Give It Up For Cathay Pacific First Class
We mentioned airliner Cathay Pacific in our round-up of this month's top five international airfare sales. But there are no details to be had in this first-class cabin -- just the lap of luxury the Hong Kong-based airline is known for.
While the coach cabin has to deal with moms giving birth and carry-on territorialists, the first-class cabin saw five seats removed in a 2008 overhaul, the better to fit 81-inch-long seats. Turn-down service and pajamas are provided, of course. Despite being dinged a bit by the downturn, Cathay Pacific is forging ahead with plans to increase service to Jakarta, Shanghai and Paris this year, while putting off its plans for a new cargo terminal.
We think the orchids in a wall vase are such a nice touch, although the wood-paneled TV cabinet reminds us of vainly searching for a signal on our grandparents' '70s-era set. But for a real, non-stainless steel sink, we'll overlook the kitsch factor.
· Our Top Five International Airfare Sales Of The Moment [Jaunted]
· Cathay Pacific: First-Class Luxury at 35,000 Feet [Jet Set Go]
· How First Class on Singapore Airlines Spent Christmas [Jaunted]
· Cathay Pacific coverage [Jaunted]
[Photo: Richard Moross]