Cathay Dragon Business Class PEN to HKG

When the going gets tough, the tough goes travelling.

And so, I did.

Went online, booked my ticket to Hong Kong, got my bags packed and off I went.

With all my Hong Kong trips, I’ve only ever flown with Cathay Dragon, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hong Kong’s flag carrier-Cathay Pacific. Well, purely for its convenience of not having to transit which saves a lot of time!

My experiences with Cathay Dragon & Cathay Pacific have always been very pleasant, but I’m not one to document my encounters, not till I started my page- that is.

Starting off at Penang International Airport, checking in was a breeze. Having a priority business class lane certainly helped! While waiting for boarding, we made our way to the Cathay Pacific Lounge, which I will share more about, in my upcoming post.


Upon embarking the KA634, I was greeted by the warmth of the beautiful cabin crews on duty, and ushered to my designated seat. The business class area has a seating configuration of 2-2-2, accommodating 24 spacious recliner seats in total. A welcome drink followed soon after- a magical concoction to ease my flying anxiety.


row of seats
Seats are generally comfortable and offer enough space to recline while providing ample legroom. Perfect for a short haul flight!



Speaking of the food, I had a fairly good dining experience during my four hour flight journey. There is a huge offering of drinks selection, from Fujian first class oolong tea to Besserat De Bellefon Champagne or just plain Évian.

To start, I was served the smoked salmon and cherry tomatoes with fresh salad on the side. Nothing to complain here.

smoked salmon
As for the main, I went with the stir fried seafood in oyster sauce, choy sum, carrot and yam rice. Presentation wise, definitely could use some work, but it is actually not too bad for airplane food.

After lunch, I was offered with the Cathay’s signature selection of Häagen-Dazs ice creams, and no surprise here, I went with strawberry & cream. Was watching Adrift during my flight, which basically is a story about a couple that sailed right into a catastrophic hurricane and a crazy ass storm. Questionable choice, especially when you’re tens of thousands of feet above ground.

Overall, it was a comfortable & enjoyable flying experience, as always with Cathay Dragon. Service was impeccable, good food and up to date in flight entertainment, hence living very minimal room to complain about. Won’t hesitate to fly with Cathay again, that’s for sure!

Till my next post ♥

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