As we barrel into February and shivering the colds of the northern hemisphere, it’s time time to look back at what happened last week at Economy Class and Beyond.
- Cathay Pacific introduces “The Sanctuary” – A Mindfulness and Wellness hub at Hong Kong International – If you can quiet the mind and centre yourself, maybe its a way to a better flight…
- Cathay Pacific launches new onboard menu range “Hong Kong Flavours” – Well, we can but hope the on-board food service improves (an issue that the airline has suffered for some time)
- FlyBe to leave Avios – If you’re honestly surprised by this…
The Business of Aviation
- Ryanair takes full control of Laudamotion – and with a simple buyout, Ryanair grabs the remains of Niki from under Lufthansa and IAG’s noses…
- HOP! to be rebranded as… Air France HOP – Streamlining brands… or improving brand recognition?
- East-West Rail Link puts routes to consultation – Connecting Cambridge to Bedford, and beyond to Oxford. Where do you route a line?
- No more Uber in Barcelona for now… – It seems that the Catalan Government has bowed to the Taxi drivers, and Uber/Cabify have left the area.
- American Express Blocks Curve – If you use Curve and were hoping to use American Express, it seems this isn’t coming to pass. And there’s plenty to come from this story I suspect….
- Alitalia offer £17 off flights for European and Italy – Better than nothing…
- IHG UK Flash Sale (Up to 30% Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, etc) – EXPIRED (But a good offer)
Long term review
- Canon EOS R Long Term Review – Street and City Photography in Brussels – I take the EOS R out to Brussels… and remember that Automatic is never a bad option.
As per usual, I’ll be looking at the whys and wherefores of the aviation industry… and also asking an important question.. where are my 2,000 Avios I brought?
Until then, thank you for joining me!
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