9V-SPK
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10,000 Free TICKETS!Yes, From Cathay Pacific

Sat Jan 26, 2002 12:46 am

According to the latest information i got, Cathay Pacific tomorrow (26th January) will annouce a new offer - offering 10,000 free tickets to foriegners.

Not yet annoucned on CX website, sure great news.However only people who holds a H.K ID can join the grand offer and nominate people from overseas.More details coming.

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RE: 10,000 Free TICKETS!Yes, From Cathay Pacific

Sat Jan 26, 2002 12:51 am

Free tickets TO HK, or from HK? I'm about to buy a Cathay ticket from LHR to SYD for this Xmas...

I have a potential nominator, so please keep me informed!!

Regards
 
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RE: 10,000 Free TICKETS!Yes, From Cathay Pacific

Sat Jan 26, 2002 2:31 am

Damn, why don't they fly to/from Brussels?????

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RE: 10,000 Free TICKETS!Yes, From Cathay Pacific

Sat Jan 26, 2002 3:24 am

It's already Jan 26 in HK, let me update 9V-SPK:

http://www.cathaypacific.com/hk/news/4th/
 
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RE: 10,000 Free TICKETS!Yes, From Cathay Pacific

Sat Jan 26, 2002 3:44 am

Great! I've just made contact with a friend in HK... Big grin

Regards, and thanks for spotting that exciting offer!
 
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RE: 10,000 Free TICKETS!Yes, From Cathay Pacific

Sat Jan 26, 2002 3:25 pm

25 January 2002 Print this press release

Cathay Pacific launches 'The World's Biggest Welcome'

Cathay Pacific Airways today announced the launch of "Cathay Pacific - The World's Biggest Welcome", the airline's biggest-ever campaign to boost tourism in Hong Kong that will involve all Hong Kong residents.

Cathay Pacific will give away 10,000 return air tickets for Hong Kong residents to invite their friends and relatives living overseas to visit Hong Kong between 3 April and 3 July 2002.

Ticket winners will be determined in a free-to-enter lucky draw in which all Hong Kong ID cardholders over the age of 18 can take part. The 10,000-ticket giveaway is the biggest community project that Cathay Pacific has ever undertaken to boost tourism in Hong Kong.

Entry forms will be available at MTR stations, public enquiry service centres at the 18 District Offices, Cathay Pacific check-in counters at both the In-Town Check-In and at Hong Kong International Airport from 26 January 2002.

Completed entry forms can be dropped off between 26 January and midnight of 2 February 2002, at official collection counters located at the MTR stations at Causeway Bay, Admiralty, Central, Tsim Sha Tsui, Mongkok and Kowloon Tong, and at Cathay Pacific check-in areas at Hong Kong International Airport.

Speaking at today's launch ceremony, Cathay Pacific Chairman Mr James Hughes-Hallett said: "As the airline of Hong Kong and a member of the travel industry, Cathay Pacific has always worked hard to promote tourism - an integral part of our economy. 'The World's Biggest Welcome' is the biggest campaign that we have ever launched.

"By flying in 10,000 people from all over the world, we hope to bring home a much-needed boost to our tourism industry. We think that there can be no better tonic to combat the hard times that many people have faced here this past year than to bring together far-flung family and friends."

The launch, held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, was officiated by the Chief Secretary for Administration HKSAR the Hon. Donald Tsang, Secretary for Economic Services Ms Sandra Lee, Chairman of the Hong Kong Tourism Board Mrs Selina Chow, Commissioner for Tourism Mrs Rebecca Lai, and Acting Director of Home Affairs Mr Lui Hau-tuen. Cathay Pacific was represented by its Chairman Mr James Hughes-Hallett, Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Mr David Turnbull and Director and Chief Operating Officer Mr Philip Chen.


The first 100 winners picked at draws held between 30 January and 2 February 2002, will be entitled to an additional two free tickets for themselves to travel overseas. A Grand Draw on 5 February will determine the winner of a special Mega Prize.

The remaining winners will be drawn on 6 February 2002, and notified by post.



(There are altogther 43 destinations.I got a fully detailed destination guide, not avaliable on CX website so i will post them here later.)

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RE: 10,000 Free TICKETS!Yes, From Cathay Pacific

Sat Jan 26, 2002 3:50 pm

Pity the last HK resident I know has now left.... Do any HK residents want to negotiate with me as I would be happy to come to some mutual financial agreement!  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: 10,000 Free TICKETS!Yes, From Cathay Pacific

Sat Jan 26, 2002 5:21 pm

Oh i saw a counter in Causeway Bay station this morning, too bad i was in a rush and didn't have time to take a closer look  Sad
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RE: 10,000 Free TICKETS!Yes, From Cathay Pacific

Sun Jan 27, 2002 9:31 am

Hi all, I'm currently looking for new friends in Hong Kong....all welcome if Cathay offer available!!!
APP.
 
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RE: 10,000 Free TICKETS!Yes, From Cathay Pacific

Sun Jan 27, 2002 12:08 pm

This looks like a rather unusual PR exercise. Perhaps CX wants to project an image of helping to promote Hong Kong as a whole.

I'll be getting some forms tomorrow when I go to work!!!
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RE: 10,000 Free TICKETS!Yes, From Cathay Pacific

Sun Jan 27, 2002 1:23 pm

hkg_clk,

Get some for me please. Could you get me one extra to send to Singapore_Air !!!!!!!!!!!
 
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RE: 10,000 Free TICKETS!Yes, From Cathay Pacific

Sun Jan 27, 2002 2:09 pm

Sweet!!!! I better phone my relatives in Hong Kong to get me an application for the draw. hehe.....

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RE: 10,000 Free TICKETS!Yes, From Cathay Pacific

Sun Jan 27, 2002 5:59 pm

HKgspotter, no prob!
See my homepage for a comprehensive guide to spotting and photography at HKG
 
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RE: 10,000 Free TICKETS!Yes, From Cathay Pacific

Sun Jan 27, 2002 6:06 pm

I am interested in taveling to HGK. If am willing to pay if anybody invites me. Email me if interested.
 
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RE: 10,000 Free TICKETS!Yes, From Cathay Pacific

Sun Jan 27, 2002 6:18 pm

No, because I have no intention of giving you any of my personal details to fly on such an airline.

A "nice" thought on the face of it, but no thanks.
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RE: 10,000 Free TICKETS!Yes, From Cathay Pacific

Sun Jan 27, 2002 6:43 pm

Singapore_air,

"such an airline"? What are you implying?
 
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RE: 10,000 Free TICKETS!Yes, From Cathay Pacific

Sun Jan 27, 2002 6:53 pm

Singapore_air
What do you mean by "such an airline"? Are you trying to start a war?
 
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RE: 10,000 Free TICKETS!Yes, From Cathay Pacific

Sun Jan 27, 2002 6:55 pm

do you really think Sigapore_air would fly CX even if it is the last airline in the world!!??!!

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzyCathay Pacific...The World's Biggest Welcome Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: 10,000 Free TICKETS!Yes, From Cathay Pacific

Mon Jan 28, 2002 6:43 pm

I got a load of the form's so you dont need to get one for me hkg_clk. I'll try my luck at getting my Mum to Hong Kong !!

NEW OFFER FROM SQ !!!!

20,000 free tickets to be better then CX !!!
 
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RE: 10,000 Free TICKETS!Yes, From Cathay Pacific

Mon Jan 28, 2002 6:50 pm

hI,

I would love to see HKG.
Who wants to fill in for me such a form?

Thanks hb-iqj
 
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RE: 10,000 Free TICKETS!Yes, From Cathay Pacific

Mon Jan 28, 2002 7:01 pm

Anmyone willing to fill out a form for me???
Would be highly appreciated!!
Peter
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RE: 10,000 Free TICKETS!Yes, From Cathay Pacific

Mon Jan 28, 2002 7:19 pm

I would just love to go to Hong Kong, but ofcourse I do not have any close friends there. This is really great, and have a nice trip to those of you who win!

Singapore_air, what do you mean by such an airline?
 
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RE: 10,000 Free TICKETS!Yes, From Cathay Pacific

Mon Jan 28, 2002 7:33 pm

my mom got some entry forms, if anyone is interested, you can e-mail me!!  Smile
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RE: 10,000 Free TICKETS!Yes, From Cathay Pacific

Mon Jan 28, 2002 11:35 pm

Too bad just arrived in Australia.

I'm holding an Aus passport,so my mum would fill in for me!But also i could nominate someone because i've got a H.K I.D card.Ironic!

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RE: 10,000 Free TICKETS!Yes, From Cathay Pacific

Tue Jan 29, 2002 11:48 am

Hmmm..............I got a pile of nomination forms in front of me. Wonder whose name I should put on them. Any suggestions, folks?  Big grin

'949
 
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RE: 10,000 Free TICKETS!Yes, From Cathay Pacific

Tue Jan 29, 2002 12:37 pm

Many new friends heading your way '949 !!
 
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RE: 10,000 Free TICKETS!Yes, From Cathay Pacific

Tue Jan 29, 2002 1:27 pm

I got a few today, but I was told that you are only allowed to nominate one person each. On the form it does not mention this, but merely mentions that you are allowed to nominate one destination each. Any clues?
 
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RE: 10,000 Free TICKETS!Yes, From Cathay Pacific

Tue Jan 29, 2002 1:52 pm

I'm pretty sure its one person from each destination.
 
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RE: 10,000 Free TICKETS!Yes, From Cathay Pacific

Tue Jan 29, 2002 2:56 pm

One destination for 1 person.

Well...at least that include destinations that CX flies!From Colombo to Ridayh, and onto Johhanesburg.

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RE: 10,000 Free TICKETS!Yes, From Cathay Pacific

Tue Jan 29, 2002 3:07 pm

Can someone nominate me in? Also, disregard Singapore_Air's comments.

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RE: 10,000 Free TICKETS!Yes, From Cathay Pacific

Tue Jan 29, 2002 7:28 pm

Could someone nominate me please?
Thanks,Alex
 
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RE: 10,000 Free TICKETS!Yes, From Cathay Pacific

Tue Jan 29, 2002 7:46 pm

i have 6 more forms, anyone interested, e-mail me asap  Smile
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