• Bordeaux's Château Montrose joins Cathay Pacific first class wine list

    Cathay Pacific’s first class wine list now counts a new vintage red among its ranks with the addition of Château Montrose 2005. Starting this December, the ’05 will be served on a rotational basis on flights between Hong Kong and London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles and San Fra...

    POSTED 10 Dec, 2018 0 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific business class upgrade guide

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. If you’re travelling with Cathay Pacific to Hong Kong and beyond in premium economy, a great use for your Asia Miles is a business class upgrade. What's more, you can al...

    POSTED 4 Dec, 2018 11 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific brings Airbus A350 onto Sydney-Hong Kong route

    Cathay Pacific will fly its flagship Airbus A350 to Sydney from October 2019 as the airline slowly shifts the older Airbus A330s out of Australia. From Oct 27 2019, the overnight CX111 flight from Hong Kong to Sydney and the CX110 Sydney-Hong Kong return leg will step up to an A350-900. The A...

    POSTED 12 Nov, 2018 14 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific will open a swish new Shanghai lounge next year

    Cathay Pacific will shutter its Shanghai Pudong airport lounge on October 29 2018 and begin the year-long process of transforming it into one of the airline's new-look lounges. A spokesman for Cathay Pacific told Australian Business Traveller "we are targeting the third quarter of 2019" for the ...

    POSTED 24 Oct, 2018 3 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific is closing its Hong Kong airport arrivals lounge

    Cathay Pacific will close its popular but often overcrowded arrivals lounge at Hong Kong Airport on Monday November 5 as the airport gears up to redevelop its two terminals. The lounge was a handy perk for premium passengers – including first and business class, Marco Polo Club Gold and Di...

    POSTED 24 Oct, 2018 12 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific first class upgrade guide

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. If you’re trekking to London with Cathay Pacific in business class, why not use your Asia Miles for a first class upgrade? While Cathay Pacific’s Australian flight...

    POSTED 22 Oct, 2018 10 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific trials pay-your-way access to business class lounges

    IN BRIEF | Cathay Pacific is now letting passengers pay their way into a handful of its airport lounges under a six-month trial. Premium economy and economy passengers who don't hold lounge-worthy frequent flyer status can pony up HK$600 – that's a whopping A$108 – to cool their heel...

    POSTED 10 Oct, 2018 13 Comments

  • These five airlines are counting down to all-new business class seats

    Business travellers never stand still, nor do airlines courting them. As we move into the second half of 2018, here's a look at the next generation of business class seats arriving in the coming 18-24 months. British Airways' new Airbus A350 Club World business class BA has been beavering away ...

    POSTED 8 Oct, 2018 0 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific boosts Adelaide-Hong Kong flights

    Cathay Pacific is adding a sixth weekly flight between Adelaide and Hong Kong from October 28, 2018, while changing flight times to adopt a 'split schedule' of both afternoon and late evening departures. The additional flight is a new Friday service on the airline's stalwart Airbus A330. With s...

    POSTED 5 Oct, 2018 4 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific unlocks 'early bird' business class fares for 2019

    Start planning your 2019 travel schedule this month and you can land some great business class fares through Cathay Pacific's 'early bird' deals. On sale from now through to October 31, these competitively-priced fares apply across selected dates between March 1 and November 30, 2019. Business ...

    POSTED 25 Sep, 2018 8 Comments

  • Qantas, Cathay Pacific launch new codeshare partnership

    Qantas will begin codesharing on selected Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon flights from October, allowing Qantas Frequent Flyer members to earn a full serve of Qantas Points and status credits on those journeys. While Cathay Pacific is already a Oneworld alliance partner to Qantas, Qantas Freque...

    POSTED 21 Sep, 2018 31 Comments

  • Your guide to Cathay Pacific's Business Plus reward program

    Cathay Pacific’s Business Plus loyalty program provides companies and their travellers with valuable benefits as a reward for booking Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon flights. Free to join, perks range from complimentary Marco Polo Club memberships through to lounge access, flight upgrades...

    POSTED 18 Sep, 2018 0 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific opens its San Francisco lounge to Qantas business class

    Many Qantas travellers flying out of San Francisco are now enjoying an upgraded lounge experience courtesy of Oneworld sibling Cathay Pacific. While a formal lounge access arrangement has yet to be signed, Qantas check-in staff at San Francisco Airport are directing business class passengers, al...

    POSTED 10 Sep, 2018 10 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific brings first class suites to Sydney-Hong Kong flights

    Cathay Pacific is now flying its first class suites between Sydney and Hong Kong, with selected business class passengers enjoying a free upgrade to the elegant cribs. However, the Hong Kong-based airline isn’t selling first class fares on the popular route and has no plans to do so, with ...

    POSTED 5 Sep, 2018 12 Comments

  • Tested: mobile check-in, boarding pass for international flights

    Using your smartphone as your boarding pass is commonplace on Australian domestic flights and plenty of international journeys too – just not those departing from Australia, where airlines are only now beginning to offer mobile phone check-in and boarding passes in lieu of the traditional p...

    POSTED 21 Aug, 2018 9 Comments

  • Your guide to Cathay Pacific's Marco Polo Club loyalty program

    The Asia Miles frequent flyer program allows you to earn and burn miles on flights and upgrades – but when it comes to building frequent flyer status with Cathay Pacific, that’s where the Marco Polo Club program comes into play. Boasting great perks like priority check-in and boardin...

    POSTED 20 Aug, 2018 0 Comments

  • 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 64 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

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