• Cathay Pacific to upgrade business class, first class sleep service

    Cathay Pacific is set to roll out an upgraded 'sleep service' on long-range flights, with mattresses and slippers – but not pyjamas – for business class passengers. First class flyers will reportedly be treated to an even thicker mattress topper, while amenity kits for both first cla...

    POSTED 24 Jun, 2019 4 Comments

  • Qantas rejigs reward bookings for Emirates, Cathay Pacific and more

    Forthcoming changes to the Qantas Frequent Flyer scheme will not only require more points to book premium seats with Qantas – there's a similar uplift ahead for partner airlines including Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Qatar Airways, American Airlines, JAL and many more. The revised rates kick ...

    POSTED 21 Jun, 2019 40 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Club vs Asia Miles: what's the difference?

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. If you’ve recently started flying with Cathay Pacific, chances are you’ve come across its two affiliated programs – Asia Miles and the Marco Polo Club. Not sure how th...

    POSTED 30 May, 2019 4 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific's new business class dining service lands in Australia

    Cathay Pacific is now rolling out its revamped business class dining service on flights between Australia and Hong Kong. A staged launch from mid-2018 introduced the new concept to passengers on long-range flights to the UK, Europe and North America. This includes three starter choices instea...

    POSTED 17 May, 2019 15 Comments

  • The unofficial guide to Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Gold status

    On-par with Qantas Frequent Flyer Gold, Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Club Gold is an appealing card to slip into your travel wallet, given it's your ticket to complimentary worldwide lounge access with Cathay Pacific, Qantas and other Oneworld airlines, and your pass to the fast-track lanes at airpo...

    POSTED 7 May, 2019 7 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific to fly Airbus A350-1000 to Melbourne, Perth

    Cathay Pacific will begin flying its flagship Airbus A350-1000 to Melbourne and Perth from October 2019 as the airline continues a rolling update to its Australian fleet. The advanced A350-1000 will appear daily as flight CX104 from Melbourne to Hong Kong from 27 October 2019, and...

    POSTED 2 May, 2019 25 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific is axing Cairns-Hong Kong flights from October

    Cathay Pacific will end its non-stop Cairns-Hong Kong flights from October 2019, leaving Brisbane as the airline's sole Queensland port. A spokesman for Cathay Pacific confirmed to Australian Business Traveller that the route, which has been in operation since 1993, is being “sus...

    POSTED 26 Apr, 2019 19 Comments

  • Comfort at the core of Cathay Pacific's next business class brush-up

    Cathay Pacific is circling in on a soft boost for business class in the second half of this year, with the aim on that most valued aspect of passenger experience: comfort. The program won't see any changes made to Cathay's well-regarded business class seat – a new seat isn't expected until...

    POSTED 21 Mar, 2019 17 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific opens up paid access to more business class lounges

    Cathay Pacific is expanding its roster of business class lounges into which passengers can pay their way – including its flagship The Pier in Hong Kong – for HK$600 (A$106) per person, or 9,000 Asia Miles. From Monday 4 March until the end of June 2019, Marco Polo Club members t...

    POSTED 27 Feb, 2019 11 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific 'Hong Kong Flavours' dishes for business, first class

    Globetrotting business travellers tend to love trying local dishes, but why wait until your flight touches down? Cathay Pacific is tapping into its roots with a series of authentic Cantonese inflight meals under the airline’s new ‘Hong Kong Flavours’ dining concept. Available o...

    POSTED 12 Feb, 2019 6 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific opens yoga and meditation space in Hong Kong

    Cathay Pacific’s The Pier business class lounge in Hong Kong is now home to a dedicated yoga and meditation space, where passengers can relax and unwind before their flight. Located just behind reception and divided into two 'sanctuaries', The Body Sanctuary invites travellers to follow gu...

    POSTED 29 Jan, 2019 3 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific opens San Francisco lounge to Qantas frequent flyers

    Qantas business class passengers along with Platinum and Gold-grade frequent flyers can now count on a warm welcome at Cathay Pacific's San Francisco lounge ahead of their flights back to Sydney and Melbourne. As previously reported on Australian Business Traveller in late 2018, the Oneworld p...

    POSTED 16 Jan, 2019 13 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 3 Jan, 2019 10 Comments

  • 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, and was last updated January 2019. 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 clas...

    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 4 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 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 1 Comment

  • 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

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