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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
Members of Oneworld have the following baggage weight restrictions:
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.
It would be nice for Cathay pacific staff to be trained to give more beverages by doing rounds carrying drinks every now and then as most airlines do. The food also needed to be improved and the bread to be changed to softer ones.
Poor service, bad food, no eye masks or ear plugs provided.
On the 777-300 ER the service seating and access to the plane was very good for economy class however from Hong Kong to Brisbane we were on the air bus 300 which was cramped service was appalling and we had to struggle down steps and up steps to board the plane
Good service,good chair space,organised boarding.
3kg over weight could have been