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samatm
6 hours ago, hyaku said:

A website link gives you little as to the real workings of a company. As I said they moved out. But technically they are in HK. They would have to be as each airport has a quota. I was crewing the Cathay Hot air balloon for 10 years and in close contact with pilots, engineers and other staff. Many a happy hour up at the old Kai Tak airport and in the pilots club. Well over year before the change over they were relocating offices and staff. A lot of the pilots were Australian. My pilot is the one on the TV commercial. That says, "Hi I'm Nigel" Before he retired he did instructor checks on pilots on the HK/Cebu run. Leave home in the morning and back home at 5:00.

Hmmmm I remember NIgel!     But i think you've had one too many happy hour with the boys.. Cathay Pacific is THE Hong Kong Flag Carrier.  All its operations and its subsidiary Airline Dragon Air  are based out of  HKIA.    As Hong KOng is soon to be part of China again.. and is already controlled by the PLA (China Army)   Cathay in my books qualifies as Chinese Airline.  The people in Taiwan might object to calling China Airlines and EVA  "Chinese"   but both political parties see Taiwan as  part of China as do the Commie Chinese,  So techically they are also "Chinese" Airlines.    As both provide  great inflight service 

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hyaku

Looks like the Swire group only own 40% now.

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b7335920
On 4/2/2017 at 3:42 AM, Don. said:

I have lived in Asia for 16 years, about 6 of those years in the Phils.

Recently flew China Southern Airlines.  They have gotten slightly better, but

still need a lot of improvement.

Vast majority of passengers are Chinese, some observations on my trip last week:

 JFK with a connection in Guangzhou


Granny allowing baby to pee in the aisle. 
Beef or chicken noodles with no beef or chicken included.  Hamburgers tossed at passengers by male flight attendant.
No cellphones or tablets allowed at any time during flights in China. 
One of my flights was rescheduled twice and then delayed 6 hours. Gate change with no announcement. 
Grandpa spitting in the aisle. 
Surly staff that just walk away from you when you ask about a gate change. 
Baggage damaged, zero care or compensation by airline.
Passengers ignoring and/or arguing with staff 

One flight delayed for 2 hours because of a screaming argument between Chinese passenger and staff, the passenger was trying to sneak into first class. Passenger eventually removed from flight.
Filthy restrooms with pee and poo on the floor 
Dirty unwashed pillows and blankets handed out to passengers 

The flights are some of the cheapest, but you get what you pay for.

arguments everywhere , horrible food , constant delays at terminal . worst  (zero cushion )and smallest seats for long flight ever . list goes on and on . ill bring a lunch and a tranqualizer next time....at least theyre cheap ! 

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TequilaSunset
On 4/2/2017 at 5:11 PM, samatm said:

 

Wow... flight from Hell!     I had positve experience flying  Beijing to Hk on CZ  new A380 service.  The trip was short..aside from flying in a new super jumbo it was an ordinary flight.. with the typical stand up early followed by ignored pleadings to remain seated...  but none of the stuff you experienced.. in fact it was quite nice and I was surprised actually at how well everything went.  

Oh..compromise  by asking them to book you on Cathay Pacific or China Airlines or EVA  they are all "Chinese"  airlines. 

I really like EVA... attendants are nice to look at too! 

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samatm
3 hours ago, TequilaSunset said:

I really like EVA... attendants are nice to look at too! 

A wife of a good friend has been  a stew for EVA for over 15 years..  its a good company to work for too. 

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Kabisay-an gid
4 hours ago, TequilaSunset said:

I really like EVA... attendants are nice to look at too! 

EVA is ranked as one of the safest airlines on the planet. They've never had a plane crash in their history. Whereas China Airlines has a poor safety record over the years.

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