From live jazz to jet lag rooms: Here are the coolest new things about flying in 2020

Flights: Craft beer and farm-to-table mealsWine has always been a priority in premium cabins, but craft beer is having an in-flight moment. SAS Scandinavian Airlines now serves more than a dozen types of craft beer from Copenhagen microbrewery Mikkeller. Cathay Pacific offers its own craft brew called Betsy Beer, which was created for high altitudes as well. When it comes to sleep, Cathay Pacific first-class passengers can choose from a pillow menu while enjoying new bedding with 600-thread coun


Flights: Craft beer and farm-to-table mealsWine has always been a priority in premium cabins, but craft beer is having an in-flight moment.
SAS Scandinavian Airlines now serves more than a dozen types of craft beer from Copenhagen microbrewery Mikkeller.
Cathay Pacific offers its own craft brew called Betsy Beer, which was created for high altitudes as well.
When it comes to sleep, Cathay Pacific first-class passengers can choose from a pillow menu while enjoying new bedding with 600-thread coun
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From live jazz to jet lag rooms: Here are the coolest new things about flying in 2020

The next time you take to the skies, pay close attention. Airlines are constantly evolving to attract new customers and keep loyal travelers coming back. Here are some of the most interesting innovations coming to airports in the new year.

Lounges: Jet lag zones and barbecue decks

Airlines are upping the wow factor before travelers step foot on a plane. Finnair’s new Nordic-inspired Platinum Lounge in Helsinki counts a Finnish sauna among its amenities, while Cathay Pacific’s The Pier lounge in Hong Kong offers The Sanctuary by Pure Yoga, a 700 square-foot area divided into two zones for yoga and meditation. The same lounge also features a tea house serving artisanal Chinese teas. KLM’s new Amsterdam Schiphol lounge features a sunset light wall designed to simulate the Dutch sky and help travelers adjust to the local time zone. Of course, they can get fresh air by visiting the alfresco plane-spotting deck too. Two virtual reality cabins help those who want to feel like they are somewhere else entirely.

SAS’s jet lag recovery room. Courtesy of SAS

Scandinavian Airlines recently updated its Copenhagen flagship lounge to feature an innovative “Daylight Booster Zone” delivering light therapy meant to get passengers’ circadian rhythms back on track. The lights are adjustable for stimulation or relaxation, based on how far passengers are traveling or how long they want to stay awake. Qantas opened an outdoor barbecue deck in its Perth lounge, so passengers can catch some sun and fresh air before long-haul flights, like its 17-hour nonstop flight to London introduced last year. Japan Airlines’ renewed first class lounges at Tokyo’s Narita and Haneda airports feature live sushi counters with rolls made to order. The airline has also launched halal-certified cuisine in its lounges and now serves yuzu and salt-flavored ramen from famed ramen shop Afuri.

Japan Airlines sushi counter. Courtesy of Japan Airlines

Turkish Airlines’ new lounge in Istanbul showcases 38 pieces of modern art from the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art; it will be updated three times a year. And to celebrate Belgian pralines, Brussels Airlines’ flagship lounge, The Loft, has a Neuhaus master chocolatier making customized pralines for travelers in Brussels to enjoy or take along as gifts.

Flights: Craft beer and farm-to-table meals

Wine has always been a priority in premium cabins, but craft beer is having an in-flight moment. SAS Scandinavian Airlines now serves more than a dozen types of craft beer from Copenhagen microbrewery Mikkeller. The beer is designed exclusively for flights, with high elevation and cabin conditions — such as pressure, oxygen and humidity — in mind. Cathay Pacific offers its own craft brew called Betsy Beer, which was created for high altitudes as well.

Singapore Airlines’ AeroFarm facility. Courtesy of AeroFarm

Singapore Airlines is working with the vertical farming company AeroFarms to bring farm-to-table ingredients onboard. A facility near Newark airport creates the equivalent of 390 acres of fresh produce to support the airline’s Newark to Singapore flight. Grown aeroponically, the produce is grown in a matter of days with 95% less water and a fraction of the fertilizers of conventional farming, according to AeroFarms. When it comes to sleep, Cathay Pacific first-class passengers can choose from a pillow menu while enjoying new bedding with 600-thread count linens. Business class passengers can sleep more soundly with a new mattress pad and two-piece duvet.

Cathay Pacific luxury bedding. Courtesy of Cathay Pacific

Air New Zealand passengers flying to and from Chicago can enjoy a special cooling pillow with Outlast technology — the same material NASA uses in astronaut gloves to keep hands cool. In a first for a U.S. carrier, Hawaiian Airlines is using technology to give scientists real-time access to pollution levels over vast expanses of the Pacific Ocean. And on the plane, Hawaiian is airing an in-flight video to educate visitors on the impact of sunscreen on Hawaii’s coral reefs.

Airports: Jazz bands and first-class seats up for bids

United fliers have a new way to exchange currencies and score bonus miles. In connection with Travelex, passengers can earn miles for currency exchanges — both in the airport or online — so they can arrive in a foreign country with local currency in hand.

Live jazz at New Orleans’ new airport. Courtesy of Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

At the new Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, travelers are welcomed via a “jazz garden” with live bands performing in the baggage claim area. Travelers can also avoid long lines in the city by stopping for Café du Monde’s famous beignets in the terminal. Etihad Airways is trialing autonomous wheelchairs in Abu Dhabi which will eliminate the need for porters; the wheelchairs feature sensors to detect obstructions.

Etihad’s autonomous wheelchairs. Courtesy of Etihad Airways


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Cathay Pacific lowers full-year profit expectations as Hong Kong protests bite

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways on Friday lowered its expectations for full-year profit due to “incredibly challenging” conditions in its home market racked by anti-government protests that it expected to persist for the rest of 2019. Cathay in August reported a HK$1.347 billion ($171.75 million) first-half profit. At that time, it said second-half profit was likely to be higher than the first-half, as is typically the case for the airline, based on seasonality. Inbound traffic to Hong Kong w


Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways on Friday lowered its expectations for full-year profit due to “incredibly challenging” conditions in its home market racked by anti-government protests that it expected to persist for the rest of 2019.
Cathay in August reported a HK$1.347 billion ($171.75 million) first-half profit.
At that time, it said second-half profit was likely to be higher than the first-half, as is typically the case for the airline, based on seasonality.
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Cathay Pacific lowers full-year profit expectations as Hong Kong protests bite

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways on Friday lowered its expectations for full-year profit due to “incredibly challenging” conditions in its home market racked by anti-government protests that it expected to persist for the rest of 2019.

The airline reported a 7.1% drop in passenger numbers for the month of September as travellers avoided Hong Kong due to widespread and sometimes violent protests, and said its second-half financial results were likely to be below the first half.

Cathay in August reported a HK$1.347 billion ($171.75 million) first-half profit. At that time, it said second-half profit was likely to be higher than the first-half, as is typically the case for the airline, based on seasonality.

The consensus estimate before Friday’s update was for the airline to report a full-year profit of HK$3.2 billion, according to 11 analysts polled by Refinitiv.

“We continue to see a significant shortfall in inbound bookings for the remainder of 2019 as compared to the same snapshot last year,” Cathay Chief Customer and Commercial Officer Ronald Lam said in a statement on Friday.

Inbound traffic to Hong Kong was down 38% in September, unchanged from August, with demand from the mainland Chinese market hit especially hard, the airline said.

The 7.1% fall in passenger numbers in September was better than the 11.3% drop in August, but Cathay said an increasing reliance on transit passengers had affected its yields — a measure of the average fare paid per kilometer per passenger.

Cathay last month said it would cut capacity for the upcoming winter season.

($1 = 7.8427 Hong Kong dollars)


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Cathay Pacific is ‘terrorizing’ its staff, says HKTCU

Cathay Pacific is ‘terrorizing’ its staff, says HKTCU5:47 AM ET Thu, 29 Aug 2019Lee Cheuk Yan of Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions says Cathay Pacific is turning Hong Kong into China and that is “horrifying.”


Cathay Pacific is ‘terrorizing’ its staff, says HKTCU5:47 AM ET Thu, 29 Aug 2019Lee Cheuk Yan of Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions says Cathay Pacific is turning Hong Kong into China and that is “horrifying.”
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Lee Cheuk Yan of Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions says Cathay Pacific is turning Hong Kong into China and that is “horrifying.”


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Cathay Pacific Airways CEO resigns, the airline’s board blames ‘recent events’

Rupert Hogg, chief executive officer of Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd., attends a news conference in Hong Kong, China, on Wednesday, Mar. The CEO of Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific, Rupert Hogg, is to step down as the company’s leader “in view of recent events.” The airline has been under huge political pressure from Beijing after one of its pilots was found to have taken part in the ongoing protests in Hong Kong. In a statement to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Friday, Cathay Pacific’s board con


Rupert Hogg, chief executive officer of Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd., attends a news conference in Hong Kong, China, on Wednesday, Mar. The CEO of Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific, Rupert Hogg, is to step down as the company’s leader “in view of recent events.” The airline has been under huge political pressure from Beijing after one of its pilots was found to have taken part in the ongoing protests in Hong Kong. In a statement to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Friday, Cathay Pacific’s board con
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Cathay Pacific Airways CEO resigns, the airline's board blames 'recent events'

Rupert Hogg, chief executive officer of Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd., attends a news conference in Hong Kong, China, on Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2019. The airline announced Hogg’s resignation on Mar.16.

The CEO of Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific, Rupert Hogg, is to step down as the company’s leader “in view of recent events.”

The airline has been under huge political pressure from Beijing after one of its pilots was found to have taken part in the ongoing protests in Hong Kong. Another pilot was then said to have misused company information related to the protests. Both were subsequently sacked by the airline.

In a statement to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Friday, Cathay Pacific’s board confirmed that Hogg would step down as CEO despite there not being any matter that shareholders needed to be made aware of.

“He has also confirmed that he has resigned to take responsibility as a leader of the Company in view of recent events and that he is not aware of any disagreement with the Board,” added the statement.

From Monday, Hogg will be replaced by Augustus Tang. The airline also confirmed that Paul Loo has resigned as an Executive Director and Chief Customer and Commercial Officer and, on Monday, will be replaced by Ronald Lam.

In a separate statement issued by the airline, outgoing CEO Hogg said: “These have been challenging weeks for the airline and it is right that Paul and I take responsibility as leaders of the company.”

Cathay’s chairman, John Slosar, added that it was time to put “a new management team in place who can reset confidence”.


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Shares of Cathay Pacific rebound, but the airline may still be in a ‘very tough place’

A view from a Cathy Pacific Jet which see another Cathay Pacific Jet Park in Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, China. 23 May 2019 NurPhoto | Getty ImagesShares of Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific rebounded in Wednesday morning trade. “It’s very, very hard for us to know what’s going to happen in the next upcoming days or even upcoming weeks simply because right now Cathay Pacific is unfortunately stuck in a very, very, very tough place.” Shares of Cathay Pacific jumped more than 2.5%


A view from a Cathy Pacific Jet which see another Cathay Pacific Jet Park in Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, China. 23 May 2019 NurPhoto | Getty ImagesShares of Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific rebounded in Wednesday morning trade. “It’s very, very hard for us to know what’s going to happen in the next upcoming days or even upcoming weeks simply because right now Cathay Pacific is unfortunately stuck in a very, very, very tough place.” Shares of Cathay Pacific jumped more than 2.5%
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Shares of Cathay Pacific rebound, but the airline may still be in a 'very tough place'

A view from a Cathy Pacific Jet which see another Cathay Pacific Jet Park in Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, China. 23 May 2019 NurPhoto | Getty Images

Shares of Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific rebounded in Wednesday morning trade. Still, “much uncertainty” remains ahead in the market, according to Luya You, analyst for transportation research at Bocom International. “We believe … the most prudent way to treat the stock right now is to downgrade to neutral,” You — who disclosed ownership in Cathay Pacific stock — told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Wednesday. “It’s very, very hard for us to know what’s going to happen in the next upcoming days or even upcoming weeks simply because right now Cathay Pacific is unfortunately stuck in a very, very, very tough place.” Shares of Cathay Pacific jumped more than 2.5% in morning trade on Wednesday.

Right now Cathay Pacific is unfortunately stuck in a very, very, very tough place Luya You Analyst for transportation research at Bocom International

Cathay in the spotlight amid protests

You’s comments came as Hong Kong continues to be rocked by protests that have lasted for weeks and have seen outbursts of violence. Recent rounds have left operations at the city’s airport disrupted for two days. For its part, Cathay Pacific has come under increased scrutiny from Beijing, with the Chinese aviation regulatory body issuing a “major aviation safety risk warning” to the airline last week. The Civil Aviation Authority said that “on multiple occasions,” Cathay’s flight personnel have participated in “violent assault,” according to CNBC’s translation. “The incidents pose a serious threat to aviation safety, causing adverse social impact and as a result is increasing inbound aviation safety threats from Hong Kong to the mainland,” it said. It also ordered the carrier to provide identification information for its crew on mainland-bound flights, and said that crew members that do not receive the authority’s approval won’t be allowed into its airspace, including on flights bound for other destinations. Asked if other airlines could benefit from the misfortunes of Cathay Pacific, You said it was possible but “it’s a little bit too early” at the moment, as the Chinese aviation authority was “still waiting” to see the carrier’s response. “If things do significantly … deteriorate then potentially yes, you know, the other airlines such as Air China, China Southern, even foreign airlines at Hong Kong International Airport could benefit from any displaced demand that goes from Cathay to anywhere else,” she said.

‘Very critical period’


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Cathay Pacific suspends pilot for involvement in Hong Kong protests

Cathay Pacific shares fell more than 4% on Monday after the carrier announced it had suspended a pilot for his involvement in Hong Kong’s anti-government protests. The airline said Saturday that employees who “support or take part in illegal protests, violent actions, or overly radical behaviour” would be barred from crewing flights to mainland China. Hong Kong — a former British colony that was returned to Chinese rule in 1997 — has been struggling to end weeks of protests that have in recent w


Cathay Pacific shares fell more than 4% on Monday after the carrier announced it had suspended a pilot for his involvement in Hong Kong’s anti-government protests. The airline said Saturday that employees who “support or take part in illegal protests, violent actions, or overly radical behaviour” would be barred from crewing flights to mainland China. Hong Kong — a former British colony that was returned to Chinese rule in 1997 — has been struggling to end weeks of protests that have in recent w
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Cathay Pacific suspends pilot for involvement in Hong Kong protests

Cathay Pacific shares fell more than 4% on Monday after the carrier announced it had suspended a pilot for his involvement in Hong Kong’s anti-government protests.

The airline said Saturday that employees who “support or take part in illegal protests, violent actions, or overly radical behaviour” would be barred from crewing flights to mainland China. It also confirmed that one of its pilots was removed from his duties since July 30.

The pilot was reportedly among over 40 people charged with rioting, during clashes with police near Beijing’s main representative office in the city.

Hong Kong — a former British colony that was returned to Chinese rule in 1997 — has been struggling to end weeks of protests that have in recent weeks turned increasingly violent and disruptive.

The rallies, which were started to protest a bill that would have allowed people to be extradited to mainland China, have snowballed into a democracy movement, with some even demanding full autonomy from Beijing.

The unrest has frequently crippled the Asian financial hub’s transportation system and last Monday, Cathay cancelled hundreds of flights during a general strike.


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Cathay Pacific reveals it’s monitoring passengers with onboard cameras

A view from a Cathy Pacific Jet which see another Cathay Pacific Jet Park in Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, China. 23 May 2019Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific has fueled new privacy concerns after revealing that it monitors passengers via onboard cameras. The footage, captured via CCTV cameras located around the aircraft, is intended for “security purposes,” according to Cathay. The company did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request to reveal the specific locations of the


A view from a Cathy Pacific Jet which see another Cathay Pacific Jet Park in Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, China. 23 May 2019Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific has fueled new privacy concerns after revealing that it monitors passengers via onboard cameras. The footage, captured via CCTV cameras located around the aircraft, is intended for “security purposes,” according to Cathay. The company did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request to reveal the specific locations of the
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Cathay Pacific reveals it's monitoring passengers with onboard cameras

A view from a Cathy Pacific Jet which see another Cathay Pacific Jet Park in Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, China. 23 May 2019

Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific has fueled new privacy concerns after revealing that it monitors passengers via onboard cameras.

The footage, captured via CCTV cameras located around the aircraft, is intended for “security purposes,” according to Cathay.

The airline announced in an updated privacy policy, published at the end of July, that it has been collecting footage of passengers whilst on board and recording their use of its in-flight entertainment system.

“In line with standard practice and to protect our customers and frontline staff, there are CCTV cameras installed in our airport lounges and onboard aircraft for security purposes,” Cathay Pacific said in a statement seen by The Independent.

The company did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request to reveal the specific locations of the CCTV cameras. However, it said in the statement that “there are no CCTV cameras installed in the lavatories” or in their in-flight entertainment systems (IFEs).

The announcement comes months after it was revealed that multiple airlines have cameras installed in their IFE systems. American Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Emirates said at the time that they had no plans to activate their cameras.

Cathay Pacific, for its part, said it has never installed such devices in its IFEs.

“Our inflight entertainment systems do not have any cameras, microphones or sensors to monitor passengers, nor have they in the past,” it said in the statement.

However, the airline, which is often ranked among the world’s best, has come into privacy issues of its own in the past. In October 2018, Cathay reported a data breach that potentially impacted more than nine million passengers.

In its updated policy, the airline said its data collection processes were intended to improve the flying experience and enable greater personalization. However, it added that personal data may also be shared with third-party partners for marketing purposes.

“We will retain your personal data for as long as is necessary,” the policy says.


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Cathay Pacific says new budget airline would serve ‘unique market segment’

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways, in talks to buy low-cost carrier Hong Kong Express Airways, believes budget airlines have a “unique market segment” it does not capture at present, Chief Executive Rupert Hogg said on Monday. Cathay this month said it was in “active discussions” to acquire the airline controlled by HNA Group. “It does interest us,” Hogg told Reuters of the budget airline sector during an interview in Singapore. “We watch Singapore Airlines and Scoot; we can see they are trying


Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways, in talks to buy low-cost carrier Hong Kong Express Airways, believes budget airlines have a “unique market segment” it does not capture at present, Chief Executive Rupert Hogg said on Monday. Cathay this month said it was in “active discussions” to acquire the airline controlled by HNA Group. “It does interest us,” Hogg told Reuters of the budget airline sector during an interview in Singapore. “We watch Singapore Airlines and Scoot; we can see they are trying
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Cathay Pacific says new budget airline would serve 'unique market segment'

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways, in talks to buy low-cost carrier Hong Kong Express Airways, believes budget airlines have a “unique market segment” it does not capture at present, Chief Executive Rupert Hogg said on Monday.

Cathay this month said it was in “active discussions” to acquire the airline controlled by HNA Group.

That would boost revenue and give Cathay access to the growing low-cost travel market at a time when a lack of slots at Hong Kong International Airport has constrained its ability to follow peers like Singapore Airlines and Qantas Airways and set up its own budget brand.

“It does interest us,” Hogg told Reuters of the budget airline sector during an interview in Singapore. “We watch Singapore Airlines and Scoot; we can see they are trying to get connectivity between them.”

He declined to comment on the status of talks to acquire Hong Kong Express but said the low prices offered by budget carriers helped to stimulate new travel demand, making it a “unique market segment.”


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Cathay Pacific says it’s ‘very happy’ with its Boeing fleet, despite recent 737 Max crash

U.S. plane manufacturer Boeing has been mired in controversy since its 737 Max 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed minutes after takeoff on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board. Despite recent safety concerns surrounding the 737 Max 8, Cathay Pacific’s CEO said Thursday he was “very happy” with the Hong Kong-based carrier’s Boeing fleet. Speaking to CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia,” Rupert Hogg said “about 50-50” of the airline’s fleet is made up of Boeing and Airbus planes — namely, the Boeing


U.S. plane manufacturer Boeing has been mired in controversy since its 737 Max 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed minutes after takeoff on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board. Despite recent safety concerns surrounding the 737 Max 8, Cathay Pacific’s CEO said Thursday he was “very happy” with the Hong Kong-based carrier’s Boeing fleet. Speaking to CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia,” Rupert Hogg said “about 50-50” of the airline’s fleet is made up of Boeing and Airbus planes — namely, the Boeing
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Cathay Pacific says it's 'very happy' with its Boeing fleet, despite recent 737 Max crash

U.S. plane manufacturer Boeing has been mired in controversy since its 737 Max 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed minutes after takeoff on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board.

Despite recent safety concerns surrounding the 737 Max 8, Cathay Pacific’s CEO said Thursday he was “very happy” with the Hong Kong-based carrier’s Boeing fleet.

Speaking to CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia,” Rupert Hogg said “about 50-50” of the airline’s fleet is made up of Boeing and Airbus planes — namely, the Boeing 777, Airbus A350 and A330. The airline does not fly the Boeing 737 Max.

“It is a tragedy, but we’re very happy with both sets of aircraft that we have,” Hogg said, in reference to Sunday’s deadly crash.

The fatal accident involving Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 — which killed all 149 passengers and eight crew members — comes less than five months after the same model plane operated by Indonesia’s Lion Air crashed shortly after taking off from Jakarta, killing all 189 on board.


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Cathay Pacific makes good on first-class ticket blunder

Cathay Pacific Airways said it would guarantee thousands of first and business-class flights sold at huge discounts after a ticketing error, calling the mistake a surprise special on New Year’s Day. The tickets are for flights from Vietnam to New York on Cathay Pacific for around $675 return instead of about $16,000 normally. Online flight blogs and forums have been active with discussion on the deals since the error, with posts wagering on whether Cathay would honour the ticket fares. The ticke


Cathay Pacific Airways said it would guarantee thousands of first and business-class flights sold at huge discounts after a ticketing error, calling the mistake a surprise special on New Year’s Day. The tickets are for flights from Vietnam to New York on Cathay Pacific for around $675 return instead of about $16,000 normally. Online flight blogs and forums have been active with discussion on the deals since the error, with posts wagering on whether Cathay would honour the ticket fares. The ticke
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Cathay Pacific makes good on first-class ticket blunder

Cathay Pacific Airways said it would guarantee thousands of first and business-class flights sold at huge discounts after a ticketing error, calling the mistake a surprise special on New Year’s Day.

The Hong Kong-based carrier acknowledged the error on its twitter feed on Wednesday, stating “we made a mistake but we look forward to welcoming you on board with your ticket issued. Hope this will make your 2019 special too!”

The tickets are for flights from Vietnam to New York on Cathay Pacific for around $675 return instead of about $16,000 normally.

With the hashtags “Promisemadepromisekept” and “lessonlearnt” the carrier said it would maintain the economy fares.

The fares were not available on Cathay’s website on Thursday.

Online flight blogs and forums have been active with discussion on the deals since the error, with posts wagering on whether Cathay would honour the ticket fares.

Flyer Talk Evangelist wrote “Nobody here has noticed the hot mistake fare? … Has been going on for hours. Wanna bet on the odd CX would honour this?”

The ticketing error caps a tough year for Cathay. The carrier has come under mounting criticism after it said in October that about 9.4 million passengers’ personal data had been accessed without authorisation, seven months after it became aware of the breach.

The airline said it has spent over $127.7 million on IT infrastructure and security over the past three years.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-01-03  Authors: anthony wallace, afp, getty images
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