bowen0614
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CX421 TPE-HKG (tons Of Photos At Small Size)

Fri Jun 28, 2002 2:38 am

Please be patient since you are now going to download 95 photos at 600x450.
Since there are tons of people are downloading at the same time, please be patient. Thanks a lot.

Date: 2002/6/26
Original: Taipei (TPE)
Destination: Hong Kong (HKG)
Airline: Cathay Pacific Airways
Flight Number: CX421
Aircraft Model: Boeing 777-267
Registration Number: B-HNL
Distance: 484 Miles
Cruising Alt.: FL390
Takeoff Time: 12:20
Arrival Time: 13:55

After I have written a trip report for CX460 from Hong Kong to Taipei, I have received tons of replies and supports. First of all, I would like to take this chance to thank all of you. This time, I have resized all the photos to 600x450 in order to get a faster connection for you guys to download the photos.

On 26/6/2002, I took CX421 to go back to Hong Kong from Taipei. This time, I took a Boeing 777-267 (B-HNL). I have completed the online check-in through Cathay Pacific’s website one day before departure. I have chosen seat 64A in order to get a good view to take all the photos.

I arrived Taipei C.K.S. International Airport at around 11:00 (an hour early) in order to get more time to take some photos inside Taipei C.K.S. International Airport. From the photo below, you can see the check-in counters of China Airlines at row 6B.


And a little car show also.


Cathay Pacific’s check-in counters are situated at row 3A/B. Since there were lots of Cathay Pacific’s flights, there was a long queue for economy class check-in. Luckily, I have completed the check-in process through the internet, I did not need to use much time on the queue.


But there was only a queue at the check-in counters for Business/First Class.


CX421 was scheduled to takeoff at 12:20. It flew from Korea, and of course, it was on time now.


The immigration is situated at the third floor in the airport.



Before going to the immigration, I have tried the seat in the airport. And it was not quite comfortable, honestly.


CX421 was assigned to park at Gate B6. (2 photos)



Once I have arrived the gate, B-HNL was already taxiing to the gate. (3 photos)




Once B-HNL parked, the truck from China Pacific was going to supply all the necessaries to CX421 from Taipei to Hong Kong.


And of course, B-HNL needed some re-fuels also.



The captain was going to have a circle check on B-HNL.




It’s time to get onboard! Let us have a look inside. The seat configuration for a Cathay Pacific’s B777-200 is 3-3-3 in economy class.





Each economy class seat is equipped with a personal TV for inflight entertainment.



This is the controller for the PTV.


The flight attendants were helping customers to put their bags up to the compartment.



Seat belt has been turned on, please fasten your seat belt.


One China Airlines B737-800 (B-18609) was parked at gate B7, just next to us.


The leg room for me (175cm) is not enough since there was a small server for the PTV.



B-HNL was pushed back on time at 12:22.


After pushed back, we taxied to runway 24 for departure.



Once we had entered the runway, B-HNL was ready to takeoff.









Since CX421 was an afternoon flight, we were severed with a lunch.


Today’s cruising altitude is FL390, quite high. Here, we can see the western part of Taiwan.


Nice weather while we were cruising at FL390.


We were going to have a Astra 1A arrival for runway 25R, we were descending to 8000 feets before we were approach TD VOR.


And turning right heading 340 to established the localizer, still reducing speed.




2 mintues later, we were going to have a left turn at RIVER to established the localizer.


And we are able to see “Sai Kung” here.


After we have established the localizer, we will have a chance to see the whole Kowloon. Don’t forget to have a look at Kai Tak International Airport (closed).



Still approaching runway 25R


The Tsing Ma Bridge is under us!!


Final approach



























Flare!


Touch down, spoiler are on….








Vacating the runway…



Another Cathay Pacific Airbus A330-300 landed…


While we were taxiing to parking, we had to get pass two towers.



We have parked and two Dragonair Airbus were parking next to us. Welcome to Hong Kong!!


I hope you guys will like my report. Give me some comments and replies!!
Please report any broken photos, thanks.

Bowen Chau @ HKG
 
blink182
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RE: CX421 TPE-HKG (tons Of Photos At Small Size)

Fri Jun 28, 2002 2:57 am

Stunning. Next time- more photos! It would be cool to catch the inside of CLK.

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nonrevman
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RE: CX421 TPE-HKG (tons Of Photos At Small Size)

Fri Jun 28, 2002 4:30 am

Nice report! It makes me want to go on a trip real soon. Hope to see the Orient later this year.
 
CactusCMH
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RE: CX421 TPE-HKG (tons Of Photos At Small Size)

Fri Jun 28, 2002 4:43 am

I thought CX 777-200s don't have any PTV? Can anyone confirm that?
 
bowen0614
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RE: CX421 TPE-HKG (tons Of Photos At Small Size)

Fri Jun 28, 2002 4:45 am

They are now all have PTV, just like the one I have taken (B-HNL).
 
CactusCMH
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RE: CX421 TPE-HKG (tons Of Photos At Small Size)

Fri Jun 28, 2002 5:25 am

Bowen 0614:
I felt like looking at some porn pictures! I got so excited and aroused! The pictures are absolutely fabulous!!

Do you know when CX started to install PTV in its 777-200 fleet? Did they turn the PTV on in such a short flight?

Does every seats have a PTV server, or just the window seats?

Thanks for the pictures!

 
Guest

RE: CX421 TPE-HKG (tons Of Photos At Small Size)

Fri Jun 28, 2002 7:06 am

Does the lady in the 10th photo knows that she is being seen sleeping at the gate by 10,000+ people??  Smile
 
SQ772
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RE: CX421 TPE-HKG (tons Of Photos At Small Size)

Fri Jun 28, 2002 11:56 am

Another excellent pictorial report. What camera were you using? It looks like a digicam, but the way you were looking through the view finder made me wonder if it was a standard camera?
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ren41
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RE: CX421 TPE-HKG (tons Of Photos At Small Size)

Fri Jun 28, 2002 12:16 pm

Amazing report!!!!!!

You should try to upload some of those pics to a.net!

R41
 
bowen0614
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RE: CX421 TPE-HKG (tons Of Photos At Small Size)

Fri Jun 28, 2002 12:34 pm

Cactuscmh: Thanks for your comments. All CX B777-200 have already installed the PTV. And there are servers under the seats (not only the window seats).

Bigo747: I don't think so.  Smile

SQ772: I am using Olympus C-2100UZ for this report. C-2100UZ is using an electronic view finder.

Ren41: Thanks. And of course, I will upload some of the photos in this report to a.net.

 
bhtchuo
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RE: CX421 TPE-HKG (tons Of Photos At Small Size)

Fri Jun 28, 2002 6:43 pm

mr bowen,
congratulate on this nice photo presentation.. i love it very much.
how ever on the picture number 12 of final approach, i noticed there are lots of car there. is that a traffic jam going on or thats were the taxi waiting there? hope to read your upcoming trip report.

cheers
 
Ryanair!!!
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RE: CX421 TPE-HKG (tons Of Photos At Small Size)

Fri Jun 28, 2002 8:01 pm

There is a reason why they say a picture is worth a thousand words. Your 90something photos here... wow... you didn't have to write anything, actually! Good work! I am still patiently trying to let the pics of the HKG approach download, for some reason they do not want to.

CKS looks like its in need of a re-furbishment, terribly! Looks a bit like JM Davey terminal in Detroit, but with Chinese characters! Hahaha... And the departure info board was just a jumble of information... I don't even know where to begin to read! That poor old woman must have been sitting at Gate B6 since Taiwan became... well Taiwan! Hahaha....

The CX cabin looks pretty comfortable, but the 3-3-3 arrangement is not really ideal for those at the window seat, is it? By the way, your meal looks delicious.

Now I need you to tell me something. Slowly in detail, pretend you are talking to an idiot (that's me), how do you download the photographs into your report? I NEED TO KNOW! BECAUSE I TAKE TONS OF DIGI-PHOTOS DURING MY TRIPS!!!

Mm goi sai (thank you)

Cheers
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RE: CX421 TPE-HKG (tons Of Photos At Small Size)

Fri Jun 28, 2002 8:49 pm

T1 looks much worse than T2! Great Report!  Big thumbs up Ryanair!!!, its quite simple to include pictures. Just upload them to the internet and write: <img src="URL OF PIC">
 
bhtchuo
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RE: CX421 TPE-HKG (tons Of Photos At Small Size)

Fri Jun 28, 2002 9:20 pm

i tough that was easy, click copy the picture and then clickpaste on ur report. true or not? can or not?
 
Ryanair!!!
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RE: CX421 TPE-HKG (tons Of Photos At Small Size)

Fri Jun 28, 2002 9:33 pm

Like this?
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bhtchuo
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RE: CX421 TPE-HKG (tons Of Photos At Small Size)

Fri Jun 28, 2002 9:42 pm

ahhiok...
i think u got it ryan.. my method proven failure... i tried just now and fail. i think u need to upload on a webpage then link it.
 
Ryanair!!!
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RE: CX421 TPE-HKG (tons Of Photos At Small Size)

Fri Jun 28, 2002 9:51 pm

Someone please tell me what is the photo I uploaded? I cannot see it! And how soes it look? Blurred?
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RE: CX421 TPE-HKG (tons Of Photos At Small Size)

Fri Jun 28, 2002 10:11 pm

Again, thanks for the effort of writing/posting such excellent reports! I really enjoy reading it! Smile
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Ryanair!!!
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RE: CX421 TPE-HKG (tons Of Photos At Small Size)

Fri Jun 28, 2002 10:24 pm

I still cannot see the pic I loaded... I downloaded it from Yahoo Groups that need password access... does that make a difference?
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RE: CX421 TPE-HKG (tons Of Photos At Small Size)

Sat Jun 29, 2002 12:58 am

Bowen0614,

This is undoubtedly the coolest trip report I'd read  Big thumbs up I had a similar view of Tsing Ma Bridge and old Kai Tak when I was on UA895. Also I heard B-HNL is the only CX 772 with a 3-3-3 configuration, all others have 2-5-2.
 
Guest

RE: CX421 TPE-HKG (tons Of Photos At Small Size)

Sat Jun 29, 2002 2:43 am

Simply stunning!!!
I suggest you that you may upload some of the pics to A.net, that would be perfect!!! Thank you.
OZ222
 
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RE: CX421 TPE-HKG (tons Of Photos At Small Size)

Sat Jun 29, 2002 7:00 am

That report was great Big thumbs up

! I've never seen that many pictures in a trip report before and I like it! Big thumbs up
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Ilyushin96M
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RE: CX421 TPE-HKG (tons Of Photos At Small Size)

Sat Jun 29, 2002 10:08 am

Wow, that was among the more amazing trip reports I've read! It was like taking the flight, looking at all those photos! Good job!
 
JBLUA320
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RE: CX421 TPE-HKG (tons Of Photos At Small Size)

Sat Jun 29, 2002 12:14 pm

Great!

Pitch looks a little tight on that plane...

95 photos.....oy, that musta taken you a while

JBLUA320
 
sleekjet
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RE: CX421 TPE-HKG (tons Of Photos At Small Size)

Sat Jun 29, 2002 12:24 pm

Is that the curve of the earth in the FL390 picture? I've never flown that high so forgive my ignorance.
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Mr.BA
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RE: CX421 TPE-HKG (tons Of Photos At Small Size)

Sun Jun 30, 2002 12:23 pm

FL 390 is pretty high indeed for a short flight. Photos are absolutely stunning.

B-HNL is the world's first B777! Congrats!
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SIA_B777
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RE: CX421 TPE-HKG (tons Of Photos At Small Size)

Tue Jul 02, 2002 9:59 am

great great report!

and i agree, the seats at CKS aren't very comfy
 
jesseycy
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RE: CX421 TPE-HKG (tons Of Photos At Small Size)

Thu Jul 04, 2002 9:46 am

Um, I can't view your pictures! Tried quite a few times, but all it says is broken link. Maybe the server you uploaded to is down?
 
jesseycy
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RE: CX421 TPE-HKG (tons Of Photos At Small Size)

Thu Jul 04, 2002 6:44 pm

Hey, it's OK now! It was down at about 9am HK time! Great trip report! Haha, looks like the roof of HKG CLK seriously needs a bit of cleaning!

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