Cathay Pacific offers a modern and refreshing economy cabin which features the latest in seat technology. The new seat design allows for a generous 6 inch recline while at the same time maintaining plenty of leg space when the seat in front is in the reclined position. Other seat features include a handy USB port and power supply for laptops and other devices, a clever amenity storage area for things like mobile phones and pens and a handy bi-fold tray table. For optimum comfort, each economy seat is fitted with a four way adjustable headrest.

Economy cabin

Entertainment: Experience Cathay Pacific’s StudioCX entertainment system on your personal nine inch touch screen TV.  Enjoy a wide selection of movies and TV shows as well as music and games or opt to stream your own content through seat connectivity.

Food and Beverage: Complimentary menu selections include a choice of regional and western dishes as well as a full bar and beverage service with snacks made available throughout the flight.

Premium Economy

Take the inviting features of economy and add the unique benefits of an exclusive cabin,  wider seats with greater recline and more leg room and many other features and you have Cathay Pacific’s popular Premium Economy. The enhanced service starts on the ground with a dedicated check-in counter, increased baggage and priority boarding. Once on board enjoy the extra room and attentive Premium Economy service with an amenity travel kit, welcome drink, hot towels and an enhanced menu.

Recline & relax

Entertainment: A full range of in flight video and audio entertainment is available on the Cathay Pacific CX entertainment system. Spend hours watching the latest movies and other programs or stream content directly from your personal electronic device. Noise cancelling headsets are available for added enjoyment.

Food and Beverage: The menu in Premium Economy offers several selections for an enhanced dining experience. Snacks, complimentary bottles of water and full bar and beverage service can be enjoyed throughout the flight.

Business Class

Business Class offers a sophisticated and private space but one with direct aisle access no matter where you sit. The comfortable seat turns into a fully lie flat bed and even comes with an extension for greater seat width. Ample storage space means there is a place for all those important travel items such as toiletries, eye glasses and mobile phones. Passengers can even control the level of privacy they would like with a storage consol acting as a privacy screen.    

Business class

Entertainment: Business class seats feature large TV monitors with touch screen useability. Hundreds of entertainment options are available as well as streaming capability from personal electronic devices with in-seat connectivity. Noise cancelling headphones deliver superior sound quality and block out ambient noise for greater entertainment enjoyment.  

Food and Beverage: The superb service extends to in-flight dining with chef inspired menus offering delicious three course meals that are served separately. Menu offerings include both Asian and western selections along with the finest wines, spirits and liqueurs. Snacks and beverages are also available throughout the flight. 

Cathay Pacific Baggage Allowance


Cabin baggage allowances vary for each class flown. Economy and premium economy classes each offer one bag up to 7kg in weight. The hand luggage allowance for business class is 1 piece up to 10kg.

Always pack medication and valuables in hand luggage.


Carry On Baggage


Checked luggage allowances are also determined by class flown as well as destination and frequent flyer status. Allowances are as follows:

  • Economy - 1 piece at 20kg (Destinations in the Americas allow 2 pieces at 23kg each) 
  • Premium - 1 piece at 25kg (Destinations in the Americas allow 2 pieces at 25kg each) 
  • Business - 1 piece at 30kg (Destinations in the Americas allow 2 pieces at 32kg each) 

Excess weight for any single bag may not exceed 32kg.


Bulky Items

Any item in excess of the free baggage allowance is subject to extra baggage charges. This includes sporting equipment, music instruments and pets. Ask your Flight Centre Travel Expert for specific rules on bulky baggage policies for the many different items that are accepted.

Different weights and charges apply depending on your destination.


Bulky Items


Infant Baggage

Infants under the age of two who do not occupy a seat are allowed multiple pieces for check-in up to a maximum of 10kg. For routes to the Americas, infants are allowed one piece with standard weight restriction for an adult according to class flown. A small bag of food and nappies is allowed in the cabin along with a collapsible stroller.

An approved car seat is allowed in the cabin only if a seat has been purchased for the child.


Restricted or Dangerous Goods

Ask your Flight Centre Travel Expert for specific advice on items that are not allowed in luggage. Items such as flammable liquids, gases and materials, explosives, fireworks and other potentially harmful materials are never allowed in hand luggage or in checked luggage.

Toiletry items and liquids taken in hand luggage must be in individual containers that do not exceed 100ml.

Check in on web, mobile or at the airport

Cathay Pacific offers several check in options, from web and mobile check in to airport check in.

Website and mobile check in is available from 48 to 2 hours before departure. Your reservation number is required for this type of check-in. Passengers choosing to check in at the airport counter should do so at least 90 minutes before departure.

International Check-in Guide

at home
  • Know what time you need to leave the house to get to the airport
  • Pack your things, check out our baggage guide
  • Have your flight itinerary ready
  • Ensure you have your valid passport ready
Getting there
  • Be at the airport at least

    120 minutes

    prior to scheduled departure time

At the airport
  • Proceed to check-in counter with passport and itinerary ready
  • Go through security
  • Continue through customs
  • Check the gate number and flight status
  • Sit down and get comfy!

Relax at the Hong Kong hub

Cathay Pacific offers a myriad of lounge choices at its hub in Hong Kong as well as lounges around the world. Elite members of Cathay Pacific’s Marco Polo frequent flyer program are also allowed entry into over 550 lounges across the Oneworld alliance network with locations across the globe.  

Cathay Pacific lounge

Marco Polo Loyalty Program

Marco Polo frequent flyer members can earn points on Cathay Pacific, Dragonair and Oneworld alliance airlines. Benefits are determined by status level and include things such as extra baggage, check-in privileges and free upgrades.  Status levels begin with entry level Green and continue with Silver and Gold and up to the highest tier of Diamond.