Below report covers the flight from Hong Kong to Mumbai.
Shanghai Airlines A330 was parked near the waiting area
Checked the flight gate while charging devices. Many of the charging port were faulty or too slow. Not enough charging port for passengers using the facility.
Walk to Gate
The gate was in the other corner of the terminal, which meant a long walk.
Boarding had commenced for CX663 to Mumbai
After checking boarding pass and passport, was allowed to continue to board aircraft.
Queue was formed at the aerobridge to board the flight.
Boarding pass was checked by the crew and directed to the seat. Seating in Economy is 2-4-2
My neighbour was a Mainland Chinese girl. We didn't talk except when I entered as she was already seated in aisles
Passengers were mostly Indian nationals with fair sprinkling of foreigners. Many traders connecting from China. Crew distributed the immigration from to foreigners as Indian national don't have to fill the document. Customs document was provided to all.
Pushback and taxi
After boarding was completed, Captain came speaker and announced details of the flight. Shortly after safety video was displayed and pushback commenced.
Taxi and takeoff
Due to poor weather in Hong Kong, taxi time was long. Departed with view of the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge. Watch video to experience takeoff.
Cathay Pacific Airbus A330-300
Departure - flight map
After departure heading East.
Cabin service commenced with drinks service. No Menu was provided, Beer with peanuts.
Dinner service began with special meals. Didn't notice many special meals on this flight. Soon after other passengers were served dinner, option was chicken or fish. As I had fish on the earlier flight, selected chicken.
Dinner: chicken with veggies
Selected chicken with red wine
Somewhere over Vietnam
I was tired and sleepy after the drinks, as it was well past the usual sleep time. Skipped the entertainment.
After dinners, cabin light were dimmed. As I was sleepy due to body clock and drinks. Snoozed off.
When I woke up, noticed the flight had progressed over India
Slept for some more time. Most of the flight was resting and darkened.
Somewhere over Central India
Closer to Mumbai
Captain came on board and asked crew to prepare cabin for landing.
Approaching runway 27 from east. Passing over Navi Mumbai and crossing the Thane Creek.
Arriving in Mumbai
After landing, a long taxi to Terminal 2.
Arrived at the gate and docked next to a Lufthansa.
Disembarkation commenced after doors opened.
View of CX B-HLW preparing for return flight.
After long walk to immigration, got stuck in a queue that wasn't moving much. After waiting for some 15 mins, changed queue. After being processed by immigration, headed to duty-free for bottles of whisky.
As immigration took a while, bags had arrived on the carousel.
As I wasn't carrying any dutiable items went to the Green channel. Queue was short, had bags scanned before being allowed.
As I had arrived from Aussie winter, started to sweat immediately on stepping out. The heat and humidity was high even at night. Got picked up before heading home.
Hope you enjoyed the trip, Thanks for reading.
End of trip
Hong Kong - HKG
Mumbai - BOM
Cathay Pacific provided excellent onboard, cabin service was professional. I didn't check any entertainment as it was past my usual sleep time. Hong Kong transit was easy, found many charging ports faulty or too slow to charge devices. Mumbai Airport immigration was slow, apart from that I was out within 45 mins of landing. Overall was satisfied with choosing to fly on Cathay Pacific.
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