Updated on December 5, 2016
Flight Review: Cathay Pacific Regional Business Class HKG-NRT
After an awesome visit to THE PIER it was time to head over to our next flight to Tokyo. This Cathay Pacific flight was originally suppose to be on either reverse herringbone longer haul business class configuration but a few weeks before there was a plane change. Following this change our flight now featured a regional business class.
In the end this was really fine and I was able to see a different cabin then I had seen before. Actually this is going to be one of, if not the shortest premium cabin review I have done because I fell asleep before we took off and awoke when we landed! So the seat worked just fine for me haha.
Here is the trip so far!
The main difference between the two seating set ups is that the regional business class has a 2-3-2 configuration with the window seats and center seat not having direct aisle access (compared to 1-2-1 configuration) and the seats are also not fully flat. They are recliner seats instead. Similar to domestic USA first class flights but with more of a recline and leg support that come out more like a home recliner. So less privacy and not as easy to sleep in…apparently not a problem for me.
Airline: Cathay Pacific
Route: CX524 HKG-NRT
Cabin: J (U)
Seats: 12D and 12G
Flight time: 4 hours
We entered through the second door from the front of the plane which is located between the economy and business class. We then turned left headed to our seats in row 12, which is actually the second row of seats on the plane.
Upon getting to our seat there was already a blanket for us and we were offered a drink at that time, choosing some champagne and some sort of smoothie. We were also given our menus for the flight.
The entertainment system appeared to be roughly the same as previous flights on Cathay Pacific which has a really easy to use system and a lot to choose from. Not the most shows of the airlines I have been on but pretty good. There are movies, TV shows, games, maps and kids entertainment.
Looking around the seat we see the remote control and the seat controls on the side of the seat and plenty of foot room below the seat in front.
Looking around the cabin you can see the angle the seats can take and the density of the cabin.
I would love to tell you more about how the food was or what the recline on the seats were like but at this points I settled in for take off and promptly fell a sleep for the entire 4 hours flight, only awaking when we touched down. Same thing for Katie who slept the entire flight.
Obviously these are not the ideal seats for a long flight, but they are far superior to a domestic first class seat which is what this flight would be most similar to.
In the end I was nice and rested to enjoy the Japan Airlines First Class Lounge upon landing!