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Official: Cathay Dragon To Be Discontinued, Merged Into Cathay Pacific

The pandemic is causing airlines to make all kinds of tough decisions. Cathay Pacific has been in trouble for longer than most other airlines, given that it dealt with months of protests prior to the coronavirus pandemic. Well, the airline has today…

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Cathay Pacific’s Interesting New Pittsburgh Cargo Flights

Cathay Pacific has started regularly scheduled service to Pittsburgh for the next 12 weeks... but we're not invited. Cathay Pacific has this week launched a new 12-week cargo service to Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). The service originates in…

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Hong Kong Government Takes Stake In Cathay Pacific

It goes without saying that the past year has been particularly tough for Cathay Pacific. First Hong Kong faced massive protests, and then the coronavirus pandemic started. Cathay Pacific has been struggling to stay afloat, though at least there's some…

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Hong Kong Airport Opens To Transit Passengers With Restrictions

Some of Asia's biggest global hubs are once again opening to transit passengers. For example, Hong Kong will be opening to transit passengers as of June 1, while Singapore Changi will be opening transit passengers as of June 2. While we've known for…

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Cathay Pacific Closes All US Flight Attendant Bases

Ugh -- nearly 300 people will be losing their jobs, and it will also be the end of an era for Cathay Pacific. Cathay Pacific was unique among airlines in that they had quite a few foreign crew bases, from London to Los Angeles to Singapore. While most…

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Cathay Pacific May Cancel Boeing 777X Order

Could Cathay Pacific be cancelling their Boeing 777-9 order? The plane was supposed to be the new flagship aircraft for the airline, featuring a new first class. But it looks like that may not be happening anymore... While we talk a lot about airlines…

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Cathay Pacific Eliminating Fuel Surcharges

There's at least some good news from Cathay Pacific today regarding fuel surcharges, even if the airline isn't operating a whole lot of flights. For tickets purchased as of May 1, 2020, Cathay Pacific will be eliminating fuel surcharges¬†in a vast majority…

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Cathay Pacific Cuts Capacity By 96% Through May

While many airlines have been struggling for the past few weeks, Cathay Pacific has been in a tough spot for the past several months. Being Hong Kong's largest airline, they first had to deal with reduced demand following months of protests in Hong Kong,…

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Why Cathay Pacific Is Adding US Flights Right Now

It's interesting to see an airline countering the trend and adding at least some international service at the moment... Cathay Pacific has obviously been incredibly hard hit by the current global crisis (and prior to that, by the protests), and they've…

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Cathay Pacific Closing Vancouver Crew Base

Cathay Pacific is unique among airlines in that they have quite a few foreign crew bases (having a couple of foreign bases isn't unusual, but Cathay Pacific has historically had quite a few). While many Cathay Pacific pilots and flight attendants are…

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Cathay Pacific Closing Some Hong Kong Lounges

Hong Kong is one of the best airports in the world in terms of the quality of alliance lounges. In particular, oneworld Sapphire and Emerald members are used to having access to a bunch of awesome lounges. Well, it looks like that is changing soon. As…

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Cathay Pacific Cuts 30% Of Flights, Puts Employees On Unpaid Leave

Suffice to say that Cathay Pacific has had a rough several months. In early 2019 Cathay Pacific was once again profitable after a couple of years of losses, and things were looking good. Unfortunately in the second half of last year things changed, as…

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Cathay Pacific Cutting New York To Vancouver Flight Early

Arguably the single most comfortable flight within North America is Cathay Pacific's flight from New York to Vancouver. The airline operates this as a fifth freedom flight, with the flight continuing onwards to Hong Kong. In September 2019 we learned…

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Cathay Pacific Staff Can Now Wear Face Masks Due To Wuhan Coronavirus

The Wuhan coronavirus is causing concern in the travel industry, as the death toll has increased to nine people, and a total of over 450 people have been infected. Travelers at some airports are being screened for the virus, and increasingly this is…

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Did This Jerk Scam His Way Into Business Class?

A popular Instagram user has shared a video of him allegedly scamming his way into a business class seat. As he describes it, this would be "how to fly business class for free." The premise is that the guy was flying Cathay Pacific business class from…

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Cathay Pacific Maintaining New York Capacity

Update: I wanted to correct this post from a few days ago. While Cathay Pacific has indeed updated their schedule to reflect massive capacity cuts to New York this coming winter, the airline has clarified that this isn't their intention. Cathay Pacific…

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Cathay Pacific Shifts Chicago Flights To A350, Cuts First Class

We've seen Cathay Pacific tweak their route network and capacity quite a bit in recent months, due to the ongoing impacts of the protests that we've seen in Hong Kong. Well, the airline has just loaded a pretty noteworthy schedule change, which will…

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Cathay Pacific Offering 10% Credit Card Transfer Bonus

Currently Cathay Pacific is offering a 10% bonus when you convert credit card points into Asia Miles. This promotion is valid for transfers made between January 1 and January 31, 2020, and there are a few things to be aware of: Registration is required…

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Review: Cathay Pacific 777 First Class

While I had flown Cathay Pacific first class many times before, I was excited to fly them this time because the airline recently announced a major refresh to their first class soft product. And what a flight this was... talk about ending a trip on a…

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Review: Cathay Dragon A330 First Class

After a short night at the Hilton Beijing Capital Airport, it was time to fly back to Hong Kong, before continuing to Boston. I'm going to keep this review relatively brief, because I reviewed Cathay Dragon's A330 first class from Shanghai to Hong Kong…

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Review: Cathay Dragon A330 Business Class

To finish off my Miami to Beijing itinerary I was flying Cathay Dragon's A330 business class from Hong Kong to Beijing. While I had flown Cathay Dragon first class before, this was my first time in their business class. As I outlined in the introduction…

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How To Redeem Miles For Cathay Pacific First Class

Back in the day Cathay Pacific used to be one of the most consistent airlines in the world when it came to releasing last minute first class award space. Unfortunately that has changed significantly over time, so in this post I wanted to take an in-depth…

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Review: Cathay Pacific A350 Business Class

I was excited about this Hong Kong to Toronto flight for a variety of reasons. For one, I couldn't wait for a long haul flight where I could hopefully get some real sleep, after an exhausting and largely sleepless few days. Beyond that, this would be…

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