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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.

Cathay Pacific All Asia Pass

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

For my April China trip I’ve been researching air fares to asia and wanted to note a few interesting things.

My friend has recommended we take All Nippon Airways (Japan) due to an excellent San Francisco to Tokyo to Beijing route which appears to shave several hours off of the normal 20+ hour flight. He also thinks ANA is a great carrier.

I’m finding some of the best deals with Cathay Pacific, but they are just outside of our travel window in April. A current one appears to offer $750 flights SFO to Beijing or Shanghai, but travel must be completed by March 31st. Last year Cathay Pacific had a “Valentines” special that lasted through April and was only $674, but not sure we want to hold off that long to find out if they will run this again.