Review of Cathay Pacific flight Bangkok Hong Kong in Business

Airline Cathay Pacific
Flight CX750
Class Business
Seat 18A
Aircraft Airbus A350-900
Flight time 02:55
Take-off 21 Aug 16, 11:05
Arrival at 21 Aug 16, 15:00
CX   #2 out of 95 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 511 reviews
By 3226
Published on 8th July 2018
Hi everyone! Welcome to Part 1 of this short leg of my summer 2016 travel series, where I'll be covering the return flight from Bangkok to Hong Kong in this report. After a nice couple of days relaxing, eating, and exploring the city, it was time for me to go back to New York with the usual pit stop in Hong Kong.

I would definitely say that this trip report is an exciting one, primarily because I'll be flying this route on none other than the Airbus A350-900!!! Yep, that's right! I was really looking forward for this flight even for weeks from when we booked it. Even though I was flying on this brand-new aircraft, there were the usual obstacles and adventures, which I'll get to in the pre-flight section of this report. Anyways, let's get to it!

Summer 2016 Trip Report Index:
1) 19 August 2016: CX653 HKG-BKK, A330-300, Business
2) 21 August 2016: CX750 BKK-HKG, A350-900, Business
3) 21 August 2016: CX846 HKG-JFK, B777-300ER, Business


While booking the flights for both sectors, it all seemed like clockwork. In fact, my family and I were confirmed in order to take this flight to Hong Kong before connecting to flight CX840 which departed at 4:10 PM back to JFK. So by the time we arrived in HKG, we would have about an hour before we would have to board the next flight. We ultimately went with the decision, although my parents did warn me that we would have to sacrifice time in plane spotting and lounge hopping, which didn't seem like a huge issue.

Now, coming back to this report. Prior to departure, I woke up at around 7:00 AM so I would be able to enjoy a nice breakfast with my family before we ultimately proceeded to the airport. Since our flight was on a Sunday, there was little to no traffic in Bangkok, and we made it there by 9:30 AM.

Entrance to Suvarnabhumi Airport
photo dsc08765photo dsc08767

Time to check-in!
photo dsc08768

BKK Departure Lobby
photo dsc08769photo dsc08771

Check-in area for CX
photo dsc08772photo dsc08773

We were able to check-in almost immediately, giving at least 5 minutes for the whole process. The next thing we knew was that our bags were checked in all the way to New York and we were issued boarding passes for both flights. However, what I didn't know that the flight was going to be delayed, leading up to some thrill for the journey!
photo dsc08774

Reunited with both Mangkorakarn and Maiyarab
photo dsc08777photo dsc08779

Going through security and immigration, which was quick with the help of the Premium Lane pass
photo dsc08780


photo dsc08793

I always have this temptation to take this photo every time I'm in this airport
photo dsc08798

photo dsc08801

photo dsc08803photo dsc08805photo dsc08808

Duty-free area
photo dsc08812

Heading towards the gate area

Concourse E
photo dsc08833photo dsc08834

We thought about going to the Cathay Pacific lounge near Concourse G, but turns out it was a distance from the gate. So, we ended up passing the offer.
photo dsc08837photo dsc08838

Instead, all of us ended up chilling near the gate area until boarding was announced
photo dsc08839photo dsc08840

Boarding passes for both flights
photo dsc08844

Approximately 20 minutes later, the gate was finally open! I couldn't believe I was actually going to fly on the A350!!!! I just couldn't wait!! ;)
photo dsc08841photo dsc08845

Walking down the ramp to the gate area
photo dsc08846photo dsc08847photo dsc08848

By the time we got there, I was so excited I felt like a little kid again as soon I saw the A350!! Also, I was going on the first A350 that CX has acquired: B-LRA!
photo dsc08850

However, we ended up arriving hearing that the flight was delayed as the inbound flight arrived late
photo dsc08851

I remember all of us waiting for about 20 minutes before we were allowed to board the plane, but it was worth the wait!
photo dsc08854photo dsc08857

Let's go!!
photo dsc08858

Here's some pre-flight information before I board!
Date: 21 August 2016
Airline: Cathay Pacific
Flight Number: CX 750
Route: Bangkok (BKK) - Hong Kong (HKG)
Aircraft: Airbus A350-900
Registration: B-LRA
Distance: 1049 miles
Scheduled Departure Time: 11:05 AM (delayed to 11:45 AM)
Actual Departure Time: 1:16 PM
Scheduled Arrival Time: 3:00 PM
Actual Arrival Time: 4:32 PM
Flight Time: 2 hrs 55 mins
Departure Gate at BKK: E1
Arrival Gate at HKG: 69


I was pretty much the first person to board the plane. As soon as I entered the cabin, I started taking pictures like a crazy tourist!
photo dsc08859

My seat for today: 18A
photo dsc08861

Loving the seat signage
photo dsc08924

Inflight controls along with the headset
photo dsc08863

Loving the legroom!!
photo dsc08864photo dsc08866

I was quite excited to be on the Airbus A350-900. Though this may be a 2 hour flight, it's still exciting!!!
photo dsc08891

Even the inflight entertainment menu has gotten a makeover!
photo dsc08865

Cabin views
photo dsc08868photo dsc08869

Another view of my seat
photo dsc08870

Area below the ottoman
photo dsc08901

Another storage area suitable for small items
photo dsc08902

Exploring the new inflight entertainment, which pretty much has the same selection on all flights and aircraft
photo dsc08875photo dsc08896

While doing so, I somehow fell in love with the new interactive map where you can view the flight from any angle you desire!
photo dsc08887

The remote, which was more interactive
photo dsc08877

Hot towel
photo dsc08883

Pre-departure drink
photo dsc08889

The camera views from the top were amazing as always!
photo dsc08897photo dsc08898

View from my seat
photo dsc08890

The famous A350 wing along with Kuwait Airways Airbus A330-200, 9K-APD
photo dsc08907

Once boarding was completed, the captain came on with his pre-flight welcome apologising for the late departure and for the delays that ensued today such as the inbound flight arriving late from Hong Kong. Also, he did note that there was some problem, but he didn't specify with what exactly. All I knew for a fact was that we were going to be heavily delayed.

To cut a long story short, what was thought to be a short delay (which would be between 10-15 minutes) turned out to be a 2 hour delay! At that point, I wasn't sure if I was going to make my onward flight!
photo dsc08911

In order to kill time, I went to explore the bathroom for a little bit. I somehow liked its overall design and how refreshed it looks compared to the Boeing 777-300ER (77H)
photo a359bathroom

A toilet with a view, how interesting!
photo dsc08921

Once I got back to my seat, I went straight to watching The Big Bang Theory
photo dsc08927photo dsc08929

By 1:00 PM, we finally pushed back from the gate
photo dsc08935

Turkmenistan Airlines Boeing 777-200LR, EZ-A778
photo dsc08937

Just like HKG, I was able to get some views while taxiing to the runway

A Korean Air Airbus A330-300 taxiing to the runway, and an Etihad Airways Airbus A330-200, A6-EYH, currently on remote standby
photo dsc08942

I fly to/from BKK very often, and this is the first time I actually saw this sign!
photo dsc08944

Tail camera yet again
photo dsc08947

Taxiing to runway 19R, with the view of Bangkok Airways Airbus A319-100, HS-PPC
photo dsc08948photo dsc08949

After the many delays, we finally took off 2 hours behind schedule
photo dsc08951photo dsc08953

The Airbus A350-900 engine and winglet with the view of Thailand
photo dsc08954

Peace out, Thailand!
photo dsc08959

Menu for today's flight
photo dsc08960photo dsc08961

High above the clouds
photo dsc08965

Exploring the inflight map yet again, bu this time from different perspectives

I frequently went on this section as I wanted to find out whether or not I'd be able to make it on my connecting flight back to New York
photo dsc08974

Cabin views
photo dsc08963photo dsc08964

Before I knew it, the crew came towards the cabin taking drink orders as well as setting the tables for the dinner service.
photo dsc08973

Perrier, a.k.a. my standard drink!
photo dsc08976

Table setup including the appetiser and garlic bread
photo dsc08978

For the main course, I went for the stir fried chicken, which was honestly something that I enjoyed!
photo dsc08997

Ice cream and Hong Kong styled milk tea to finish it off
photo icecreamphoto dsc09010

Before I knew it, we only had less than an hour before we were scheduled to land
photo dsc09002photo dsc09006

Time really flies while having fun!
photo dsc09015photo dsc09017

Galley right behind the main business class cabin
photo dsc09019

After 10 minutes, the captain came on again stating that we now starting to descent into Hong Kong and that we had 30 minutes until we landed. Suddenly, the seat belt sign came back on giving the indication that we had to prepare for landing, which didn't take long.

All good flights must come to an end!
photo dsc09022

Approaching HKG
photo dsc09025

Hong Kong Island
photo dsc09034

My attempt on getting the skyline of both Hong Kong and Kowloon, but it was way too sunny
photo dsc09036

Final shots before landing

Well, after a 2-hour delay at BKK, we arrived at HKG at approximately 4:30 PM. As stated previously, we were originally booked on CX840 to JFK which departed at 4:10 PM. So, that means we have officially missed our flight! However, we weren't the only ones in this situation. There were other passengers who have also missed their onward flights.
photo dsc09038photo dsc09039

Shots of HKG
photo dsc09040photo dsc09041

Docking at gate 69
photo dsc09043photo dsc09044

photo dsc09046photo dsc09048


Once I stepped out of the plane, CX representatives were already waiting outside of the jet-bridge ready to issue new boarding passes for the passengers who had also missed their connecting flights to their respective destinations. My family and I were then given new boarding passes for CX846 which departed at 6:45 PM.
photo dsc09049photo dsc09051

One last look of B-LRA before I headed to the transfer area
photo dsc09053

I also got a good opportunity to spot one of the few remaining Boeing 747-400s of Cathay Pacific, B-HUI, which would serve as CX548 to HND
photo dsc09059

Arrival into HKG

It was quite a walk to the transfer area. However, we had plenty of time before the next flight to New York. Even though I was upset that we missed our onward flight, there was a bright side. I could spend more time at the lounge and see if I could spot some planes! Anyways, see you guys in part 2!
photo dsc09073
See more


Cathay Pacific

Cabin crew9.5

Bangkok - BKK


Hong Kong - HKG



Overall, this was one of the best flights I've been onboard Cathay Pacific. The crew were nice and courteous, the entertainment had a good selection, the overall design of the new seats of the Airbus A350-900, and the meal service was quite remarkable, but the only drawback about the flight experience in general were the delays that ensued, which resulted in me missing my connecting flight. Other than that, this flight was remarkable. Thank you so much for reading this report! Stay tuned for Part 2 of the final leg where I'll be heading back to New York!

Information on the route Bangkok (BKK) Hong Kong (HKG)

Les contributeurs de Flight-Report ont posté 56 avis concernant 7 compagnies sur la ligne Bangkok (BKK) → Hong Kong (HKG).


La compagnie qui obtient la meilleure moyenne est Cathay Pacific avec 8.4/10.

La durée moyenne des vols est de 2 heures et 45 minutes.

  More information


If you liked this review or if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to post a comment below !
  • Comment 453839 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 6859 Comments
    Thanks for sharing a lovely report as always! Hard to believe CX has now been operating the A350 for around 2 years. Time really flies! No pun intended :-P
    I have a trip to BKK this fall and hoping to get to try the A350-1000 from IAD to HKG.
    • Comment 453849 by
      rbix AUTHOR 73 Comments
      Thanks for the comment, KévinDC!! It's always nice to hear your feedback! I know, even I can't believe it. It feels like yesterday when CX just acquired the A350-900. (Loved the pun, btw!) In regards to the A350-1000, that's awesome if/when you get to try it out! Can't wait to read about your experiences! Happy travels! :)

Login to post a comment.