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HKG-TYO premium economy on Cathay; SAS direct to Bergen campaign; China Airlines JCB card

Cathay premium offer

Cathay Pacific will offer its premium economy service on select Tokyo flights from Aug. 1.

The airline will begin the service on regional flights and reservations for premium economy seats are now available for Hong Kong-Tokyo Haneda and select Hong Kong-Tokyo Narita flights.

The subject flights are CX548, CX549, CX542 and CX543, traveling between Hong Kong and Tokyo Haneda; and CX509, CX524, CX501, CX504, CX521, CX520, CX504 and CX500, traveling between Hong Kong and Tokyo Narita.

In commemoration of the launch of this service, the airline will hold a special campaign from Aug. 1 to 16. During the term, customers who are checking-in at the economy class counters can upgrade their seats to available Premium Economy class one for an extra ¥5,000 one way.

The premium economy seats offer more space, a larger selection of entertainment and priority check-in services.

For more information, visit www.cathaypacific.co.jp .

SAS Bergen campaign

In celebration of the fifth anniversary of its direct service between Tokyo and Bergen, Norway, SAS is holding a special campaign called “Bergen Kentei” (certifying exam of Bergen) through its official Facebook page, until Aug. 31.

Customers can join the campaign by becoming a fan of the airline’s official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SAS?sk=app_123977687703277 .

By answering five questions about Bergen, selected successful candidates will receive a prize. Prizes include a round-trip ticket from Tokyo to Bergen on SAS, Norwegian salmon, Munch-inspired tumble dolls and the Bergen Card, used for transportation and discounts in the Norwegian city.

The direct flights are offered through August and have been popular since they were first offered in 2008. With the flight, customers can arrive at Bergen in 11 hours, whereas it usually takes 16 hours because of a necessary connecting flight.

For more information, visit www.flysas.co.jp .

China Airlines JCB card

By partnering with JCB Co., one of the biggest credit card companies in Japan, China Airlines is offering a new JCB-branded credit card called CAL JCB Card.

China Airlines is the flagship carrier of Taiwan. The CAL JCB card will offer various services, such as allowing customers to accumulate mileage when they use the card for shopping or other purchases, not only when they take flights on China Airlines, Mandarin Airlines or SkyTeam member airlines or the airline alliance’s partner hotels or rental car services.

In celebration of the launch of the card, the airline is holding a special campaign. If customers register for the card by Sept. 30, they can receive bonus miles and get the entire annual fee for the first year returned. Also, members using the card to purchase over a certain amount can have more chances to get other bonuses and features.

To register, visit www.jcb.co.jp/ordercard/teikei/cal.html and for more information, visit www.china-airlines.co.jp .