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[Stuff.co.nz] Despite increased security travel measures around the world, one woman managed to board the wrong plane, with the wrong airline – all under the wrong name.

Despite the fact that she was travelling under a different name, on passenger was able to board a Cathay Pacific plane.

According to The South China Morning Post, the incident happened at Taiwan Airport when a woman, known as “Ms Hong” was flying to Hong Kong.

The first error in the series of incredible events happened when she checked into the Cathay Pacific desk – instead of Hong Kong Airlines.

Despite checking in with the wrong carrier, Hong was processed. She was also holding a boarding pass that belonged to a man with the same surname, also flying to Hong Kong.

The flights had been booked by Hong’s boyfriend who was told his partner had not boarded her Hong Kong Airlines flight.

SCMP reports that the woman was furious.

“The name on the air ticket wasn’t me. Even the sex on the air ticket was not right. This is ridiculous,” she said.

Cathay Pacific and Hong Kong Airlines have since come together to ensure Hong made a safe return trip, she was also given the use of Cathay’s executive lounge.

A spokesperson for Cathay Pacific confirmed there had been an ……

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Stuff.co.nz
27th February, 2016


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Indonesia’s national airline Garuda will resume flights to New Zealand, six years after they were scrapped.

Auckland will be the first destination Garuda flies to in New Zealand

Auckland will be the first destination Garuda flies to in New Zealand - AAP ©

Auckland Airport chairwoman Joan Withers signed a memorandum of understanding with Garuda Indonesia president and chief executive Emirsyah Satar at a ceremony in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta on Monday morning.

Auckland will be the first destination Garuda flies to in New Zealand, “as soon as market conditions and aircraft availability allow”.

Garuda is a major global aviation player with strong network connections, Auckland Airport general manager of aeronautical commercial Glenn Wedlock says.

The deal follows the recent announcement that Air New Zealand will start direct flights from Auckland to Bali in mid-2012.

Garuda, which flies to Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Australia, withdrew from the New Zealand market in 2006.

Ms Withers is among representatives of 26 New Zealand companies making up a business delegation to Indonesia, led by Prime Minister John Key, aimed at boosting trade links with the Southeast Asian country.

Mr Key, who arrived in Jakarta from Singapore on a Garuda flight, witnessed the signing, alongside trade ministers of both countries….

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Laura McQuillan,
AAP April 16, 2012



As part of plans to tap into the growing travel market, Air New Zealand has released plans to operate daily flights between China and New Zealand.

Air New Zealand has released plans to operate daily flights between China and New Zealand.

Air New Zealand has released plans to operate daily flights between China and New Zealand.

Commencing from 4 July this year, the airline revealed it would add a fifth weekly service to Shanghai, however, added that it would suspend its twice weekly service between Auckland and Beijing from 30 June this year.

The carrier’s international airline group general manager Christopher Luxon explained while the airline was still committed to the Beijing region, the suspended flights would open opportunity to focus on Shanghai services.

“We’re confident of the potential for long term growth from one of China’s most modern and populous cities,” Mr Luxon said.

“We’ve just appointed the first ever head of our Asia operations, Sandeep Bahl, who is a highly experienced airline executive in the region.

“Sandeep took up his new role in our Shanghai office at the beginning of the month.

“Under his guidance we will focus our marketing and sales resources on the Shanghai region of around 14 million people as we seek to provide customers a daily service to and from this important gateway in China.”

 

Full story at e-Travel Blackboard: N.J….