• Why Cathay Pacific offers the best connections into China

    Many travellers already think of Cathay Pacific first when it comes to flights to Hong Kong, Europe and even the USA. But don’t overlook the fact that China is right on Cathay Pacific’s doorstep. In fact, with Cathay Pacific and its regional arm Cathay Dragon flying to over 20 cities...

    POSTED 13 Aug, 2018 0 Comments

  • From chic to boutique: how four airport lounges found their look

    The business class experience isn't restricted to above the clouds. Airport lounges are also raising the bar, not just in what they offer but the environment they create for high flyers while on the ground. Here are four lounges with their own unique look and feel. Qantas: contemporary class Qa...

    POSTED 3 Aug, 2018 0 Comments

  • Melbourne-Hong Kong business class: Cathay Pacific vs Qantas vs Virgin

    With five daily flights between Melbourne and Hong Kong, this Asian corridor is one of Australia's busiest regional routes – and among the most competitive, with Cathay Pacific, Qantas and Virgin Australia in a three-cornered race. Here's how the Melbourne-Hong Kong offerings of each airli...

    POSTED 31 Jul, 2018 38 Comments

  • Six reasons why you should be flying to New York via Hong Kong

    New York is a must-visit metropolis for business travellers and holiday makers alike. Its vibrancy exerts a particularly magnetic pull on Australians, despite the fact that there are no direct flights to New York So what’s the best way to head to the Big Apple? This may surprise you but it...

    POSTED 23 Jul, 2018 0 Comments

  • What you can expect from Cathay's new business class dining concept

    Cathay Pacific will roll out its new 'business class dining concept' this month, with the meal service taking a step closer to a first class experience. Meals will be individually plated and delivered to passengers by hand rather than by trolley, as the airline adopts more personalised and upmar...

    POSTED 20 Jul, 2018 19 Comments

  • Here are the best flights to New York which skip that LAX stopover

    When a business trip to New York beckons, most high flyers instinctively look for – and simultaneously dread – a connecting flight through LAX. Both reactions are understandable. The former, because Los Angeles is Australia's gateway to the US. Qantas, Virgin Australia, United, Amer...

    POSTED 18 Jul, 2018 62 Comments

  • Five things we love about Cathay Pacific's Airbus A350

    Cathay Pacific already has one of the youngest long-range fleets in the sky, with an average age of five years, and the raft of new Airbus A350 jets bearing the iconic ‘brushwing’ tail means the fleet is only getting younger. The Airbus A350-900 and the larger A350-1000 will form the...

    POSTED 16 Jul, 2018 0 Comments

  • Top Australian credit cards for earning Cathay Pacific Asia Miles

    Despite recent changes to the Cathay Pacific Asia Miles scheme, the frequent flyer program remains a relatively attractive way to book Cathay Pacific business class and first class flights using miles, often for fewer points than through other Oneworld programs like Qantas Frequent Flyer. Austra...

    POSTED 4 Jul, 2018 2 Comments

  • The business traveller's guide to Cathay Pacific's Hong Kong lounges

    Hong Kong is a city I never get tired of visiting, and it helps that Cathay Pacific has peppered Hong Kong Airport with some of the world’s best lounges. There are no less than seven lounges in Cathay Pacific’s Hong Kong collection – all of them unique, and each with its own ch...

    POSTED 25 Jun, 2018 0 Comments

  • Why isn’t there first class on Cathay Pacific’s Airbus A350-1000?

    The Airbus A350-1000 is the largest single-deck jet from the European aircraft manufacturer and joins the Cathay Pacific fleet this week as a stretched sibling of the A350-900. However, despite the advanced jet’s size, Cathay Pacific opted to skip first class and lead with business class &...

    POSTED 21 Jun, 2018 11 Comments

  • The best business class seats on Cathay Pacific's Airbus A350-1000

    There are 46 business class seats on Cathay Pacific’s Airbus A350-1000 jets, but which of those are the best business class seats – and more importantly, which ones should you avoid? The seats themselves are identical to those on Cathay Pacific’s Airbus A350-900 fleet (the smal...

    POSTED 19 Jun, 2018 16 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific's new 'restaurant-style' business class meal service

    Cathay Pacific will roll out its new business class dining service on Boeing 777 flights to Chicago in July, with the 'restaurant-style' program coming to Sydney in February 2019 and the rest of Australia in May 2019. The revamped service – which will extend to some 34 destinations by June...

    POSTED 18 Jun, 2018 33 Comments

  • These new airport lounges are designed to overcome jetlag

    Consider them your best shot at surviving that 17-hour flight A stretching studio. Guided meditation sessions. Shower suites with light therapy. They sound like the features of a New Age spa. But all are elements of Qantas Airways’ new international transit lounge at the Perth Airport. And...

    POSTED 14 Jun, 2018 1 Comment

  • What's next for Cathay Pacific first class, business class?

    With 79 new aircraft headed for Cathay Pacific’s hangars by the end of 2024, the fresh fleet will see an overhaul of first class and business class for the Hong Kong flag carrier. Australian Business Traveller sat down with Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg for an update on what’s to co...

    POSTED 8 Jun, 2018 12 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific starts adding inflight WiFi to its Boeing 777s

    Cathay Pacific's inflight Internet service will be rolled out across its Boeing 777-300ER fleet starting this month, with the first of the WiFi-enabled flagship jets taking wing towards the end of June. Pricing will be identical to that of Cathay's Airbus A350s, which come with inbuilt WiFi, at ...

    POSTED 6 Jun, 2018 3 Comments

  • The winners and losers in Cathay Pacific's radical Asia Miles revamp

    Regional flights to earn more Asia Miles, even in economy Some business class fares to earn less points More award seats available, but mostly at higher prices Cathay Pacific is shaking up its Asia Miles loyalty program with a sweeping overhaul of how points are both earned and redeemed. V...

    POSTED 24 May, 2018 27 Comments

  • Sydney-Hong Kong business class: Cathay Pacific vs Qantas vs Virgin

    If you’re among the many business travellers who regularly jet between Sydney and Hong Kong, Virgin Australia is about to bring competition and choice to the Oriental route which has long been a two-horse race between Oneworld frenemies Qantas and Cathay Pacific. Virgin wants to carve out ...

    POSTED 22 May, 2018 43 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific's first Airbus A350-1000 will arrive June 20

    EXCLUSIVE | Cathay Pacific will take delivery of its first Airbus A350-1000 on June 19, ahead of flights to Washington DC and potentially Sydney in the later half of 2018. The A350-1000 is a stretched version of the A350-900 which is already well-established in the Cathay Pacific fleet and curre...

    POSTED 16 May, 2018 13 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific reaches for top shelf with new first class Champagne

    Is this the start of a new Champagne War between Asia's premium airlines? Cathay Pacific's first class flyers are now being treated to Krug 2004 vintage Champagne on selected routes from Hong Kong. The iconic fruit-forward drop – which sells locally for around $450 a bottle – re...

    POSTED 3 Apr, 2018 16 Comments

  • Using Qantas frequent flyer points to book Cathay Pacific flights

    Using your Qantas Frequent Flyer points to book flights is naturally one of the best ways that you can spend them – and for some high flyers, that means using points to travel with Qantas' Oneworld alliance partner Cathay Pacific. Offering flights between Australia and Hong Kong and onward...

    POSTED 3 Apr, 2018 12 Comments

  • What's next on Cathay Pacific's airport lounge roadmap?

    Cathay Pacific and Oneworld passengers have a riot of choice when it comes to the Hong Kong loungescape, with seven airside lounges. Although that tally will drop to six when The Cabin closes on April 30, the airline believes it has more than enough to go around, having studied how its traveller...

    POSTED 27 Mar, 2018 10 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific plans new first class, business class for 2020-2021

    Cathay Pacific will launch all-new first class suites and regional business class seats over the next three years as the airline’s newest jets from Airbus and Boeing take wing. However, the Oneworld member isn’t saying exactly what passengers will see at the pointy end of the Airbus ...

    POSTED 24 Mar, 2018 6 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific's new Hong Kong lounge The Deck opens March 22, 2018

    Cathay Pacific's newest Hong Kong airport lounge The Deck, will welcome business travellers from March 22 2018. It's an all-new lounge in what will for some travellers be a familiar old location: the upstairs terrace which used to be the drab and dreary G16 lounge of Cathay's regional sibling ...

    POSTED 27 Feb, 2018 4 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific will close Hong Kong’s The Cabin lounge on April 30

    EXCLUSIVE | Cathay Pacific will pull down the shutters on The Cabin lounge at Hong Kong airport on April 30 2018, closing the business class lounge once its newer sibling The Deck opens in March. Australian Business Traveller was informed of plans for The Cabin's closure through two sources in...

    POSTED 27 Feb, 2018 14 Comments

  • Revisiting Cathay Pacific's The Wing first class lounge at Hong Kong

    The Wing is one of Cathay Pacific's two flagship airport lounges at Hong Kong, with the upscale first class lounge unveiled five years ago this month in what was then Cathay's benchmark in 'luxury travel'. Of course, both the first class and business class sections of The Wing now stand in the...

    POSTED 16 Feb, 2018 16 Comments

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