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Hong Kong Express

Old 25th Feb 2005, 10:58
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Hong Kong Express

Hello Guys,
There was an add. in this Fridays Australian about HK Express.
Any info would be much appreciated. Looked up their website, thought it was a bit cheaky that the application asked for your current salary/expected salary!
Any thoughts?
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Old 25th Feb 2005, 15:13
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As has been said, this will never get off the ground.

The basic business model is flawed.

LHLCC is an oxymoron.

HK is sewn up by CX/CNAC/Air China...get another life.
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Old 25th Feb 2005, 16:08
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would like to see your reasons for stating such nonsense VR-HFX

Maybe you are confusing this operation with another perhaps?
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Old 26th Feb 2005, 04:55
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Sorry to keep harping on, but does anyone know anything, about pay/conditions for this company?

Cheers, HH.

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Old 26th Feb 2005, 07:20
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Been looking for their web site. Anyone have a link?

Thanks
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Old 26th Feb 2005, 09:22
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Try this one: Hong Kong Express

Cheers, HH.

Now back to the pay and conditions please...
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Old 26th Feb 2005, 10:33
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Any flying job in HK will pay better than in Australia for sure, except Qantas.
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Old 26th Feb 2005, 13:13
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Hi Guys

I heard a fith hand rumour that "local conditions" (ie no living allowance) makes the salary very difficult to live on let alone the training wage unless you are able to share with an already established resident. Somebody please correct me I would love to be wrong.

My question is if you where to take a job and work out your contract (eg 3 yrs) and then get on with CX or Dragonair would you be considered a local and therefore not entitled the housing allowance from them?????

Cheers, VneII.
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Old 26th Feb 2005, 13:34
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Sorry to harp on! Does anyone know about the pay conditions?
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Old 27th Feb 2005, 01:20
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DD, check your pm's
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Old 27th Feb 2005, 03:34
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Hey Solwata,

If you've got news on pay and conditions could you share it with me to please?

Cheers, HH.

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Old 27th Feb 2005, 05:33
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HH Check your PM's
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Old 27th Feb 2005, 11:41
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I'm also interested if any one has further info?

Thanks.

and thanks HH for the link.
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Old 27th Feb 2005, 15:39
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I am also seeking additional information on pay, terms and conditions any info would be great.
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Old 27th Feb 2005, 22:30
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I to would like any information on pay, conditions and potential success of this airline.
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Old 28th Feb 2005, 15:34
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Hey Guys,

The pay for Capts. - US $ 8000.00
F/Os - US $ 6500.00

All Inclusive........

Any more questions ........
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Old 1st Mar 2005, 04:46
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Question

SF, are they the only two? Who is it that recently advertised for crew with CRJ's? Is that the Heli Hong Kong operation?
I am not up to date with all of these new starts, just want clarification.
I don't know HK living expenses well, but from this forum $8000 would be pretty lean living would it not?
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Old 1st Mar 2005, 05:39
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I think you will find the other one is found here

http://www.crairways.com/eng
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Old 1st Mar 2005, 09:13
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In reply to Sunny77's question I have done a few quick calculations using tax calculators from the ATO web site and the Hong Kong IRD web site. The results are quite interesting.
US$8000 per month is $96,000 per year. This is around HK$750,000. If you live in Hong Kong you will be taxed HK$119,200 ($99,200 if married).
After tax you will take home around US$81,000.
If you earn the same salary (US$96,000= A$122,000) in Australia you will be taxed nearly A$45,000. Take home pay will be A$77,000, or roughly US$61,000, compared to $81,000 in Hong Kong. To take home US$81,000 in Australia your pre-tax salary needs to be A$171,700!
To answer the question, you can live quite nicely on US$8000 per month in Hong Kong, as long as you don't have children at international schools and so long as you don't expect to have the same standard of housing as you have in Australia.
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Old 1st Mar 2005, 09:31
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MS, You are on the money!

Believe me some of the salaries that are paid in Sydney, you are almost on the poverty line.

Actually, I am pretty sure that the toilet dump man is paid more than an F/O at any of the Australian Regionals.

The sums mentioned below are not quite correct anyway, get a interview, get a job offer and then you will know :-)

If you think they are correct SP, PM me because we are being told different things, or maybe it is the exchange rate you are using.
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