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The Way To Fly:CX Suites & GA J Part 2  
User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 888 posts, RR: 16
Posted (2 years 11 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 13751 times:

Date: 10 Jan 2012
Route: Faro (FAO) - Zurich (ZRH)
Flight: Private
ETD: 1740
ETA: 2103
Seat: Private
Aircraft: Cessna Citation Sovereign
Flight time: 2hrs 30mins
Registration: OE-GEM
1st Flight: 27 June 2005 After the end of the event, we left our hotel and got to Faro Airport at 1715. I have earlier requested our ETD at 1800. But when the pilot and ground handler met me curbside they told me getting an earlier ETD is not a problem and once we were sent to the aircraft, we promptly taxied at 1740 and took off less than 2mins later.
D-BMVV a Falcon 2000EX owned by my BMW colleagues
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Boarding my Sovereign
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Taxiing past BMW’s 2000EX and a CL604
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Take off into the sunset
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Cabin views
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Inflight was a pleasure. A nice meal was prepared for us and I killed time watching my iPad and also chatting with the crew.

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Coming into Zurich
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Last shots of the cabin and the Sovereign @ ZRH
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Date: 11 Jan 2012
Route: Zurich (ZRH) - Frankfurt (FRA)
Flight: Private
ETD: 0906
ETA: 1011
Seat: Private
Aircraft: Cessna Citation Mustang
Flight time: 54mins
Registration: OE-FMY
1st Flight: Sep 2009 And the journey home begins. Left the Hilton Airport at around 0830 and arrived at the FBO around 7mins later. The Mustang was running a little late due to ATC delays out of Germany where it originated from. Not a worry for me as I had plenty of time and my scheduled ETD was 0930 anyways. The aircraft arrived at 0853 and then my bags were loaded and by 0906 we were already starting up our engines.
A pretty empty apron at ZRH’s biz jet area
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Interior of the Mustang
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Learjet 60XR of Vista Jet
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Video of take off from ZRH
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kvj27...-8W4TA4hX22Qw&index=7&feature=plcp

Cabin and views out of the window
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Flight itself was smooth and soon enough we were on the ground in FRA. Really had fun with 4 legs in biz jets. By the time we got into the Frankfurt area, we were immediately put on a holding pattern due to heavy air traffic hich is the norm for FRA!
Video of landing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lF3P...-8W4TA4hX22Qw&index=6&feature=plcp

My summary for the little Cessna Citation Mustang is thats its just like your average family car but for the skies. And this detail is also very obvious in the cabin furnishings itself, brilliant little plane it is.

Date: 11 Jan 2012
Route: Frankfurt (FRA) - Hong Kong (HKG)
Flight: Cathay Pacific CX288
ETD: 1350
ETA: 0600 +1
Seat: 2A (First Class)
Aircraft: B747-400
Flight time: 10hrs 36mins
Registration: B-HUG
1st Flight: 11 Aug 1997
Preflight
After arriving from ZRH, the FBO arranged for a van to take me to Terminal 2 where my CX flight was departing from. Although it was still a long time before ETD most of my time was spent getting my tax refund done. Once formalities were completed I just spent the rest of my time before boarding at the CX F lounge.
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When I got to the gate it was a B744 instead of the scheduled B773ER. Anyway it was not an issue for me as I am always happy to fly in the nose of the queen of the skies. Unless there was something wrong with the trip sheet prepared by my agent!
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Inflight
When I got onboard I was surprised to find out there was only me an another pax in F. Pretty surprised but happy as service levels will be at the very top with 2 flight attendants for the each of us.
Cabin Views
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Pics of the lav
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More cabin views
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Inflight menu
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Airshow
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Getting ready for pushback
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My normal ride
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Video of take off
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCiat...-8W4TA4hX22Qw&index=5&feature=plcp

Take off!
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More cabin views
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Meal time
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Getting ready for bed
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Breakfast
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Final pic before landing
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Overall another flight by CX in F which did not disappoint me, they are really one of my favorite airlines out there now, and I am starting to fly them more and more, really hope my TG improves its inflight product asap before I go on a full convert to CX

Date: 12 Jan 2012
Route: Hong Kong (HKG) - Jakarta (CGK)
Flight: Garuda GA863
ETD: 1650
ETA: 2050
Seat: 1A (Executive Class)
Aircraft: A330-200
Flight time: 4hrs 31mins
Registration: PK-GPM
1st Flight: 15 April 2011
Preflight
After arriving from FRA I just checked into the Regal Airport Hotel and managed to get rest. Checked for my GA flight about 1hr20mins before my ETD. Really crowded in security and immigration but took me no more than 20mins to clear both formalities. Bought some wine and cigarettes and then its off to the gate for me. PK-GPM will be operating the flight today.
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Inflight
About 80% full in both classes today. If you look at my inbound flight on PK-GPL this aircraft has newer full flat seats from BE Aerospace. Although looks identical to MH and TG J seats, somehow this one on GA is a lot wider and more spacious plus and goes full flat unlike GPL which strangely does not have an airshow map, GPM had.
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So I guess GA decided to slightly revamp the J seats on the newer A332.
Taxi and take off
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Menu
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Looking across the cabin
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Meal time
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Overall it was a nice flight with GA with good service an also a really excellent in-flight product.

Part 1 can be found here: The Way To Fly:CX/F,GA/J,Biz Jets Part 1 (by thaia345 Jan 18 2012 in Trip Reports)


My next trips are:
26 Jan Rovaniemi, Finland, with stops in KUL, BKK, FRA, HEL, CPH and LHR: Ga in Biz, TG in F and biz jets: Embraer Legacy 600 & Cessna Citation Bravo
19 Feb New York with CX in F




Thanks for reading guys, below are my Trip reports from newest to oldest.


The Way To Fly:CX/F,GA/J,Biz Jets Part 1 (by thaia345 Jan 18 2012 in Trip Reports)
Biz Jet Photo Report:Challenger 850 & 605 (by thaia345 Jan 15 2012 in Trip Reports)
GA & SA In Jakarta To Perth & Cape Town (by thaia345 Jan 5 2012 in Trip Reports)
Thai Suites/F & 4 Days In A Citation Bravo (by thaia345 Nov 13 2011 in Trip Reports)
Biz Jet Report: Citation XLS+ Jakarta-Surabaya (by thaia345 Oct 25 2011 in Trip Reports)
Thai Airways F Class: Always Satisfied (by thaia345 Oct 16 2011 in Trip Reports)
The Ultimate Indulgence Pt 3: Flying Home (by thaia345 Sep 25 2011 in Trip Reports)
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 offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 12626 times:

Hi

Great trip report, thanks for sharing!
The pics taking off from FAO look just stunning.
Great CX/GA part as well
Enjoyed the watch/read.


Greetings
Marc



Next trip report: Well worn A330s and Hassle free MUC transfer
User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5934 posts, RR: 40
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 22 hours ago) and read 11855 times:

what a great report! well as usual!

would be really interesting to know how much you or your company is spending per year for your travels! impressive! specially all these trips on biz jets!

Cheers and thanks!
Avianca



Colombia es el Mundo Y el Mundo es Colombia
User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 888 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 13 hours ago) and read 11408 times:

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 1):
The pics taking off from FAO look just stunning.
Great CX/GA part as well
Enjoyed the watch/read.

Hi Marc! Thanks again for reading and glad to know you enjoyed it.

Quoting Avianca (Reply 2):
would be really interesting to know how much you or your company is spending per year for your travels! impressive! specially all these trips on biz jets!

Hi Avianca, actually we are quite lucky that as we know our trips in advance, we manage to get a lot of our trips on empty legs, but for those that we charter outright, we usually try to share the costs with other companies that we know whom are also going for the conference/meetings that I am attending


User currently offlineronerone From Jordan, joined Aug 2004, 1675 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (2 years 11 months 12 hours ago) and read 11289 times:

Mr. ThaiA345,

Great TR as always, and thanks for keeping us updated on your elite list of airlines  

I am quite curious about your comment on TG's product. What has slipped in their First Class product and how was it before?


Cheers,
Roni



A Stop Away From One-Stop, Is Non-Stop : Airbus A340-500
User currently offlineUnitedDC10Fan From United States of America, joined Oct 2011, 10 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 11 months 11 hours ago) and read 11210 times:

What a great trip you had! Luxury the whole way.

I have to make one observation, and I'm wondering if I am alone in my thoughts or if others share my opinion. As I read through these reports when people fly in a really gorgeous, fancy, expensive first class suite on a widebody, how come the food that is served is so incredibly un-appetizing? The menu items are just disgusting, but of course this is just my opinion. For the Cathay flight in this report, I saw nothing on the menu that appealed to me---nothing! Why don't they serve "normal" food in first class? It's always weird stuff that I've never even heard of before.

Maybe I'm just a simpleton, but I would love to see menu offerings in first class such as: filet mignon with baked potato, baked chicken breast with veggies and rice, red snapper with veggies and mashed potatoes, etc, etc...Why do they not serve normal foods like this? I must say that if I ever get the opportunity to fly first class, long-haul in a really fancy FC suite like the one in this TR, I suppose I would have to call the airline in advance and order a special meal. I don't know what I could order or how specific I could get. I wonder if there's a way to just say that you want "beef" or "chicken"? Does anyone know?


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Quoting ronerone (Reply 4):
I am quite curious about your comment on TG's product. What has slipped in their First Class product and how was it before?

Hi Roni! ....I mean they still got good full flat seats on their F product on their long haul birds, but in terms of space, ambience and luxury, CX and SQ are way above them on that aspect, only the B773ER on lease from 9W has a good solid F product. I guess I just love my privacy when on the flight   ...

Quoting UnitedDC10Fan (Reply 5):
As I read through these reports when people fly in a really gorgeous, fancy, expensive first class suite on a widebody, how come the food that is served is so incredibly un-appetizing?

Actually I have to agree with you on this

Quoting UnitedDC10Fan (Reply 5):
Why don't they serve "normal" food in first class?
Quoting UnitedDC10Fan (Reply 5):
Why do they not serve normal foods like this? I must say that if I ever get the opportunity to fly first class, long-haul in a really fancy FC suite like the one in this TR, I suppose I would have to call the airline in advance and order a special meal. I don't know what I could order or how specific I could get. I wonder if there's a way to just say that you want "beef" or "chicken"? Does anyone know?

With CX, sadly in F there is no Book the Cook service like SQ or TG, when I fly on TG, I suually just book something simple like fried rice with some stir fried meat. I guess CX 'thinks' they have put in a lot of effort on the menu that no book the cook service is necessary. Theres quite a number of times when I am on the HKG-LAX route, I would just opt for the snack as my main course as its more appetizing to me.


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