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Weird News Item On CX's J Class Passengers

Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:06 pm

Hi all,

Haven't seen anyone post this up yet, but according to Taiwan's AppleDaily, the J-class on CX is attracting men who find "other" ways to entertain themselves onboard.

See the hilarious yet disturbing video here (don't worry, it's SFW  www.youtube.com/watch?v=baPz8UnrPGE

To CX crews, is this a problem you encounter on the job? And how crews in other airlines too? Or is it just media sensationalism?
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RE: Weird News Item On CX's J Class Passengers

Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:06 pm

That was about the most disturbing video I can remember seeing.
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Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:31 pm

Quoting YVRFlyer (Thread starter):

You will find just about every type of behavior on-board almost any airline from males, females, and couples that you will find on the ground. Being on an aircraft does not seem to change what people do, for example we still get hundreds of people each year smoking on-board as well.
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RE: Weird News Item On CX's J Class Passengers

Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:43 pm

Quoting zeke (Reply 2):
You will find just about every type of behavior on-board almost any airline from males, females, and couples that you will find on the ground. Being on an aircraft does not seem to change what people do, for example we still get hundreds of people each year smoking on-board as well.

Are we talking about crew or PAX  
 
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RE: Weird News Item On CX's J Class Passengers

Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:52 am

Quoting YVRFlyer (Thread starter):
See the hilarious yet disturbing video here (don't worry, it's SFW www.youtube.com/watch?v=baPz8UnrPGE

Oh dear god -_-
Yeah this is a serious issue. On flights here in the US this is completely unacceptable and the....er.....self abuser (to use 50's terms) would be seriously prosecuted as a sex offender.


In the meantime....i'm surprised I didn't see this while in Japan   
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RE: Weird News Item On CX's J Class Passengers

Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:03 am

Wow. They went to quite an effort to make the video

I will take note next time flying CX
 
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RE: Weird News Item On CX's J Class Passengers

Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:37 am

Quoting zeke (Reply 2):
You will find just about every type of behavior on-board almost any airline from males, females, and couples that you will find on the ground.
Quoting kiwiinoz (Reply 5):

Wow. They went to quite an effort to make the video
I will take note next time flying CX

True true... I wonder if this was a shameless ad for Taiwan's own China Airlines, to help them crack into the lucractive TPE-HKG market. I believe CX dominates the route, and in the public's mind, China Airlines still has the stigma of its past dangerous safety record.

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 4):
In the meantime....i'm surprised I didn't see this while in Japan     

I take you've experienced Japan's trains? Actually, the pervs in Japan are much more discreet. Apparently a popular seller are these trenchcoats with fake arms and hands, so the wearer can pleasure himself under the trenchcoat, standing up in a crowded train. Think about that next time you're commuting in Tokyo!   
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Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:57 am

Yikes. That is just depraved.
Sheesh.. at least do it in the washroom if you really must!

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 4):
Oh dear god -_-
Yeah this is a serious issue. On flights here in the US this is completely unacceptable and the....er.....self abuser (to use 50's terms) would be seriously prosecuted as a sex offender.

In Singapore too, I reckon!
 
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RE: Weird News Item On CX's J Class Passengers

Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:03 am

Quoting YVRFlyer (Reply 6):

I wonder if this was a shameless ad for Taiwan's own China Airlines, to help them crack into the lucractive TPE-HKG market.

They don't have too. Despite its troubled safety records, their flights between TPE/HKG are very full most of the time.

Anyway, EVA Air now also offers this same fee-free "value added service" on board their new/refurbished 77W Royal Laurel Class  
 
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RE: Weird News Item On CX's J Class Passengers

Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:22 am

Does somebody get paid to make animations like this?
 
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Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:27 am

Quoting TreeHillRavens (Reply 8):
They don't have too. Despite its troubled safety records, their flights between TPE/HKG are very full most of the time.

I stand corrected, I had no idea they were doing so well. Still, knocking CX down a bit is still a good motivator if this is some kind of sly ad tactic.

Quoting TreeHillRavens (Reply 8):
Anyway, EVA Air now also offers this same fee-free "value added service" on board their new/refurbished 77W Royal Laurel Class   

Well well then... competition is a good thing!   
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RE: Weird News Item On CX's J Class Passengers

Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:39 pm

That is one of the funniest videos I have seen in awhile! Hysterical. It certainly brings new meaning to In Flight Entertainment. The hot towel service was a bit over the top. I've thought the business class seats of CX and DL and others like them look like video arcade booths from the 70s.
 
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RE: Weird News Item On CX's J Class Passengers

Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:54 pm

Wow, that was pretty nasty. I still love the seats!
 
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RE: Weird News Item On CX's J Class Passengers

Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:12 pm

Quoting JAAlbert (Reply 11):
The hot towel service was a bit over the top

That was hilarious!

The whole video is great! Now to link it on Facebook  
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RE: Weird News Item On CX's J Class Passengers

Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:15 pm

Quoting Fabo (Reply 1):
That was about the most disturbing video I can remember seeing.

Then you haven't seen much in your life.

It might be a bit over the top, but at least it was not "american prudish ... hilarious as it was, it does have a point. FAs do have to deal with this from time to time, not only on CX.
 
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RE: Weird News Item On CX's J Class Passengers

Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:25 pm

Hahaha... now that is really weird
 
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Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:41 pm

Quoting YVRFlyer (Reply 10):
I stand corrected, I had no idea they were doing so well. Still, knocking CX down a bit is still a good motivator if this is some kind of sly ad tactic.

No, they don't seem to have any problem with CX. Apparently you missed their „coverage“ of the AA Bankruptcy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhS54F_y_ZU&feature=plcp
 
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RE: Weird News Item On CX's J Class Passengers

Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:47 pm

Quoting LOWS (Reply 16):
No, they don't seem to have any problem with CX. Apparently you missed their „coverage“ of the AA Bankruptcy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhS54...=plcp

That was great too - "Not if they were run like airlines in Asia!!" ... How very true  
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RE: Weird News Item On CX's J Class Passengers

Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:45 pm

Quoting infinit (Reply 7):
In Singapore too, I reckon!

It's like $500 for spitting on the sidewalk there too  
Quoting YVRFlyer (Reply 6):
Think about that next time you're commuting in Tokyo!

Oh I've seen it other places....i.e., i went to the equivalent of a Blockbuster with the 5th floor being the 18+ floor.....you can just think   
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RE: Weird News Item On CX's J Class Passengers

Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:11 am

Quoting taichen (Reply 14):
Then you haven't seen much in your life.

Oh, I have seen more disturbing things, but not a youtube video...
Maybe I just find or define different stuff as disturbing.
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RE: Weird News Item On CX's J Class Passengers

Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:44 am

Tell me there's a first class on CX cuz I can't do that long a flight in economy and I won't be able to be comfortable in business class anymore.
 
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RE: Weird News Item On CX's J Class Passengers

Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:54 am

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 18):
Oh I've seen it other places....i.e., i went to the equivalent of a Blockbuster with the 5th floor being the 18+ floor.....you can just think     

Hopefully they used bleach to clean the floors! I wonder if sales of sterilizing towels (i.e. Lysol Wipes) at HKG have gone through the roof now.

Quoting LOWS (Reply 16):
No, they don't seem to have any problem with CX. Apparently you missed their „coverage“ of the AA Bankruptcy.

Oops oh yeah, I missed that one!   

Quoting tharanga (Reply 9):
Does somebody get paid to make animations like this?

Yep, they do... they make some wacky animation, often very sensationalized. I'm amazed at the effort they took to accurately recreate CX's airplane and interiors, especially all the fine details for the J cabin and seat.

The funny thing is that there doesn't seem to be any original source stories about CX's "problem", it's like the animators made it out of thin air. The only news on it are all reposts on the animation, rather than original news.
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RE: Weird News Item On CX's J Class Passengers

Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:36 am

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 18):
It's like $500 for spitting on the sidewalk there too

Well if you get people flying in from some countries not too far from you where they discharge their bodily fluids all over the place you need legislation involved here  
Quoting tharanga (Reply 9):
Does somebody get paid to make animations like this?

lol

Quoting JAAlbert (Reply 11):
The hot towel service was a bit over the top.

For some strange reason, I pictured a hot towel under that blanket in the animation
I'm not going to be taking those hot towels for some time!
Okay, I'd better not give them ideas! 
 
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RE: Weird News Item On CX's J Class Passengers

Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:32 am

Quoting YVRFlyer (Reply 10):
I stand corrected, I had no idea they were doing so well. Still, knocking CX down a bit is still a good motivator if this is some kind of sly ad tactic.

They put everyone down!  

The video was created by Next Media Animation ( http://www.nma.tv/ ) which creates these funny and humorous news reports of stuff going on all around the world. Some fascinating highlights so far have taken a look at:
- Charlie Sheen - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG_OB-W3FQM
- iPhone 5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBMxHbvLA5U
- etc.

Their YouTube channel is here: http://www.youtube.com/user/NMAWorldEdition
 
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RE: Weird News Item On CX's J Class Passengers

Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:45 am

This happens more than you'd think. Out of my 3 years working as an FA, I've personally seen about 10 cases.

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RE: Weird News Item On CX's J Class Passengers

Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:02 am

Quoting YLWbased (Reply 24):
This happens more than you'd think. Out of my 3 years working as an FA, I've personally seen about 10 cases.

Good lord.. How did you deal will it?
 
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RE: Weird News Item On CX's J Class Passengers

Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:23 am

Quoting infinit (Reply 25):
Good lord.. How did you deal will it?

Tap on their shoulder, tell them that "the lavatory is at the rear of the aircraft". Speak softly, avoid making a big fuss in the cabin.   

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edited for spelling

[Edited 2012-09-19 19:24:21]
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RE: Weird News Item On CX's J Class Passengers

Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:37 am

Quoting infinit (Reply 25):
Good lord.. How did you deal will it?

Wow, I'm surprised no one asked that earlier!!!   

Quoting YLWbased (Reply 26):
Tap on their shoulder, tell them that "the lavatory is at the rear of the aircraft". Speak softly, avoid making a big fuss in the cabin.      

 Wow! ... Duly noted. I will upgrade to Y+ or book near the front of the Y cabin to avoid the rear lavatories!

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 20):

Tell me there's a first class on CX cuz I can't do that long a flight in economy and I won't be able to be comfortable in business class anymore.

Yes, indeed there is First on CX!

Wow, this video could be a subliminal message for people to upgrade. I'm already thinking of going Y+ or grabbing the more desirable (and pricy) seats up front, and spiritair97 is considering F instead of J. Very clever if CX's marketing department was involved!   
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RE: Weird News Item On CX's J Class Passengers

Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:42 pm

UPDATE: Apparently CX has managed to remove the animated piece from Youtube, Next Media did a followup animation ad story here:
http://www.nma.tv/cathay-pacific-bus...s-class-airline-censors-nma-video/

I wonder if anyone at CX has ever heard of the 'Streisand Effect' - this might bring far more attention to the original offending animation.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streisand_effect
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RE: Weird News Item On CX's J Class Passengers

Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:33 am

Do you know where I can see it, then ?
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RE: Weird News Item On CX's J Class Passengers

Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:31 am

Quoting Aesma (Reply 29):

Do you know where I can see it, then ?

The English version seems to be available:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gZdT5HfrJk

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