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Cathay Pacific, Business Class: Perth To Hong Kong

Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:35 am

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Airline: Cathay Pacific
Aircraft:
Airbus A 330-300
Cabin:
Business Class
Seat:
15A, window
From:
Perth
To:
Hong Kong
Date:
23. August 2013
Departure:
07:10
Arrival:
15:10

BSLHKG

Hey, who turned the lights out? It’s just gone 4 o’clock in the morning. It’s still dark outside and I’m all bleary eyed. My mouth feels dry and the vestiges of yesterday evening’s meal – which included a rather hefty dose of red onion – make my tongue feel as though something small and furry decided to surreptitiously crawl into my mouth and then unexpectedly lost its will to live. This really is rather early. But you see, today I am leaving Australia - unfortunately. I’m heading for Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific Airways.

GETTING TO THE AIRPORT

The taxi I ordered the evening before is already expecting me as I exit the hotel at around five in the morning. The journey to the international terminal in Perth takes about 15 minutes to complete. Traffic is good, but I’m still surprised to see quite a few cars on the road at this ungodly hour.

CHECK-IN

Check-in is in full swing when I arrive. Fortunately the queue for Business Class passengers is a short one, so I don’t have that long to wait. Strangely enough, the place is littered with Asians with their suitcases open and busy rearranging their bags. One young man approaches me and asks me if he might be able to check-in with me as a member of the same party so he won’t have to pay excess baggage. I politely decline but I must confess I am rather curious as to how much extra he’ll need to pay.

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From check-in I head upstairs and change what’s left of the Australian Dollars into Hong Kong Dollars. And then I officially exit the country. But I’ll be back.

THE LOUNGE

Cathay Pacific don’t have their own lounge in Perth and instead use the Qantas Club lounge. The lounge is not nearly half the size of the domestic lounge I was in yesterday in Adelaide. But it is equally well stocked and has a good selection of well prepared and tasty food options.

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BOARDING

Boarding starts slightly behind schedule due to the late arrival of our flight. The turn around is normally only 85 minutes for the morning service, which means that even the slightest delay is likely to have a knock on effect.

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There is a separate lane for Business Class passengers to pass the gate. From the departures level it’s two flights of stairs down to the entrance of the airbridge.

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THE CABIN

As I enter the cabin I am delighted to find that this aircraft has been fitted with the new Business Class seat. So no herring bone. There’s nothing wrong with the herring bone in terms of comfort but it really is a bitch to look out the window in those seats. The new Cathay Pacific Business Class seat is very much like the British Airways First Class seat, just not quite so roomy. This must be one of my favourite Business Class seats and certainly beats the Singapore Airlines one they have on the A 380.

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The load on today’s flight is pretty light up front, I only count ten passengers in total. The smaller Business Class cabin behind the L2 door remains completely empty.

SERVICE

The crew in Business Class are all female and very friendly. Shortly after I take my seat, one of the ladies appears with a choice of either orange juice or champagne.

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And then after that it’s the scented warm towels, which are a nice, rich texture quite unlike the ones British Airways uses in First Class.

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And then as the last thing before we push back, the vanity kit and a bottle of Evian arrive.

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DEPARTURE

Departure is from runway 03. The taxiway from the international apron does not reach all the way to the end of the runway. So at some point we have to cross the runway to the taxiway at the other side and then from there we reach the threshold.

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The acceleration is good, but it still takes us a while until we are finally airborne. And with that, I have left Australian soil.

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After take-off the crew come through the cabin distributing the wine list and menu for today's flight.

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THE MEAL

Unlike my previous experience with Cathay Pacific, on this flight the meal is served on a tray directly from the galley, instead of from a trolley. Presumably that also has to do with the light load in Business today.

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In any case, the crew come to take my order for the meal and the drinks. We start with a plate of seasonal fresh fruit. The pineapple, melon and kiwi are fabulous and have remained fresh. The strawberries however, are somewhat bland in flavour.

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The tray arrives with the apple juice and milk coffee I’d ordered, as well as a glass of still water.

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This is followed shortly after by the breadbasket. There is a choice of different types of bread, croissants and muffins and a selection of preserves and honey.

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After that comes the vanilla yoghurt, which is very rich and creamy.

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For the main course I have the butter milk pancakes with caramelised walnuts, apples and strawberries with maple syrup – divine!

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The meal concludes with the mandatory scented towels Cathay Pacific seem to have an abundance of on their aircraft.

And now I think I’ll listen to some music. Here's a nifty feature of the console to operate the IFE. At the top it constantly displays the time left to go to destination. I think this is a really neat feature!

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About two hours out of Hong Kong the lights go on again and a fresh set of hot towels herald the beginning of the second service. Much to my surprise, the second meal service is another full meal and not just a snack.

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For an apéritif I have one of Cathay Pacific’s signature non-alcoholic cocktails – but alas I forget the name. It is a refreshing mix of kiwi, mint leaves and coconut milk. The drink is served with a small bowl of warm salty almonds.

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We begin with a trio of gravlax, seared tuna in sesame seeds on pesto and a lime marinated shrimp.

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With that I have some garlic bread. Well okay, three slices. But they really were quite small.

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On the tray there is also a salad with feta cheese, cranberries and a balsamico vinaigrette.

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For the main I have the vegetarian option, which turn out to be palak paneer, dhal masala, mushroom and peas with turmeric basmati rice. The dish is moderately spicy and simply excellent, with a variety of different spices and flavours miraculously crammed onto one dish.

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The hot meal is followed by a selection of fruit and cheese: Maffra Sage Derby, Jindi Blue and a Tasmanian Heritage Brie. With that I have a small glass of port.

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And as though I hadn’t already had enough, the meal closes with a mint tea and a dessert of dark chocolate ganache tart on a raspberry coulis.

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And this is how far I got with the tart.

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And just in case there are still some passengers who haven’t had enough yet, the crew pass through the cabin with a box of pralinés, which I decline. What a meal!

ARRIVAL

Our arrival is delayed slightly. Apparently arriving traffic is rather busy.

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Cathay Pacific provides an excellent arrivals lounge, which is located landside, right under the station of the Hong Kong Airport Express.

If you’re travelling to Hong Kong by public transport, I can highly recommend the Hong Kong Airport Express. Should your hotel be on the mainland, get off the train at the stop Kowloon. From there follow the signs to the Express shuttle bus. This is a complimentary shuttle for passengers with a valid train ticket and there are many different lines that will take you to the largest or best known hotels in the area.

During my brief stay in Hong Kong I shall be staying at The Peninsula, which is a truly lovely hotel. I did try taking pictures, but somehow they hardly do this grand building justice. So I will leave it here with a few pictures of the view from my room.

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RE: Cathay Pacific, Business Class: Perth To Hong Kong

Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:09 am

Hi William,

great report, CX's new J Class looks excellent. I like the seat design and choice of colors. The catering looks fantastic.

Quoting knightsofmalta (Thread starter):
For the main course I have the butter milk pancakes with caramelised walnuts, apples and strawberries with maple syrup – divine!

Very tempting!

Quoting knightsofmalta (Thread starter):
It is a refreshing mix of kiwi, mint leaves and coconut milk.

Sounds very interesting.



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RE: Cathay Pacific, Business Class: Perth To Hong Kong

Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:02 pm

Another amazing report!!!

Cathay's new business class seat is indeed my favourite and i also think it is better than SQ's best version to date. Though however, their upcoming J seat seems to look quite similar!

The meals out of Perth -especially the fruit and vegetables- look exceptionally fresh. Surprised to see an Indian offer on this flight tho (looks great and it would have probably been the same choice i would have selected).

And, excellent choice on the Hong kong hotel. The Peninsula is a top hotel, and i will never forget my stay there several years back! Their Afternoon Tea at The Lobby was one hell of an experience for me  


Many thanks for sharing this with us!

Cheers,
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RE: Cathay Pacific, Business Class: Perth To Hong Kong

Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:12 pm

Hello knightsofmalta,

Good report on CX’s ‘new’ business class. No more herringbone! The seat comes with a nice pack of amenities it seems: power plugs, buttons, jacks,... it’s all there. And the meals look mouthwatering!

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RE: Cathay Pacific, Business Class: Perth To Hong Kong

Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:06 pm

Great report as always William!

Must say that Cathay's Business Class look amazing as always. I've only heard good things about the seat, and it's rather interesting that you preferred it to SQ's ultra wide seats on the 77W/A380. I'm guessing the massive width makes them rather uncomfortable? Nonetheless to say the CX seat is also economic for the airline in the way that they can fit in a large amount of seats in the same space, which seldom is the case with the new fully flat beds, where a few seats are sacrificed from the old cabin to make place for the new.

Food looks very generous as well. Didn't expect to see them serve two full meals, seeing that the flight would qualify as a shorter long haul. Though I'm slightly surprised to still see them serve the main course in a rather similar presentation to an Economy class meal. But I suppose that acts to differentiate the C product from First.

Thanks for sharing!
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RE: Cathay Pacific, Business Class: Perth To Hong Kong

Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:56 pm

Hi nightsofmalta,

Great trip report! I flew with Cathay Pacific in Business class two months ago, from Hong Kong to Los Angeles, and this brought back some pleasant memories. My first time out of Economy/Premium Economy, it sure was an upgrade. It looks like you enjoyed the experience just as much as I did.

Quoting knightsofmalta (Thread starter):
And just in case there are still some passengers who haven’t had enough yet, the crew pass through the cabin with a box of pralinés, which I decline. What a meal!

I remember I ate literally everything in the meals: 1) it was delicious 2) I have a large stomach 3) again, it was delicious.

Quoting knightsofmalta (Thread starter):
And then as the last thing before we push back, the vanity kit and a bottle of Evian arrive.

Call me weird, but I've still salvaged everything from the amenity kits provided. To be used as souvenirs, and for use on future flights (OK, maybe not everything)  

Also, I remember the scenery and the glimpse of downtown as we descended into Hong Kong. The city looks beautiful thanks to the water and green hills, somewhere I have been dying to visit. Again, thanks for the wonderful trip report!


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RE: Cathay Pacific, Business Class: Perth To Hong Kong

Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:27 pm

Hi knightsofmalta, thank you for the amazing trip report. I had an enjoyable read!

I'm glad you managed to try out the new Cathay seats. They do look wonderful. May I ask what's inside the vanity kit? Very impressed by the multiple hot towel service and meal servings. Thanks once again and I'm definitely looking forward to reading your next segement.

Cheers,
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RE: Cathay Pacific, Business Class: Perth To Hong Kong

Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:17 pm

Hi captainsloo,

Quoting captainsloo (Reply 6):
May I ask what's inside the vanity kit?

The amenity kit comes with:
* a pair of socks
* eyeshades
* toothbrush and toothpaste
* earplugs
* cleansing shave, lotion, and "green tea lip protector SPF 15" by Murad
* informational card on Murad skin care products and Cathay's environmental contributions

Yes, I still do have an amenity kit from my last flight with Cathay in Business.  
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RE: Cathay Pacific, Business Class: Perth To Hong Kong

Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:42 pm

Hi Udo

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
great report, CX's new J Class looks excellent. I like the seat design and choice of colors. The catering looks fantastic.

I certainly enjoyed my flight. And I must say, from the experiences I made on this entire trip, I feel kind of inclined to switch my allegiance from Star Alliance to Oneworld for good. But we shall see.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
Very tempting!

And so sinful.

Hi Roni

Quoting ronerone (Reply 2):
Another amazing report!!!

Thanks, that's quite something coming from the expert.

Quoting ronerone (Reply 2):
Cathay's new business class seat is indeed my favourite and i also think it is better than SQ's best version to date. Though however, their upcoming J seat seems to look quite similar!

In a way I suppose that's what makes Singapore Airlines' reputation. They're always one step ahead.

Quoting ronerone (Reply 2):
The meals out of Perth -especially the fruit and vegetables- look exceptionally fresh. Surprised to see an Indian offer on this flight tho (looks great and it would have probably been the same choice i would have selected).

Actually one of the crew commented that generally speaking the quality of the food out of Perth was very high. I tend to agree.

Quoting ronerone (Reply 2):
And, excellent choice on the Hong kong hotel. The Peninsula is a top hotel, and i will never forget my stay there several years back! Their Afternoon Tea at The Lobby was one hell of an experience for me

It certainly is a great hotel. I could spend the whole day in my room playing with all the gadgets. Their room service is excellent.

Hi Nils

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 3):
The seat comes with a nice pack of amenities it seems: power plugs, buttons, jacks,... it’s all there. And the meals look mouthwatering!

Yes, it's all there to make a pleasurable journey. I didn't have the right plug with me on this trip. But nowadays most aircraft have power outlets, so it really wasn't a problem.

Hi Jonas

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 4):
I've only heard good things about the seat, and it's rather interesting that you preferred it to SQ's ultra wide seats on the 77W/A380. I'm guessing the massive width makes them rather uncomfortable?

It's a number of things with the SQ seat. First of all, to sleep you have to sit at an angle. Which is okay unless, like me, you have a tendency to align yourself with the bed you're lying in when you sleep. Apart from that, on my last trip back from Singapore I ended up with a back ache.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 4):
Though I'm slightly surprised to still see them serve the main course in a rather similar presentation to an Economy class meal.

To be honest, when the meal arrived my first thought was 'oops, somebody beat me to it'. But the taste was excellent.

Hi Ytraveller

Quoting Ytraveller (Reply 5):
I remember I ate literally everything in the meals: 1) it was delicious 2) I have a large stomach 3) again, it was delicious.

You have my greatest admiration. I couldn't have finished it all off. But it was good.

Quoting Ytraveller (Reply 5):
Call me weird, but I've still salvaged everything from the amenity kits provided. To be used as souvenirs, and for use on future flights (OK, maybe not everything)

Just the amenity kits? I usually keep the kits (if I haven't already got one in my collection), the menus, the pjs...

Hi captainsloo

Quoting captainsloo (Reply 6):
Hi knightsofmalta, thank you for the amazing trip report. I had an enjoyable read!

Thanks, my pleasure.

Quoting captainsloo (Reply 6):
May I ask what's inside the vanity kit?

Well, Ytraveller kindly answered that one above. What I would like to add is that they tooth paste comes in a decently sized tube, not those minute little things.

Thanks for taking the to comment guys.

Cheers,
William
 
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RE: Cathay Pacific, Business Class: Perth To Hong Kong

Sat Aug 24, 2013 5:08 am

Wow, CX J looks fantastic. I don't think that there is anything else that I can say... I'm left speechless!

How long were you in PER for? Just one night. And enjoy Hong Kong, it is undoubtedly my favourite city in the world  
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RE: Cathay Pacific, Business Class: Perth To Hong Kong

Sat Aug 24, 2013 2:23 pm

Hi knightsofmalta,

Another great trip for you! CX really seems to set the bar, along with a few airlines, with their meal plating and offering. Food looks incredible, and definitely beats many other J products out there. I haven't read too many reports on the A330; nice to see you catching a flight on one.

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RE: Cathay Pacific, Business Class: Perth To Hong Kong

Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:25 pm

Hello William,

Great stuff once again! Must have been a not so happy feeling leaving Australia behind..
CXs new J class looks absolutely fantastic, the seat looks better than the herringbone which was not particularly a.net friendly  
Nice to see you get 2 meals on this flight, both look mouthwatering!
Good hotel choice in Hong Kong with some superb views!

cheers,

Brendan

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RE: Cathay Pacific, Business Class: Perth To Hong Kong

Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:37 am

Hello William


Great TR, Thanks for sharing.
Good thing CX went away with herringbone seating, the new seats are great.
Hope others follow that trend.

Greetings
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RE: Cathay Pacific, Business Class: Perth To Hong Kong

Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:56 am

Hi Alex

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 9):
Wow, CX J looks fantastic. I don't think that there is anything else that I can say... I'm left speechless!

Thank you!

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 9):
How long were you in PER for? Just one night. And enjoy Hong Kong, it is undoubtedly my favourite city in the world

Unfortunately just the one night. But that's good. I really liked what little I saw. So now I have an excuse to return! Hong Kong is one of my favourites too. It was my first long-haul flight!

Hi Matthew

Quoting 767747 (Reply 10):
CX really seems to set the bar, along with a few airlines, with their meal plating and offering.

Actually I've decided that of the four Southeast Asian biggies (CX, MH, SQ, TG), CX is definitely my favourite!

Hi Brendan

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 11):
Must have been a not so happy feeling leaving Australia behind..

You bet. I would have liked to stay a bit longer. Then again, the country is just so beautiful and so vast, it would take years to see all of it!

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 11):
CXs new J class looks absolutely fantastic, the seat looks better than the herringbone which was not particularly a.net friendly

I thought the herringbone showed a complete disregard for passengers interested in aviation. I mean, some people don't just get on a plane to go somewhere but because they like flying!

Hi Marc

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 12):
Good thing CX went away with herringbone seating, the new seats are great.

I was wondering about that seat. Apart from CX, I know Air Canada uses such a configuration and so does Jet Airways. But I'm not sure there are that many other operators who do.

Cheers,
William
 
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RE: Cathay Pacific, Business Class: Perth To Hong Kong

Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:44 pm

Wonderful report! I got pretty hungry looking at all of the food offerings, which seem on par with the first class meals on some other airlines. Also, the new seats are really beautiful, so hopefully one day I'll have the chance to experience them! Thanks again!
 
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RE: Cathay Pacific, Business Class: Perth To Hong Kong

Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:37 pm

Great report.

In your opinion (or any other readers' for that matter) if you are travelling in CX J class as a couple, is it better to sit either side of the aisle, or to have the middle seats? From your photos, I get the feeling that if you are in the middle seats you would have to lean forward and turn to speak to your companion. However, if in the seats either side of the aisle, you could, perhaps just turn and talk across the aisle.
 
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RE: Cathay Pacific, Business Class: Perth To Hong Kong

Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:23 pm

Quoting knightsofmalta (Reply 13):
I know Air Canada uses such a configuration and so does Jet Airways. But I'm not sure there are that many other operators who do.

VS, NZ, DL (777) are three which spring to mind
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RE: Cathay Pacific, Business Class: Perth To Hong Kong

Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:37 am

Hi jns13

Quoting jns13 (Reply 14):
I got pretty hungry looking at all of the food offerings, which seem on par with the first class meals on some other airlines.

That pretty much sums up Cathay Pacific's Business Class product. It's very similar, and in some cases surpasses, what many other carriers would offer in First Class!

Hi Vanguard

Quoting Vanguard (Reply 15):
In your opinion (or any other readers' for that matter) if you are travelling in CX J class as a couple, is it better to sit either side of the aisle, or to have the middle seats?

Personally I think I'd go for the two seats in the middle. And aisle and a window would be a bit cumbersome. It's not just that the seats would be facing away from each other. The seats are also not aligned, one is further back than the other, which is not the case if you have the two middle seats. How about two window seats behind each other instead?

Hi Alex

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 16):
VS, NZ, DL (777) are three which spring to mind

Thanks, I didn't know that. So how many different Business Class configurations does that make for DL?

Cheers,
William
 
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RE: Cathay Pacific, Business Class: Perth To Hong Kong

Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:19 pm

Hi William, thank you for posting this trip report! This is a route that I fly most frequently (as PER is my current hometown and HKG my former), although I've never flown in Business Class. I would love to have an opportunity to fly in that magnificent seat! It looks much more comfortable than the old herringbone J class.

Quoting knightsofmalta (Thread starter):
Departure is from runway 03. The taxiway from the international apron does not reach all the way to the end of the runway. So at some point we have to cross the runway to the taxiway at the other side and then from there we reach the threshold.

That path will take the plane right past the public viewing area at Perth Airport (which would have been visible on the starboard side of the aircraft). I have spent many a free hour there, plane spotting. I love spotting there when runway 03 is in use  
Quoting knightsofmalta (Thread starter):
We begin with a trio of gravlax, seared tuna in sesame seeds on pesto and a lime marinated shrimp.

As a seafood lover, the second meal service looks delicious! And to finish off with ...

Quoting knightsofmalta (Thread starter):
a mint tea and a dessert of dark chocolate ganache tart on a raspberry coulis.

... I'm salivating just looking at the pictures!

Thank you for providing me with the opportunity to experience (vicariously, of course) this trip of yours.

Regards,
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RE: Cathay Pacific, Business Class: Perth To Hong Kong

Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:10 pm

Hi Sam

Quoting CXB77L (Reply 18):
This is a route that I fly most frequently (as PER is my current hometown and HKG my former), although I've never flown in Business Class.

How I envy you to have a Cathay Pacific service to your home town. Unfortunately CX discontinued Zürich about ten years ago, never to return.

Quoting CXB77L (Reply 18):
That path will take the plane right past the public viewing area at Perth Airport (which would have been visible on the starboard side of the aircraft). I have spent many a free hour there, plane spotting. I love spotting there when runway 03 is in use

I can imagine, the airport is in such a nice location with the lush vegetation all round.

Quoting CXB77L (Reply 18):
As a seafood lover, the second meal service looks delicious! And to finish off with ...

Actually all the meals were quite delicious, but the starter was also very elegantly presented.

Quoting CXB77L (Reply 18):
... I'm salivating just looking at the pictures!

Certainly one of the better desserts I've had on a plane. These days most airlines will give you some muck of artificial cream with gelatine to keep it stiff. But this was a real dessert!

Quoting CXB77L (Reply 18):
Thank you for providing me with the opportunity to experience (vicariously, of course) this trip of yours.

My pleasure, I'm glad you enjoyed the report. And thanks for taking the time to comment.

Cheers,
William
 
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RE: Cathay Pacific, Business Class: Perth To Hong Kong

Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:21 pm

Quoting knightsofmalta (Thread starter):
For an apéritif I have one of Cathay Pacific’s signature non-alcoholic cocktails – but alas I forget the name. It is a refreshing mix of kiwi, mint leaves and coconut milk. The drink is served with a small bowl of warm salty almonds.

The Cathay Delight
 
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RE: Cathay Pacific, Business Class: Perth To Hong Kong

Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:12 pm

Quoting Robt760 (Reply 20):
The Cathay Delight

2 teaspoons Coconut Milk
4 Tablespoons fresh milk
1/2 cup Kiwi juice
3 mint leaves for garnish

Combine ingredients in a blender with crushed ice. Garnish with mint leaves.

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