Following the circulation of a survey among its Cathay Pacific Insights members back in February, Cathay Pacific has now officially re-launched its upgrade bidding system under the name Upgrade Bid, as of Friday, July 21. The scheme is open to passengers who’ve purchased premium economy or economy class tickets on selected Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon routes, and allows them to bid on upgrades to business class seats.
Air New Zealand’s first flight to Tokyo Haneda has taken off, marking the launch of the airline’s almost year-round service. Flying out of Auckland on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from July until the following May, the new service will be operated by the carrier’s B787-9 Dreamliner. It’s worth noting this involves the airline’s current B787-9 Dreamliner configuration and not its new one, which replaces overall capacity for an increase in premium seats.
The US Department of Homeland Security has officially announced the end of the laptop ban. The past few weeks have seen a number of the 10 Muslim-majority countries originally affected by the ban progressively become exempt from the restrictions, among them Abu Dhabi at the beginning of July, followed by Doha, Kuwait, Amman, and Cairo.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".