Tourism, Travel & Holidays

Jetstar aims to build a network in China

Steve Creedy The Australian 03.09.2011
Jetstar aims to build a network in China

HONG Kong, Tapei and Korea are potential targets for Jetstar joint ventures as the airline moves to strengthen its presence in North Asia and build a network in China.

Airport Security Agents Find 7 Snakes, 3 Tortoises In Passenger's Pants

Miami International Airport has led the way in the latest technology for airport security. One airport passenger learned this the hard way when he was trying to sneak seven exotic snakes onto a plane…in his pants.


Cathay Pacific to Fly Three Times Daily Between LA and Hong Kong in March 2012

Beginning March 2, 2012, Cathay Pacific will increase frequencies between Los Angeles and Hong Kong to three nonstop flights daily. The multi-award-winning carrier will then offer more than 6,300 seats a week between the two cities.

Air rage businessman ‘threatened to stab BA pilots after being refused alcohol’

A U.S. businessman who went into a drunken rage on board a transatlantic flight to the UK was arrested after allegedly threatening to stab the pilots with a shard of glass.


Adelaide to get direct Hong-Kong flights

Cathay Pacific says it will offer three direct flights a week from Adelaide to Hong Kong from November this year.

Cockpit sex scandal delays Cathay Pacific ad campaign

Cathay Pacific has postponed the second phase of a high-profile international advertising campaign, a move that follows a cockpit sex scandal that threatened to undermine the message of the campaign.


Cathay Pacific says July cargo traffic down 11 percent on year

Cathay Pacific Airways (0293.HK) said on Tuesday that its cargo throughput in July fell 11 percent from the same month a year earlier, the fourth consecutive month of contraction, on continued weak demand in Hong Kong and mainland China.

Cathay Pacific reveals its premium economy playbook

Australian Business Traveller 22.07.2011
Cathay Pacific reveals its premium economy playbook

Cathay Pacific hopes to introduce a world-beating premium economy service when the Hong Kong flag carrier eventually reveals its long-awaited mid-market offering.


Hong Kong's Hidden Island Retreat: Cheung Chau (VIDEO)

Chris Anderson AOL Travel News 22.07.2011
Hong Kong's Hidden Island Retreat: Cheung Chau (VIDEO)

"Island retreat" isn't the first thing that comes to the minds of visitors heading to Hong Kong. It's more like: massive, ultra-busy and urban – all of which are accurate. But, Hong Kong also offers a large array of diverse, out-of-city retreats m...

Hotel to Crack Down on Noisy Snoring

Guests at an international hotel chain may sleep more soundly after the introduction of "snore patrols" and "snore absorption rooms" at a number of sites worldwide.


Cathay Pacific bans snub-nosed cats and dogs from flying over health risks

Cathay Pacific has joined a growing number of major airlines in banning short-snouted cats and dogs from flying, as these breeds can be more prone to health problems in-flight.

Best Hong Kong hotels under US$100

Despite rumors to the contrary, there really are Hong Kong hotels with considerate staff and clean rooms that won't rack up enormous bills requiring the selling of body parts to pay off. It's possible to get well-treated and spend under US$100 a...


Woman Gropes Security Screeners' Breast at Airport Checkpoint

We hear a lot of complaints about security screeners groping airline passengers. But now, a Colorado woman is accused of putting her hands on a TSA agent at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix.

Mother arrested after refusing to let airport security pat down daughter

A 41-year-old Clarksville woman was arrested after Nashville airport authorities say she was belligerent and verbally abusive to security officers, refusing for her daughter to be patted down at a security checkpoint.


Man Jailed for Tossing Peanuts, Pretzels On Flight

A Salt Lake City man has been arrested and jailed after authorities say he pelted a flight attendant with peanuts and pretzels on a Southwest Airlines plane from Los Angeles to Utah.

Hong Kong Airlines opens half-price luxury route to London

Hong Kong Airlines Ltd was to launch an all-luxury route to London, undercutting rivals' business-class prices by more than half, a news report said Wednesday.


A luxurious hotel in Macau, Hong Kong's playground

Mae Chung The Globe and Mail 02.07.2011
A luxurious hotel in Macau, Hong Kong's playground

People come to Macau to play. Just a one-hour ferry ride from Hong Kong, the former Portuguese enclave is known for its high-end restaurants and extravagant casinos – this is where the biggest high rollers come to show off. Take that, Vegas.

6 things mainlanders like to do in Hong Kong

Ahead of the handover anniversary, we take stock of our love/hate relationship with visitors from the mainland


Malaysia Airlines: No more infants in 1st class on jumbo jets

Malaysia Airlines has banned babies in the first-class sections of its Boeing 747-400 jets. It also plans to do the same in its yet-to-be-delivered Airbus A380 superjumbo jets, according to the Australian Business Traveller.

TSA orders woman, 95, to remove adult diaper during 45-minute security search

A woman has filed a complaint with federal authorities over how her elderly mother was treated at Northwest Florida Regional Airport last weekend.



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