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The Ultimate Indulgence Pt 3: Flying Home  
User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 8591 times:

This will be my last installment on my fabulous holiday to the US. The first 2 parts can be found here:
The Ultimate Indulgence Pt 1: CX/F & GA/J (by thaia345 Sep 19 2011 in Trip Reports)

The Ultimate Indulgence Pt 2: Private Jets (by thaia345 Sep 22 2011 in Trip Reports)

Date: 07 Sep 2011
Route: Los Angeles (LAX) - Hong Kong (HKG)
Flight: Cathay Pacific CX881
ETD: 0130
ETA: 0715
Seat: 2K (First Class)
Aircraft: B777-300ER
Flight time: 14hrs 02mins
Registration: B-KPA
1st Flight: 07 Sep 2007

Preflight
Got to LAX with a little more than 2 hours to spare.
Tom Bradley International Terminal @ LAX

CX Check In Area

Check in was immediate and after which i went back outside for a few cigarettes before clearing security which surprisingly was really quiet and i went thru in less than 1 min. Rest of my time was just spent in the First Class area of the One World Lounge.

Boarding was called 15 mins before departure and I arrived at the gate and immediately boarded the aircraft.

Inflight
A joyful crew greeted us onboard an push back and take off was on time. Funny enough, same captain flying this sector with the one that took me to LAX 2 weeks ago.
My now familiar surrounds of CX F Suites & Cabin

After take off i changed into my pyjamas and just relaxed till supper was served.

After that i decided to get some sleep. After about 8 hrs of sleep, i got up and freshened up and after breakfast was served i watched a few sitcoms before we started our descend.

Final cabin shots before descend


Another great flight by CX and really looking forward to flying again with them in the near future. Saying goodbye to B-KPA


Date: 08 Sep 2011
Route: Hong Kong ( HKG) - Jakarta (CGK)
Flight: Garuda GA863
ETD: 1655
ETA: 2055
Seat: 1A (Executive Class)
Aircraft: A330-300
Flight time: 4hrs 11min
Registration: PK-GPK
1st Flight: 26 June 2009

After arrivals, it was off the the Marriott Skycity Hotel where I just relaxed and took a nap before heading back to the airport for my next flight back to Jakarta with GA. By this time I was already a little worse for wear so, didn’t write any comments on this last sector. I will just let the pics do the talking. Thanks again for reading everyone.



Next Trips
Sep to Frankfurt with TG in F
Oct to Surabaya on a private Piaggio Avanti II
Oct to Hong Kong with GA in J
Nov to Frankfurt with TF in J, and with private jets within Europe
Dec to Perth and Cape Town with GA in J and SA in J



Below are my previous TR from newest to oldest
The Ultimate Indulgence Pt 2: Private Jets (by thaia345 Sep 22 2011 in Trip Reports)
The Ultimate Indulgence Pt 1: CX/F & GA/J (by thaia345 Sep 19 2011 in Trip Reports)
Lufthansa Private Jet & Thai Airways Suites (by thaia345 Aug 22 2011 in Trip Reports)
Cathay Pacific Suites/J & DragonAir F/J (by thaia345 Aug 21 2011 in Trip Reports)
Japan With TG's B744 In F & A345 In J (by thaia345 Jul 17 2011 in Trip Reports)
Malaysia Airlines All New A333 In J (by thaia345 Jun 14 2011 in Trip Reports)
Malaysia Airlines First Class To Syd (by thaia345 Jun 12 2011 in Trip Reports)
Malaysia Airlines All New B738 In J (by thaia345 May 19 2011 in Trip Reports)
Suite Dreams - Thai Royal First B773ER & B744 (by thaia345 Apr 3 2011 in Trip Reports)
Thai A340-600: Royal First Class (by thaia345 Apr 2 2011 in Trip Reports)
Garuda's New B738 In J With MH A333/772ER (by thaia345 Mar 7 2011 in Trip Reports)
Malaysia B772ER & All Nippon B772/3 Business Class (by thaia345 Mar 5 2011 in Trip Reports)
Malaysia AIrlines A333 Business Class (Pics) (by thaia345 Mar 2 2011 in Trip Reports)
Cathay Pacific Regional Business Class (Pics) (by thaia345 Mar 2 2011 in Trip Reports)
Thai Airways Suites - Part II (by thaia345 Oct 31 2010 in Trip Reports)
Thai Airways Suites - 1st Trip Report - Part I (by thaia345 Oct 28 2010 in Trip Reports)
Suites By Cathay Pacific (B773ER) Part II (by thaia345 Oct 27 2010 in Trip Reports)
Suites By Cathay Pacific (B773ER) Part I (by thaia345 Oct 26 2010 in Trip Reports)
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)
Garuda's "new" B737-800 - A Short Trip To SUB (by ThaiA345 Aug 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 II, Bak Fr PER In J (by ThaiA345 Mar 6 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 offlineSASDC8 From Norway, joined Mar 2006, 755 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 8355 times:
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Thanks for another great report and CX F really looks like a great way to travel  
Quoting thaia345 (Thread starter):
Check in was immediate and after which i went back outside for a few cigarettes before clearing security which surprisingly was really quiet and i went thru in less than 1 min.

I guess it leaves so late, that pretty much all other departures have left. For the daytime departures to Europe, and the crowdedness that it usually brings with it, I really look forward to when the new terminal opens.

Garudas new regional J really impresses me. It looks very nice indeed.

Cheers
Stein



2-3-2 is NOT a premium configuration
User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 8162 times:

Quoting SASDC8 (Reply 1):
I guess it leaves so late, that pretty much all other departures have left. For the daytime departures to Europe, and the crowdedness that it usually brings with it, I really look forward to when the new terminal opens.

Hi Stein, so what does it mean? Find read eye international flights out of LAX for the time being ! hahahaha....really don't know whether the new terminal will be more efficient or not though. Inbound border control is terrible and has been for ages.


Cheers

Herbert


User currently offlineSASDC8 From Norway, joined Mar 2006, 755 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 7596 times:
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Quoting thaia345 (Reply 2):
Inbound border control is terrible and has been for ages.

I guess the after midnight departure is the key here  
As I see it they can't make the new terminal much worse than the old is, or can they?  

I sincerely hope that the new terminal will bring a lot more space (the drawings looks great) and new lounges with views  If it does, SFO will get a run for the money as my favorite West Coast International airport.

Border control on the other hand, will always be a pain in the ass...



2-3-2 is NOT a premium configuration
User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 7222 times:

Hi

Nice trip report, enjoyed the read. Service looks fantastic on both CX and GA.


Greetings
Marc



Next trip report: Well worn A330s and Hassle free MUC transfer
User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 7176 times:

Quoting SASDC8 (Reply 3):
I guess the after midnight departure is the key here
As I see it they can't make the new terminal much worse than the old is, or can they?

Hahahah you never know! because of the new terminal construction, when my CX bird arrived, we ere on hold on the tarmac for like 1 hr, due to shortage of taxi ways and gates!!

Quoting SASDC8 (Reply 3):
If it does, SFO will get a run for the money as my favorite West Coast International airport.

Agree with you, SFO is my current fave West Coast port of entry

Quoting SASDC8 (Reply 3):
Border control on the other hand, will always be a pain in the ass...

And I do not see it improving in the near duture!

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 4):
Nice trip report, enjoyed the read. Service looks fantastic on both CX and GA.

Thanks for reading Marc


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