Cathay Pacific’s inaugural departure from Sea-Tac Airport
Cathay Pacificâ€™s new non-stop service from Seattle to Hong Kong launched on April 1 with four flights per week; the service will go daily starting July 1.
The new offering is the only current flight between the two Pacific Rim cities; that should make it a popular option for travelers.
Cathay Pacific went all-out with a launch party at the gate
Cathay Pacific is using its excellent Airbus A350-900 on the route, which is now the airlineâ€™s eighth to the United States and follows existing services to Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York (JFK), New York (Newark), San Francisco, and Washington DC.
T4-TBIT connector at LAX: Overlooking the ramp between TBIT and T4 at LAX
A couple ofÂ weeks ago, I was one of the first to report on the opening of the new Connector facilityÂ between Terminal 4 (T4) and the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). While this is exciting news in my world, I will admit that sometimes I forget that not everyone is a frequent-flying fanatic or even an #AvGeek. So here I am, to makeÂ the case to the everyday person on the street on just why the new T4 Connector is so monumental toÂ the improvement to the passenger experience at LAX.
A bit overly dramatic? You be the judge…
An American Airlines 777-300ER (77W) taxis at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Update 6:55PM PT: American Airlines has put out a press release on the addition of theÂ LAX-HKG flight starting September 9. The scheduleÂ information and flight times are:
- Departs LAX at 1:55am, and arrives atÂ HKG at 8:10am the next day (subject to regulatory approval)
- Departs HKG at 8:20pm, and arrives atÂ LAX at 6:40pm
Furthermore, the flight will be operated as part of the joint business venture with Japan Airlines.
Original storyÂ appears below:
An eagle-eyed frequent flyerÂ spotted an update to a page on American Airlines’ website, which indicated that the highly-anticipated service from Los AngelesÂ (LAX) toÂ Hong Kong (HKG)Â will commenceÂ on September 7 using the carrier’s flagship Boeing 777-300ER (77W). AirlineReporter confirmed that the webpage had indeed been updated to include the information on HKG, and tweeted out a screenshot of the page in the wee hours:
The red carpet at American’s “Best in LAX” announcement event on January 20
On January 20, American Airlines hosted aÂ “Best in LAX” themed event at the Hollywood Bowl, highlighted by a large expansion of nonstop domestic flightsÂ from Los Angeles International Airport. However, what was remarkable was whatÂ wasn’t announced…