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


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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Trip Report & Review – Air China First Class Lounge Beijing-Capital


I arrived at Beijing Airport about 2.5 hours before my flight and after checking in at the dedicated First Class Check-in area, I headed through security and towards the Air China First Class lounge. For how busy Beijing’s airport is, the terminal is always eerily empty. This trip report/review is part of a series. See also: Part…

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