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Cathay Pacific scandal solved
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When I first saw photos of the Cathay Pacific sex scandal, my immediate concern was safety. I mean who wants the pilot messing around with a flight attendant during a flight?
This video is in Chinese, but you get an idea.

Now Cathay Pacific has released an official statement. The incident didn’t happen during a flight (thank God) and the pilot and flight attendant are no longer connected with the airline. One wonders what kind of job they can get next?
The following statement is issued on behalf of Mr. John Slosar, Chief Executive of Cathay Pacific Airways:

Statement by Cathay Pacific Chief Executive John Slosar

12 August 2011

“I can confirm that two members of our crew shown in compromising situations in photographs published recently in Chinese-language daily newspapers are no longer employees of the company.
I can also report that we have found no evidence to suggest that the incidents happened on any of our flights while airborne.
We will now produce a report of our findings and pass it to our regulator, the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department. We will continue to co-operate with the CAD as required.
I know that many people were disturbed by the damage this incident caused to the reputation of our cockpit and cabin crews, all of them serious safety and service professionals, and to the airline itself.
I want to assure the public and all of our staff that we conducted a thorough investigation into the circumstances in which the photographs were taken and published.
And I can provide further assurance that our investigation was fair, conducted without fear or favour and with no special consideration or regard for rank or position in the company.
As Chief Executive of Cathay Pacific, let me be crystal clear about one thing: I find any behaviour that recklessly soils the reputation of our company or our team members as totally unacceptable.
That’s why we moved as swiftly as we could to ascertain the facts of the case, and to take decisive action.
I appreciate that some people wish to know more details of our findings.
However, the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance strictly limits us from discussing matters between the company and individual employees.
For this reason, we cannot release information about the specific actions that have been taken by management or individual members of staff, or comment on rumours relating to individuals.
This is the law, and we must and will respect it.
But I am satisfied that the actions we have taken are the right ones and that the lessons learned will make all of us in the company even more conscious of our responsibilities under our own Code of Conduct and the privacy provisions of Hong Kong law.
Finally, I would like to thank the Cathay Pacific team for their understanding and concern as we carried out our inquiries, and also to those who conducted the investigation with diligence, determination and commitment to a fair process.”

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lover010178

Hay naku! What else is new with a pilot and a flight attendant making out on the plane?

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Eh diba usually for big commercial flights sabay sabay yung crew to enter and leave the plane tapos usually natitira sa plane yung cleaning crew? At least that’s how it’s always been for all the flights i have been on. kelan naman nila magagawa yon? baka naman sabi sabi lang ng Cathay na hindi sya during a flight para wag matakot ang tao from flying Cathay?

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Buti nga! Mga loko. Experiment failed. Ayan.. sibak na kayo!!

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Hidden Dragon

Jolly, everybody’s basically free to do whatever they want during their free time.  But if you wear your company uniform and have it video’d, be ready for the repercussions.  
That aside, I wouldn’t mind flying under the pilot and the FA in the video.  They did not compromise safety (if indeed it was not in flight), and they just had a jolly good time.  Would I date them?  No. 

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May be I am too lenient, but if it was in their free time, I assume on land and not during any flight, they should not been sacked from the company and much less publicly identified.

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CVS Reply:

but not in company uniform and property please. Cathay Pacific has a name to protect and cannot be associated with people who horse around during work

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Oh.  Thank goodness this didn’t happen on air.  They have a way of knowing it ‘coz “sounds” are recorded on the black box (?)

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CVS Reply:

maybe it happened before the flight? (hopefully)

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