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Cathay Pacific Inflight Entertainment and Long Haul Flight

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Cathay Pacific Inflight Entertainment and Long Haul Flight

I am considering traveling on Cathay Pacific for a 16 hour flight nonstop in February from New York to Hong Kong. I will be sitting in economy class.

Are the economy seats comfortable for a long flight?

Is the inflight entertainment good on Cathay Pacific.

Are there other airlines to consider?

Thanks!

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Are the economy seats comfortable for a long flight - No economy seat will be comfortable for 16 hours.

Is the inflight entertainment good on Cathay Pacific. - cathaypacific.com/cx/…entertainment.html

Are there other airlines to consider? - United fly non stop EWR-HKG.

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I am doing the same flight in February as well

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The seats are typical economy class seats. 3x3x3 configuration on the Boeing 777 on Cathay is marginally wider than what an increasing number of airlines offer these days by cramping in an extra seat in each row. Cathay's pitch is pretty standard 31".

Their inflight entertainment is among my favourites as there tends to be a good diversity and a few offbeat alternatives to the middle of the road fluff most airlines dish up. Speaking of dishing up, Cathay's food is usually not bad, even in economy class. Go for the Cantonese option rather than western though!

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To say Cathay pacific Econ is same as ua, aa or dl is totally dishonest

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food service and entertainment is without doubt batter

Edited: 13 September 2016, 21:21
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Nedly. -- are you quoting someone who is being dishonest. ? Who is that ?

Coach is coach is coach. In general. But Cathay is a very good airline

Edited: 13 September 2016, 21:25
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<<To say Cathay pacific Econ is same as ua, aa or dl is totally dishonest>>

Agree with Belomiser. Economy is much of muchness. There are no large differences in economy class products. Details are different. But at the end of the day this is focusing on the icing of the cake instead of the cake itself.

Having said that, I think Cathay is one of the top airlines in the world. Still if the schedule would not suite me, I would fly with somebody else without regret.

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Economy seats are the same? I respectfully disagree. Even small differences in seat dimensions can have a big impact on comfort.

Those unfortunate enough to have a middle seat on an airline with a 31 inch pitch and 17 inch seats would beg to have a tiny bit more space. Moving up to an 18 inch wide seat could likely mean the difference between seated like a sardine or not.

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Most economy seats are more similar than different these days. The only time I feel a real difference is if the seat pitch is 34 instead of 31/32.

CX economy is fine. Hardware + software + IFE result is a generally better product than US-based or European-based carriers. Versus other Asian-based airlines, CX has nothing to rave about.

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Hey guys, this is a necro post, woken up by Nedly. I have to assume the OP flew ages ago, whether with CX or not, we will probably never know!

SWT

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