Cathay Pacific’s A330 Business Class impressed as much as the flute of Champagne Deutz Brut Classic handed to me with a smile on boarding. The 1-2-1 configuration ensures direct and uninterrupted aisle access for every passenger, and the seats are angled away from the aisles for privacy. The seat provided ample leg room and converted into a 75-inch fully-flat bed with doona and plush pillow that easily adjusts to any comfy position for dining, lounging or sleeping.
There is convenient storage for laptops, phone, valuables and water bottle and a shoe locker at floor level, plus TV/audio remote, in seat power and USB connector. The swing-out touchscreen 39-centimetre TV screen was perfect for watching some of the 100+ movies or 500+ TV shows.
David Attenborough’s latest documentary The Giant Dinosaur about the newly discovered Titanosaur, was fascinating.
The meals on board were excellent and the main courses are presented steaming hot from the signature silver trolley – no pre-ordering necessary. This way, you get to see everything that is on offer rather than relying on menu descriptions. The stir-fried chicken with black peppers, mushrooms, choy sum, carrots and jasmine rice was delightful.
The A330 flight was impressive from go to whoa, and now that Cathay has new direct flights from Hong Kong to London Gatwick on an A350, you can head over to London in similar style.
For more information on flights to Hong Kong, visit cathaypacific.com.au