Quality-wise, Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific is one of the world’s true heavyweights, with an impeccable reputation, a global network from the world class hub of Hong Kong International Airport, and an enviable track record in terms of accolades and awards. We tried them out on a regional flight from Bangkok to Hong Kong.
Although hardly necessary for a flight of this duration (just less than three hours), the seat can be turned into a bed, has a myriad of settings to play with and offers a massage function. I had barely sat down before I was offered a chilled glass of Billecart Saumon. The Indian female Maître de Cabine introduced herself, and was a little brusque but very professional.
The taxi took a while, but that’s not the airline’s fault. On disembarkation, everything just went quickly – from immigration to baggage pick up (already on the belt) and on to the Airport Express. This just works.