Review: Cathay Pacific Business Class BKK-HKG

Cathay Pacific 702
Bangkok (BKK) – Hong Kong (HKG)
Depart: 1910hr
Arrive: 2250hr
Duration: 2hr40min
Aircraft: Boeing 777
Seat: 11A (Business Class)

I quite like this segment using Cathay Pacific Β from BKK to HKG. The flight time was under 3 hours and I used just 30 000 Avios + Β£11 in tax for a business class seat. Why was I so excited about this? It was because for this short journey, Cathay Pacific is using a reverse-herringbone Business Class seats, the best seats in the business.


Check-in was straight forward and the agent gave me an invitation card to use at the Cathay Pacific Lounge at BKK airport (more of that to come). I used the lounge for about 2 hours and then went straight to the gate. Boarding was about 45mins before departure time.

Upon boarding, I was greeted by the in-flight supervisor and she showed me my seat. She also acknowledged my Emerald oneworld status and welcomed me back. The reverse- herringbone seats meant that everyone has an aisle access in a 1-2-1 configuration. I was impressed with the product, whilst some other airlines are trying to squeeze in a 2-3-2 configuration to my horror!

CX business class seats
Reverse-herringbone seat configurations
Plenty of storage space


What I like about it is the amount of storage spaces provided. There was a space to store your shoes and few other storage spaces scattered around your seats. The amount of personal space was impressive.

Storage space for shoes…
…with a sliding door
Extra space to my right with a pouch to keep your mobiles and stuff!
A storage cabinet to store your noise-cancelling headphones and your personal items…
…and the door has a mirror!
The entertainment and seat control panels with USB and power points, also a small reading light right above it

What impressed me the most was the fact that the amount of privacy you get without being closed-in. I felt like I was cocooned in this mini cabin with all the mod-cons within my reach. I was given a hot towel and a pre departure drink together with a menu.

Very private & comfortable seat


Drink list


The dinner service was served about an hour after take off. The starter was delicious and to be honest, I could have asked for a second helping. I did not have the mains because I ate at the Cathay Pacific Lounge at the airport and was quite full by then.


After my tray was taken away, the flight attendant came around with a tray of a variety of Haagen-Dazs ice creams.


The seat turned into a bed with a touch of a button. The width was comfortable enough but it was not as wide as the First Class seat.

We landed in HKIA right on time and I was at my next gate within minutes to catch my flight back to England. πŸ™‚


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Moritz says:

    Always a pleasure to read about Cathay! Even on the short regional flights, CX is just heavenly!

    1. aulshaun says:

      Indeed. One of the best offerings so far!

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