Cathay Pacific Reaches Agreement with Union, Strike Averted

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We reported last week that Cathay Pacific cabin crew were considering going on strike in August pending a salary negotiation…well it looks like after a lengthy negotiation, the Flight Attendant Union and airline have reached a last-minute agreement. Sources inside Cathay Pacific revealed that the negotiation took a rough course. Key union personnel negotiated with the airline for hours at…

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AirAsia Trip Report – A Celebration of My Awesome Experience with the Airline

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I realize that there is still much pain and sadness surrounding QZ8501, but I thought it would be nice to reflect upon what a fantastic experience I had recently flying with AirAsia on a flight from Bali (DPS) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL). This updated post was written prior to the Indonesia AirAsia tragedy in December, but was…

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Trip Report & Review – EVA Air’s Hello Kitty Jet – Taipei-Hong Kong – Too Much Kitty?

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Consider this the “bonus” edition to my recent Asia trip report series. I was traveling around Asia with with my friend Emilee, but we took different flights for the majority of legs. From Taipei to Hong Kong, I took the Cathay Pacific flight, while she experienced EVA’s Hello Kitty jet. Emilee had graciously agreed to take pictures and…

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NYC Is Officially A No Catcall Zone

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Nora Crotty at Yahoo! reports that New York City is now “officially” a no catcalling zone. She reports seeing the new signs posted more than 50 times around Manhattan and Brooklyn. They were placed around the city courtesy of Feminist Apparel. According to Alan J. Martofel, production coordinator at Feminist Apparel, the signs were erected in support…

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Cathay Pacific Cabin Crew to Strike in August

Pending salary negotiations, Cathay Pacific cabin crew may go on strike this August…which just happens to be the busiest time for the airline. Cathay is asking the government to step in to mediate the dispute while maintaining communications with the union. Via the South China Morning Post, the decision to strike was settled upon due to frustrations with contractual…

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Trip Report & Review – Air China’s “Forbidden Pavilion” First Class Beijing-Houston

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It was only a bit over a year ago when Air China first launched the Beijing to Houston service and I must say it makes sense for them. Flying into a Star Alliance hub, passengers can easily connect to tons of domestic destinations via United. Air China is operating the 777-300ER on this flight which features their latest…

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