Reason For Trip
Its time for me to embark on a conference/ product launch all the way in Newport Beach in LA
. For this trip, I am going to try a first for me, CX
ultra long haul from KUL
in J/F. As many of you that knows me, this is something really out of the blue as usually I fly with TG
. My wife will be coming along with me on this trip. Hope you guys enjoy the TR
03 March 2010
) - Kuala Lumpur (KUL
Malaysia Airlines MH722
1st Flight:8 March 1995
ETD: 1830 (Delayed 1915)
ETA: 2130 (Delayed 2225)
Seat: 2A (Golden Club / Business Class)
Flight Time: 1hr 40min
03 March 2010
Kuala Lumpur (KUL
) – Hong Kong (HKG
Cathay Pacific CX720
1st Flight: 13 March 2004
Seat: 15K (Business Class)
Flight Time: 3hr 14min
After a short overnight stay at the Pan Pacific KLIA, we checked in for the flight approximately 1.30mins before ETD. After all the formalities I grabbed a fresh carton of cigarettes from duty free before heading to the CX
Lounge. The lounge has recently been renovated by the looks of it and it looks very nice, simple yet clean and modern as the following picture shows.
Lounge in KLIA
Tarmac View from CX
This is my first time using the CX
lounge as its also my first time flying CX
out from KUL
. After the lounge it was a quick visit to the smoking lounge before boarding.
B-HNO just before we boarded
Older B773A operating this hop to HKG
. 85% full business class with mostly business travellers. Config on this bird in J is 2-3-2. I think CX
also has one of the more restrictive legrooms amongst Asian carriers in J.
Cabin view in this CX
regional J Class on the B773A
Scenes after take off
Imppressions of crew so far, polite and non intrusive, but a bit hurried, guess its due to the pretty heavy loads on this bird. Meal service started around an hour after take off. Food was good, and I do like the way CX
lays out their tray.
The only downside was the choice I wanted was finished by the time they served me.
IFE is provided buy individual PTV's, albeit played in a loop and not on demand.
Its not complete till you pay a visit to the lavatories
Overall it was a pleasant hop to HKG
and will fly them again in the future.
Final pics before landing in HKIA and also the usual nice and varied tarmac view in Hong Kong
04 March 2010
Hong Kong (HKG
) – Los Angeles (LAX
Cathay Pacific CX882
1st Flight: 5 May 2008
Seat: 1K (First Class Suites)
Flight Time: 11hr 40min
After landing, it was a really long walk to get to the first class lounge. Since we had such a long transit time, I decided to use The Wing Lounge which is located just after immigration. We went to the Haven to have lunch. Food was just average although its catered by the famous Peninsula Hotel in Kowloon.
After which I decided to take a shower and also give me a chance to try out The Cabanas Shower/Relaxation room. It was pretty disappointing as you can see from the photos.
Part of CX
After my shower I decided to take a walk around and look at the shops.
Below are just some random shots as I walked around the terminal
Sq’s Whalejet amoungst a sea of CX
Not long before boarding was commenced, we walked back to the lounge to pick our bags up and also to take a few more pics of the lounge
My overall CX
First class lounge experience was pretty disappointing. I guess I am so usually spoilt by TG
First class service in BKK
with a personal assistant to meet and greet, full spa facilities and the tranquil yet classy Royal First Lounge.
Our home for the next 12+ hours to Los Angeles
When we boarded catering staff were still busy doing last minute loading. 4 out of 6 seats taken in F. My disappointment with the lounge was immedietely put to rest when I sat down and explored the privacy and comforts of my seat.
The Cathay Pacific Suites
Pyjamas by Shanghai Tang
Before pushback I decided to pay a quick visit and take some pics of the lavatory
The very vast and complete inflight meal menu and choices it contains
Pushback; tarmac and views from the cabin
After fasten seatbelt signs were turned off, I took the chance to take even more pictures of the really nice F cabin
I requested for dinner soon after we reached crusing altitude, and the meals did not disappoint me.
Time to sleep
Actually throughout the night betweens my sleeps I also requested a snack, which turned out to be a full meal instead. Service was also great and efficient.
After that great and really filling supper, I went back to sleep, and when I woke up, guess what, breakfast time!
After breakfast was over, I took the opportunity to wash up and freshen up before our arrival into LA
Cabin getting ready for arrival
Final views upon descent
has 2 whalejets on the ground in Los Angeles
Waiting to be towed to our gate
That’s for Part 1, Stay tuned for Part 2.
Overall a truly satisfying inflight experience with CX
My Previous Trip Reports from Newest to Oldest:
M'sia Airlines Business Class CGK-HKG Return (by thaia345 Feb 23 2010 in Trip Reports)
Another TG Royal First Class Experience (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Jan 15 2010 in Trip Reports)
KLM B773ER - The New World Business Class (by ThaiA345 Oct 10 2009 in Trip Reports)
Royal First Class/J On TG (FRA,BCN,MXP) Part II (by ThaiA345 Aug 6 2009 in Trip Reports)
Royal First Class On TG(FRA, BCN,MXP) & Back! (by ThaiA345 Aug 3 2009 in Trip Reports)
CX New J Class On A333 And F, With J On KA (by ThaiA345 Jul 16 2009 in Trip Reports)
Jakarta-Lanzarote! TG In F MH In J AB In Y (PICS) (by ThaiA345 Apr 18 2009 in Trip Reports)
Malaysian Hospitality To Perth (MH In J) (by ThaiA345 Apr 11 2009 in Trip Reports)
Yokoso Japan! MH/NH In J (many Pics) (by ThaiA345 Apr 4 2009 in Trip Reports)
Biz Class: Malaysian Hospitality KUL-PER-KUL Pics (by ThaiA345 Jan 13 2009 in Trip Reports)
Thai 1st Class On The B744 & A346 (by ThaiA345 Dec 18 2008 in Trip Reports)
Business Class, QF, MH, KL: Going Home Part 2/2 (by ThaiA345 Nov 7 2008 in Trip Reports)
Malaysia Airlines 1st Class: Down Under Part 1/2 (by ThaiA345 Nov 6 2008 in Trip Reports)
Garuda Business Class - CGK-SUBvv (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Aug 10 2008 in Trip Reports)
Malaysian Business Class, CGK-KIX (by ThaiA345 Aug 5 2008 in Trip Reports)
Long Haul! Jakarta-Seville TG-F, MH/LH-J (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Jul 25 2008 in Trip Reports)
Incredible India! CGK-DEL With MH In J (PICS) (by ThaiA345 Jul 14 2008 in Trip Reports)
Germany From SE Asia: TG F, MH J, LH J (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Jun 30 2008 in Trip Reports)
Business Class: Garuda To Hongkong & Back (by ThaiA345 Apr 24 2008 in Trip Reports)
Bali On Garuda J Class B734 & B738 (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Mar 19 2008 in Trip Reports)
Garuda Domestic J Class, Jakarta-Palembangvv Pics (by ThaiA345 Mar 12 2008 in Trip Reports)
MH Is Malaysian Hospitality Pt I, J To PER (by ThaiA345 Feb 28 2008 in Trip Reports)
Garuda Domestic (Floods And Airport Closures!) (by ThaiA345 Feb 3 2008 in Trip Reports)