Cathay Pacific CEO resigns after refusing to give names of protesting employees to Chinese Aviation Authority

At a time where corporate profit and greed seem to dominate the headlines globally, Rupert Hogg, the now former-CEO of Cathay Pacific airlines, stands out as an exception.

According to the Taiwan News, Mr. Hogg was asked by Beijing authorities to hand over a list of all Cathay Pacific employees who participated in the recent Hong Kong protests, and Mr. Hogg responded by submitting a list with only his name on it.

I think this is a really bold and awesome move and that whoever replaces Mr. Hogg will follow his footsteps if asked for similar information. Although, admittedly, I’m not an expert in Chinese law (but did take one class in law school!), I think the idea of giving out employees’ names for participating in protests is offensive, and that Mr. Hogg made the right call.

Employees who feel looked after will, almost always, look after their employer. This makes me even more excited to fly Cathay in November, although I’ll have to see if Mr. Hogg’s replacement takes a similar stance (and if Hong Kong’s airport will even be open by then).

San Francisco Trip Deal: $417 direct, round-trip from SFO to Hong Kong on United and Cathay Pacific

United and Cathay Pacific have some pretty amazing flights from San Francisco to Hong Kong right now. Flights start at $417 direct, round-trip, after taxes with open availability between September and December 2018.

This is a great deal to Hong Kong and my favorite time to visit the city, with less heat and humidity.

To find this deal, use my Expedia link to search for flights between SFO and HKG.

San Diego Trip Deal: $549 round-trip from SAN to Hong Kong on Alaska, Hainan

Alaska Airlines and Hainan Airlines are putting flights to Hong Kong on sale from San Diego for travel with dates from January through April, with flights starting at $549 after taxes.

Hong Kong is an amazing jumping off point to the rest of Asia, and a great city to explore (and remote work from!).

To find this deal, use Google Flights and search for flights between SAN and HKG.