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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 11th Dec 2010, 23:31
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Housing after x years in the company

HI everyone!
Just wanted to clarify something about the housing ( and yes I have read all the posts on this thread ). Do the international cadets get housing once they become FO or Captain within the company, ICadets are hired on local terms, but is it for the whole career?


Also, I was just reading in the "fragrant harbour forum" that only a certain percentage of cadets make it to FO when its time for upgrade. If true, can anyone tell me the percentage?
http://www.pprune.org/fragrant-harbo...t-perks-7.html (post #129)
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Old 12th Dec 2010, 02:12
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You MAY get a housing allowance once you make Captain, which at this point will be at least 15 years. You probably would get a housing allowance if you all waited for a better package. IMHO
 
Old 12th Dec 2010, 09:51
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The wait has started for those with a little foresight. 60 offered a start and 1 single person accepted.
Anything to fly a big shiny jet..................I think not.
Well done to the 59 you are worth more, don't let these fools tell you otherwise.
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Old 12th Dec 2010, 10:33
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well, those are for DESO

and they were given the chance 2yrs ago, which by now they will have been in a different situation

if CX holds another new wave DESO now with the same condition that was offered to those 60, i believe everyone will jump at it
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Old 12th Dec 2010, 11:28
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and they were given the chance 2yrs ago, which by now they will have been in a different situation
They were accepted 2 years ago as DESO's, yes, but never got a start date. Now they have been offered Cadet terms, which they have bravely rejected, what were they given the chance for, 2 years ago?????
 
Old 12th Dec 2010, 12:32
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chance to join CX

just that CX delayed it until now
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Old 12th Dec 2010, 19:30
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More accurately CX promised them DESO positions in 2008 on full expat terms only to renege on that agreement in late 2010 after they had been in the hold file for two years. The Hong Kong Governments “Race Discrimination Ordinance” doesn’t prevent CX from paying full expat terms. CX just chooses to ignore it.
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Old 13th Dec 2010, 08:47
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Don't worry too much stallone, big shiny jet, big shiny jet, do it for free, big shiny jet, big shiny jet, you are worthless, big shiny jet, big shiny jet..................................... I weep for the future, big shiny jet...
This was December (ie the current month) so I don't need to surmise what they would say as it has already been said loud and clear "shove it Mr CX I'm worth more".
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Old 14th Dec 2010, 12:45
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Hey guys, just wondering got my offer for Stage 2 through, when they say "Aptitude test (Computer bases/ Time allowed: 75mins)" is this the non Wombat test? Because I believe the wombat test is 90mins? Also if I was doing the wombat test would they send through the instructions for it?
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Old 14th Dec 2010, 13:12
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Wombat test is different from the aptitude test.
you can try to search the details regarding the aptitude test along this thread.
hope it helps.
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Old 14th Dec 2010, 13:52
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So here's my question:

I have a South African CPL+ME/IR and 1300 hours total time. I have been asked to attend an interview in Joburg next month for the Cadet Pilot Programme. I am busy studying for my ATPLS at the moment. If accepted, will I have to do the 61 week course in Adelaide or is there a different programme for cadets who already have experience (im thinking that i dont need to re-do all the ab initio flying again?) Im a bit confused to say they least!

Any help appreciated.

Thanks
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Old 14th Dec 2010, 14:09
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help is you can get all the information you request from this thread.

cut the long story short, sort of no you don't need to.
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Old 15th Dec 2010, 11:28
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As far as I am aware they seem to state if you are doing the Wombat aptitude test or not, it seems some people do it some people don't. I wish that was the case with the numerical test! Anyone got any advice for the numericy test in stage 2?

Or perhaps any links with tests that are similar? Think I am going to need all the help I can get with this one!

Also was anyone here at Stage 1 assesments in London on October 5th?
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Old 15th Dec 2010, 12:56
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Good day guys,

Anyone here from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia?
I just received the invitation for the initial test interview in Kuala Lumpur and I was wondering if there's any fellow mate out there that would like to study together?
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Old 15th Dec 2010, 15:08
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woah KL, what's the date?
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Old 15th Dec 2010, 15:17
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Mine is on the 24th of January 2011.
Applied somewhere around June.
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Old 15th Dec 2010, 15:50
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Just reading up on Cathay's routes, I have listed the A340 routes as Auckland, Brisbane, Moscow, Rome, Vancouver, Delhi and J'Burg.

Then looked on the Cathay website and they also list Zurich have they stopped this route? Or is it a codeshare route as I have looked on route maps and searched for flights etc but can't seem to find a flight to there? Also on the fleet website it lists that the A340 flies to San Francisco and Toronto? Is that correct? As I thought Toronto was just the 777-300er and San francisco just the 747?
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Old 15th Dec 2010, 20:49
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Cathay still interviewing international cadets???
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Old 16th Dec 2010, 00:29
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Check your PM mate!
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Old 16th Dec 2010, 02:09
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The 340 doesnt fly to Toronto (B773ER) or San Fran (B744 and B773ER). It does Joburg seasonally and I think the 330 does the Moscow a fair bit. As well as flying to all regional points the 340 also does Perth in Winter occasionally due to freight requirements.
CX use to fly to Zurich but as u stated it must be a codeshare flight now.
You can also add London for the 340 however LON is a dogs brekky at the moment with all 3 types having a bit of a go (mainly 744).

Things change alot at the moment with aircraft types mainly due to loads and also finding crew must be a challenge with numerous upgrades and downgrades of aircraft type.
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