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New: Hipmunk Teams with Cathay Pacific On The Heels Of HK Sevens

Considering a trip across the Pacific? Well, we just partnered with Cathay Pacific Airlines to help you with that! You can now book that trip on Cathay directly through Hipmunk. For all our rugby fans out there, if you missed experiencing Hong Kong Sevens live, be sure to book with Cathay on Hipmunk and we’ll get you there for game time. For all our stateside friends, the “HK7” as it’s known in the rugby world, is like the Super Bowl of the sport and held annually in China. Cathay is one of HK7’s longest running sponsors and they have the photos to prove it – it’s like the Superbowl and Mardi Gras had a baby.

We just caught this hilarious Cathay Pacific spot (above) for the recent event and thought we’d share. Note: No snack carts were harmed in the making of this video.

If there is anything these rugby players can learn from the Cathay ladies in red, it’s how to hustle! Happy travels on Cathay Pacific and remember – no scrumming, lunging, punting, or tackling about the cabin when the seat belt sign is illuminated.

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New: Regional Business Jet Search with Linear Air

As you know, we’re obsessed with taking the agony out of travel and providing you with the best options for your unique needs. In our dedication to make all traveling easier, we’re very excited to announce the availability of regional business jet service through our new partner, Linear AirNow, business travelers and jetsetters alike will be able to fly from and between cities that are typically poorly served by commercial airlines. Oftentimes, flying these routes on major carriers can result in two or three connections—talk about agonizing! 

With Linear, you don’t have to worry about crowds or long security lines at airports, getting frisked by TSA, or paying baggage fees. No hassles whatsoever. Just you and your colleagues or family pulling up to a private terminal, meeting the pilots and getting on your way.  We’re especially proud to be the first and only U.S. travel site to include private jets in our search and mitigate what could be an agonizing experience. 

Here’s how you’ll be able to find Linear Air in Hipmunk search: 

Begin your search by selecting more than one passenger in coach, or a first or business class cabin.


Or select “business jet” from the class drop down menu:

Next, click “search,” and we’ll show you Linear Air flights alongside commercial flights and trains when appropriate. 


You’ll also notice we jazzed up the Linear Air timebars with their own color and our first class icon in the upper right corner of the bar.


When you want to book the flight, select each leg, and we’ll send you directly to Linear Air’s website to book online, immediately - a first in the world of business jets.

 

Currently, you can book Linear Air on Hipmunk from nine origin airports (BOS, BED, BVY, EWR, HPN, JFK, LGA, OWD, TEB) to over 2,000 hub and regional airports east of the Mississippi and within 700 miles of the origin city.  We’re pleased to offer this innovative private jet option as a new way to lower your travel agony.

Happy and safe travels!

— Jacqueline

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