thaia345
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An Unexpected Journey: CX F Suites & A Private Jet

Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:01 am

Reason for trip

Theres a reason why I titled this Trip Report as an Unexpected journey as originally my plan was just to fly with CX First to Frankfurt and back. But 4 days before my trip began, I had to attend another meeting 2 meetings in Paris and Amsterdam. So a short 4 day business trip became an unexpected journey for 10 days. As my schedule was so tight, I had to charter a business jet to take me between cities in Europe, but it all turned out to be perfect. Hope you enjoy my trip report/

Date: 21 Aug 2014
Route: Jakarta (CGK) - Hong Kong (HKG)
Flight: Cathay Pacific CX798
Aircraft: A330-300
Seat: 12C (Business Class)
ETD: 0010 (0031)
ETA: 0550 (0543)
Rego: B-HLO
1st Flight: 13 Mar 2001
Flight time: 4hrs 15mins

Surprisingly traffic was light and it just took me 20mins to get to the airport. Check in was also quick as CX has a dedicated private area for check in and immigration clearance After getting my cigarettes I just waited in the lounge till boarding was called.
My Red eye to HKG
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Boarding was a little behind schedule due to late arrival of this aircraft. Once on board I was glad that this A333 has been retrofitted with the new regional J cabin which is a lot more comfortable than the old cradle J seats.
Cabin Views
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Inflight Magazines
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Menu
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Lavatory
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Business class was about 90% full. After seat belt signs were turned off, supper was promptly served.
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Watched some shows on my ipad at the same time before getting some shut eye. Didn’t seem like long before we were already on the ground at HKIA.


Date: 22 Aug 2014
Route: Hong Kong (HKG) - Frankfurt (FRA)
Flight: Cathay Pacific CX289 Aircraft: B777-300ER
Seat: 1A (First Class)
ETD: 0025 (0030)
ETA: 0630
1st Flight: 21 Nov 2007
Rego: B-KPD
Flight time:11hrs57mins

After a quick days stopover in HKG whereby most of my time was taken up running errands, I am soon back at HKIA. Check in was quick and both security check and immigration was cleared in less than 5mins.
CX First Class Lounge – AKA The Wing
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However The Wing First class lounge was really busy and I had to wait about 10mins for a seat to free up. Stayed around for about 20mins before taking a slow stroll thru the shopping area and then on to the smoking lounge which was conveniently also located at the gate where my bird is waiting to take me to FRA.
The shops at HKIA
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Taking a nice slow stroll towards my gate
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My bird to FRA
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Boarding was called on time and typical CX at HKIA standard, was done in an orderly and efficient manner.
Once onboard, it didn't take long to notice that this flight is 100% full. Service in the First cabin is flawless and extremely polite as usual.
Cabin views
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Amenities for the flight
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Something to awaken those taste buds before take off
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Menu
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IFE
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And we are off with some great views of Hong Kong at night
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Throughout the flight I was always offered that extra attention, guess being CX Diamond has its perks.
Still the best headphones in the business IMHO
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Supper was promptly served once seat belt signs were tirned off. At the same time I caught up with some shows on my ipad before getting some shuteye.
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Bed made up after supper
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I woke up to a nice morning light outside my window, and after freshening up, breakfast was served
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As quickly as the flight begun, it ended pretty quickly. Another great flight with CX.
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Date: 22 Aug 2014
Route: Frankfurt (FRA) – Oberpfaffenhofen (OBF)
Flight: Private
Aircraft: Embraer Phenom 100
Rego: D-ISTP
Seat: Private
ETD: 0750
ETA: 0822
1st Flight: 2010

Upon arriving at FRA, Fraport VIP services met me at the aircraft and took me to the VIP lounge where I could take a shower, have some cigarettes before I am off to my private flight to Munich.
Fraport VIP lounge
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After about 30mins, the concierge took me to my waiting car and drove me all around the airport perimeter to get me to the general aviation side. We actually drove past my inbound flight.
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On the flight with the Phenom 100, I will just let the pictures do the talking for me
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Flying over CDG
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Date: 22 Aug 2014
Route: Oberpfaffenhofen (OBF) - Paris Le Bourget (LBG)
Flight: Private
Aircraft: Embraer Phenom 100
Rego: G-ISTP
Seat: Private
ETD: 1510
ETA: 1625
1st Flight: 2010


Flying over CDG
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Finals into Le Bourget
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Heavy Biz Jets at Le Bourget
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More Biz Jets
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My little Phenom 100, see you in less than 48 hours
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Date: 24 Aug 2014
Route: Paris Le Bourget (LBG) - Amsterdam (AMS)
Flight: Private
Aircraft: Embraer Phenom 100
Rego: D-ISTP
Seat: Private
ETD: 1300
ETA: 1341
1st Flight: 2010

And hello again!
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On board and ready to head off to Amsterdam
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You have been good the last 2 days, am gonna miss you!
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Date: 29 Aug 2014
Route: Amsterdam (AMS) - London City (LCY)
Flight: British Airways BA8458
Aircraft: E170
Rego: G-LCYE
Seat: 2A (Business Class)
Flight time: 40mins
ETD: 1955 (1950)
ETA: 1955 (1940)
1st Flight: 18 Sep 2009

Decided to use the VIP service at Schipol. Dropped off at the private entrance and was immediately tended to. Real bonus of this service was customs and tax free came over to the vip lounge to handle my tax refund.
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The service itself was outstanding, we were accompanied from the moment we arrived, check in handled privately and we were escorted all the way to the aircraft. Well worth the 200euros in my opinion especially in terms of the ease for tax refund purposes. Rest of my time was just spent relaxing in the lounge and the really cool smoking booth in the vip lounge. Around 15mins before ETD, my vip host took me thru a private security area and then onto an Audi A8 which whisked me to my waiting BA flight.
From a tiny Embraer Phenom 100, to a Embraer E170
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Was one of the last few to board. Doors were shut soon after and after a short taxi we were airborne.
Cabin views
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Hello neighbor
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No doubt whose home ground we are in
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Goodbye Holland
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He must be really tired
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Inflight reading materials
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Meals was served on this flight but I was not hungry so I opted out of eating. Flight itself went by quickly and soon I was enjoying the steep approach into LCY. And I was a happy camper too as I really love flying the E Jet family. The flight itself was uneventful and service is above average for J cabin service. I think BA is one of the better European airlines when it comes to inflight service.
London City Airport
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Date: 31 Aug 2014
Route: London (LHR) - Hong Kong (HKG)
Flight: Cathay Pacific CX252
Aircraft: B777-300ER
Seat: 1K (First Class)
Rego: B-KPP
Flight time: 11hrs 30mins
ETD: 1230 (1245)
ETA: 0655 + 1 (0718)
1st Flight: 19 Jan 2010

Arrived at LHR T3 with about 2.5 hrs to spare as I had some take free to refund. After that check in was immediate at CX's First class check in counters and bags were tagged all the way to CGK. After that I had a few last smokes before heading through security. Spent some time walking around the shops before heading towards CX's First Class Lounge.
Too many people around
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Solace in CX First Class Lounge
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View from my seat in the lounge
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Boarding was called after about me spending 30mins in the lounge. Once onboard, its great to be back in the confines of CX First cabin. Attention was immediately paid to all F passengers coming in through door 2L which was the door in use today. Settled into my seat and just enjoyed the CX hospitality.
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Menu
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Push back was slightly delayed as due to the usually busy airspace ay LHR, we were given a departure slot at 1200 zulu which is 15mins behind ETD. Not a big fuss as flight the today is 11hrs and 30mins.
Waiting for pushback
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And off we go
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I was previously loyal to her
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lining up for departure
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And finally its our turn for take off
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This B773ER has yet to be retrofitted with the updated F seats but it did not pose a problem as the only main difference is in the touch controls of the seat.

Going thru the IFE
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Sometimes just feel like sticking my hand out the window to touch them clouds
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And my favorite part of my flights, meal time
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phileet92
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RE: An Unexpected Journey: CX F Suites & A Private Jet

Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:02 pm

Excellent trip report as usual! Looks like CX has changed the presentation of their Caviar starter. Nice to see they have adopted the ANA approach and serve the entire jar(?), but what happened to the salmon? No complaints of course.
 
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WROORD
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RE: An Unexpected Journey: CX F Suites & A Private Jet

Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:14 pm

Nice trip, thanks for sharing. I was not aware that B777 had a camera enabling to have take off and landing view - pretty cool. CX is very consistent. It looks like you had more leg room on CX than your private jet.
 
khi747
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RE: An Unexpected Journey: CX F Suites & A Private Jet

Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:10 am

Epic report - travelling in super style as always Thaia345 but this one is even more jet set then your usual F class TRs.

What kind of work do you do man?!
 
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RE: An Unexpected Journey: CX F Suites & A Private Jet

Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:20 am

Quoting phileet92 (Reply 1):
Excellent trip report as usual! Looks like CX has changed the presentation of their Caviar starter. Nice to see they have adopted the ANA approach and serve the entire jar(?), but what happened to the salmon? No complaints of course.

Hi Phileet92, yes, since last year they have been giving the entire can, but you are right on the salmon, that has seem to be deleted, although no complains as I got more caviar now, however, I do miss their smoked salmon as it was also one of the better ones I have had.

Quoting WROORD (Reply 2):
I was not aware that B777 had a camera enabling to have take off and landing view - pretty cool. CX is very consistent. It looks like you had more leg room on CX than your private jet.

Hi WROORD, Yes, CX is one of the few B773Er operators that has camera on them, pretty nice to view the take off and landings, especially like to see when we are lining up for TO and to see what number in line we are. LOL, the private jet is a tinny Embraer Phenom 100, so not much legroom in that, although I would take the Phenom 100 anytime over the Mustang as it has more room and luggage compartment too.

Quoting khi747 (Reply 3):
Epic report - travelling in super style as always Thaia345 but this one is even more jet set then your usual F class TRs.

What kind of work do you do man?!

Hi KHI747 ahhaha, a private jet really comes into play when I needed to hop between 3 cities in one day!. I am in the Auto industry, especially in dealing with European brands, hence the frequent hops to Europe.

Cheers!
 
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RE: An Unexpected Journey: CX F Suites & A Private Jet

Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:24 pm

Nice report! I'm flying through HKG next week, so looking forward to seeing the new CX F lounge, as well as trying the regional J seat to NGO.
http://my.flightmemory.com/shefgab Upcoming flights: AMS-RIX-BUD-VDA,ETH-TLV-FCO-LHR,STN-TXL-LCY,LTN-CPH-LTN,LGW-SZG,MUC-LHR
 
thaia345
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RE: An Unexpected Journey: CX F Suites & A Private Jet

Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:17 pm

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 5):
Nice report! I'm flying through HKG next week, so looking forward to seeing the new CX F lounge, as well as trying the regional J seat to NGO.

Hi Gabriel!!! You are flying through HKG next week? What day? I am going through on 14 and 15 Nov. Lets try to meet up !

Cheers!
 
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RE: An Unexpected Journey: CX F Suites & A Private Jet

Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:55 pm

Quoting thaia345 (Thread starter):
I was previously loyal to her

TG or AC? They're both Star Alliance. Although I had a great flight on a TG 747-400 last December, even in economy class.
But CX is really great, even in economy class. You got some really great treatment on your flights and I enjoyed your pics, especially at LHR and HKG, as I have often flown through these airports.
Have you kissed a 777 today?
 
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RE: An Unexpected Journey: CX F Suites & A Private Jet

Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:50 pm

Quoting triple7man (Reply 7):
TG or AC? They're both Star Alliance. Although I had a great flight on a TG 747-400 last December, even in economy class.
But CX is really great, even in economy class. You got some really great treatment on your flights and I enjoyed your pics, especially at LHR and HKG, as I have often flown through these airports.

Hi Triple7man,
I was previously a loyalist with TG, but now jumped ship to CX, mainly due to better long haul connections especially to the USA and also more consistent hard products on board.
Thanks for reading and also enjoying my trip report!
 
eastern747
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RE: An Unexpected Journey: CX F Suites & A Private Jet

Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:15 am

Sorry, but all that cavier needs a lot more backup then I saw, and also more bread or crackers. Don't know what type of cavier but sure it isn't buluga.
 
nethkt
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RE: An Unexpected Journey: CX F Suites & A Private Jet

Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:28 am

Sawasdee krub thaia345.
Look what I have missed, and to know that you had jumped ship from TG to CX, that is new to me.
But I totally understand you. You deserve the consistency and better hard products onboard of Cathay's.
Give THAI a lesson!!

Amazing as usual. Top notch in-flight products on CX first. Not to mention the exclusive private jet in Europe.
This is the way to fly!
Thank you for sharing as always!!

Net-HKT
Let's just blame it on yields.
 
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RE: An Unexpected Journey: CX F Suites & A Private Jet

Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:15 pm

Heads up what a great TR.  
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