FORT WORTH, Texas -- The oneworld alliance launched Visit Asia
Passes that enable passengers to travel on flights operated by its
four regional members -- Cathay Pacific, British Airways, Qantas or
Finnair -- at prices below regular scheduled fares.
Travelers would buy a Visit Asia Pass in conjunction with a
long-haul flight to the continent. The pass can be tailored for two
or more flights within the region.
Together, the four Oneworld members that fly within Asia serve
19 destinations in 12 countries: Hong Kong, China; Delhi and
Denpasar, Jakarta and Surabaya, Indonesia; Fukuoka, Nagoya,
Osaka and Tokyo, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; Kuala Lumpur and
Penang, Malaysia; Karachi, Pakistan; Cebu and Manila, Philippines;
Singapore; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Taipei, Taiwan, and Bangkok.
Visit Asia passes start at $130. Prices are based on the number
of flights and the length of each flight.
A typical itinerary might be: Hong Kong-Tokyo ($250); Tokyo-Hong
Kong ($250); Hong Kong-Bangkok ($140), and Bangkok-Singapore
The $770 total for this four-sector journey represents a savings
of more than 50%, or $824, compared with the regular scheduled fare
The Visit Asia Pass follows the introduction of the oneworld
Visit Europe Pass last summer, and the Visit North America, South
America, Africa and Australia passes launched earlier this