Economy better than business for value on cathay poor a330 ancient business

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  • christ

    I was very impressed with economy on Cathay as i refused to pay 4 times the price for a PE equivalent seat for business on the A330 relics to Ho chi Minh.

    Service was better than business – welcomed as one world emerald in economy and asked my food choice before we took off (rarely happens in business). Food came first rather than waiting for random service in business. Always topping up drinks.

    I was probably lucky as was hk crew.


    Glad that you were impressed with an excellent Cathay economy class flight.
    Almost all Cathay crews (95%+) are HK based

    Cathay do not (normally) offer PE to HCM – the fare that you quote is in Business Class.
    – $8262 against $2602 for Economy.


    I think what Christ meant was the 330 being used is 2+2+2 reclined seats, not the lie flat, so being somewhat tongue in cheek.

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    I suggest Christ tries British Airways business class LHR-CAI to see what a really bad business class looks like (hint 5 hours, 30″ seat pitch, A321).

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    christ I can believe you. In Y if you do not have a neighbour you have a reasonable amount of space and good crew can make all the difference! I flew SQ A340 back in the day from SIN to BKK in Y and it was one of the best short haul flights I have been on. Last year I flew LHR-ORD on BA in a A380 in Y upstairs and the crew – most very young, were very attentive, efficient and motivated. I just hope BA looks after them and they stay!

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