Review of Cathay Pacific flight Singapore Hong Kong in Economy

Airline Cathay Pacific
Flight CX 710
Class Economy
Seat --
Aircraft Boeing 777-300
Flight time 03:55
Take-off 19 Apr 09, 08:05
Arrival at 19 Apr 09, 12:00
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TerryYong
By GOLD 5063
Published on 27th September 2013
19 Apr 2009
Cathay Pacific
CX 710
Singapore (SIN) - Hong Kong (HKG)
B777-300
B-HNF
Economy Class


B-HNF. In transit from Colombo to Hong Kong. The flight was almost 100% full! Who said that the economy is bad.
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Another CX plane (A333) at the next gate operating CX690 to HKG too 1 hr later.
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Taxiing to takeoff, passing a LH Cargo MD11F. No hot towels on CX, only given antiseptic towelettes.
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Takeoff from Rwy20C
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Banking over Batam
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Overflying Changi Airport
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I can see my home!
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Cabin View
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Omelette with hashbrowns and sausages for breakfast. It was quite nice. The other choice was chicken congee. The warm croissant with chocolate filling was good too!
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Somewhere over South China Sea
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After meal service
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Toilet amenities
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CX has forward looking cameras too!!
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IFE controls on seat. The old IFE is similar to SQ's Krisworld with no AVOD. However, CX's have no interactive functions on their older aircraft, namely the B772/773s and unretrofitted A333s.
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Descending into HKG. Very poor visibility and weather.
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Almost touchdown.
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Landed and taxi to gate.
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SQ's 9V-SYC operating as SQ860 landing behind us. Wonder how's the loads on SQ.
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Parked at the gate.
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Verdict

Cathay Pacific

7.8/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi6.5
Meal/catering8.5

Singapore - SIN

8.5/10
Efficiency9.0
Access8.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness9.0

Hong Kong - HKG

8.5/10
Efficiency9.0
Access8.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

Initial impressions of CX, their service procedures felt just like SQ, only with crew in different uniforms. Even the pilot and landing announcements sounded similar, with the end of the landing announcement being Thank you for flying Cathay Pacific, a member of Oneworld Alliance, haha. With CX offering cut-throat prices in SIN, they were a much better deal to fly with, even with the transit in HKG.

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

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