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Garuda's New Business Class On The A330-200  
User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 888 posts, RR: 15
Posted (6 years 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Reason for Trip
After back to back business trips, I decided to embark on a quick 3 day holiday for Easter weekend in Hong Kong. Really need to enjoy some good dining and soul food for 3 days. Another ulterior motive is that I always wanted to try GA’s brand new A332 in J. I will also make a side trip to Macau, going there from Hong Kong with the Premier Turbo Jet, and back with a helicopter transfer!

02 April 2010
Jakarta (CGK) – Hong Kong (HKG)
Garuda GA 860
Aircraft: A330-200
Registration: PK-GPK
First Flight: 26 June 2009
Seat:1A (Business Class)
Flight Time

We got to the airport about 2 hours before the ETD and roads were generally free, although in the airport it was clearly a mess! There were just scores of people everywhere, I have never even seen immigration so packed.

Thank god for the Saphire membership which allowed me to bypass immigration and the crowd. After that we just relaxed in the Hsbc Premier lounge until its time to board.
HSBC Premier Lounge

For some reason boarding was called 45mins before ETD and when we got to the gates there was barely anyone there. Oh well, I guess they want to prevent Indonesians being late as they are well for being late!
Our Bird taking us to HKG
As I figured the flight was delayed by around 20mins due to many passengers still being stuck at immigration. But amazingly the flight itself wasn't really full. J was about 60% and economy about 85%. But from what I can visually see, CX was 100% full.
Cabin Views
Amenity kits and inflight mags
Inflight Menu
Tarmac scenes, taxi and take off
More cabin views
Meal service

The flight itself was pretty good. Although the IFE did not have an airshow. I was pretty surprised by this. We landed in Hong Kong just 5 mins before ETA so we made up for time in the air.
Obligatory visit to the lavatory
Even more cabin views
Final views before landing
Bye bye beautiful bird
View from our hotel room at the Excelsior
In between our short trip, we managed a side trip to Macau and we came back from Mcau via helicopter transfers, 12 mins sure beats the 1 hr ferry!
Waiting lounge in Macau helicopter lounge
Views from the ride back to HKG

04 April 2010
Hong Kong (HKG) - Jakarta (CGK)
Garuda GA 863
Aircraft: A330-200
Registration: PK-GPH
First Flight: 12 June 2009
Seat: 1A (Business Class)
Flight Time
My 72 hours in Hong Kong for Easter ended quickly and before I knew it, I was already on the way back to HKIA. Arrived 2 hours before departure and it was quiet at check in.
We immeditaely went airside and decided to spend some time in the lounge and also to buy magazines and do some window shopping.
Walking to the lounge and also saw our bird just offloading pax before taking us onboard back to CGK

Aircraft for today is GPH which is GA's very first A332 delivered.

Economy was full whereas business was just around 80%.
Tarmac scenes, taxi and take off
Getting ready for the meal, which actually was very good in taste
Nothing much to talk about on the return leg as I was pretty tired and soon after the meal service I managed to get some shut eye all the way till top of descent into Jakarta. For me, being on GA’s new product was very refreshing, and I will definitely fly them again on international routes as long as the new aircraft were being operated.

Please find below my latest TR from newest to oldest
Flying The Royal First Class On Thai (by thaia345 Mar 31 2010 in Trip Reports)
First Class Suites On Cathay Pacific - Part II (by thaia345 Mar 30 2010 in Trip Reports)
First Class Suites On Cathay Pacific-Part I (by thaia345 Mar 29 2010 in Trip Reports)
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)

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User currently offlineT8KE0FF From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2009, 424 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting thaia345 (Thread starter):
HSBC Premier Lounge

Woah Woah Woah... Does that mean that HSBC Premier members get to use the lounge?     

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User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2128 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
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Very good report!! Garuda Indonesia looks to be very nice, and their livery is very striking on the A330!

Looking forward to your next report!


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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6827 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Very nice report! Seats seem a bit narrow but the meals look great! Also miss the old livery with the Garuda bird on the tail.......


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User currently offlineryanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4785 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Ah yes... HSBC Premier Lounge is one of the few airline lounges (perhaps it is the only one??) at CGK which has a view of the tarmac outside. Although I was rather intrigued to be asked by the waiter if I wanted to have a freshly made egg omelette at 6pm in the evening! Was the omelette station active that morning? Hahahaha...

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User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 888 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting T8KE0FF (Reply 1):
. Does that mean that HSBC Premier members get to use the lounge

Yes we do, and the good part is that the lounge is always quiet, really a nice sanctury to be in before boarding is called!

Quoting 767747 (Reply 2):
Garuda Indonesia looks to be very nice, and their livery is very striking on the A330!

Actually the livery looks even better on their B738 and also on the B744

Quoting The777Man (Reply 3):
Also miss the old livery with the Garuda bird on the tail...

actually when you look at it in real life, its much nicer and also really refreshig. when u look at an aircraft still with the old cs parked next to one with the new livery, you can really see the difference

Quoting ryanair!!! (Reply 4):
Was the omelette station active that mornin

actually its always operational in the morning, and i am currently i bangkok on transit to ZRH, and this morning when i departed to KUL, it was in operation and at full swing!

User currently offlinekurt From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 430 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Nice report. I want to be these guys:


They look like they are having a great time!

User currently offlineModerators From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 517 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 32709 times:

Nice TR!
In the future please remember to resize the photos to a max of 800px wide, your's have quite some megapix and load quite slowly on older machines.

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