Charter to Guam

Old Sep 15, 17, 4:07 am
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Charter to Guam

Appeared in my inbox this afternoon -

"Guam has it all ... Enjoy these experiences with our new one-time, 5-star flight and hotel packages, flying on 19 November 2017 and returning on 23 November 2017."

https://www.cathaypacific.com/cx/en_...chartered.html

Not clear whether the aircraft will be CX or KA.

Has Cathay Holidays offered chartered packages like this, to off-network destinations, in the past? I wonder if this is CX/KA dipping its toe in the water for a scheduled route in future?
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Old Sep 15, 17, 4:11 am
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Old Sep 15, 17, 4:33 am
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I recall seeing similar for MLE years ago before that was a regular destination.
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Old Sep 15, 17, 6:33 am
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I wonder why they offer this holiday to the only place in the pacific whose coast Kim jong un has threatened to bomb.and launching in the same day as Kim fires another missile proving that he had the capability to carry out the threat? Is the marketing team actually getting paid for this work?

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Is it Y or J class seats? It's not clear there.
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Old Sep 15, 17, 10:12 am
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Originally Posted by ashsong View Post
Is it Y or J class seats? It's not clear there.
I called them and they say it would be first class service
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Old Sep 15, 17, 10:52 am
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According to HKADB (the fb group), flight info are:
KA8120/19Nov HKG-GUM
KA8121/23Nov GUM-HKG
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Old Sep 15, 17, 3:12 pm
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Originally Posted by xp2000 View Post
I wonder why they offer this holiday to the only place in the pacific whose coast Kim jong un has threatened to bomb.and launching in the same day as Kim fires another missile proving that he had the capability to carry out the threat? Is the marketing team actually getting paid for this work?
Contrary to popular belief, even with the threatening, Guam is actually safer. Kim's family has been threatening Guam for years. They may be crazy, but not stupid. With the presence of the USAF bombers at Anderson AFB, 1 missile shooting toward to Guam? Total loss for Pyongyang.

Nothing to see here.
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Old Sep 15, 17, 7:05 pm
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Originally Posted by xp2000 View Post
I wonder why they offer this holiday to the only place in the pacific whose coast Kim jong un has threatened to bomb.and launching in the same day as Kim fires another missile proving that he had the capability to carry out the threat? Is the marketing team actually getting paid for this work?
Your remarks s rather unbelievable to say the least. If the North Korean fatboy says that he wants to blow up the world and with his recent remark that he wants to wipe out Japan, does this mean all the airlines stop flying to Japan and for that matter to Guam.

We need to continue with our life and not take threats from irrelevant people too seriously. All the fatboy is doing is teasing the world is launching missiles into the sea.

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Old Sep 15, 17, 7:13 pm
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I guess this is some kind of corporate event that has chartered the plane and CX is trying to sell the remaining seats? The package price isn't bad actually.
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Old Sep 15, 17, 8:29 pm
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Outbound, Nov 19, 16:05 (HKG) -23:35 (GUM), 4.5 hours flying time.
Inbound, Nov 23, 12:45 (GUM) - 15:50 (HKG)

O class Economy, no points / miles can be accrued.

Price for two:

Outrigger Guam Beach Resort

Ocean view deluxe
Room only 9,197
Breakfast inclusive 10,616



Hyatt Regency Guam

Guest room with Ocean view
Room only 10,048
With breakfast 11,821



Dust Thani Guam Resort

Deluxe ocean front
Room only 11,041
With breakfast 13,727

premium ocean front
Room only 12,247
With Breakfast 14,233
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Old Sep 15, 17, 9:21 pm
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Originally Posted by 380Flyer View Post
Your remarks s rather unbelievable to say the least. If the North Korean fatboy says that he wants to blow up the world and with his recent remark that he wants to wipe out Japan, does this mean all the airlines stop flying to Japan and for that matter to Guam.

We need to continue with our life and not take threats from irrelevant people too seriously. All the fatboy is doing is teasing the world is launching missiles into the sea.
Your view of recent events is just that: an OPINION, so stop pretending that your view is science/fact and all other views are "naive and unbelievable." Sheesh.

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Old Sep 15, 17, 11:01 pm
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Originally Posted by sxc View Post
I guess this is some kind of corporate event that has chartered the plane and CX is trying to sell the remaining seats? The package price isn't bad actually.
I found 380Flyer's point of view is more believable than yours.

As 380Flyer said:

Originally Posted by 380Flyer View Post
We need to continue with our life and not take threats from irrelevant people too seriously. All the fatboy is doing is teasing the world is launching missiles into the sea.
FWIW - as a fact, Guam has been periodically threatened by Kim's family. It is basically either a quarterly or annual event. However, this time is different when the grandson fired numerous missiles.

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I guess this is some kind of corporate event that has chartered the plane and CX is trying to sell the remaining seats? The package price isn't bad actually.
Keep in mind - KA has practically no ground support. So don't expect a lot.
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Old Sep 16, 17, 9:16 pm
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Originally Posted by garykung View Post
Contrary to popular belief, even with the threatening, Guam is actually safer. Kim's family has been threatening Guam for years. They may be crazy, but not stupid. With the presence of the USAF bombers at Anderson AFB, 1 missile shooting toward to Guam? Total loss for Pyongyang.
Originally Posted by garykung View Post
However, this time is different when the grandson fired numerous missiles.
So you think that Guam is now safer (years of empty threats), or less safe (numerous missiles fired by current dictator)?
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Old Sep 16, 17, 10:56 pm
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If you want to discuss the safety of travel to Guam you can discuss in OMNI.

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