Is Cathay Pacific Business Class the best Business Class to sleep in?

Written and Published April 15, 2016


Is Cathay Pacific Business Class the best Business Class to sleep in?

Last week I flew Cathay Pacific Business Class from Bali (DPS) to San Francisco (SFO) via Hong Kong (HKG). I was quite a bit unwell so I did not collect enough memories to write a full review.

The first leg from Denpasar to Hong Kong (which is almost 5 hours in flying time) was run by the horrible regional Cathay Pacific Business Class which I endured from Bangkok (Review) which I really do not like. Bali is likely not a major premium market but Business Class was full with mostly European tourists. I was hoping the lie-flat Regional Business Class would be deployed a bit more.

However much to my surprise the catering was excellent on my flight from Denpasar to Hong Kong - I was impressed (and quite full afterwards).

Is Cathay Pacific Business Class the best Business Class to sleep in?

Is Cathay Pacific Business Class the best Business Class to sleep in?

Is Cathay Pacific Business Class the best Business Class to sleep in?

After spending some time at Cathay Pacific, the Wing lounge I was happy to finally board after midnight to San Francisco. Unlike my last flight we had much less turbulence and I slept the while flight of 11 hours like a baby.

I'm not sure what it is but I feel I sleep much better in Business Class lately than First Class. I noticed that also with Qatar Business Class I usually like hard mattresses - in fact I sleep on minimal padding on the floor a lot - and Business Class seats come with less padding than First Class seats.

I also tend to eat a little less in Business Class and drink less (since both are often not as exciting) - maybe that contributes - but I felt very happy in the Cathay Pacific mini suites. I have a bunch more red-eye flights booked with Cathay Pacific in Business - let's see what happens next time.