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Flying Cathay Or Singapore?  
User currently offlineB737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1535 times:

Hi fellas,

when going on a trip to HongKong and Singapore, which airlines (Cathay, Singapore) would you choose and why ?
I assume both are very good airlines, also both offering PTVs in coach.
Any experiences ? Legroom ? Food ?
Thanks a lot.


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User currently offlineRed Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (15 years 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1495 times:

what type of a/cs would you like to fly on? That's the question I would ask before I decide. I think both SIA and CX fly 777 btwn SIN and HKG. They use 744 as well.

r panda

User currently offlineCathay Pacific From Australia, joined May 2000, 1864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (15 years 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1491 times:

you can have both....fly to SIN with 777 and back to HKG on a 747 (or vice versa)

i flew SQ's Raffle Class last year from SYD to HKG....it was a very good experience.....and i flew the B777 for the first time!!!!! it was a 777-200 (HKG to SIN)....and i would have a chance to fly on the 777-300 from SIN to SYD....but they had cancelled it....i was so disappointed  Crying

anyway....i dunno about SQ's Y class (i dun mind trying it though)....but personally....i would go for CX....their food and service are always excellent (at least on all my flights)....legroom is ok.....i'm 6'1 and i dun find it too bad!!!

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User currently offlineAirpearl From Malaysia, joined May 2001, 977 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (15 years 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1490 times:

Both airlines offer decent service on what is one of their most competitive routes. But just beware you don't get booked on one of Cathay's A340s leased from Air China. They don't have PTV's and appear a bit worn.

User currently offlineTK From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 247 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (15 years 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1473 times:

I believe the A340's leased from Air China have already left the fleet, having been replaced by newer A340's.

User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13756 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (15 years 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1475 times:

Well go to HKG, HKG - SIN, SIN - Whatever

That's the best way

Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineSR 103 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1748 posts, RR: 37
Reply 6, posted (15 years 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1463 times:

Cathay for sure! They are a bit better than SQ from my experiences!

SR 103  Smile/happy/getting dizzy  Smile/happy/getting dizzy  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineManel From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (15 years 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1456 times:


I have travelled both airlines, and I can tell you that Singapore Airlines is much better. Last time I travelled in CX was in economy, LHR-HKG, and the seats were a bit cramped, so I can not tell you about their First and business class, but I presume their are good. I have travelled in all classes in SQ, so, I would say SQ Economy Class is much better thatn CX one. Business Class is great, and First even better. The service is marvellous and seat, I don´t have words to describe how confortable they are.
BTW, I´ll be flying in SQ, next month on 8th of June, LHR-SIN-JKT, and then in the beginning of July, JKT-SIN-MEL, and finally in August, MEL-SIN-LHR.

Manuel Dionízio

User currently offlineB737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (15 years 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1449 times:

OK, thanks for your replies.
I'd go from Germany so the aircraft would be a 744 on both airlines.

Thanks a lot

User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (15 years 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1435 times:

I flew both CX and SQ B744 before and both in Y classes. I will say that both are excellent, although SIA is a little more better.

No matter which airline,



Boeing747 万岁!
User currently offlineCX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6811 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (15 years 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1431 times:

The Air China aircraft have not left CX's fleet yet. They are due to leave in a couple of months time, being replaced by SQ A340s at around the same time.

User currently offlineJAL From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 5095 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (15 years 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1414 times:

They are both excellent airlines. Doesn't matter if you fly CX or SQ.

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User currently offlineSIA_B777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 469 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (15 years 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1406 times:

personally i would fly both maybe SQ going to hongkong and singapore and CX going back home

User currently offlineAirbus_A340 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1567 posts, RR: 19
Reply 13, posted (15 years 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1400 times:

I wouldn't worry about being put on the leased A340's because they fly to Turkey(have i got this right?) and Malaysia. I have travelled on these aircraft and I can tell you that there are NO PTV's and are a bit worn.

Overall, I would pick Cathay Pacific because with my experiences the food was better and so was the service. Entertainment was around the same, but seat pitch was more on Singapore air.
If I had the choice, Cathay Pacific would be my choice.

Trev aka Airbus_A340  Smile

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