B-HXB: Every airline has its own set of circumstances, so you can always find some reasons why it's not an apple to apple comparison. OTOH, I feel whoever agrued for Cathay in the SCMP article didn't present a very strong argument. Only 2 1/2 months of post-9/11 data were included in CX's December results. For SQ, 5 1/2 months of post-9/11 data were inluded in SQ's March results. AFAIK, yields at both SQ and CX are still below pre-9/11 level. So, the argument presented in the SCMP article would actually favor CX not SQ. Anyway, enough of this SQ vs. CX stuff. Both airlines are doing better than most of the airlines around the world.
Hkgspotter1: Lighten up. Lately, he has been posting news mostly as-is without any of his personal comments. It's not his fault that there aren't many good news from other ailrines to report. I think sometimes you read too much into his postings and made assumption of what his intent was. Just ignore his postings, if necessary. Just a suggestion.