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In It for the Long Haul

Jeanne Cooper | March 23, 2018 | Story Now In

With airlines adding international routes all the time, it’s become increasingly convenient to travel the globe. On March 25, Hong Kong Airlines launches nonstop service between Hong Kong and San Francisco, with four flights a week. The route is the 12-year-old airline’s second in the United States, following its debut in Los Angeles in December. Flight 61 departs SFO at 12:30, arriving at HKG at 5:25 the next day—just in time to see the skyscraper light show along Victoria Harbour. (As a Peninsula Hotel guide noted, “We don’t have a lot of natural resources, but we do enjoy our electricity.”) Flight 60, the return leg, leaves HKG at 1:10 and lands at SFO at 10:45. The airline’s new, 334-passenger Airbus A350 aircraft offers 33 lie-flat seats in business class, with HDTV, wi-fi, power outlet and USB port. Ricebowl Republic designed the stylish amenity kits, which feature Hong Kong landmarks outside and L’Occitane products inside. Roundtrip business fares from $4,800

Originally published in the March issue of
Silicon Valley

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