Review of Cathay Pacific flight Jakarta Hong Kong in Business

Airline Cathay Pacific
Flight CX796
Class Business
Seat 11A
Aircraft Boeing 777-300ER
Flight time 04:30
Take-off 06 Jan 20, 00:20
Arrival at 06 Jan 20, 05:50
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By 1197
Published on 4th August 2020

Summary of my CX Business class CGK-HKG


Hello everyone,

Here are my trip report with Cathay Pacific Business class from Jakarta to Tokyo via Hongkong.
In this report I will only write the first segment of the flight which is Jakarta to Hongkong flight.
I choose Cathay pacific because I was planning to have a stopover in Hongkong but then decided to just have a long layover in HK since all the demo and stuff going on in HK.

My flight with CX will depart at 00.20 am.
We left the house around 9 pm and it was sunday night so the traffic was smooth only took us around 30 minutes to the airport at Soekarno Hatta Terminal 3.
The check in area for business class pax is empty so it was a fast smooth check in then we went inside to the immigration then to the lounge.

CX uses Saphire Lounge/Plaza Premium Lounge in Terminal 3 Soekarno Hatta near gate 5.
The lounge at that time was pretty empty not many pax since it's already late around 10pm and not so many flight depart at that time.
Lounge is pretty ok with some selections of food and drink to choose from. Lots of seating area to choose from. Got some chair with view of the tarmac.

After spending around an hour at the lounge then it's time to board the airplane.

Our plane registration: B-KPF: Cathay Pacific Boeing B777-300ER
First Flight: Jan 2008 (12 years ago)

First: 6 (flat bed)
Business: 53 (flat bed)
Premium Economy: 34
Economy: 201
Total Passengers: 294

My seat: 11A (First compartment of J Class)
   
First class was not sold in this route, so no pax sitting in F class.
Cathay use 777-300ER because of the high season only after that they swap back to A330 or A350 or 777-300 with no F Class.
The boarding process was fast since not a full flight not high season anymore since it's already beginning of January.
The load in J Class CX was very light, only 20-30% I guess since the second row of J Class was pretty empty.  

Upon boarding I was serve with hot towel and choose Orange Juice as Pre Departure Beverage.
After take off we are serve with supper meal with a choice of Roasted chicken or roasted lamb rack.
I opted for lamb rack accompany with some garlic bread.
While waiting the meal being prepared i ask for Cathay Pacific signature drink Oriental Breeze.
The roasted lamb rack was good and delicious not tough nor gamey.
After meal I ask for Hongkong Milk Tea before getting some sleep.
Slept a decent 1-2 hours since it was such a short flight only 4 hours something.
Didn't even get to watch anything on the IFE just a browse for selections of movies available.

Then it's time to land at HKIA.
We landed early morning around 6 am and the airport was very empty from the immigration to the baggage claim.
We went outside to get some breakfast and walk around HK for a while since our next flight to Tokyo is at 4.20pm.
Got almost 8 hours to kill before head back to the airport.

We use airport express to get to the city which is fast and efficient only took 30 mins to city and had Australia Dairy co for breakfast and then just walk around Tsim Tsa Tsui since nothing open yet at that early morning around 8 am.

Here vlog of my Flight experience with Cathay Pacific Business Class
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Video of my CX J Class from CGK-HKG



Photos of my CX Flight experience


On my way to the airport spotted new airbridge for new runaway at Soekarno Hatta



Arrived at Soekarno Hatta Terminal 3


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Inside of Terminal 3 Soekarno Hatta


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Check in area which pretty empty


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After check in we proceed to immigration then to our lounge



CX use Saphire Lounge/Plaza Premium Lounge for their premium pax


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Inside Plaza Premium Lounge



Time to board the airplane from Gate 10


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CX 796 board from gate 10 


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Our ride tonight with B-KPF: Cathay Pacific Boeing B777-300ER 


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TIme to board the airplane


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CX F class seat


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CX long haul J Class seat


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J Class on CX



Cathay signature drink Oriental Breeze


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Supper meal Roasted Lamb Rack


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Hongkong Milk Tea after meal and before sleep


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2nd compartment J Class on CX which pretty empty


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CX use Bamford brand on their lavatory


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Landed safely at HKIA in early morning around 6 am and the airport is very empty



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Verdict

Cathay Pacific

8.4/10
Cabin9.0
Cabin crew8.5
Entertainment/wifi8.0
Meal/catering8.0

Plaza Premium Lounge

8.0/10
Comfort8.5
Meal/catering8.0
Entertainment/wifi7.5
Services8.0

Jakarta - CGK

8.5/10
Efficiency8.0
Access8.5
Services8.5
Cleanliness9.0

Hong Kong - HKG

9.1/10
Efficiency9.0
Access10.0
Services8.5
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

Cathay pacific is still a very good decent airline to choose for your flight. Especially if you're flying to Hongkong it would be my number 1 choice since Garuda now doesn't fly widebody aircraft anymore to HK from CGK. But I only choose CX J Class if they are using Long Haul J Class, i don't like their regional J Class seat. It's so uncomfortable imho. The hard product on their Long Haul J Class is still good and food also still good. Nothing to complain about.

Information on the route Jakarta (CGK) Hong Kong (HKG)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 12 reviews of 3 airlines on the route Jakarta (CGK) → Hong Kong (HKG).


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