For better and for worse, an embodiment of both “premium” and “economy.”
Most passengers on Cathay Pacific’s long and ultra-long haul flights have to cram in to too-tight seats in the backs of the planes for hours upon hours. What miserable fates they have! Fortunately there’s premium economy, which serves as a pain-easing option for some. You’ll pay more for such relief, sure, but at least the increased comfort comes in the form of a generously-pitched and padded recliner, and what the airline claims to be improved meals, and better, more-attentive service. Cathay’s offering is no bargain though; it costs more cash than a modestly-priced upsell, and so the return on investment should be abundantly apparent all the time. That’s regrettably not always the case.