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American Airlines celebrity poll; Cathay’s Change for Good results; Jetstar available at Lawson

AA celebrity poll

Marilyn Monroe has been selected the most ideal flight attendant from movie stars during the “golden age” of Hollywood, followed by Audrey Hepburn, according to a survey conducted by American Airlines.

Monroe garnered 22 percent of the vote for which the airline asked 1,000 people in Britain. Hepburn grabbed 20 percent.

In the pilot category, the most ideal pilot, selected from random celebrities, was George Clooney with 22.5 percent, followed by Prince Harry with 21.4 percent. Leonardo DiCaprio obtained 11.6 percent and U.S. President Barack Obama had 11 percent. Angelina Jolie received 10.8 percent, the highest percentage among female celebrities.

In the category of an ideal flight attendant from recent celebrities, Jennifer Aniston obtained the most votes with 18.1 percent, followed by the Duchess of Cambridge (the former Kate Middleton) with 17.1 percent and Jolie with 14.7 percent.

The Duchess’ younger sister, Pippa Middleton, and Beyoncé each had less than 11 percent, overshadowed by Prince Harry’s 11.9 percent, the most votes received by a male celebrity.

Change for Good

Cathay Pacific and the Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF have announced they collected 1.43 million Hong Kong dollars (about ¥180.4 million) through the in-flight donation-collecting campaign Change for Good in 2012.

The airline has participated in Change for Good since 1991 to help UNICEF’s various activities to support children in more than 150 developing countries. Change for Good has collected a total of ¥1.68 billion so far.

Of the money collected in 2012, about ¥29.5 million will be spent on the program to support child protection activities in four municipalities in Vietnam. The money will be spent to develop a system of comprehensive child protection against violence, neglect, forced labor and other child abuses in Vietnam.

In Change for Good, the airline and Unicef call on passengers to donate money in the currency of their travel destination as change in the form of coins, which usually cannot be exchanged back to their home country’s currency.

For more information, see www.cathaypacific.com .

Jetstar tickets at Lawson

Jetstar Japan has begun selling tickets at convenience store Lawson’s Loppi multimedia machines at Lawson’s 10,038 outlets in Japan, making it the first airline that makes it possible to purchase tickets at a convenience store in Japan.

Customers can purchase Jetstar tickets using the touch screen of Loppi. Customers can reserve airplane seats on Loppi and pay for the tickets with cash at Lawson registers. Credit cards are not accepted.

Customers can only purchase tickets for domestic flights via Loppi. They can purchase up to 12 tickets in a single reservation, however, they cannot make reservations worth more than ¥300,000.

The deadline for reservations through Loppi is six hours before departure time.

An additional ¥630 will be charged for a service fee per person, though it is ¥420 throughout this month.

For more information, see www.jetstar.com/jp/ja/home .