Pilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3641 times:
I flew HKG-SIN back in October of 2002 on a B773 (B744 return) in coach class. It was a very nice trip. CX has excellent service, good food, and a great entertainment system. I'm sure that J class would make for a great flight.
Even if you're stuck in coach class, it isnt bad. The Boeing 777 is a great aircraft and the -300 model is even cooler (just because it's quite a long bird). Now CX has an expanded number of video channels for their PTVs (over 20 channels in Y class). If PTVs aren't your thing than you can still enjoy their well trainined cabin crews and pretty decent food.
Airbear From Australia, joined May 2001, 648 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3396 times:
Hi... I flew NRT-HKG last month in J class on a 773. Very comfortable indeed. The seats were CX's previous generation long-haul biz-cl. seats. The IFE is the fold-out screen, with the full StudioCX system, so more choice than you could ever watch on a regional flight.
The service? It was CX, so terrific as always, no matter Y, J or F !! What more can you say?
In case of an a/c change on the day you fly, on the way up to NRT a couple days beforehand, I was on one of their latest-delivery 333's, which had brand-new "regional" J-class seats, which were firmer and more "slim-line" than the older seats on the 773, as well as being electrically operated, rather than mechanical, but still very comfortable.
Jet-lagged From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 883 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3104 times:
Cathay service is very good. J class should get you into the lounge at Hong Kong. Actually there are two - one by immigration, and another at the far end of the terminal. The first one, and its Long Bar, has a great view of the tarmac.