Review of Cathay Pacific flight Taipei Hong Kong in Economy

Airline Cathay Pacific
Flight cx495
Class Economy
Seat --
Aircraft Airbus A340-300
Flight time 01:40
Take-off 30 Aug 12, 13:30
Arrival at 30 Aug 12, 15:10
CX   #4 out of 141 Airlines A minimum of 20 Flight-Reports is required in order to appear in the rankings. 451 reviews
Published on 23rd June 2016
Taiwan is a friendly country. So this is how i live, in dormitories. $200 a month salary isn't much so i appreciate your youtube likes and comments very much :)
I was lucky to get upgraded from a 9 bed dorm to an 8 bed, basically there was a mattress missing but they did say they upgraded me :D
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1st night i woke up to everyone's bad breath because the Air con offcourse doesn't bring in fresh air, i think some models do. And some people don't think about mixing some hot air from outside via the window. It can't hurt to add a bit of oxygen to the mix.
A bit like how some people just keep windows shut through winter but never allow a little bit of air through and that's why we get colds i think.
That's the only drawback to living like this.
I usually mix it up with some air bnb private room in a house like in Japan i had the owners room and that was £10 a night.

I will be going on the Cathay A350 flight next week so please subscribe to my youtube.
Full Flight VIDEO Cathay A340/URL] (please watch the ads if you want :) )
Breakfast at the hostel is good and a nice place to relax
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someone didn't like the traffic camera
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Taiwan National Library
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In Taipei airport they hae a 30CM rule on tripods which other airports like helsinki, hong kong, dublin, manchester don't have so i had to go out of security and package my tripod in a box for £3. the box was like 300% bigger than the tripod but i guess cathay let me check in 2 items then for free? do they normally charge economy passengers if it becomes 2 pieces?
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Seating was comfy, the food was nice, i thought they'd come round with a soft drinks service but they give you a lemon tea.
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Cathay Pacific

Cabin crew8.5

Taipei - TPE


Hong Kong - HKG



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

The contributors of Flight-Report published 53 reviews of 4 airlines on the route Taipei (TPE) → Hong Kong (HKG).


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

The average flight time is 1 hours and 49 minutes.

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