Cathay Pacific has launched its new long-haul premium economy class and revamped economy class. The new cabin class will be on flights between Hong Kong and Sydney, New York, Toronto, and Vancouver. Aside from better food and drink, exclusivity, and comfort, premium economy passengers also get priority check-in and boarding. As for economy class, conventional recliner seats, with extra storage space and a USB socket for recharging devices, have replaced the unloved fixed-shell seats (cathaypacific.com).
Originally appeared in the April/May 2012 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“Class Act”)