No, unfortunately Cathay does not allow us the same privilege, to ride as 'jumpseaters' in the main cabin. However this is a policy our company and pilot group has decided to extend the Cathay Pacific pilots, and I for one am glad we have done so.
I don't get it.
You are glad that another airline's pilots can ride on your aircraft with no reciprocal agreement? If any airline approached my company asking to let their pilots ride in the cabin for free , I would say fine, as long as we can ride on you...........
Which airline do you work for?