This premium economy ticket from Bangkok to Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific was booked through British Airways’ Executive Club program. The cost was 18,000 BA Avios points. If you convert RBC Avion points for BA Avios points during a 30% bonus promotion period, it would cost less than 14,000 RBC Avion points. A excellent deal since RBC consistently offers 25,000+ Avion point sign-up bonuses.
Typically, this flight would cost about CA$475.
Arrival to BKK (Suvarnabhumi Airport) was around 8AM. The airport was already starting to get busy at this time.
Check-in for all Cathay Pacific flights were at aisle Q. It may be difficult to locate with the Cathay Pacific logo being so small.
Cathay Pacific offers a separate check-in line for those flying in business class and another line for premium economy class. Only 1 or 2 people were in these lines.
The economy line had about 10 groups of people lining up as of 3 hours prior the flight.
The staff were quick and efficient when doing check-in. They just want to get you checked in and on your way as quick as possible. They fulfilled the request of having an aisle seat.
The limit for checked baggage for premium economy passengers was 2 bags at 23kg each.
Premium economy passengers do not get priority lane access to security or immigration. Security took about 4 minutes and exit immigration procedures took 2 minutes.
BKK airport on the airside was busy. The activity in the shops were about 70% of pre-pandemic levels.
This flight was at gate G3 which is almost the end of one of the wings of the terminal.
Here we see the Airbus A350-1000 being prepared for flight CX750 with Thai Catering loading up the food for the flight.
Long lines were formed for economy class passengers. BKK-HKG / HKG-BKK is a very popular route.
There was a dedicated boarding line for premium economy which made it a breeze to get into the gate.
Premium Economy Cabin
An aisle seat in the last row in the premium economy cabin was chosen so nobody is bothered when the seat is fully reclined.
More passengers kept embarking in for a good 15 to 20 minutes after business class and premium economy class passengers were seated.
Plenty of overhead storage in the premium economy cabin was still available after all the passengers were seated in the cabin
Plenty of legroom between seats in the cabin. A generous seat pitch of 40 inches on Cathay Pacific’s Airbus 350-1000 premium economy class.
Between the two seats, there were 2 USB ports and 2 universal power outlets for convenient charging of your electronic devices.
The seats in this row was right above the wing of the Airbus.
Seat adjustment controls including leg rest and back rest adjustments.
Independent reading adjustable reading lights were at every premium economy seat.
Cathay Pacific was voted #13 with SKYTRAX’s Best Airline Inflight Entertainment award.
Noise cancelling headphones for the in-flight entertainment.
The choice of meals was between stir-fry pork on rice or stir-fry prawn noodles. No menu was provided. The stir-fry pork was chosen and comes with a dinner roll, fruit, Haagen-Dazs ice cream and a choice of beverage.
Hot beverages were served after the meal service. You can order a coffee to make your own Affogato.
Although the scheduled flight time was 3 hours, the actual flight time was 2 hours and 39 minutes.
Once the business class passengers disembarked, the premium economy passengers were on their way.
Clear signage at the Hong Kong International Airport will guide you to immigration.
As the airport is so huge, you will need to take a train to get to immigration.
The train was not busy.
“Welcome to Hong Kong – Asia’s World City” As of April 1, 2023, Hong Kong removed all quarantine, vaccine and testing requirements.
Baggage took almost 30 minutes to arrive at the baggage carousel. No priority baggage for premium economy passengers.
Once baggage was retrieved, you can exit to the arrivals hall.
Cathay Pacific’s flight CX750 in premium economy class on an Airbus 350-1000 features a comfortable seat, plenty of storage and legroom. The service at check-in, boarding and disembarking were quick. The food and entertainment were good. One of the best premium economy products in the industry.