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Class rating 5.7


  • Boarding 5.3
  • Seat for sitting 5.3
  • Seat for sleeping 4.8
  • Service 5.0
  • Entertainment 5.5
  • Food & drink 3.5
  • Punctuality 6.3
  • Baggage 7.0
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Cathay Pacific's newly configured Boeing B747-400s, B777-300ERs, A340-300s and A330-300s 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.

Premium Economy

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GeorgedelaTorre flew Cathay Pacific Premium Economy, on a B777-300ER Three-Class (77G)

Flew with Premium Economy 4 times from JFK to HK this year. The service is really Economy+ and seems to have a lower priority with crew members for attention. The fare is double or more over Economy, but have yet to find someone sitting next to me that actually paid the Premium fare, all were overflows from Economy. So, the seat pitch is 38 inches, but if the... more




AbhishekMitra flew Cathay Pacific Premium Economy, on a A330-300 Three-Class (33G)

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




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