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raylee67
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Cathay 773 flew a heart shape over South China Sea

Sun May 21, 2017 1:45 pm

Today CX took a group of 100 kids from local lower class families for a HKG-HKG 2-hr charity flying experience trip. And the flight crews deliberately plotted a heart shape course over the sea.

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Re: Cathay 773 flew a heart shape over South China Sea

Sun May 21, 2017 1:59 pm

Love it.
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QueenoftheSkies
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Re: Cathay 773 flew a heart shape over South China Sea

Mon May 22, 2017 9:01 am

Well what a big waste of resources and money for an airline that is about to announce staff cuts. I get the intent behind it but rather wasteful if you ask me.
 
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Re: Cathay 773 flew a heart shape over South China Sea

Mon May 22, 2017 9:16 am

That's indeed some lovely work!!
 
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Re: Cathay 773 flew a heart shape over South China Sea

Mon May 22, 2017 9:16 am

QueenoftheSkies wrote:
Well what a big waste of resources and money for an airline that is about to announce staff cuts. I get the intent behind it but rather wasteful if you ask me.


I agree, the timing is really bad.
 
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Re: Cathay 773 flew a heart shape over South China Sea

Mon May 22, 2017 9:20 am

QueenoftheSkies wrote:
Well what a big waste of resources and money for an airline that is about to announce staff cuts. I get the intent behind it but rather wasteful if you ask me.

Oh get real, the cost of this flight was miniscule in the context of their overall financial position.
 
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Re: Cathay 773 flew a heart shape over South China Sea

Mon May 22, 2017 9:26 am

Yes that extra $500 jet fuel is really going to make life extra difficult at the billion dollar valued enterprise
 
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Re: Cathay 773 flew a heart shape over South China Sea

Mon May 22, 2017 9:43 am

Well what a big waste of resources and money for an airline that is about to announce staff cuts. I get the intent behind it but rather wasteful if you ask me.


It is a charity flight for underprivileged kids and their family who has never flew on an airplane before. It is good corporate work. The flight last 1.5 hours. So they can choose to fly a straight line out for 45 mins and back... or they can do something like this which is kind of fun and cute. Also a flight like this must have been organize months ago, way before the recent restructuring.
 
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Re: Cathay 773 flew a heart shape over South China Sea

Mon May 22, 2017 9:44 am

These are planned months in advance and are not only an excellent corporate responsibility initiative but some would even say that are mandatory under the forced village relocation that resulted in the current airport being built. yes the timing isn't great in light of today's other announcement but this is pure coincidence rather than ill intent. these flights happen at least annually perhaps even more often.
 
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Re: Cathay 773 flew a heart shape over South China Sea

Mon May 22, 2017 9:59 am

They have probably gained more exposure than advertising in a local newspaper for the same cost.
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