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Cathay Pacific is running an Economy & Business Class sale for travel between the US and Asia and, although I can’t see too much to get excited about in the Business Class fares, there are one or two last-minute Economy Class fares which look to be pretty good value.
Basic Fare Rules
- Book by 31 March 2019
- Fly by 23 May 2019
- No minimum stay
- Maximum stay 6 months
- Change fee – $200 per person
- Cancellation fee – $200 per person
Example Economy Class Fares To Hong Kong
- Boston – $1,124
- Chicago – from $903
- Los Angeles – from $471
- New York – from $821
- San Francisco – from $511
- Seattle – from $571
- Washington D.C. – from $881
Cathay Pacific Economy Class may not be quite as great as it was before the airline started adding an extra seat to every row in its 777s but it’s still a pretty good way to cross the Pacific compared to a lot of the other option out there.
Most (possibly all) of Cathay Pacific’s long-haul Boeing 777-300ER aircraft now offer 10-across seating in Economy Class and this means that the seat width on offer is no better than you’ll find on the likes of American Airlines (a little over 17″)….but the legroom Cathay offers is still good.
At 32″ the legroom on offer in Cathay’s 777 Economy Class cabin is better than the legroom you’ll be offered on a lot of long-haul carriers and can make the difference between a good and bad flight.
There’s also another option….
Cathay Pacific flys its new Airbus A350 aircraft out of a number of US cities (like San Francisco and Seattle) and this is an aircraft on which you’ll find 18″ wide Economy Class seats offering 32″ of seat pitch (leg room).
Outside of exit row seats you’re unlikely to find another transpacific Economy Class seat which offers more personal space and that’s why this is the aircraft I’d do my best to book if I was looking fly to Hong Kong.