Review of Cathay Pacific flight Hong Kong Kuala Lumpur in Economy

Airline Cathay Pacific
Flight CX723
Class Economy
Seat 61A
Aircraft Airbus A330-300
Flight time 03:25
Take-off 21 Feb 16, 08:50
Arrival at 21 Feb 16, 12:15
CX   #1 out of 67 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 459 reviews
tommykoo
By 1162
Published on 20th May 2016
This is my first flight report here. And sorry for all photos are taken by my phone.

This trip is a short trip to escape from HK's busy life, and also a trip with my elder brother, he is now studying outside HK and we have not met for a long time so we decide to go on a short trip to Kuala Lumpur. We haven't been to Malaysia, and this is our first time to be there. We choose Cathay Pacific because we are HongKonger and we choose our home based airline, also for the miles on our frequent flyer program. He is a JAL Global Club member and so we are eligible to go to the Cathay lounge.

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We go to The Wing to kill our time in HKIA.
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The Dan Dan Noodle which taste really good.

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The terminal view of HKIA from The Wing lounge. We take a break in The Wing then we leave and go another CX lounge - The Bridge

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This SAS heading to Stockholm Arlanda (SK964)
Airbus A330-343
LN-RKS (cn 1665)

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And this Cathay Delight is the only thing I have tried in The Bridge lounge, this drink looks a bit weird with it's colour. And I don't really like it.

And it's the time for boarding, we arrive at gate 69 for boarding. As we can enjoy the priority boarding, the cabin is nearly no passenger when we get onboard.
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The aircraft take us to KUL:
Airbus A330-343
B-HLS (cn 423)
Delivered to CX in Oct. 2001 (14 years)

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Cabin of the A330, regional economy seats, it's comfortable for short trip.

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Ready for depart!

Here are some photos onboard:
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Wing view from my seat

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The AVOD system have new movies such as The Peanuts Movie

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We are offered with the breakfast for this trip and taste is good for this breakfast except the pineapple yogurt, I really don't like that yogurt, taste weird and very sour.

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And descending to KUL, the cabin crew do sterilization procedure before the flight landing as required by the Malaysian government. (Sorry for no photos)

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Arrived at KUL, the airport with just a few plane movement but large in space and having 3 runways.

Here are some photos after arriving at KL:
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The KLIA Ekpress

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KL Sentral Station, all covered with AirAsia's advertisement

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And we found there is a monorail station named after AirAsia, and all the station area are covered with their advertisement.
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Verdict

Cathay Pacific

8.5/10
Cabin9.0
Cabin crew7.5
Entertainment/wifi9.0
Meal/catering8.5

Cathay Pacific The Wing - Business Class Section

7.4/10
Comfort8.0
Meal/catering8.5
Entertainment/wifi6.0
Services7.0

Hong Kong - HKG

8.0/10
Efficiency7.0
Access7.5
Services8.5
Cleanliness9.0

Kuala Lumpur - KUL

7.8/10
Efficiency7.5
Access8.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness8.5

Conclusion

This trip let me have a chance to try the Cathay's Lounge, and the noodle bar is really popular and have to queue up even in the morning! The signature drink Cathay Delight is not suitable for me for it's taste, but if you like kiwi fruit, you should try it.
The cabin for Cathay is really good for regional flights, legroom is enough, AVOD system updates with new movie. The breakfast is good with its taste.

Information on the route Hong Kong (HKG) Kuala Lumpur (KUL)

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