Fly to Australia with Cathay Pacific
Start your Journey to Australia in the best possible way with Cathay Pacific. This award-winning airline - named Best Airline Brand in the 2016 DesignAir Awards - will take you to the Land Down Under via some of Asia's best stopover points, including the cosmpolitan city of Hong Kong. So whether you're travelling Economy or Business, flying with Cathay Pacific will get you there in style and comfort, taking in the very best sights en route.
Cathay Pacific offers a modern and refreshing economy cabin which features the latest in seat technology. The new seat design allows for a generous 6 inch recline while at the same time maintaining plenty of leg space when the seat in front is in the reclined position. Other seat features include a handy USB port and power supply for laptops and other devices, a clever amenity storage area for things like mobile phones and pens and a handy bi-fold tray table. For optimum comfort, each economy seat is fitted with a 4 way adjustable headrest.
Entertainment: Experience Cathay Pacific’s StudioCX entertainment system on your personal nine-inch touchscreen TV. Enjoyover 100 movies, 500 TV programmes, 888 CDs and 22 audio channels, or opt to stream your own content through seat connectivity.
Food and Beverage: Complimentary menu selections include a choice of regional and western dishes as well as a full bar and beverage service with snacks made available throughout the flight.
Take the inviting features of economy and add the unique benefits of an exclusive cabin, wider seats with greater recline and more leg room and many other features and you have Cathay Pacific’s popular Premium Economy. The enhanced service starts on the ground with a dedicated check-in counter, increased baggage and priority boarding. Once onboard, enjoy the extra room and attentive Premium Economy service with an amenity travel kit, welcome drink, hot towels, extra storage and an enhanced menu.
Entertainment: A full range of in-flight video and audio entertainment is available on the Cathay Pacific CX entertainment system. Spend hours watching the latest movies and other programs or stream content directly from your personal electronic device to your 10.6 inch widescreen TV. Noise cancelling headsets are available for added enjoyment.
Food and Beverage: The menu in Premium Economy offers several selections for an enhanced dining experience. Snacks, complimentary bottles of water and full bar and beverage service can be enjoyed throughout the flight.
Business Class offers a sophisticated and private space but one with direct aisle access no matter where you sit. The comfortable seat turns into a fully lie flat bed and even comes with an extension for greater seat width. Ample storage space means there is a place for all those important travel items such as toiletries, eye glasses and mobile phones. Passengers can even control the level of privacy they would like with a storage consol acting as a privacy screen.
Entertainment: Business class seats feature large TV monitors with touch screen useability. Hundreds of entertainment options are available as well as streaming capability from personal electronic devices with in-seat connectivity. Noise cancelling headphones deliver superior sound quality and block out ambient noise for greater entertainment enjoyment.
Food and Beverage: The superb service extends to in-flight dining with chef inspired menus offering delicious 3 course meals that are served separately. Menu offerings include both Asian and western selections along with the finest wines, spirits and liqueurs. Snacks and beverages are also available throughout the flight.
Be lead through a private entrance into a luxurious cabin onboard Cathay Pacific First Class. With only nine seats onboard the airline's Boeing 747-400 aircraft and six seats on Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, you can enjoy an intimate and spacious experience in the sky. Stretch out in privacy on your full-length fully flat bed and enjoy a good night's rest with luxury duvets, pillows and sleep suit.
Entertainment: Enjoy the airline's impressive Studio CX entertainment system featuring over 100 movies and 500 TV programmes, from the comfort of your 17 inch personal TV screen.
Food and Beverage: With a state of the air galley onboard, Cathay Pacific serves a superb array of Asian and International cuisine that is made to order for all First Class guests.
For more details on why we recommend flying premium with Cathay Pacific, see our First and Business Premium Airline Guide.
Cathay Pacific Baggage Allowance
Cabin baggage allowances vary for each class flown. Economy and Premium Economy classes each offer 1 bag up to 7kg in weight. The hand luggage allowance for business class is 1 piece up to 10kg.
Always pack medication and valuables in hand luggage.
Checked luggage allowances are also determined by class flown as well as destination and frequent flyer status. Allowances are as follows:
- Economy - 1 piece at 20kg (Destinations in the Americas allow 2 pieces at 23kg each)
- Premium - 1 piece at 25kg (Destinations in the Americas allow 2 pieces at 25kg each)
- Business - 1 piece at 30kg (Destinations in the Americas allow 2 pieces at 32kg each)
Excess weight for any single bag may not exceed 32kg.
Any item in excess of the free baggage allowance is subject to extra baggage charges. This includes sporting equipment, music instruments and pets. Ask your Flight Centre Travel Expert for specific rules on bulky baggage policies for the many different items that are accepted.
Different weights and charges apply depending on your destination.
Infants under the age of two who do not occupy a seat are allowed multiple pieces for check-in up to a maximum of 10kg. For routes to the Americas, infants are allowed one piece with standard weight restriction for an adult according to class flown. A small bag of food and nappies is allowed in the cabin along with a collapsible stroller.
An approved car seat is allowed in the cabin only if a seat has been purchased for the child.
Restricted or Dangerous Goods
Ask your Flight Centre Travel Expert for specific advice on items that are not allowed in luggage. Items such as flammable liquids, gases and materials, explosives, fireworks and other potentially harmful materials are never allowed in hand luggage or in checked luggage.
Toiletry items and liquids taken in hand luggage must be in individual containers that do not exceed 100ml.
Check-in on web, mobile or at the airport
Cathay Pacific offers several check-in options, from web and mobile check in to airport check-in.
Website and mobile check-in is available from 48 to 2 hours before departure. Your reservation number is required for this type of check-in. Passengers choosing to check-in at the airport counter should do so at least 90 minutes before departure.
International Check-in Guide
- Know what time you need to leave the house to get to the airport
- Pack your things, check out our baggage guide
- Have your flight itinerary ready
- Ensure you have your valid passport ready
Be at the airport at least 120 minutes prior to scheduled departure time
At the airport
- Proceed to check-in counter with passport and itinerary ready
- Go through security
- Continue through customs
- Check the gate number and flight status
- Sit down and get comfy!
Relax at the Hong Kong hub
Cathay Pacific offers a myriad of lounge choices at its hub in Hong Kong as well as lounges around the world. Elite members of Cathay Pacific’s Marco Polo frequent flyer program are also allowed entry into over 550 lounges across the oneworld alliance network with locations across the globe.
Marco Polo Loyalty Program
Marco Polo frequent flyer members can earn points on Cathay Pacific, Dragonair and oneworld alliance airlines. Benefits are determined by status level and include things such as extra baggage, check-in privileges and free upgrades. Status levels begin with entry level Green and continue with Silver and Gold and up to the highest tier of Diamond.