This is my first trip report in A.net.
Its about Cathay Pacific BOM-DXB sector and will post return if time permits me.
Please feel free to comment on the trip.
I was visiting Dubai after 5 years because i decided to spend diwali with my extended family staying there.It was my first diwali abroad.
I chose CX because i am a OW flyer esp with BA.but i preferred to pay and accumulate more miles.
It was a fabulous morning, excited to meet my father who stays there after 2 month, i couldn't stop counting days,hours, minutes,and finally seconds.
I packed all my bags 5 days before the flight(for the first time i felt so excited flying though its just after 2 months !!).Maybe coz i'm meeting dad after many days!!
So the flights starts with a series of downs and ups.
First my driver was late. Secondly while driving to the airport, we were stuck at the traffic for 30 mins...but its Mumbai...used to it!!
This is where online check in helped me.The previous night i managed to book the sears just above the wing of the A333X.I dint get the aisle !
But i'm not complaining!!
Reg:- I dont know!!
So we reached at airport 85 mins prior to takeoff and check in was swift!!!!Baggage went in fast, i was given my boarding pass.
CX check in counter.
But then the immigration was slow...A big line..but then it was just a 7-8 min matter and once done, the security was quick.Guys i was clean! :P
Then the duty free section.The prices were touching the skies.A Gucci bag for INR 14000, 300$. as much as my ticket!!
So when we reached the gate, the boarding was just about to begin, and we were given orange pass, so first green then something...then something again..and then yippy orange!!
So i went in and gave the boarding pass, and then there was a line. When i was walking in,someone said flat NO!.Then i realized there was a security guard checking the handbag tags, and since i my tag was on the other side,he couldn't see it. So i stood there for 1 minute showing him my tag, telling him "dekho dekho!!"(look look) in a weird way.I was in a jolly mood.
The gate counter.
Then i just walked past the bridge to the lovely A330-343X( my first in a A330).there was a nice FA welcoming me onboard.I thanked them.
IT-Doing BOM-HKG night route.
Well the dark seat was something i dont prefer.Maybe because i like the EY and EK fabulous seats which are light!!!! They are not bucket seats, but the thing under the buttocks move ahead which gives the recline position but eats up the leg space for while i dont prefer.
Some pics from inside.
But from the sides, ie.the breadth is fantastic, better than those 10 abreast in EK and sadly now in EY with the T7's.
Air India BOM-JFK non-stop with 777-200LR.
One thing that amazed me that i requested water from the purser as i sat on my seat. It dint come after telling him 3 times.Well we are all humans.I dont mind.
One hilarious thing happened.Our flight was delayed by 10 mins because our pushback truck was missing!! i was like !!hahaha.
Take off was wayyyy smooth.Infact the bird is so quiet!!!! wonder how the A380 will be?
Climb was rather slow, i checked, i took 35 mins to get to FL380, then FL390.
Well, i had ordered 4 hindu meals but recd only 3 ..Its ok, but i wont call the meal tasty...it was ok.but my bro's hindu meal was awesome .All NV.
nice legroom.But when you recline, it is a bit uncomfy.
I noticed there was a rude FA there.He was full of attitude man.And as i said, i was in a happy mood, i told him something which he shall remember his lifetime!!
But i found, ALL, ALL FA were nice.Esp the manager. i was a bit hungry thru the flight, there was nothing in galley .But then she gave me something from the crew meal which i found was a nice human touch!!.
The rest of the flight was pretty uneventful, the IFE was nicely working with some minor gitches But it was nice.
While descending, the aircraft came into some turbulance, the girl, in 20, next to my row (2-4-2) was so freaking and was like murmuring like omg omg..please stop please stop...
I dint tell her anything but saw that many people like flying, but they dont like turbulence...it is something which comes with the package .I was far very mild one.
The touch down was a kiss, i could feel the A333 just landed around 150fpm.I'm a aviation student btw .There was no shaking of windows and no bags falling from the top!!(this happened to me in SpiceJet flight back 4 months back, but it was due to rain, it was a freaking rough landing!!!!).
This time, people dint stand up after landing immediately, fab!
Taxing was just 1 min and the engines were cut off!!.
Another fabulous trip just ended.The baggage was quick, and controlled.
|SV 772 to Jeddah|
SV to Jeddah
DL77L to Atlanta
Then the customs, immigration, then there is a Retina scan done while coming, so there was a bit rush there as UA, DL had landed and a lot of foreigners were made to scan their eye, and then the clean chit was give,and we happily rushed to meet my father!!
Dubai is such as awesome please.
Please wait for the return sector.Will write soon.
Ontime performance :-9/10.
Overall fabulous trip.Thanks for reading guys!!
I hope you enjoyed as much as i did.Bye!