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Cathay Pacific Suites - Ultra Long Haul HKG-JFK  
User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 30501 times:

Reason For Trip
This time I had a 2 day conference in New York, however, does not make sense to spend 2 days in NYC and flying all the way from Jakarta, so decided to spend an extra day and a half on either side of the conference, plus the wife also decided to join me.



Date: 19 Feb 2012
Route: Jakarta (CGK) - Hong Kong (HKG)
Flight: Garuda GA860
ETD: 0950 (0943)
ETA: 1550 (1532)
Seat: 1A (Executive Class)
Aircraft: A330-200
Flight time: 4hs19mins
Registration: PK-GPL
1st Flight: 26 Nov 2010


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Preflight
Another torrential downpour in Jakarta, luckily being a Sunday, we did not take too long to get to the airport. Once check in and other formalities were completed we just relaxed in the lounge till boarding was called.

Inflight
Onboard PK-GPL again. I seem to fly her the most amongst all the other A332. Loads are fairly light in both J and Y.
Cabin Views

Inflight Menu

IFE

Meal Time


Date: 20 Feb 2012
Route: Hong Kong (HKG) - New York (JFK)
Flight: Cathay Pacific CX830
ETD: 0935 (0930)
ETA: 1210 (1140)
Seat: 1K (First Class)
Aircraft: B777-300ER
Flight time: 14hr42mins
Registration: B-KPQ
1st Flight: 25 March 2010


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Preflight
After another nice overnighter at the W HongKong, its off to HKIA and we arrived with more than 2hrs to spare.
CX Premium Class Check In Area


Check in took no less than 2mins and after clearing security and passport control we had breakfast at the Wing First Class Lounge before spending rest of our time walking around the shops.
Breakfast @ F Lounge The Wing

The Wing Lounge

Some quick spotting

Really Love the easy layout of HKIA

When we got to the gate boarding was immediate.
Our bird taking us all the way to JFK


Inflight
Before long I am in the serene surrounds of my suite.

Pushback, taxi and take off

Video of Take Off
http://youtu.be/5PstEQlfQX8



FA's were polite as usual and personally introducing themselves. Most cabins are about 90% full. In F 5/6 seats are filled up. After that is just getting myself ready for the long 15hr flight ahead.

Inflight Menu

Lunch Time !

Flying over Japan

Getting my seat made into a bed

After lunch was served, I just watched my ipad for a while being drifting into sleep for about 5 hrs. After that decided to have another meal.


And then back to sleep again. I finally really woke up about 1.5hrs before landing.
Great sceneries on the approach to JFK

A great flight with CX and definitely looking forward to the return leg on Saturday. When the doors of the aircraft opened, I was pleasantly surprised to see that we were the first aircraft to arrive this afternnon in JFK T7, which means, virtually no queues for immigration and within 15 minutes of landing, I was already curbside.

Video of Landing
http://youtu.be/41nuMeLMmfw

From JFK, I decided to spoil myself a little with a heli transfer to NYC. Here is the video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEqHk...-8W4TA4hX22Qw&index=2&feature=plcp
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Pier 6 NYC Heliport
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The next day, I chartered the same heli to take us to Ny State to Stewart Airport. Which is the closest airport to Woodbury Common Outlets. For the wife, shopping was the highlight, but for me, it was landing and taking off from the little county airport.
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Back to NYC
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Date: 25 Feb 2012
Route: New York (JFK) - Hong Kong (HKG)
Flight: Cathay Pacific CX841
ETD: 0910 (0906)
ETA: 1420+1 (1351)
Seat: 1K (First Class)
Aircraft: B777-300ER
Flight time: 15hrs 19mins
Registration: B-KPC
1st Flight: 25 Oct 2007


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Preflight
After a great 5 day stay in NYC, its now time to start the long journey home. Arrived at JFK T7 with plenty of time to spare. Both check in and TSA formalities were completed in less than 15mins.
Love this little vending machine!
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United getting ready for her cross continent flight

Once we were airside we browsed the shops before spending our time in the BA First lounge which CX uses.


Boarding was called 45 mins before ETD. B-KPC is operating our flight to HKG today.


Inflight
Really nice feeling to be back in the confines of CX F. I am really starting to also love the B773ER as an ultra long haul bird.

Inflight Menu

Amenity Kit

Inflight Mags and moving map

Pushback, taxi and take off

Flight out of JFK looks pretty much full in all classes, seems with double daily flights CX is making good returns from their JFK flights.
Video of take off
http://youtu.be/vGZWg-nfVcw
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This particular aircraft also has the new J cabin and yes, its a vast improvement versus the old herringbone design. I think its up there together with SQ's J class offering. Flight itself was uneventful except for strong turbulence on the climb out of JFK. After take off, I had some brunch and watched some shows on my iPad and on the IFE.

Bed made up ready for me to doze off

Managed to get some staggered sleep along the way, most of them being 2 hr naps, watching some IFE and back to nap again.

2nd meal before descend into HKG, and this meal, is actually our main meal

Spotted between meal courses


The crew were fantastic throughout the flight and soon enough we were on final descend. Looking forward to my next flight with CX F to Milan in 4 weeks time.
Date: 26 Feb 2012
Route: Hong Kong (HKG) - Jakarta (CGK)
Flight: Garuda GA863
ETD: 1650
ETA: 2050
Seat: 1K (Executive Class)
Aircraft: A330-200
Flight time:
Registration:PK-GPN
1st Flight: 10 Oct 2011


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After landing, we had approximately 2 hours before our next flight back to CGK with GA, so its just off through immigration, baggage pick up and check in again. All completed in a matter of 40mins
Our ride to CGK

This bird has the revised J seats which is also a lot more comfortable

AY getting ready for her hop to HEL

Meal Time


Thanks for reading guys, my next trips are:

31 March – CX F to Milan
31 May – GA J and DJ J to SYD & BNE

Below are my trip reports from new to old:

Thai Royal First Class & Legacy 600 Biz Jet (by thaia345 Mar 12 2012 in Trip Reports)
The Way To Fly:CX Suites & GA J Part 2 (by thaia345 Jan 21 2012 in Trip Reports)
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 offlinemljones99 From United States of America, joined Oct 2011, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 29847 times:

Your wife has a nice Birkin. One of the most popular/desirable colors we sell.

User currently offlinemxp From Italy, joined Aug 2003, 453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 29719 times:

Hey
another wonderful TR thank for sharing
CX seens to have a very good product in first dream one day i can afford first. For now sometimes i afford business.
Ironically i spotted B-KPQ yesterday in MXP while doing my weekly spotting session (the photo is on my aviation.net)
Wait for u here in Milan if u have time to meet us
Just write me
Alberto


User currently offlinemalioil From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2010, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 29497 times:

Once again, what a wonderful trip report- one of the things that I love about a.net is that you get to see flying, from the budget airlines, and now, very much thanks to you, to the highest echelons of aviation, with private aircraft and First Class, so thank you!

CX looks like to offer a solid F product with a great enough distinction from J to make it worth a while.

Looks like a fantastic helitrip, got past all of that iffy New York traffic ! I recognize the heliport, did a helitour out of there last year, no charter though.

Again, an entertaining, enlightening read so thank you very much !

Mohammed



Flights Booked: BAH-DOH-EDI-LGW-JER-LGW-EDI-DOH-BAH-LHR-EDI-LHR-EDI-LHR-BAH-DXB-HKG-SIN-HKG-DXB-BAH-LHR-EDI
User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1931 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 28512 times:
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Thanks for sharing!

It looks like you had some really nice flights as usual. How lucky you are to travel the world in F or J on so many different airlines! CX F looks fabulous; from the seat to the cabin, to the amazing looking menu and food!

Last time I passed through JFK, I saw the CX 777-300ER lifting off - I loved watching those wings flex as it banked away from JFK. What a beautiful aircraft.

Best,

Matthew (767747)

[Edited 2012-03-18 15:08:46]

User currently offlinejetblue777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 1454 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 28293 times:

Great trip report, it looks like CX's F product and service is one of the best out there (not a surprise) and GA seems to have an excellent J-product too. Catering looks superb, your pics made me hungry as well! 

Brilliant photos of NYC as well, you can even spot my high school (near the CitiBank building in Queens)

Quoting thaia345 (Thread starter):
double daily flights CX is making good returns from their JFK flights.

IIRC, CX has 4 daily flights, including the one via YVR. Plus with no direct competition, they are indeed making a lot of $$$

Thanks for sharing!   

jetBlue777



It's a cultural thing.
User currently offlinetriple7man From Thailand, joined May 2005, 743 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 27450 times:
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Cathay Pacific is about the best airline I've flown with. Although my flights have only been in economy class, it rivals the first class service of many other airlines. I have flown AA in first class many times both trans Atlantic and trans Pacific and their service is always very good in premium class. But the only Asian airline I've flown on in premium class is on Japan Airlines, when I got upgraded to business class between Bangkok and Tokyo Narita because economy was oversold.


Have you kissed a 777 today?
User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 26930 times:

Quoting mljones99 (Reply 1):
One of the most popular/desirable colors we sell.

Interesting, my wife's a Rubis I think :p usually i am the one that gets the bags from her on my frequent stopovers to CDG and my second stop is usually the Rodeo store in LA. PM me where you are located   ..who knows I will drop by one day

Quoting mxp (Reply 2):
Ironically i spotted B-KPQ yesterday in MXP while doing my weekly spotting session (the photo is on my aviation.net)
Wait for u here in Milan if u have time to meet us

Will definitely try to organise a meet for some coffee in MXP. Will stay at the Park Hyatt and of course flying with CX again to MXP. My flight out th enext day is from LIN to MAD connecitng to LPA all with IB

Quoting malioil (Reply 3):
to the highest echelons of aviation, with private aircraft and First Class, so thank you!
Quoting malioil (Reply 3):
I recognize the heliport, did a helitour out of there last year, no charter though.

Hi Mohamed.....thanks again for reading and great to see you enjoy my TR's ....

Quoting 767747 (Reply 4):
How lucky you are to travel the world in F or J on so many different airlines! CX F looks fabulous; from the seat to the cabin, to the amazing looking menu and food!

Hi Matthew, Thank you again for reading my TR. I know I am one of the lucky few that can fly premium, and trust me I do not take it for granted   ....appreciate everytime I am up front near the nose of the aircraft, but that even gives me more determination to work even harder....who knows, one day i can afford a biz jet   ..thats my goal in life

Quoting jetblue777 (Reply 5):
Brilliant photos of NYC as well, you can even spot my high school (near the CitiBank building in Queens)

Awesome! ....theres really nothing comparable to see greater NY from the air  
Quoting jetblue777 (Reply 5):
IIRC, CX has 4 daily flights, including the one via YVR. Plus with no direct competition, they are indeed making a lot of $$$

Thanks for the update....wow, so 4 flights a day !....i think they are the only Asian carrier with 4 flights to the NYC area on a daily basis

Quoting triple7man (Reply 6):
Cathay Pacific is about the best airline I've flown with.

Sadly I know rank my beloved TG behind CX.....


User currently offlineThai744 From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 301 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks ago) and read 26384 times:
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A wonderful trip report! Thank you so much for sharing it.

Why did you have to go through immigration in HKG on the way home? Weren't you merely in transit?

As wonderful as the CX F product looks, I couldn't help but spare a thought for the poor souls up the back in Y in one of the "notorious" shell-seats. 15 hours in one of those would be enough to drive anyone insane! 9 hours between SYD and HKG and vv a few times has nearly done me in, and I won't fly CX Y class again until they disappear.

Lovely to see how the premium products are for those who rarely get to fly them, and it's great to hear that you don't take it for granted.

Looking forward to the report when you go to Milan.


User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3245 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 25994 times:

Thanks for posting, CX F looks great! Nice that you took the helicopter on the shopping trip in NY!

Quoting thaia345 (Thread starter):
CX Premium Class Check In Area

What do you/they do with checked bags?

Quoting thaia345 (Thread starter):
After landing, we had approximately 2 hours before our next flight back to CGK with GA, so its just off through immigration, baggage pick up and check in again. All completed in a matter of 40mins

Could CX not check you through? How come you didn't fly CX down to CGK?



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User currently offlineflightsimboy From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1258 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 25427 times:
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Quoting thaia345 (Reply 7):
I know I am one of the lucky few that can fly premium, and trust me I do not take it for granted ....appreciate everytime I am up front near the nose of the aircraft

I always enjoy reading your reports and you can sense this very sentiment portrayed in your reports here. A very professional person riding up front without all the "Oohs and Aahs of look at me riding up in front",    A real breath of fresh air to read these great report of yours, compared to some of the childish banter by some on here riding up front...sheesh!!

Nice that you had a heli ride from the airport to NYC....now that must have made you feel like Mr. Trump himself.


User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 24966 times:

Quoting Thai744 (Reply 8):
Why did you have to go through immigration in HKG on the way home? Weren't you merely in transit?

I used Asia Miles to claim a companion F ticket for my wife, so mileage wise, its better value just to claim a HKG-JFK-HKg ticket and then purchase a CGK-HKG-CGK ticket in J

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 9):
What do you/they do with checked bags?

An attendant will take the bags from you and tag it and put it in through the J check 10 metres away

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 9):
Could CX not check you through? How come you didn't fly CX down to CGK?

Like i mentioned above, i used asia miles for my wifes ticket so i aso ended buying my tix ex-HKG. to buy a return CGK0-HKg ticket costs about 2300USD with CX while 1100USD in Ga J   . so GA it is !

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 10):
A real breath of fresh air to read these great report of yours, compared to some of the childish banter by some on here riding up front...sheesh!!

Actually there are plenty of moments I have seen people up front behaving like they are king of the world, and trust me, there are times i have might mentioned a few lines to them. Not to point fingers, but those people I see up front are usually travelling on company budgets. As for me, although its also on my company budget, it is after all a family run business, and i definitely appreciate the value of hard work and hard earned $$$. And there is no right for passengers wither in Y or F to treat FA's like their personal slaves  
Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 10):
Nice that you had a heli ride from the airport to NYC....now that must have made you feel like Mr. Trump himself.

Actually it did   ....as I also stayed at the Trump Soho ahhahahahaha......


User currently offlineicanfly From Australia, joined Aug 2011, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 24704 times:

Thank you for sharing this, another one of your excellent trip reports!

I was wondering though - did you consider United's B777-200ER flight from HKG to EWR, as they're a Star Alliance partner of your beloved Thai Airways?



United: please start SYD-IAH!
User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 24572 times:

Quoting icanfly (Reply 12):
United's B777-200ER flight from HKG to EWR, as they're a Star Alliance partner of your beloved Thai Airways?

Actually not   hehehe...I always try to fly on Asian carriers due to the fact of higher levels of cabin service. And since I am also about to achieve the top tier of CX's Marco Polo Club, I think this year I will fly more on CX than TG since I have already achieved Platinum status on TG.

By the way, I am flying back home to Oz in June, but have a short business trip to the East coast before back home to Perth for some R and R. Usually its QF but this time i am flying DJ from Mel to PER, wanna try out their premium product on the A332. I believe its far superior than QF's. Looking forward to that.

Thanks again for reading !


User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 24000 times:

Hi

Great trip report, thanks for sharing!
Nice to see the heli ride to NYC, quite a few airlines do it. However, yet to see any (or almost any) Trip reports in here about it. CX looks great as well. The seats did look a bit well-used on your GA plane (see seat control panel)

Greetings
Marc



Next trip report: Well worn A330s and Hassle free MUC transfer
User currently offlineEL-AL From Israel, joined Oct 2001, 1306 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 23790 times:

Hello Thaia345,

Thank you for another well written FCL report.

I must say that while CX product looks great, I was not very impressed from meals, entree doesn't look like something expected from CX first but more like cheap restaurant in Kowloon.

I was in Woodbury too, with car naturally - and after 12 hours there it was very difficult to close the trunk!

Thx for shearing,
Jonathan



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User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Reply 16, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 23580 times:

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 14):
The seats did look a bit well-used on your GA plane (see seat control panel)

Hi Marc, Yes, they are pretty worn, sometimes GA still needs to pay attention to the little details  
Quoting EL-AL (Reply 15):
I was in Woodbury too, with car naturally - and after 12 hours there it was very difficult to close the trunk!

Hi Jon, we were in Woodbury for 4 hours, and trust me, it was already a challenge to get everything into that little Bell 407. Can't imagine if I were there for 12! haahhaha


User currently offlineabrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5088 posts, RR: 55
Reply 17, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 22034 times:

Quoting mljones99 (Reply 1):
Your wife has a nice Birkin. One of the most popular/desirable colors we sell.

= Haha. That is the first thing I noticed about the report  .

Thanks again for another top report on the top airlines. I think you are the undoubted leader on A.Net on premium reports. Now, I think you should shake it up and fly Ryanair and report back to us!

Saludos,
A.

PS: Ryanair is one of the companies I admire tremendously ...



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User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Reply 18, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 21286 times:

Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 17):
Now, I think you should shake it up and fly Ryanair and report back to us!

Hi Alex! ....Believe it not I have flown Ryanair many times before, but thats been ages when they were just starting up and flying B732's! ......most recent low cost that I have been own is Air Berlin, which I flown on about 3 years back   .....but will definitley give a though to trying out Ryanair sometimes soon too !

Cheers!

Herbert


User currently offlineAeroflop From New Zealand, joined Mar 2012, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 5 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 20000 times:

That black caviar looks AMAZING!
I have not had any in many years.

Very nice

Aeroflop


User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Reply 20, posted (2 years 5 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 19822 times:

Quoting Aeroflop (Reply 19):
That black caviar looks AMAZING!
I have not had any in many years.

Many Asian airlines actually do serve Caviar in F, but so far the best ones I have had so far is on TG.


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