Review of Cathay Dragon flight Beijing Hong Kong in Business

Airline Cathay Dragon
Flight KA905
Class Business
Seat 12A
Aircraft Airbus A330-300
Flight time 03:40
Take-off 12 Mar 16, 08:00
Arrival at 12 Mar 16, 11:40
KA   #13 out of 142 Airlines A minimum of 20 Flight-Reports is required in order to appear in the rankings. 64 reviews
taojinmeng
By 2163
Published on 26th May 2016
Hello all Flight Reporters!

This is my very first Flight Report. I am so sorry for somewhere undetailed or the failure of English words usage and grammar, because English is not my mother tongue.

This report I most wanted to present the airlines I love: Dragonair (and also Cathay Pacific as sister airline with KA). Dragonair will soon be rebranded as Cathay Dragonair and I hope that Cathay Dragonair will keep Dragonair's style and also experience forever.

My report focuses on the flight's meal and some experiences on board.

1. Flight Information:

Flight number: KA905
Operated by Dragonair
Depart: Beijing (PEK) at 8a.m as schedule
Arrival: Hong Kong (HKG) at 11:40a.m as schedule
Aircraft: A330-300
Lounge: Dragonair and Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounge at Beijing Capital Airport T3

2. Background:
I booked my flight from Beijing to Taipei, via Hong Kong to have 7 days travelling at Taiwan as Discounted Economy Class for 4 flights from PEK-HKG-TPE-HKG-PEK on March 12. I checked in online on the offcial website of Cathay Pacific 48 hours before my flight. Of course, I checked in with the seat 40A in Y class. The evening fore my flight KA905, I log-in online check-in system to change my seat to the back of the airplane, a miracle thing happened that the seats in Y class were full and the seat map at J class was available, but I cannot choose the seat on it. I had a guess that was a treat from CX to welcome me to Marco Polo (I joined Marco Polo in Febuary), or even an error of the system. And when I came to the airport at 5:30am and checked in my flight to Hong Kong, I got upgrade from Y to J class.

3. Story

I came to Beijing Capital Airport T3 at 5:30am and felt the busy in here.

photo img_3147

I checked in at Marco Polo Club counter for my flight

photo img_3149

and got my boarding pass on J class

photo img_3151_

I asked for priority baggage tag but the staff said "unable to add". And also I had no Lounge Invitation.

photo img_3152

After Immigration Clearance I decided to try to ask for acceptance to come to the lounge. And I got it by scan BP.
Dragonair and Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounge is old design and it is not a big lounge to compare with Hong Kong Airport. A day has more than 10 flights from PEK to HKG, but when I came here, there were not so much passengers.
photo img_3153photo img_3154photo img_3155
I got dimsum
photo img_3156

I skipped to take photos of airport and boarding because I travel for this route so many times.

This is my aircraft, A333
photo img_3158

Boarding was quick.
After boarding, FA came and gave me a cup of water (of couse there were some other choice such as yoguth, apple juice and so on)
photo img_3160

Finnair had just arrived from HEL
photo img_3163

Business Class Seat was much better than Economy. Very comfortable for short haul flight.
photo img_3164photo img_3165photo img_3171

After take-off 20 minutes, FA came and gave us a menu for breakfast.


I had Japanese style for breakfast
photo img_3169photo img_3170

After Breakfast, I fell sleep for an hour and the flight landed smoothy in HKG
photo img_3177
See more

Verdict

Cathay Dragon

8.9/10
Cabin10.0
Cabin crew9.0
Entertainment/wifi8.0
Meal/catering8.5

Beijing - PEK

8.0/10
Efficiency8.0
Access8.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.0

Hong Kong - HKG

10.0/10
Efficiency10.0
Access10.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness10.0

Conclusion

Thank you for Dragonair to give me another experience on board. I love Dragonair and Cathay Pacific and want to try more on CX's J class. Hopefully I could.

Thank you for reading my first Flight Report!

Information on the route Beijing (PEK) Hong Kong (HKG)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 19 reviews of 4 airlines on the route Beijing (PEK) → Hong Kong (HKG).


Useful

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

The average flight time is 3 hours and 37 minutes.

  More information

2 Comments

Login to post a comment.