Cathay Pacific

Economy Class

Bit of a mixed bag. Older 747s have good legroom, 777s and A330/340s are very poor, up to Qantas standard. But Cathay can do service and food unlike any other OneWorld member. BA/Qantas, take note!

777s are configured as 2-5-2, which I dislike. A330/340 seats are very narrow, even though they are configured 2-4-2.

In flight video channels not as extensive as SQ, but still pretty reasonable. In flight service is outstanding, both for efficiency, effectiveness, and coordination. SQ, take note - they do it better than you. Only the food can be a bit suspect at times.

Summary:Would be better than SQ if they had decent seat pitches and better inflight entertainment.

Business Class

I've last flown in Cathay with their older business class product. This meant recline-only seats although they had very good pitch on 747s. On the 330s we get for Brisbane, the seats were little more than economy class with increased width and marginally improved pitch.

Comments about video programming and catering apply as per economy class. Qantas could learn lots. Even SQ could learn how to be robotically efficient but with personality and flair.


Last updated by Philip Smith on Friday, 12-Mar-2010 05:04:34 AEST.