Review of Cathay Pacific flight Hong Kong Taipei in Economy

Airline Cathay Pacific
Flight CX564
Class Economy
Seat 48K
Aircraft Airbus A330-300
Flight time 01:45
Take-off 17 Apr 14, 13:20
Arrival at 17 Apr 14, 15:05
CX   #4 out of 142 Airlines A minimum of 20 Flight-Reports is required in order to appear in the rankings. 454 reviews
Alex Chan
By 3567
Published on 1st May 2015
This is my first flight report here. However, just a very short report as i lost most of the photos before. I can only find a few in my dropbox folder.

Here is my boarding pass. This time is a window seat 48K on the A330. So lucky Gate 1 for the first time
photo 2014-04-17 15.01.29

Since my uncle is a marco polo member,let's go to the lounge to have a drink
photo 2014-04-17 11.38.45

Fresh Fruit Slices is also available in little plastic cup (or should i say bowl?)
photo 2014-04-17 11.42.04

I also ordered a special drink that only available during Easter Chocolate martini
photo 2014-04-17 12.07.19

Opps!!! Gate changed poor me. Chance for using Gate 1 is not for me :(
photo 2014-04-17 12.19.18

Today's aircraft A330-300. I forgot what is the registration but it is indeed a new aircraft.
photo 2014-04-17 12.49.55

Seat Pitch is good for me (184cm). However, i don't like the design of the tray table, the locking mechanism is too hard for me to open it.
photo 2014-04-17 13.12.45
View for the wing, a SQ 777 parking over there and a oneworld a330 taxing
photo 2014-04-17 13.13.01
The food for HKG-TPE degrade much now. Guess what is inside the paper box
photo 2014-04-17 14.27.49
Can you guess it?

Here is the answer: stir-fried rice and a box of tea not included in this photo. Orange juice for economy class has become history.
photo 2014-04-17 14.30.04
Despite the poor catering, it is always full of joy when you look out the window
photo 2014-04-17 14.41.59

Sorry for the lack of photos. I will update the flight report if i am able to find out where are they.

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Information on the route Hong Kong (HKG) Taipei (TPE)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 57 reviews of 5 airlines on the route Hong Kong (HKG) → Taipei (TPE).


The airline with the best average rating is Cathay Pacific with 8.4/10.

The average flight time is 1 hours and 37 minutes.

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  • Comment 135224 by

    Thank you for your report! It was so lucky of you to have a chance for lounge access. And Gate ONE really does mean a lot! On the other hand the meal for the flight......... you sure CX is a 5 star airline?
    BTW you could zoom out a bit more for your photos next time and look forward to see your remaining photos and more reports!

  • Comment 135233 by
    SKYTEAMCHC GOLD 8194 Comments

    Thanks for sharing. The lounge is a plus but catering is really not what you expect on CX even in economy.

  • Comment 135236 by
    jetsetpanda 2294 Comments

    Welcome Alex and thank you for sharing this short report.

    What a big catering disappointment on the part of CX. I wonder if BR or CI offerings in the same cabin are comparable. At least you had access to the lounge to enjoy some more solid catering.

  • Comment 135242 by
    Rl 777 810 Comments

    Thank you for sharing your first report!

    Food offering seems to be a disappointment for CX, wonder if this is normal on these short flights with them nowadays.

    Hope to see many more flight reports from you in the future!

  • Comment 135345 by
    BombieFlyer 93 Comments

    thanks for this trip report! i have flown with CX since 1996 and all i could say is that while their premium offerings remain good, their economy class offering is just going downhill. Your trip report kindda confirms my thought. I flew with CX to Taipei in 2013 and i was given a slice of pizza, a cookie, and drinks and I thought back then the offering was rather minuscule.

    Looking forward to see more FR from you

    • Comment 315094 by
      Alex Chan AUTHOR 9 Comments

      CX has been cost-cutting for many years. However, its service seems downgrade a lot. CI's roundtrip ticket for HKG-TPE is only about 950 hkd (US$ 123, EUR109), but CX needs up to 1300 hkd (140EUR, US$168). The ratio is not good for customers to pick CX again

  • Comment 135847 by
    NGO85 1622 Comments

    Welcome to the site and thank you for sharing this report!

    I flew CX in Y on the NGO-TPE route last fall and we had a full meal service on that route, which is almost the same length as this flight. Granted the food was spectacular, but it was at least a full tray. This is a very disappointing offering for a route like this between two strategic airports. A box of fried rice is not a meal.

    Was this the new or old configuration on the A333?

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