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Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Reopens…for Cruise Ships (Video)

Hong Kong’s old Kai Tak Airport is the stuff of barside stories of grizzled expats at bars across Asia. Now it has reopend for the slow and steady approach of cruise ships. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLG5ygNYooE The terminal will accommodate cruise ships too large for Ocean Terminal. The first arrivals were last week and next in November when…

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(Update: labor issue resolved) Help Cathay Pacific flight attendants learn bad service!

Update: as commenter Christopher Tin noted, this labor issue has been resolved. I should have checked current status before I posted. I fell behind news while in China where the WSJ and many other news outlets are blocked, and even VPNs are now being blocked, so I skimmed through everything in a batch yesterday and…

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Designing 007 exhibition now in Toronto, and the classic 007 travel guide, Thrilling Cities

Celebrate Skyfall in style. Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style is now at the Toronto International Film Festival, running through January 2, following its run in London, which The Economist covered in From Britain With Love. Ian Fleming penned several nonfiction works, including Thrilling Cities, a 1963 guide to 13 flashy world cities. I…

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UA 4-mile ‘deal’ analogy contest winners

The United 4-mile ‘deal’ has been beaten into tedium, some proponents of the ‘deal’ now sulking that United did not give them prompt personal attention, some aggressively seeking more. I was delighted at the thoughtful contributions from readers on all sides of the issue. To highlight some is to unfairly neglect others. I was particularly interested…

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Enter my UA 4-mile ‘deal’ analogy contest – win nearly enough* for a trip to Hong Kong!

My barber analogy was not airtgiht, as many commentators noted. A big failing was that I could not think of any other area in life where it is peoples’ mission to relentlessly scour a company for an error, pounce when one is found, then claim to be victimized if it is not honored, all the while pretending…

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Since many are so concerned about UA’s PR, how about UA donate the seats to charity?

The debate over the UA 4 mile ‘deal,’ rolls on in new and vitriolic/humourous forms. Brian Cohen at The Gate has a particularly well argued piece . I said my 4 miles worth and loved the debate with eloquent readers. Before I move back to the travel topics that I love, one proposal. So many…

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The UA ‘deal’ is sleazy – should I stiff my barber for 14 cents, too?

“You’re all set, see you next time, kid.” Just as he has said for the past 20 years. The aged barber shuffles over to the mechanical cash register, slowly pushing the buttons. Instead of $14, up comes $0.14. Should I: a) Jump up and down shouting, “Ha ha, screw you, here’s your 14 cents!” And…

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Hong Kong’s nature and heritage by foot, rail and ferry

The Rapid Traveler and Mrs enjoyed brunch today with great travelers including the last Continental passenger ever. Discussion turned to Hong Kong, one of The and Mrs’ favorite destinations, he studying at Chinese University of Hong Kong for a semester in 2001 and both frequently visiting since. Visitors may be shocked to learn that hiking…

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