The Straits Times
Published on Dec 12, 2012

Photo gallery: Cathay Pacific crews threaten no-smile, no-booze strike


HONG KONG (AFP) - Cathay Pacific flight crews may stop serving alcohol and smiling at passengers after voting in favour of industrial action during the Christmas holidays over a salary dispute, their union said on Tuesday.

The Cathay Pacific Airways Flight Attendants Union, which is demanding a five per cent salary increase from Hong Kong's flagship carrier, said the "work-to-rule" measures could also throw flight schedules into chaos.