Calling a spade a spade.

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Ourmanin

Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer

Member since 08 Jun 2018

Total posts 112

Not an issue unique to Cathay this, just that I happen to be sat in their Changi lounge (which is very good in my view) my flight is, however, “re-timed” which given that it’s currently been “re-timed” for 45 minutes later than the scheduled departure time, means that I assume that “re-timed” is the latest corporate gobbledegook for delayed. Which seems to me to far more accurately reflect the situation. Appreciate that having to endure another glass of Moët is almost the definition of a first world problem. My wife just rolls her eyes when I vent my frustration at the pervasive creep of this corporate spin that has to be put on everything! Can’t you just call it what it is!

tommygun

Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles

Member since 16 Oct 2017

Total posts 126

Spades became digging apparatus. I think now they're dimension facilitators.

MRYJDrake

Air New Zealand - Airpoints

Member since 31 Oct 2016

Total posts 198

I'm with your wife on this one.

But from my interpretation, delays happen once you or the plane are at the gate.

If they know about it in advance, and have filed for a new slot, I'd suggest thats enough pre-planning to call it "Re-timed".

Bob Burgess

Member since 13 Sep 2016

Total posts 50

Yes, "re-timed" is silly corporate-speak for delayed and rescheduled.

Tasclean

QF LTG

Member since 29 Feb 2016

Total posts 9

'Rescheduled' is already a euphemism, 'retimed' is newspeak on top!

apacau

Member since 02 Jun 2013

Total posts 34

A slight divergence from topic, but I wonder at what point a 'delay' becomes a 'reschedule', especially when it comes to on-time performance statistics, which is such a focus of the major airlines (as it should be!).

If a month prior to departure, my flight is re-scheduled an hour later, I don't think anyone would or should try to argue that the flight has been delayed. However if the change is made 1 day before, is it any different? Or, say, 4 hours prior to departure?

I do wonder whether airlines use the rescheduled word as a way to get around reporting the flight as 'officially' delayed?

Ourmanin

Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer

Member since 08 Jun 2018

Total posts 112

Spades became digging apparatus. I think now they're dimension facilitators.

Tommygun. If you don’t work in corporate comms then it’s a career opportunity that will always be there for you. Brilliant😀

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