I have long since wanted to fly with Cathay Pacific since I’ve heard good things about them. Since they are tied up with Dragon Air, I got to fly my Hong Kong – Toronto leg of the trip with them.
I just noticed when we were at Hong Kong International Airport that my brother and I were not seated together so I go to the boarding gate desk to ask if there was any possibility of us seating together. They were not friendly. They were actually rude like they were practically shooing me away. I understand that the flight could be full but you can always let the passenger know in a nice way.
Then I stepped into the plane and I was glad that it had the 3-3-3 seat configuration. Seats were comfortable although the plane we were on I think has seen better days. I think that the aircraft was really impressive when it was new but they really need an update. This was the individual monitor. They had a USB plug which was nice.
The flight attendants were really courteous and nice. I could not say any bad thing about them. They did their job well. Once we were seated, they gave us nuts and a drink, the menu for dinner and the Canadian immigration form.
I got the pasta meal. It was okay. The ice cream was really nice.
So, it was an okay flight and they had good service on board but really bad on the ramp or at the boarding gate. I don’t think I will want to fly Cathay Pacific next time unless they offer tickets at a really good price point.