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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine

    For the love of dog

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 09:59pm by Simon Parry

    ... too small for even one person to fit inside. They travel for days with no food or drink and many die on the way. "On top of the cruelty, there is a very big risk of spreading rabies ... to be in anymore. "Since they shut the borders to us, we have to get our dogs from all around Vietnam and they have to travel a long, long way. It makes everything more expensive. The government should ...

  2. Dragonair captain grounded after turbulence rocks flight

    Posted Sep 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry A Dragonair captain has been removed from flying duties after the Airbus he was piloting was thrown around amid severe turbulence during a flight from Hong Kong to Bangalore. The Airbus A330, carrying 231 passengers and 13 crew members, was ro ...

  3. Little room to move

    Posted Nov 20th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... For travel companies trying to offer competitive packages to lure mainland tourists, the supply of rooms at the rate they want to pay is dwindling, as tourist arrivals from the mainland grow. Popular ... Alan Chan, of the Travel Industry Council, said the shortage of budget rooms may have been a factor behind the holiday camp booking. 'During the high season, it is a problem to get ...

  4. 93pc of Cathay Pacific pilots agree to unpaid leave amid recession

    Posted May 20th 2009, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry More than nine out of 10 Cathay Pacific pilots have agreed to take unpaid leave after a last-minute rush which saw about 1,300 cockpit crew sign up for it in the final 72 hours before the deadline. Only about 40 per cent of the airline's ...

  5. Stormy skies ahead for Cathay Pacific

    Posted Apr 26th 2009, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry When Cathay Pacific issued a direct appeal to its pilots to take unpaid leave to help the airline through the economic slump, the tone of the message from general manager for aircrew Captain Richard Hall left little room for doubt over the vie ...

  6. Cathay investigates claim couple used crew rest area for sex

    Posted Apr 19th 2009, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Cathay Pacific is investigating claims that an amorous couple in first class were allowed to use the crew rest area to join the 'mile-high club' on a flight from Toronto to Hong Kong. A Hong Kong-based passenger says in a blog on the ...

  7. Economic crisis hits Cathay's bookings

    Posted Oct 09th 2008, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... general manager for sales, said: 'A lot of companies are now trading down- from first to business class, or from business to economy- and a number are cutting travel altogether. The worst is front-end travel for long-haul flights, with a significant drop compared to last year when there was a lot of IPO activity from mainland China companies. 'We usually see a surge in business ...

  8. Twin sisters double up for inflight service

    Posted Jul 17th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Passengers did a double take on a flight from Hong Kong to Mumbai when twin sister pursers Priya Lobo and Prema Galway walked- in step- down the parallel aisles of a Cathay Pacific jumbo jet. 'We were walking down the twin aisles, turning ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Hot spots: Dhensa Boutique Resort, Punakha

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 11:51pm by Simon Parry

    ... Kok customs desk. How much will this spiritual enlightenment cost me? Rooms start at US$350 a night and can be booked through Lightfoot Travel www.lightfoottravel.com on 2815 0068. Every ...

  10. Cathay pilots fear jobs at risk in cargo planes deal

    Posted Feb 08th 2011, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Cathay Pacific is facing another potential showdown with its pilots just weeks after reaching a pay-rise agreement with them. This time the dispute is over the company's plan to change the basis of its leasing of cargo planes to Air Hong ...




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