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  1. Devil is also in the details of airline luggage rules

    Posted Feb 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip Always check the fine print. That advice also applies to airlines' rules on luggage, the Consumer Council said as it revealed that complaints in this area doubled last year- ... as demonstrated by one woman's complaint. Her luggage was missing after she returned to Hong Kong from France. She contacted the airline and it arrived a few days later. After another 10 days, she ...

  2. Fuel surcharges costly for airlines

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis Keith.wallis@scmp.com Airlines in Hong Kong that fixed fuel surcharges on freight in a collusive process supported and approved by the Civil Aviation Department have been the subject of investigations by cartel-busters across the globe. The probes, which began in 2006, have resulted so far in US$3 billion in criminal and civil penalties to international airlines ...

  3. Passengers refuse to board airliner in protest at compensation for delayed flight

    Posted Feb 09th 2011, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... against a HK$100 compensation offer, said ground staff argued with them. A Hong Kong Airlines and Hong Kong Express spokeswoman denied this. The flight had been scheduled to take off at 7.05pm, ... 'Who doesn't want to return home immediately? All of us thought we were mistreated as their attitudes were very poor,' she said. 'One of the airline staff quarrelled with us. We ...

  4. Airline ignored spirit of contract in cutting pilot's pay, High Court rules

    Posted Jul 09th 2010, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy A Hong Kong-based airline came under fire from a High Court judge for 'snubbing the contractual spirit' by unilaterally cutting the salary of a pilot by 20 per cent. After its appeal was dismissed yesterday, Hong Kong Airlines said it would take the legal battle to the Court of Final Appeal. In his judgment, Court of First Instance judge Mr Justice Pang ...

  5. Airline faces appeal over its pay rules

    Posted May 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Three Cathay Pacific flight attendants who challenged the airline's pay rules won their bid for an appeal yesterday. The trio had won a partial victory at the Labour Tribunal earlier this year, which Cathay is appealing against amid speculation that the airline could be forced to settle as much as HK$100 million in similar claims. But the tribunal's ruling also found ...

  6. Runway protests by air passengers are investigated

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... restricted areas. Mainland airlines and airports have been asked to improve their response to flight delays in the wake of the incidents. Last Wednesday, Shenzhen Airlines passengers, furious after a delay of more than 10 hours, attacked a boarding gate at Shanghai's Pudong International Airport. Frightened airline staff were forced to unlock the gate and more than 20 passengers ran ...

  7. Airline theft alleged

    Posted Sep 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A former Cathay Pacific flight attendant who allegedly stole more than 100 items with her mother while on duty had a medical history, Tsuen Wan Court heard yesterday. The counsel for flight attendant Kwong Man-fong and her mother, Ng Siu-wai, ...

  8. Drug mule gave airline key to her lost luggage

    Posted Aug 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with 1.2kg of cocaine goes missing because of a mistake by the airline, some would view that as a sign to cut your losses and walk away from the whole sordid business. Instead, Bugaay gave Cathay ... rucksack hadn't arrived on the luggage carousel - it had mistakenly been left behind in Bangkok. A police officer, posing as airline staff, later handed the drug-laden cargo to Bugaay, who ...

  9. Eight injured as turbulence rocks airliner

    Posted May 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Scarlett Chiang Five passengers and three flight attendants on a China Eastern Airlines flight were injured after the plane was hit by turbulence before landing at Hong Kong yesterday. A passenger said the plane had fallen a long way and some passengers had suffered minor injures. The Hong Kong Airport Authority said it was alerted by the plane's captain at 4.24pm ...

  10. Our copyright laws repress creativity

    Posted May 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... springing out at our legislators from the back rooms where they work their machinations. Copyright is a balance scale. At any time the interests of originators of creative works must be set ... in cinemas here after second-rate airlines had already taken it off their flight service programmes. The reason is that we have additionally inflicted 'parallel import' restrictions ...




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