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A Perfect Flight - Cathay Pacific Business (pics!)  
User currently onlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4659 posts, RR: 23
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Cathay Pacific
CX712 - SIN-BKK
20 September 2009
Boeing 777-367ER - B-KPD
Seat: Business 11K
Departure: 13:46
Arrival: 14:45


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Welcome to a report on a wonderful airline experience. Having spent nearly 500 hours in the air in my lifetime, the two hours or so I spent aboard Cathay Pacific rank among some of the best I've experienced. Cathay won "Airline of the Year" in the 2009 Skytrax awards, and this report should demonstrate why.

Myself and Jordan were on our way to Thailand for a holiday in Phuket, and we decided to route LHR-SIN on the Qantas A380, then overnight in Singapore and fly to Bangkok on Cathay Pacific. The flight cost 57,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer points (28,500 each) and £16 each in taxes. It was a lot cheaper than having to pay full fare.

Once the flight was booked, we selected some seats and I called Qantas to put the seat selections in the booking. When I told the operator what I wanted, I was told that there were no B seats in the cabin. Jordan immediately realised that this meant we were on an internationally configured aircraft, which was a nice surprise indeed! We chose 18 and 19A on that call. Over the next couple of months, we changed to 12A and K, before settling on 12G and K. Fussy, right?  Smile

We had overnighted in Singapore at the Quincy Hotel (highly recommended!) and left in the car with our driver who whisked us straight to the terminal. On arrival we took some pictures, and here is the control tower.



Outside the terminal, there are signs up showing which airline's check-in desks are where, such as this one that showed us where we had to go.

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Unfortunately, they don't seem to be very up to date, as this sign shows - it still lists Australian Airlines, which were reabsorbed back into Qantas years ago.

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Once inside, we checked out the old school Departures board. There we discovered that Cathay Pacific had lost their CX code, and become BX just for our flight. Interesting typo  Smile

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We proceeded to the Cathay Pacific check-in area, which was quite easy to find.

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Once there, we found our check-in desk, and found out that the flight was going to Hong Kong after dropping us off in Bangkok.

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The check-in agent was very efficient. She checked our bags through onto Thai Airways to Phuket with no problem whatsoever.



I also asked for a seating change - row 11 had been unavailable for pre-selection, so I asked if I could be in 11K instead of 12G. It was free, so I had my window seat next to Jordan at last. We were issued with our Boarding Passes and Lounge Invitations, and it was time to go through Passport control.

As usual, this is quick and painless in Singapore, and once through we set off for the lounge, taking photos along the way. Here is one of the water features that is in the terminal - there are quite a few.



We arrived at Cathay Pacific's Skyview Lounge, which we were to find out was quite appropriately named. Here's Jordan at the entrance.



As there weren't any people in the lounge, I took a few photos to show all of you on this Trip Report.

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The food selection was pretty good, so we got a couple of plates of food and some instant noodles, and sat down to use the free Wireless Internet on our laptops. The view from the lounge was very good, and we could see some passing traffic.

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After an hour or so, we decided to leave and to check out the Qantas lounge, as Jordan had never been to Singapore before. Along the way, we passed Duty Free shops such as this.

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We were the only people in the Qantas lounge when we got there, and it was rather strange visiting this usually bustling lounge with no-one there. It's enormous when it's empty. We got some pictures and this one of the water feature is the most interesting.

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After that we went to explore the terminal and came across the Cactus Garden! This is also used as the designated smoking area in the terminal as it's outdoors. Here I am at the entrance, followed by a couple of other pictures of the garden.



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Soon enough it was time for us to go down to our gate. In Singapore, the security screening is at each individual gate, which makes it a very fast experience as it's only for your flight. We got through there, and spied our Boeing 777!

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There was a problem with the Captain's windscreen wiper and maintenance was taking care of it at the gate.



Various airport staff were also sitting in the shade underneath our aerobridge.



We lined up in the dedicated boarding line for premium passengers, which encompassed First Class, Business Class, oneworld Emerald and oneworld Sapphire people. Boarding was announced, and these passengers were invited to board first, even before the families with children. This is how it should always be, in my opinion.

Once on board, we passed through First Class and entered our mini-Business Cabin. Rows 11 and 12 are set together, with the rest of Business Class behind door two. As you can see from the picture, it's very secluded.

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The divider between Business and First is adorned with this artwork.

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We stowed our carry-on luggage overhead, realising that the layout of the cabin meant that each passenger had their own overhead bin. No need to share with other people!

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A flight attendant came by as soon as we were seated, offering pre-takeoff drinks. Of course, I chose champagne.

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As we'd boarded so early, we decided to get some other pictures before the main boarding commenced. This picture shows the view into First Class.



The seats had snow white pillows on them, and this has been moved to the end of what becomes the flat bed. You can see how much legroom there is here.



I've seen comments from people saying that the seats look too narrow, and I have to disagree. They are a perfect width and are very private. Of course, as it's a herringbone layout, people have also mentioned that there are "no window seats in Business Class". It's quite untrue of course, and you can see out the window. To understand how, turn your head 90 degrees to one side and look over your shoulder - this is how one looks out the window in these seats. Here I am in the seat.



The seats also feature a back massage function, which was nice and relaxing. Of course, we also had to try it in bed mode. The beds are the softest I've ever encountered, which made them feel supremely comfortable. While I wasn't "sleeping" in them, it did feel softer than the flat seats on Qantas, British Airways, Royal Jordanian and Finnair. Jordan in his seat in bed mode.



You can also sit cross legged facing the windows when the seat is in flat mode, so you can see out quite well. Everyone finished boarding, and the safety demonstration was made. Soon after, the Purser came by and introduced herself to everyone, calling everyone by their names.

As the cabin has a herringbone seat layout, the seatbelt has a built in airbag, which is something I'd never seen before, having never experienced a herringbone layout personally.

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We then started taxiing to the runway, getting these shots along the way, which leave no doubt as to which airport we were at!



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Take-off on my first Boeing 777 flight!



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Once in the air, a flight attendant came around and distributed the Menu and Wine List. We were once again addressed by name, and she commented that she knew we were going on to Phuket. Obviously the manifest showed we were transitting Bangkok. We chatted with her about our trip, and she had a very genuine and interested manner, along with being very friendly. She gets full marks for being so pleasant  Smile

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First Class had, by this time, been curtained off. As you can see, the divider curtain even says First Class on it - hardcore!

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It was time to start the IFE, which was controlled by these handsets.



There is a great selection and I decided to watch some of Dragon's Den. As you can see from the next picture, the PTV is absolutely enormous, and made watching the programmes very enjoyable.

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The noise cancelling headphones are also really good. I think they should really issue these to passengers in all classes. Here's me again with them on  Smile

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As the flight was going to be a shade under two hours due to a tailwind, the lunch service started very promptly. The starter was Prosciutto with Grilled Zucchini, which you can see below along with the Mississippi Mud Cake with Vanilla Sauce (the dessert) and the bread roll I had selected from the bread basket.

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Before I had even started, the Flight Attendant came back and asked for my selection of main course. I chose Steamed Sea Bass Fillet with Wood Fungus and Preserved Vegetables, Steamed Rice and Stir-Fried Pak Choi.

Unfortunately, there was no space on my tray for it, as I hadn't commenced eating. As such, I had to pop it near me on the seat, until I was ready for it. The mean was nothing short of stunning, perfectly cooked and presented and oh so delicious!

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Jordan chose the other main course, which was Roasted Chicken Breast with Sauteed Mixed Mushrooms and Tomato, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Asparagus and Carrots. From all reports it was just a divine as my meal had been.

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Cathay Pacific also have nifty salt and pepper shakers that go with the meal. Alas, we didn't think to take them with us  Silly

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Cathay Pacific offers signature cocktails on their flights, and when I was asked what I wanted to drink, I asked for one of those, only to be told they didn't have any on this flight  Sad Instead I continued with the Champagne, which was Billecart-Salmon and bubbly good!

Lunch was cleared fairly swiftly, and we were offered Pralines from the chocolate box. Here's my choice along with the UNICEF Change For Good envelope. This is where you put all your unwanted foreign currency if you have any. The flight attendants colect them and the money goes to UNICEF - a very worthy charity.

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There are also lights in the dividers between the seats, which you can turn on and off according to your desire.



By now it was time to head to the toilet, which is filled with lots of products to help make your flight a more pleasant experience.

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We flew on and I got some shots out the window.





Jordan took a trip down the aircraft to get a picture behind the wing, which is his favourite part of the aircraft to sit in. If Business Class was behind the wing, I think he'd be 100% satisfied with life Big grin



When he got back, he ordered a hot chocolate from a Flight Attendant, and it was soon delivered. Apparently it was quite nice also!



Duty Free sales commenced, and I bought Jordan a model of a Cathay Pacific DC-6 in period livery, so he'd have a little momento to remember the flight by. The model is quite small, but awesome quality. More airlines could take a leaf out of Cathay's book and sell one model of one historic aircraft in their fleet. For some reason it made the airline quality seem higher as it highlighted that they had been around for a long time.

Soon, we commenced our descent, which showed nicely on Cathay's moving map. It's quite a bit trendier than the bog standard one on most carriers, as you can see.

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Spaghetti roads in Thailand  Smile



It seems that the A380 tailcam has been copied from a Boeing 777. On the IFE, you can watch an underbelly cam, which is quite cool for landing. Here are some pictures from final approach.

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Touch down and spoilers deployed!

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We had arrived in Bangkok. While we taxiied we passed this Finnair MD-11 (sadly, soon to be gone from Finnair).

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We pulled up at our gate beside a gorgeous Royal Jordanian A310. They do have one of the nicer liveries on their aircraft, as you can see.



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The door was opened, and we retrieved our carry-on luggage. As we moved through First Class, we decided to check out the enormous First Suites. A Flight Attendant noticed us and invited us to sit down and offered to take a photo of the pair of us together, which was really nice of her  thumbsup 

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We thanked her and entered the terminal, happy and fresh after such a great flight!

What a ride... It's easy to see why Cathay Pacific won the Skytrax "Airline of the Year" for 2009. The whole experience oozes quality - from the fit out of the cabin, to the very exceptional cabin crew. The cabin crew were fantastic - the service felt personal, the crew had warmth, charm and humour and they deserve all the praise in the world for being so great.

The only downsides are the fact that the main course was delievered far too quickly, which may have been due to a full J cabin and a short block time, and the lack of the CX Signature Drink. Otherwise everything was perfect - the food was cooked exquisitely and tasted great, and the IFE was interesting, with a modern system to back it up.

If Cathay Pacific Business Class wasn't so expensive, I'd probably fly them all the time. They are definitely worth it, and it was a pleasure being served by them once more.

Thanks for reading the report, I hope you've enjoyed it. I look forward to reading your comments, and should there be any questions, ask away!  Smile


I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
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User currently offlineAkhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2500 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 29384 times:

Hi there,

Nice report!

Quoting ClassicLover (Thread starter):
As there weren't any people in the lounge, I took a few photos to show all of you on this Trip Report.

I know this lounge! QR used to send her premium passengers there before moving to Terminal 3.

Thank you for sharing.

Cheers,
Suryo



Friends forever
User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6937 posts, RR: 77
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 29315 times:

Hi Trent,

excellent report, enjoyed reading a lot.

Quoting ClassicLover (Thread starter):
I've seen comments from people saying that the seats look too narrow, and I have to disagree.

I'm still a bit skeptical...

Quoting ClassicLover (Thread starter):
The mean was nothing short of stunning, perfectly cooked and presented and oh so delicious!

All the food looks delicious.

Quoting ClassicLover (Thread starter):
On the IFE, you can watch an underbelly cam, which is quite cool for landing.

Cool stuff, never seen that before. I'm wondering which carrier had that specific camera view first.

Quoting ClassicLover (Thread starter):
While we taxiied we passed this Finnair MD-11 (sadly, soon to be gone from Finnair).

Only some 14 months left for the three remaining frames.


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2818 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 28912 times:

Great report! Really enjoyed all the photos and glad you had a great ride on CX!

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27293 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 28837 times:

Hi Trent and Jordan,
Wondered why you guys were quiet of late. Youve been jetting it around the globe !! cool report and love the read and the pics. CX looks very nice, never flown them myself.

Really enjoyed the report.

Philip


User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8587 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 28757 times:
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Hi Trent,

Really enjoyed this, planning to post the QF TR?- would be interesting to see how your flight compared to mine earlier in the year.

Quoting ClassicLover (Thread starter):
we checked out the old school Departures board

- I love this board, these are pure classic!

Quoting ClassicLover (Thread starter):
as it's a herringbone layout, people have also mentioned that there are "no window seats in Business Class". It's quite untrue of course, and you can see out the window. To understand how, turn your head 90 degrees to one side and look over your shoulder - this is how one looks out the window in these seats

- Still not keen on the layout & still think those seats look a little narrow.

Quoting ClassicLover (Thread starter):
Cathay Pacific also have nifty salt and pepper shakers that go with the meal

- Those are cute!

Quoting ClassicLover (Thread starter):
On the IFE, you can watch an underbelly cam, which is quite cool for landing.

- Nice, AY have a similar camera on the Airbus fleet, at least they have on the narrowbodys.

Regards

Mark



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User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4277 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 28693 times:

Hi guys! Very nice report! CX really delivers a great product, though I don't prefer the seating layout. That personal though.

Quoting ClassicLover (Thread starter):
It's quite a bit trendier than the bog standard one on most carriers, as you can see.

This route map is also used by Dutch company ArkeFly (part of TUI) on their B737-800's. I was on one of their newer aircraft, and your B777 is also a newer one, maybe this system is standard nowadays by Boeing?

Good pics, and really enjoyed the read!

Regards,
Eric



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User currently offlineAluminumcity From Canada, joined Aug 2009, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 28049 times:

It's also used on the EK A380.


"Well, if I were flying on an MD-80, I'd be taking those anti-depressants too."
User currently offlineCXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2693 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 27702 times:
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Quoting ClassicLover (Thread starter):
you can see out the window. To understand how, turn your head 90 degrees to one side and look over your shoulder

I'm also sceptical of the new J class arrangement. I dislike the herringbone layout more because of the fact that it's more difficult (rather than impossible) to look out the window than CX's high walls and perceived narrowness. Aside from the seat itself, there's nothing wrong with their business class product at all.

I'll be flying CX's 77W at the end of the year, albeit in Y. If only their Y class service is as great as what you've experienced in J on that trip ...



Boeing 777 fanboy
User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 27232 times:

Thanks for the TR, good work! I especially enjoyed the pictures. The food made me hungry...

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 6):
CX really delivers a great product, though I don't prefer the seating

Same here, everything looks so good except the seating.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 5):
AY have a similar camera on the Airbus fleet, at least they have on the narrowbodys.

AY have underbelly cams on their A333/A343's also.

Quoting ClassicLover (Thread starter):
which showed nicely on Cathay's moving map. It's quite a bit trendier than the bog standard one on most carriers, as you can see.

Looks the same new Panasonic system than on AY, cool.

[Edited 2009-10-05 03:25:29]

User currently offlinePawsleykat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 27107 times:

Despite the fact we were both on the same flight, it's interesting to actually read what your opinion is on it, as you never went into quite as much detail on holiday.  thumbsup 

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 5):
Really enjoyed this, planning to post the QF TR?- would be interesting to see how your flight compared to mine earlier in the year.

That's my job, expect it within the next week or so  Smile

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 5):
Still not keen on the layout & still think those seats look a little narrow.

I really don't like the layout, never have and never will. But the seats really aren't as narrow as people make them out to be.  Smile

Expect the other reports from me soon folks, I've got near on 1000 pictures to sort through, and I'll be doing this flight too, so although the photos are the same, you'll be able to read the differences between us two.  Smile

JG  Yeah sure



First Class passengers are my favourites. They can't get any further forward without an ATPL.
User currently offlineFxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7357 posts, RR: 85
Reply 11, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 26896 times:
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Did anyone swallow their bubble gum on the trip?  Silly

User currently offlinePawsleykat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks ago) and read 26402 times:



Quoting Fxramper (Reply 11):
Did anyone swallow their bubble gum on the trip?

Ahaa. No.

But thank you for noticing my T-Shirt  Silly

It's one of my favourites  Smile

JG  Yeah sure



First Class passengers are my favourites. They can't get any further forward without an ATPL.
User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1883 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 26224 times:

I like your TR, but I cant see any of the pictures!


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User currently onlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4659 posts, RR: 23
Reply 14, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 25780 times:



Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 13):
I like your TR, but I cant see any of the pictures!

All fixed, I've upgraded Photobucket to Pro, so no more bandwith restrictions.

I'll come back to all on the comments later, so keep them coming!  Smile



I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlineGreg99 From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 25409 times:

Thanks for the great trip report.

Quote:
I've seen comments from people saying that the seats look too narrow, and I have to disagree. They are a perfect width and are very private.

Out of curiosity, and hopefully not too personal, but what size jacket do you wear? One of the main complaints I've heard is that there is insufficient room around the shoulders.

Greg


User currently onlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4659 posts, RR: 23
Reply 16, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 24249 times:



Quoting Akhmad (Reply 1):
Nice report!

Thank you!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 2):
excellent report, enjoyed reading a lot.

Cheers!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 2):
I'm still a bit skeptical...

I think most people are... to be honest, I am not a big person, so I guess it might be a little different for someone of a bigger build.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 2):
Cool stuff, never seen that before. I'm wondering which carrier had that specific camera view first.

I'd love to know too! I never actually knew this underbelly cam existed until that flight.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 4):
Really enjoyed the report.

Cheers Philip!

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 5):
Really enjoyed this, planning to post the QF TR?- would be interesting to see how your flight compared to mine earlier in the year.

Jordan said he'll do it, but I may whip one up myself to give a view of how it was sitting in the middle seat for 13 hours  Smile

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 5):
- Nice, AY have a similar camera on the Airbus fleet, at least they have on the narrowbodys.

Oh cool, I didn't know that!

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 6):
This route map is also used by Dutch company ArkeFly (part of TUI) on their B737-800's. I was on one of their newer aircraft, and your B777 is also a newer one, maybe this system is standard nowadays by Boeing?

Hopefully - it's much nicer than the one that's currently the standard. It's much more modern and it makes a lot more sense too.

Quoting CXB77L (Reply 8):
I'm also sceptical of the new J class arrangement. I dislike the herringbone layout more because of the fact that it's more difficult (rather than impossible) to look out the window than CX's high walls and perceived narrowness. Aside from the seat itself, there's nothing wrong with their business class product at all.

It is quite difficult to look out the window... that said, how much does someone really look out a window on a flight? People will eat, watch the IFE, read, sleep... if there was no IFE I'd probably have a problem with where the window is...

Quoting Andaman (Reply 9):
I especially enjoyed the pictures. The food made me hungry...

Hahaha! Thanks!

Quoting Greg99 (Reply 15):
Out of curiosity, and hopefully not too personal, but what size jacket do you wear? One of the main complaints I've heard is that there is insufficient room around the shoulders.

I wear small t-shirts, small jackets - always the standard European small size in most things.



I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlineDunaA320 From UK - England, joined Feb 2009, 614 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 23860 times:

Hey Trent!

Nice report, thanks for posting and enjoyed reading!
Looked really good your flight. Chris had similar things to say about CX when he flew them a few weeks back

Quoting ClassicLover (Thread starter):
Cathay's moving map. It's quite a bit trendier than the bog standard one on most carriers, as you can see.

Yeh this 3D map really cool and so much better, They had it on the easyJet A321 I flew home from Malaga last year.


User currently offlinePlanesjoey From Singapore, joined Jul 2009, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 2 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 22709 times:

Hi,

Great TR. Was just wondering if this is the same config CX uses for their SQ-Colombo flight. Thinking if visiting in December.

Cheers,
Joel



Aircraft flown: 313,319,320,321,332,333,343,345,380,717,732,733,734,737,73H,743,744,762,763,772,773,77W,AB4,
User currently offlinePawsleykat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (5 years 2 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 22134 times:



Quoting Planesjoey (Reply 18):
Great TR. Was just wondering if this is the same config CX uses for their SQ-Colombo flight. Thinking if visiting in December.

If they use the 777-300ER on the flights then it will be, but it changes around from a basic 773 to the 77W on occasion as far as I'm aware  Smile

JG  Yeah sure



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User currently offlineJFKMan From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 598 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (5 years 2 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 21965 times:

Great TR!

The food and service looks amazing! Although the seats look like they would be tight for a larger person...like myself.

Also, I would get very tired of turning my head to look out the window (something I like to do for a large majority of a flight)

I do hope to try Cathay Pacific some day  Smile



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User currently onlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4659 posts, RR: 23
Reply 21, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 20734 times:



Quoting DunaA320 (Reply 17):
Nice report, thanks for posting and enjoyed reading!

Thanks Matt!  Smile

Quoting JFKMan (Reply 20):
The food and service looks amazing! Although the seats look like they would be tight for a larger person...like myself

Possibly... however, it's still got to be better than Economy Class, doesn't it?

Quoting JFKMan (Reply 20):
Also, I would get very tired of turning my head to look out the window (something I like to do for a large majority of a flight)

Yes, it was annoying... however when you consider that a lot of long haul flights are at night, you wouldn't actually be looking out the window.



I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlineJayeshrulz From India, joined Apr 2007, 1029 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (5 years 1 month 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 19401 times:

nice one!!
but IMHO i thought the biz was a bit short.maybe coz i'm 6



Keep flying, because the sky is no limit!
User currently offlineChristao17 From Thailand, joined Apr 2005, 942 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (5 years 1 month 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 18513 times:

It certainly looks like you had a fantastic time on CX. Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for sharing the experience with us.


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