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Cathay Pacific 777-300 Economy Class Taipei Taoyuan To Hong Kong - A Trip To Asia Pt. 3

Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:24 pm

Link To Full Trip Report With Takeoff/Landing: https://youtu.be/g4spkVK7g_Q

This is the third trip in a four part series of my trip to Asia.

The four flights feature:
- American Airlines 787-9 Business Class LAX-HND (Pt. 1) viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1427951
- EVA Air A330-300 Economy Class HND-TSA (Pt. 2) viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1428983
- Cathay Pacific 777-300 Economy Class TPE-HKG (This)
- American Airlines 777-300ER First Class HKG-DFW (Next)

[Flight Information]
✈ Aircraft: 777-300
✈ Registration: B-HNF
✈ Airline: Cathay Pacific
✈ Date: Early June 2019
✈ Flight Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
✈ From: Taipei Taoyuan International Airport (TPE)
✈ To: Hong Kong Airport (HKG)
✈ Seat: 63C

After visiting Taipei, it was time to head to Dallas by connecting through Hong Kong.

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Our aircraft, B-HNF, a 777-300 delivered to Cathay Pacific in September 1998.

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Rainy day at Taipei Taoyuan.

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Cathay Pacific Economy Class Cabin

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My first impressions of the seat were... alright. These are rather old seats that feature the sliding shell for recline, the cushions were bent in a few places, old IFE system, etc.
Overall... it's fine for this short hop to Hong Kong.
Cathay Pacific's 777-300 currently feature 356 Economy Class seats arranged in a 3-3-3 configuration, meaning the seat width will be a bit more spacious compared to other carriers that feature the 3-4-3 in economy.
The seat has an adjustable headrest. The seat is a fixed shell that reclines forward into a cradle position. It does not recline into the person behind you.

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IFE Screen

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This took me by surprise. Legroom should be approximately 32 inches of pitch, but this felt like way more. It was really spacious.

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...And the aircraft had an external camera!!!

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Every seat features a cup holder.

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Cathay Pacific gives a complimentary set of headphones to all passengers.

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So... we've got 3 headphone holes here, right?

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Is this supposed to have only 2 prongs?...

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Now, here's the thing that made me really mad.
After departing from the gate, I decided to go check out some of the entertainment Cathay offers as we were delayed 40 minutes due to the rain.
When I switched back, the external camera option was gone.
Has this happened to anyone before?

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After takeoff, we were given a small snack. More than enough for this one hour flight.

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It came with a "Tomato, Egg, & Ham Roll", Cookie, and Lemon Juice.

Overall, it tasted alright. Not the best. I've had better meals in Cathay Dragon's one hour flights...

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Soon, we began to descend into Hong Kong.

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Arrival in Hong Kong


Summary
Overall, a very nice flight for this quick flight. You really can't go wrong with an Asian airline that gives you a hot snack on a 1 hour flight compared to U.S. airlines that only gives you minimal food on a 1-5 hour flight...

The seat was solid. Very spacious but pretty old. The IFE had a good amount of options, but screen quality was lackluster.

It's still a shame that the external camera just vanished...

Thanks for reading/watching.

Previous Trip Reports:
Summer 2018 to Spring 2019
American Airlines 737-800 Business Class Philadelphia to St. Maarten: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1420387
American Airlines 777-300 Business Class New York JFK to London: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1420789
American Eagle CRJ-900 First Class Philadelphia to Cincinnati:
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1421299
American Airlines 767-300 Business Class Zurich to Philadelphia: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1422345
American Airlines 737-800 First Class Dallas/Fort Worth to Orange County:
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1422417
American Eagle E-175 First Class Los Angeles to Omaha: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1423337
American Airlines MD-80 Main Cabin Extra Omaha to Dallas/Fort Worth:
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1424695

Summer 2019
American Airlines A321neo First Class Phoenix to Anchorage: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1426019
American Airlines A321neo Main Cabin Extra Anchorage to Phoenix: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1426813
American Airlines 787-9 Business Class Los Angeles to Tokyo HND: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1427951
EVA Air A330-300 Economy Class Tokyo HND to Taipei TSA:
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1428983
 
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Re: Cathay Pacific 777-300 Economy Class Taipei Taoyuan To Hong Kong - A Trip To Asia Pt. 3

Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:11 pm

Very cool, thanks!

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