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Cathay Business Class From Perth To Hongkong  
User currently offlineakhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2476 posts, RR: 53
Posted (1 year 9 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 25261 times:

Introduction



G’day mates,

Can you imagine how hard to believe that after five month looking forward to traveling down under, in all sudden, it was time to go back across the ocean?  




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Indian Ocean viewed from Rotary Lookout. Note the headland



‘Canal Rocks! One of many striking headlands that lie along the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park coastline,’
‘Ariel!’
‘Oh, you are getting melancholic? Excuse me!’



Canal Rocks



‘Look closely at the rocks,’



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‘Can you see a subtle banding? This texture is characteristic of metamorphic rock called gneiss,’
‘How do you say it again? Gn…’
‘Just pronounce it as nice. The rock from which the gneiss metamorphosed was granite, formed about 750 million years ago from molten rock many kilometers below the surface,’
‘Beauty!’
‘Do you know that due to its intersecting system of joints, fractures and faults within, the gneiss allows pounding waves off Indian Ocean to deeply penetrate it, eroding it to form linear-shaped canals?’



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Canal



‘Watch out!’



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Pounding waves



“My glasses!” Herman shouted out.




Mobile check in



“Hello, hello, baby, you called? I can’t hear a thing
I have got no service, in the club, you see, you see…”


‘Ariel, why are you imitating Lady Gaga?’
‘We are within 48 hours prior to your departure. Time to visit CX Mobile Application or Cathay Pacific’s mobile site,’
‘It is still early in the morning!’
‘Just go on and select the “Check-In” option, will ya?’




Check-In



‘Retrieve your booking record by entering your flight and personal details,’




Flight Details



‘By the way, have you joined either Marco Polo Club or Asia Miles?’
‘No. Why?’
‘You could have accessed your booking record with your membership number as well,’




Seat map



‘Select your seat and send your check-in confirmation to your mobile device via SMS or E-mail,’




Check-In completed



‘Et voilá!’




Check In Confirmation



‘This is not a boarding pass!’
‘No worries! We will take care of it at the airport. Go back to sleep if you want!’




Above Bored Bed & Breakfast






“Seriously, do you want us to stay here? How about yourself?”



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Master bedroom. Note gas open fireplace



“Do you not want to lie down on the oak queen-sized bed and enjoy reading next to the stained glass bedside lamp while en-suite bathroom is just next door with all classic comforts?”




Bathroom. Note the gold taps



Toiletries



“The letter is even addressed to you by the owner of the residence, TV series writer Dr. Sarah Rossetti!”




Welcome letter. Note cordate chocolates in golden wrapping



“It is fine,” Our sister-in-law Valerie just smiled. “Do not worry about the bill either,”


Mates,

Herman’s glasses may have perished, but Valerie’s generosity along with other fond memories of our journey to the Land Down Under will always be in our mind.


Allow me to dedicate this penultimate story to Roni (Ronerone), Anosh (SR 103) and Palmjet



Friends forever
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User currently offlineakhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2476 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 25536 times:

Perth Airport






“Here we are, boys!” Herman’s twin brother Joannes called while switching off the engine of his car.



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T1 International Terminal viewed from SHORTterm PARKING area



“There is a new day dawning…





Airport control tower. Built in 1986



You feel it in the air…





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Entrance to Public Area



The world is getting closer…




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Check-in hall



You feel it everywhere!”




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CX’s passenger and baggage check-in counters



‘Come this way,’




Premium check-in banner



‘Counter 15 for Excess Baggage payment, 16 for Diamond and Marco Polo, 17 and 18 for Business Class, 19 for Self Check-In Bag Drop, 20 and 21 for Economy Class. Let’s see where we end up,’



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Counter 16 screen



“Just one luggage?”
“Yes, just one,”

As soon as our 24.1 kilogram joint suitcase found its way on the carrousel, Customer Service Agent Daniele proceeded to finalize our documentation.



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Boarding pass



“Please go upstairs for departure. Enjoy your trip,”
“Thank you,”



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Check-in hall overview from escalator



‘Passport?’
‘Check!’
‘Boarding pass?’
‘Check!’
‘Anything else?’
‘How about a completed OPC?’



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Outgoing Passenger Card



“Everything set, boys?” Joannes inquired.
“Yes,”
“Well, it is time to say goodbye then,”
 





Entrance to Australian Customs and Border Protection area



‘Cheer up, Suryo! Tax Free Shopping Zone is waiting for you!’



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FIRST Tax & Duty Free precinct



‘Do I seem into shopping?’
‘Whoa, chillax! Perhaps, you are more into this one?’



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Qantas VH-QPI’s vertical stabilizer with Perth’s skylines in the background



‘Or that one?’



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CX B-LAH



‘Patiently waiting for us at Gate 2,’




Gate screen



‘In the meantime, you can explore Leona Earley’s Special Facility,’




Qantas Lounge






“Just your boarding pass,” Customer Service Agent Jenny smiled as we presented our invitation.



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Lounge invitation



“I will call you when they are ready for boarding,”
“Thank you,”

‘I just stay here,’




Reception living area



‘No guest allowed for International Business Oneworld Customers, according to Lounge Access and Eligibility,’
‘Do not be silly, Ariel! Come along!’



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Bar Service table



”Red red wine…”




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Wine sink



“Stay close to me…”

‘Not this early, Ariel!’



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Tea and coffee corner



‘Coffee? With one of those?’



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Spirits and liquors



‘Ariel!’
‘Oh, still too early? How about one of those underneath?’




Juices



‘That is more I like it, but I am fine with my Espresso,’
‘Hey, look over there!’




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Dining area



‘How about some breakfast? Look what they have got on offer!’



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Bacon and scrambled egg


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Pancakes and maple syrup



‘Nah! I would rather have breakfast on board,’
‘No nibbles either?’



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Clockwise from left to right: Soya rice crackers, vegetable crisps, wasabi peas



‘Ariel!’
‘Okay! No food. How about reading?’



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Newspapers and magazines



‘Or checking e-mails?’



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Apple computer corner



‘Where are you going?’
‘I have to answer a call of nature,’
‘Where? There?’




Shower



‘Very funny, Ariel!’
‘Sorry! Do not forget to wash your hands afterwards,’



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Washbasins



‘Well, what do we have here?’




Soothing hand lotion and fine liquid hand wash by Molton Brown



Hannah (Infodesk) would love this!’




Boarding



“Cathay Pacific to Hong Kong is now ready for boarding!” Jenny was true to her word.  




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B-LAH, we are coming!



Friends forever
User currently offlineakhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2476 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 25526 times:

On board






Flights Status

Route: PERHKG
Date: March 23, 2012
ETD/ATD: 07.55 / 08.05
ETA/ATA: 15.35 / 16.00
Flight number: CX 136
Plane: Airbus 330-343X
Registration: B-LAH
Delivered: May 1, 2008
Flight deck: Captain Andrew Banks



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Photo © K.L.Yim




“Welcome on board,” Cantonese Flight Attendants Phoebe and Winsome warmly greeted us past Mid Passenger doors.



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Second mini Business Class cabin



“Here is your seat, Sir,” Phoebe guided me upon a glance at my boarding pass.



Cozy retreat



“Do you care for welcome drink? I have orange juice and guava juice,”
“Guava juice, please,”




My welcome drink



Phoebe slunk off to give way to Economy Class passengers.



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Forward Y Class cabin



‘Look out the window!’



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QF VH-QPE



‘It flew Ryan (Ryanair!!!) from this very same place back to his hometown Singapore on June 16, 2005!’

“Hot towel, Sir?” Cantonese Flight Attendant Irma appeared on my side.
“Yes, please,”

‘Guava juice and piping hot towel! Feeling refreshed to read up on For Your Safety?




Normal procedure, but the use of oxygen mask



Emergency procedure



“Mr. Akhmad?” Cantonese Senior Purser Ava took me by surprise.
“Yes?”
“I am sorry to disturb you. Do you want to move forward to the front seat? Because there are babies on thirty D and thirty K, the front Economy row,”

‘I would rather stay here,’




Ottoman



‘Are you coming, Ariel?’
‘Sigh! If you want me to,’



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We wish you a pleasant flight





Take off



“Cabin crew, please be seated for takeoff,”



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Entering 03 threshold of 03 – 21 runway


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90 degree starboard turn completed



‘B-LAH does not accelerate immediately. It must be prepared for takeoff on reduced power to minimize noise impact on Perth residents,’



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Overflying 06 – 24 runway in front of International Terminal



‘Hey, look! We are climbing along City of Wanneroo and neighboring Wanneroo wetlands!’



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City of Wanneroo. Note Lake Gnangara in the middle



‘Lake Gnangara is fed by ground water of the Gnangara Mound which is contained by a thin layer of clay. The area is now the subject of conservation plan and management strategies,’
‘...’
‘And over there…’



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City of Joondalup. Note Lake Joondalup in the middle



‘Lake Joondalup is a nature reserve which has a lot of wildlife including turtles, ducks and many other birds. This medium sized fresh water lake is also part of the Yellagonga Regional Park,’
‘…’
‘Are you okay, Suryo?’
‘I do not feel that comfortable on this 11K,’
‘Fair dinkum? You are not the only one. Herman does not seem happy either with his 11D,’



Friends forever
User currently offlineakhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2476 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 25438 times:

In flight



“Please be careful,” Cantonese Flight Attendant Zoe murmured as we were going back to our original seats.

”Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong…”




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Home sweet home



”West Virginia, country momma…”

‘Ariel!’
‘You know what? Just put on this…’




Noise-cancelling headset



‘…And listen yourself to John Denver there,’



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Entertainment, Infotainment or In-flight Services



Ava was apparently notified about our relocation.

“Mr. Akhmad, I am sorry for the inconvenience. The babies are travelling with only one female passenger. Please bare with us,”
“We will. No worries,”
“Can I get you anything to drink? Champagne perhaps?”
“Yes, please,”

“May I dress your table?” Zoe came along.



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Crisp linen



‘What is on the menu by the way?’




Breakfast menu



‘Zoe is back with the starter,’



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Fresh seasonal fruit



‘How do you like it?’
‘Imagine the soft textures of sweet kiwi, juicy watermelon and aromatic strawberry melt in your mouth while fresh berry and pineapple see for dense, yet minty firework,’
‘Winsome is just in time to quench it,’




Champagne Deutz



“Do you care for bread?” Winsome dropped by with a bread basket.



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Croissants, muffins and bun served with preserve and honey



“Can I have that one, please?”




Blueberry muffin



‘So moist, so smooth,’
‘There is Ava with breakfast trolley,’



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Assorted cereals of Kellogg’s, Toasted Muesli, WeetBix and Greek yoghurt



“Mr. Akhmad, would you care for cereal? Or yoghurt perhaps?”
“Can I have the yoghurt, please?”




Greek passionfruit yoghurt



‘Passion fruit flavored yoghurt with firm yet creamy texture that sits on the spoon. A proud product of Mundella, Western Australia’s premier dairy company,’

“What would you like to have for main course, Mr. Akhmad?”
“Can I have e-fu noodles, please?”
“Mr. Akhmad, e-fu noodles are surprisingly in great demand today, but I will do my best to get one for you,”

‘No chance, Suryo,’

Indeed, Ava returned shortly.

“I am so sorry, Mr. Akhmad. We are running out e-fu noodles. Would you mind having anything else for the main course?”
“No problem. Can I have the omelette, please?”
“Sure, Mr. Akhmad,”



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Spanish omelette in the middle with clockwise from right to left corn cakes, beans, mushrooms and chorizo



‘How do you like it?’
’Caramba! Protein shots of aromatic corn cakes and beans with chunks of onion, all stirred up by spicy chorizo, only to be tempered by fluffy omelette and mushrooms,’

“Mr. Akhmad,” Ava took me by surprise, “I am so sorry that we cannot serve you the e-fu noodles. Allow me to offer you these,”



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Main course showcase



“This one from our crew meal,”




From top to bottom herb potatoes and grilled tomatoes on top of grilled bacon along with mini egg soufflé



‘Spanish adventure may come to an end, but English juicy surprise awaits underneath crumbly potatoes and creamy egg soufflé,’

“And this one which is my favorite,”



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Congee with chicken and ginkgo nuts



‘After all hard working, the calm treatment of congee and therapeutic ginkgo nuts are just what your taste buds need,’

”Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong…”


‘Suryo, you are the one singing now,’
‘I am having bubur ayam! My favorite breakfast food back in Indonesia,’
‘You even manage to catch Ava’s attention,’

“Would you like some more bread?”
“No, thank you,”
“Can I offer you another champagne?”
“I am fine, thank you,”

Ava slunk off at ease.

‘You are dozing off. Need to catch up on sleep?’
‘Actually yes,’

Winsome seemed to read my mind, “Are you finished?”
“Yes, it was lovely. Thank you,”

‘It is spa time!’




Bottle of spring water and amenity kit



‘How do you like the joint venture amenity kit of French fashion designer’s label agnès b and Murad of American leader in skincare science?‘




Select skincare products and other essentials



‘In addition to L’Oreal Expertíse and Templespa?’




Cleansing milk, moisturizing hand lotion, all-in-one lotion and more



‘What about turndown service?’




Full-length, fully flat bed



‘Lie down and make yourself comfortable,’



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Pillow



Blanket



‘Perhaps something to read before sleep?’




Magazine rack



‘Oh, you are asleep already. Just like most other passengers,’



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Front Business Class cabin


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Front Economy Class cabin



Friends forever
User currently offlineakhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2476 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 25349 times:

‘Why do you look at me like that as you awaken? I did behave the last two hours. Look what Ava has brought you while you were sleeping,’




Mango and passion fruit smoothie with a bowl of nuts



“Do you like your drink, Mr. Akhmad?”
“Yes, I was pleasantly surprised. Thank you very much,”
“You are welcome, Mr. Akhmad. We will serve lunch in about fifteen or twenty minutes,”
“Lovely!”
“Can I get you anything else, Mr. Akhmad?”
“Can I have Oriental Breeze, please?”




CX’s non alcoholic signature drink and another bowl of nuts



‘What is for lunch?’




Lunch menu



‘Zoe is on the move again!’



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Lunch tray



“Anything to drink, Mr. Akhmad?”




Wine list



“Can I have the Australian Riesling, please?”
“Sure, Mr. Akhmad,”

“Enjoy your meal,” Zoe whispered after serving my Riesling.



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Smoked salmon with Prosciutto, prawn and oriental mayonnaise



‘A thrilling battle of dry-cured gladiators against oriental tiger. No bloodshed, but a splash of soy sauce infused mayonnaise,’



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Mixed salad with French dressing



‘Distinctively fresh and crisp, livened up by well-balanced authentic French dressing from Australian food manufacturer Birch & Waite,’

“Some bread, Mr. Akhmad?”




Clockwise from bottom to top garlic bread, whole meal and white buns. Note the mini bottles of virgin olive oil



‘Bread for more joie de vivre?’



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Clockwise from top right pappardelle with tomato olive capers sauce, braised lamb shank with creamy polenta, deep fried cod with hot bean sauce and chicken green curry with steamed rice



‘Or will the main course take care of it?’



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Deep-fried cod with hot bean sauce, steamed rice, pak choy and carrot



‘Dive into the soul of spicy Sichuan cuisine through the mild, but flaky cod. Have a break at succulent pak choy and sweet carrot on the island of steamed rice,’

“How do you like your meal, Mr. Akhmad?”
“It is very nice,”
“Can I offer you anything else to drink? Some wine or anything else?”
“Well, I am fine. Thank you,”

“How do you like yours?” I turned to Herman.



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Braised lamb shank with creamy polenta, green beans and carrots



“Delicious!” Herman enthusiastically replied.

‘Spare some space in your stomach. Zoe is coming and definitely not empty-handed,’



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Fresh seasonal fruit and an cheese



‘Rich creamy sensation of Jindi Camembert and sweet, but firm Maffra Dargo Walnut, all perfectly enveloped by slightly nutty King Island Roaring Forties Blue. Truly Australian dairy indulgence to enjoy with flavorful red graves and an appropriate drink,’




Port wine. Cheers, Anosh



‘What about the fruit?’
‘You can have it, Ariel,’
‘Cheeky! You are waiting for Ava and Winsome with their dessert trolley,’




Caramel macadamia cake



‘Sinfully sweet combination of high caloric caramel and fatty macadamia,’

“We are hoping we can try the dessert,” Ava joked.
“I hope there are still plenty left for you and your colleagues,”
“Do not worry about us,”

‘Any space left in your stomach? Inflight Service Manager Cynthia has pralines on offer,’

“No, thank you,” I rather felt sorry saying it to Cynthia.  

‘By the way, it is 15.15! The inevitable is about to happen,’

“Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. I hope you enjoy the service of our crew so far. We will commence our descent to Hong Kong,”

“Mr. Akhmad?” Ava returned on my side after hot towel distribution, “I would like to invite you to become a member of our Marco Polo Club,”




Marco Polo application form



“Thank you for the kind offer,”




Landing



‘Look out the window!’



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Tai Lam Chung Reservoir



‘Do you know that Tai Lam Chung Reservoir is the first reservoir built in Hong Kong after the Second World War? With its water storage capacity of 20 million cubic meters, it should be able to cater constantly growing local population,’



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Tuen Mun District. Note Pearl Island on the foreground



’07L – 25R runway is due at 15.50,’



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Thrust reversers deployed after touchdown



’Return to spotter’s heaven,’



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Amiri Flight A6-ALN



“Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking,” Captain Banks was on the microphone, “We will wait to allow another aircraft taxiing,”



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China Southern B-6138



CZ’s first A380 ever. Delivered factory fresh on February 29, 2012,’



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Hongkong Airlines B-KBI



‘Nowadays on duty with Hainan Airlines as B-5709,’
‘By the way, what is B-LAH up to?’



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Turkish Airlines TC-JJN



‘How about attending a meeting with its gate neighbor at 16.00?’




Disembarking



‘It is time to say goodbye,’



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多謝. Thank you, Ava


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多謝 B-LAH



Friends forever
User currently offlineakhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2476 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 25288 times:

Hong Kong International Airport






‘Where are we going now?’




Sign



‘How about to the city as we have some eight hour layover?’
‘Do you have your arrival card ready apart from your passport?’




Arrival card



‘Let’s go for immigration check on the Arrival level,’
‘How do we get there?’
‘Through the first level,’



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Automated People Mover



‘Then up to the fifth level,’



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Arrival level



‘Close your eyes! Only five minutes,’
‘Why?’
‘Just do it, will ya?’

‘Five minutes are up and still waiting...’
‘Alright! Open up,’



http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii60/ouweland-akhmad/Perth%20Hongkong/Australieuml31298.jpg


Baggage reclaim area



‘How did you do that, Ariel?’
‘It was not me. You should thank Immigration Officer Chan Ching Yee for that,’
‘Joker! Now what?’
‘Still nothing to declare, I assume?’




Customs Hall A for Green Channel



Mates, although we got no items to declare, I have to declare the end.




Conclusion



First of all, I sincerely hope that my friends Anosh, Roni and Palmjet will accept my dedication of this penultimate story of our journey.

Secondly, my gratitude as always to my greatest companion Herman and also to our sister-in-law Valerie and her husband Joannes for their utmost generosity.

Furthermore, I wish to cordially thank
Daniele and Jenny for their assistance at Perth Airport;
Phoebe, Winsome, Irma, Zoe, Cynthia and in particular Ava for pampering us on board.

Last but not least, my gratitude to all of you, my mates. Thank you so much for joining us all the way from Perth to Hong Kong.  


Warmest regards,
Suryo  




Cathay Pacific AMS-HKG: An Upper Deck Experience (by akhmad Apr 7 2012 in Trip Reports)
Business And Friends: Cathay Pacific HKG-BKK-SIN (by akhmad Apr 29 2012 in Trip Reports)
A Rare SilkAir Flight From Singapore To Bandung (by akhmad May 20 2012 in Trip Reports)
Merpati MA60 Bandung To Memories Of Semarang (by akhmad Jun 18 2012 in Trip Reports)
Garuda Experience From Semarang To Denpasar (by akhmad Jul 14 2012 in Trip Reports)
Historic AirAsia Crossing From Bali To Darwin (by akhmad Aug 10 2012 in Trip Reports)
Discovery Of Uluru And Kata Tjuta With Qantas 717 (by akhmad Sep 27 2012 in Trip Reports)
NT Exposure: Desert Safari And QF Link 717 To PER (by akhmad Nov 25 2012 in Trip Reports)



Friends forever
User currently offlineQuokkas From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (1 year 9 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 24313 times:

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
G’day mates,

In the words of the song, Suryo,
"G'day g'day, how ya goin', what d'ya know, well strike a light
G'day g'day, and how ya go-o-o-in'
Just say g'day g'day g'day and you'll be right ."


Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Herman’s glasses may have perished,

There sure is some lovely coastal scenery down there and Herman captured the views perfectly. Shame about the glasses, though. Does he carry a spare pair with him?

Quoting akhmad (Reply 2):
Because there are babies on thirty D and thirty K, the front Economy row,”

That's very considerate as we all know that babies can make a lot of noise. But I see that you moved back. What was wrong with the other seats? I guess you put the noise-cancelling headsets to good use, or were the babies quiet?

Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):
The babies are travelling with only one female passenger. Please bare with us,”

That must make it awkward with feeding, although the meals could be staggered. But what happens in the event of an emergency. One parent and two babies would make evacuation difficult.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):
A proud product of Mundella, Western Australia’s premier dairy company,’

Hey, they won several prizes at the Royal Agricultural Show this year, including "Champion Dairy Product" for their Greek Honey Yoghurt. I have some of their range in the fridge. Good to see CX buying local produce.

The meals look quite presentable and the attention from the cabin crew certainly made your journey comfortable.

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Front Economy Class cabin

No Red Dragon to block your way this time. Good.  
Quoting akhmad (Reply 4):
Truly Australian dairy indulgence to enjoy

Stop it. You know that I love cheese and you are making my mouth water.   How was the wine?

Quoting akhmad (Reply 4):
‘Look out the window!’

Gosh, what poor visibility. Was that due to cloud or pollution? It looks a bit like Perth when smoke from a bushfire is blown across the city.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 5):
First of all, I sincerely hope that my friends Anosh, Roni and Palmjet will accept my dedication of this penultimate story of our journey.

How could they refuse an offer from one who is generous of spirit and sincere?

Thank you Suryo for another wonderful trip report. As the year end fast approaches let me wish you and Herman a very happy Christmas and many more travels in 2013.

Best wishes,

Roy / Quokka

[Edited 2012-12-20 21:03:57]

User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6808 posts, RR: 77
Reply 7, posted (1 year 9 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 24073 times:

Hi Suryo,

fantastic report with great pictures! I had been waiting for the next part of your series! CX's J Class product looks great in terms of service - but I don't like the seating layout. It looks like an array of cages to me.

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
‘Nah! I would rather have breakfast on board,’

Exactly my way of thinking.

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Croissants, muffins and bun served with preserve and honey

Nice!

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Greek passionfruit yoghurt

Great stuff.

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Spanish omelette in the middle with clockwise from right to left corn cakes, beans, mushrooms and chorizo

That would have been my choice as well!

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Select skincare products and other essentials

Nice to see that CX also distributes these kits on daylight flights.

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Main course showcase

So much food! Impressive!

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Front Economy Class cabin

These seat backs don't look very inviting.

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
CX’s non alcoholic signature drink and another bowl of nuts

Nice!


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineAirAfreak From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 716 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 9 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 23722 times:
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Hello there!

This was a very nice trip report to see with Cathay!

As a foodie, I want to ask you which one is your favorite: Congee or Crew Meal? I love congee, but not everyone can get that right! Delta does a fabulous congee and also does Korean Air. I am on a congee mission!!! lol!

My other question for you is, how does this configuration compare on the A330 versus 777? Do you find there to be less privacy (as in are you facing more to the passenger across from you) on the Airbus versus the Boeing? I have only flown the 777 flight so I would imagine the seat is faced more toward the front than the A330 due to the cabin width.

Perhaps I have answered my own question, but this is what questions are for! =]

Thank you again for sharing with us!

Bon Voyage,
AirAfreak



Do you lead an Intercontinental life?
User currently offlineBurj From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 901 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (1 year 9 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 23656 times:

Awesome trip report, as always!

Seems like Ariel is getting a little more aggressive lately! You should keep an eye on that...
 

So if you aren't a member of the Marco Polo club...which One World airline are you a member of? Seems like a shame to fly all those miles in Business and not credit the miles somewhere!

Glad to see the photo with Ava at the end...I was a little worried there wouldn't be any photos of you with an FA in this trip report!
 Wow!


User currently offlinekurt From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 417 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 9 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 22757 times:

Suryo:

Your aircraft was B-LAH but your report was not blah! Very nice as usual.


User currently offlinejwhite9185 From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 1303 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (1 year 9 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 22653 times:

Hi Suryo - entertaining read as usual. Oz looks great - hopefully I can make it there one day. CX look pretty good too - already plans for trying them out next year.

Looking forward to the next part.



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User currently offlinesultanils From Belgium, joined Mar 2010, 1719 posts, RR: 30
Reply 12, posted (1 year 9 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 22629 times:
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Hello Suryo,

What an excellent piece once again, I had a great read and a good laugh at times   It is heartwarming to see that you had a really good flight on CX and that FA Ava went all the way to deliver the best possible experience. I can only agree with others that I'm no fan of the seating arrangement, but perhaps now that you lived through, you can share your opinion on this. And you even flew backwards this time!
'red red wine' = UB40! An all time classic!

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
‘Just go on and select the “Check-In” option, will ya?’

Wow, Ariel being the bossy type here. Have you done something wrong?

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
“My glasses!” Herman shouted out.

Oh no! He didn't lose them in that raging water, did he?

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Above Bored

I can see you were not bored at all in that nice B&B. Ran by the family?

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
16 for Diamond and Marco Polo

Sorry but I think CX has to come up with a better name than 'Marco Polo' for a class designation. Don't like it...

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Outgoing Passenger Card

That's the 1st time I see that a country needs 'outgoing' info from a passenger.

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
It flew Ryan (Ryanair!!!) from this very same place back to his hometown Singapore on June 16, 2005!

Wow, your research abilities go above my reason definitely. Good job in retrieving these details!

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
It is spa time!

Blauw of rood 

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Thank you for the kind offer

Did you apply?

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
It is time to say goodbye

Your signature shot, wonderful!

Sultanils



In thrust we trust.
User currently offlineflightsimboy From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1269 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (1 year 9 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 22521 times:
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Hello Suryo,

Another awesome trip report of your return journey!! Cathay Pacific does seem nice. Glad your service on B-LAH was not just blah!! lol. Something so smooth and delicate on the Airbuses compared to the thoroughbred Boeing 777-300ERs!!!

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Can you imagine how hard to believe that after five month looking forward to traveling down under, in all sudden, it was time to go back across the ocean?

That feeling is always there, but the trip back on a plane is what makes it less sad! However when you finally get home and it's all over the visit at the destination, and the plane trip back home, that can be a real bummer!!

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Look closely at the rocks,’

Luckily no Priscilla's crack this time!!

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
My glasses!” Herman shouted out.
Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Herman’s glasses may have perished
Quoting akhmad (Reply 1):
Herman’s twin brother Joannes

Ah we learn something new about Herman (Not that poor Herman is being stalked in any way lol) He wears glasses (which he lost) and a real surprise he has a twin brother...Identical? Perhaps!!

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
It flew Ryan (Ryanair!!!) from this very same place back to his hometown Singapore on June 16, 2005

Kudos to you for adding these in, though I am not sure how you manage to record these  .. (Ah perhaps a search feature on airliners.net...whatever the case be, you take the time to do it!!

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Guava juice, please,”

I don't know if I'll ever take up to Gauva...As the parrots back home would eat only this, and somehow I associate the fruit with them lol

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
City of Wanneroo. Note Lake Gnangara in the middle


‘Lake Gnangara is fed by ground water of the Gnangara Mound which is contained by a thin layer of clay. The area is now the subject of conservation plan and management strategies,’
‘...’
‘And over there…’

The true Suryo touch!!

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Here is your seat, Sir,” Phoebe guided me upon a glance at my boarding pass.
Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
‘I do not feel that comfortable on this 11K,’
‘Fair dinkum? You are not the only one. Herman does not seem happy either with his 11D,’

What was it about your new seat that you found uncomfortable compared to 23K. Was it the more private cabin in this section?

Quoting akhmad (Reply 4):
Mango and passion fruit smoothie with a bowl of nuts

There is just something so soothing about that pic! Gives once immediately a sense of such relaxation, watching the hours go by on your TV screen (being unable to watch the clouds go by due to the placement of the seats at an angle at the window) and the drink seems so exotic!!

Quoting akhmad (Reply 4):
CX’s non alcoholic signature drink and another bowl of nuts

And then suddenly being frightened (by the flash) in this one lol...(I am sure Ariel hid in fright somewhere with the bright light lol...just teasing)

Quoting akhmad (Reply 4):
A thrilling battle of dry-cured gladiators against oriental tiger. No bloodshed, but a splash of soy sauce infused mayonnaise

Almost had a vision of seafood gladiators battling it out in your plate (or perhaps in your mouth with your taste buds!!)

Quoting akhmad (Reply 4):
Clockwise from top right pappardelle with tomato olive capers sauce, braised lamb shank with creamy polenta, deep fried cod with hot bean sauce and chicken green curry with steamed rice

Interesting that CX already plates their meals and bring them out to their passengers, as opposed to other carriers who I believe take your order then bring it out to you, or is the latter just an option with on demand dining?

Quoting akhmad (Reply 4):
多謝. Thank you, Ava

Nice touch of you to add the script and personally thank Ava for the service!! Ava looks very prim and proper.

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Close your eyes! Only five minutes,’
‘Why?’
‘Just do it, will ya?’

‘Five minutes are up and still waiting...’
‘Alright! Open up,’
Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
‘How did you do that, Ariel?’
‘It was not me. You should thank Immigration Officer Chan Ching Yee for that,’
‘Joker! Now what?

Ha,ha, I havent said much of Ariel but I'm glad he's back to his mischief...Poor child, this flight back on CX has helped him renew his care free spirit to be himself again lol!!


User currently offlineSRQKEF From Iceland, joined Jun 2011, 885 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (1 year 9 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 21511 times:

Hi Suryo, great report on Cathay's J product!

Seems like you had a good experience. I've only flown CX Y class, but my dad flew LHR-HKG-MNL in J last year and loved it. Seems like it has a pretty good product and the service looks quite good.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 1):
‘It flew Ryan (Ryanair!!!) from this very same place back to his hometown Singapore on June 16, 2005!’

I love this part of your reports! How do you know if a certain aircraft has carried an a.net member? Just by memory or do you keep a log or something like that?

Regards,
Sveinn  



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27001 posts, RR: 57
Reply 15, posted (1 year 9 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 21345 times:

Hey Suryo  

As expected a great report with lovely photos and writing . Really do look forward to reading them .  

Thanks for a lovely review of CX J Class.

Wishing you and your Family a Happy Christmas and a great New Year 2013  

Regards

Philip  


User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6571 posts, RR: 55
Reply 16, posted (1 year 9 months 2 days ago) and read 20749 times:

Hi Suryo!

Thanks for yet another amazing report with amazing pictures !

Cathay Pacific seems to have great meals but I don't like the seating lay out at all; you are flying sideways and almost no view out of the window! I have flown backwards a few times and don't mind it but sideways would be strange I think.

Food looks amazing especially the lamb.....

Looking forward to your next report !

The777Man



Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly....CI, MU, LX and LH 777s
User currently offlineakhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2476 posts, RR: 53
Reply 17, posted (1 year 9 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 20097 times:

G’day Roy, PH, AirAfreak, Burj, kurt, James, Nils, flightsimboy, Sveinn, Philip, Lars,

I am really touched by your heartwarming replies. Thank you so much.  


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Roy, AirAfreak, Philip, Lars,

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 6):
Thank you Suryo for another wonderful trip report.
Quoting AirAfreak (Reply 8):
Thank you again for sharing with us!
Quoting OA260 (Reply 15):
Thanks for a lovely review of CX J Class.
Quoting The777Man (Reply 16):
Thanks for yet another amazing report with amazing pictures !

You are welcome. It has been a great pleasure of mine.

**********************************************************

Roy, Nils, flightsimboy, Sveinn,

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 6):
the attention from the cabin crew certainly made your journey comfortable.
Quoting sultanils (Reply 12):
It is heartwarming to see that you had a really good flight on CX
Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 13):
Cathay Pacific does seem nice. Glad your service on B-LAH was not just blah!! lol.
Quoting SRQKEF (Reply 14):
Seems like you had a good experience.

Thanks to Phoebe, Winsome, Irma, Zoe, Cynthia and Ava.

**********************************************************

Roy, flightsimboy,

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 6):
That's very considerate as we all know that babies can make a lot of noise. But I see that you moved back. What was wrong with the other seats?
Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 13):
What was it about your new seat that you found uncomfortable compared to 23K.

I felt excluded from Herman because of the partition, while Herman felt awkward as he lost any sense of direction at 11D.

**********************************************************

Roy, Philip,

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 6):
As the year end fast approaches let me wish you and Herman a very happy Christmas and many more travels in 2013.
Quoting OA260 (Reply 15):
Wishing you and your Family a Happy Christmas and a great New Year 2013

Thank you. Allow me to wish you in return a Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year 2013.   


**********************************************************

Roy, Lars,

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 6):
The meals look quite presentable
Quoting The777Man (Reply 16):
Cathay Pacific seems to have great meals

Selected from a superb range of Asian and Western dishes.   


**********************************************************

PH, AirAfreak, Burj, James, flightsimboy, Sveinn,

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 7):
fantastic report with great pictures!
Quoting AirAfreak (Reply 8):
This was a very nice trip report to see with Cathay!
Quoting Burj (Reply 9):
Awesome trip report, as always!
Quoting jwhite9185 (Reply 11):
entertaining read as usual.
Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 13):
Another awesome trip report of your return journey!!
Quoting SRQKEF (Reply 14):
great report on Cathay's J product!

Thank you for your kind words.   


**********************************************************

PH, Nils, Lars,

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 7):
but I don't like the seating layout. It looks like an array of cages to me.
Quoting sultanils (Reply 12):
I can only agree with others that I'm no fan of the seating arrangement, but perhaps now that you lived through, you can share your opinion on this.
Quoting The777Man (Reply 16):
but I don't like the seating lay out at all; you are flying sideways and almost no view out of the window! I have flown backwards a few times and don't mind it but sideways would be strange I think.

The seating arrangement felt a bit strange in the beginning. Indeed, it was not easy to get a decent window view. But at the end, it was fine. Herman even found it the most comfortable one to sleep on.

**********************************************************

PH, Sveinn,

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 7):
CX's J Class product looks great in terms of service
Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 7):
Nice!
Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 7):
Nice!
Quoting SRQKEF (Reply 14):
I've only flown CX Y class, but my dad flew LHR-HKG-MNL in J last year and loved it. Seems like it has a pretty good product and the service looks quite good.

You just cannot fault CX. Everything in J Class is geared towards your personal needs to ensure that your journey is as smooth, comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

**********************************************************

James, Lars,

Quoting jwhite9185 (Reply 11):
Looking forward to the next part.
Quoting The777Man (Reply 16):
Looking forward to your next report !

I am doing my best.

**********************************************************

Nils, flightsimboy, Sveinn,

Quoting sultanils (Reply 12):
Wow, your research abilities go above my reason definitely. Good job in retrieving these details!
Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 13):
Kudos to you for adding these in, though I am not sure how you manage to record these   .. (Ah perhaps a search feature on airliners.net...whatever the case be, you take the time to do it!!
Quoting SRQKEF (Reply 14):
I love this part of your reports!

Thank you.   


**********************************************************

Roy,

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 6):
In the words of the song, Suryo,
"G'day g'day, how ya goin', what d'ya know, well strike a light
G'day g'day, and how ya go-o-o-in'
Just say g'day g'day g'day and you'll be right ."

By Slim Dusty, your home country singer who sold over 5 million records during his music career of nearly seven decades.   


Quoting Quokkas (Reply 6):
There sure is some lovely coastal scenery down there and Herman captured the views perfectly.

Thank you on behalf of Herman.  


Quoting Quokkas (Reply 6):
Shame about the glasses, though. Does he carry a spare pair with him?

Unfortunately not. It was the only pair of his prescription glasses.

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 6):
I guess you put the noise-cancelling headsets to good use, or were the babies quiet?

The babies were surprisingly behaving very well.

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 6):
That must make it awkward with feeding, although the meals could be staggered.

I believe you. I have no experience with it.

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 6):
But what happens in the event of an emergency. One parent and two babies would make evacuation difficult.

You make a good point here. I hope that co-passengers or crew members would be so kind to help her out with the babies in case of emergency.

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 6):
Hey, they won several prizes at the Royal Agricultural Show this year, including "Champion Dairy Product" for their Greek Honey Yoghurt. I have some of their range in the fridge.

You know how to indulge yourself with award-winning products!  


Quoting Quokkas (Reply 6):
Good to see CX buying local produce.

A plausible extension of CX service commitment of regional products.

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 6):
No Red Dragon to block your way this time. Good.   

Lucky me! 


Quoting Quokkas (Reply 6):
Stop it. You know that I love cheese and you are making my mouth water.  

I cannot help it.  


Quoting Quokkas (Reply 6):
How was the wine?

My bad! I forgot to review my white wine.

‘The gentle Riesling eases your palate while dealing with the fiery hot bean sauce thanks to citrus aftertaste,’

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 6):
Gosh, what poor visibility. Was that due to cloud or pollution?

It was due to cloud.

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 6):
It looks a bit like Perth when smoke from a bushfire is blown across the city.

I have seen the pictures. Terrifying!

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 6):
How could they refuse an offer from one who is generous of spirit and sincere?

You are too kind, Roy.   


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Hi PH,

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 7):
I had been waiting for the next part of your series!

Thank you for your patience.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 7):
Exactly my way of thinking.

That makes two of us.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 7):
Great stuff.

Award winning dairy product from Western Australia in 2012.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 7):
That would have been my choice as well!

I know you prefer Western breakfast to Asian one.   


Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 7):
Nice to see that CX also distributes these kits on daylight flights.

Thanks for pointing it out. I assume that these kits are no longer standard on daylight flights with some airlines?

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 7):
So much food! Impressive!

Thanks to the genuine care of Ava.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 7):
These seat backs don't look very inviting.

Perhaps, it is one of the reasons why the fixed shell of these seats has been criticized.

**********************************************************

Hello AirAfreak,

Quoting AirAfreak (Reply 8):
As a foodie, I want to ask you which one is your favorite: Congee or Crew Meal?

Congee, due to nostalgic reasons.

Quoting AirAfreak (Reply 8):
I love congee, but not everyone can get that right! Delta does a fabulous congee and also does Korean Air. I am on a congee mission!!! lol!

Have you ever tried the China Airlines’ one?

Quoting AirAfreak (Reply 8):
My other question for you is, how does this configuration compare on the A330 versus 777?

I have never been on the 777 unfortunately. But, if I make an approximate comparison as the 777’s configuration is similar to the 744’s one, it was fine on both aircrafts.

Quoting AirAfreak (Reply 8):
Do you find there to be less privacy (as in are you facing more to the passenger across from you) on the Airbus versus the Boeing?

As of my experience with the 744, I did not have any privacy issue with passenger across from me.

Quoting AirAfreak (Reply 8):
I have only flown the 777 flight so I would imagine the seat is faced more toward the front than the A330 due to the cabin width.

I am not sure about the installation. The A330 does have one middle seat less because of the cabin width compare with the 777.

Quoting AirAfreak (Reply 8):
Perhaps I have answered my own question, but this is what questions are for! =]

No worries.  


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Burj,

Quoting Burj (Reply 9):
Seems like Ariel is getting a little more aggressive lately! You should keep an eye on that...  

Ariel is just feeling good.   


Quoting Burj (Reply 9):
So if you aren't a member of the Marco Polo club...which One World airline are you a member of?

British Airways.

Quoting Burj (Reply 9):
Seems like a shame to fly all those miles in Business and not credit the miles somewhere!

You are absolutely right. That is why we collect the miles whenever possible at Executive Club.

Quoting Burj (Reply 9):
Glad to see the photo with Ava at the end...I was a little worried there wouldn't be any photos of you with an FA in this trip report!
 Wow!

Thank you for your compassion.

**********************************************************

kurt,

Quoting kurt (Reply 10):
Your aircraft was B-LAH but your report was not blah! Very nice as usual.

That is very sweet of you. Thank you.   


**********************************************************

Hi James,

Quoting jwhite9185 (Reply 11):
Oz looks great - hopefully I can make it there one day

I am sure you will finally go down under!

Quoting jwhite9185 (Reply 11):
CX look pretty good too - already plans for trying them out next year.

How nice! Where are you going?

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Hello Nils,

Quoting sultanils (Reply 12):
What an excellent piece once again, I had a great read and a good laugh at times  

You make me really happy.  


Quoting sultanils (Reply 12):
that FA Ava went all the way to deliver the best possible experience.

We were blessed with Ava.  


Quoting sultanils (Reply 12):
'red red wine' = UB40! An all time classic!

  


Quoting sultanils (Reply 12):
Wow, Ariel being the bossy type here. Have you done something wrong?

Well, I was too sleepy to conduct mobile check-in. 


Quoting sultanils (Reply 12):
I can see you were not bored at all in that nice B&B. Ran by the family?

Australian TV series writer Dr. Sarah Rossetti owns the premises. I am not sure whether any family member of hers is involved in the business as well.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 12):
Sorry but I think CX has to come up with a better name than 'Marco Polo' for a class designation. Don't like it...

That is fair enough. The Marco Polo Club is more a program than a class actually named after a Venetian merchant traveler who inspired Christopher Columbus and others by his pioneering journey (e.g. The Silk Road) to Central Asia and China.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 12):
That's the 1st time I see that a country needs 'outgoing' info from a passenger.

Well, an animal must have a name. The OPC is nothing different to common Departure Card.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 12):
Blauw of rood 

Blauw.  


Quoting sultanils (Reply 12):
Did you apply?

No, I did not.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 12):
Your signature shot, wonderful!

Thank you.  


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Hello flightsimboy,

You know how I always look forward to your reply.  


Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 13):
Something so smooth and delicate on the Airbuses compared to the thoroughbred Boeing 777-300ERs!!!

Both Airbuses and Boeing 777-300ERs have their own charm. I must say I like them all.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 13):
That feeling is always there, but the trip back on a plane is what makes it less sad! However when you finally get home and it's all over the visit at the destination, and the plane trip back home, that can be a real bummer!!

You and I just think alike.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 13):
Luckily no Priscilla's crack this time!!

Nope. That is for King’s Canyon.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 13):
Ah we learn something new about Herman (Not that poor Herman is being stalked in any way lol) He wears glasses (which he lost) and a real surprise he has a twin brother...Identical? Perhaps!!

Herman and Joannes are twins. People say they are identical, but I do not buy it.  


Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 13):
I don't know if I'll ever take up to Gauva...As the parrots back home would eat only this, and somehow I associate the fruit with them lol

Have you got parrots at home? How adorable!

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 13):
The true Suryo touch!!

Thank you.  


Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 13):
Was it the more private cabin in this section?

Too right!

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 13):
There is just something so soothing about that pic! Gives once immediately a sense of such relaxation, watching the hours go by on your TV screen (being unable to watch the clouds go by due to the placement of the seats at an angle at the window) and the drink seems so exotic!!

I never thought that way. Thank you for sharing this point of view!

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 13):
And then suddenly being frightened (by the flash) in this one lol...(I am sure Ariel hid in fright somewhere with the bright light lol...just teasing)

Ariel says that the flash may damage his delicate skin. So, he has to take cover.   


Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 13):
Almost had a vision of seafood gladiators battling it out in your plate (or perhaps in your mouth with your taste buds!!)

Mission accomplished!  


Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 13):
Interesting that CX already plates their meals and bring them out to their passengers, as opposed to other carriers who I believe take your order then bring it out to you,

It is CX’s serving procedure in Business Class to serve meal on a low trolley that gives you an eye-level choice of what is on offer.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 13):
or is the latter just an option with on demand dining?

On demand dining is only available in First Class.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 13):
Nice touch of you to add the script and personally thank Ava for the service!!

The least I can do to acknowledge her outstanding service.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 13):
Ava looks very prim and proper.

She does! And what about me?  


Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 13):
Ha,ha, I havent said much of Ariel but I'm glad he's back to his mischief...

‘Thank you’ Ariel says.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 13):
Poor child, this flight back on CX has helped him renew his care free spirit to be himself again lol!!

Oh yes, he is back with vengeance.  


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Hi Sveinn,

Quoting SRQKEF (Reply 14):
How do you know if a certain aircraft has carried an a.net member? Just by memory or do you keep a log or something like that?

I do not keep any log. I just rely on my memory and Google.  


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Hey Philip,  



Quoting OA260 (Reply 15):
As expected a great report with lovely photos and writing . Really do look forward to reading them .  

I am truly honored. Thank you.   


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Hi Lars,

Quoting The777Man (Reply 16):
Food looks amazing especially the lamb.....

I should have ordered the lamb as well.

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Mates,

Thanks again for your supports!


After Roy and Philip’s example, I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy (Flying) New Year 2013.     


Warmest regards,
Suryo  



Friends forever
User currently offlineAirAfreak From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 716 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 9 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 20071 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

You are amazing! Thank you for taking the time to answer and comment on my questions in detail...

I will try China Airlines on my next trans-pacific flight from Los Angeles and try the congee!

Thank you as always for your time and valued contributions over the years!

Hope to meet you some day in Los Angeles!!!

Bon Voyage!

AirAfreak



Do you lead an Intercontinental life?
User currently offlineSRQKEF From Iceland, joined Jun 2011, 885 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (1 year 9 months 22 hours ago) and read 19812 times:

Quoting akhmad (Reply 17):
I do not keep any log. I just rely on my memory and Google.

Ah ok, nice! Considering doing something like this in some of my future reports, wouldn't that be ok?  

regards,
Sveinn  



Flights flown: 280 - Airlines: 40 - Airports: 64 - Next flights: KEF-BOS-EWR-PBI-TPA/SFB-KEF
User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 19245 times:

hello Suryo


Another great report to follow and sing along. CX has great service in J I must say, I just don't fancy the herringbone seating at all. After reading this report I'm wondering how many seat configurations CX has in J.


Vrolijk kerstmis
Marc



Next trip report: Well worn A330s and Hassle free MUC transfer
User currently offlineCXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2614 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 19229 times:
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Hi Suryo, thank you for posting this trip report. It was an enjoyable read, and a good insight into a class of service which I've yet to experience. One day, hopefully.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 2):
“Here is your seat, Sir,” Phoebe guided me upon a glance at my boarding pass.

How did you like the old business class?

Quoting akhmad (Reply 2):
Entering 03 threshold of 03 – 21 runway

There's a viewing deck just looking onto the threshold of 03/21. It's great for spotters when that runway is in use!

Quoting akhmad (Reply 2):
B-LAH does not accelerate immediately. It must be prepared for takeoff on reduced power to minimize noise impact on Perth residents

Ah yes, those damned aircraft noise complaints  

I hope you had a good time here.



Boeing 777 fanboy
User currently offlinepalmjet From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1223 posts, RR: 17
Reply 22, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 18824 times:

Hi Suryo

Great report - thank you for the dedication too. It was good to read the next part of your travels down under.

Cathay looked like they provided a good experience. Your pics are great. I felt like I was travelling with you.

I also liked your first pic taken of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park coastline - I visited this part of WA a few years ago and it's stunning. I really loved Western Australia. It's one of the most stunning places to visit.

Looking forward to the next part - homeward bound!

Thanks again - Palmjet



Eastern - Number One To The Sun
User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5170 posts, RR: 55
Reply 23, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 18599 times:

Hoi, Suryo,

great story and pictures.

Especially Perth airport and surroundings are interesting.
I will do the same route in the other direction in March by QF if nothing goes wrong.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



Next: Capital travel on schedule!.
User currently offlineakhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2476 posts, RR: 53
Reply 24, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 18282 times:

G’day AirAfreak, Sveinn,

How nice to see you again!  


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G’day Marc, Sam, Palmjet, Markus,

Thank you so much for your heartwarming replies.  


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Marc, Palmjet, Markus,

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 20):
Another great report to follow
Quoting palmjet (Reply 22):
Great report
Quoting palmjet (Reply 22):
It was good to read the next part of your travels down under.
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 23):
great story and pictures.

Thank you.

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Marc, Palmjet,


Quoting MSS658 (Reply 20):
CX has great service in J I must say,
Quoting palmjet (Reply 22):
Cathay looked like they provided a good experience.

Thanks to Phoebe, Winsome, Irma, Zoe, Cynthia and Ava.

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Sam, Palmjet,

Quoting CXB77L (Reply 21):
thank you for posting this trip report.
Quoting palmjet (Reply 22):
Thanks again

You are welcome. It has been a great pleasure of mine.

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AirAfreak,

Quoting AirAfreak (Reply 18):
You are amazing! Thank you for taking the time to answer and comment on my questions in detail...
Quoting AirAfreak (Reply 18):
Thank you as always for your time and valued contributions over the years!

You are welcome. Thank you so much for the sweet words.   


Quoting AirAfreak (Reply 18):
I will try China Airlines on my next trans-pacific flight from Los Angeles and try the congee!

I look forward to hearing from you about it!  


Quoting AirAfreak (Reply 18):
Hope to meet you some day in Los Angeles!!!

That is very kind of you. If I ever make it to Los Angeles, I will certainly let you know. I have yet to discover the US myself.

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Sveinn,

Quoting SRQKEF (Reply 19):
Ah ok, nice! Considering doing something like this in some of my future reports, wouldn't that be ok?  

Well, of course!  


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Hello Marc,

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 20):
and sing along.

Thanks to Lady Gaga, CX, UB40 and John Denver.  


Quoting MSS658 (Reply 20):
I just don't fancy the herringbone seating at all.

That is fair enough.

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 20):
After reading this report I'm wondering how many seat configurations CX has in J.
Four at the moment. New Business Class, Business Class, new Regional Business Class and Regional Business Class.

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 20):
Vrolijk kerstmis

Fijne Kerst.   


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Hi Sam,

Quoting CXB77L (Reply 21):
It was an enjoyable read, and a good insight into a class of service which I've yet to experience.

Thank you. Everything is already geared towards your personal needs to ensure that your journey is as smooth, comfortable and enjoyable as possible. And you got even more out of it with Phoebe, Winsome, Irma, Zoe, Cynthia and Ava at your service.

Quoting CXB77L (Reply 21):
One day, hopefully.

You will!

Quoting CXB77L (Reply 21):
How did you like the old business class?

The seating arrangement felt a bit strange in the beginning, it was fine at the end. Especially for Herman, it happened to be the most comfortable one to sleep on.

Quoting CXB77L (Reply 21):
There's a viewing deck just looking onto the threshold of 03/21. It's great for spotters when that runway is in use!

It is located on Dunreath Drive, right?

Quoting CXB77L (Reply 21):
Ah yes, those damned aircraft noise complaints  

They are just everywhere 


Quoting CXB77L (Reply 21):
I hope you had a good time here.

Reckon!   


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Hi Palmjet,

Quoting palmjet (Reply 22):
thank you for the dedication too.

I am so happy that you like it.

Quoting palmjet (Reply 22):
Your pics are great. I felt like I was travelling with you.

Thank you.   


Quoting palmjet (Reply 22):
I also liked your first pic taken of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park coastline

Herman gets the credit for these pics.

Quoting palmjet (Reply 22):
I visited this part of WA a few years ago and it's stunning. I really loved Western Australia. It's one of the most stunning places to visit.

Nice to hear that. Apparently, our in-laws are blessed to live there.  


Quoting palmjet (Reply 22):
Looking forward to the next part - homeward bound!

I am doing my best.

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Hoi Markus,

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 23):
Especially Perth airport and surroundings are interesting.
I will do the same route in the other direction in March by QF if nothing goes wrong.

I hope you will make it to discover Perth airport and surroundings by yourself. I would love to read your story.  


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Mates,

Thanks again for your supports!



Warmest regards,
Suryo  



Friends forever
25 Post contains images CaptainRed : Hi Suryo, wonderful report again. Well, sorry to hear that your Australian adventure has come to an end, but then, I am sure more great traveling will
26 Post contains images ronerone : Dearest Suryo, Congratulations on another top report! And thank you so much for the warm dedication Did you realize that this personal invitation by C
27 AirAfreak : You will love Los Angeles!!! I will take you to the famous In-n-Out Burger place where the best spotting can be had!!! And Los Angeles is in my opinio
28 SR 103 : Another fantastic report as always Suryo! Excellent choice, would have been mine as well. Thats an interesting choice. You know much about him? Now th
29 Post contains images ba319-131 : Hi Suryo, Nice read and pictures, thanks for taking the time. - I don't like these coffin looking seats, glad CX has a new seat it is rolling out, dou
30 Post contains links and images akhmad : G’day CaptainRed, Roni, Anosh, Mark, Thank you so much for your heartwarming replies. ********************************************************** G
31 RvXKaz : Dear Suryo, Marvellous and beautiful report as always. Glad to be reading another of your creations before the year's end. Its a gorgeous sight. Its a
32 Post contains images akhmad : G’day Gavin, Do you know how happy I am with these sweet words of yours? Thank you so much for your reply. Herman gets the credit for the picture. R
33 Post contains images infodesk : Hi Suryo, Thank you so much for this latest installment. I enjoyed your opening photos of the crashing waves and also the lovely B&B in Perth. Wha
34 Post contains images adamspotter : Hoi Suryo, Another fantastic addition to this great series you have made so far. Another fantastically written report which I enjoyed and kept me ente
35 knightsofmalta : Hi Suryo Thanks for the interesting and insightful trip report. I'll be taking that same flight in August, and now I'll know what to expect! I see you
36 Post contains images akhmad : G’day Hannah, Brendan, William, Thank you so much for taking your time to reply. It really warms my heart. *****************************************
37 ojas : hi Suryo, excellent TR once again, enjoyed a yet different narrative this time! I understand that emotion. Nice application, never noticed it earlier.
38 Ryanair!!! : OMG...I am IMPRESSED!!! I'll be down under again in a few weeks so I'm looking forward to it. Port of entry? PER, where else? Hehe...
39 planiac787 : Great Great trip report my friend! Very impressed with the new cathay business class and also your style of writing. It was crisp and to the point. Th
40 Post contains links and images akhmad : G’day Ojas, Ryan, Pradat, How nice to hear from you! ********************************************************** Ojas, Pradat, Thank you so much for
41 Post contains images signol : Hi Suryo, Thank you again for your continued masterpiece of a report! The coast of WA does indeed look wild, at least now its only victims are Herman'
42 Post contains links and images akhmad : G’day signol, Thank you so much for the sweet words. So true! SS Koombana came to mind. It was a coastal passenger and cargo steamship in Western Au
43 Post contains images eastafspot : Fantastic report, well done Lovely pictures from around Perth CX is incredibly high quality, every detail is made to leave an unforgettable moment. Ev
44 Post contains images gr8circle : Nice TR and pics.....and a very entertaining commentary..... I'v always wondered about these new Biz class layouts where the seats are angled away fro
45 Post contains images akhmad : G’day Léonard, gr8circle, Thank you so much for taking your time to reply. It really warms my heart. **********************************************
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