I have a confession; I’m hooked on traveling to Asia. It’s one of my favorite escapes. I love everything about it – the people, the rich culture, the awesome food, the vibrant cities, the beautiful beaches. My first trip to Asia was Hong Kong in 2006. It was also my first time flying Cathay Pacific Airlines.
Like many Canadian travelers, I had a history of flying on North American airlines. Needless to say, I went in with low expectations, but I was very impressed with the experience and I immediately became a loyal customer. In fact, I’m convinced that the best way from Canada to Asia is flying with Cathay Pacific.
Award Winning International Service
As a premium Asian airline, Cathay Pacific offers multiple direct flights to Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) on a daily basis, from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and Toronto’s Pearson International Airport (YYZ).
Cathay Pacific was voted World’s Best Airline in 2014 for a record fourth time, so it goes without saying that you will experience the finest service, quality meals and a great selection of snacks & drinks to keep you well fed throughout your flight.
If you’re flying on to other major destinations in Asia, you can expect the same award winning international service on those short regional flights. I still have fond memories of the green tea ice cream served on a flight from Phuket to Hong Kong. To stay on the topic of dessert, on my last flight from Vancouver to Hong Kong, they served Haagen Dazs ice cream bars. Haagen Dazs in Economy Class? Well done Cathay, well done.
Canada is a long way from Asia and like many of you, I need certain amenities to survive an international flight lasting up to 15 hours. Cathay does a great job with this. The seats were comfortable with sufficient leg room (I’m 6 feet tall) and when the passenger in front of me reclined their seat, there was still room to move, even with my meal tray in the open position.
To keep you entertained in-flight, there’s Studio CX, featuring a 9″ widescreen personal TV with over 100 movies, 500+ TV shows, and 888+ music CD’s. You can connect your iPhone and iPad to stream your own movies to the screen; there’s a USB port to charge your mobile devices and a 110V AC outlet to power your laptop & other electronics.
Keep in mind, I’m describing the service and amenities available in Economy Class. If it’s that good in Economy, consider the luxuries that await you in Premium Economy, Business and First Class.
Whether your next trip to Asia is a multi-city business trip in China, a shopping spree in Hong Kong, a tour of the Angkor Wat temples in Cambodia, or some quality beach time in Thailand, Cathay Pacific will get you there in comfort.
To book your award winning flight to Asia, visit the Cathay Pacific Canada Website.
Vancouver to New York City
Vancouver is my home airport and historically, flying to New York was a hassle on most domestic airlines. If it wasn’t the annoyance of mediocre service, cramped seating, extra fees, and tight connecting flights at congested airports; it was the pure disgust of paying $8 for a stale turkey sandwich.
If you want all the hassle-free benefits of a premium international flight on your next trip to “The Big Apple”, Cathay Pacific offers daily non-stop flights from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to New York (JFK) Airport.
You’ll get the same award winning service, the same selection of complimentary meals, snacks & drinks, and the comfort of flying in a wide-body jet; with no extra fees for checked baggage*. This, in my opinion, is the best way to fly from Vancouver to New York.
To book your award winning direct flight from Vancouver to New York City, visit the Cathay Pacific Canada Website.
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