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One passenger on a Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong to Bangkok tried to open an overhead compartment in the cabin which however wasn’t existent, instead he ripped off the entire ceiling panel causing substantial damage to the brand new A350 aircraft.

Cathay Pacific Ceiling

Repair works lead to the flight being delayed by 3 hours and passengers not being amused over this honest mistake which might partly have been caused by a missing warning label. [click to continue…]

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Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Club/Asia Miles has launched a new 20% off Asia Miles promotion in Economy and Business between Hong Kong and select destinations in Asia.

Cathay PromotionThe promotion is valid for bookings until 26th July for select Asian destinations in Economy Class and Business Class Awards to Taiwan and Hiroshima, Japan. [click to continue…]

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Cathay Pacific reminded their Marco Polo Club members this week via email that their program changes came into effect on April 15th 2016, moving to a zone based system for earnings of credits.

MP ChangesMembers will from now on earn their status credits based on a zoning system similar to British Airways Executive Club, making it more difficult to obtain a higher status level for Economy fliers. [click to continue…]

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Many are burning their American Airlines AAdvantage miles before the award chart devaluation that happens tomorrow by booking tickets on Cathay Pacific (and hopefully many in F).

Cathay Pacific

Just a word of warning for those that book intra-Asia Cathay Pacific segments in F. You may end up riding in regional business class instead. Cathay Pacific is notorious for subbing equipment at very last minute and this happened to me last week. [click to continue…]