When you’re flying 16 hours across the world, it’s always much appreciated when an airline goes above and beyond to make your journey comfortable and pleasant and Cathay Pacific did just that during my round-trip nonstop flight from JFK to Hong Kong. From the moment I stepped onto the plane, I was acknowledged, thought of and cared for the entire time by the warm crew on board.
Cathay’s lie-flat seats are super comfortable and offer privacy as well as plenty of electrical outlets and storage for your belongings. For long haul flights, business class is a great option for those who want to travel in comfort for a decent value over first class and seating can make or break your business class experience. Luckily, Cathay offers reverse herringbone seating configuration with private single pod rows and paired seating in the middle if you’re not traveling solo.
Before you can even get settled in your seat, the crew is ready with lovely refreshments such as champagne, water, juice and my favorite- cranberry juice infused with champagne, rose water and baby roses! Such a lovely touch.
Meal times are obviously my favorite time when I’m flying on long hauls and luckily Cathay has designed an award-wining menu with exceptionally delicious food during appropriate meal times and cold snacks aren’t the only snacks offered in between but hot snacks as well with a choice of Western and Asian fare such as gourmet burgers and fries or hot soup.
Flying as much as I do, I always pay attention to the airline’s amenity kit and I especially appreciated Cathay’s practical and non-wasteful kit and natural skin care products by Jurlique.
Tip: Hong Kong Station Check-In
By heading to the Hong Kong International Airport via Airport Express (AEL), you’re able to check in your bags at the Central or Kowloon Stations before boarding the train, cutting down on long lines at the airport.
Cathay Pacific also offers regional flights on their sister airline, Cathay Dragon. We flew from Cathay’s hub in Hong Kong to Yangon, Myanmar and the 3 hour and 20 minute flight was also super comfortable and pleasant. The business class on Cathay Dragon still manages to maintain all of the qualities offered on Cathay Pacific’s business class but on a smaller aircraft. Cathay Dragon is certainly a wise choice as they have a wide network covering the most popular travel destinations in the Asia Pacific region.
This blog was written in partnership and sponsored by Cathay Pacific. As always, opinions are my own.