Cheap rates

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 26 January, 1999, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 26 January, 1999, 12:00am

Emirates Airline has a promotion for sending faxes or making telephone calls in-flight. The cost has been reduced from US$8 (about HK$62) per minute to US$6.50. Passengers can pay by credit card.

Emirates was the first commercial airline to install satellite telecommunications throughout its fleet.

Meanwhile, Emirates and Arabian Adventures, its destination arm, are offering special packages for major golf and tennis events to be held in Dubai next month, the European PGA Desert Classic and the ATP Tennis Open.

Free ticket Book a return trip to London with British Airways on Club World (business class) to receive a free Club World ticket to Manila plus two nights at the Hyatt Regency there.

Outbound travel to London must be before April 1, Sunday to Wednesday only. The free trip to Manila must be made by May 31. Contact Thomas Cook, tel 2853-9933, fax 2545-7477, for further information.

Late arrival Ask Filipinos what PAL stands for and they may joke 'Plane Always Late'. So I suppose it should not have been too surprising when a Christmas card arrived for me from Philippine Airlines in the middle of this month. Maybe it was 11 months early.