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Head-Smacking Moment for Airline, Its Brand-New Plane

It's Cathay Pacific, not Paciic, guys

(Newser) - Proofreaders are important. That's the message Cathay Pacific is likely contemplating today after incredulous travelers spotted one of its new planes on the tarmac at Hong Kong International Airport, the airline's name misspelled in large letters on the side of the aircraft (see a picture here ). Missing... More »

Airline's Female Crew Don't Have to Wear Skirts Anymore

Pants-based victory for Cathay Pacific's female flight attendants

(Newser) - No longer able to skirt the issue, one of Asia's largest airlines will allow its female flight attendants to wear pants, the Guardian reports. According to the BBC , female flight attendants for Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific had been required to wear short skirts since the airline's founding in... More »

Airliner Got Unexpected View of Latest N. Korean Missile

Cathay Pacific crew actually saw it splash down in the ocean

(Newser) - North Korea's most recent missile test had some unintended witnesses: the crew of an airliner on its way from San Francisco to Hong Kong. It seems the Cathay Pacific passenger jet was over Japan on Nov. 29 when its crew saw the North Korean ballistic missile re-enter the atmosphere... More »

Here Are the World's 5 Best Airlines

Congrats, New Zealand mates

(Newser) - "Get Lucky" could very well be New Zealand's theme song, at least when it comes to its national airline. CNN reports that for the fourth time, Air New Zealand has captured first place in's 2017 Airline Excellence Awards , which rated airlines around the world on... More »

Flight Attendants Threaten to Withhold Smiles, Booze

Cathay Pacific workers are in pay dispute

(Newser) - Flight attendants at Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific Airways are threatening to withhold food, alcohol, and even smiles from passengers during the Christmas holidays over a pay dispute, a union official said today. Cabin staff at the airline, which has a reputation for top-notch service, voted at a union meeting... More »

Airlines Banning Short-Faced Dogs

Bulldogs, pugs, boxers prone to overheating during hot flights

(Newser) - More and more airlines are banning flat-faced breeds of dogs and cats for the animals’ safety. Snub-nosed dogs—think pugs, bulldogs, and boxers—and certain exotic cats face full or partial bans on American, Delta, United, Continental, and most recently, Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific airlines, CNN reports. These breeds... More »

Burning Jet Lands in Singapore

Cathay Pacific flight returns when engine bursts into flames

(Newser) - A Cathay Pacific flight managed a safe emergency landing in Singapore today after one of its engines burst into flames. No one was injured. The Airbus A330-300 took off from Singapore for a flight to Jakarta, but quickly turned around when the problem developed. Firefighters extinguished the flames and normal... More »

Asian Stocks Dive

Gains of recent days wiped out as investors switch focus back to slumping economy

(Newser) - Dismal earnings predictions from major companies snapped a three-day gain in Asian markets, Bloomberg reports. Japan's Nikkei index skidded 6.5% after Hyundai, Panasonic, and Isuzu warned that the US slowdown would hit earnings. Hong Kong's Hang Seng dropped 6.4%, while News Corp's Australian shares took a 21% hit—... More »

Singapore Air Is World's Best

(Newser) - An 11-month survey querying more than 15 million airline passengers yields a clear winner, Reuters reports: Singapore Airlines is the world’s best. Asian and Gulf Arab carriers make up much of the rest of the list:
  • Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific nabbed second place overall. It also has the best
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Flying in Style: 10 Best Business Classes

BusinessWeek lists the best upper-atmosphere experiences

(Newser) - With amenities like fully reclining seats, foot-massage parlors, and food that defies even the highest-flying expectations, airline business classes are more like mobile spas then just a way to get from point A to point B. BusinessWeek gives you the 10 best.
  1. Singapore Airlines
  2. Cathay Pacific
  3. Qatar Airways
  4. Malaysia Airlines
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