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

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

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

Strategies for cheap air travel

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

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

Modern travel: the best ways to get a discount

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