Long-haul flights to Asia may not seem so grueling anymore, thanks to new offerings from some of the region’s top carriers.
Cathay Pacific, which recently expanded San Francisco service to Hong Kong to three times a day, now employs a new Airbus A350-900 aircraft with its reconfigured, exceptionally comfortable lie-flat business class suites on its last flight of the day—or first, depending on how you look at it. The 12:35AM departure allows for early morning connections to other Asian destinations, or simply a full day in Hong Kong, plus convenient timing to enjoy the gracious, well-equipped lounges at either end.
The airline has also joined the growing number of international carriers offering TSA Precheck to speed passengers through security. ANA, which boasts thoughtfully staggered lie-flat business class as well as first-class suites on its nonstop service to Tokyo from San Francisco and San Jose, recently became the first to offer TSA Precheck for flights to Japan.
Another perk: ANA’s amenity kits now feature organic skincare products from Neal’s Yard Remedies of London.
Originally published in the January/February issue of Silicon Valley