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Cathay Pacific business class is about to become even more desirable for frequent flyers. Beginning in October, Cathay Pacific business class passengers aboard long-haul flights will receive mattress pads and slippers, the South China Morning Post reports.
This is not the first time Cathay Pacific business class passengers were offered mattress pads. In 2017, Cathay Pacific rolled out mattress pads for business class passengers as part of a trial run. After a few months, mattress pads were pulled from business class on all Cathay Pacific flights.
Beginning in October, business class passengers on select long-haul flights will receive both mattress pads and slippers. While Cathay Pacific offers one of the best hard products in business class, the airline’s soft product (service and amenities) lags behind its competitors. Cathay Pacific’s recent financial woes only exacerbated the airline’s lackluster business class service.
More recently, Cathay Pacific has managed to turn around its financial troubles. With the airline in a better financial position and demand for air travel in Asia steadily increasing, the airline appears to feel more comfortable adding amenities and services.
While the mattress pads and slippers will be a much-welcomed addition to Cathay Pacific business class, both amenities have long been offered in business and first class by airlines across the globe. Oneworld partner American Airlines offers both amenities to first class passengers on all long-haul flights and to business class passengers on select long-haul routes.
Though Cathay Pacific’s business class product is already quite comfortable, mattress pads significantly improve the comfort of an airline’s product.
Unfortunately, few details are known at the moment about the two services. It is not yet known if Cathay Pacific intends to partner with a brand to offer these new amenities or if the airline will offer generic amenities designed in-house. Photos have yet to be released of either amenity.
Both amenities have long been offered by Cathay Pacific in first class. Both TPG writers and readers consistently rank Cathay Pacific’s first class product as one of the most comfortable seats in the sky when it comes to sleeping on long-haul flights. This is thanks in part to the pillow, linens and mattress pad offered in first class. If Cathay Pacific’s first class bedding is any indication of the future business class amenities, the airline’s business class is set to receive a major enhancement.
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