Trip Report: Cathay Pacific B-KQD CX 101 Hong Kong - Sydney
Flight details: Airlines: Cathay Pacific Flight No: CX101 HKG - SYD Reg: B-KQD Aircraft: Boeing 777-367[ER] Departure Hong Kong Terminal 1 Gate 67 : 23:55 HKT Arrival Sydney Terminal 1 Gate 31 : 10:50 AEST Flight time: 8 hours 11 minutes Distance: 7,400 Km or 4598 miles
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This report is of a trip in July 2018. After arriving from Mumbai on CX 660, Read the here the Hong Kong arrival report here: CX660 Mumbai - Hong Kong
I went for city sightseeing as I had 11 hrs transit time in Hong Kong. disembarked at central station. Walked to ferry terminal connected by bridge. Stepping outside the air-conditioned building, the heat was energy-sapping. This was the hottest day of the year - temperature had reached around 30 degrees.
Bridge connecting the building to ferry terminal
Bus terminal in view
I had purchased a octopus card, used it to pay for the ferry ride.
Ferry from Central to Tsim sha sui
After disembarking the ferry at Tsim shai sui pier, headed to McD as I was hungry.
After the meal,
I wanted to exhaust myself and went walking to Mongkok.
Hong Kong Double Decker buses
Shopping wasn't on my list.
Mongkok street market
Entered the market and ended up spending on souvenirs for family and friends.
It was hot day and kept myself hydrated with drinks and I loaded up at 7 Eleven with enough drinks to keep me moving.
Towards Tsim sha sui
Walked back to the pier to rest and enjoy the skyscraper view.
Spent 3 hrs at the promenade at the pier, I was ready to head back to airport.
Walked back to ferry terminal to catch ferry to Hong Kong island
It was 4.30p,m and time to walk back to catch airport express.
Hong Kong Airport Express Train Ride [Video]
Onboard the airport express
Disembarking at Terminal 2
To Terminal 2
Reached by terminal around 5.30~6 p.m
Terminal 2 flight schedule
Aviation spotters escalator to heaven
Overview of Terminal 2
SkyDeck - Level 6 Terminal 2 Hong Kong International Airport Aviation Discovery Centre
Paid HKG$ 15 to entry to the museum.
Gulf Air Lockheed L-1011 TriStar
SkyDeck Terminal 2 Hong Kong International Airport [Video]
View from Skydeck
I was carrying a point and shoot camera and the photos were backlit.
United in Star Alliance livery
Terminal 1 airside
Around 7.00pm decided to head back as I wasn't going to get any good photos with the camera.
Headed down the escalator to cross over to Terminal 1
Self Check Kiosks
After checking the schedule, decided to pass security and immigration
Heading to passenger departure area
Security and Immigration
I had received the Hong Kong landing slip on arrival, kept it handy in case needed. On arriving at the passenger departure area, had to scan my passport to enter security. Security was quick as I had kept all my electronic devices ready for scanning. After security, It was immigration. which was a breeze. Scanned the passport in the electronic gate, entered the scanning area and door was opened, I was now in the departure area. Liked this no hassles experience.
After refreshing, went to have dinner before boarding flight.
Wonton noodles with mushrooms with large coke
After dinner, went looking for a charging point for phone. Most of the usb charging points were not working. The charging points close to the gate were in use had to find a charger away from gate.
Passengers had gathered around the gate for boarding call
B-KQD was operating CX 101 Hong Kong - Sydney
Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER, registration B-KQD was operating CX101 to Sydney
After fruitless time trying to charge the phone, gave up and decided to sit close to the gate.
Boarding commenced shortly.
After checking the passport and boarding pass, was allowed to proceed to board the plane.
Secondary baggage check was conducted just before entering the aerobridge for Liquid, Aerosol and Gel [LAG]s, Queue had formed for the check.
After the security check, headed to board the aircraft. Boarding pass was checked and directed to seat. On reaching seat, aisle seat was occupied, I put my bag in the overhead locker and occupied the window seat. Boarding was completed soon.
Crew distributed the menu and Australian immigration form
After boarding completion, safety video was displayed on the seat screen and pushback commenced.
Pushback and taxi
Pushback commenced later then schedule, taxi was short to runway. Watch the trip video.
Inflight Entertainment screen
Economy seat was 3-4-3, middle seat was unoccupied and had comfortable space to stretch.
Leg room was adequate for me, seating material is better than the ones on the upgraded cabin on other Boeing 777-300s
After departure from Hong Kong and attaining cruising altitude, Cabin service commenced.
Supper service started with special meals disturbed followed by regular meals. There were 3 options to choose.
I chose the panned fish with veggies for my meal along with beer
Light were dimmed after the supper service. Exhausted after a long day out, I slept immediately.
To wake up somewhere over Queensland.
Flight information in Chinese
Window view over Queensland
Seat pocket content
Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER Safety card
Breakfast service commenced 1.5 hrs before arrival in Sydney
I chose the scrambled eggs option with orange juice
After breakfast , I filled the arrival immigration form
After meal trays were collected, Captain came on the mic to provide arrival information, cabin crew asked to prepare for landing.
Cabin ready for landing
Crew went around requesting passengers to put seat upright, window shades to be drawn up, put away trays and switching electronic devices with wireless functions
Baggage claim details
Approach to land was from the north on runway 16R, passed the North-Western Sydney suburbs
Arrived on Runway 16R
China Airlines A350 taxing to terminal
Virgin Australia departing Sydney
Taxi to terminal 1 gate 31
Arriving at terminal gate
Crew came on mic to provided arrival information.
Passengers preparing to disembark the aircraft
Thank you from Cathay Pacific
Seated in the back of the plane, Exited the aircraft after most of the plane had disembarked.
After entering the arrivals area noticed the e-passport had long queues, walking further there where more kiosk with just few passengers. Got my passport scanned and received the ticket. Headed to the e-passport self check area, entered the ticket, took a snap, collected the ticket and headed out to baggage collection.
By the time, arrived at the carousel, baggage had started to roll out, mine came soon.
As I was travelling light, had nothing to declare. my arrival card and immigration ticket was checked and allowed to head out without delay.
Exiting the terminal
Took me about approx. 30-45 mins from plane to exit. Exited the terminal and headed to pick-up area outside the terminal parking to be picked up.
Hope you enjoyed the trip, Thanks for reading.
End of trip
Hong Kong - HKG
Sydney - SYD
Cathay Pacific onboard service was professional, flight departed slightly behind schedule and arrived close to schedule. On board service from cabin crew was good, food and drinks supplied was adequate. Hong Kong airport was convenient for transit, immigration and security was quick. Though food and beverage options can be improved. Disappointed with the charging ports as many of them were not working. Toilets were clean and overall experience was good. Sydney airport was pleasant experience as my bags came early. Can improve signage regarding e-passport kiosk as crowd gathers around the ones closer to the disembarkation area.
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