Written on: 29/10/2013 by The-only-Panther (11 reviews written)
Have flown with these guys a few times over the years and have watched their level of service go down a bit every time. but their flights have always been on time for me apart from a blizzard once but that day every flight of every airline was cancelled. I will still probably continue to fly with them if the price is right. (read more)
Written on: 19/09/2013
I first flew with them in January 2013 as it was an emergency trip, I had flew on a Boeing 747 usually my favourite aircraft, but it was the worst trip in my entire life, the shell seats made me have back pains for three days, after my three weeks vacation in Bohol via HK, I tried desperately to buy a business class ticket for my return trip but sadly it was full. I made a vow never to fly with Cathay Pacific again ever. In June I had to go back again and the only airline that could cater to... (read more)
Written on: 31/08/2013 by RMWK
i have endured several PE CX flights hoping that at least once there would be some improvement. Unfortunately none! In fact they just got worse and worse . The product is by far the worst initiative this airline has ever thrown at an unsuspecting public and it club members .the product provides nothing at all but a slightly bigger seat than economy .the service is non existent.The toilets are non existent. Drink service is either forgotten or non existent .The cabin crew are stretched in... (read more)
Written on: 31/07/2013
Very bad flight attendants. Highly racists. They Will not give service to old and weak passengers. They Even refuse to give some warm drinking water for aged passengers who have problems drinking cold water. My aged mother had to suffer alot because of this. I would not avice anyone who is not of THAT RACE to travel through this airlines.... especially if travelling "ALONE" Actually i would not even give one star to this airlines... (read more)
Written on: 26/06/2013 by Pegs70
I was extremely disappointed in the Premium Economy service I received on Cathay Pacific. At a price tag almost three times that of Economy I expected something a bit special – but it certainly isn’t what I got. Apart from the slightly wider seats (which were actually rather uncomfortable anyway), the priority check-in and the quieter cabin, I really couldn’t see much difference between Premium and ordinary Economy class. There was no special attention shown to passengers or any... (read more)
Written on: 21/06/2013
I recently took a flight from Hong Kong to Bangkok with some relatives, once seated and preparing for take off i was asked by one of the air stewards to fasten my seat belt which is perfectly fine, if i understood mandarin!. As a British born chinese citizen, unfortunately I do not understand mandarin. When I asked the stewardess why could she not tell me to fasten my seat belt in english?, i was told abruptly "Mandarin is the mother tongue and Cantonese is the second tongue!" she then said... (read more)
Written on: 21/06/2013
I do a *lot* of traveling and, in 2012, I went to JFK from Beijing (through Hong Kong) and to Thailand from Beijing (through Hong Kong) twice. In that time, I had 6 Economy legs and was bumped up to Business Class twice. On my flight from Thailand, I left my wallet on the plane and I was able to get it back, fully in tact, by express mail the next day...and in a town that was not in their flight path. I have had nothing but excellent service and I will take them whenever I possibly can... (read more)
Written on: 15/02/2013
CATHAY PACIFIC IS ONE OF THE AIRLINES THAT I HATED, THEY HAVE ROBBED MY JEWELRIES, WHICH I WANNA USE IN MY WEDDING THEY ARE SUCH AND ALSO THE MP3. I HATE THEM....!!! THEY'RE SUCH ***********. AND ALSO THE COSTUM OF THE NINOY INTERNACIONAL AIRPORT... I PROBABLY NOT RECOMMEND THIS AIRLINE.... (read more)
Written on: 15/11/2012
I am an American Airlines Advantage member.... I travel with medical equipment for a birth defect. I was traveling from Chicago to Jakarta. GOOD LUCK getting on board early if your not a marco polo club member. You can expect to get hearded into the mob of general boarding. American Airlines even gave me a red Oneworld Priority Card and told me to present it if I had any issues. When I presented the card the staff looked at me as if they had never seen such a tthing and pointed me to the mob... (read more)
Written on: 15/11/2012 by EXAN (4 reviews written)
Everyday you got to visit the Cathay Pacific Website for their 16 super discounted fares from today until 15 days there after! What a great "discounted" way to travel, PAMPERED by the Cathay Pacific "HOSPITALITY" ! CXpecials - a Cathay Pacific enewsletter (read more)
Written on: 07/08/2012
I have flown Cathay Pacific many times. It deteriorated considerably in recent years. Many airplanes are old and have not been punctual with their departures. Delay departures and late arrivals are quite often. Seats are tight and non-declining. Recently Cathay Pacific came up with a deceptive economy (L) with supposedly larger leg room. Cathay charged $100 extra for each seat one way. The sad story is that there is no extra leg room at all. It is a paid punishment, the customer gets stepped... (read more)
Written on: 27/06/2012 by Oconner (3 reviews written)
Cathay Pacific is a good airline with lots of good and as well bad qualities. First of all, Aircrafts are aging and old. There are no footrests in the planes. Quality of food and service are all good but they really need to change themselves! (read more)
Written on: 26/06/2012
The flight was late to start with, and they wanted to re-route it to south korea, for what, to make their stats look better? Now the flight will be 7 hrs late, for a flight 14 hours long. Terrible planning, i will never recommend it to anyone. (read more)
Written on: 16/05/2012
On a recent Business class flight to Australia the preferential treatment was at times non existant with no control being taken to differentiate between First/Business class and economy although the staff at the gate had announced otherwise. (Having to be bussed from gate to plane). The onboard is beginning to look 'tired' with in flight meal choice being unavailable for both my wife and myself, one was found and then served cold. Request for additional serving of cheese was only available... (read more)
Written on: 27/10/2011 by Rachellow (1 review written)
Due to the recent flood case in bangkok, we are advised not to travel to bangkok. SIA and Thai Airways have issued memo long earlier than Cathay who only manage to issue last last night. However, while checking, we are only allowed limited options: Special Ticketing Guidelines for Bangkok Flooding Last Updated: 25 October 2011 Due to the flooding in Bangkok, with immediate effect, rebooking charge will be waived for all tickets issued worldwide (irrespective of fare type) on/before 25... (read more)
Written on: 13/07/2011 by gslack (46 reviews written)
Cathay have chosen a pod seat in economy which doesn't recline but slides within it's self. Therefore your weight is transferred from your buttocks to the small of your back. The headrest is also too high up to serve any purpose unless you sit bolt upright. Very uncomfortable and an example of where form has overtaken function. Depressed that I've got 3 more legs to my journey left (23 hours) to endure. Felt like a no frills airline. Had to ask for nibbles with drinks, eye shades and socks.... (read more)
Written on: 16/04/2011 by jonger8 (1 review written)
Seat and schedule are ok. My problem with Cathay is that the staff are DISHONEST. I accidentally left my mobile phone at the front seat pocket when I flew from KL - HK. During transit (less than an hour), upon being seated in the plane from HK - MLA, we informed the stewardess about it. She told us that she will inform the necessary people and that we will be informed when we get to MLA.
Upon arrival at MLA, we were told that the phone is lost. Again, we are talking about an hour before we... (read more)
Written on: 30/03/2011 by wjw (1 review written)
I have been a loyal Cathay Pacific customer for over 10 years flying from NY's JFK to Hong Kong.
They have been great till they partnered with American Airlines flying to Hong Kong in the past few years. Not only has their prices gone up significantly more than the other airlines but the service and the perks that made me a repeat customer has totally gone away.
On my most recent flight from NY to HK, I paid extra to get an exit seat so I can have more leg room. Didn't know why there was... (read more)
Written on: 03/02/2011
This was a terrible experience! I have flown to Perth from Toronto in the past with Emirates via Dubai and let me say Emirates is the better airline hands down.
There was little selection for food on every flight, and on a 15.5 hour flight the only snack available outside of meal times was microwaveable mr. noodles. The flight was extremely uncomfortable, the flight attendants were extremely rude and unhelpful--several times they said they would return to my seat with my request for advil... (read more)
Written on: 18/12/2010
I shall never recommend this flight to even my worst enemy! Unfortunately I have my return ticket to San Fracisco through Cathay Pacific, after this journey, I won't travel through Cathay Pacific even if they give me a free ticket! The flight attendants are VERY RUDE! They don't even give clear instructions about the service availabilities on board... for Eg: They provided a menu card after half an hour...I was so hungry and didn't know when they would serve food... when requested a flight... (read more)
Written on: 18/11/2010 by flamingsorcerer (1 review written)
CATHAY PACIFIC SUCKS!!! REALLY BAD COSTUMER SERVICE, NOT KIDDING!!!
I CALLED FOR SOME INFORMATION REGARDING ABOUT MY E-TICKET, AND THEY SAID STH ABOUT MY TICKET PRICE SEEMS WRONG (WHICH WAS ACTUALLY FROM THEIR SITE) AND I HAVE PRINTED ALL THE INFO. IN CASE THIS KIND OF SITUATION HAPPENS.... THEY JUST KEEP DENYING AND WON'T WANT TO TALK TO ME ON THE PHONE, EVENTUALLY JUST DISCONNECT MY CALL.... ME AND MY FRIEND KEPT CALLING AGAIN FOR THE NEXT HOUR AND THEY JUST WON'T PICK UP!!!!!
I... (read more)
Written on: 20/10/2010
these were the worst seats ever!!! they don't recline, yes you heard right!!! (read more)
Written on: 24/09/2010
the food was horrible and the services poor. When I asked for a customer comment card, the flight attendant promised to return to my seat with the requested form, but she never did. The plane was crowded with Chinese who spoke loudly, very annoying. At the airport, the information that was asked about the connecting flight and gate was responded to with hesitancy and lack of courtesy. I would avoid the airline all together in the future. (read more)
Written on: 27/07/2010
I experienced a flight delay on Cathay Pacific from Singapore to Shanghai, and as a result, missed my connecting flight in Hong Kong, and had to stay overnight in Hong Kong to catch the earliest flight to Shanghai the next morning. For insurance purposes, I requested for a formal letter from Cathay.
The ground staff at the Cathay counter assured me that the letter provided would be sufficient. However, this proved to be wrong. In the letter given to me, there was no reason stated for the... (read more)
Written on: 21/07/2010
Flight was delayed for about an hour.
Customer service was extremely bad, called for help 5 times for broken television, and in the end it was not fixed. During this, I recieved extremely poor service from the air hostess.
Even though the food was exceptable I would personally recommend other companies such as British Airways. (read more)
Written on: 18/07/2010
the most uncomfortable airplane seat i have ever sat on. So cramped and basically no padding in the middle of the backseat.
I forgot a gift bag full of chocolate boxes on the airplane on the way to Saigon. When i called the airline to report and inquired for lost and found, they just kept sending my phone calls around to nowhere. When i got to the airport later to look, could not found the bag.
The uncomfortable seat caused me backpain for several days after the flight and i never had back... (read more)
Written on: 01/07/2010 by loyde (1 review written)
Crew pleasant and service good. A choice of meals for Dinner, light meal also good and AVOD entertainment great. The economy seats are a bit uncomfortable but better than seats of cebu pacific. (read more)
Written on: 03/06/2010
My flights from Melbourne to London Heathrow were delayed in April due to the volcanic eruptions.
It took two days of constant dialling to get through to Cathay help line in Australia, then when I did get through it was constantly on hold. I did however eventually receive an email after trying the website, a very helpful member of staff managed to book me on a flight which was a week after my original departure date, this was satisfactory apart from them sending through the wrong customer... (read more)
Written on: 02/05/2010
There is a reason this airline is called Cathay Pathetic. I have never flown on an airline which was so blatantly bad. I travel by air frequently but I will never ever use this airline again. Not only were the cabin staff rude when I raised this issue with CP they didn't even bother to reply. SO if they can't be bothered why should I or anyone else? (read more)
Written on: 25/04/2010
This was a volcano flight. We left Sydney and were to have an hour stopover in HK en route to home in London but this turned into 5 days. It was a confused sitaution but Cathay were brilliant. We were bussed into a central 4* hotel and this and full board was paid for by Cathay our entire stay. There were apparantly nearly 2000 others being looked after in the same way. The level of information given was good and we were put on the first available flight. We hadn't flown on them before... (read more)
Written on: 25/04/2010 by Mike Clare (1 review written)
Flight was cancelled due to Iceland Volcano, but the problem was the abysmal attitude of Cathay Pacific is providing 'Duty of Care', No help was provided, Chineses/HK Nationals were given priority over European Nationals. Flights were cancelled, passenger details disappeared, flights re-instated and filled with HK/Chineses passengers. It took a noisey protest by 300+ passengers to get some action - hotels & food. No washing facilities were provided, we spent 5 days sleeping on the floor... (read more)
Written on: 07/03/2010
I have flown most all the Asian airlines and this was my first and last business class flight on Cathay Pacific. From SFO to HKG and return in a 747, I was cramped into a stall that would not allow me to extend my elbows. The seat is economy class in width with a wall on both sides. I had to stand and look over a partition to talk to my wife, but not before I folded my table and put all my work aside. There is no storage space. I resorted to throwing discarded papers over behind my... (read more)
Written on: 20/02/2010
The only downside were very uncomfortable seats and not alot of legroom,
if that had not been the case,the whole experience woulda have been first
class, would fly with Cathay again unless there is another airline with more comfortable seats,as on long haul flights comfort is a big factor.
and it can makeyou very miserable,being so tired. (read more)
Written on: 21/09/2009
Cathay Pacific cancelled my flight which has been booked for months. I cannot change to another suitable scheduled flight as they are all full, and while I will of course receive a full refund, this will take "up to 8 weeks to process"!!! I made sure I booked early so I got a reasonably priced flight (£500 for one way), but now I have to rebook with another airline so close to the date and the cheapest I've found is 800!! Their customer service has been appalling and totally unhelpful. It's... (read more)
Written on: 20/08/2009
Staff do not smile. Spilt drink on to me and did not apologise. Staff not courteous. No water in toilets at rear of plane. Would not use Cathay Pacific again (read more)
Written on: 08/06/2009
I flew Cathay Pacific Economy from Singapore to HKGA to Rome and back. The seats were terrible, it was a slide out seta type. The food and service was good, I have no complains. The entertainment system was very good, the latest movies, music and variety was very good. (read more)
Written on: 10/05/2009
Cathay Pacific is definitely the best airline in the world. Great "real" staff instead of just robots. Great fares. Great people. Going the extra mile. (read more)
Written on: 31/01/2009
Overall Cathay Pacific are a wonderful airline and i would surely fly them again any time. Great new product, friendly and neat crew.
The seats were fantastic and the food better then any other airlines i have ever tasted. Entertainment was wonderful.
Economy seats has more space than the majority of the other carriers. Business class seats are wonderful and the crew service awesome. (read more)
Written on: 22/01/2009 by Nina Stacey (1 review written)
Our flight was delayed which caused us to miss our connecting flight. They tried putting us on another flight leaving 11 hours later as all other earlier leaving flights were fully-booked with a waiting list. As it is not our fault that they have planned their flight schedules so poorly, not to mention overbooked. After much complaining, we were put on a flight that cuts our wait time to 7 hours. Still a wait but we had not choice. Also, our confimed seats were given to passengers who... (read more)
Written on: 11/01/2009
On my flight from australia to hongkong, the flight got delayed 4 hours because of engine failure, and on my flight from hong kong to taiwan using dragon air, it also got delayed again .....i would never ever fly with cathay. I've been to hongkong and the country got the worst service attitude in the world. (read more)
Written on: 20/11/2008 by mclachlan (1 review written)
Cathay must be now one of the worst airlines in the world when it comes to handling its customers on the phone. I thought Qantas was the worst, but this airlines takes the gold medal. I have spent two months ago 45 minutes for them to answer the call and again today they have taken 33 minutes, so they did not break their own record. This is what happens when you outsource your front line to some fool of a company. The supervisor told me they were lack of staff. There is a global recession... (read more)
Written on: 15/10/2008 by angry passenger (1 review written)
10 years ago, my carry on luggage was not right size after I have flew a few other airlines with no trouble, but not ok to take it as my last stop of my trip in HK airport. I was forced to take things out and checked in an empty luggage.
Oct. 2008, I flew the same airline again in business class, transferred at HK to NY. I have bought a bottle of liquor from duty free shop in Beijing airport. I have passed all security check points in HK airport with out any problem, but it was confiscated... (read more)
Written on: 12/10/2008 by amadeaus (1 review written)
Seats not comfortable on a long haul. Service indifferent, not personal in business class; no refills of champagne when requested; very disappointed with Cathay Pacific for the price paid. (read more)
Written on: 19/09/2008 by arshdeep singh bains
Everything was fine except in delhi airport I was told my bag was more than 36 kg, I insisted that it is not more than 36kg but they did not agree and didn't behave gently and said if you will not take out your items you will miss your flight. Then after taking items out I went to counter their was another guy who waited and said to me it is less and you could put more items in!! I feel very sad that was the my first experience with your flight. My friend and relatives trust your flight but... (read more)
Written on: 26/08/2008 by bk232 (1 review written)
The Cathay Pacific customer service is very poor. The US Centralized Reservations Number doesn't work, I have trying to reach them from past two day. My wife with my two kids(3 & 10 years old) were literally held in Honk Kong airport who arrived from Bangalore and supposed to take a flight (CX 888) to JFK, US. But CP claim they need a Canada Visa to take that flight though the Boarding pass has been issued in Bangalore and I travelled in the same flight without any issues and I don't have... (read more)
Written on: 02/08/2008 by hey883 (1 review written)
From all the airlines, I liked Cathay Pacific the most. They have the best airline food in my opinion, the service is good, as is their customer relation and timetable. (read more)