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Cathay Pacific Direct Entry Second Officer

Old 5th May 2019, 01:16
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I've been told that the earliest time slots for the final interviews in Hong Kong will be August 2019. In anyones experience, how long before do they give you a date for an interview? I'm currently doing my flight instructor rating and I hope to finish it before the Cathay interviews.
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Old 5th May 2019, 05:58
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Hi folks, Thinking of applying for an SO for Cathay, or going to Jazz or Encore, Currently have 1000 TT flying
1900’s and Twin Otter in Canada. Just wondering if you get an invitation for an interview for Cathay do they fly you to HKG and pay for hotel? Thanks!
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Old 5th May 2019, 06:31
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Originally Posted by kingskate8 View Post
Hi folks, Thinking of applying for an SO for Cathay, or going to Jazz or Encore, Currently have 1000 TT flying
1900’s and Twin Otter in Canada. Just wondering if you get an invitation for an interview for Cathay do they fly you to HKG and pay for hotel? Thanks!
Yup. They fly you out to hk on their wallet plus hotel nearby hk airport. Based on what I read here. If they do interviews near your home or even inside Canada I think then you will have to arrange your arrival on your own. I think cx is a great legacy company with career path. Remember SO time is worthless anywhere else so if your planing on staying the long run in hk you'll be fine. Nothing for short term in my opinion. Encore or jazz definetly no bad alternatives.
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Old 5th May 2019, 15:17
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SO Cathay

Hi everyone,
Does anyone know what to fill in, into the Cathay Pacific References page..especially the part the says Cathay Pacific References... does that imply a reference from inside Cathay Pacific ?
Thanks for the help.
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Old 5th May 2019, 18:22
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Originally Posted by seabird007 View Post
Yup. They fly you out to hk on their wallet plus hotel nearby hk airport. Based on what I read here. If they do interviews near your home or even inside Canada I think then you will have to arrange your arrival on your own. I think cx is a great legacy company with career path. Remember SO time is worthless anywhere else so if your planing on staying the long run in hk you'll be fine. Nothing for short term in my opinion. Encore or jazz definetly no bad alternatives.
Coool thanks man!
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Old 5th May 2019, 18:45
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I think cx is a great legacy company with career path.
you obviously haven't worked here!
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Old 5th May 2019, 19:02
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Originally Posted by Dan Buster View Post


you obviously haven't worked here!
I was about to say!
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Old 6th May 2019, 07:27
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Originally Posted by seabird007 View Post
Nope. I guess if you sent docs out of order you simply won't hear from them. I received an email saying " this is to confirm all docs were received" 2 days ago. Since people in here saying this process takes a while I suggest not doing anything the next 3 weeks or so... For how long are you waiting now?
Got an email saying “all documents received”. submitted end of March. Been waiting almost 8 weeks now for an interview... anyone got something similar?
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Old 6th May 2019, 14:24
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Originally Posted by Radar52 View Post


Got an email saying “all documents received”. submitted end of March. Been waiting almost 8 weeks now for an interview... anyone got something similar?
Me and quite a few others actually. Based on what i'm hearing, we could be looking at august dates for the interview...
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Old 8th May 2019, 04:20
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Hi everyone,
I am also from Canada with my CPL MEIR but I have been working in HK for a while now... Just saw the Direct SO opportunity with CX, really wanna get myself prepared and give it another try again!
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Old 8th May 2019, 06:15
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Interview Call received today CX SO Position

I received an invitation email today for two-day selection process scheduled on 23rd and 24th July 2019. I submitted all my documents in March this year.
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Old 8th May 2019, 08:57
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Hi

Originally Posted by Sunny_8525 View Post
I received an invitation email today for two-day selection process scheduled on 23rd and 24th July 2019. I submitted all my documents in March this year.
HI sunny_8525
May I ask you as to how long it took for them to give you the first reply after you had filled in the initial online application?

Thanks for the help.
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Old 8th May 2019, 09:00
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Originally Posted by Sunny_8525 View Post
I received an invitation email today for two-day selection process scheduled on 23rd and 24th July 2019. I submitted all my documents in March this year.
Good for you. Best of luck!!
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Old 8th May 2019, 15:35
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Congrats and good luck to people who have received the interview call. As for people who have been told August 2019 (myself included), would you guys mind if we set up a Whatsapp group to get to know each other and possibly prepare? I'm sure you guys have heard that there is a 777 sim near Toronto that we could all rent and practice on too. The cost is around 150 CAD per hour.
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Old 8th May 2019, 15:37
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Originally Posted by MMM787 View Post
HI sunny_8525
May I ask you as to how long it took for them to give you the first reply after you had filled in the initial online application?

Thanks for the help.
It was strange. I applied last year when the minimum requirement for the application was 750 hours. But they asked me for the documents in March this year. So approximately it took them 6 months. Definitely, it is a very slow process.
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Old 8th May 2019, 17:24
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Originally Posted by Sunny_8525 View Post
I received an invitation email today for two-day selection process scheduled on 23rd and 24th July 2019. I submitted all my documents in March this year.
Congrats! That´s good news.

Congrats and good luck to people who have received the interview call. As for people who have been told August 2019 (myself included), would you guys mind if we set up a Whatsapp group to get to know each other and possibly prepare? I'm sure you guys have heard that there is a 777 sim near Toronto that we could all rent and practice on too. The cost is around 150 CAD per hour.
To those who had to submit papers on April 7th, if you want, PM me and I can set up the group.
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Old 8th May 2019, 18:09
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Unfortunately I have <250h tt. Not easy to build hours tough
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Old 15th May 2019, 10:50
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ATPL theory is mandatory?
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Old 15th May 2019, 22:58
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No, not any more.
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Old 16th May 2019, 04:34
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hey guys, anyone flying to hk for interview on jul 18-19? and if there is any group preparing for 777sim, i am interested to join !
let me know if your interview date is same as mine
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