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Jun 9, 20, 2:08 am
Replies: 130
Views: 20,494
Posted By oldchinahand

garykung I find your reason rather shallow and...

garykung
I find your reason rather shallow and simplistic.
The value of a customer to both major airframe manufactures is not based on volume alone but the long term relationship and ability of the...
Jun 9, 20, 1:39 am
Replies: 116
Views: 17,884
Posted By oldchinahand

Swire has always controlled some 54% of the...

Swire has always controlled some 54% of the voting shares of Cathay Pacific.
Very little is going to change going forward.........because there are no logical reasons for any change to ownership or...
May 26, 20, 5:15 am
Replies: 28
Views: 2,894
Posted By oldchinahand

Yes there was a technical stop in DRW if weather...

Yes there was a technical stop in DRW if weather intervened but normally for fuel. At that time there were fuel problems in Sydney due union action.
No Melbourne at that time definitely and I am...
May 26, 20, 2:52 am
Replies: 28
Views: 2,894
Posted By oldchinahand

I cannot say that Melbourne was never a tag from...

I cannot say that Melbourne was never a tag from Sydney flight but I started to fly on CX ex Sydney in 1974 (when the route that was cancelled many years previously was restarted) and it was always a...
May 11, 20, 5:44 am
Replies: 1,276
Views: 238,882
Posted By oldchinahand

Fastjet As will CX. My youngest son 14 is...

Fastjet

As will CX. My youngest son 14 is returning to HK from Toronto via Vancouver on this evenings CX flight.
Air Canada flights to HK are at present freight only according to there HK office.
Apr 8, 20, 6:31 pm
Replies: 1,276
Views: 238,882
Posted By oldchinahand

Air HK fleet There is conflicting information...

Air HK fleet
There is conflicting information from various web sites but the below from the updated Air Hong Kong's website:

'There are currently four A330Fs in the Air Hong Kong fleet, including...
Apr 8, 20, 4:52 am
Replies: 17
Views: 5,751
Posted By oldchinahand

Cathay and BA are still running daily flights ex...

Cathay and BA are still running daily flights ex LHR and HKG and some lounges at both ends are still open.
Apr 8, 20, 4:47 am
Replies: 1,276
Views: 238,882
Posted By oldchinahand

brunos Air Hong Kong presently runs a 17 strong...

brunos
Air Hong Kong presently runs a 17 strong fleet....some contracted and or wet leased.
The flights mentioned in my above post are flights actual flown not from schedules and the information is...
Apr 8, 20, 2:38 am
Replies: 1,276
Views: 238,882
Posted By oldchinahand

With an all freighter fleet of over 35+ jumbo...

With an all freighter fleet of over 35+ jumbo freighter (Cathay plus wholly owned Air Hong Kong subsidiary) aircraft plus a fleet of big belly passenger aircraft freight is big business for the...
Mar 17, 20, 4:07 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,339
Posted By oldchinahand

Last evening CX reinstated several 'canceled' ex...

Last evening CX reinstated several 'canceled' ex LHR flights for 18,19,20th.....I hope that this assists - it should
Mar 5, 20, 11:14 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,680
Posted By oldchinahand

The above post is nonsense. GDPR is an EU...

The above post is nonsense.
GDPR is an EU regulation.
Cathay Pacific is not an EU based airline thus any impact on CX would always be minor
Mar 5, 20, 11:07 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 8,989
Posted By oldchinahand

There is a belief by Chinese officials that 'the...

There is a belief by Chinese officials that 'the worst is over' in China (reported by many media sources)
Jjust looking at flightradar24 it is clear that there are at least double the flights...
Mar 2, 20, 2:50 am
Replies: 42
Views: 15,458
Posted By oldchinahand

The job specification Jessica seemed to...

The job specification

Jessica seemed to meet very few of them !

Department: Brand, Insights & Marketing Communications

Reports to: Head of Customer Loyalty

Reporting to the Head of...
Feb 19, 20, 10:37 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By oldchinahand

CX now uses third party check-in staff in...

CX now uses third party check-in staff in Auckland.
In the 5 or 6 times that I have encountered them they have always been aggressively unhelpful and ignorant of all CX policies.
I don't like your...
Feb 14, 20, 7:44 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,229
Posted By oldchinahand

I have heard this morning from a couple of...

I have heard this morning from a couple of normally reliable sources that the Philippine Government are going early next week to relax the restrictions as regards travel to/from Hong Kong.
How true...
Feb 6, 20, 8:26 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,456
Posted By oldchinahand

Considering Cathay via HK would make sense. ...

Considering Cathay via HK would make sense.
They fly also from Manchester and Gatwick and 5 or six times a day from LHR
Far newer aircraft than BA -Good Premium Economy and excellent Business -...
Jan 23, 20, 6:07 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 3,046
Posted By oldchinahand

The methodology of this survey is so flawed that...

The methodology of this survey is so flawed that its results/conclusions are total nonsense.
Rubbish in = Rubbish out
Jan 23, 20, 5:59 pm
Replies: 1,276
Views: 238,882
Posted By oldchinahand

Wuhan airport is effectively closed to commercial...

Wuhan airport is effectively closed to commercial traffic.
Cathay Dragon has suspended all flights to end February
Jan 5, 20, 10:33 pm
Replies: 85
Views: 24,278
Posted By oldchinahand

If anyone is interested the correct way to eat...

If anyone is interested the correct way to eat caviar (no matter what the quality) is from the back of one's hand.
Not an easy skill to master but the fantastic and interesting reactions are well...
Jan 5, 20, 10:01 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 25,877
Posted By oldchinahand

@sluth "CX is certainly more likely when most...

@sluth
"CX is certainly more likely when most airport workers can probably barely afford a subdivided flat where infestations are on the rise, and unknowingly bring them to work with them"

i...
Jan 4, 20, 7:15 pm
Replies: 125
Views: 41,538
Posted By oldchinahand

Cathay has had a Bangkok crew base for many years...

Cathay has had a Bangkok crew base for many years and is currently advertising cc positions.

Anecdotally the Thai based crews are the best of the Cathay offering.
The HK union is very opposed to...
Dec 28, 19, 9:26 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 25,877
Posted By oldchinahand

The PAX never had a winnable case against CX as...

The PAX never had a winnable case against CX as the reported time frame was too short for the large welts to appear.
Another non story by SCMP......every city has bed bug infestations.....CX is no...
Nov 18, 19, 2:53 am
Replies: 40
Views: 9,617
Posted By oldchinahand

'triplefives' What is your reference to 'gouging...

'triplefives' What is your reference to 'gouging based on exactly ?.....given that.there are plenty of alternatives.
'nancypants I am wondering what exactly why you endorse the I believe flawled ...
Nov 14, 19, 11:03 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,274
Posted By oldchinahand

I don't altogether understand how you equate the...

I don't altogether understand how you equate the fact that next year Cathay will have more not less aircraft in service with your pronouncement above that they will "reduce capacity further'.
The...
Nov 13, 19, 9:06 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,997
Posted By oldchinahand

According to Expert Flyer the A350 features...

According to Expert Flyer the A350 features rarely on HKG -SYD flights - some days 1 of the 4 flights other days not at all

Why inego mentions SQ in relation to HKG -SYD A350 flights when...
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