We recently flew Cathay from Paris to Hong Kong-Sydney-Auckland. Stopping for several days in each place with a wonderful holiday in New Zealand. We flew business. I must say their system is great if you are alone. But with a friend conversation is impossible with the small sealed off “suites”. However the service was quite excellent, they addressed us by name on every flight the food & wine list excellent. I did notice the attitude was quite different between Paris & Hong Kong a then between Hong Kong & Sydney,even worse on my return between Auckland & Hong Kong direct. However we had to fly Sydney-Auckland on Qantas business. It was just awful, hideous. Rude crew, no service, bad attitude what a revelation. Cathay should fly this route too.