EK.
Yes, hardly an exodus. At least less than historical numbers, as the COO would say.
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1st Apr 2022, 00:31
Replies: 45
Views: 20,793
Posted By Zapp_Brannigan

Indeed, I suspect they are very well aware, hence...

Indeed, I suspect they are very well aware, hence the ban for circling approaches, for GS intercept from above, the "push/roll/thrust" in case you don't know how to recover from a stall.
The new...
30th Mar 2022, 09:32
Replies: 45
Views: 20,793
Posted By Zapp_Brannigan

The problem is not with the cadets per se: I am...

The problem is not with the cadets per se: I am sure they will be excellent aviators, in the future.

The problem lies with the fact that 800 zero hours pilots are replacing 800 20,000h Captains...
28th Jan 2021, 04:33
Replies: 193
Views: 93,252
Posted By Zapp_Brannigan

Do you still have an ounce of goodwill available...

Do you still have an ounce of goodwill available after your salary has been cut by half?

Come on! If there was a time to show them how much they could have achieved, had they acted honourably,...
8th Jan 2021, 13:42
Replies: 93
Views: 50,434
Posted By Zapp_Brannigan

Don't fall for it. Amite is clearly part of the...

Don't fall for it. Amite is clearly part of the 50 cents army.
3 posts blindly supporting big brother; he's getting his pay for the day.
14th Dec 2020, 15:42
Replies: 39
Views: 23,290
Posted By Zapp_Brannigan

mngmt mole Where the hell do you get your...

mngmt mole

Where the hell do you get your information from?

​​​​​It is a fact that the mortality per case is much higher than the flu, not "barely" more.
And what are the chances of dying from...
11th Dec 2020, 01:09
Replies: 294
Views: 130,414
Posted By Zapp_Brannigan

I am sure the perfect safety record of CX come...

I am sure the perfect safety record of CX come from the vast variety of background and experience of the flight crew.

Make it all French and you become another AF.
Make it all local and you...
1st Nov 2020, 12:50
Replies: 303
Views: 190,121
Posted By Zapp_Brannigan

I have flown with bad pilots, CN or FO, expat and...

I have flown with bad pilots, CN or FO, expat and cadets.
I have flown with great pilots, expats and cadets.

What's certain is that with such a bad contract, CX will mostly be able to attract bad...
30th Oct 2020, 02:46
Replies: 25
Views: 11,628
Posted By Zapp_Brannigan

The problem is that management spent months...

The problem is that management spent months building a plan to cut our contracts instead of doing the one thing that could save the airline, ie lobby the government to reopen the borders.
Very few...
27th Oct 2020, 01:04
Replies: 11
Views: 9,183
Posted By Zapp_Brannigan

Except that at HKA, it's not 15 years to command....

Except that at HKA, it's not 15 years to command.
I really feel sorry for our senior FOs: No more increment after 3 or 4 years and 15 years to a command. It's a shit sandwich for all, but even more...
23rd Oct 2020, 01:28
Replies: 303
Views: 190,121
Posted By Zapp_Brannigan

I am still hopeful that bases will remain open,...

I am still hopeful that bases will remain open, as it is the only exit strategy from that awful new "contract" for those in HK.
Nonetheless, if I were on a base, I'd be thinking about plan B now. ...
21st Oct 2020, 07:49
Replies: 134
Views: 78,173
Posted By Zapp_Brannigan

Yes, about 100 did. No redundancy though, as...

Yes, about 100 did.
No redundancy though, as all of them are on probation.

I don't know about KA.
21st Oct 2020, 04:40
Replies: 134
Views: 78,173
Posted By Zapp_Brannigan

I am not going to sign cos18. There, I said it.

I am not going to sign cos18.
There, I said it.
21st Aug 2020, 13:39
Replies: 153
Views: 71,932
Posted By Zapp_Brannigan

NC, I agree with what you said, except...

NC,

I agree with what you said, except maybe for the Swedish example, their population density being very different than other countries around the world (especially HK).
Furthermore, their...
20th Aug 2020, 11:14
Replies: 53
Views: 34,243
Posted By Zapp_Brannigan

I was in HK, and in the union. Guys were...

I was in HK, and in the union.

Guys were picked because of their role in the "industrial" action (work-to-rule, transforming into sickout)
They were terminated for "no reason" and not because...
19th Aug 2020, 08:50
Replies: 53
Views: 34,243
Posted By Zapp_Brannigan

I don't necessarily disagree with the fact that a...

I don't necessarily disagree with the fact that a court might side with CX, but the fact is, nobody knows until it happens. Even the 3 courts couldn't reach the same verdict.

The context in the...
19th Aug 2020, 07:04
Replies: 153
Views: 71,932
Posted By Zapp_Brannigan

Funny that you're posting a link of an article...

Funny that you're posting a link of an article written by someone who probably got his "information" here.

Not even my managers friends know for sure what's coming.
His "veteran" anonymous source...
13th Aug 2020, 05:15
Replies: 37
Views: 15,905
Posted By Zapp_Brannigan

How many expat crew do we have, compared to...

How many expat crew do we have, compared to locals? That might explain the statistical bias?

But in thruth, it's not expats vs locals. Rather experienced vs inexperienced.

​​​​​​From my...
13th Aug 2020, 02:36
Replies: 37
Views: 15,905
Posted By Zapp_Brannigan

Except that in BA or LH, cadets fly a 320/737 for...

Except that in BA or LH, cadets fly a 320/737 for years, making thousands of landings before going to a widebody.

After 10-15 years, our cadets become widebody Captains having done less landings...
11th Aug 2020, 05:03
Replies: 66
Views: 27,496
Posted By Zapp_Brannigan

That's a stupid statement. Thousands of court...

That's a stupid statement. Thousands of court cases are just about one individual. Should a good verdict only be given if you do a class action representing millions of individuals?

Didn't the...
25th Jul 2020, 02:56
Replies: 84
Views: 47,129
Posted By Zapp_Brannigan

No, the initial reason was that they wanted to be...

No, the initial reason was that they wanted to be able to fire some of the cos18 extendees before others, depending on fleet/needs.
If they come up with a plan, that is.
Believe it or not, they...
23rd Jun 2020, 00:32
Replies: 146
Views: 69,861
Posted By Zapp_Brannigan

Economy before lives. You guys must be Americans....

Economy before lives. You guys must be Americans.
As long as it doesn't happen to you, you don't care.

More than 80% of the people infected have not fully recovered after 3 months! (they still...
21st Jun 2020, 10:31
Replies: 146
Views: 69,861
Posted By Zapp_Brannigan

To summarize, you're 39, DEFO and on Cos18 and...

To summarize, you're 39, DEFO and on Cos18 and you'd like the senior pilots to take the fall so you can remain employed, because you were happy to prostitute yourself to get the job and you're in...
20th May 2020, 09:58
Replies: 122
Views: 79,251
Posted By Zapp_Brannigan

I feel sorry if your contract encloses a "force...

I feel sorry if your contract encloses a "force majeure" clause. Mine doesn't.

​​​​​​I actually agree that they can actually do what they want. But in the end, it's going to be up to a judge to...
16th May 2020, 13:55
Replies: 122
Views: 79,251
Posted By Zapp_Brannigan

Yes, what you are missing is that if you don't...

Yes, what you are missing is that if you don't feel coercised into signing a new contract, they can't make you redundant unless they've made all pilots junior to you redundant.

But if you want to...
16th May 2020, 12:50
Replies: 122
Views: 79,251
Posted By Zapp_Brannigan

Well, according to a friend of mine in...

Well, according to a friend of mine in management, what they don't want is to get rid of any 747 pilot.

Make what you want from that...
16th May 2020, 11:36
Replies: 122
Views: 79,251
Posted By Zapp_Brannigan

One more reason to not sign anything. If they...

One more reason to not sign anything.
If they fire everyone to only cherry pick who they want back, that's cleary a circumvention of your contract. They can expect a long legal battle.

Don't...
16th May 2020, 11:01
Replies: 122
Views: 79,251
Posted By Zapp_Brannigan

More likely, they just lost the protection of...

More likely, they just lost the protection of LIFO.
Expect the senior guys (>55 years old captains) on POS18 to be screwed.

The other COS still retain the LIFO clause so can't be messed with.
13th May 2020, 06:27
Replies: 122
Views: 79,251
Posted By Zapp_Brannigan

Funny to see junior pilots who are scared of...

Funny to see junior pilots who are scared of losing their job transpose their wishful thinking into "facts" or "realities".

​​​The fact is nobody knows what is going to happen.
The fact is the...
12th May 2020, 03:38
Replies: 122
Views: 79,251
Posted By Zapp_Brannigan

Right. And if nobody signs Pos18 or whatever...

Right.
And if nobody signs Pos18 or whatever they throw at us, they're going to crew the flights with the 500 guys who are already on it, 90% of whom are Second Officers.
Get a grip!

When I...
6th Feb 2020, 01:41
Replies: 7
Views: 4,299
Posted By Zapp_Brannigan

Remember the promise of 25 years housing if we...

Remember the promise of 25 years housing if we "helped out"?
16th Oct 2019, 09:22
Replies: 27
Views: 23,395
Posted By Zapp_Brannigan

None of us want to stay in CC and TB. We...

None of us want to stay in CC and TB.

We just want a binding agreement on RPs and an adjustment in cost of living.
Simple.
Then we're back to normal ops.
It's not even required to address...
4th Apr 2019, 03:53
Replies: 22
Views: 16,759
Posted By Zapp_Brannigan

Paul's report only omitted the PM2.5 statistics....

Paul's report only omitted the PM2.5 statistics. The real dangerous one. The one that will go deep into your children's lungs.

9.6 ug/m3 average in London last year.
Not under 20 ug/m3 average...
1st Feb 2019, 10:32
Replies: 21
Views: 17,336
Posted By Zapp_Brannigan

South-Africans? :}

South-Africans? :}
25th Jan 2019, 06:44
Replies: 21
Views: 13,075
Posted By Zapp_Brannigan

Bases !!!

Wow! So many bases slots announced!
I had given hope after all those years it took for the "imminent" basing review.

When I think I was about to vote NO to the TA...
I am so glad they decided...
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