Review of Cathay Pacific flight Hong Kong Sydney in Business

Airline Cathay Pacific
Flight CX101
Class Business
Seat 22A
Aircraft Boeing 777-300ER
Flight time 05:45
Take-off 06 Feb 17, 23:55
Arrival at 07 Feb 17, 08:40
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By 2580
Published on 23rd February 2017
Greetings everyone,
Welcome to my another flight-reports.
Today I will be covering CX101 from HKG - SYD in CX J.

I got off from CX391 and made my way through security check, and less than 10 minutes after I got off from the CX391, I was in the Pier Business Class Lounge.

I was planning to visit Amber at Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel for a dinner with my friend, so I booked CX101 to leave enough time to visit Hong Kong, but unfortunately my friend was not in Hong Kong that day so I had to cancel my plan, but that means I will have a 7 hour connection time in HKG, so I decided to use that time to check all the OW lounges here in HKG.

First stop : The Pier

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Start with a Cathay Delight.

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Then I visited the noodle bar to get some siu mai and spring roll, spring roll was very good, but there were no prawns in siu mai anymore, only pork now.

Second Stop : The Bridge

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I got myself some my favorite egg-tart here, these are my must-try every time in HKG.

Next stop : The Wing

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A nice walnut tart and a cappuccino

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A nice view of the departure level


Next stop : The Qantas Hong Kong Lounge

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It was around 7:30pm and the qantas flights have just left so the lounge was very empty. It does get busier later with other qantas and JL flights.

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The lounge was very empty.
I had some salad and a cream soup.

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Views of departure level.

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Back to the Pier now. I had an orange dream.

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AF A380

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I went to the relaxation room and had a rest

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Then, a quick shower just before the flight.

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Very nice shower suite, with Aesop products and very strong water current.

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CX Boeing 777-300ER is going to take me to SYD today.
Boarding started around 15 minutes late, which I'd say it's very usual for CX.

I boarded through the priority lane, and as usual there was a liquid check on jet bridge, which I found to be very annoying.

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HKG-SYD

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Duvet was pre-placed

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We pushed back just a little bit behind the schedule.

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Water and menu were distrubuted.

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Menu for CX101

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This is the usual CX supper you would get for every midnight departure flight.
The combination was OKAY, but I would really appreciate if CX can change that regularly because supper hasn't been changed for years.

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Lamb main course. Was a little bit tough, not as tender as the lamb I had last year on the same flight.

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Finished with a milk tea.

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And a hot chocolate just before I went to sleep. Crew did a great job here, after I ordered the hot chocolate, we hit a very strong turbulence and hence no hot beverage service, the seat belt sign was on for a very long time but the crew did not forget my order, and after seat belt sign was off, crew came by and asked if I still wanted my hot chocolate.
BTW I think this hot chocolate was much better than before (Not sure if CX changed it but it is much thicker than before)

I then slept until the breakfast service. One thing I noticed when I was awake was that crew put my glasses behind the water bottle so it would not drop off the table, great job.

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The croissant was probably the best I have ever tasted. Hot, crunchy.

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Western breakfast, nothing special.

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Weather condition was really bad in SYD that day, so we had to fly 3 holding patterns before landing.
Captain kept us informed.

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Approaching SYD

And then after landing, we waited on tarmac for 1 hour because of the heavy traffic caused by the weather before heading to jet bridge.

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Verdict

Cathay Pacific

9.0/10
Cabin10.0
Cabin crew9.5
Entertainment/wifi9.5
Meal/catering7.0

Cathay Pacific The Pier - Business Class Section

8.1/10
Comfort10.0
Meal/catering8.5
Entertainment/wifi7.0
Services7.0

Hong Kong - HKG

9.5/10
Efficiency10.0
Access10.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness10.0

Sydney - SYD

8.9/10
Efficiency8.5
Access8.5
Services8.5
Cleanliness10.0

Conclusion

It was again a very good flight with CX. Nice lounges, nice seat and great service on board. And as I said before I'd really appreciate if CX can change their supper and also add a better dessert option.

But overall, it was a great flight.

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Information on the route Hong Kong (HKG) Sydney (SYD)

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