Date: 07 Sep 2011
Route: Los Angeles (LAX) - Hong Kong (HKG)
Flight: Cathay Pacific CX881
Seat: 2K (First Class)
Flight time: 14hrs 02mins
1st Flight: 07 Sep 2007
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.
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
Seat: 1A (Executive Class)
Flight time: 4hrs 11min
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.
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
SASDC8 From Norway, joined Mar 2006, 663 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (1 year 8 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5862 times:
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.
thaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 814 posts, RR: 17 Reply 2, posted (1 year 8 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5669 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.
SASDC8 From Norway, joined Mar 2006, 663 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (1 year 8 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5103 times:
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...