Regional flights to earn more Asia Miles, even in economy Some business class fares to earn less points More award seats available, but mostly at higher prices Cathay Pacific is shaking up its Asia Miles loyalty program with a sweeping overhaul of how points are both earned and redeemed. V...
POSTED 24 May, 2018 25 Comments
If you’re among the many business travellers who regularly jet between Sydney and Hong Kong, Virgin Australia is about to bring competition and choice to the Oriental route which has long been a two-horse race between Oneworld frenemies Qantas and Cathay Pacific. Virgin wants to carve out ...
POSTED 22 May, 2018 37 Comments
EXCLUSIVE | Cathay Pacific will take delivery of its first Airbus A350-1000 on June 19, ahead of flights to Washington DC and potentially Sydney in the later half of 2018. The A350-1000 is a stretched version of the A350-900 which is already well-established in the Cathay Pacific fleet and curre...
POSTED 16 May, 2018 13 Comments
EXCLUSIVE | Cathay Pacific will move business class meals closer to a first class experience with its launch of a new 'restaurant-style' business class dining. The airline says the revamped business class service is built around "restaurant-style dining, improved menu offerings and a new level o...
POSTED 19 Apr, 2018 28 Comments
Is this the start of a new Champagne War between Asia's premium airlines? Cathay Pacific's first class flyers are now being treated to Krug 2004 vintage Champagne on selected routes from Hong Kong. The iconic fruit-forward drop – which sells locally for around $450 a bottle – re...
POSTED 3 Apr, 2018 16 Comments
Using your Qantas Frequent Flyer points to book flights is naturally one of the best ways that you can spend them – and for some high flyers, that means using points to travel with Qantas' Oneworld alliance partner Cathay Pacific. Offering flights between Australia and Hong Kong and onward...
POSTED 3 Apr, 2018 12 Comments
Cathay Pacific and Oneworld passengers have a riot of choice when it comes to the Hong Kong loungescape, with seven airside lounges. Although that tally will drop to six when The Cabin closes on April 30, the airline believes it has more than enough to go around, having studied how its traveller...
POSTED 27 Mar, 2018 10 Comments
Cathay Pacific will launch all-new first class suites and regional business class seats over the next three years as the airline’s newest jets from Airbus and Boeing take wing. However, the Oneworld member isn’t saying exactly what passengers will see at the pointy end of the Airbus ...
POSTED 24 Mar, 2018 6 Comments
Cathay Pacific's newest Hong Kong airport lounge The Deck, will welcome business travellers from March 22 2018. It's an all-new lounge in what will for some travellers be a familiar old location: the upstairs terrace which used to be the drab and dreary G16 lounge of Cathay's regional sibling ...
POSTED 27 Feb, 2018 4 Comments
EXCLUSIVE | Cathay Pacific will pull down the shutters on The Cabin lounge at Hong Kong airport on April 30 2018, closing the business class lounge once its newer sibling The Deck opens in March. Australian Business Traveller was informed of plans for The Cabin's closure through two sources in...
POSTED 27 Feb, 2018 14 Comments
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