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Old 07-23-2022, 06:55 PM
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Effective end of August. ANC ORD JFK MIA ATL LAX SFO closed.
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Old 07-23-2022, 07:49 PM
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Ouch….. So what happens to the U.S. based pilots? On the street or move to Hong Kong?
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Old 07-24-2022, 03:38 AM
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Most will probably go to United, American, and Delta.
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Old 07-27-2022, 12:19 PM
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Ouch….. So what happens to the U.S. based pilots? On the street or move to Hong Kong?
They'll be better off.
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Old 07-28-2022, 03:41 PM
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Ouch….. So what happens to the U.S. based pilots? On the street or move to Hong Kong?
Almost everyone on the US bases has left over the last few years. Just a handful left. They'll be given the option of going to Hong Kong if they can get visas issued(the Canadians, Brits, and Aussies were not as fortunate during covid and were basically fired), or they'll be given a severance package if they choose not to. The end of an era. CX is not what it once was.
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Old 07-28-2022, 05:52 PM
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Are these bases closing only 747 freighter bases or are any of them passenger 777 bases?
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Old 08-11-2022, 08:16 AM
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Are these bases closing only 747 freighter bases or are any of them passenger 777 bases?

All of them.
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Old 08-16-2022, 09:47 PM
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CX is not what it once was.
Ofcourse... The CCP wants to erase anything which might harken back to the British era. They don't mind taking their time with it as long as they get to their goal eventually.
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Old 08-17-2022, 03:10 AM
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Ofcourse... The CCP wants to erase anything which might harken back to the British era. They don't mind taking their time with it as long as they get to their goal eventually.
Bring Back Ken Barley! He’ll fix it all for ya.🤪
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Old 08-25-2022, 11:59 AM
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We have had a good number of overseas pilot new-hires lately, here at Atlas: CP, Emirates, Qatar, FlyDubai, etc.
Most seem to like it. Some of the EK pilots went back as Captains, keeping their old seniority. I flew w one of the EK guys. He didn't go back, said didn't want a repeat of what happened to him again.
We also have a lot of Australians recently, on the 5 year? visa... some of whom I think were at CP...

If U have any questions, please PM me...
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