I recently had the opportunity to fly Cathay Pacific’s Business Class cabin, from Boston Logan Airport to Hong Kong on the 777-300ER.  It was for an unexpected non-leisure trip, so I was immensely grateful to be able to book 2 close-in award seats. I’ve flown CX business long-haul flights before, but it was the first time I was flying on this particular segment (a 15 hours+ flight).

I hung out at the BA airways lounge prior to the flight.  With a departure at 1:50AM, all I wanted was to start my sleep cycle right after the meal service.

The one thing I love most about flying Cathy is that you know what to expect. CX has a solid hard product for their business cabin (herringbone style, and lie-flat seats), and their service had always been consistently good.


a seat with a monitor and a screen on the side of the seat

Cathay Business Class Seat


There are no “bad” seats when it comes to the seats.  It’s 1-2-1 configuration, so you get plenty of space.  I just tend to think the window pods are more private.


a pillow on a corner in a room

Plenty of legroom.  Also blanket and pillow for taking a nap (or actual sleep, if you are someone who can sleep on a plane).


I browsed through some of the entertainment options, but I was so sleepy that I didn’t even bother watching any movies on Studio CX.

a tv on a stand

The classic Studio CX.


For a red-eye flight, the one thing I wish Cathay would include for their business class is a set of pajamas.  Just as a comparison, Eva Airways offered a comfortable set of PJ for the Royal Laurel (business) customers.  I loved it and thought it was a super nice touch.


a small black bag on a table

CX Amenity Kit.


The dinner. (Technically, it’s breakfast given that the service was done during the wee hours of the EST timezone?)


a tray of food on a table

Main Course


a container of ice cream on a plate

Can’t resist ice-cream for dessert


a plate of fruit and a drink on a table

The healthier dessert


a bowl of cereal and milk on a table

And ate a bowl of cereal, to boot.


Then I went to sleep.  In the morning, there was the breakfast option.


a plate of food on a tray

Congee + I don’t recall what the rest of the stuff was on the congee. It didn’t taste good to me, so I picked them out for the most part.


And before I know it, the flight was over.

I always thought that flying on CX business class was a treat, and this was no exception.  You know what you are going to get when you fly on CX:

  • A professional and pleasant crew
  • A solid hard product in the form of spacious seating and lie-back seats.

These are the top 2 things I care most on a long-haul flight, and CX does both very well.

The rest is just icing on the cake.


Have you flown CX business class?   Will you be?  If you have flown on CX, did you have a similar experience flying experience?