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Following dwindling profits Cathay Pacific announced today that it would cut 600 jobs at their Hong Kong headquarters including 25% of all management positions.

This latest move represents the pressure airlines like Cathay (and now Singapore Airlines) are under after years of good profits that now disappeared into thin air. [click to continue…]

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A flight crew instructor from Cathay Pacific’s safety training school has been arrested over the alleged indecent assault of one of his trainees, a 34-year-old air steward in training.

The incident allegedly happened at Cathay Pacific headquarters in Hong Kong where the airline trains and educates their flight attendants to make them ready for the skies. [click to continue…]

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Cathay Pacific has reportedly ordered it’s ground staff to attach a FRAGILE sticker to each of the popular Rimowa suitcases that are checked in by the passenger due to expensive claims.

The move comes after the airline sees itself confronted with many expensive baggage claims from customers whose Rimowa suitcases have been damaged during the journey. [click to continue…]

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Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa Group (Lufthansa, Swiss and Austrian) signed up a codeshare agreement on Monday where airlines will place each others code on a number of flights starting on April 5 for travel commencing April 26.

Cathay Pacific Lufthansa Codeshare Agreement

Cathay Pacific will codeshare Lufthansa Group flights in Europe and Lufthansa will codeshare Cathay Pacific flights to Australia and New Zealand. Members of Asia Miles and Miles&More can earn and redeem miles on these codeshare routes. [click to continue…]

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Le Club AccorHotels has launched a new bonus miles promotion for Alitalia, Cathay Pacific and Virgin Australia member stays until May 31, 2017.

Le Club AccorHotels Cathay Pacific

Members can earn double miles on their second stay and triple miles for their third stay during the promotional period. You won’t earn bonus miles for your first stay or any stay after the third one during the promotional period. [click to continue…]

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Bloomberg ran an interesting article couple of days back about the “fall” of Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific and how these airlines are squeezed both by the ME3 (Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways) and Chinese carriers (China Eastern, China Southern, Hainan, Air China etc,).

Bloomberg “The Decline and Fall of Asia's Airline Empires” (Singapore Airlines & Cathay Pacific)

Singapore and Hong Kong airlines both neither have their government backing (all ME3 do) nor can they rely on local market (both rather small). [click to continue…]

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Asia Miles, Cathay Pacific’s base non-status frequent flyer program has extended their promotion that gives a 30% bonus when you convert your hotel points to Asia Miles until 28th February 2017.

Some of these conversion options actually make sense, so if you are an Asia Miles member who hasn’t pulled the trigger yet then maybe you want to reconsider. [click to continue…]

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One of my pet peeves of flying on Cathay Pacific for me has been the lack of in-flight internet (and not dine on demand for business class passengers – should change sometime next year as well).

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So, I was surprised that after my Manchester – Hong Kong flight, the connecting flight to Ho Chi Ming City on a brand new Airbus A350 had WiFi availability, and I decided to check it out. [click to continue…]

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Air Canada (Star Alliance) and Cathay Pacific (Oneworld) are starting to codeshare on January 19 2017, and the frequent flier partnership between Asia Miles and Aeroplan begins on the same date.

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Air Canada will place its code on select Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon regional services from Hong Kong and Cathay Pacific will place its code to select Air Canada destinations within Canada. [click to continue…]