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London - Hong Kong
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Cathay Pacific

About Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific comprises the largest airline of Hong Kong. It was founded in 1946 and the company headquarters are located at Hong Kong International Airport. Cathay Pacific operates a 178-strong fleet consisting of Airbus A330, Airbus A340, Boeing 747 and Boeing 777 through which the company offers passenger and cargo services to 200 destinations in 52 countries across the world. This includes the fleet size and passenger network of the airline subsidiary, Dragonair, which offers flights to 44 destinations in 13 countries across Asian territories.

Finally, Cathay Pacific is famous for making the world's first non-stop transpolar flight over the North Pole in 1998, and is a founding member of Oneworld Alliance. The Airline has won the "World's Best Airline" award 4 times, more than any other, and Cathay Pacific celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2006.

Online check-in

Cathay Pacific online check-in is available from 48 hours up to 90 minutes prior to scheduled flight departure. This includes onward flights with partner carriers and flights with their subsidiary Dragonair. During the online check-in process passengers can also select their seat and print out their boarding pass. Alternatively, travellers can request that their boarding pass be sent directly to their mobiles or print out their boarding pass at the self check-in kiosks at the airport. Those with just hand luggage can head directly to airport security with their boarding pass whilst passengers with baggage to check in need to leave their baggage items at the Self Check-In Bag Drop Counter at the airport.

Hand luggage allowance

The cabin baggage allowance for Cathay Pacific flights varies in accordance with the passengers' class of travel. However, all items of hand luggage must not exceed the maximum dimensions of 23cm x 36cm x 56cm (height, width, length). These dimensions include handles, pocket compartments and wheels. With regards to weight, passengers are entitled to the following:

Standard allowance: passengers in Economy and Premium Economy are allowed one item of hand luggage weighing a maximum 7kg. Similarly Business Class travellers are allowed up to 10kg and First Class passengers 15kg.

Members of the Marco Polo Club are permitted the following:

  • Green - Passengers in Economy and Premium Economy are entitled to one item of cabin baggage weighing a maximum 7kg whilst those flying in Business Class have 10kg and First Class are allowed 15kg.
  • Silver - Those flying in Economy, Premium Economy and Business Class are allowed one item of hand luggage weighing a maximum 10kg, whilst First Class passengers are entitled to a maximum 15kg.
  • Gold - Travellers with a Gold membership have the same hand baggage allowances as Silver members.
  • Diamond - All members in this tier have a 15kg baggage allowance.
  • Exceptions apply on Cathay Pacific flights to Doha and Auckland.

Finally, in addition to their cabin baggage allowance, passengers may also carry a small personal item on the plane with them such as a handbag, laptop, camera, backpack or briefcase, etc.

Checked baggage allowance

With Cathay Pacific, passengers may check in as many items of baggage they wish on the condition that the combined weight does not exceed the standard weight allowance which varies in accordance with the class of travel.

Standard allowance: Economy class travellers have a 20kg weight limit, Premium Economy 25kg, Business 30kg and First class passengers 40kg.

Members of the Marco Polo Club have the following checked in baggage allowance:

  • Green - The weight restrictions are the same as the standard allowance restrictions.
  • Silver - Economy class passengers are allowed 30kg, Premium Economy 35kg, Business 40kg and First class travellers 50kg.
  • Gold - Those in Economy class may check in up to 35kg, Premium Economy 40kg, Business 45kg and First class travellers 55kg.
  • Diamond - Diamond membership holders in Economy Class have up to 40kg weight allowance, Premium Economy 45kg, Business 50kg and First class passengers 60kg.

Members of Oneworld have the following baggage weight restrictions:

  • Sapphire - the same baggage weight allowance applies as Marco Polo Club Gold members.
  • Emerald - Emerald members are entitled to the same weight allowance as Marco Polo Club Gold members.

Any items exceeding the aforementioned limits are not accepted on the flight without prior approval. Finally, if a seat has not been booked passengers may carry on 10kg of luggage for their baby, in addition to a car seat and stroller. If a seat has been confirmed, the infant has the same baggage allowance as an adult passenger.

Exceptions apply on flights to the Americas, Doha and the Aucklands. Cathay Pacific UK contact can provide further information.

Airline information

  • Airline name: Cathay Pacific
  • IATA code: CX
  • Founded: 1946
  • Headquarters: Hong Kong, China
  • Website:

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Latest customer reviews on Cathay Pacific flights

4.1 /5
Total reviews based on: 15
Hong Kong
Manchester International - Hong Kong International Airport ( MAN - HKG )
4.0 /5
Date 2018-04-09 City Stourport Age 31-50 Class Economy

Chairs uncomfy

4.0 /5
2 reviews
Phnom Penh
Gatwick - Pochentong ( LGW - PNH )
4.0 /5
Date 2017-11-27 City Milton Keynes Age 51-70 Class Economy

Unable to check in online as system does not accept hyphens Booked to return on the 26th October. Final documents had me booked on the 24th November. I had no picked this up and did not discover this until I tried to check in on the 26th October. It then cost me an additional ?320 to get home

4.0 /5
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