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Similar to previous contests, which resulted in Cathay's other signature cocktails like the Cathay Delight, Pacific Sunrise, Cloud 9 and Oriental Breeze, this year's winner will be served in First and Business Class cabins. If you're a fan of the previous winning concoctions, don't worry as they'll still be on the cocktail menu.
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We have all had a terrible meal on a flight before. In fact, we have shown you some of the sadder trays slid in front of us. With this new series of amazing airline meals, we can revel in the airline culinary delights and give kudos to the airlines that got it right.
Can we actually get lucky twice and score some tasty grub at 36,000 feet for a second time on the same airline? In short, yes. The Last time we were wowed by some delicious business class meals from Singapore Airlines, we were on the (then) world's longest flight, but the airline has delivered once again on a slightly shorter route.
We've been to a few airports around the world and seen our fair share of those that are poorly designed or are operational nightmares. One airport that's the opposite of all that and manages to take our breath away is Hong Kong's Chek Lap Kok.
As the world's 12th busiest airport, Hong Kong is a major hub linking the East to the West, so you can only imagine what kind of plane-spotting can be had. Cathay Pacific calls this place home, but other airlines make sure to show off some of their biggest and best aircraft as they parade around the terminal. If you're lucky to arrive flying Cathay in a premium cabin, you also get access to their arrival lounge.
If we can make any aspect of travel just one bit easier, then we consider our job done. Thus, we're happy to pass along some tips to ease the stress of going from point A to point B.
This Jaunted contributor recently popped over to Hong Kong for the very first time, and now shares his 9 tips for a first-time visit to HK:
You might have gathered by now that we like Hong Kong. Like, a lot. It seems as though any one of its neighborhoods is more unique and energetic than the last. Wandering them, one thing becomes apparent; the constantly growing laundry list of reasons why the city attracts tourists from around the globe makes complete sense.
Signs, signs and more signs create an overlapping visual overload unique to this city. From hotels, restaurants, jewellery shops and nightclubs, each sign is an extension of the last, with all of them vying for the attention of passing eyes. By day, they are simple advertising; as the sun sets, they come alive with colorful neon lights mirroring the action happening on the streets below.
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Last week, we put our passenger experience in your hands by letting you pick the meal we enjoyed (or didn't enjoy) on our Qantas flight to Hong Kong. The selection was quite large and we're glad to enlist the help of our readers in narrowing down exactly what was slid onto our tray table at 36,000 feet.
Just to jog your memory, the options were either two small plates served tapas-style or one small plate and a main dish. The Wagyu beef bresaola with white bean and rocket salad and venison filet inched out everything else to take top marks as the winner.
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Back in August, we wanted you to choose our meal for a domestic flight on American Airlines and since you guys picked a winner, we want to hear your thoughts on an upcoming flight on Qantas. This time there are few more options for our lunchtime flight from Brisbane to Hong Kong and we need your help to narrow down the options.
When we last talked about the Aussie airline offering the pre-order option for business class passengers, the meal service went down the tapas route to include some 'small plates.' Flyers can choose a lighter-nosh that includes two appetizer-sized dishes as a replacement for a main entree. For those passengers that are looking to fill up before landing, the one small plate and a main dish combo is still available.
The menu is quite extensive and includes soup, a pumpkin salad, sandwiches or venison steak with a few online exclusive meals, so we need your help. With so many options and flavors, we can't choose between the lighter option or a full meal. Let us know what you want us to eat in the comments below and we will reveal the winner with lots of photos and our full taste-test.
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Hong Kong may be clear on the other side of the world from New York, but Cathay Pacific's 777-300ER airplanes can make the journey in one swift hop over the North Pole. Come next spring, they'll even be doing so often with a new nonstop route from Newark-Liberty International Airport to Hong Kong.
To celebrate, and to fill up their first month of flights with smiling faces, they've launched a deep discount airfare sale on the new route, with roundtrip tickets going for a total of $758.37 (or even $742.90, on some dates).
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It doesn't matter if you're a frequent flyer or an avid armchair traveler so long as you're a lover of good design when it comes to what we've got for you. Picture this: your walls, decorated with schematics of airports, but in more of a minimalist-Apple sort of way and less back-of-the-inflight-magazine.
The Chicago-based NOMO Designs fulfills this fantasy, with the runway layout (and pertinent facts) of some 30 international airports printed in white ink on 18" x 24" steel gray sheets. The two newest? Dallas-Fort Worth and Hong Kong. There's even a few available on T-shirts if your airport allegiance runs truly deep.
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Just last week we detailed 21 countries that use the "dollar" other than the United States. Although they share the name of the US' money, almost all were far more colorful and richly illustrated. Indeed, travelers will be delighted to find that airports take pride of place on two currencies.
First, there's the $500 Hong Kong Dollar bill from the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. You may know them better as HSBC. This note depicts a view of HK's Chek Lap Kok Airport (plus the control tower and tail of a 747) with such detail that terminal and maintenance buildings, and even aircraft taxiing to the runways, are clearly visible. Too bad they didn't throw in an easter egg, like a "Where's Waldo?"
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Recently there was some kind of survey, poll, or other question-asking thing that tried to assess what people truly want at the airport. The number one thing was movie theaters, as apparently this is the best darn way to kill time on a long layover or delay.
Well there’s no need to wait around for airports to build multiplexes, as there are already a couple so ahead of the curve that they've already got in-terminal theaters ready to help you pass your transit time.
It’s not surprising that Singapore's airport is fully equipped with the latest in amenities. After all, Changi is the place that actually has slides—yes, those kinds of slides—right in the middle of all the arrivals and departures. The Entertainment Deck is located on Level 3 of Terminal 2—next to the Sunflower Garden—and that’s where you’ll find the airport’s movie theater. Like they say, “its cozy seats and latest picture projection and sound technology is a sure hit for all movie lovers.”
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Imagine being one of only 50 people onboard an airplane built to fly 500. This was our experience yesterday, July 4, as British Airways took delivery of its very first Airbus A380 from Airbus' HQ in Toulouse, France. Stay tuned as we explore the outside, inside, all around and even BA's other new toy, the Boeing 787, over the next few days.
Right here, right now may be your only chance to tour all four cabins of the British Airways A380. You see, once it begins regular passenger service, there's those pesky privacy curtains separating World Traveller (Economy) from World Traveller Plus (Premium Economy), and definitely keeping the riff-raff away from Club World (Business) and First Class. As we frolicked on the A380 during the delivery flight from Airbus HQ to Heathrow, there's even a cockpit peek bonus!