Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific is well-known as one of the world's most popular airlines. Over the years, they've earned a reputation, and for the most part, it's been well-deserved. What makes

Cathay Pacific Airways is Hong Kong's flag carrier, serving more than 200 cities in Asia, Europe, North America, Africa, and Australia with passenger and cargo services. It employs roughly 23,000 people. Roy Farrell, an American, and Sydney de Kantzow, an Australian, founded the company in 1946.

Cathay Pacific's seating policy

Please note that seat reservations are free once online check-in starts 48 hours before your flight's departure.

Only Cathay Pacific flights have the option to reserve a seat. Seats are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cabin Baggage on Cathay Pacific

  • Passengers on Cathay Pacific are authorised to bring cabin luggage onboard their trip; however, the specific allowance varies based on the booked service class.
  • Passengers in Economy and Premium Economy can bring one piece of carry-on luggage on board. Its total weight must not exceed 7kg.
  • Business travellers are allowed to bring one piece of carry-on luggage on board, with a total weight of no more than 10kg. First-class passengers are permitted to bring one piece of carry-on luggage with a combined weight of no more than 15kg.

Cabin luggage cannot exceed the maximum dimensions of 23cm x 36cm x 56cm.

When to be ready for boarding?

Before 30 minutes before your flight's departure, you should be ready to board. You cannot be late because it will result in the cancellation of your flight or additional booking expenses. After all, you will have caused an unwarranted delay for all passengers.

When does Cathay Pacific's check-in desk open?

Passengers with a Cathay Pacific reservation can use their mobile app to check-in 48 hours to 1.5 hours before their trip. However, for flights to/from the United States, check-in begins 24 hours before departure.

Cathay Pacific's web check-in requirements

If you are a Club/Asia Miles member or have purchased a ticket through the Cathay website, check-in 90 minutes to 48 hours before your flight is due to depart. If you have electronic access, check in 90 minutes to 24 hours before your flight is scheduled to depart.

When to reach the Cathay pacific Airport?

40 minutes before the planned flight departure time, check-in counters close.) At the Hong Kong International Airport, our First Class customers may enjoy Cathay Pacific's award-winning First Class services, including 10 dedicated check-in podiums.


1. What is a Cathay Pacific priority seat?

Ans: On Cathay Pacific flights, any passenger with a disability receives priority seating, and we will do our best to find you the most appropriate seat for your needs.

2. Is a boarding pass required if I check-in online?

Ans: In most circumstances, you will only need to check-in if you need to drop off an item of hold luggage after checking in online. Before you fly, double-check that you know your airline's hand luggage restrictions.

3. How early should I arrive at the airport if I check in online?

Ans: When you check-in online for an early flight, you may also see what time you should arrive at the airport. If you need to check your bag on an international trip, you should arrive at the airport at least ninety (90) minutes before your scheduled departure time.

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