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   #2 out of 94 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 511 reviews
Alex Chan
By 3714
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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Taipei - TPE



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

Les contributeurs de Flight-Report ont posté 61 avis concernant 5 compagnies sur la ligne Hong Kong (HKG) → Taipei (TPE).


La compagnie qui obtient la meilleure moyenne est Cathay Pacific avec 8.4/10.

La durée moyenne des vols est de 1 heures et 38 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 10322 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 2283 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 777 802 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 12 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 SILVER 2002 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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