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Old News | Cathay Pacific Newark-Hong Kong

Jake Redman April 4, 2014

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How months-old news of a new Cathay Pacific Newark (EWR) – Hong Kong (HKG) route slipped by us is a mystery… but it did. So as a service to those who’s heads are also victims of a very low cloud ceiling, here’s the info along with links to galleries, reviews and our video close-up of the only Cathay cabin we know personally, Premium Economy.

The Newark – Hong Kong route is serviced by Boeing 777-300 aircraft set up in a 3-class configuration with economy, premium economy and business class up-front. This configuration doesn’t include Cathay’s uber-luxurious First Class cabin like you’ll find on New York JFK-Hong Kong flights. You’ll get a peek at it anyway in our closeUP of premium economy below and see a few of the other features on-board in our resources below.

We were flattered when Cathay wanted to use bits of our  amenity kit unBOX feature as part of their promotional website for their Premium Economy service. Their page has minor and forgivable translation issues and thier link to the video is tiny…so we start there.

We’ve never actually reviewed it so we can’t officially rate or reccommend the service, but Cathay Pacific did let us tour their Premium Economy cabin while one of their 4-class 777’s were being cleaned for turnaround at New York JFK. The first class suite you see briefly at the end of this video is NOT found aboard the new service to/from Newark.

We have yet to fly or tour Cathay 777 Business Class, but here are some resources to navigate through the better parts of the new service between New York (Newark) and Hong Kong.

Cathay Pacific’s seat plan for their Boeing 777-300ER used for this route.

Seat Ratings: SeatGuru | SeatExpert

Our friends at Australian Business Traveler did a great job mapping out their favorite seats. Until we can get into one ourselves, we’ll take their word for it.


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Jake Redman

Modhop Host & Founder Jake Redman brings years of global exploration and travel tips to the podcast and our videos at Modhop. Jake is also a Producer and Host for SiriusXM.

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