Flyboy81 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 77 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7401 times:
It's been years since my last trip report, but today's flight on CX716 from SIN to HKG was definitely something to write home about- I was upgraded to First! I've already written an entry on my blog about it, so it'll double as my trip report because I'm too lazy to retype it. Check it out here:
Lufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 45 Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 7259 times:
Yep, 713 (BKK-SIN) and 716 seem to be always overbooked.
We were upgraded to First with just CX Green/AA basic status last time. It was nice, however I don't like the way how the product felt cheapened by 11 upgrades and 1 paying pax (no wine lists, wrong menus, less than stellar service which is rare on CX). Huge difference to SQ First IMHO. Having said that, the flight still ranks light years ahead of TG or LH.
Lufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 45 Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 7159 times:
Quoting Nethkt (Reply 3): Light years ahead of TG/LH c class service? You've got to be kidding, when was the last time you fly TG/LH new C class services?
I haven't flown on new TG/LH C, I was talking about F and how it compares.
Last time was April on LH, SQ regularly after that.
LH intra-asia just doesn't do it for me. More like CX/SQ J - the food is generally ok to bad, wines are nice and crew are nice. While TG ground services in BKK were nice, the flight was nowhere near LH longhaul, let alone SQ longhaul. I love TG but their F just doesn't cut it, I'd choose LH over TG.
Comparing SQ and CX regional F - in this one occasion CX F (713 BKK-SIN) didn't come within 1000 miles of SQ service.
I'm intelligent enough to realize that we were all upgraded but were the others? An upgrade is a good way to market your product and CX didn't do it on this segment. We were even directed to C lounge - like the BKK F lounge would be a palace! Giving no lounge access to upgraded Y pax and C lounge to upgraded C pax is extremely bad judgement on CX's part IMHO. Cost is minimal and the potential to impress the upgraded pax huge.
I will be doing HKG-SYD-HKG later in CX F and expect it to be on par with SQ.
Flyboy81 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 77 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6965 times:
I agree with you guys regarding SQ. I flew Raffles on SIN-HKG a few months back and I was sad to say that it trumped CX's Business Class. But being a loyal Marco Polo Club silver member, I still stick with CX. It's still a wonderful airline and leaps and bounds ahead of any of the major US carriers.
Agmyvr From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 143 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4839 times:
very nice pics on both site...but something was wrong..........No champagne was set inside the cabin when u boraded the flight? Only newspapers? is it normal for anevening flight out of SIN or just ur crew was lazy? and ur main course....sea cucumber....hm.....guess only local HK Chinese will like it.....anyway tks for the report and the links
UpperDeck79 From Finland, joined Feb 2005, 1139 posts, RR: 2 Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4378 times:
Thanks for a great report!
It's nice to read a report when the writer was really excited about the flight! I was feeling the same when I first heard the words "Main deck or upper deck, sir?" from the check-in lady!
(Check out my name! )