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Video tour of Cathay Pacific’s San Francisco Airport lounge

Cathay Pacific recently posted a video tour of their new First and Business Class lounge at San Francisco International Airport and it’s a pretty darn good one. The only thing I’ll miss about the British Airways Terraces lounge they used to use is the “back door” boarding directly from the lounge for gate A6. A…

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United to Istanbul, Delta’s Wi-Fi & codeshares, American to re-gauge, US Airways objects to PHL expansion and more airline news

In other airline industry news this week… United Airlines announced new daily nonstop service from Newark to Istanbul effective July 1, 2012. Initially the route will be flown with United’s current international 767-300ER aircraft with three classes of service, but beginning August 28, the airline will swap in a new configuration that features BusinessFirst, Economy…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-200 (1980s)

I previously posted the maps of Cathay Pacific’s Boeing 747-300 and 747-400 from the 1980s, and here now is their 747-200 for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps. The carrier operated about 20 of this version during its peak. Seating a total of 363 passengers, First Class offered 35 seats in the then typical…

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Southwest buys jets, American leads oneworld, Cathay opens SFO lounge, Qantas’ woes, FAA certs, theft, fraud and GDSs

In other airline and travel industry news last week… Southwest Airlines placed a monumental order for 208 Boeing 737 aircraft this week that includes 150 of the manufacturer’s newest Max version, making the carrier the official launch customer. The first delivery to Southwest won’t occur until 2017. At list prices, the order value is $19…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-300 (1989)

The colorful Cathay Pacific seat maps reader Will sent me have become favorites in my collection. Here’s Cathay’s Boeing 747-300 from 1989 for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps. It seated a total of 422 passengers split between First Class, Marco Polo Business Class and Economy Class. 29 seats were found in the nose…

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Amazing video of a Cathay Pacific A330 hovering over land

Here’s an absolutely spectacular video showing a Cathay Pacific Airbus A330 performing its “slow flight” capabilities. Part of any pilot’s flight training requires mastery of this maneuver – the point at which an aircraft remains ever so slightly above stall speed and is still able to fly. It’s normally done at very high altitudes to…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-400 (1988)

I’m definitely on a Cathay Pacific kick right now having just finished my complete trip report, so I’ve selected a Cathay Boeing 747-400 for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps. This particular configuration was flying the skies in 1988 and I have to once again give special thanks to reader Will who graciously sent…

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CX Trip Report: Cathay Pacific flight 884 Hong Kong-Los Angeles

CX Trip Report: Introduction & American Airlines flight to San Francisco CX Trip Report: Check-in and British Airways’ Terraces Lounge San Francisco Airport CX Trip Report: Cathay Pacific flight 879 San Francisco-Hong Kong CX Trip Report: Amenity Kit Review – Cathay Pacific First Class men’s kit CX Trip Report: Cathay Pacific “The Arrival” lounge Hong…

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Amenity Kit Review: Cathay Pacific First Class men’s kit (Summer 2011)

As part of my Cathay Pacific trip report, here is the next installment of my series on Amenity Kit Reviews featuring the men’s First Class kit. I was also able to get a women’s version that I’ll review another time. For a better description of each category and the 7-point scale for scoring, please review…

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Video: Check-in, British Airways’ Terraces lounge SFO and Cathay Pacific First Class to Hong Kong

I finally finished editing the immense amount of video I took on my trip in First Class on Cathay Pacific to Hong Kong and posted it yesterday on YouTube. Yes, it’ll be 10 minutes out of your life if you watch it in its entirety, but if you’re an aviation geek like me, you’ll absolutely…

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