What is it? Dragonair's Recaro-designed business-class seat, guaranteed to make you feel you're flying faster: Recaro is synonymous with motor racing. Where can you find it? The go-faster pew can be found aboard the carrier's two new Airbus A330 aircraft. At least one Hong Kong-based consul-general regularly settles himself into the body-contoured seat at weekends on his way to play golf in China. What's so good about it? Those contours are moveable: an electrically powered footrest and four-way lumbar support allow you to control seat positions to the degree. But should you require yet more disembodied pampering, the seat even offers a massage function. From the leather armrest emerges a personal television with a 23cm screen. In the same vicinity resides a power point for laptop computers or other bleeping diversions. A certain freedom of sedentary movement also comes as standard: the seat pitch is a generous 81cm, the width 46cm and the recline 15cm. And the downside? Unless you're bound for the outer reaches of the Dragonair network, flights are short, meaning comparatively little time to enjoy the facilities or service. Instead of the captain starting your descent, perhaps you could ask him to go round again. Anything else? Multiplication of routes and services means economy-class check-in queues at mainland airports can stretch as far as Mongolia. A business-class check-in should leave you unruffled and in the mood for a couple of shots of Dragonair's signature 'welcome aboard' drink, the Dragon Sunrise, comprising gin, fresh guava and lemon juice. The carrier's business-class menu is something to behold, with starters, mains and drinks brought to you, on selected routes, by the likes of Leonardo's Italian restaurant at the Hilton, Shanghai; Pearl Liang at the Grand Hyatt Taipei; and Hong Kong's Ye Shanghai restaurant and Fook Ming Tong Tea Shop. Post-September-11-style plastic cutlery doesn't figure: passengers are trusted to eat with metal knives, even if they are squared off at the ends. And when you feel the need to to freshen up, you'll find the washroom gives you a window on the world, which is a first for a regional airline: a loo with a view indeed.