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Old 1st Oct 2022, 08:43
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Originally Posted by Basdriver
Are they got priority? How come?
Let me put this simply. Why would an airline prioritise someone from a 737 when they don't operate the 737? They can currently pick and choose from a large number of desperate people who have been fired from the ME3. All who have have training on the fleets and in the regions that CX operate. Why take someone who has flown in only SEA?

From what I have heard the other problem being faced is that not many candidates actually want to be in Hong Kong. Recruitment will see right through this. Did you just renew your FAA and are you eligible for an E2 visa? Well that's your application in the rubbish, don't need to look far in HK and you'll see other haemorrhaging pilots due to this. Does your employment history include a spattering of jobs across different regions? This is just another person who will do a year or two and run off again. Loyalty is key.

Just looking at the post histories you can easily see that many of you are applying to several airlines at once and highly vocal about not being called. Many are including their real names in posts. I have received DM's with email addresses and phone numbers asking for application help. This is not a good look at all. It is way too easy for any current/ex employees to track down applicants and ensure that the application doesn't have a followup.
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Old 1st Oct 2022, 14:49
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Who reallly cares at this point about Cathay anyway, itís had its day and its another bottom feeder now with yellow fever. Save your time and fly in your home countries.
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Old 2nd Oct 2022, 03:25
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Originally Posted by Sharklet
About two weeks ago I was asked to submit a whole bunch of documents.
Did you apply for the Second Officer or the First Officer job?
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Old 2nd Oct 2022, 12:44
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Originally Posted by Flyshechu
Did you apply for the Second Officer or the First Officer job?
The Direct Entry FO position.
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Old 3rd Oct 2022, 06:37
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Originally Posted by Sharklet
The Direct Entry FO position.

if you dont mind me asking how many hours do you have when you applied? And what aircraft are you currently flying?
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Old 4th Oct 2022, 15:47
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Originally Posted by Ansharted
if you dont mind me asking how many hours do you have when you applied? And what aircraft are you currently flying?
3000+ hours, B787 rated. Same number of hours since I applied because I'm not currently flying.
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Old 5th Oct 2022, 07:44
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Hello Rie, I've sent you the PM. Please check it.
Thanks.
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Old 14th Oct 2022, 13:36
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Application sent in early July.
Got documents submission email earlier this month.
It's more than 8 weeks queue.
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Old 14th Oct 2022, 15:02
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Originally Posted by qranger7700
Application sent in early July.
Got documents submission email earlier this month.
It's more than 8 weeks queue.
Have you applied for DESO or DEFO?
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Old 22nd Oct 2022, 15:59
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Has anyone heard back for a SO position?
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Old 23rd Oct 2022, 19:08
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Originally Posted by T11995
Has anyone heard back for a SO position?
They are only calling locals and PR. I am assuming it will be next year for expat SOs. Flights are slowly picking up and with the very high resignations they would be seriously desperate for pilots next year.
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Old 24th Oct 2022, 08:30
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Originally Posted by cruisepower
They are only calling locals and PR. I am assuming it will be next year for expat SOs. Flights are slowly picking up and with the very high resignations they would be seriously desperate for pilots next year.
Not 100% true. External SO are being looked at but only those with HK/CX/Swire connections.
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Old 24th Oct 2022, 09:06
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Originally Posted by Rie
Not 100% true. External SO are being looked at but only those with HK/CX/Swire connections.
My information is from a very good source but what I really meant is they are calling locals and PR at the current moment. I did not mean to say that they will not be calling expat SOs. But soon expat SO candidates will be called this include both those who are interested in coming back and new SOs.
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Old 24th Oct 2022, 09:39
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Originally Posted by cruisepower
My information is from a very good source but what I really meant is they are calling locals and PR at the current moment. I did not mean to say that they will not be calling expat SOs. But soon expat SO candidates will be called this include both those who are interested in coming back and new SOs.
When do you think Expats would be called and whats the likelihood of getting in for someone who has low hours?
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Old 24th Oct 2022, 13:03
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Originally Posted by cruisepower
My information is from a very good source but what I really meant is they are calling locals and PR at the current moment. I did not mean to say that they will not be calling expat SOs. But soon expat SO candidates will be called this include both those who are interested in coming back and new SOs.
Already starting to be called. Itís not just PR and local anymore.
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Old 24th Oct 2022, 13:04
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Originally Posted by T11995
When do you think Expats would be called and whats the likelihood of getting in for someone who has low hours?
no time soon to be called if low hours and expat. They have other priorities.
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Old 24th Oct 2022, 14:21
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Originally Posted by Rie
no time soon to be called if low hours and expat. They have other priorities.
Wait so they are not calling low hr pilots and expats?

I am a bit confused, you said they are already calling in expats in the previous post?

Would appreciate if you can clarify. Because as far as I heard low hr expat SOs will be hired from next year.


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Old 24th Oct 2022, 16:19
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Originally Posted by cruisepower
Wait so they are not calling low hr pilots and expats?
My understating of posts above...
Low hours and expat (read; expat with low hours) - no chance for now
Low hours and local - yes
Expats with experience - the group they looking to hire now


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Old 1st Nov 2022, 14:01
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Gíday boys. Applied for the DEFO posting, a few months ago. Havenít heard a thing, since. 8,000 hrs total, with slightly over 2,500 hrs, on the A330. Just not current/recent since the pandemic see-off. Anyone on the same boat? Are they all for HK permanent residents, first?
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Old 2nd Nov 2022, 11:54
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Originally Posted by DHC-7
Gíday boys. Applied for the DEFO posting, a few months ago. Havenít heard a thing, since. 8,000 hrs total, with slightly over 2,500 hrs, on the A330. Just not current/recent since the pandemic see-off. Anyone on the same boat? Are they all for HK permanent residents, first?
DEFO here, just got documents update these days. Same situation as you with even lower hours, not HK PR. Maybe check your spam...
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