Cathay Pacific starting Boston flight

One of the destinations I’ve always wanted Cathay to pick up is Seattle, Washington. It’s beautiful and a large North American hub, and is proximate to some beautiful places, such as Bellevue.

downtown-bellevue-skyline

Unfortunately, while Delta picked up the route, Cathay is not choosing Seattle as their new route. (Probably because Delta picked it up, as they’re a pretty good choice, especially in their new business class, which is comparable to Cathay’s and is probably cheaper.)

Instead, Cathay Pacific picked up Boston for a new route starting May 2nd, 2015.

boston

Now, as I don’t have aspirations to end up like how Lucky’s post ended up, I’ll start out by saying that I’m not questioning Cathay only because they’re the best airline in the world.

But it’s still interesting how Cathay Pacific would choose Boston. Boston’s not a “mega hub” in the US, and isn’t a oneworld hub (AA doesn’t set up a hub there, for starters, and neither does US), so while Cathay Pacific should make some profit flying to Boston, there are other places that I would “prioritise” such as Denver,  Seattle and Washington DC.

One other thing worth noting is that Cathay Pacific is getting one of their four class Boeing 777-300ERs to run the route.

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Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER First Class

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Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER Business Class

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Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER Premium Economy

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Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER Economy

While it seems odd, it actually makes sense. Cathay Pacific’s 777-300ERs have many seats and Boston Logan’s runway doesn’t support full 777-300ERs, so these planes are actually less dense than the three-class 777-300ERs, so there wouldn’t be the need to block too many seats.

Anyway, hello Boston, hope to see you in the future!

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