Airman99o From Canada, joined Aug 1999, 981 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (15 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 899 times:
Sorry I cannot help you in telling you about flying with them but i wish i could. but in regards to your question Yes Cathy flew the L-1011 on long range flights. i think that they flew the 500 series. they flew it on the Pacific routes!
MrNiceGuy From Germany, joined Jul 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 875 times:
The services provided by Cathay Pacific are just excellent. I have flown with them for many times. They have excellent schedules compared with othere airlines. Their safety record is also one of the best in Asia. Try it and I am sure you will enjoy your experience with them!
Cathay Pacific used L1011 for its pacific routes (Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Australia and Middle East countries). However, they had all been phased out and replaced with B777-200, B777-300 and A330-300. I think most of them were L1011-100. I don't think that they had 500 series.
Thai747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 1999, 814 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (15 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 874 times:
I would think CX's regional flights are excellent , PTVs on every seats including coach , the cabin crews are just great. The Long Haul's services and some of their menus are excellent as well.. however , watchout.. some of their 747-400 does not have PTV.. I booked my flighht for
BKK - AMS
LHR - BKK
via HKG ... i booked CX over the other airlines because of their PTVs.. but turned out that their HKG - AMS and LHR - BKK ( Long Haul 744 ) had an old paint scheme , no PTV.. I was really disappointed , however their FAs services are Marvellous
Gardermoen From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 1527 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (15 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 867 times:
I flew in Cathays L1011 in Marco Polo Class many years ago and the service was good. But they have got even better with the newer aircraft. Great inflight service. I dont know about regional flights but on HKG/PER they offer a choice of THREE main meals! And this is Y Class too.
Highly recommended airline. You will have no regrets. This is one airline that STAR should've worked harder to get!!
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12902 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (15 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 860 times:
Well, there you have it Smokey - six "A" grades" for Cathay and I'll add a seventh. It is a superb airline. Like Thai 747, I was a little cheesed off byb the fact that not all 747-400s (or any of the 777-200s) have been fitted with PTVs, but don't let that put you off what will be a superb experience. It is, in my view, the best airline in the world.
You won't be flying L1011s; they were retired in 96/97 and only -1s/100s were used, not -500s - and they were never used on Pacific flights, just regional services.