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Oct 20, 20, 10:31 am
Replies: 102
Views: 11,217
Posted By triplefives

After the UO purchase, it didn't make sense to...

After the UO purchase, it didn't make sense to have two full service brands plus one budget carrier under the same umbrella. KA contracts might have offered some staff savings (no idea - just a...
Sep 14, 20, 12:49 am
Replies: 1,276
Views: 239,540
Posted By triplefives

As with everything else in HK (sorry - couldn't...

As with everything else in HK (sorry - couldn't resist twisting the knife).



Probably affected by the 14 day hotel quarantine requirement from select countries. Interesting looking at the...
Aug 3, 20, 12:54 am
Replies: 160
Views: 18,446
Posted By triplefives

Hong Kong can't bill itself as being an...

Hong Kong can't bill itself as being an international city and have such onerous (and ridiculous) regulations for flying into the city. If I had a family emergency in the US, it would be a huge pain...
Jul 10, 20, 2:25 am
Replies: 5
Views: 813
Posted By triplefives

That's my understanding

That's my understanding
Jun 9, 20, 10:51 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,908
Posted By triplefives

That's a very good point. Look to what the...

That's a very good point. Look to what the government does with Macao/Taiwan/Mainland China arrivals as an indication as an indication as to when they will open up for everyone else.
Jun 9, 20, 10:20 pm
Replies: 116
Views: 17,918
Posted By triplefives

Also, the agreement with the HK gov't stipulates...

Also, the agreement with the HK gov't stipulates Swire must remain a controlling shareholder otherwise all funds will need to be immediately repaid so fair to conclude there are no plans for Swire to...
Jun 9, 20, 2:39 am
Replies: 116
Views: 17,918
Posted By triplefives

Gotcha - so according to the HKEX press release...

Gotcha - so according to the HKEX press release the preferred shares will pay 3% per annum for the first 3 years. Then 5% per annum from year 3 to 7. Then 7% per annum from year 7 to year 12. And 9%...
Jun 9, 20, 12:53 am
Replies: 116
Views: 17,918
Posted By triplefives

If what SCMP is reporting is correct and HKD...

If what SCMP is reporting is correct and HKD 19.5B = 6.08% of Cathay, that would value the entire company at HKD 320B which is almost 10x the market cap using the last closing price!

They might...
May 12, 20, 3:49 am
Replies: 80
Views: 16,842
Posted By triplefives

Cargo business should be doing well at the moment

Cargo business should be doing well at the moment
May 11, 20, 1:47 am
Replies: 130
Views: 20,518
Posted By triplefives

One of the worst rides in a car I've ever had was...

One of the worst rides in a car I've ever had was facing backwards in a UK cab. The cabbie was trying his best to turn the street into a F1 circuit. If he didn't mash the accelerator so much after...
Apr 8, 20, 12:28 am
Replies: 372
Views: 82,766
Posted By triplefives

I am waiting with baited breath to see if AA will...

I am waiting with baited breath to see if AA will follow, but at the same time, there really isn't much urgency for AA to make an announcement or a decision. It's not like people are going to resume...
Mar 11, 20, 2:15 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,122
Posted By triplefives

Without digging into the numbers, I must admit CX...

Without digging into the numbers, I must admit CX reporting a profit in 2019 was quite remarkable. Either they're the best run airline in the world or it's that easy to make money in HK once there's...
Feb 20, 20, 2:52 am
Replies: 4
Views: 978
Posted By triplefives

I've done at least 5-6 hkg-kix/nrt redeyes in the...

I've done at least 5-6 hkg-kix/nrt redeyes in the back and I'm usually a walking zombie for half the day. It is the price to be paid for trying to maximize time at the destination.

There are a few...
Feb 18, 20, 8:32 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 5,982
Posted By triplefives

Every time I fly CX, I'm reminded how much I...

Every time I fly CX, I'm reminded how much I prefer JAL :)

In these times, it's obviously going to be inconvenient to travel so might as well try to make an experience out of it.
Feb 13, 20, 9:26 pm
Replies: 94
Views: 22,034
Posted By triplefives

Would have preferred them to close the Wing F...

Would have preferred them to close the Wing F instead but probably makes more sense to close the Pier F given the location.
Feb 13, 20, 12:35 am
Replies: 22
Views: 3,093
Posted By triplefives

Definitely agree the deck is less premium and...

Definitely agree the deck is less premium and more noisy due to the exposed nature and the hard material (non-sound deadening) used to decorate the dining area. Everything feels more cramped there. ...
Feb 10, 20, 11:23 am
Replies: 13
Views: 3,450
Posted By triplefives

The B&O headsets are way above and beyond the old...

The B&O headsets are way above and beyond the old Bose QC’s. Comfort is probably subjective but the sound quality and NC are superb. I bought my own headset a few days after trying it on my most...
Feb 7, 20, 10:50 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 4,495
Posted By triplefives

Took CX893 back to HKG earlier this week - they...

Took CX893 back to HKG earlier this week - they were selling Y to PE upgrades for $600 USD which is what they usually go for.

But only fools would pay that much for a one way upgrade 1) most...
Feb 6, 20, 11:30 pm
Replies: 407
Views: 72,394
Posted By triplefives

I don't think this is true - Hong Kong is only...

I don't think this is true - Hong Kong is only Level 2 advisory on the US Dept of State. For comparison, China is Level 4.Current safety and security information and recommendations are provided in...
Feb 5, 20, 12:00 am
Replies: 1,276
Views: 239,540
Posted By triplefives

It's going to be even more interesting with the...

It's going to be even more interesting with the slots at HKG. Due to the protests, airlines weren't forced to give up their unused up their slots for the winter season. Could that be extended? If CX...
Feb 1, 20, 12:57 am
Replies: 307
Views: 64,495
Posted By triplefives

My Feb 2 flight was cancelled. Tried calling in...

My Feb 2 flight was cancelled. Tried calling in but message said there's a hold time of 2 hours. Apparently related to pilot's refusing to fly into China (even though Hong Kong is considered a...
Jan 31, 20, 2:04 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,797
Posted By triplefives

What sxc mentions is probably key. AA offers 4...

What sxc mentions is probably key. AA offers 4 SWU's which are requested upgrades but have a realistic chance at clearing. Currently, you can from Y to J and the hard product on the DFW/LAX-HKG...
Jan 29, 20, 8:35 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,797
Posted By triplefives

That's a good point. I will say most of the...

That's a good point. I will say most of the domestic lounges are terrible anyways so don't think OP would be missing out on much.

One key question to the OP is where are you moving to? If you're...
Jan 18, 20, 10:19 am
Replies: 261
Views: 89,910
Posted By triplefives

Other post seem to indicate it happens at least...

Other post seem to indicate it happens at least every other year after the 10th year....my wife's 11th year is coming up in May and we'll most likely be flying that week so I'll report back if she...
Jan 12, 20, 8:25 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 9,876
Posted By triplefives

Love reading the lively commentary in this post...

Love reading the lively commentary in this post and appreciate everyone's willingness to pitch in their two cents.

OP has performed preliminary research which is excellent but I would recommend...
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