Hey, imagine that. A cathay thread with Bjammin being pissed off and defensive.Bjammin said:Brown Cow,
Please make us all understand how Cathay Pacific is not a major airline.
Do you do research on the definition of a major? Guess not.
To answer you question about this MAJOR airline. All SO's are based out of Hong Kong first and it usually takes about 3 years to upgrade to FO. The pay is very good right off the bat, about 80K USD. That includes retirement and housing allowence. You also get good schedules out of Hong Kong. If you go to the Cathay Pacific websight they spell out the minimums.
All in all a very good gig if you don't mind Hong Kong. Guys take SO over FO, depends on your preference.
Ain't too different from a Cathay thread where Brown Cow rakes someone over the coals for daring to ask a question about Cathay. BC needs to realize if Cathay doesn't belong on this board, then by that logic UPS belongs in the Cargo board.YGBSM said:Hey, imagine that. A cathay thread with Bjammin being pissed off and defensive.
Can you tell us again how great cathay is?
GEEZ take a chill pill man!Brown Cow said:Please spare us yet another Cathay thread in the wrong forum. This question has been answered a million times in other threads.......please do a search.
At any rate, it depends on whether you get hired as a direct entry FO or a SO. The FO's are in the US and other places and the SO's are in HK. Your base is wherever they need you.
But again, please do a search!!!
I don't know how many different scales there are, but all that really matters is the one they offer you. There are different scales for freight and pax, and different allowances depending on where you are based. This has been widely discussed over at ppune.com, but some of the information there seems to somewhat dated. A quick search will yield pages of results. It will give you a good idea of how the different positions compare to each other. Hopefully one of the Cathay people here can fill you in on COLA adjustments and other similar topics.Baby Cakes said:How many payscales does C.P. have? I heard around 12. ???
Is the Freighter scale different from Pax?