IN FLIGHT: Cathay Pacific

Route: HKG-SYD

Class: Business

The seat

Cathay Pacific’s Business class seat provides travellers with a comfortable nook to rest, refuel or catch up on business. Arranged in a herringbone formation, the seat reclines into a lie-flat bed and allows for smaller adjustments. Each passenger receives a soft and cosy blanket and pillow, completing a snug sleeping pod which is particularly welcome on the overnight flights. The legroom extends into the bench space of the passenger in front, allowing ample room to stretch out. There is also enough side storage to house all the necessities for a comfortable flight. The seat is equipped with a reading light, power socket and USB charging ports.

Entertainment

The on-demand entertainment system can be controlled by an entertainment handset, while headphones are tucked away in the side cabinet. Guests can settle in for a selection of movies, TV, music, games, options for kids and navigate an “explore” section, providing destination information, health videos and yoga and meditation instruction.

Food and beverage

Cathay Pacific’s Business class menu provides dishes to suit varying tastes, ranging from a steamed ling fillet, with soy sauce, stir fried vegetable and egg rice to ricotta ravioli, sun-dried tomatoes, asparagus and lime caper herb cream sauce. This is along with cheese and fruits and desserts including chocolate mousse slice. Meals are served on a fold-away table which is set with a white table cloth.

Service

Cabin staff were attentive and helpful, materialising when travellers were seeking assistance and retreating when it was time to rest. The added pre-flight benefit of Cathay’s multiple luxurious and well-equipped lounges ensured guests board their flight fresh, well-fed and relaxed.

 

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