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Cathay Pacific UK

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:

Latest customer reviews on Cathay Pacific flights

3.8 /5
Total reviews based on: 6
Phnom Penh
Heathrow - Pochentong ( LHR - PNH )
4.0 /5
Date 2017-03-07 City spain Age 31-50 Class Economy

Thicker seats

4.0 /5
1 reviews
Hong Kong
Heathrow - Hong Kong International Airport ( LHR - HKG )
4.0 /5
Date 2016-12-14 Class Economy

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.

4.0 /5
1 reviews
Ho Chi Minh City
Gatwick - Tan Son Nhut ( LGW - SGN )
3.0 /5
Date 2016-11-22 Age 31-50 Class Economy

Poor service, bad food, no eye masks or ear plugs provided.

3.0 /5
1 reviews
Manchester International - Brisbane Airport ( MAN - BNE )
3.0 /5
Date 2016-11-03 City Staffordshire Age 51-70 Class Economy

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

3.0 /5
1 reviews
Hong Kong
Manchester International - Hong Kong International Airport ( MAN - HKG )
4.0 /5
Date 2016-10-12 City U.K. Age 31-50

Good service,good chair space,organised boarding.

4.0 /5
1 reviews
Heathrow - Sydney Airport (Kingsford Smith Airport) ( LHR - SYD )
5.0 /5
Date 2016-10-07 City UK Age 51-70 Class Economy

3kg over weight could have been

5.0 /5
1 reviews
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