I’ve got to say, I’m quite a fan of Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airlines. The attendants are consistently attentive and the service standard high. The food is fairly decent and there are reasonable options for vegetarian and gluten free meals. For the years I’ve been travelling with them, the staff and service has been reliable and I’ve been returned any important items that I’ve foolishly left on the flight. They’ve had some service hiccups over the years – such as the hideously uncomfortable sliding shell seats that slid down instead of reclining backwards (hopefully the designer who approved that was FIRED. Worst design ever.) Fortunately the classic seats have returned and the touch screens fabulously stocked with movies and other entertainment. So, for reliable service and regularly improving service, Cathay Pacific Airlines gets the thumbs up from me.
From Wikipedia : Cathay Pacific (SEHK: 0293) is the international flag carrier of Hong Kong, with its head office and main hub located at Hong Kong International Airport, although the airline’s registered office is on the 33rd floor of One Pacific Place. The airline’s operations include scheduled passenger and cargo services to 168 destinations in 42 countries worldwide, including codeshares and joint ventures, with a fleet of wide-body aircraft, consisting of Airbus A330, Airbus A340,Boeing 747 and Boeing 777 equipment. The airline also operates fifth freedom flights from Bangkok and Taipei, its focus cities. Its wholly owned subsidiary, Dragonair, operates to 44 destinations in the Asia-Pacific region from its Hong Kong base. In 2010, Cathay Pacific and Dragonair carried nearly 27 million passengers and over 1.8 million tonnes of cargo and mail.