Review – Cathay Pacific A350-900 Business Class, Bangkok To Hong Kong

by Zac George

In this post, I’ll be reviewing my experience onboard one of Cathay’s A350-900’s from Bangkok to Hong Kong. This flight was taken on my trip back home from Thailand a while ago. I was visiting friends for a couple of days and flew home via Hong Kong.

I used the Cathay Pacific Business Class lounge before the flight but left the lounge as it was just too full to get a seat which is quite a shame. I walked around the airport just looking in stores and look at all the aircraft around me before making my way to the gate ready for boarding which would start soon.

Boarding was fast and efficient and I made my way to my seat, 14A. The flight was about 70% full in the Business cabin.

Cathay Pacific A350 Business Class

The Cathay A350’s seat 38 reverse herringbone layout Business suites, 28 Premium Economy seats in a 2-4-2 configurations and 280 Economy seats in a 3-3-3 configuration. The Business suites have a pitch of 45”, a length of 75” and a width of 20”.

Cathay Pacific A350 Business Class

I’ve always been a big fan of reverse herringbone layout seating so I felt right at home. Cathay’s A350 came were a talking point some time ago regarding the wear and tear onboard the aircraft, in my case they were still in a good condition.

Cathay Pacific A350 Business Class

The seats are an upgraded version to what’s found on the carriers A330’s, and 777 aircraft.

Cathay Pacific A350 Business Class

The seat features a large IFE screen, USB and Power ports and in seat storage.

Cathay Pacific A350 Business Class

On the left of your seat is where you’ll find your reading light, remote control for your entertainment and seating controls.

Cathay Pacific A350 Business Class


Cathay Pacific A350 Business Class

The foot storage is quite good and I had no problems with getting some sleep in the suite.

Cathay Pacific A350 Business Class

Also on the left is where you’ll find your headset and also some storage for small objects.

Cathay Pacific A350 Business Class


Cathay Pacific A350 Business Class

The crew came around shortly after boarding was completed and we were asked if we would a pre-departure beverage and I decided to go with a water.

Pre-departure Beverage

The weather in Bangkok was absolutely fantastic, I was quite sad that I had to leave soo soon.

Cathay Pacific A350


Cathay Pacific A350 Business Class

The flight was scheduled for around 2 hours and 40 minutes. The weather was said to be fine for the flight so in that case, I decided I would get some sleep.

Departing Bangkok


Departing Bangkok

I decided before having some sleep, I just got a still water and some nuts.

Pre-Meal Beverage & Nuts

For those wanting to know what the menu looked like for this flight, here’s the photo’s below:

Lunch Menu


Drink List


Champagne Menu


Wine Menu


Sprit List

The bathrooms on the aircraft are average sized but I was pretty impressed with how clean they were. These photo’s were taken before descent started.

Cathay Pacific A350 Lavatory


Cathay Pacific A350 Business Class

Cathay stock Jurlqiue amenities onboard in their Business Class cabins.

Jurlique Amenities

The flight went really quick and before long, we had started our descent into Hong Kong airport. The pilot said that the descent into Hong Kong would be a little rough and damn was he right, quite a fun ride.

Arriving In Hong Kong


Arriving into Hong Kong


Cathay Pacific A350 Business Class


I really liked my experience of Cathay’s A350 Business Class however, it wouldn’t say it was perfect. The hard product itself is fantastic, always been a fan of the herringbone layout and the IFE is quite alright besides the long ads. Where Cathay failed to really impress is in the friendly and happy service. I’ve had many flights with Cathay and unfortunately I’d say this was wasn’t on the better end. I really like Cathay and will continue flying them, everyone has good and bad experiences and this was just one of them.

Have you flown on Cathay’s A350?

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eponymous coward May 2, 2019 - 12:31 am

So what was the problem with the service? You slept through most of the flight by your own account, and you don’t detail any problems you had.

Stephanie Teska. May 2, 2019 - 1:27 pm

I already use this flight from New York to Hong Kong from Hong Kong to Bangkok two times a year is so awesome thank you almost for6 year. Always Use Cathay pacific love it’s.

Captain Peter R Miller May 2, 2019 - 5:46 pm

An interesting review Zac. Cathay could do with a proof reader, especially in their menu. “Pan fried beef medalloin” should be “medallion”. The wine descriptions, especialy white wine and champagnes could do with some English massaging to make the reader a little moree comfortable. Of course, this is not your doing, Zac.

Sylvia Rothdeutsch May 2, 2019 - 6:10 pm

Can you tell me exactly why this is NEWS?

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