LAX888 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2010, 256 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2062 times:
I might be going on a business trip soon and will take CX from one of their European destinations to HKG. As they don't fly from my hometown I will transit somewhere. I can either go via AMS, MXP or CDG as the fares are the cheapest in C class from those destinations.
I flew this year with CX C class from MXP-HKG and found MXP airport dreadful. Also on the return leg they could not transfer my bag during my 2h30min layover which was annoying. The plane used was one of their newer 773ER which had a nice C class cabin in a 1-2-1 layout and I got to sit in the first row which is in the mini cabin before F class which is a bit quieter.
My questions now are:
1) Which airport is the best to transit (from choice above) and which plane (choice of B744, 773ER or A343 (red-eye from CDG)) has the most comfortable cabin in C class?
2) Is there any other airline which is better to HKG? I dont want to fly LX as they are almost 3'000 USD more expensive and I want to fly with a fully flat bed.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 21458 posts, RR: 24 Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1975 times:
Quoting LAX888 (Thread starter): I dont want to fly LX as they are almost 3'000 USD more expensive and I want to fly with a fully flat bed.
According to the current weekly LX e-mail newsletter they are now using A340-300s modified with their new J class fully-flat bed seats (as on their new A330-300s) from ZRH to HKG.
Enjoy the new SWISS Business: on A330-300 flights from Zurich to Nairobi/Dar es Salaam, Douala/Yaoundé, New York (from Zurich and Geneva), Dubai/Muscat, Mumbai, Delhi and Montreal. And on the A340-300 to San Francisco, Boston and Hong Kong. Come spring, also on flights to Los Angeles, Johannesburg and Shanghai.