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About Cathay Pacific

Lauded as one of the Best Economy Classes in 2018 according to Skytrax, who better to start your Journey with than Cathay Pacific? You can make the most of its award-winning entertainment system – StudioCX – dine on fresh, healthy cuisine, and experience a warm onboard service from the cabin crew.

Cabin Classes

Economy Class

Cathay Pacific’s Economy Class boasts redesigned seats with generous legroom, delicious food, and a state-of-the-art-in-flight entertainment system.

The seat’s cradle mechanism offers more living space and greater recline (six inches), perfect for resting and sleeping, while also giving more space around the shin area when the passenger in front reclines. The headrest with side wings adjusts four ways to give maximum support for the head and neck.

Cathay Pacific's Economy cabin

Entertainment: Experience Cathay Pacific’s StudioCX entertainment system on your personal nine-inch touchscreen TV.  Enjoy over 100 movies, 500 TV programmes, 888 CDs and 22 audio channels, or opt to stream your own content through seat connectivity: all seats have built-in power/USB sockets and, by 2020 all UK passengers will be able to make the most of in-flight Wi-Fi.

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.

Premium Economy

Premium Economy Class is a total enhancement from Cathay’s Economy Class experience. The cabin is designed to give more comfort, space and personal attention throughout the entire journey with dedicated check-in counters, and priority boarding. Onboard, settle in to the spacious seat, which has a generous recline and expanded legroom, while a larger table makes working and dining even easier. The increased baggage allowance means you can pack even more too.

Business Class onboard Cathay Pacific

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 and all seats have built-in power/USB sockets.

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

Business Class offers a more comfortable and productive travel experience, with priority check-in and boarding, premium lounge access, and an exclusive cabin featuring fine dining and award-winning seats. It goes that extra mile to make passengers feel special. Designed to provide both privacy and openness – which you can control as you like – the extra-wide seat, and the fully flat bed, offer comfort and luxury in the sky.

Business Class onboard Cathay Pacific

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 and built-in power/USB sockets.  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. 

First Class

Begin your journey in a calming and exclusive First Class lounge before experiencing world-class service and the tasteful luxury of your own private First Class suite.

In Cathay Pacific’s First Class, passengers will find that they always have just the right amount of personal attention, interaction and privacy, whenever they want. The cabin’s private entrance leads straight to a world of quiet sophistication, enhanced by a true sense of space.

Business Class onboard Cathay Pacific

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. All seats also have built-in power/USB sockets.

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.


Carry On Baggage


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.


Bulky Items

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.


Bulky Items


Infant Baggage

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.

Hong Kong: free in-town check-in services

To ensure each passenger’s journey gets off to a great start, a free in-town check-in service is available at Hong Kong and Kowloon stations (Airport Express/MTR). This means that passengers can check-in and collect their boarding passes as early as 24 hours, or as late as 90 minutes, before their scheduled flight departure.

The maximum size of check-in bag that can be accepted at Hong Kong or Kowloon MTR stations is 145x100x85cm with weight not exceeding 70kg.

Opening hours: 5:30am to 90 minutes before the last scheduled flight departure time that day.

International check-in guide

At home
  • 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
Getting there
  • 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 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong hub

Hong Kong hosts some of the airline’s most beautiful lounges. Reflect, catch up with work, relax and unwind in this spacious, calming residential setting before the flight.

Lounge features

Passengers visiting the lounges at Hong Kong International Airport (Terminal 1) will find showers, workstations and a quick bite. No matter the departure gate, there is a relaxing and welcoming lounge only a few steps away:

  • The Wing – near gates 1-4
  • The Deck – near gate 16
  • The Bridge – near gate 35
  • The Pier (First) – near gates 61-63
  • The Pier (Business) – near gate 65

Cathay Pacific Lounge at London Heathrow

Cathay Pacific also has a Business and First Class lounge in Heathrow's Terminal 3. Newly renovated, the space is understated yet luxurious, offering a selection of buffet and a la carte food, not to mention Wi-Fi, workstations, shower facilities and more. Be sure to try the Noodle Bar!

Frequent Flyer

Marco Polo Club

The Marco Polo Club – Cathay Pacific’s loyalty programme – is designed to reward customers with benefits and services that enhance their travel experience. There are four tiers in the club: Green, Silver, Gold and Diamond. Each tier offers a different range of privileges that make every journey something to look forward to.

For customers who are part of the Marco Polo Club, the travel experience extends beyond Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon to include special privileges on all airlines in the oneworld alliance.