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Review of Cathay Pacific flight Hong Kong Singapore in Economy

Airline Cathay Pacific
Flight CX635
Class Economy
Seat 70A
Aircraft Airbus A350-1000
Flight time 03:27
Take-off 29 Nov 18, 15:35
Arrival at 29 Nov 18, 19:02
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toyion
By 1865
Published on 10th December 2018

This report covers the second leg of my Singapore trip.


Routing


THE WING BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE


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After getting myself thru the security check, given the short connecting time (1h35m security check and boarding time inclusive), the nearest lounge to my boarding gate was the only option. My flight was assigned to Gate 2, THE WING was the perfect one to hop because it is just located next to Gate 2.


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Since the open of THE PIER (the most gorgeous CX lounge at HKG), I didn't visit THE WING at all. It was a good change to see any improvements since my last visit.


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Once your stepped into the THE WING is the buffet area. Usually I just skip it or have a glance, and head directly to the noodle bar instead.
Here are some examples from the buffet area. 


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Here we come to the noodle bar, crowded as usual though.


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In the noodle bar, you could order a bowl of Chinese noodle, dim sum or pan-fried Chinese bun. I love the dandan noodle with wonton added into it, and highly recommend you all to try this if there is a change to hit there!


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A cup of Haagen-Dazs before heading to the gate


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Here is the bar. If you want some alcohol before your flight, here is the right place.


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Because THE WING is just next to my boarding gate, so I could actually seen my aircraft from the lounge. Yes! Brand new Airbus A350-1000, and it was my very first flight on it!


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CX635 Hong kong to singapore


Time for boarding, couldn't wait to check it out


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Aircraft of today, a brand new A350-1000 (Reg: B-LXB)


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Seats look so comfy even in economy class


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The seats come with a very big touch screen with pretty good response :)


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Soon we took off from runway 07R at 3:35pm


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A very, very nice view of the core parts of Hong Kong, namely Kowloon and Hong Kong Island


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The safety card of A350-1000


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Time for some in-flight food again. I was surprised again the meal was edible! (Yes, in the past CX food was usually inedible, especially in economy class). I see a big improvement on CX catering. I opted for the cheese bacon penne. If this is not your favor, chicken with rice was also available.


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Always happy to finish the meal with a cup of Haagen-Dazs?


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Desceding into Singapore, over Malaysian airspace


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Landing from the south of Singapore today, after a big U-turn over the Batam Island of Indonesia. It's worth mentioning that air traffic control over Batam Island is coordinated by Singapore, although it is in fact Indonesian airspace


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Approaching Singapore from the south. It was the 7th time I visit Singapore!


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Touch down at 7:02pm


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And here is the brand new Changi Airport Terminal 4. I could say Changi T4 is the most beautiful and amazing terminal I have visited before! I will cover more on Changi T4 in the next report from SIN to HKG.


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But T4 isn't perfect at all, a shuttle bus ride is required to get back to T2, before taking MRT to city. The bus ride could take up to 8min as there is really a distance between T1/T2/T3 and T4.


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Took MRT to city, and met my Singaporean friend for dinner


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Verdict

Cathay Pacific

7.8/10
Cabin8.5
Cabin crew7.5
Entertainment/wifi8.0
Meal/catering7.0

Cathay Pacific The Wing - Business Class Section

7.0/10
Comfort6.5
Meal/catering8.0
Entertainment/wifi6.5
Services7.0

Hong Kong - HKG

7.6/10
Efficiency8.0
Access8.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness7.5

Singapore - SIN

8.4/10
Efficiency8.5
Access8.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

The brand new A350-1000 and Changi T4 were definitely the highlights of this trip, comfy seats and IFE loaded with tons of movie, equipped with a brilliant touch screen. Also I'm glad to see big improvement on CX catering. For Changi T4, I'll leave it for the next report. Thank you for your reading! ?

Information on the route Hong Kong (HKG) Singapore (SIN)

11 Comments

  • Comment 479647 by
    lagentsecret SILVER 10234 Comments

    Thanks for sharing this FR.

    "I love the dandan noodles with wonton"
    It looks yummy

    You are lucky travelling to Singapore, I'm jealous as a Laksa lover ;)

    "Yes! Brand new Airbus A350-1000, and it was my very first flight on it!"
    You finally got it !

    Gorgeous picture of Hong Kong during take off

    "I was surprised again the meal was edible! "
    Was it that bad ?
    By the way your main doesn't look so good.

    "a shuttle bus ride is required to get back to T2, before taking MRT to city"
    Very disappointing for the newest terminal

    Nice bonus : hawker food centers are a great way to eat unexpensive delicious
    food

    See you soon for your SIN-HKG flight

    • Comment 479696 by
      toyion AUTHOR 47 Comments

      Thank you Lagentsecret! I never get bored with Singapore street food! Rather than splurge restaurant, I always go to hawker centers than packed with locals, that's the real Singapore! I'll work on the next report asap!

  • Comment 479695 by
    pokcay 66 Comments

    Wow! The interior looked amazing! And like you said, that catering looked edible!

    Great report, thanks for sharing!

    • Comment 479697 by
      toyion AUTHOR 47 Comments

      Thank you for your comment! For flights longer than 3 hours, there is a really big improvement. But not for short flights such as my flight to Taiwan on Cathay Dragon last month, the food was still appalling though...

      • Comment 479704 by
        pokcay 66 Comments

        My last stint with CX was CGK-HKG-CGK routing, and the food was horrendous. Not to mention, most of the flight crew didn't seem welcoming at all. Probably it's a problem most airline faces with all these young flight attendants

  • Comment 479766 by
    KL651 TEAM 4373 Comments

    Thanks for this FR.
    Beautiful plane and very nice on the inside too.
    The headrest looks so much better than what you get in Y normally.
    Nice meal but it's weird to have both fruits and ice cream for dessert but no appetizer.

  • Comment 479839 by
    KévinDC TEAM GOLD 4720 Comments

    Hi Toyion, thanks for another beautiful report! From your cover photo, I was thinking you had visited the new The Deck lounge. I haven't seen many reports on the Deck. The Wing is nice, though I've only been to the F side.

    The cabin looks great. The seats seem really nice and comfortable for Y. I was supposed to fly on the CX A350-1000 from IAD last month, but the business trip got cancelled. I was so looking forward to flying on it. Just like some last minute changes forced me to rebook from an IB A350 to a boring AA A330 in September, it seems I have no luck with catching A350s! I can't believe I still haven't been on one. Fingers crossed my luck will change soon!

    That winglet is beautiful, especially with the new logo. A brand new CX A350-1000 between HKG and Changi, two of the best airports in the world, it doesn't get much better than that!

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Comment 479955 by
      toyion AUTHOR 47 Comments

      Hi Kevin, thank you for your comment!
      In fact I made a visit to the new The Deck last month before my flight to Taiwan. I'll try to share that too! To be honest, although The Deck was newly renovated but it's really cramped. Even looking for an empty table would be an difficult job. I'll cover it later :)

  • Comment 480071 by
    socalnow GOLD 839 Comments

    Thanks for sharing this report on an exciting new aircraft, Toyion.

    "I love the dandan noodles with wonton added into it, and highly recommend you all to try this if there is a change to hit there!"
    -This is genius! I will do this for sure next time.

    The Old Airport Road Food Centre is one of my favorite in SIN. Great selection.

    Thank you for sharing and happy flying.

  • Comment 481614 by
    ThomasDutch SILVER 267 Comments

    If catering on Cathay was inedible for you previously, you must have had tougher times with other airlines haha! Nice report to read, thanks for sharing. I definitely love to read about Cathay.

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