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Cathay Pacific

About Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific is the main airline in Hong Kong and has its headquarters and main hub at Hong Kong International Airport. It was founded in 1946 by an American by the name of Roy C. Farrell and an Australian, Sydney H. de Kantzow. Cathay Pacific is part of the Oneworld Alliance along with British Airways and American Airlines. They have secondary hubs in Taiwan and Bangkok, and fly to 76 destinations in 33 countries worldwide.

Cathay Pacific flights have a codeshare agreement with Air Astana for flights to and from Kazakhstan, and Malaysia Airlines for flights from Hong Kong to Los Angeles, New York JFK and San Francisco. They have an airline reward scheme for frequent flyers known as Asia Miles, and a loyalty programme called The Marco Polo Club with four-tiered membership depending on points earned with Cathay or its Oneworld partners. Frequent fliers and members of the loyalty programme can benefit from priority check-in and boarding, and use of business or first-class lounges depending on their membership level.

How do I check-in online with Cathay Pacific?

Cathay Pacific check-in is available in English and French as well as Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese and Korean, and the system is available from 48 hours to 90 minutes before your plane is due to leave. It is possible to select or change your seat using this service and add or update your Frequent Flyer Number. Once this has been completed successfully, you can download your boarding pass to a digital device, print it out yourself or request for it to be picked up at the self-service check-in kiosks at the airport. On arrival at the airport, you just need to take your hold baggage to the Self Check-in Bag Drop Counter before proceeding to the gate.

What is my checked baggage allowance on Cathay Pacific?

The Cathay Pacific baggage policy varies depending on the class of travel you have booked. For Economy fares the allowance is for two items that can add up to 30 kg, or for flights including any city in the Americas this allowance increases to 23 kg for each bag. For Premium Economy, the policy allows an increase to 35 kg for two bags on most flights, and 25 kg per bag for any flight including a city in the Americas.

Business and First Class flights are different again. A Business fare allows two bags to be checked in with a maximum weight of 40 kg when combined, or 32 kg each on the American flights. First Class is the most generous with a three bag allowance as long as they don’t exceed 50 kg, but remains the same as Business for the American flights at a two bag limit of 32 kg each. Additionally, on most flights any sports equipment that you take will be counted as part of your luggage allowance, but if the dimensions or weight exceed the limits you will be charged excess baggage fees.

What hand luggage can I take on Cathay Pacific?

All passengers are allowed to bring one item of cabin baggage onto the plane as well as one small item. The main item should be no larger than 56 cm x 36 cm x 23 cm, which includes any extra parts like the handles or wheels. You should also be able to fit it into the overhead compartments yourself. The smaller item is usually something like a handbag, laptop, camera bag or small briefcase, and this should be tucked under the chair in front of you. The dimensions of this item cannot exceed 15 cm x 30 cm x 40 cm.

The Cathay Pacific hand luggage allowance is also different depending on which class fare you have purchased. For Economy and Premium Economy the weight of both items of luggage may not exceed 7 kg. For Business Class this is increased to 10 kg, and for First Class they may add up to 15 kg. If you are travelling with an infant, you are also allowed a fold-up stroller, an approved car safety seat, and a bag containing sufficient food and nappies for the journey. Please also note that any duty-free products should be included as part of your baggage allowance and cannot be brought on to the plane separately.

Airlines are subject to restrictions for passengers wanting to transport liquids in their cabin baggage, and this extends to gels and aerosols as well. Ideally, liquids should be placed in the hold, but if you have to take liquids onboard they can only be accepted in bottles of 100ml or smaller. These bottles should be placed in a clear, re-sealable plastic bag which has to be fastened securely when closed. This plastic bag must be 20 cm x 20 cm or smaller, and security will need to see it separately from your bags when you are at the airport.

Where does Cathay Pacific fly from?

Here are some of the more popular Cathay Pacific routes:

  • Flights from Hong Kong and London
  • Flights from Hong Kong and Toronto
  • Flights from Hong Kong to San Francisco
  • Flights from Hong Kong to New York
  • Flights from Hong Kong to Sydney
  • Flights from Taiwan to Singapore
  • Flights from Bangkok to Singapore
  • Flights from Bangkok to London

Latest customer reviews on Cathay Pacific flights

3.9 /5
Total reviews based on: 61
London
Manila
Gatwick - Ninoy Aquino (Manila) International Airport ( LGW - MNL )
5.0 /5
Dave
Date 2019-09-24 Location UK Age 51-70 Class Business Class

Airport checking was quick and smooth, lounge was good as was the information provided. Flight departed on time and was slightly early into Hong Kong. Transfer was ok and flight to Manila was good except for the usual delay after landing getting to the gate.

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Tokyo
Hong Kong
Narita - Hong Kong International Airport ( NRT - HKG )
2.0 /5
K
Date 2019-07-30 Location Age 31-50 Class Economy

2 stars

2.0 /5
1 reviews
Melbourne
London
Melbourne Airport - Heathrow ( MEL - LHR )
1.0 /5
None
Date 2019-06-16 Location UK Age Under 30 Class Business Class

Cathay flight to HK was delayed so we would miss the connecting flight. Cathay put us on flight to Doha with connection to LHR with BA. That flight then cancelled whilst we were in the air. Finally got a Qatar flight to LHR 14 hours later.

1.0 /5
1 reviews
Qingdao
London
Qingdao - Heathrow ( TAO - LHR )
3.0 /5
Kauser
Date 2019-06-07 Location Uk Age 31-50 Class Economy

They forgot to give me a meal. They provided our chosen meal on 1st flight but on second flight didn’t give me a meal and my help button and screen were not working. They didn’t even have a vegetarian option. I was given some fruit for a 12.hour 55 minutes flight. No veg option breakfast either. So my family and I had no breakfast

3.0 /5
1 reviews

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