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First Class Suites On Cathay Pacific - Part II  
User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 860 posts, RR: 16
Posted (4 years 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 26779 times:

11 March 2010
Los Angeles (LAX) – Hong Kong (HKG)
Cathay Pacific CX881
Aircraft: B777-300ER
Registration: B-KPE
First Flight: 11 Dec 2007
ETD: 0005
ETA: 0730+1
Seat: 1A (First Class Suites)
Flight Time:15hr 00min
Preflight
After a nice week in LA and Newport Beach, its now time to make the long journey home. As usual after returning my rental car to Hertz, we took the shuttle to LAX. Check in was immediate and the good part is that now you no longer have to scan ur bags pre-check in.
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Heard from check in agent that flight is full in 1st class tonight. After a long queue at security, we decided just to relax in the One World First Class lounge.
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Lounge was really crowded and it took some time to find a seat. I really do not like the combined alliance lounges as it makes them really full during peak periods.
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Couldn't even take a shower as the showers are shared with the Business Class lounge and a lot of people were already on the waiting list. So to put it short, One World First class lounge was really disappointing. I think it would be better if airlines still had their own lounges. But I guess this is also due to cost cutting.
Our ride for the next 15hrs
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Inflight
An extremely cheerful crew welcomed us on board and indeed it was full in all classes including 1st.
Cabin views in F
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Inflight Menu
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Pushback, taxi and take off
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A long 15hr flight time was announced by the flight crew. At least this gave me just that little more time to enjoy the inflight services.
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My wife got a different amenity kit
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Amazingly after a great meal I managed to sleep for a whole 10 hours. Rest of time after I woke up was spent just watching some sitcoms on the AVOD and had an excellent breakfast.
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Sleep time
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Woke up as we were about to flyover Japan
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Breakfast
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Final pictures before landing
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Tarmac views
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Before landing found out that same aircraft will also take me to KUL.
Service:9/10
Food: 10/10
Aircraft: 10/10


12 March 2010
Hong Kong (HKG) – Kuala Lumpur (KUL)
Cathay Pacific CX723
Aircraft: B777-300
Registration: B-KPE
First Flight: 11 Dec 2007
ETD: 0855
ETA: 1240
Seat: 18G (Business Class)
Preflight
Didn't have much time before boarding began, just grabbed a magazine and cigarettes from duty free.
Same bird will be taking care of me just for another couple of hours into Kuala Lumpur
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Inflight
Boarding was a mess espeically in J as passengers took wrong seats, my wife was also seperated from me. I guess it was my fault not to do online check in whilst I was in LA and also I didn't check the seat numbers when they gave me the HKGKUL boarding pass in LAX.
Menu
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Cabin Views
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I was so drained from the long flights that after the meal was served I just slept all the way to KL. The crew were polite, extremely efficient but of course no where comparable to the earlier service I had in F.
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The J seats also weren't too bad as this us my second time on it and it is somewhat comfortable.
Service: 6.5/10
Food: 8.5/10
Aircraft: 10/10

12 March 2010
Kuala Lumpur (KUL) – Jakarta (CGK)
Malaysia Airlines MH723
Aircraft: A330-300
Registration: 9M-MKA
First Flight: 10 Feb 1995
ETD: 1630
ETA: 1730
Seat: 2A (Golden Club / Business Class)


My Previous Trip Reports from Newest to Oldest:

M'sia Airlines Business Class CGK-HKG Return (by thaia345 Feb 23 2010 in Trip Reports)
Another TG Royal First Class Experience (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Jan 15 2010 in Trip Reports)
KLM B773ER - The New World Business Class (by ThaiA345 Oct 10 2009 in Trip Reports)
Royal First Class/J On TG (FRA,BCN,MXP) Part II (by ThaiA345 Aug 6 2009 in Trip Reports)
Royal First Class On TG(FRA, BCN,MXP) & Back! (by ThaiA345 Aug 3 2009 in Trip Reports)
CX New J Class On A333 And F, With J On KA (by ThaiA345 Jul 16 2009 in Trip Reports)
Jakarta-Lanzarote! TG In F MH In J AB In Y (PICS) (by ThaiA345 Apr 18 2009 in Trip Reports)
Malaysian Hospitality To Perth (MH In J) (by ThaiA345 Apr 11 2009 in Trip Reports)
Yokoso Japan! MH/NH In J (many Pics) (by ThaiA345 Apr 4 2009 in Trip Reports)
Biz Class: Malaysian Hospitality KUL-PER-KUL Pics (by ThaiA345 Jan 13 2009 in Trip Reports)
Thai 1st Class On The B744 & A346 (by ThaiA345 Dec 18 2008 in Trip Reports)
Business Class, QF, MH, KL: Going Home Part 2/2 (by ThaiA345 Nov 7 2008 in Trip Reports)
Malaysia Airlines 1st Class: Down Under Part 1/2 (by ThaiA345 Nov 6 2008 in Trip Reports)
Garuda Business Class - CGK-SUBvv (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Aug 10 2008 in Trip Reports)
Malaysian Business Class, CGK-KIX (by ThaiA345 Aug 5 2008 in Trip Reports)
Long Haul! Jakarta-Seville TG-F, MH/LH-J (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Jul 25 2008 in Trip Reports)
Incredible India! CGK-DEL With MH In J (PICS) (by ThaiA345 Jul 14 2008 in Trip Reports)
Germany From SE Asia: TG F, MH J, LH J (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Jun 30 2008 in Trip Reports)
Business Class: Garuda To Hongkong & Back (by ThaiA345 Apr 24 2008 in Trip Reports)
Bali On Garuda J Class B734 & B738 (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Mar 19 2008 in Trip Reports)
Garuda Domestic J Class, Jakarta-Palembangvv Pics (by ThaiA345 Mar 12 2008 in Trip Reports)
MH Is Malaysian Hospitality Pt I, J To PER (by ThaiA345 Feb 28 2008 in Trip Reports)
Garuda Domestic (Floods And Airport Closures!) (by ThaiA345 Feb 3 2008 in Trip Reports)
Biz Class:LAX-CGK W TG LA Express Part 2 (by ThaiA345 Feb 2 2008 in Trip Reports)
Biz Class:CGK To LAX W TG LA Express Part 1 (by ThaiA345 Jan 31 2008 in Trip Reports)
Garuda Business Class: To Semarang & Back! (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Dec 15 2007 in Trip Reports)
Garuda In Y: Jakarta-Surabaya (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Dec 9 2007 in Trip Reports)
Biz Class Battle: SQ,MH,TG,NH All In 1 Trip (by ThaiA345 Nov 19 2007 in Trip Reports)
Part II, Great China Trip In J & Y(tons Of Pics) (by ThaiA345 Oct 28 2007 in Trip Reports)
A Great China Trip! In Both J & Y (Lotsa Pics) (by ThaiA345 Oct 24 2007 in Trip Reports)
1st Class On TG A346/B744 MUC & FRA (PICS) (by ThaiA345 Sep 18 2007 in Trip Reports)
Down Under To Perth, TG & MH In J (by ThaiA345 Sep 3 2007 in Trip Reports)
B737-900ER! T.R, 1st Time Seen On A.Net! (by ThaiA345 Jul 10 2007 in Trip Reports)
Semarang-A Small Town In Java With GA In Y (by ThaiA345 Jun 14 2007 in Trip Reports)
Bali: A Trip To Paradise With GA In J (by ThaiA345 Jun 14 2007 in Trip Reports)
Mystical Morocco & Romantic Paris! TG,MH,AF (by ThaiA345 May 30 2007 in Trip Reports)
The Great China Trip With MH In J (by ThaiA345 May 1 2007 in Trip Reports)
Viva La Spain! TG In F/J, JK In Y, And MH In J (by ThaiA345 Apr 3 2007 in Trip Reports)
Another Inter-Indonesia Run By GA In J (by ThaiA345 Mar 6 2007 in Trip Reports)
Garuda In Y & C: CGK-SUBvv (by ThaiA345 Feb 26 2007 in Trip Reports)
MH/TG/OZ/AA In C: KL,Seoul,LA & Cabo! (by ThaiA345 Feb 26 2007 in Trip Reports)
1st Report! TG/MH/KL/EK Round The World In J (by ThaiA345 Jan 28 2007 in Trip Reports)
Bangkok - Saigon On Air France A340 (by Thai744 Sep 5 2007 in Trip Reports)

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User currently offlineLX64A332 From Switzerland, joined Aug 2007, 273 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 25789 times:

Nice TR!
I have always wanted to try CX. however I am too loyal to Star! 
BTW, I've always wondered why you always first fly from CGK to KUL, and then start your journeys from there? I mean, surely there is a direct CX flight from CGK to HKG....

Cheers,

LX64A332



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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6403 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (4 years 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 25345 times:

Hi !

Nice report with excellent pictures! First on CX 77W looks very good !

Nice that you were able to sleep for 10h! The most I slept on a flight was about 8h on PEK-ORD on UA in F.

The777Man



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User currently offlineAI151 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2009, 303 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (4 years 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 25013 times:

Hey thaia345 great follow up trip. Again I have to say that the food looks so tasty. Like you I have not checked my connection boarding cards once only to notice that it didn't even have a date on it!

Quoting thaia345 (Thread starter):
Lounge was really crowded and it took some time to find a seat. I really do not like the combined alliance lounges as it makes them really full during peak periods

Compared to the LAX joint lounge the HKG one is much better. At least you don't have to queue to use the shower facilities. All of this has wet my appetite even more so to use CX!

Sandeep (AI151)



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User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 860 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (4 years 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 24318 times:

Quoting LX64A332 (Reply 1):
I've always wondered why you always first fly from CGK to KUL,

I also have an office in KL, therefore I always try to stop by as much as possible to have a look on things and also sign documents.....plus, i am really close to my travel agent in KL, so i rather get my tickets from him....loyalty from my side i guess  
Quoting The777Man (Reply 2):
The most I slept on a flight was about 8h on PEK-ORD on UA in F.

The777Man

I guess i was just so tires   ...But usually on long haul flights, no matter where i am flying too, i am always pretty disciplined in that after the meal is served, watch a movie, and then i doze off to dreamland, and usually awake 1.5 to 2 hrs before ETA.

Quoting AI151 (Reply 3):
Compared to the LAX joint lounge the HKG one is much better. At least you don't have to queue to use the shower facilities. All of this has wet my appetite even more so to use CX!

Actually as you saw on my report in Part I, all these really can't compare to what you get in BKK at the TG F lounge  


User currently offlinestar_world From Ireland, joined Jun 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 23122 times:

Am I the only one who finds it absolutely disgusting that you were sitting there with you bare feet up on the footrest?  

They give you those socks for a reason.


User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 860 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 22150 times:

Quoting star_world (Reply 5):
Am I the only one who finds it absolutely disgusting that you were sitting there with you bare feet up on the footrest?

Hahhaa i put the socks on right after i took the pic ....will remind myself to do so the next time  


User currently offlinea1ring23 From Australia, joined Jun 2009, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 21663 times:

Great report Herbert, enjoy your travels immensely.

Quoting thaia345 (Thread starter):
Pushback, taxi and take off

Is it just me or does it seem that, that Mexicana plane looks like it's facing backwards, with the engines on the wrong way....I was confused by that picture for like a minute. That white cone-shaped figure at the tail looks like the nose cone!!!

Great service, food and hardware on CX's 77Ws. The New F Suites look really really nice.

When will you be back in Perth again? I assume doing the MH124/125 legs again in J?

Look forward to your future travels,

Regards,
Pete



Where's the accelerometer on this thing?
User currently offlineronerone From Jordan, joined Aug 2004, 1653 posts, RR: 53
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 21095 times:

And why is it that Mr. ThaiA345 has been flying a lot more CX lately and not the usual MH/TG?  

Great set of reports my friend, and im glad you enjoyed the great service in CX F. Just like you, i was not impressed with The Wing to be honest, and i much prefer The Pier, even if with a longer walk.

It seems that the KUL morning flight gets a lot of CX's long-haul planes, which is quite interesting. I got B-KPK a few months back so i am now assuming it had arrived from LAX!


Thanks a lot for sharing this .. and hope that all is well!


Regards,
Roni



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User currently offlineKaiTakfan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1588 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 19993 times:

So on the HKG-LAX and LAX-HKG runs you took pictures showing your bare feet rubbing up on the cushion, but you immediately put your socks on right after that both times? Riiiight!   You did a great job showing off the amazing first class cabin and services of CX for sure, but I do agree seeing the bare, sweaty feet on the cushion is rather gross. It only reminds me that behind all the glitz and bling, its just another filthy airplane seat getting sweated on one long haul flight at a time.

User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8430 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (4 years 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 19336 times:
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Hi H,

Another great TR, sure seems CX is ahead of the game, at least in F.

Out of interest, how come you moved from F to J on the HKG to KUL sector?

Cheers

Mark



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User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 860 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 18583 times:

Quoting a1ring23 (Reply 7):
.I was confused by that picture for like a minute. That white cone-shaped figure at the tail looks like the nose cone!!!

Hi Pete! Its the new CS of Mexicana, it tends to play with your vision, trust me, if its confusing in pictures, its not much better in real life too!

Quoting a1ring23 (Reply 7):
When will you be back in Perth again? I assume doing the MH124/125 legs again in J?

Will be back home for around 10 days in late July. And yes, it will be my usual MH124/125 babies in J ....wait, actually i am flying inbound with the old rust bucket A333 on MH 127

Quoting ronerone (Reply 8):
And why is it that Mr. ThaiA345 has been flying a lot more CX lately and not the usual MH/TG?
Quoting ronerone (Reply 8):
Just like you, i was not impressed with The Wing to be honest, and i much prefer The Pier, even if with a longer walk.

Hi Roni! Where have you been missing to the last couple of weeks? I wanted to try The Pier when we were on the way back from LAX to KUL, but due to delay out of LAX, we only had 40mins in HKG, so no lounge visit, just smoking room and duty free cigarettes!

Quoting ronerone (Reply 8):
I got B-KPK a few months back so i am now assuming it had arrived from LAX!

ACtually spoke with the crew just before landing in HKG and she told me that a lot of the B773ER get thrown into the HKGKUL routes right after coming in from LAX.

Quoting KaiTakfan (Reply 9):
It only reminds me that behind all the glitz and bling, its just another filthy airplane seat getting sweated on one long haul flight at a time.

Hahaha..actually i always take a shower before long haul flights   so they were sqeaky clean

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 10):
Out of interest, how come you moved from F to J on the HKG to KUL sector?

The HKGKUL sector is sold as J and Y only. And for some reason I did not get the allocation of F seats.....i guess more endowed Marco Polo club members got it out of the HKG sector. And also it was a last minute swap of aircraft, all the way till 48 hrs before the HKGKUL sector, i did an online check and it was still showing a 2 class A333


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