I can fly - but bring your own mop: Cathay vs British Airways

CX831 JFK to Hong Kong - grubby business class toilet.

It's not often you get the chance to compare Cathay Pacific and British Airways head to head, as it were. I have to admit that after years of being bossed about on planes by matronly BA air hostesses I have always preferred Cathay's gentler approach.

Friday, 12 April, 2013, 1:25pm 2 comments

Etihad considers launch of Abu Dhabi-Hong Kong flights

Etihad Airways has traffic rights between Hong Kong and UAE.

The confirmation comes after Air Seychelles launched flights between Hong Kong and Mahé via Abu Dhabi on March 24. Air Seychelles is 40 per cent owned by Etihad, which also has a codeshare agreement with Air Seychelles that allows the carriers to sell seats on each other's aircraft.

8 Apr 2013 - 3:17am

Hong Kong must invest to remain a first-rate tourist draw

Hong Kong must invest to remain a first-rate tourist draw

Hong Kong tourism has enjoyed another impressive year with visitor arrivals totalling almost 44 million as of last November, a 16 per cent increase over the same period in 2011.

12 Jan 2013 - 2:15am 5 comments

Strategies for cheap air travel

A good purchasing strategy and some savvy web techniques can result in much better deals on flights. Photo: EPA

The post-Christmas lull has kicked in and you desperately need another holiday. Lunar New Year is just around the corner, but you haven't booked your flights yet. You scour the internet, but everything seems to be too expensive.

14 Jan 2013 - 6:19am

Modern travel: the best ways to get a discount

Holidaymakers have several options these days to find the best price for flights and hotels. Photo: Edward Wong

Travel brochures, once a common sight, are now likelier to be found in a museum than a living room.

10 Dec 2012 - 2:28am

Heathrow hassles fail to materialise

You travel halfway around the world and guess who is the first guy you bump into? None other than someone from Hong Kong, which once again proves the old maxim that the world is indeed a small place.

23 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Fly by sight

The noise is loud and sounds like a lion with croup.


And then it stops and all that can be heard on the northern flank of the Saane Valley, two hours from Geneva, is the whisper of snow falling, a slight sibilance that is almost a noise in reverse, like an anti-sound.

22 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Supreme Class to maintain Redoute's Choice legacy

Promising three-year-old Supreme Class left punters reeling with his defeat as an odds-on favourite last start but the Redoute's Choice colt is expected to make amends when he lines up in today's Cassia Handicap over 1,400 metres at Sha Tin.

11 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

It's time to party

Children are high maintenance under any circumstances but when it comes to birthdays their expectations reach beyond the everyday games.

A number of small-time entrepreneurs have tapped into the young party scene, offering services as simple as supplying the cake to providing hours of entertainment.

Abbott Leisure (2540 3982)

12 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Questions at the airport

With the imminent introduction of Article 23 legislation and as we remember those who died in Tiananmen Square, I ask our Immigration Department its purpose in tracking the movements of Hong Kong citizens. Every time I depart Chek Lap Kok airport, officials ask me where I am going and again, upon arrival, where I have come from.

6 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Online the sky's the virtual limit

Aviation fanatics will never get bored on the Internet. There are plenty of Web sites to keep them entertained.

If you like aircraft - private, commercial, military or models - Cyberskies (http://www. cyberskies.com/) is a place to check out.

30 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Yam and Cheung in money

HONG KONG owners Sunny Yam and Alex Cheung were in the money yesterday when their three-year-old filly Adeewin won the Group Two A$175,000 Champagne Stakes (1,200 metres) at Moonee Valley, writes Graeme Kelly.

Sent out the 9-4 second favourite, Adeewin led throughout to defeat the 15-8 favourite La Baraka - ridden by former Hong Kong jockey Brent Thomson - by a head.

14 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Angered by callous attitude

On Saturday, April 12, I went to Kai Tak airport to pick up my sister who was flying from England to Hong Kong on Gulf Air, changing at Bahrain.

The plane, flight 150, was due to land at 3.50pm and on arrival at the airport at 4pm the notice board stated 'Arrived'.

16 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Airline pair win sacking appeal

SINGAPORE: A Singapore Airlines pilot and stewardess have won appeals against dismissal for misconduct after they were found together in a locked aircraft toilet on a flight from Bombay to Singapore. But their victory was not without cost.

3 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

Traveller shows he's gentleman

THE life of a jet-hopping hotel executive is not without its awkward moments - as one of that ilk can testify.

10 Jan 1994 - 12:00am