Review of Cathay Pacific flight Paris Hong Kong in Economy

Airline Cathay Pacific
Flight CX278
Class Economy
Seat 53H
Aircraft Boeing 777-300ER
Flight time 11:45
Take-off 14 Feb 15, 20:30
Arrival at 15 Feb 15, 15:15
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Airline Spotter
Published on 25th February 2015
Hello everyone,I'm quite late on my schedule, but here it is! My flight on Cathay Pacific from CDG to Hong Kong.

INTRO

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FLIGHTS

Cathay Pacific CX278 B777-300ER CDG-HKG : You're here
Cathay Pacific CX261 B777-300ER HKG-CDG : Coming soon

REPORT

Taking the train from Luxembourg to CDG T2 Station, pitch is great for Seconde class
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Arrived 3h before flight, walked 5 minutes to the Terminal 2A.

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Check-in done heading to security then Duty Free. There's a renovated connection building between T2A and T2C which is very nice!



Heading to the gate A50 where the plane is parked, couldn't spot the plane it was hidden by the jet bridge.



Boarded the plane on time, cabin crew were very smily! what a great way to start a trip!

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The CX278 was originally operated by an A340-300, but it was replaced by new 777. 3-3-3 is very comfortable.

The seat



Emirates A388 next to us

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Took off 5min behind schedule, appetizer : Peanuts and a drink, Menu distributed at the same

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Diner was really good!

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Starting my first movie : Fury (great movie!)

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Cabin prepared for the night

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Slept approximately 5hours, worked on my review to upload on Youtube. Starting my second movie : The equalizer (wasn't bad)

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Cabin slowly woke up

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Small toilet tour for those who are interested

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Breakfast was excellent

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Approaching HKG



Landed on time



After a 20min taxi ride, finally arrived at the hotel check out that view!

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Verdict

Cathay Pacific

8.0/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew7.0
Entertainment/wifi9.0
Meal/catering8.0

Paris - CDG

6.5/10
Efficiency9.0
Access5.0
Services5.0
Cleanliness7.0

Hong Kong - HKG

9.5/10
Efficiency8.0
Access10.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness10.0

Conclusion

A super smooth flight to HK. Cabin crew were nice to passengers, catering was excellent. CX offers 3 hot meal choices for dinner and 2 hot choices for breakfast. Snacks were available in the galley. CX offers some Newspapers and magazine before the boarding, the IFE was super easy to use and offers a large choice of media(movie, music, TV show, game, etc..).

CDG is quite a messed up airport, but renovated area are really nice! Those 4 terminal (T2A,B,C,D), need more shops and services.

Arrived at HKG on time, passport check was very efficient, the airport is very clean, and airport staff really kind!

Thanks for reading me, next review coming soon!

Information on the route Paris (CDG) Hong Kong (HKG)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 43 reviews of 2 airlines on the route Paris (CDG) → Hong Kong (HKG).


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

The average flight time is 11 hours and 44 minutes.

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9 Comments

  • Comment 138102 by
    AFGK1 41 Comments

    Hi!!

    Thanks for sharing this report!

    CDG looks very nice, well it's in Paris, after all. Looks disorganized though...

    I am greatly impressed by the meals and IFE, regional flights are a different story though.

    HKG is a nice airport indeed!

    Thanks again!

    • Comment 317749 by
      AFGK1 41 Comments

      I will! :-)

    • Comment 317681 by
      Airline Spotter AUTHOR 90 Comments

      You're welcome! Glad you enjoyed it! Had a HKG-PEK on CX catering and IFE were almost the same!

    • Comment 317685 by
      AFGK1 41 Comments

      Hello!

      I really enjoyed it! I really appreciate people who share their experiences with us, whether on youtube or on a blog/website.

      When you go on Southeast asian routes especially Manila and Taipei however, the service is meager and the seats are pretty old, I hope they would be better the next time around :-)

    • Comment 317687 by
      Airline Spotter AUTHOR 90 Comments

      Oh I see! CX is actually retiring their old plane like 747 and A340 by 777 and 333! Thanks a lot for that! Hope you'll enjoy upcoming reviews on the channel!

    • Comment 317974 by
      Airline Spotter AUTHOR 90 Comments

      CX IFE offers approximately 10-15 new movie every months, but there's more than a 100 of choices.

      Compared to their regional catering, their meal aren't good for sure, still okay for a cheap flight. No food was distributed between the two services, but you can orders a noodle cup at any time. There were small snacks indeed (chips, chocolate bar, fresh fruits).

      A disappointing thing, they were only smily at the beginning, so had to remove 1,5 point. Then, compared to many others cabin crew, CX cc aren't that nice... Those were the 2 only disappointing thing of the flight!

      Thanks a lot for sharing your opinion.

      Hope you enjoyed the video as well!

  • Comment 138198 by
    NGO85 1622 Comments

    Thank you for sharing this report, two CX278 FRs on the same day, how random...

    Cabin comfort looks good on CX, the pitch is good and the seat width is better than what most of the competitors offer. Glad CX is sticking with the 3-3-3. IFE size looks good (can't remember what the StudioCX selection was like).

    Catering looks okay. I think the quantity is good (having two full hot meals), but the quality is always a bit lacking. I feel like the picture you have of your dinner was exactly the same as the tray I received on a regional flight of 2-hours. That's why I feel like catering is only average and not great with CX, there isn't a lot of distinction between long-haul and regional product (maybe that's a good thing from the regional perspective, but not from the long-haul perspective). Was there any food distributed mid-flight? or was it limited to galley snacks?

    cabin crew were very smily!
    - Were they not so smiley by the end of the flight to get a 7 rating?

  • Comment 138515 by
    KévinDC TEAM GOLD 4906 Comments

    Thanks for sharing this report with nice photos. Funny that there are two reports on the same flight in a row. It's good to compare the service in Y vs. J. The cabin looks quite nice and comfortable in the traditional 3-3-3 configuration. It really makes the 3-4-3 config look like a sardine can. The catering looks pretty good.

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