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Cathay Pacific B-LAQ CX110 Sydney - Hong Kong | 2018 Photos and Videos

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:46 pm
by hkore
Trip Report: Cathay Pacific B-LAQ CX110 Sydney - Hong Kong

Flight details:
Airlines: Cathay Pacific
Flight No: CX110 SYD - HKG
Reg: B-LAQ
Aircraft: Airbus A330-343
Departure Sydney International Gate 32: 08:29 AEST
Arrival Hong Kong Terminal 1: 16:04 HKT
Flight time: 9 hours 29 minutes
Distance: 7408 km

Introduction


This trip report is from 2018. I was travelling on Cathay Pacific after a long time, my last trip was in '89 from Dubai to Mumbai on B747-300. Visiting Hong Kong after 2005 flying on Qantas.

I had to visit Mumbai found travelling via Hong Kong as the cheapest option. Transit through Hong Kong with a wait time of 3 1/2 hrs.

Full trip video: Cathay Pacific B-LAQ CX110 Sydney - Hong Kong

Do watch and experience the flight.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkVX0rhgdkM

Pre-flight

Check-in for the flight was done online. Received SMS regarding delayed flight day earlier. Hong Kong was having bad weather delaying the flight.

Airport arrival

Took train and arrived at the airport early.

Check-in

As had already checked online and being early, check-in was quick. Received the boarding pass, informed the gate number and advised of the delayed flight.

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Immigration and security

Immigration was through self-check kiosk. After clearing immigration, had security check and out into the duty free area.

After duty-free

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As I was having plenty of time, checked the flight schedule

Flight schedule

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Decided to have breakfast before boarding.

Breakfast

Had McD breakfast with coffee.

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After breakfast, checked the air-side, watched the arrival of Air China A330 on runway 16L.

Airbus A330's time

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Qantas

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Air India VT-NAC to Delhi

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Waiting for boarding call

Waited closed to gate for boarding call. Flight had arrived late from Hong Kong. Passengers and crew waited for the aircraft to arrive at gate.

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Cathay Pacific B-LAQ Airbus A330-343

B-LAQ was operating CX 110 to Hong Kong. Being positioned in a non-window section of the terminal. Only tail was visible.

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Waiting

Boarding call was made for passengers of the flight as soon as it was ready. There was a delay of 10-15 mins from original departure time.

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Boarding pass was scanned and passport was checked before being allowed to proceed.

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Cathay Pacific B-LAQ

View of the aircraft while heading to the door.

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closer view of rego.

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Boarding

Queue to board flight

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Cabin crew greeted and checked the boarding pass, directed customer to seat.

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Premium Economy

B-LAQ is three class aircraft with Business, Premium Economy, Economy seating. Business and Premium Economy has green colour seats

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Economy

Economy seats are blue.

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Window view

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Cabin view

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United B787 to SFO and LAX

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Taxi and departure

Pushback commenced after a short delay, safety video was displayed on individual InFlight Entertainment [IFE].

Taxi to runway 34L

After a long taxi to runway, departed from runway 34L.

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Flight map

Heading North towards Queensland.

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IFE

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Flight maps

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Meal Tray

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Menu

Menu card was distributed, Breakfast and lunch would be served on the flight.

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Flight information

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Flight map

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Reading material

Reading material and duty free shopping magazine along with headphones were placed in seat pocket

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Inflight magazine: Discovery

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June 2018 edition

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Window view

Clear blue skies over Queensland

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Duty free shop magazine

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CX route map and details

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Route map

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Hong Kong Airport information

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Cathay History

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Cathay Network

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Airbus A330-300 safety card

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Safety card

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Cabin Service

Cabin service began with breakfast drinks, chose orange juice.

Orange juice

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Flight map

After the breakfast drinks, crew began serving passengers with special meals.

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Cabin view

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Breakfast packaging

Breakfast had 2 options: omelette or chicken congee

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Breakfast

Chose the omelette with orange juice

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Window view

Blue skies with flight progressing smoothly

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Cabin view

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Flight information

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Flight map

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Cathay Pacific logo

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Leaving the Australian shores

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Pre-Lunch Service

Crew started pre-lunch service with drinks, selected white wine as I going to have fish for lunch.

Drinks Service

White wine with peanuts

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Flight details

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Seat view

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Menu - English

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In Chinese

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Lunch Service

Lunch was served to special meals first followed by other passengers.

Lunch packaging

Lunch had 3 options

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Lunch

I chose the pan fish with beans and white wine for the drinks

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Meal was well made.

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Waiting for tray collection

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Cabin view

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Somewhere near Philippines

The skies were clear close to Phillippines,

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Approaching Hong Kong

As CX110 approached Hong Kong, skies turned grey. Weather was poor. After rattling and bumps, approached Hong Kong in poor weather. Landed safely in wet weather, watch video to experience the landing.

Taxi to gate

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Cathay Pacific CX110 preparing for next flight

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Walking to transit departure area

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Flight details

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Transit check

After arriving near transit area, queued for security check. Passport and boarding pass was checked and bags scanned, before being allowed into departure area for next flight.

Hope you enjoyed the trip, Thanks for reading.

End of trip

:)

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Re: Cathay Pacific B-LAQ CX110 Sydney - Hong Kong | 2018 Photos and Videos

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:50 pm
by MarcoPoloWorld
Great reading!... In the prior decade, I was a CX fan - but now I'm more agnostic when it comes to choice of carrier from N.A. to Asia.

Good to see that they still do a proper bar service before handing out meals, which not all airlines do. I have a segment coming up with them in a couple of months of HKG-NRT, so we'll see how they fare that time...

Thanks for sharing! :airplane:

Re: Cathay Pacific B-LAQ CX110 Sydney - Hong Kong | 2018 Photos and Videos

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:26 pm
by hkore
MarcoPoloWorld wrote:
Great reading!... In the prior decade, I was a CX fan - but now I'm more agnostic when it comes to choice of carrier from N.A. to Asia.

Good to see that they still do a proper bar service before handing out meals, which not all airlines do. I have a segment coming up with them in a couple of months of HKG-NRT, so we'll see how they fare that time...

Thanks for sharing! :airplane:


It was a long time for me too to fly with CX. More due to increased flight time and connection wasn't convenient. Return trip from Mumbai, transit time is 10-11 hrs,

Hope you share the experience with this forum. Thanks for your comment.