HK Express Becomes The Latest To Join The Flight To Nowhere Craze

HK Express | October 01, 2020

Cathay Pacific’s low-cost offshoot, HK Express, is jumping onboard the flights to nowhere bandwagon. HK Express is offering three 90 minute flights to nowhere in November. The airline is styling the flights as a “flycation” and promising a good time on the short jaunt over Hong Kong.

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The NAACP has warned African-Americans against traveling on American Airlines, citing a series of incidents that the civil rights organization says shows the airline routinely subjects blacks to “disrespectful, discriminatory or unsafe conditions.” RT America’s Ashlee Banks reports.

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The NAACP has warned African-Americans against traveling on American Airlines, citing a series of incidents that the civil rights organization says shows the airline routinely subjects blacks to “disrespectful, discriminatory or unsafe conditions.” RT America’s Ashlee Banks reports.

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