Flight Attendant

Cathay union slams offshore staff plan

Christopher Pratt, Chairman of Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific Airway's plan to let non-Hong Kong based crew fly extra routes might be part of a "hidden agenda" to gradually replace Hong Kong-based flight attendants with their cheaper overseas colleagues, a local cabin crew union warned.

Monday, 22 October, 2012, 5:42am 1 comment

Trapped for six hours on plane

Passengers trapped for six hours on a Dragonair plane on the tarmac at Hong Kong airport at the height of Typhoon Vicente went through a grim ordeal as the aircraft was rocked by the blasting winds.

Some started vomiting as the plane 'shook like a roller coaster', said an attendant on the flight.

25 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Cathay pilot to face more serious sex charges

A Cathay Pacific pilot accused of sexually assaulting a woman colleague in a New York hotel on New Year's Eve will face more serious charges at the decision of a grand jury in the United States.

David Tonn, 34, was initially charged with sexual misconduct, third-degree sexual abuse and second-degree harassment.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Jobs soar with budget airlines

Economic uncertainties in Europe, rising aviation fuel price, and a drop in airlines' revenues have dented confidence in the aviation sector. However, its long-term prospects remain positive, and one can be sure airlines will keep hiring people to fly and serve on their planes.

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

Alleged rape of stewardess probed

Police are investigating the alleged rape of a flight stewardess by a pilot when the crew of the airline they work for were staying at a five-star hotel in Hong Kong.

The stewardess and the pilot, who are both British, were among a group of around 20 flight crew staying at the hotel in Kowloon when the incident took place in February last year after a flight from London.

6 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

I am a human being; I have feelings too. I simply hope the public will accept my apology

Chief executive candidate Henry Tang Ying-yen

I had a dream job of travelling the world ... It's punishment going to work now

A flight attendant on the plane Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (above) tried to blow up

18 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

Last flight w. American, where retired Catholic school gym teachers from the 1950s find jobs as flight attendants

Actor Alec Baldwin, on Twitter

This isn't about China. This is about Australia and ensuring that we remain present in the region

U.S. Undersecretary of Defence Michele Flournoy, on plans for a U.S. marine base in Darwin

9 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Talent soars amid expansion

Hongkong Airlines and Hongkong Express, two fairly recent additions to the city's aviation industry, are geared for ambitious growth next year. While they are still recruiting for the current year, next year's targets include hiring an additional 700 cabin crew, the delivery of 14 passenger aircraft and opening several long- and short-haul routes.

28 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

High-flyers wanted

Pilots, crew, engineers and others Hongkong Jet

Hongkong Jet, the total-solution business aviation provider, is expanding and looking for pilots, flight attendants, engineers, sales, human resources and finance experts.

22 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Stowaway trial told of weird 'old man'

A flight attendant yesterday told a court hearing charges against two airport ground employees how he became suspicious of what appeared to be 'a strange old man' with youthful looking hands who had boarded a flight to Canada in October.

9 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Cathay may postpone ad campaign after sex scandal

They have already enraged Cathay Pacific's chief executive and cost a pilot and an air hostess their jobs. Now the notorious photographs of the couple's sex act in the cockpit of a plane have sent a multimillion-dollar global advertising campaign for the airline into a tailspin.

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Garuda opens door to recruits

Following the launch of a daily flight to Bali from Hong Kong in May and two daily flights to Jakarta in June, Garuda Indonesia has been on an on-going hiring drive for flight attendants.

12 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

So heart-warming that everyone in UK's missing me so much they want me to come home

Former Mirror editor Piers Morgan, in a tweet, laughs off calls for him to return to Britain over the phone-hacking scandal

If any news media has the courage to tell the truth, please come to my press conference

6 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Cathay attendants reaching height of fashion

First impressions count - and for Cathay Pacific that means new outfits for its flight attendants have to be just right.

It also meant a return trip to Hong Kong designer Eddie Lau. It was the third time running Cathay had picked him to style its uniforms, even though he has officially retired.

23 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

7 hurt as Dragonair flight hits turbulence

Five air hostesses and two passengers were injured when a Dragonair flight from Beijing was hit by turbulence yesterday. The Civil Aviation Department said the pilot of flight KA905 requested priority landing at 11.04am. The Airbus 330 took off at 8am and was due to land in Hong Kong at 11.45am.

14 May 2011 - 12:00am