RIP Cathay Pacific 747

Last Saturday I wrote about Cathay Pacific retiring their 747s. While I’m sad to see them go, it’s beneficial both to the airline and 90% of passengers – their economy seats were crap, their business class seats were unpopular and the fuel efficiency was down in the dumps.

IMG_0086Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-400 Hong Kong Airport

I’d argue that business class isn’t as bad as people say they is, but economy truly was – especially compared to Cathay Pacific’s two newer seats in the sky.

DSCF6030Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300 Economy Class Cabin

Well, yesterday morning at 10 AM, it looks like Cathay Pacific flew their flight as CX8747 one last time through Victoria Harbour. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to take part in the photo-taking as I was busy at a meeting, though here’s a cool video of it pushing back:

Here’s a cool video of it in flight:

It looks like they had quite a bit of fun on the flight too, though I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that I won’t be seeing these ever again.


Bottom Line

Overall Cathay Pacific getting rid of the 747 means increased cabin comfort and increased profit for Cathay Pacific, though I am really sad that I won’t be seeing these ever again. It’s time to get myself onto a Cathay Pacific A340 before those disappear into the wild as well.

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I'm a 19-year-old university student who flies and reviews around 20 flights per year. When I’m not writing up blog posts or working on my Mechanical Engineering degree, I’m a worship band pianist and an amateur cook. My goal is to make people happy so I’d love to do so by maximising your travel experience and helping you make your optimal travel decisions.

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