A couple of days ago, Cathay Pacific officially unveiled their new business class product, which will begin to pop up in March of 2011 with the delivery of some new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Apparently London, Los Angeles, and New York will be among the “launch” cities, and the longhaul Boeing 777 and Airbus 330 aircraft in their fleet will be reconfigured with the new product through 2012.. You can see pictures of the new product here and here.
Look familiar? Yep, it’s basically the “Envoy Suite” that US Airways offers. That raises a bigger question — is this the first time that US Airways has been an innovator, other than in the area of cost cutting? No doubt this is an excellent, private, spacious product, so no complaints from me!
That being said, since Cathay Pacific first class remains fairly attainable with miles, I doubt I’ll be trying the product out anytime soon.