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Looking for luxurious flights to Hong Kong? Book flights with Cathay Pacific. Hong Kong's flag carrying airline has won the "World's Best Airline" award four times, so it's easy to see why cheap flights are so hard to come by. Our whole month and whole year search make it easier to find Cathay Pacific promos, so you can experience the world's best airline for less. With flights to 180 destinations and a fleet of 143 aircraft, we're sure you'll find somewhere exciting to go.

Cathay Pacific was one of the founding members of the huge Oneworld Alliance, giving them the opportunity to codeshare with other large airlines including Flybe and British Airways. Their frequent-flyer program is called Marco Polo Club, and they're a member of the lifestyle reward program Asia Miles.

Cathay Pacific offer flights to Hong Kong from three UK airports: London-Heathrow, London-Gatwick and Manchester.

Information correct as of March 2017

Why fly Cathay Pacific

How to check In

With Cathay Pacific you can check in online, via mobile, or at the airport, using their manned desks or self-service kiosks (available at Chiang Kai-Shek International Airport and Hong Kong International Airport). Online check-in is open from 48 hours before scheduled departure until 90 minutes before. If you're bringing hold baggage, you can still check in online: simply take your bags to the bag-drop desk once you get to the airport. Online check-in isn't available if you're flying from Ho Chi Minh City, Xiamen, Colombo, Bahrain, Hanoi, or Langkawi. Passengers who have requested an extra seat, need medical assistance, or are travelling in a large group need to check in at the airport desk too. Aim to arrive at the airport at least two hours before your flight is set to depart.

Seating

You can book your seat in advance if you're flying in First Class or Business Class. Seat reservation is also available to customers flying on certain fare types (Y, B, H, K, L, M, V, W, R, E, and T), with Silver or higher status in the Marco Polo Club, and Ruby or higher members of Oneworld. Extra legroom seats cost $150 on long-haul flights ,and $50 on short-haul routes. It's possible to pay using Asia Miles. Marco Polo and Oneworld frequent flyers (Silver and higher or Ruby and higher) can book these seats for free.

Booking fees

Cathay Pacific don't charge any booking fees. They do, however, charge a £150 fee if you fail to show up for your flight. If you can no longer make the trip, get in touch with the airline to avoid being fined. This applies to all classes, aside from Economy Supersaver.

Service on board

Cathay Pacific is known for a high level of service. Their four travel classes are Economy, Premium Economy, Business and First Class. Cathay Pacific Business Class is extra comfortable (the seats have won awards) and the in-flight meal is of fine dining standard. Premium Economy is quite luxurious too, and passengers receive their own complimentary amenity kit with earplugs and eyeshades. If you've booked an economy ticket and want to get an upgrade, an easy way to do it is by using your Asia Miles. Oneworld and Marco Polo frequent flyers are more likely to get an upgrade, too. Most seats have their own television screens, with on-demand films and TV shows. Wi-Fi on Cathay Pacific flights costs $19.95 on flights longer than six hours, and $12.95 on shorter flights. If you don't want to use the internet for the whole time, you can pay $9.95 for one hour.

Punctuality

In 2016 Cathay Pacific was the least punctual airline flying from London to Hong Kong. They were beaten by Virgin Atlantic and British Airways. More than two thirds of their flights did arrive within 15 minutes of scheduled arrival time, however, with an average delay of 13.87 minutes.

Baggage Allowances and Fees

Economy passengers can check up to 30kgs of baggage, Premium Economy passengers can check up to 35kg, Business Class 40kg and First Class 50kg. Note that no one piece of luggage can weigh more than 32kg, for health and safety reasons. Passengers can also bring one cabin bag aboard weighing no more than 7kg (10kg in Business Class, 15kg in First Class) and measuring 23cm x 36cm x 56cm. Passengers can also bring a small personal item such as a briefcase or handbag.

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