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# 212763 11-Apr-2017 19:31
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Hi all. Am looking at a family trip to Japan at the beginning of October travelling Cathay Pacific. The price is bloody good at $871 per person for a total cost of about $3200. Anyone had any experience travelling with Cathay Pacific? What's their service like, in-flight entertainment, meals etc etc? Is there anything I'm missing here, other than airport taxes which I don't believe are included? 

 

 






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  # 1761816 11-Apr-2017 19:45
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They're pretty much just like every other airline.. The most obvious disadvantage is taking a lot longer to get there as you have to fly via Hong Kong.

 

 




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  # 1761818 11-Apr-2017 19:47
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Thanks. Yeah I figured they were pretty much of a muchness compared to other flights. Did notice the stopover in Hong Kong but for the price that does't bother me.






 
 
 
 


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  # 1761821 11-Apr-2017 20:04
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maoriboy:

 

Thanks. Yeah I figured they were pretty much of a muchness compared to other flights. Did notice the stopover in Hong Kong but for the price that does't bother me.

 

 

The price isn't that super cheap though - Air NZ are around the same price to Japan at present for quite a wide range of dates. Since 99% of pax on flights to/from Japan are Japanese tour groups you tend to get some real bargains during the quiet times.

 

 




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  # 1761836 11-Apr-2017 20:48
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sbiddle:

 

maoriboy:

 

Thanks. Yeah I figured they were pretty much of a muchness compared to other flights. Did notice the stopover in Hong Kong but for the price that does't bother me.

 

 

The price isn't that super cheap though - Air NZ are around the same price to Japan at present for quite a wide range of dates. Since 99% of pax on flights to/from Japan are Japanese tour groups you tend to get some real bargains during the quiet times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking at AirNZ website for the time we are looking at going (1st -13th October) its $6400 which is a darn sight more than the price Cathay Pacific are offering. Would usually fly Air NZ for the airpoints but that at nearly twice the price it's a hard sell.






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  # 1761854 11-Apr-2017 20:55
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maoriboy:

 

sbiddle:

 

maoriboy:

 

Thanks. Yeah I figured they were pretty much of a muchness compared to other flights. Did notice the stopover in Hong Kong but for the price that does't bother me.

 

 

The price isn't that super cheap though - Air NZ are around the same price to Japan at present for quite a wide range of dates. Since 99% of pax on flights to/from Japan are Japanese tour groups you tend to get some real bargains during the quiet times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking at AirNZ website for the time we are looking at going (1st -13th October) its $6400 which is a darn sight more than the price Cathay Pacific are offering. Would usually fly Air NZ for the airpoints but that at nearly twice the price it's a hard sell.

 

 

 

 

yeap Cathay Pacific lately having some good deals, maybe the price will be linking to Air NZ Flight too as they are now code-share airline....

 

also, Cathay Pacific is now flying the A350, i heard my friends is really good.... 


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  # 1762237 12-Apr-2017 14:15
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Food selection is better (3 options as opposed to 2 on ANZ)

 

TV in back of seats are of a better picture quality and bigger on A350

 

 


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  # 1762239 12-Apr-2017 14:18
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I am looking at flights to fly YVR >> AKL and checking out Cathay just to fly on the A350 personally I am a Boeing Fanboy

 

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  # 1762259 12-Apr-2017 14:46
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I see the layout for economy seats are 3-3-3. This is looking like not a bad deal all up.






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  # 1762261 12-Apr-2017 14:53
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Flew them Hong Kong to London a few years back. Flight was completely full, which made it less pleasant than the Air NZ flight to HK. They seemed like every other airline.


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I used to make a lot of long haul flights to Europe a few years back. Cathy and Singapore were the best by far, heads and shoulders above anyone else in quality, service, comfort and value for money. Don't know if that is still the case.

 

 





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  # 1770258 25-Apr-2017 17:08
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Rikkitic:

 

I used to make a lot of long haul flights to Europe a few years back. Cathy and Singapore were the best by far, heads and shoulders above anyone else in quality, service, comfort and value for money. Don't know if that is still the case.

 

 

 

Now overtaken by the ME3 (Emirates, Qatar, Etihad) in terms of service to the UK but Cathay and Singapore are right on their heels. Sadly, Air NZ are sadly lacking in both "hard" and "soft" product for international travel at this moment in time.


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