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HKG-AKL On CX (Pics/Vids)  
User currently offlinePlanemanofnz From New Zealand, joined Sep 2005, 1675 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 8089 times:
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Hi there,

Well I took this trip to catch up with some friends! Plus, CX is my favourite airline so I had to fly them! This was flight CX107.



HK Airport = Amazing!



For me, someone who comes from NZ where we have virtually no model aeroplane stores, this was heaven 



Our gate.



Boarding was dis-organised. Although only certain row numbers were called, everyone ran upto the line and jumped in. The flight was 100% full in both classes. Officials came down the line to check that we had passports and the correct documentation. At the gate, crew offered passengers various newpapers.



Todays flight was on a two class A340-300. Didn't get the registration though  . Some prick didn't come to the right gate and delayed our flight quite a bit. After take off, FA's came around with amenity kits and hot towels. This was a nice touch, compared to NZ!



IFE was non AVOD and on a 6.5 inch PTV. Despite this, the IFE was very good, and the selection of movies was impressive.



I chose the western dinner which was Pasta. Verrry good.



Cabin Crew were wearing uniforms from the different decades on this flight.



Sunrise over the beautiful Pacific.



The Galley, where I had a few good chats with a Thai FA. She was on this flight because a Thai study group was coming to New Zealand for a holiday.



Seating.



About 2 hours off Auckland.



Cabin crew going around on their hourly drinks service. One thing I notice on CX is that the FA's presence throughout the flight is very high. A nice change from NZ.



First shot of New Zealand! Isn't she beautiful?



Flying somehwere over Kawa Kawa Bay I think?



Pacific Stadium in Manukau .. nearly there!



Short finals.



We landed about an hour late, and in rush hour. SQ, EK, KE, NZ, QF and various other airlines were all present.



Arrival area now seperated from the Departure area.

Customs was very good. Despite various other flights arriving at the same time as us, they manages to process everyone fairly quickly. NZ Custom staff are to me, some of the best in the world.



Baggage claim.


VIDEOS.


Inflight services video screened after take off.



Customs video screened prior to landing on all international flights to New Zealand.



Landing in Auckland!


Over-all, Cathay Pacific is brilliant. The only grump I have about this flight was the hour delay we had. Product and service was brilliant. It would be nice though to see CX bring 77W's with the new product to NZ in the future.

Thanks for reading! The return trip will be up soon!

[Edited 2007-12-15 18:46:41]

[Edited 2007-12-15 18:50:28]

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User currently offlineTsaord From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 7916 times:

Great report!! I liked the pictures a lot.

User currently offlineLeonJunior From New Zealand, joined Aug 2007, 113 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 7636 times:

nice trip report
CX Y class isn't look tht great tho


User currently offlineDavescj From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 2305 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 7531 times:

Nice report!! Beautiful pics of NZ approach!! Thanks for sharing!

Dave



Can I have a mojito on this flight?
User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6714 posts, RR: 78
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 7512 times:

Hi Colin,

nice report - brings back memories of a CX A343 LHR-HKG flight several years ago. Cathay is excellent, especially the professional and customer-orientated crews. Catering has always been great, too.


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26844 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 7495 times:

Hey there very nice TR. Nice videos also. Great to see more TR's with videos...

Thanks for sharing

OA260


User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17051 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 7164 times:

Nice TR

The pics and videos are really good.

Quoting Planemanofnz (Thread starter):
Short finals.

Think you mean short final, not finals Big grin



Thank you for sharing

B747forever.



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User currently offlineBuck3y3nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 877 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 7097 times:

Great trip report m8. Really enjoyed the approach photographs of New Zealand. Its definitely a country I want to visit. thank you very much for sharing this report with us  Smile

User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8484 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 6908 times:
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Nice report and pix, thanks.

Glad you enjoyed your CX flight, I've not flown them myself, but look forward to doing so in the not too distant future.

Regards

Mark



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User currently offlinePlanemanofnz From New Zealand, joined Sep 2005, 1675 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 6493 times:
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Thanks to all for your replies! I'm working on the return trip at the moment, but I'm pretty busy with christmas nearly here and everything. I'm hoping to get up another trip I did HKG-LHR-HKG on CX too in the next week, so look out for that.

User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5293 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6370 times:

Good report! And good Pics, they make it feel that little more real as it were!

User currently offlineRonerone From Jordan, joined Aug 2004, 1653 posts, RR: 53
Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 6323 times:

Great report!

Always great to see CX maintain their excellent service. Their hardware may lack in Y, but frankly, put me in the worst seat ever and offer me the same CX signature service, i will be more than happy  Smile

Thanks a lot for sharing!

Regards,
Roni



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User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2883 posts, RR: 18
Reply 12, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6273 times:

A nice report mate thanks a lot for sharing,

One question how many meals did they offer?
1+ snacks or 2+ snacks

Karan


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