CX: Premium Economy is Here!


Cathay Pacific’s Economy class from the US to HKG is shrinking and shrinking, as the Business Class expands and the Premium Economy finally arrives. Why it has taken Cathay so long to have the latter among the classes offered one does not know, especially that competitors like EVA Air had it almost from the beginning of their existence.

Boeing 747s, the Queen of the Skies, are rapidly being replaced by their younger princesses of B777 for its fuel efficiency. Capacity is reduced: First Class went down from 9 seats to 6. The old Business Class herringbone layout is phased out in favor of the new Continue reading

CX First Class: B747 vs. B777

Cathay Pacific from LAX to HKG has long switched from using the 747 to 777. This was due to the fact that with the 777, it can fly for an approximate maximum of 17 hours, thus, ensuring a non-stop flight to HKG from LAX (15 hours) and from SFO (14 hours). It used to be that during the winter months, LAX-HKG B747 flight most likely must refuel in Korea prior to continuing to HKG.

The SFO-HKG still employs the 747, but as Cathay continues its strive for efficiency, sooner or later SFO will start flying the 777. First Class enthusiasts, take note! Enjoy the Continue reading