The airline with the best average rating is Cathay Pacific with 8.4/10.
The average flight time is 12 hours and 56 minutes.More information
Here I am at HKG's main check in hall after Checking in at the city centre Kowloon station which is located underneath the hotel we stayed at, W Hong Kong. The entire process from check out at the hotel to getting inside the sterile part of the terminal only took me an hour…While at home, getting off the century blvd exit from the 405 to TBIT can take an hour with average speed of whopping 3 miles per hour.
Taking the tram from the end part of the terminal to the other end.
Plaza Premium Lounge HKG - Priority Pass
Sadly I can only review one lounge on this report. The Plaza Premium lounge is decent to a certain degree. It was quite crowded thanks to PP folks. The food was okay but it was the same quality as you would get at a $9.99 buffet.
Wifi: Super slow
Amex Centurion Lounge HKG
The lounge was very crowded too as expected. This one desperately needs an expansion.
Macarron and salami
And Movenpick ice cream. Perfect combination for Diabetes!
No bottled water? Ps: you have to ask the bartender for…bottled water.
Some healthy food options.
The food was much better than that in the plaza premium lounge. I really enjoyed the green curry coconut clam.
Juice station and candy dispenser.
The boarding area was filled with people when I got to the gate.
The agents asked everyone questions regarding the purpose of traveling to the states. Quite extra, don't you think.
Flying in Y class today.
New livery + WiFi
Going to be in this metal tube with 400 people for the next 14 hours.
1-2-1 J class configuration. Looks quite decent.
That 3-4-3 dreadful economy configuration…
Legroom is pretty decent. Love it that they have a smaller pocket for phones.
Large and responsive screens and wow it's 14 Centigrade good to know.
The highly (pun intended) adjustable headrest greatly assisted my sleep.
I really appreciate how CX always wraps their magazines and other reading materials this way. It's very easy to ignore them all together for people like me who don't read printed media.
Taxing to runway after a swift pushback.
Wonderful nose cam! That centerline taxi though, can't say the same about my taxi on the C172.
By the way, it did cost me a grand total of $42 to reserve this seat!
And we're off to LAX.
Fried fish with rice and egg puree.
Freeze ham with salad
It was a very tasty meal albeit the small portion. Glad I filled up my stomach with curry earlier.
Going to sleep after watching Ralphs breaks the internet.
After a 4 hours of sleeping on and off, i woke up to this beautiful sunrise.
Beef with assorted vegetables and rice
Carrot cake without carrot
Sunrise over the Pacific. WiFi was working surprisingly well. $19 well spent!
In a few hours, I will be sitting inside the immigration detention centre provided complimentary by the US government! "Looking forward" to my visit!
Oh hello there
Marine layers were still present by the time we arrived.
Huntington Park, CA
Welcome to Los Angeles!
Parked next to a KAL380.
Literally my custom experience^^^
After 2 "pleasant" hours at the detention centre, I am inside the USA.
Thanks for reading!
LAX-PEK Air China B777-300ER Economy
PEK-HRB Air China A321 Economy
A flight that was up to the "new standard" for the international 12 hour economy flight is all I can say about this flight. One thing that stood out was the entertainment options: high speed wifi and large, responsive screen with plenty of content! I will for sure fly CX again ONLY IF the price is good.