Class rating 5.9
- Boarding 5.2
- Seat for sitting 6.0
- Seat for sleeping 5.6
- Service 5.8
- Entertainment 5.6
- Food & drink 3.2
- Punctuality 6.0
- Baggage 6.8
- Of course, your ratings vary widely for different classes. Choose one below for full details.
- A330-300 (3-class) - 8.0
- A330-300 (2 class with regional product) - 5.0
- A340-300 - 6.1
- B777-300ER (four class with Premium Economy) - 8.6
- B777-300 - 6.0
- B777-200 - 7.0
- B777-300ER - 8.1
- A330-300 (2 class) - 7.4
- B747-400 (new product) - 8.1
- B777-300ER (three class with Premium Economy) - 7.7
- A330-300 (with new Business class) - 0.0
- B747-400 (4 class) - 3.1
Cathay Pacific's newly configured Boeing 747-400, B777-300ER and A330s have its highly anticipated premium economy cabin.
The new cabin offers an upgraded meal service, a Champagne welcome drink, noise cancelling headsets and increased baggage allowance of 25kg. Seats have a 38-inch pitch with an extended recline and a 10.6-inch screen.
From September 2012, Cathay deployed Premium Economy on its B777-300ERs, joining the B747 jumbo-jets which had already been fitted. The B777-300ER aircraft consists of six first class seats, 53 business class seats, 34 premium economy seats and 182 economy seats, these aircraft serve a number of long-haul routes, including London.
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As the Premium Economy concept is still relatively new, I have to compare my experience with those I had flown in the past, namely Qantas and Virgin Atlantic. The check in and boarding at Cathay Pacific was fast as they had dedicated counters for Premium Economy. However, the cabin crew are shared with Economy, hence they never appear between services; this is... more
My flight was from JFK to HKG in premium economy. My One World status meant i could use the business class check-in, where there was no queue and ditto for security which was a surprise as I'm used to a long, snaking queue when flying in the evening to LHR. After security, I went to the BA lounge which was lovely and quiet so I had a wine (well it was after midday!)... more