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Cathay Pacific & Dragonair are two of the airlines that engage in fuel hedging and it has caught up with them in a bad way as oil prices dropped dramatically and the airline is currently locked into higher rates.

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Now the carrier wants to correct their bad management and business decision by introducing a fuel surcharge on most flights not originating in Hong Kong and other areas where they are restricted by law. [click to continue…]

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LoyaltyLobby frequently covers both the advantages and disadvantages of Online Travel Agents (OTA) and today I’d like to remind our readers to always check the prices on local OTA’s for special fares.

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I found myself in the situation that I needed to book a last minute flight to Hong Kong for this afternoon and Cathay fares on Expedia Thailand were great compared to the Cathay Pacific’s own website. [click to continue…]

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Cathay Pacific has completed it’s lounge renovation program at Vancouver Airport (YVR) and opened it’s brand new lounge opposite gate 66 at the International Terminal.

Cathay Lounge YVR

The lounge features Cathay’s new design which includes comfortable leather couches, a live kitchen and wide variety of food and beverage options, but will no longer offer passengers a separate First Class section. [click to continue…]

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A female Mainland Chinese traveler en route from Dubai to Hong Kong was arrested upon arrival for assaulting a Cathay Pacific flight attendant with a cup of orange juice after a quarrel about her kids meals.

Cathay PacificAfter she hurled the orange juice at the flight crew the woman was hauled off the plane by several police officers as soon as the flight arrived at the gate. [click to continue…]

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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…]