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  1. Pilot group offers help in taxiway take-off mystery

    Posted Dec 05th 2010, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Pilots should be drafted in to help an investigation into why a Finnair passenger jet with 260 passengers on board tried to take off from a taxiway instead of a runway at Hong Kong International Airport, a pilots' professional body urged yesterday. T ...

  2. Pay offer averts Christmas Cathay flight disruptions

    Posted Dec 19th 2010, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... The threat of a Cathay Pacific pilots' work-to-rule disrupting Christmas flights was lifted yesterday as their union recommended a pay offer from management. Holiday travellers had faced the prospect of delays and cancellations after pilots voted to ...

  3. Cathay pilots earn much less than peers, union says

    Posted Dec 12th 2010, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Pay talks between Cathay Pacific and its pilots begin tomorrow, with the pilots' union arguing they earn millions of dollars less over their careers than cockpit crew with competitor airlines like Emirates. The Hong Kong Aircrew Officers Association ...

  4. Cathay flight delays loom over Christmas

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Passengers may face Christmas flight delays after Cathay Pacific pilots voted overwhelmingly in favour of a work-to-rule in their fight for salary raises of 30 per cent over four years. Ninety-four per cent of more than 1,400 pilots who took part in a Hon ...

  5. Holiday fear as pilots threaten to work to rule

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Cathay Pacific pilots are threatening to impose a work to rule that could disrupt flights in the run-up to Christmas and the Lunar New Year holidays unless management yields to their demand for pay rises averaging 30 per cent over the next three years. Th ...

  6. Gadget lure for recruits ridiculed

    Posted Oct 10th 2010, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... A police study team looking at ways of making up the shortfall in detectives has been ridiculed for asking whether officers might be persuaded to switch to detective work if they were offered mobile phones and access to laptop computers. A senior CID offi ...

  7. Perfect match

    Posted Sep 19th 2010, 12:00am by Simon Tam

    ... Stir-fried asparagus with scallops is a simple, delicious and substantial dish - and it's good for those who are watching their waistlines. The scallops are filling and the asparagus is a healthy green vegetable filled with antioxidants. Cantonese re ...

  8. ESF school cancels trip to Shenzhen after complaints

    Posted Sep 13th 2010, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... An English Schools Foundation primary school said yesterday it had cancelled a four-day field trip to Shenzhen for 120 children after a flood of complaints from parents. Parents of the nine- and 10-year-olds at Clearwater Bay School bombarded principal Da ...

  9. Anger over delays on mainland flights

    Posted Sep 12th 2010, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Hong Kong flights in and out of the mainland are facing increasing delays, and passenger anger at being kept waiting for hours aboard grounded planes is rising. Because so many of its flights are linked to the mainland, Dragonair is bearing the brunt of t ...

  10. Pilot sacked over housing claims

    Posted Jun 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Dragonair has sacked a senior expatriate pilot for allegedly swindling his housing allowance. The pilot, a Hong Kong-based captain who was with the airline for about 10 years, was accused of abusing a house purchase scheme, which allows cockpit crew to cl ...




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