They mean business

By Alexis Yap

 

WITH just so many people travelling nowadays, it really makes a huge difference traveling Business Class. A couple of decades back I could still remember being able to stretch my legs in long haul flights to and from the states that are not fully booked at all. But now, with airlines alliances, many flights are done in conjunction with multiple airlines for cost efficiency, making most flights fully booked with passengers.

Cathay’s brand of understated luxury: spacious and comfortable…
It’s east meets west at the breakfast spread — some asian noodles, scrambled eggs, bacon, and chicken sausage (and some hot, steaming soy milk beside it).

That makes the experience of flying “Business” more distinctly felt not just by the luxury of space it affords its passengers in the aircraft but by the extraordinary experience it offers from ground (at pre-boarding) up to the air, while on the flight.

And no one understands it more than Cathay Pacific, and it is no wonder why they are always chosen as one of the best airlines not only by the experts in the field but also by their loyal passengers. They always step it up a notch and are always leaps ahead when it comes to customer experience.

The Bridge.
Designer interiors that definitely make a statement.

Every now and then I am very lucky to be extended a complimentary upgrade to Business Class when I fly with Cathay Pacific and am truly grateful for every opportunity I get to experience the unique brand of understated luxury the airline has already become known for.

An inviting spread. Get the right balance to your diet.
The view is just spectacular at The Bridge.

At Hong Kong International Airport alone, several Business Class and First Class Lounges can be enjoyed by its passengers, all offering culinary selections in a well-designed environment, coupled with world-class amenities and exceptional service.

They boast of well-maintained aircraft cabins, complete with modern furnishing and convenient facilities with functionality that even sometimes exceed our expectations. Imagine having a nice mix of movies, TV shows, and digital games right at your fingertips, available at your convenience. It’s surely more than enough entertainment to keep the insomniac pre occupied. If it’s shopping you want, well, you’ll be surprised with the lavish assortment they have on board.

Some trusty congee. One of the usual suspects at Cathay’s Noodle Bar.
Dumplings! Yum!

And talk about having a culinary feast 30,000 feet up in the sky and an impeccable selection of wines for the savvy… Right?

Of course, when it’s sleep you want, it is a nice, comfortable sleep you’ll definitely get on your very own seat that stretches out to a full 180 degrees. Don’t worry about your meals as you can have them anytime at your convenience and the cabin crew will make sure you are taken cared of without smothering you with their tender, loving care and attention.

Imagine getting some shut eye right after take-off and waking up 11 hours later in preparation for landing at your destination. What a dream!

It just feels so good to have your own personal space in long haul flights and the entire experience definitely makes it worth its price tag. I’m sure many of you guys reading are avid Business Class travelers and have been nodding your head through this entire article. For those who have not indulged in such an extraordinary experience, consider rewarding yourselves for all your hard work. You deserve it. Try it and see for yourselves how our friends at Cathay Pacific really do mean business.

Cathay Pacific now flies to Davao four times a week in an Airbus A320 aircraft, flying to and from Hong Kong. Having been of service to the country since 1946, the airline makes Davao its fourth destination in the Philippines, complementing its existing service to Manila, Cebu, and Clark.

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