The airline with the best average rating is Cathay Pacific with 8.4/10.
The average flight time is 4 hours and 59 minutes.More information
First I would like to thanks the team for the new publisher!
Just couldn't wait and try the new publisher to share my trip to Singapore via Hong Kong last week.
I chose the earliest flight from Narita to Hong Kong in order to arrive at Singapore by 8pm, so I could have my dinner with my Singaporean friend.
Keisei Skyliner, the fastest way from Tokyo to Narita.
Inside Skyliner train, cozy but expensive, as it costs a double of local trains
Check-in was smooth, no queue. However security check took me about 10~15min, as my CX silver membership didn't cover me on the fast track.
Got my boarding pass and lounge invitation
After passing security and passport control, did a quick lounge hopping to grab my breakfast. Don't expect much from CX's Narita Lounge, it's just a space with some basic sitting areas, pre-packed food and drinks. Although it's named "First and Business Class Lounge", it has nothing to do with first class. If you have OW sapphire or above, you better opt for JAL Sakura Lounge instead.
It's worth mentioning that Cathay Pacific is notorious for equipment swap. The scheduled aircraft type was A350-900 when I made my booking. Just the day before the departure it was suddenly changed to A330-300. Of course I didn't mind at all and understand that there were always swaps due to operation needs. But there might be someone who just wanted to try the brand new A350 aircraft ?
The aircraft used today, A330-300 (B-LBC)
To be honest, in term of the seat configuration, I still give my preference on A330 over A350. (2-4-2 vs 3-3-3)
A few Vanilla Air's A320s just next to me
In winter, it takes an hour longer (abt 5hr) flying from Japan to Hong Kong due to strong head wind
Just a while after take off, Captain reminds passengers on the right hand side to take a look of the beautiful Mt. Fuji
Time for the in-flight meal. Yakisoba (Japanese fried noodle) with fish fillet OR Sausage/Omelette. I opted for Japanese one and the taste was OK. CX was notorious for its inedible meals just not long time ago?. But recently I heard that there is improvement and glad to see CX is working hard!
Landed at Hong Kong Intl Airport at 1:16pm
Transfer to my next flight CX635 to Singapore
Although I recently stick to Star Alliance more, but still love Cathay Pacific for its consistent services. Just one thing, I really hope CX to upgrade its Narita Lounge like the one in Haneda!