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Incense in a Temple in Hong Kong

Hello travellers,

Cathay Pacific CEO resigns as a result of Hong Kong protests

It's been all about Hong Kong this week, whether the closing of the airport by protesters, or the re-opening, or the resignation of the top two at Cathay Pacific. I wrote a couple of posts - links are below.

What happened last week?

As well as Hong Kong, I also wrote my first food post for the blog. You will note that a new 'Food' item has appeared on the primary menu. This is still a Travel blog, but I thought I should add in a food area, since my love of food rates right next to my love of travel. I won't be doing food or restaurant reviews, but more explanations of the experience. Anyway, let's see how it develops.

There were also developments on the Qantas Sunrise Project front, with Boeing effectively bowing out of the race with the announcement of a delay in the development of the 777X project. I'm very pessimistic about Boeing's future. I think the fall in quarterly returns recently announced is just a drop in the ocean, and to mix a metaphor, just the beginning of the end for Boeing!

Oh, and Marriott Bonvoy has announced demand driven hotel points redemptions starting in September.

What's coming up?

Expect some more flight reviews from the Honeymoon Trip to South America, as well as a Buenos Aires hotel review. I'm hoping to catch up on some other short trips like Sydney - Auckland and some interstate trips.

I have a trip to Adelaide travelling in Virgin Australia Business Class coming up at the end of this month, and a short international hop at the beginning of September. All will be revealed soon!

Catch up on last weeks posts below. Until next week . . .

Happy Travels,
2PAXfly



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In the 08/19/2019 edition:

First Airline casualty of Hong Kong Troubles

By 2paxfly on Aug 17, 2019 02:03 pm

The Hong Kong Protests have just gained their first three airline casualties. Rupert Hogg the British CEO of Cathay Pacific has resigned as a result of the Hong Kong protests leading to a plunge in the airline’s share price. Not to mention the pressure from the Chinese mainland government on the airline to stop its […]

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Marriot Bonvoy introduces new demand-driven Award chart for redemptions

By 2paxfly on Aug 17, 2019 08:00 am

On 14 September, Marriott Bonvoy is introducing his promised demand-driven Award chart, so the number of points required for redemptions will depend on the category of the hotel (1 to 8) and the predicted demand at the time you wish to book. There will be three rates: Off-peak Standard Peak for each category. Practically, you […]

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Qantas Project Sunrise: Boeing retires from the race for ultra-long-range widebodies leaving Airbus the win

By 2paxfly on Aug 16, 2019 01:29 pm

That headline is still a prediction, but it looks like it will very quickly become fact. Both Boeing and Airbus have made noises this week that indicate where they stand on providing the ultra-long-range widebodied aircraft that Qantas needs for its Project Sunrise – to provide direct flights from the east coast of Australia (Brisbane, […]

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The d’Arenberg Cube – a delightful folly

By 2paxfly on Aug 15, 2019 06:00 am

I had been looking forward to this experience even before some of our delightful friends gave us a lunch here as a wedding present. The landscape of the wine-growing district of McLaren Vale in South Australia is known more for its rustic sandstone cottages with rusting iron roofs, than for its contemporary architecture. So when […]

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Singapore Airlines: The Great Getaway – promotion

By 2paxfly on Aug 14, 2019 09:41 am

Now, I pass this on with a little trepidation. Airlines are very good at puffing up their promotions, and then disappointing you when the details emerge. So that said, here is what Singapore Airlines is promising to release on Thursday 15 August: ‘Great Places, Great Prices’ – deals on ‘amazing’ fares to the worlds top […]

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Hong Kong – flights unpredictable

By 2paxfly on Aug 13, 2019 02:57 pm

Yesterday, flights to and from Hong Kong – one of the worlds busiest airports, were extensively disrupted due to the protests against the Hong Kong administration and the Beijing government. Over 200 flights were cancelled. Airport reopens today Hong Kong International Airport is up and running again today – dealing with the stranded passengers from […]

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