Cathay Pacific Adds Mattress Pads, Slippers in Business Class
According to news reports, Cathay Pacific will soon roll out additional new perks for business class passengers on long-haul flights—all in aid of a better in-flight night's sleep.
"Sources said business class fliers will get a thin mattress topper pad and slippers to accompany the existing duvet and pillow to help travellers sleep better," according to Danny Lee at South China Morning Post. First class passengers will, in turn, receive upgraded amenities, including "a thicker mattress pad" and "an upgrade on an existing topper used. New amenity kits are also going to be rolled out."
Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific has won first place in the industry-benchmark Skytrax World Airline Awards four times—in 2014, 2009, 2005, and 2003. In 2019, Cathay Pacific placed fourth, after Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, and ANA All Nippon Airways. Currently, business class passengers on Cathay Pacific long-haul flights receive a pillow and fluffy duvet as soft sleep accessories. Earplugs are provided in business class amenity kids and noise-cancelling headsets are made available at each business class seat.
In 2017, Cathay Pacific tested offering mattress pads to business class passengers flying between Hong Kong and London's Gatwick Airport and Chicago's O'Hare along with piloting a "dine on demand" program in-air. “This trial is part of a further review of our sleep proposition that includes new services, dining and product concepts to help our customers sleep better, even on shorter flights,” an airline spokesperson told Australian Business Traveller at the time.