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Safety requirements of Extra Legroom Seats

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Passengers must meet the following exit row safety requirements if they reserve Extra Legroom Seats. An exception is those seats that are not near the emergency exit doors:

Aircraft Types Seat Numbers

Boeing 77H and 77A


Boeing 77G and 77K

40C, 40H

Extra Legroom Seats located near the emergency exit doors are subject to the flight safety guidelines from the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) of Hong Kong.

A passenger may be assigned an Extra Legroom Seat if he/she meets the following safety requirements, and will not obstruct emergency exits in a way of impeding the crew in their duties, obstructing access to emergency equipment, or hindering aircraft evacuation.

Passengers occupying an Extra Legroom Seat must:

  • Be at least 12 years of age at the commencement of the journey, whether accompanied or not;
  • Not be seated with an infant;
  • Be able to understand and carry out cabin crew safety instructions;
  • Not be under the influence of intoxicating substances or drugs;
  • Not require the use of an extension seat belt.
  • Not be a passenger with reduced mobility. This includes a passenger:
    • Travelling with a Guide Dog/Assistance Dog or using mobility aid during boarding such as a wheelchair, walking stick or Postural Support Equipment (PSE);
    • Who is either vision or hearing impaired to the extent that they might not readily assimilate printed or verbal instructions;
    • Who requires the use of an oxygen bottle or Medical Portable Electronic Device (MPED);

If a passenger does not fulfill the above safety requirements, Cathay Pacific may re-assign a Regular Economy Seat at check-in or boarding without any refund.

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