Cathay Pacific has been but of an outlier with its very skimpy checked luggage allowance compared to the ME3 (Emirates, Etihad & Qatar) and Asian rivals. This is now about to change.
Cathay Pacific is increasing the checked luggage allowance by 10 kilos for each of its four cabins for tickets issued on or after September 15, 2016.
You can access Cathay Pacific website for these changes here.
Here are the new allowances:
Whenever possible, I try to travel just with my carry on luggage. It works well unless the check in desk wants to weight my black 22. It weights around 15 kilos that is fine with airlines such as British Airways but overweight for most others.
Cathay Pacific must have felt commercial pressure here and had to align its checked luggage allowance with major competitors. Those extra baggage charges are usually crazy.