Flyboy81 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 77 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 12315 times:
I just got back from a 3-day business trip in Taipei so I thought I'd chronicle the return flight in CX business class. It was a short but enjoyable flight as usual with CX, let me know if the pics aren't working:
Ardian From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 555 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 11931 times:
Nice report! The Fossil Watch designed by Philippe Starck used to be on my wishlist, but after seeing it for real, It turned out to be a little too big for my wrist. It's a great looking watch though (I had the former rectangular one designed by Philippe Starck, but I had many problems with it ) By the way: very cool that CX is offering it as an inflight duty free item!
Ryanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4771 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 11045 times:
Enjoyed reading your report tremendously. I flew CX a lot when I was a kid and have not done so for quite a while simply because I dont have a reason to. But they have left nothing but good memories for me. Can you believe that my last flight with them was on their Tristar??
Look forward to more reports from you.
Welcome to my starry one world alliance, a team in the sky!
AirlineBrat From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 662 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 10664 times:
Great report. I think it was the stylish SARS mask he was gloating over. Does HKG still have the thermal cameras just before you go step up to the customs desk? I registered blue-green so I guess I was not a walking case of SARS or was that Bird Flue?
Ah, yes the smell of Taipei when you get off the plane and go through customs. I know that smell! Hong Kong also had a distinct smell to it when I arrived from LAX. I did the HKG-TPE-HKG trip on CX 11 months ago. The coach meal was a small sandwich and fruit cup. I visited Hong Kong, Thailand and Taiwan that trip. I loved it so much I am starting to plan my next trip to Asia.
Depressing lights of Hong Kong?? I grew up in the suburbs west of New York City and found Hong Kong to be one of the most exciting 24/7 cities I have ever visited. I was blown away by the density of skyscrapers, neon lights and constant energy. I would love to live in HK.... at least for a couple of years.
I'm leavin on a jet plane. Don't know when I'll be back again....
Flyboy81 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 10049 times:
Thanks for all your comments! Hope you enjoyed reading.
Quoting AirlineBrat (Reply 5): Does HKG still have the thermal cameras just before you go step up to the customs desk?
Yup! Although it's not as strict as it used to be. People just walk right on through.
Quoting AirlineBrat (Reply 5): Depressing lights of Hong Kong?? I grew up in the suburbs west of New York City and found Hong Kong to be one of the most exciting 24/7 cities I have ever visited. I was blown away by the density of skyscrapers, neon lights and constant energy.
Hehe...I agree, Hong Kong has the world's most spectacular skyline. I love the city as a destination, but living here is different. I guess I just can't stay in one place too long.
Quoting CF-CPI (Reply 6): I have never been to Hong Kong or Taipei, so I get all my impressions of the area from movies, which has its good and bad points (for example, is everyone in Hong Kong a gangster?).
LOL, well I'm not a gangster for one. Come to think of it, I've never seen any real triad mobsters around, I think that's mainly in the movies. They're too busy controling things from behind the scenes, it's much more lucrative to take a cut of a business's revenues than to send your goons to trash the place.