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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).

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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…]

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Cathay Pacific has been hit with a christmas present of the special kind. A french court fined the carrier 497,833 EUR for failing to comply with french labor laws concerning the carrier Paris based crews.

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The fine consists of a newly levied 190,000 EUR penalty adding to an additional 307,833 EUR retained in an Escrow account since proceedings began. [click to continue…]