• How airlines can help you celebrate special occasions

    People travel for a number of different reasons, but perhaps the most exciting trips are those where you’re celebrating a special event, such as a birthday, wedding anniversary, honeymoon or even retirement. Declaring as much at the check-in desk probably won’t get you upgraded &ndas...

    POSTED 16 Jun, 2017 25 Comments

  • These five airlines give you free inflight Internet

    Inflight Internet is virtually ubiquitous these days with most major airlines offering some form of sky-high WiFi – and while this has traditionally attracted sky-high prices to match, the cost of connecting mid-flight is on the decline, with some airlines now even offering the service for ...

    POSTED 14 Jun, 2017 18 Comments

  • What Singapore Airlines can teach a loss-making Cathay Pacific

    What is Europe's most profitable airline? Air France-KLM, whose premium passengers sleep in private suites with memory-foam mattresses, dine on Joël Robuchon dishes and have private jets at their disposal? Or Ryanair, which offers flights starting at €10 ($15) and whose chief executiv...

    POSTED 22 May, 2017 8 Comments

  • 600 jobs go as Cathay Pacific wields the re-org axe

    Cathay Pacific, Asia'ss biggest international airline, will eliminate 600 jobs, including 190 managerial positions, as part of the biggest revamp in two decades to help revive earnings. The majority of affected employees will be informed of the changes on Monday and over the next month, with mos...

    POSTED 22 May, 2017 1 Comment

  • Cathay to "compete hard on price" against Virgin on Melbourne-HKG

    Cathay Pacific has promised to be price-competitive on the Melbourne-Hong Kong route as Virgin Australia counts down to the July 5 launch of flights between the two cities. However, the Hong Kong-based airline has indicated it will stop short of a price war which substantially drives down prices...

    POSTED 1 May, 2017 22 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific's new CEO faces bloated costs, upstart rivals

    Friends and executives clinked their champagne flutes for Rupert Hogg late last week at a sky lounge offering a view of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour, wishing him success as he assumes the CEO role on May 1 at Cathay Pacific Airways. A can of Red Bull might have been more appropriate. The ...

    POSTED 28 Apr, 2017 2 Comments

  • How to get free WiFi on Cathay Pacific

    One of the best features of Cathay Pacific's new Airbus A350 is that the advanced jet boasts inflight Internet so that travellers can – if they choose – stay connected above the clouds. The service is reasonably fast, and priced at US$10 for one hour or the more appealing rate of US$...

    POSTED 20 Apr, 2017 1 Comment

  • New Cathay Pacific lounges for Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Seoul

    It's been a busy few years for the team behind Cathay Pacific’s impressive new-look airport lounges. Flagship first class and business class lounges sporting a contemporary upmarket Ilse Crawford design have opened their doors at Hong Kong and London’s Heathrow airport, with smaller ...

    POSTED 19 Apr, 2017 3 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific plans new regional business class for 2019

    Cathay Pacific has a new generation of regional business class seats on the way – but they won't arrive until the end of 2019, and they won’t be fully-flat. The seats will debut on the new fleet of regional sibling Cathay Dragon, nee Dragon Air, which the airline expects will be eith...

    POSTED 18 Apr, 2017 6 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific: narrow new Boeing 777 economy seat due 2018

    Cathay Pacific will fit an all-new economy seat across its Boeing 777-300 fleet as the airline moves to a tighter but more profitable 10-across layout instead of the current 3-3-3 seating. All 17 of the Oneworld airline's regional Boeing 777-300 jets along with 48 of its 53 long-range Boeing 777...

    POSTED 17 Apr, 2017 13 Comments

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