There are plenty of reasons to enjoy flying in first class with Cathay Pacific: the luxurious airport lounges, the well-appointed 'open suites' , the superb meals, the warm attentive service and, most recently, cosy new bedding.
Now you can add free WiFi to that list. Think of it as a little bit of high-tech icing on a richly-layered cake.
First class passengers on Cathay Pacific's Boeing 777-300ER jets are now offered free inflight Internet from beginning to end of their journey. That 'flight pass' would usually cost up to US$20, depending on the length of the flight (for trips of less than six hours, the tariff is US$13), with access available across your laptop, tablet and smartphone.
Cathay Pacific is steadily adding WiFi to its international fleet: all Airbus A350s come with the satellite tech already fitted (which also delivers a range of live TV channels including BBC, CNN and Euronews), while the airline says that all Airbus A330s and Boeing 777s will be upgraded by the end of 2021.
As previously reported, Cathay is also refreshing the 'soft product' components of first class.
Luxury UK brand Bamford is supplying male and female amenity kits with natural skincare products along with a cosy 600-thread-count sustainably sourced cotton mattress and duvet and a soft full-size pillow, while the brand’s popular Botanic Pillow Mist is added to the turndown service.
A revised menu brings wellness to the fore, with lighter options for the main and breakfast meals plus healthy alternatives such as superfood bowls and lighter protein side dishes, while JING teas and cold-pressed Bless juices featuring metabolism-stimulating ingredients are offered before and after breakfast to help passengers wake up refreshed.
The dining service has been updated to a new suite of contemporary tableware from renowned brands across the globe, including chinaware from Noritake, cutlery from Robert Welch and full-size wine glasses from Riedel.