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.

Any thoughts?

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