• Travel tip: drop your suitcase at Kuala Lumpur in-town check-in

    Flying with Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air or Cathay Dragon from Kuala Lumpur International Airport? Then take advantage of the city’s in-town check-in desks, where you can ditch your suitcase and obtain your boarding pass before reaching the airport. It’s a great move if you’r...

    POSTED 26 Sep, 2017 8 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific to open new Singapore Terminal 4 lounge on Oct 31

    Cathay Pacific expects to open its all-new lounge at Singapore's Changi Airport Terminal 4 on October 31. It's the airline's first dedicated lounge at Singapore, with the business class lounge rolling out the red carpet the same day as the Oneworld member's flights shift from T1 to T4. "We ...

    POSTED 6 Sep, 2017 10 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific expands to Brussels, Dublin, Copenhagen

    Cathay Pacific will add three new European destinations to its network in 2018, with the airline's latest Airbus A350 taking Brussels, Dublin and Copenhagen under its wing. The schedules put each city within a short connection from flights between Australia and Hong Kong – although that ca...

    POSTED 1 Sep, 2017 4 Comments

  • World's longest flight heralds the death of airline hubs

    To see where an airline is heading, look at its order book. The routes a carrier can fly and the markets it can serve are defined by the planes in its fleet. As a result, recent announcements from Cathay Pacific and Qantas are telling indicators of how the global aviation market is changing. Qa...

    POSTED 1 Sep, 2017 21 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific to buy Airbus A321neo jets in US$4.1 billion order

    Cathay Pacific will upgrade and expand the fleet of its affiliate Cathay Dragon with an order for 32 Airbus A321neo jets. The jets, scheduled to be delivered between 2020 and 2023, will also mark the debut of an all-new regional business class seat – although this is expected to be a more ...

    POSTED 22 Aug, 2017 7 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific struggles to attract top-end of market

    Cathay Pacific is slipping in its efforts to get passengers to pay more for its premium services in a test for new Chief Executive Officer Rupert Hogg as the company reported back-to-back losses. The marquee airline on Wednesday reported a net loss of HK$2.05 billion (US$262 million) for th...

    POSTED 16 Aug, 2017 13 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific's first-half performance disappointing, CEO says

    Cathay Pacific's operating environment remained challenging in the first half of the year, Chief Executive Officer Rupert Hogg said, dashing expectations of an early recovery for the carrier that’s cutting jobs following the first annual loss in eight years. “We said that we expected...

    POSTED 19 Jul, 2017 9 Comments

  • Upgrade auctions: Cathay Pacific lets you bid for a better seat

    Cathay Pacific will now let travellers bid cash for an upgrade to premium economy and business class – but not first class – under the airline's new Upgrade Bid program. The initiative is intended to help the airline fill its premium cabins on selected flights where seats remain empt...

    POSTED 17 Jul, 2017 7 Comments

  • How to claim missing Cathay Pacific Asia Miles after your flight

    Earning Asia Miles when flying with Cathay Pacific and its partner airlines like Qantas is usually straightforward: attach your Asia Miles number to your booking before you travel and those miles tend to appear without much hassle. But occasionally, the miles you’re owed never turn up, or ...

    POSTED 4 Jul, 2017 0 Comments

  • 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

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