Review of Cathay Pacific flight Sydney Hong Kong in Economy

Airline Cathay Pacific
Flight CX162
Class Economy
Seat 57K
Aircraft Boeing 777-300ER
Flight time 09:25
Take-off 28 Nov 18, 10:55
Arrival at 28 Nov 18, 17:20
CX 465 reviews
koresh
By GOLD 437
Published on 23rd April 2022

Trip Report Cathay Pacific B-KQT CX162 Sydney to Hong Kong


Flight details:
Airlines: Cathay Pacific Airways
Flight: CX162 SYD-HKG
Reg: B-KQT
Aircraft: Boeing 777-367ER
Departure Sydney Terminal 1 : 10:55 AM AEDST
Arrival Hong Kong Terminal 1 : 5.20PM HKT
Flight time: 9 hours 25 minutes


Video: Cathay Pacific B-KQT CX162 Sydney to Hong Kong



Introduction


This is trip report is from Nov 2018. I was travelling to Mumbai via Hong Kong. I found a reasonable priced ticket during peak season and hence selected Cathay Pacific


Check-IN


A friend dropped me at the airport in very bad weather.  Reached airport on time for check-in. I had checked on time. Check-in counter was Aisle B.


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I had selected seat while booking flight and completed the online check-n.


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ImMigration AND Security


Airport was at peak departure, queue formed at immigration to use Smartgate.  Cleared without issue. Security queue was formed too but moved faster. Got full body scan and then allowed to continue.


Duty Free Area


Walked in the duty free area and did some shopping.


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After shopping was done.


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Went to food court to have something before boarding.


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Gate was close to the food court.


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Waiting Area


Passengers had gathered for flight close to waiting area.


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Japan Airlines was boarding from gate 26.


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Window view - very heavy rain outside


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PlaneSpotting


View from close to gate


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Saw Cathay Pacific B-KQT arrive from Hong Kong


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Rain slowed after some time.


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Boarding


Boarding was delayed due to late arrival of aircraft.


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Long queue formed as it was a full flight.


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Passport and boarding pass was checked.


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Cathay Pacific B-KQT  while boarding


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Front view of aircraft


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Crew was at door greeting and directing passengers.


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Newspaper rack was places near the door for those wishing to read news.


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OnBoard


Passed the business class and premium economy after boarding.


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Blue seats in economy.


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Reached seat and organised self for departure. Blanket was placed on seat along with pillow.


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Window view


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Cathay Pacific Boeing  777-300ER


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Pushback and Taxi


Pushback commenced  shortly after passengers had boarded.  Doors were locked. Crew distributed menu and headphones.


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Taxing towards the West.


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View of the International Terminal


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United Airlines Boeing 787-9


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Virgin Australia Boeing 777-300ER


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Air New Zealand in All black livery as a United Airlines Boeing 787-9 waits for Cathay Pacific to pass.


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Aircraft would be departing from runway 07 towards East. Interestingly this is my second departure from runway 07, previously it was on Qantas Boeing 747 also to Hong Kong in 2005  Runway 07 is rarely used for departure as aircraft flies over East Sydney. Watch the trip video to enjoy departure in bad weather.


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View from break in cloud. Those seated on the port side would had good view of Sydney city if not cloud covered.


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Flight Information


Interactive personal screen.


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Flight information with latest arrival time.


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Distance information


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Turning west and then north towards Hong Kong.


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Time difference between Sydney and Hong Kong.


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There was turbulence after takeoff upon reaching cruising altitude it was smooth.


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Economy class menu


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In chinese


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Seat Pocket Material


Seat pocket contained the inflight, duty free shop magazine and safety card. Headphone was provided by crew.


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Discovery - Cathay Pacific inflight magazine


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Shop -duty free magazine


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Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER safety card


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Full view


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Drinsk Service


Drinks service started somewhere over Northern NSW, probably an hour after departure. I chose beer for drinks.


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Flight map


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Flight information


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Lunch Service


Lunch service was started after drinks.


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Option was pork or fish. I chose fish. Fish meal was pan fried fish, green beans, parsley potato and chive sauce


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Flight map


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I had beer along with red wine to sleep. Ice cream was served to everyone except those with special meal.


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Food was good as seen below. Tray was cleared after the lunch.


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Flying over Queensland


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Cabin view


Windows shades pulled down for resting.


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Tea and coffee was available. I was having beer, none for me.


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Cloud bulid over north Queensland


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Windows down message.


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Got up to use toilet. which was clean. View of economy cabin. 3-3-3.


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Water and orange juice was served at regular intervals.


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Flight Information


Flying close to Philippines


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Heading towards Hong Kong


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Over the South China Sea.


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Distance information


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in kms


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Refreshment Service


Refreshment service commenced 1 hour and 30 minutes before landing. Refreshment option was stir fried noodles and minced beef or Tuckey panini. I chose the turkey Panini. Got banana cake and had beer.


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Captain came on mic and announced descend would commence in 3o minutes.  Personal screen displaying arrival information.


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Crew cleared the tray.


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Connecting flight information but gate information was not available.


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Approaching HOng Kong


Cloudy on descend


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Islands in South China sea closer to Hong Kong.


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Window view of island below.


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Few turns to line with runway.


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Switched to front camera to view approach


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Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge connecting the territories with main land.


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Landing


Landed smoothly and then a short taxi to gate. Watch video to enjoy the trip.


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Arrived at gate


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Disembarkation


I had plenty of time after landing. I waited for the rush to subside to de board.


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Cabin view while disembarking.


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Walking towards the security check area.


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Long walk to security check.


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As I was transiting, completed security check and found a spot to charge phone.


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Hope you enjoyed this trip report. Thanks for reading.

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Verdict

Cathay Pacific

7.0/10
Cabin7.0
Cabin crew7.0
Entertainment/wifi7.0
Meal/catering7.0

Sydney - SYD

7.0/10
Efficiency7.0
Access7.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness7.0

Hong Kong - HKG

7.5/10
Efficiency7.5
Access7.5
Services7.5
Cleanliness7.5

Conclusion

Cathay Pacific service on board was good. Flight departed late due to weather. It did not affect me as I had plenty of time before next flight. Aircraft had wi-ifi available which i didn't use. Plenty of options to watch on personal entertainment . Overall a satisfactory flight.

Information on the route Sydney (SYD) Hong Kong (HKG)

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