Cathay Pacific is an iconic Hong Kong-based airlines with direct flights to the United States. Cities like New York JFK, Newark, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and Chicago all enjoy the ability to offer an easy and luxurious connection to Kong Kong and beyond. I recently traveled from New York’s JFK Airport to the exciting city of Hong Kong on a non-stop (roughly) 15-hour journey in the airline’s business class cabin on a stunning Boeing 777 aircraft. And, in all honesty, it was one of the most pleasant flight experiences I’ve had in quite a while.
The muted grey, green, blue and white color scheme put me at ease as I settled into one of the seats in the reverse herringbone configuration. I was greeted by a flight attendant after I stored my carry-on in the large bin overhead. A warm welcome of champagne got me in the mood for my long journey. Shortly after take-off, I was presented with an elegant dining menu – one that featured an ample amount of choices for dinner. I was very excited to sample the airline’s legendary food, and chose accordingly.
The window shades were closed for ambiance and to prepare passengers for dinner and their future bedtime. I wrapped myself in the luxurious warm and thick blanket, which made me feel at home – in bed.
My amenity kit was compact, elegant and offered Australia’s Jurlique skincare products, a sleeping mask, lip balm, socks, a shoe horn, comb and ear plugs for my journey.
As dinner was served, I sank into a fresh salad with smoked salmon.
The salmon was followed by fresh linguine with alfredo sauce, peas and sun-dried tomatoes.
A blueberry and cream tart was the perfect end to the perfect meal. During dinner, I enjoyed a selection of red wine from France, and followed that with a mug of peppermint tea to prepare me for bed.
My in-flight entertainment screen came out and my fully-flat bed went into position perfectly. The large, modern screen was the perfect size for me to view my movie selection while nodding-off. After sleeping nearly 8 hours, I awoke with just under three hours to go.
The service on-board Cathay Pacific is flawless, each flight attendant catering to passengers needs without hesitation. I wasn’t a needy passenger, but knew they were there if I needed something. They cleared by plates and dinner tray promptly, offered to help set-up my bed and even wished me a pleasant sleep. After I woke up, a light breakfast was served – both Western and Eastern options offered. Beef congee was my choice, but I could have enjoyed eggs, fruit and more. I landed in Hong Kong safely and was actually sad that the flight had come to an end – but looked forward to my return journey back to New York.
Cathay Pacific is one of the best business class experiences in the air, hands down. It doesn’t get better when flying to Hong Kong and, with their extensive route network within Asia and onward, it’s fantastic for those going further afield. In October, their route from Newark, New Jersey to Hong Kong with offer the beautiful Airbus A350. Don’t miss a chance to experience this incredible airline in luxury.