Blog Tag - airlines

R Security Breached at Beijing Airport After Family Smuggles Child onto Flight
Security protocols at Beijing Capital International Airport are being questioned after a passenger was able to bypass all security checks and board a...
Talking Travel: Beijing Flight Cancellations; Good Deals to SE Asia; Airline Websites Still Suck
Been a while since I've been at the Talking Travel desk and a lot has happened, most of it good news for travelers. But not all.  It's getting to the...
Dragonair Rebrands as Cathay Dragon
One of the longest-operating brands in Asian aviation is getting a new name and a new look, as Dragonair becomes Cathay Dragon. The move is designed...
2015 in Review: Our Top Travel Stories from Beijing and Beyond
We did a lot of traveling in 2015 (platinum status – self high-five!). Some of it was enlightening and exciting, and some of it was frustrating and...
Beijing Hotels for the Olympics in the Spotlight
A website called SportFeatures.com has an interesting article on what it sees as Beijing's top 10 hotels ahead of next week's choice of the 2022...
Random Notes from a Travel Road: Don't Fly in China
This was a longer post until Firefox crashed and lost it. Firefox is a piece of sh*t and I'm deleting it. Anyway, Matt Schiavenza at The Atlantic has...
Beijing May Soon Have Non-Stop Flights from Calgary, Montreal
While it won't happen before the end of this year, two additional Canadian cities could see non-stop air connections with Beijing sometime in 2015....
China Wants 500,000 Pilots, a Number of Flight Attendants, and Alitrip Arrives
Pilots around the world must have been delighted to see headlines that indicated China needs 500,000 pilots by 2035. However, that wasn't referring...
Talking Travel: California Dreaming
I still find inflight Wi-Fi to be amazing. Of course, United Airlines doesn't tell you that the moment you reach China's airspace, you're off. When...
Talking Travel: Xiamen Airlines Comes to Beijing
After a kid kicked my seat for four and a half hours on a red-eye from San Francisco to Newark, I've thought a lot about earlier posts regarding the...
Talking Travel: The Golden Rule of Flying
Our previous edition teased it, and we actually mentioned the whole thing back in April, but this time around we will address the entire statement....
Talking Travel: New Deals, New Hotels, and Wow, Traveling During the Summer is Expensive
We're so chock full o'deals this edition that Talking Travel had to be pushed back two hours to get them all in. A little bird whispered in our ear...
Talking Travel: Greetings from Central Asia Edition
Talking Travel is usually written from a desk in Beijing, but occasionally it's written from the field. For this edition, it's being written from...
Talking Travel: Why China's Airlines Follow the Annie's Model of Serving Families
In writing the June cover story for our sister publication beijingkids, three of the four fathers I interviewed said that they liked raising...
New Airport Making Space for Discount Airlines
Beijing's second major airport being constructed in Daxing County will include a terminal designated for low-fare airlines, a Civil Aviation...