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Cathay, Make Up Your Mind! HKG-SIN On The A333  
User currently offlineinitious From Singapore, joined Dec 2008, 1067 posts, RR: 6
Posted (2 years 9 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 12921 times:



This is the second part of my trip to Hong Kong in January 2012. For the first part, please refer to the following link.

People: They Make An Airline. Cathay SIN-HKG (by Initious Jan 28 2012 in Trip Reports)

The Trip Home


After a wonderful 3 days in Hong Kong, it was finally time to head back to Singapore. Having a flight at 11.35am, I had to wake up early at 7am, have breakfast and head to the airport via the MTR and the Airport Express.

Upon arrival at the airport, I made a beeline to the Cathay check-in counters. It was a pretty long queue but thankfully it did not take more than 15 minutes to reach my turn. I was attended to by 2 very kind CX ground staff who were patient and provided me with all the information I needed.

Sidetracking a little here. When I booked the flight, the aircraft was listed as an Airbus A340-300 which was a new type for me and a chance for me to experience their new (and probably infamous) long haul Economy Class product. Few days before my flight, the aircraft was switched to a Boeing 777-200 which was bad news for me as 1) I have already flown on it and 2) It still has the old regional product. However, a.netters on our Facebook page has mentioned that I might get a chance to be on B-HNL, the first ever B777 built with ln 1. This has got my hopes up and I was hoping to get B-HNL as a bonus for the aircraft change.
Still remembering the aircraft type change, I decided to enquire about the aircraft used for the flight. I usually do not do this but some instinct told me so.

“May I know which aircraft is being used on the flight today?”
“It’s an Airbus A330 sir”

I was flabbergasted. I was not hoping to get an A330 as I badly wanted B-HNL. Furthermore, the aircraft was still listed as a B777 the night before. Guess it was a last minute type change.

As the aircraft type has changed, the exit row seat I booked earlier on for USD 25 was no longer valid. The CX ground staff then informed me that I was eligible for a refund and handed me a form to fill in. Being told that it takes 2 weeks for them to refund me the money, I am still confused as to how they achieve that for others as it has been 10 weeks after the flight and the money has not come in yet.

Holding my boarding pass, I headed off to immigration, sad to bid farewell to this awesome city.

Pre-Boarding


CX739 operates from gate 4 today which is at the extreme end of the terminal. I love using this gate (E4 in FSX) in flight simulator as it is near the runway and it is a short taxi to takeoff. This would be the first time seeing it in real life for me. As the boarding gate was not open yet, I sat down nearby and watched the boarding process of the neighbouring flight to Chicago. Being a US-bound flight, there were additional security measures at the gate.


Just after immigration


The isolated gates 1-4


Places where they try to squeeze out every cent of HKD you have left…


Few minutes later, a Boeing 777 pulled into gate 2 and it’s headed for Osaka next. To my surprise, the plane was B-HNM, the Boeing 777-300 that brought me in from Singapore 2 days ago!


View across the 4 gates


Friend from home


China Airlines lounge


These are definitely helpful if you have heavy baggage


Well lit departure lounge


“The Wing” under some renovation


View to the other side of the airport


B-HNM pulls into the gate


Around an hour before the flight, gate 4 was finally open and I was one of the first to get into the gate. There was a ground agent going around and checking people’s boarding passes explaining to them that there was an aircraft change and their seats might be changed too. This further confirmed my suspicion that it was a last minute change. I looked out to our gate and saw our aircraft. Indeed, Cathay has given me a bonus today. I will be on B-HLU, the oneworld logojet.

The Flight Home


Cathay Pacific Flight CX739 - 12JAN12
Origin: Hong Kong International Airport (HKG/VHHH)
Destination: Singapore Changi Airport (SIN/WSSS)
Registration: B-HLU (DEL 09SEP03)
Aircraft: Airbus A330-300
Scheduled Time of Departure: 11.35am
Actual Time of Departure: 11.42am
Scheduled Time of Arrival: 3.25pm
Actual Time of Arrival: 3.16pm
Airborne Time: 3h 34m
Class of Travel: Economy
Seat: 38A

Boarding was soon announced and I made my way into the plane as my row was called for boarding. Upon reaching, I noticed that my seatmate is already there so my hope for an empty seat beside me was gone. As I sat down, I couldn’t help but to notice that the seat here was smaller than that on the B777 despite both being the regional product. However, there was a small difference on the seats. There is a coat hook and plastic surrounding the B777 seats but none of those were on the A333. I guess those on the B777 were the slightly newer regional products. There was also a huge IFE box underneath my seat which made the legroom smaller. Also, the controls for the IFE in the A333 are embedded in the armrest instead of having a remote control like on the B777.


B-HLU, the oneworld logojet


Long queue to boarding


View out of my window. B-KPC heading to Chicago


Tight legroom!


IFE controls


Ready for pushback


Pushback. Notice the ultra long jetways to gate E4


As soon as boarding was completed, we pushed back and readied ourselves for takeoff, homebound. During the taxi, I was on the lookout for the Boeing 747-8F which I have never seen with my own eyes before. Sure enough, I spotted the Cathay Pacific Cargo Boeing 747-8F on the other side of runway 7R at the cargo apron.


What a beautiful plane!


Ready for takeoff


It was a powerful takeoff from runway 7R as the segment was far from the full capability of the Airbus A330-300. Upon takeoff, there was some slight turbulence which was pretty fun. The IFE was also activated shortly after takeoff. Peanuts and drinks were also served although I have forgotten if the drinks were served on a cart or by trays. If I am not wrong, the drinks for the afternoon service were served with a full bar service instead of pre poured on trays. Having some craving for Perrier again, I decided to ask for another can, as what I did on my outbound flight. It came pretty quickly with the FA’s signature smile, similar to what Genie had for my outbound. The Cathay crew training department must be doing a wonderful job!


Eva Air Boeing 747-400


Steep climb after takeoff


Another view


Just some random wing shots


I decided to settle down for a movie before the meal service as it would normally take at least an hour before meal service starts. The screens on the A333 were a little fuzzy but still acceptable. I flipped through the catalogue and decided to settle down for “The Inbetweeners Movie” which talks about 4 friends going on a holiday and doing crazy stuffs. Not the type of holiday I’d want though. However, I might do something crazy like doing a daytrip just to get on an aircraft or airline I been wanting to fly on. This is normal for us a.netters though, isn’t it.?


Fuzzy screen


Peanuts


Never seen Perrier with this design before


View across the cabin


As I only ate very little for breakfast earlier in the day, I was absolutely famished while waiting for the meal. The meal service finally started 100 minutes into the flight. This took longer than normal and I wondered why it took so long. It did not take long for the meal cart to reach my row and the choices were Fish Linguine and Spicy Chicken with Rice. For some reason I did not have the mood for any western choices so I went with the oriental one instead and chose the chicken. It turned out to be one of the best meals I’ve ever had in Economy. Cathay really scores in food out of Hong Kong!


Spicy Chicken with Rice


What else can you ask for?


After an absolutely satisfying meal, we were already somewhere over Ho Chi Minh City where we encountered some turbulence again. Chinese Tea was served after all the meal trays were collected and being a great Chinese Tea lover, I naturally wanted a cup. For some reason, the tea that I have outside always seem more diluted than what I have at home. (In fact I am drinking Chinese Tea while writing this report!) Those I have outside whether on a plane or in a restaurant always taste like plain water.


Chinese Tea


The craving in me for Perrier has not died off yet and I decided to ask for another can when the cup was collected. It came within a minute to which I was pretty impressed. Service on this flight was great but the hardware is definitely dated. Therefore, I was pretty glad when the captain announced that we will be descending into Singapore shortly and it is rainy and 26 deg C in Singapore.


Perrier, now with the default design


A video was shown on the PTVs about the Change for Good campaign which Cathay participates in to help the needy children around the world and we were encouraged to put in our loose change in the envelopes that the cabin crew will be distributing. Having around 110 HKD left, I decided to donate all to the campaign since I have not much use for the money back in Singapore.


Change for Good


Reaching soon!


After the envelopes were collected, the cabin was prepared for landing. This was when my seatmate decided to ask me the reason for taking notes of the flight and taking photos of everything. I told him about my love for aviation and how I write trip reports to share my experiences with fellow aviation enthusiasts to which he seem pretty impressed. He is from the Washington state in the USA and flies around pretty frequently for business, which made me pretty jealous. :P


Weather not looking very good


On final approach


I’m home!


The Star Alliance livery Boeing 777-300, 9V-SYE


Dramatic clouds in the background


Tiger Airways taking a rest


For the rich ones


Ultra long haul and long haul birds


Thai Airways International Boeing 777-200 HS-TJE which flew me DXB-BKK last year


Time to leave the plane


Waiting for people to leave


Goodbye, B-HLU! Kingfisher in the background which is in danger of collapsing currently


Familiar environment


We touched down in Singapore at 3.16pm, 9 minutes before STA and made a quick taxi to the gate which brought my Cathay experience to an end.

Rating & Conclusion


As a new system, I will start rating my flights with regards to several pointers. Each has different weightage but all add up to 100.

Aircraft Condition ( /30): Whether the aircraft is breaking apart of still sparkling new after numerous flights and whether the cabin is clean or dirty. Also includes aircraft exterior.
In-flight Entertainment ( /10): Choices available and quality of videos.
Food ( /10): Taste and quality of food served, number of choices available.
Service ( /20): Service standards of the cabin crew like attentiveness and effectiveness.
Seat Comfort ( /10): If the seat width, seat pitch and cushions are comfortable enough for the flight duration. May also depends if my buttocks hurt after the flight. :p
Ambience ( /10): How the ambience was like throughout the flight and if the right ambience was set at the right time.
Ground Handling ( /10): How the ground staff handles the check-in and how fast the baggage arrives at the carousel.

Total Marks
0 – 50: Poor (1*)
50-65: Below Average (2*)
65-70: Average (3*)
70-80: Above Average (4*)
80-100: Excellent (5*)



Walking around Hong Kong


I did not travel extensively this time, but I do have some photos to share!


Typical Hong Kong scene at Mong Kok


The MTR is crowded even at 4pm


Breakfast for my last day – Gong Chai Noodles which actually is instant noodles


Waiting for the Airport Express at Tsing Yi


Charging sockets at the waiting lounge


Heater – It’s cold in January!


A typical Hong Konger’s flat


Octopus card – The pass to go around Hong Kong


Smoked Duck and Chinese Waxed Sausages


Prawns


Homemade soup, heartwarming

*The above dishes were all made by my 90 year old granduncle



Previous Trip Reports


To view my previous trip reports, please visit my blog at http://danieltripreports.blogspot.com or click here. Comments are appreciated on how the blog can be improved!


One way I will fly around the world!
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User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3370 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 12824 times:

Great report Dan! Shame about the continual aircraft change, but I guess these things happens.

Quoting initious (Thread starter):
As the aircraft type has changed, the exit row seat I booked earlier on for USD 25 was no longer valid. The CX ground staff then informed me that I was eligible for a refund and handed me a form to fill in. Being told that it takes 2 weeks for them to refund me the money, I am still confused as to how they achieve that for others as it has been 10 weeks after the flight and the money has not come in yet.

Could they not offer you an exit seat on the new plane? Did you get your money back yet? They should really just give you the money in cash.



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User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6943 posts, RR: 77
Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 12426 times:

Hi Daniel,

great report with nice pictures! I hadn't seen a CX A330 report for a while. I flew on CX A330s some 12 years ago and I'm surprised that the interior hasn't changed (at least on your bird).

Quoting initious (Thread starter):
“May I know which aircraft is being used on the flight today?”
“It’s an Airbus A330 sir”

I was flabbergasted. I was not hoping to get an A330 as I badly wanted B-HNL. Furthermore, the aircraft was still listed as a B777 the night before. Guess it was a last minute type change.

Oh no, what a bad surprise!

Quoting initious (Thread starter):
Being told that it takes 2 weeks for them to refund me the money, I am still confused as to how they achieve that for others as it has been 10 weeks after the flight and the money has not come in yet.

That's not what you'd expect from CX.

Quoting initious (Thread starter):
I will be on B-HLU, the oneworld logojet.

At least you got a special one.

Quoting initious (Thread starter):
Never seen Perrier with this design before

I had never seen Perrier in Y Class on any carrier!

Quoting initious (Thread starter):
The meal service finally started 100 minutes into the flight. This took longer than normal and I wondered why it took so long.

That's late indeed.

Quoting initious (Thread starter):
What else can you ask for?

Winglet, clear view...  

Quoting initious (Thread starter):
The Star Alliance livery Boeing 777-300, 9V-SYE

Nice to see it again, it flew me from DXB to SIN two years ago.


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlinesultanils From Belgium, joined Mar 2010, 1789 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 12021 times:

Hello private D.  

Thanks for this nice report. I’m glad the guys and girls at Cathay made your journey back home an enjoyable one. Too bad about all the equipment changes but that’s how it goes, you know. However if you ever want yourself to be on a CX A340, better hurry because they’re phasing them out soon I believe.

Quoting initious (Thread starter):
I am still confused as to how they achieve that for others as it has been 10 weeks after the flight and the money has not come in yet.

Hmm, I expected CX to be true to their words, but apparently not. Better give them a call maybe?

Quoting initious (Thread starter):
I will be on B-HLU, the oneworld logojet.

At least that was something positive with all these changes involved.

Sultanils



In thrust we trust.
User currently offlinelukeyboy95 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 1135 posts, RR: 32
Reply 4, posted (2 years 9 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 11853 times:

Hi Dan,

Smart report - really enjoyed it and think that your layout is very neat indeed. I think I will try the centralised font next report I do.

CX looked top dog. I know the hardware was a bit dated, but the service looked nice and the food was sounding great. I wonder why they waited 100minutes? But at least they did drink runs prior to this so it wasn't like they were doing nothing.

Hopefully oneday soon I will fly CX again as I only flew when I was young.

Luke!



Breaking down the stereotypes - one by one
User currently onlineLuxair747SP From Germany, joined May 2010, 513 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (2 years 9 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 11277 times:

Hi Daniel,

Very nice TR about your CX experience.
The food looked indeed very tasty and Perrier is a sparkling water settled in the higher class. Also nice you got a special design can!
The interior looks dated, but if the service is fine, I wouldn't mind.

Thanks a lot for sharing that report and the amazing pictures

Cheers
Johannes


User currently offlineQuokkas From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (2 years 9 months 15 hours ago) and read 10281 times:

Hi Daniel,

Another good trip report with excellent views of life in Hong Kong.

Quoting initious (Thread starter):
As the aircraft type has changed, the exit row seat I booked earlier on for USD 25 was no longer valid.

How disappointing that you not only did not get the plane that you wanted but also lost the exit row seat.  
Quoting initious (Thread starter):
This would be the first time seeing it in real life for me.

So wish do you think is better? No prizes for guessing.

Quoting initious (Thread starter):
There was also a huge IFE box underneath my seat which made the legroom smaller.

A disadvantage of window seats on the A330. It's odd how many airlines have the bit about storing your baggage under the seat in front of you and then fill it up with an IFE box.

Quoting initious (Thread starter):
I spotted the Cathay Pacific Cargo Boeing 747-8F

Somehow the CX livery looks "unfinished" to me.

Quoting initious (Thread starter):
Those I have outside whether on a plane or in a restaurant always taste like plain water.

The rule used to be one teaspoon for every cup and one for the pot. They forgot the every cup bit.  
Quoting initious (Thread starter):
Thai Airways International Boeing 777-200 HS-TJE which flew me DXB-BKK last year

Always nice to come across an old friend while travelling.
Thanks for sharing. I look forward to your trip report when you fly with Scoot to Sydney.
Safe travels,
Roy / Quokkas


User currently offlineinitious From Singapore, joined Dec 2008, 1067 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (2 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 9146 times:

Thanks for all the replies people.

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 1):
Great report Dan! Shame about the continual aircraft change, but I guess these things happens.


Hi Gabriel! Thanks for the comment! Yeah, some things do happen sometimes. Just gotta take it.

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 1):
Could they not offer you an exit seat on the new plane? Did you get your money back yet? They should really just give you the money in cash.

I wasn't sure why they couldn't offer me the seat, probably it was already taken.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 2):
great report with nice pictures! I hadn't seen a CX A330 report for a while. I flew on CX A330s some 12 years ago and I'm surprised that the interior hasn't changed (at least on your bird).

Hi PH, great to hear from you! I guess that explains why the interiors are so old and seats are cramped.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 2):
Oh no, what a bad surprise!

Yeah!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 2):
That's not what you'd expect from CX.

Guess screw ups happen from time to time.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 2):
I had never seen Perrier in Y Class on any carrier!

Serious? CX must be premium then.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 3):
Hello private D.

Yes Sir.  
Quoting sultanils (Reply 3):
Thanks for this nice report. I’m glad the guys and girls at Cathay made your journey back home an enjoyable one. Too bad about all the equipment changes but that’s how it goes, you know. However if you ever want yourself to be on a CX A340, better hurry because they’re phasing them out soon I believe

I hope to be on an A343 soon, not really needing it to be from CX.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 3):
Hmm, I expected CX to be true to their words, but apparently not. Better give them a call maybe?

Well I shall wait and see.  
Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 4):
Smart report - really enjoyed it and think that your layout is very neat indeed. I think I will try the centralised font next report I do.

Thanks Luke! Sure, go on and try it! It works wonders.

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 4):
CX looked top dog. I know the hardware was a bit dated, but the service looked nice and the food was sounding great. I wonder why they waited 100minutes? But at least they did drink runs prior to this so it wasn't like they were doing nothing.

That was what I was puzzled too.

Quoting Luxair747SP (Reply 5):
Very nice TR about your CX experience.

Thanks Johannes!

Quoting Luxair747SP (Reply 5):
The food looked indeed very tasty and Perrier is a sparkling water settled in the higher class. Also nice you got a special design can!

Haha, I am definitely pretty lucky. Glad both of us love perrier.  
Quoting Luxair747SP (Reply 5):
The interior looks dated, but if the service is fine, I wouldn't mind.

Same here. That's why I fly LCCs sometimes.

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 6):
Another good trip report with excellent views of life in Hong Kong.

Thanks Roy!

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 6):
How disappointing that you not only did not get the plane that you wanted but also lost the exit row seat.

Hope I'll be luckier next time!

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 6):
Always nice to come across an old friend while travelling.
Thanks for sharing. I look forward to your trip report when you fly with Scoot to Sydney.

I am also excited for the Scoot flight.  

Regards,
Daniel



One way I will fly around the world!
User currently offlineMIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 2853 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (2 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 9017 times:

Nice report! thanks for sharing your CX experience with us.

I was hoping to be able to catch either CX or SQ on my HKG-SIN-HKG trip last year, but it was too expensive for our budgets so we had to settle for good ole´ Jetstar Asia which was not bad at all.

The pics from HKG bring back memories, I love that city and hope to return sometime soon, also Singapore which I am obsessed with.

You can catch the LH A343 to CGK.

MIAspotter.



I think, therefore I don´t fly Ryanair.
User currently offline817Dreamliiner From Montserrat, joined Jul 2008, 2599 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (2 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 8853 times:

Great trip report! Thanks for sharing, I want to visit HKG someday hopefully fly on CX too! 


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User currently offlineInitious From Singapore, joined Dec 2008, 1067 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (2 years 8 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 8463 times:

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 8):
Nice report! thanks for sharing your CX experience with us.

Thanks for your reply MIAspotter!

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 8):
I was hoping to be able to catch either CX or SQ on my HKG-SIN-HKG trip last year, but it was too expensive for our budgets so we had to settle for good ole´ Jetstar Asia which was not bad at all.

Actually I flew Jetstar SIN-HKG-SIN back in 2009 too. Not bad just that legroom was horrible as I was in a standard seat. I will be flying SIN-SWA and HKG-SIN with Jetstar next month.

TR here - Sardines In A Can - Jetstar Asia SIN-HKG-SIN (by Initious Mar 29 2010 in Trip Reports)

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 8):
The pics from HKG bring back memories, I love that city and hope to return sometime soon, also Singapore which I am obsessed with.

I'm pretty obsessed with HKG. It's a beautiful city. Do let me know when you come to SIN. We might be able to arrange a meet.  
Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 8):
You can catch the LH A343 to CGK.

Yes but the prices are always exorbitant.

Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 9):
I want to visit HKG someday hopefully fly on CX too! 

Thanks for your reply 817Dreamliner! You definitely should!  

Regards,
Daniel



One way I will fly around the world!
User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1797 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (2 years 8 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 8358 times:

Nice trip report, I flew on the A333 too, but on EVA Air's to TPE.

I got to try CX one day. The last time I flew with them was about 8-10 years ago and looking at your photos, its exactly the same. Yeah, I didn't like the PTV too.

Anyway, great trip report, how's your NS life so far?

Cheers
Charles Ryan



Airliners is the wings of my life.
User currently offlineInitious From Singapore, joined Dec 2008, 1067 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 7740 times:

Quoting 9V-SVC (Reply 11):
Nice trip report, I flew on the A333 too, but on EVA Air's to TPE.

Hi Charles, nice to see you around!

Quoting 9V-SVC (Reply 11):
I got to try CX one day. The last time I flew with them was about 8-10 years ago and looking at your photos, its exactly the same. Yeah, I didn't like the PTV too.

I hope they change the dated interiors on the regional A333s ASAP!

Quoting 9V-SVC (Reply 11):
how's your NS life so far?

Good!  

Regards,
Daniel



One way I will fly around the world!
User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6943 posts, RR: 77
Reply 13, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 7585 times:

Quoting initious (Reply 7):
Serious? CX must be premium then.
CX is definitely a premium carrier.

Quoting Initious (Reply 10):
Yes but the prices are always exorbitant.

Really? Weren't these flights always quite affordable on the 744?


PH

[Edited 2012-04-01 08:33:09]


Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineronerone From Jordan, joined Aug 2004, 1675 posts, RR: 53
Reply 14, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 7493 times:

Hi Daniel,

Another great TR!

Glad that Cathay did not disappoint again, but too bad you did not get that A340! They do frequent BAH now with the new summer schedule, so hop on one and come  

The meal looked great, and the service seemed typical Cathay, which is an expectation i enjoy coming to terms with on CX  

I haven't flown on those regional seats for more than 55 minutes, but i did think they were more comfortable than the non-recliners. Definitely more cushiony!

Glad to see that you enjoyed your time in Hong Kong with your granduncle. I personally cannot wait to be there in a few days time!


Thanks for sharing!


Cheers,
Roni



A Stop Away From One-Stop, Is Non-Stop : Airbus A340-500
User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 16
Reply 15, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7079 times:

Hey Dan

Great report, thanks for sharing!
CX's product on the 330 looks outdated. However, sufficient for the shorter hops like HKG-SIN.


Greetings
Marc



Next trip report: Well worn A330s and Hassle free MUC transfer
User currently offlineinitious From Singapore, joined Dec 2008, 1067 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6454 times:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 13):
Really? Weren't these flights always quite affordable on the 744?

Sometimes the fares go up to S$288 rtn at least. Never saw any affordable fares on SIN-CGK-SIN for LH.

Quoting ronerone (Reply 14):
Glad that Cathay did not disappoint again, but too bad you did not get that A340! They do frequent BAH now with the new summer schedule, so hop on one and come

Hi Roni! Thanks for your reply! Yeah, I was quite disappointed that I did not log the A343. Shall put BAH in my cards soon, if Scoot does fly there in the future.  
Quoting ronerone (Reply 14):
Glad to see that you enjoyed your time in Hong Kong with your granduncle. I personally cannot wait to be there in a few days time!

By the time I reply to this you'd have already left HKG! I am visiting HKG again in 2 weeks and personally can't wait to see my granduncle again!

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 15):
Great report, thanks for sharing!

Hi Marc, thanks for your reply!

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 15):
CX's product on the 330 looks outdated. However, sufficient for the shorter hops like HKG-SIN.

Have to agree!

Regards,
Daniel



One way I will fly around the world!
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