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Flight Passes

Sunday, December 16th, 2007

Flight passes offer you the ability to travel extensively within a region, and are genrally going to be a cheaper way to go if you are travelling to many cities. However be sure you understand all the charges, as some pricing will not mention taxes or extra fees, and some have restrictions such as having to fly in and out of a single hub rather than directly from city to city.

Budget travel has a nice summary of passes:

POPULAR FLIGHT PASSES AROUND THE GLOBE

Pass: Aerolineas Argentinas South America Pass 800/333-0276, aerolineas.com.ar The Basics: Flights within South America priced by mileage, starting at $300 for up to 2,500 miles Heads Up: Date changes allowed for $25

Pass: Cathay Pacific All Asia Pass cathay-usa.com The Basics: Flight to Hong Kong and a choice of 18 Asian cities over 21 days, for $1,499 Heads Up: Join the free online club to save $200; booking through a travel agent is mandatory

Pass: BWIA West Indies Airways Caribbean Pass 800/538-2942, bwee.com The Basics: Flights between eight Caribbean destinations, from $450 Heads Up: Destination changes for $25; no backtracking allowed

Pass: Star Alliance African Airpass staralliance.com The Basics: Up to 10 flights in 17 sub-Saharan countries, at 15ยข per mile Heads Up: Only sold to passengers flying a Star Alliance partner into Africa

Cathay Pacific’s Hong Kong hub

Friday, December 14th, 2007

One of the best deals in international travel is the “All Asia Pass” from Cathay Pacific. The All Asia Pass allows you to take flights to any of about 20 major asian cities over a period of 21, 30, or 90 days. I’ve heard that one inconvenience is always returning to hub airports (I assume Hong Kong), but that inconvenience would save thousands on a trip to many cities.

Their Hong Kong facility is described here at Cathay’s website.