Trip Report: Cathay Pacific B-LAQ CX110 Sydney - Hong Kong
Flight details: Airlines: Cathay Pacific Flight No: CX110 SYD - HKG Reg: B-LAQ Aircraft: Airbus A330-343 Departure Sydney International Gate 32: 08:29 AEST Arrival Hong Kong Terminal 1: 16:04 HKT Flight time: 9 hours 29 minutes Distance: 7408 km
This trip report is from 2018. I was travelling on Cathay Pacific after a long time, my last trip was in '89 from Dubai to Mumbai on B747-300. Last time I had visited Hong Kong was in 2005 travelling on Qantas.
I had to visit Mumbai found travelling via Hong Kong as the cheapest option. Transit through Hong Kong with a wait time of 3 1/2 hrs.
Full trip video: Cathay Pacific B-LAQ CX110 Sydney - Hong Kong
Do watch and experience the flight.
Check-in for the flight was done online. Received SMS regarding delayed flight day earlier. Hong Kong was having bad weather delaying the flight.
Took train and arrived at the airport early.
As had already checked online and being early, check-in was quick. Received the boarding pass, informed the gate number and advised of the delayed flight.
Immigration and security
Immigration was through self-check kiosk. After clearing immigration, had security check and out into the duty free area.
As I was having plenty of time, checked the flight schedule
Decided to have breakfast before boarding.
After breakfast, checked the air-side, watched the arrival of Air China A330 on runway 16L.
Airbus A330's time
Air India VT-NAC to Delhi
Waiting for boarding call
Waited closed to gate for boarding call. Flight had arrived late from Hong Kong. Passengers and crew waited for the aircraft to arrive at gate.
Cathay Pacific B-LAQ Airbus A330-343
B-LAQ was operating CX 110 to Hong Kong. Being positioned in a non-window section of the terminal. Only tail was visible.
Boarding call was made for passengers of the flight as soon as it was ready. There was a delay of 10-15 mins from original departure time.
Boarding pass was scanned and passport was checked before being allowed to proceed.
View of the aircraft while heading to the door.
closer view of rego.
Queue to board flight
Cabin crew greeted and checked the boarding pass, directed customer to seat.
B-LAQ is three class aircraft with Business, Premium Economy, Economy seating. Business and Premium Economy has green colour seats
Economy seats are blue.
United B787 to SFO and LAX
Taxi and departure
Pushback commenced after a short delay, safety video was displayed on individual InFlight Entertainment [IFE].
Taxi to runway 34L
After a long taxi to runway, departed from runway 34L.
Heading North towards Queensland.
Menu card was distributed, Breakfast and lunch would be served on the flight.
Reading material and duty free shopping magazine along with headphones were placed in seat pocket
Inflight magazine: Discovery
June 2018 edition
Clear blue skies over Queensland
Duty free shop magazine
CX route map and details
Hong Kong Airport information
Airbus A330-300 safety card
Cabin service began with breakfast drinks, chose orange juice.
After the breakfast drinks, crew began serving passengers with special meals.
Breakfast had 2 options: omelette or chicken congee
Chose the omelette with orange juice
Blue skies with flight progressing smoothly
Cathay pacific Logo
Leaving the Australian shores
Crew started pre-lunch service with drinks, selected white wine as I going to have fish for lunch.
White wine with peanuts
Menu - English
Lunch was served to special meals first followed by other passengers.
Lunch had 3 options
I chose the pan fish with beans and white wine for the drinks
Meal was well made.
Waiting for tray collection
Somewhere near Philippines
The skies were clear close to Phillippines,
Approaching Hong Kong
As CX110 approached Hong Kong, skies turned grey. Weather was poor. After rattling and bumps, approached Hong Kong in poor weather. Landed safely in wet weather, watch video to experience the landing.
Taxi to gate
Cathay Pacific CX110 preparing for next flight
Walking to transit departure area
After arriving near transit area, queue up for security check. Passport and boarding pass was checked and bags scanned, before being allowed into departure area for next flight.
Hope you enjoyed the trip, Thanks for reading.
End of trip
Sydney - SYD
Hong Kong - HKG
Cathay Pacific provided excellent pre-boarding and onboard service was professional, flight was delayed due to weather reducing my transit time. Travelling through Sydney Airport was quick even thought it was peak departure time. Hong Kong transit was easy. Overall satisfied choosing to fly Cathay Pacific
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