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Cathay Pacific Ends Skirts Only Rule for Female Cabin Crew – 70 Years After Rule Went Live

Cathay Pacific said today that a trouser option would be added for female cabin crew during the next uniform refresh which is at least three years away.  The announcement comes after the flight attendants’ union challenged the 70-year-old regulation. The initial complaint actually came from sister Cathay Dragon flight attendants association. The crew complained that…

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Trump is Threatening Cathay Pacific’s Recovery

Cathay Pacific finally had positive news for their shareholders on Wednesday, annual results showed the carrier swinging back to a profit in the second half. However, Bloomberg shares that there’s trouble on the horizon. Cathay Pacific’s passenger operations accounts for less than half of its total capacity.  The remainder comes from what is actually the world’s…

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Business Class Deal: Cathay Pacific Chicago to Maldives for ~$2400

Maldives tends to be a destination that has pretty heavy premium traffic, so fare “sales” to Maldives are pretty rare, and award space can be hard to come by. Currently, though, Cathay Pacific is having some great fares available throughout Summer 2018. Specifically, you can fly round-trip from Chicago (ORD) to Maldives (MLE) for around $2,430. The…

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Was 2017 Fatal For International First Class?

The full range of Casper products in American Airlines long-haul First Class. Source: American Airlines

For all the attention poured on new business class cabins in 2017, airlines did not bestow so much favor on international first class cabins. Though heavyweight luxury carrier Emirates and Singapore launched much improved first class suites onboard their long-haul jets, enthusiasm for the private, front end of the plane waned among just about everyone…

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Official: Cathay Pacific Launching Service to Washington DC

Cathay Pacific Business Class onboard the A350. Source: Cathay Pacific

Last week, South China Morning Post reported that Cathay Pacific will soon be launching non-stop service between Hong Kong and Washington DC. The move is an interesting one, as it will help strength Cathay Pacific’s East Coast presence; on the other hand, with no good oneworld connection to/from Washington-Dulles, Cathay Pacific will be largely relying on traffic…

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Quick Hit: CX Asia Miles’s Generous Waitlist Policy

CX F seat

Both Enoch and I (1, 2) have previously discussed Cathay Pacific’s Asia Miles mileage program and how Asia Miles offers some strong values for certain redemptions. I wanted today to quickly highlight the program’s very generous and convenient waitlist process. Like some other programs out there, Asia Miles allows members to waitlist for awards on their own metal on which…

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