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Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing TV 12345
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8/10

Cathay Pacific Airways customer review

Review by (China)

HKG-YVR-JFK flight leaves HK at midnight. Welcome drinks after everyone onboard and hot towel too. There are dinner and lunch service from HK to Vancouver and both have three choices of the main course plus a Haagen Dazs ice cream. My seat was 31A, which is on the left side of the cabin also the first row of premium economy but it is a pity that seat 31A doesn't have a window. There are footrest for all passengers that sits at the first row of premium economy. The exit is in front of my seat so there are plenty of legrooms to relax. Catering service on this flight is fantastic, almost business class standard of Dragonair. The downsides, seat 31A and C doesn't have enough storage space. You will find that there are no space to put the amenity bags, slippers, and everything you will need. Overall I think that Cathay Pacific Airways premium economy is a successful product and worth to try.
Aircraft TypeBoeing 777-300ER
Seat Layout2x4x2
Date FlownAugust 2015
Cabin FlownPremium Economy
Type Of TravellerFamilyLeisure
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
Power Supply 12345
Seat Storage 12345
yes
7/10

Cathay Pacific Airways customer review

Review by (China)

Taipei to Hong Kong on a old A340-300 aircraft. The seats are in old version. The catering service onboard is quite simple, just a rice with minced pork and beverages. This kind of seats are now rare in Cathay Pacific Airways fleet. It won't be a good idea to travel on this aircraft for long haul flight.
Aircraft TypeA340-300
Seat Layout2x4x2
Date FlownMay 2015
Cabin FlownEconomy
Type Of TravellerFamilyLeisure
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
Power Supply 12345
Seat Storage 12345
yes
2/10

Cathay Pacific Airways customer review

Review by (New Zealand)

I travelled to and from Hong Kong on the above aircraft and I found that the seats were extremely uncomfortable as they did not recline. As a result I would not travel with this airline again. This is disappointing as the airline flies my route to Europe.
Aircraft TypeA340-300
Seat Layout2x4x2
Date FlownAugust 2015
Cabin FlownEconomy
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
Power Supply 12345
Seat Storage 12345
no
9/10

Cathay Pacific Airways customer review

Review by (Australia)

Sydney - Hong Kong. Their service was excellent. The economy cabin on the plane was a comfortable 2x4x2. The seats were very comfy and reclined far enough to sleep. The legroom was very good as I am quite short. The entertainment is the best I have experienced, a good range of movies etc. The only downside was before every movie there were about 2 minutes of ads (although you can skip through them). Another downside was that there weren't many toilets on this plane as there are none at the back of the aircraft. Cathay's food was very nice and their service was very good as well.
Aircraft TypeA330-300
Seat Layout2x4x2
Date FlownJanuary 2015
Cabin FlownEconomy
Type Of TravellerFamilyLeisure
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
Power Supply 12345
Seat Storage 12345
yes
9/10

Cathay Pacific Airways customer review

Review by (Canada)

YVR-HKG-BKK. The new B777-300ERs made the 13-hour flight a breeze. I was in the row in front of the galley so I could recline through the meal service without having to fear that someone would be kicking my back. I was surprised to also see the new seats on CX705 to Bangkok on the A330-300 as the route would normally have the older cabin (shellback seats). I love that Cathay is now using more of the newer seats on these regional routes.
Aircraft TypeBoeing 777-300ER / A330-300
Seat Layout3-3-3 ; 2-4-2
Date FlownJune 2015
Cabin FlownEconomy
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
Power Supply 12345
Seat Storage 12345
yes
7/10

Cathay Pacific Airways customer review

Review by (Hong Kong)

HKG-SYD-HKG in Premium Economy and its a good product. Seats are comfortable, good width, storage space and the seat pitch is great. CX always has/had a good entertainment program, downside, the monitors are not as good as other carriers and the audio is a bit weak. Food and drinks are good and have a nice choice. I like that Premium Economy is in a separate compartment which makes the cabin much more relaxed and not so much "toilet traffic" (very good in particular on night flights). Overall a good product although the price difference between Economy and Premium Economy at CX is quite considerable and not quite in line with the offering.
Aircraft TypeA330-300 / Boeing 777
Seat Layout2x3x2 and 2x4x2
Date FlownMay 2015
Cabin FlownPremium Economy
Type Of TravellerBusiness
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
Power Supply 12345
Seat Storage 12345
yes
9/10

Cathay Pacific Airways customer review

Review by (Australia)

Cathay Pacific have the best all round Premium Economy seat for the 8 hours from Australia. They offer the only Premium Economy seat direct from Brisbane to Hong Kong with 2 flights a day (day one stops in Cairns for an hour which is no deal breaker). Being a large guy these seat are really comfortable, armrests on aisle seats can be lifted, enough recline to sleep but not too much to trap you in. Food and service is good, not quite as good as Qantas, but more comfortable seats. Only drawback is there is no seperate toilets, you use the economy ones. Again, not a big thing and there is never really a big line up. Seats have good screens, plenty of movie choices, lots of storage in front of you, with USB charging at screen level. Keep it up Cathay
Aircraft TypeA330
Seat Layout2-3-2
Date FlownMay 2015
Cabin FlownPremium Economy
Type Of TravellerBusiness
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
Power Supply 12345
Seat Storage 12345
yes
1/10

Cathay Pacific Airways customer review

Review by (Switzerland)

Worst seats ever on a long distance flight! My flight Zurich to Hong Kong was perfectly ok as the seats were reclinable. But on the return flight the seats were non reclinable (shell seat) and a 12 hours night flight in one of these is pure torture. Never had I ever travelled in such seats and never will I ever reiterate this experience. Ergonomics is absolutely not considered and despite of my small size which make most of my long distance flight seems pretty confortable in comparison to taller people these seats kept me from sleeping and my back still hasn't recover two days later. Only positive aspects of my flights were the helpful staff nice food and good entertainment.
Aircraft TypeAIRBUS A330
Seat Layout2x4x2
Cabin FlownEconomy
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
10/10

Cathay Pacific Airways customer review

Review by (Hong Kong)

Kaoshuing to Hong Kong. The seats were really great. Studio CX was fantastic it provides plenty of movies and music. Games like Inflight Golf Tournaments are also available. The seat was comfortable with good legroom for you to move your legs. The seats will be a bit too small for those who are fat access of seats are also the same; but for me it was wonderful.
Aircraft TypeAIRBUS A340
Seat Layout2x4x2
Cabin FlownEconomy
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
6/10

Cathay Pacific Airways customer review

Review by (Hong Kong)

Boeing 777-300 with hard shell seats. Hard shells wasn't that bad after all on a short haul 4 hour flight. Although seats don't recline and the person at the front won't lean back and occupy your limited space hard shells are not comfortable when compared to other ordinary seats and I don't feel relaxed at all. These seats should not appear on an aircraft of a 5-star airline. If Cathay wants seats that do not recline so much and occupy one's place at the back maybe they could choose ordinary seats that could recline but with a max angle fixed so as to reduce effects on the person at the back.. On the other hand seat legroom was just acceptable not satisfactory enough and seat width was good just like other Cathay aircraft. Conclusion: Fixed shell seats not preferred.
Aircraft TypeBOEING 777-300
Seat Layout3x3x3
Cabin FlownEconomy
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no