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Drogba vs Messi – Turkish Airlines #EpicFood

Ivorian footballer Didier Drogba travels around the world to hunt for epic foods, but “unhappy” to find that Argentinian football star Lionel Messi is always ahead of his gourmet adventure. A humorous advertisement by Turkish Airlines.

Destinations include Turkey, Nepal, Japan, Siberia and Sahara. The last part of the video shows the company’s acclaimed in-flight meals while seemingly on the way to The Americas (which oddly don’t have any featured food in the commercial).

AirAsia Indonesia – People Campaign

New Indonesian commercial for AirAsia Indonesia, which highlights the budget airline’s commitment to provide the best in every aspect.

AirAsia is Malaysia based but AirAsia Indonesia is pretty much an independent company, sort of a franchise. The group suffered their first fatal accident in late 2014 which killed all 162 on board. It’s sad news but business seems to run as usual after a few months. They are even planning an IPO in Indonesia next year.

Cathay Pacific – Life Well Travelled

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific airline has launched a new marketing campaign, known as Life Well Travelled. Besides a few promotion videos, the company is also encouraging people to share their travel experience via the campaign site.

Miss Adventure (in Thailand, starring model Aimee Cheng-Bradshaw)

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Indonesia AirAsia flight crashed into sea

Most of you should have read the news by now, that Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 (QZ8501/AWQ8501) had crashed into the Java sea on December 28, with 155 passengers and seven crew on board. [Update] No survivors.

2014 is a terribly sad year for Asian aviation. Malaysia Airlines MH370 is still missing, presumably in the Indian Ocean; MH17 shot down in Ukraine; there’s also TransAsia Airways Flight 222 that crashed into buildings in Taiwan; and now this.

My deepest condolences to the families, may the victims rest in peace.

Malaysia Airlines MH17 crashes in Ukraine

A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane crashes in Ukraine, near Russian border, on Thursday, killing all 298 people aboard, mostly Dutch. It’s widely believed that the plane was shot down by pro-Russian separatist.

My condolences to the families and relatives. Like many people around the world, I’m shocked and saddened by the news. Can’t comprehend the reason behind the attack, and can’t understand how it was deemed safe to fly over the region.

This is the second disaster involving Malaysia Airlines this year. The flight MH370, which gone missing in March, has yet to be found.