I have been flying on United Airlines almost exclusively just to consolidate my frequent flyer miles. However, when the opportunity to travel on Cathay Pacific arose, I was mistakenly reluctant. Instead of being blinded by frequent flyer miles, I should have taken a close look at what other airlines were providing to see if I was getting the best value.
What really impressed me when I took Cathay Pacific from San Francisco to Hong Kong was the in-seat entertainment. Mounted in the seat in front of me, I could select any program I wanted at any time I wanted. A real convenience that not all airlines have available on international flights. I also really appreciated the chargers at every seat, even in the economy section.