This is a special report for me, because it is my first flight with CX and the inaugural flight from Düsseldorf to Hong Kong. I was very surprised when Cathay announced in February to launch nonstop flights from Düsseldorf to Hong Kong and as the opportunity came up i directly booked a flight.
So now the flight came closer and online check in is available 48h before the flight.
My plane made its way to Düsseldorf.
I arrived at the airport and when I drop off my baggage I was told that I received an upgrade into the Premium Economy, a great start for this special flight.
A Party for this special flight was given some gates above the departure Gate, so i made my way upstairs.
sparkling wine for all guests
the cake with some features of Düsseldorf and Hong Kong
the Star of the day B-KQU
the event began with a small dancing performance
Mr. Tony Sham Cathay Pacific country manager Germany & Switzerland
Mr. Thomas Geisel the mayor of Düsseldorf
the crew behind the cake
It was time to cut the cake
Cake and sparkling wine a nice lunch :) The cake was very tasty was a mix of marzipan, raspberry and strawberry. After the party i made my way to the gate and recognized my seat was a middle seat but the agent at the gate was able to give me an aisle seat.
Boarding started on time and every passenger received a small box with some marzipan sweets
The Flag of Hong Kong, CX logo, DUS Airport and the very fancy logo of Düsseldorf ;)
The premium Eco cabin
The empty Economy class
My Seat for today
During boarding the dinning card was handed out to the passengers
let have a look
Finally boarding was completed, the Economy was 100% full, in Premium Eco only the seat next to me was empty after talking to some other passengers near all Passengers in the Premium Eco received an upgrade, I reckon Business was around 80% and First was nearly 70% booked.
Cathay three seven six heavy line up runway two three left and wait ;)
and we are in the air
After departure nuts and drinks where served
Lunch was served i choose the Chinese option, stewed duck, pineapple plum sauce, pal choy, carrot and steamed jasmine rice, was very tasty.
Near the border of Kazakhstan the cabin light where switch off i was very surprised that CX only use the mood light system in Business and First, because last year i was flying with Kenya Airways Boeing 777-300 (sorry i didn't take a lot of pictures for an report) and they use the mood light also in the Economy Class.
KQ Economy AMS-NBO
however back to this flight i couldn't really sleep so i ordered the cup of noodle and than try to sleep again
Near Chengdu the Breakfast was served, I had the creamy scrambled egg, breakfast pork sausage, provencale mushrooms and roasted potatoes was very tasty.
We arrived some minutes ahead of schedule in Hong Kong.
Düsseldorf - DUS
Hong Kong - HKG
The flight was good, it was nice to received an upgrade. The Service was good the FA done everything a little bit robotically but he also helped his colleagues in the Economy class due the full load so I can understand why he does everything fast and efficient. Except the bigger seat and more legroom I didn't really felt a different to the normal Economy Class. In my opinion it make not really sense to pay the double of the Economy price just for a bigger seat and more baggage allowance, but maybe an 11 hour flight is too short to compare Premium Eco with normal Eco and if I would continue from HKG it maybe would make sense, but I would pay a little bit more than Premium Economy and would fly Business. But all in all it was a good flight and I had no complaints.
Thanks for reading
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