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    Quote Originally Posted by Open Casket:
    Another one! Cathay had to emergency land just a couple months ago with a Hong Kong to Los Angeles flight....had to make emergency landing in Alaska.

    I take this flight quite a bit.

    Cathay Pacific flight makes emergency landing in Alaska - Channel NewsAsia
    That one's fine. I don't take that flight


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    Last edited by 100LL; 25-09-2015 at 03:38 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HK_Katherine:
    Scary. This is a flight I have caught more than once....
    Be careful what you type. The internet government now has you on a watchlist as an arsonist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenmark:
    Be careful what you type. The internet government now has you on a watchlist as an arsonist.
    There's a lot of arson about!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dontdrink&drive:
    tell HAECO to fix it
    But the plane is not in Hong Kong, it is in Bali.

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    Interesting that Cathay is denying both passenger and media reports that the engine was on fire.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jmbf:
    Interesting that Cathay is denying both passenger and media reports that the engine was on fire.
    Don't really want to defend CX, but there is a possibility CX may be right in that there was no engine fire.

    Engine failure may create sparks, the exhaust may glow bright red from changes in temperature due to the failure. All that may confuse the passenger to think there was a fire.
    Last edited by Cho-man; 26-09-2015 at 12:36 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmbf:
    Interesting that Cathay is denying both passenger and media reports that the engine was on fire.
    As with most everything that has to do with liability, this is where the legal department will be extra cautious on terminology.

    All comes down to how you define "engine fire"

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    Quote Originally Posted by dontdrink&drive:
    cx loss on oil hedging any comments guys?

    billions
    And if the oil price had moved the other way, the reverse. It's only a paper loss. They have to buy fuel and they prefer to know what price they will pay for it in the future. That's just good practise to hedge that risk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HK_Katherine:
    And if the oil price had moved the other way, the reverse. It's only a paper loss. They have to buy fuel and they prefer to know what price they will pay for it in the future. That's just good practise to hedge that risk.
    In either event, it may have no relevance to this specific event regarding the engine of course.

    But if you like to talk about hedging, well, its beyond CX control which way the oil price go on the markets. So it could be risk control if the oil price go up or bad gambling if the price is low (as it is now), it all depends on how you look at it.

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