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This is a review of Business Class in a Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER from Hong Kong International Aiport (HKG) to Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) in China. In a nutshell, departure was on-time, the cabin layout is well designed, the cabin crew were good, and the seats were excellent.

The Boeing 777-300ER  is Cathay Pacific’s flagship aircraft. Upon boarding, I walked through the stunning First Class cabin (6 seats) and an intimate Business Class “mini”-cabin (8 seats), before reaching the my seat in the main Business Class cabin (45 seats). Behind that cabin, is the Premium Economy Class (34 seats), and Economy Class cabin (182 seats).

The herringbone 1-2-1 layout in Business Class means that all seats have direct aisle access and reasonable privacy. The seats to the side are angled toward the window (about 2 windows per seat). Seats in the middle are angled towards each other. This layout is great for privacy, so even if you’re traveling alone and end up in a middle seats you will hardly notice the person in the adjacent seat.

The Best Business Class Seat on Cathay Pacific’s B777-300
Cathay Pacific was a pioneer in the development of Business Class seats, and much thought has gone into the design of their seats. They are simply the most comfortable business class seats around at the moment, so much so that they merit a separate article, please read my review on the best business class seats on Cathay Pacific’s B777-300ER.

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Amenity Kit Review In Business Class On Cathay Pacific’s B777-300
This was a short flight (3 hours) so no amenity kit was provided. I did receive a pillow though.

Food Review In Business Class On Cathay Pacific’s B777-300
Before takeoff, there were welcome drinks: orange juice, water, or a sunrise hued drink.  A hot towel was also offered. The only meal provided was breakfast which was served immediately after take-off. It was made up from a bread basket, fresh fruit, yoghurt and 3 choices of entrees: Poached egg, with spinach and hollondaise sauce, pork sausage, back bacon, potatoes, and baked tomatoes, or Dim sums: asparagus dumpling, seafood and kung choi dumpling, beef meatball, vegetarian glutinous rice wrapped in lotus leaf, or Halibut with bean curd sheets, mushrooms braised noodles. I had the poached egg which was pleasant but nothing special.

Entertainment Review In Business Class On Cathay Pacific’s B777-300
Each Business Class seat on Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER has a 15-inch (38 cm) TV screen. There were a selection of 100 movies, 500 TV shows, CDs, radio channels and games in 9 languages with noise-cancelling headphones. The entertainment control panel also includes a Multi-port Connector that lets you connect your own electronic devices and stream audio and video to your private TV.

If you enjoyed this review you may be interested in my other airline reviews and airport lounge reviews.

Review by my friends at Luxury Travel Expert