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Oct 11th 2010 1:23AM Other Asian airlines has announced similar deals, so I don't see this deal with Singapore airlines to have that much of an impact on the industry, plus Singapore airlines is not even fitting it to their whole fleet. Their competitor Cathay Pacific has decided to fit it across their whole fleet, as well as their subsidiary at Dragon Air as well. So to me Singapore airline announcement is nothing too out of the ordinary, this is where the industry is moving, full connectivity any time any where!
Jan 15th 2010 2:34AM For those who does not mind working overseas, there is a few much simplier alternative. Cathay Pacific Airways offer a cadet pilot program and this program is now open internationally, so anyone can apply. With this program, Cathay Pacific will train you to become one of their pilot (only if you get accepted of course, the application process is very competitive with less than 1% of applicant accepted each year), the catch is that you will have a 6 years bond with the company (you need to work for the company for at least 6 years). The training will take place at a training facility in Australia and you will spend 14 months of intensive training for you to recieve a Hong Kong CPL, IR, and frozen ATPL. The minimum applicant age is 18 years old and you can get more information at the Cathay Pacific website: www.cathaypacific.com (click on career at the bottom of the page). I think if you can get into this program, this is probably the easiest method for anyone to join a major international carrier! Finally, there is a few other airlines that offer similar program overseas, I think Eithad in the middle east is one of them. But I think the program by Cathay Pacific is probably one of the best if you can get in! Just my two cents!
Dec 11th 2009 4:56PM Alex, please don't stop flying, just pick the right airline to fly and try to avoid US carries as much as possible (with a few exception of course).
As for this whole orange juice drama, I want to give my opinion to Heather as I work for the airline industry as well. I believe the written warning need to be approved by the captain, hence the flight Attendent of the original story has no power to issue that letter on her own. This bring us the question on, what have she told the pilot? I completely understand if someone is having a bad day but not controlling yourself in front of the customer (this is a service industry afterall) and making false accusation and mislead the pilot on agreeing to issue the written warning is unprofessional behavior. I have to agree with many of the poster here that the attitude of most people who worked for major lagecy carrier has changed, most FA take the view that we are not here to provide service and we are ONLY here for passenger safety! This is the fundamental issue... The primary job for a FA is ensure the safety of the passenger, however that does not mean the secondary job for a FA is not to provide service to ensure our customer to have the best and most comfortable service. However, most FA on US carriers seem to have forgotten their secondary job as a FA. Service is the heart and soul of any great airlines, and our US legacy carrier and their staff has completely forgotten that!
Nov 28th 2009 3:19PM Awesome dude... Just Awesome...
Aug 25th 2009 11:58PM Another person who don't quite understand Mac & Apple...
I used to be a hardcore Windows user (and I still use Windows on one of my computer at home, nothing from Apple can beat Media Center from Microsoft)... but ever since switching over to Mac about a year ago, I realize Mac OS X are indeed superior to Windows (all version)... for those who think you can work faster on a Windows, I bet the differ... In fact I see a productivity increase by using an Apple computer (ok, to be fair, the first week or so, I am slower as I am getting used to the system and new OS)... But this might be a personal thing, so unless you go ahead and really try using a Apple computer, you will never quite understand it.
Jul 28th 2009 1:25AM You know what is the fundamental problem with Booyah (after trying out the beta and now the official version)... The apps is actually very pointless... the achievement points does not bring you anything useful... and who actually want to just keep improving your avatar? What they need to do is to tie the achievement points with real life rewards (maybe from their sponsors)... ie: a sponsors like McD can advertise on Booyah... and once you have made a certain achievement level on Booyah... you can redeem free Big Mac or something from a participating McD... so there got to be more rewards to keep people hook... with just a childish achievement points that doesn't actually brings any real life benefit, I can not see Booyah being a success.
Jun 3rd 2009 11:13AM I wish they open up a store in Hong Kong... they've got one in Beijing... but still no shop in Hong Kong... it is a big disappointment really. I would have thought Hong Kong being a gateway to China from the world, and a pretty important city in the world map, they will deserve some attention from Apple... But I guess there's a lot of contractual agreements that forbid Apple opening it's own store in many places where they do not distribute their own products, ie: Hong Kong.
Feb 21st 2009 2:35AM With so many people saying that we donno the story and we should give the women the benefit of the doubt, etc etc...
I understand what she is screaming about in the video and she used some pretty harsh and rude language against the ground staff. I am pretty impress that the ground staff stay patient.
At Cathay Pacific, a passenger must be at the boarding gate 20 minutes before departure. If they are not, the gate might be close and the airline will offload them. This rule is clearly display at the check-in counter, on their boarding pass and the time that they must be at the boarding gate will be high-lighted by the check-in agent when he or she gave the passenger the boarding pass. So there is absolutely no excuses if the passenger is late. They know the rules, they know the time, so if they are late, it is their own fault. It doesn't matter if he or she is going to SFO due to wedding or emergency or anything like that, each airline has their own policy and these policy are clearly expressed to the passenger and they should follow the rules, if they don't and if they get offload, it is not the airlines fault. It is the fault of their own.
Oct 10th 2007 11:45PM You see this is the problem, people in the states are so used to locked phones that they think it is the norm. They think consumer should expect their phone to be locked to a certain network (ie: Ryan's comment and may others). This is simply a very old school type of thinking. If you look around the work, there's a lot of places where lock phone is either prohibited or never sold. These place are usually countries with the highest cell phone penetration rate and some of the cheapest calling plan in the world. I think it is time for the consumer in the USA to wake up to the fact that they are getting rip of by corporation like Apple and AT&T. Consumer in the USA need to rally their congress to band locked cell phone period (of course this apply if the phone is not subsidzed, I do agree that if it is, then the carrier has the right to lock the phone during the contract period.).
Sep 11th 2007 7:30PM Awesome stuff guys, you guys rock!