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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: 8
London
Hong Kong
Heathrow - Hong Kong International Airport ( LHR - HKG )
1.0 /5
Franklin Amoako
Date 2018-12-07 City acton Age Under 30 Class Economy

My name is Franklin Nana Amoako. Wednesday 28th November 2018, I was in transit on my way to Sydney after a journey of over 10 hours from London (Heathrow at 11:20 GMT). As I was on my way to board my flight, I was stopped by an Australian Officer to question me about my trip. I informed her that the reason for my trip was to attend the wedding of my cousin Irene Boahemah Mensah. Irene's father is deceased and her uncle, being my father, is unable to attend the wedding (1st December 2018) in order to represent her late father as custom in Ghana. For this reason, I was assigned to represent the family and also sign as a witness for her marriage certificate. After a few intimidating questions to confuse me and question the genuine nature of my travel, the officer made me feel uncomfortable and did not allow me to respond to her questions properly. In fact, there were times when I did not understand what she was saying. She further asked me why I was carrying an Italian passport. This is an act of discrimination because why would she assume that I am not Italian, despite my dark skin. I told her that I was born in Italy and that is why I was carrying an Italian passport. She further went to ask me details of my cousin and evidence of where I was born. I provided her with all the documentation to answer her question and to prove that my reason for travel was genuine. Furthermore, I provided evidence of my studies, my place of residence (UK), visa approval letter and wedding invitation. I was asked to repeat the same process to four people of Asian descent, wearing dark suits. The lady asked them to check my documents. After waiting for a while, I asked them to explain what was happening. I also called my Australian relatives and kindly requested if the officer could talk to them and explain what was happening. She refused to talk to anyone. I was not given an explanation of why I could not board my flight. Having questioned me and caused so much emotional stress, I was told that the information I gave was not convincing enough and I had to be taken to the Immigration Office for further questioning. If the interview went well, I would board the next flight to Sydney. I do not understand what further evidence I could have provided, or how I could have convinced the officer that my trip was genuine? How could I have possibly challenged her discretion? Especially given that I provided everything that was requested for and had luggage searched thoroughly. Furthermore, such a process can be damaging to my overall ability to travel in the future. At the Immigration Office, I had to wait in two different positions for a couple of minutes, as if I was a criminal. I had several physical checks conducted on me and was asked the same questions. I asked for an Italian interpreter as English is not my first language. Furthermore, I could express myself more in Italian than in English. I was told that there was no interpreter available and at best we must use Google Translate. This is clearly a breach of my rights. I was told that the decision to refuse my entrance to Australia had already been taken by the Australian Officer. She had lied to me because she told me that depending on my interview, I could board the next plane to Sydney. First, I was denied an interpreter. Second, I was told that the reason why I could not enter Australia was for "Immigration Reasons". As to what the reason was, they told me that they did not know. They forced me to sign sheets I did not know about, in the presence of a lawyer or an interpreter, and later informed me that they had paid for my return flight to London at 3:10 (Flight CX253, Seat 66A, Gate 27). In conclusion, I am shocked and very upset about the discrimination and inhumane treatment I received in the hands of Australian authority in Hong Kong. I was not dealt with fairly and did not expect such an abuse of power to be exercised. This is a clear act of racism and discrimination. In fact, I was the only person singled out. I was treated unfairly and not given adequate information or explanation as to why I was refused to board my flight. I did not get an interpreter and was silenced from trying to express myself. I was lied to and the documentation, search and interviews were still not sufficient to prove that my travel was genuine. This trip was for only a few days, to witness the marriage of my cousin, represent her deceased father, and then return to the United Kingdom to continue my studies. I experienced extreme physical and psychological distress. I am requesting for an official apology and action to be taken against the officer who dealt with me so rudely. Furthermore, I am requesting for compensation of the money I spent and for the distress I experienced for hours. Finally, I am requesting for the rectification of any damage and record caused by this event, that will especially affect my visa to Australia and future opportunities to travel.

3.7 /5
6 reviews
Manchester
Hong Kong
Manchester International - Hong Kong International Airport ( MAN - HKG )
4.0 /5
Rockstar
Date 2018-12-04 City Derby Age 51-70 Class Economy

Actually I travelled Premium Economy which option does not seem to be presented in your next question

4.5 /5
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