Review of Cathay Pacific flight Mumbai Hong Kong in Economy

Airline Cathay Pacific
Flight CX660
Class Economy
Seat 68A
Aircraft Boeing 777-300ER
Flight time 05:15
Take-off 10 Jan 19, 01:40
Arrival at 10 Jan 19, 09:25
CX 465 reviews
koresh
By GOLD 372
Published on 25th April 2022

Trip Report: Cathay Pacific CX660 Mumbai to Hong Kong


Flight details:
Airlines: Cathay Pacific Airways
Flight: CX660 BOM-HKG
Reg: B-KQF
Aircraft: Boeing 777-367ER
Departure Mumbai Terminal 2 Gate : 01:40 IST
Arrival Hong Kong Terminal 1 : 09:24 HKT
Flight time: 5 hours 54 minutes
Distance: 4276 km or 2657 miles


Video: Cathay Pacific B-KQF CX660 Mumbai to Hong Kong



Introduction


This is trip report is from Jan 2019. I was returning to Sydney after visiting Mumbai. My previous trip can be read here: Trip Report Cathay Pacific CX663 Hong Kong to Mumbai


Arriving at Airport


I booked a Ola to airport, reached airport 3 hours early as there was traffic on the way. Got dropped at Bay 5 as the board was displaying Cathay Pacific.


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Checked the flight information outside for check-in counter and gate to enter the terminal. Security checked printed ticket and passport before allowing in terminal.


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Check-in


Check-in counter had opened when I reached.


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I had completed the check-in online as I didn't have printed boarding pass and wanted to drop bag, joined the queue. After my previous experience on CX Boeing 777-300ER, I had changed seat from window to aisle while completing the online check-in. I was carrying a light bag, had no issue with weight. Received boarding pass for both flights. Information of gate and closing time was circled on the CX660 boarding pass. Baggage tab was attached to Sydney boarding pass.


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Security and Immigration


Walked towards the security check. Passed my bags through x-ray and then entered the immigration. Immigration queue was long took about 30-40 minutes to clear.


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Duty Fre Area


Entered the duty free area after immigration. Passed through the shops. towards food court.


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Food court was busy at the time with peak departure time being mid-night .


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I had Idli with  sambar, chutney and coffee from one of the stores.


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Towards Departure GATE


Walking towards the departure area.


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Escalator towards boarding gate.


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Empty gate as inbound flight yet to arrive.


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CX departing from gate 68.


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Waiting for aircraft.


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PlaneSpotting


SwissAir to Zurich


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Walking back towards gate area.


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Cathay Pacific arriving.


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Parked in position. Cathay Pacific B-KQF Boeing 777-300ER would be operating flight CX660.


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Exterior inspection of aircraft.


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Aerobridge connected.


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Boarding


Passengers gathered around the gate. Gate opened on time.


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Joined queue to board as boarding was conducted by row numbers. Boarding pass was scanned and tab was torn.


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Long queue formed to board aircraft stretching up-to escalator.


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Boarding was slow for economy class passengers.


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Engine view along with Bristish Airways and Jet Airways in view.


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Onboard


Crew welcomed passengers and directed them to seat.


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Having selected the aisle seat was much more comfortable.


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Pushback and Departure


Pushback commenced on time. As it was a red-eye flight, onboard camera was useless to view outside. Departure was from runway 27 towards west followed by turn north  and then East towards Hong Kong. Safety demonstration was shown on personal screen as the aircraft taxied.


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Flight information


After departure flight information was provided. Announcement in progress after departure. Even though the flight was full it wasn't warm but the personal screen glare still there.


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Announcement was made breakfast would be served 2 hours before arrival in Hong Kong. I was prepared to wait.


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Flight information


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Flight  map


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Flying time: 4 hours and 31 mins.


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Entertainment on board. I won't be using it as it was sleep time.


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Breakfast Service


Slept for the remainder of flight as cabin light was switched off after departure. Woke as I smelt the food getting ready.


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Breakfast was served 2 hours before landing as announced earlier. Option was Veg or Non-veg.


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Chose the non-veg option with tea.


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SEAT PoCket MAterial


Cathay Pacific Logo


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CX Boeing 777-300ER


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Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER safety card


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back side of the safety card


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Wifi was available on this aircraft. Didn't need, didn't use.


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Backside of Wi-fi information


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CX Discovery - inflight magazine


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Duty free shopping magazine


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Economy class seating 3-4-3.  Last few rows were 3-3-3 as the aircraft tapers.


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Flight information displayed on personal screen.


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Hong Kong airport arrival information, Only arrival time was provided.


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ARRIVAL in Hong Kong


Pilot announced aircraft would be commence descend shortly.


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Crew conducted safety check.


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Window shades drawn up.


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Hong Kong weather information displayed on screen.


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Camera view of landing, wheels out.


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Touchdown.


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Followed by announcement.


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Reached gate.


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Disembarkation


Disembarked the aircraft as the last section emptied.


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Passing business class section to disembark from front door. Crew waiting to say good bye.


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Exited aircraft and entered the terminal building.


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Immigration and Custom


I had 9 hours of transit. I had planned to visit Terminal 2- aviation museum. Walked to immigration, filled form. Immigration officer checked passport and boarding pass, handed the tab from the immigration for departure purpose.

As my check-in bag was checked till Sydney. I was able to walk outside without waiting. Custom didn't stop me.


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Walking towards terminal 2.


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Airport Train information


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Walking towards Terminal 2.


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Arrived in Terminal 2. decided to have breakfast before entering the museum.


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Checked the menu


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Breakfast 


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Outside view while having breakfast.


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Being hungry, that was not enough. ordered another dish - BBQ duck.


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AVIATion Musuem


As the food court is close to aviation museum. By the time breakfast was over, museum had opened.


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Weekdays  Opening time: 11 am to 10 pm


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Hong Kong Airport Aviation Museum and Skydeck



Ticket to museum and viewing gallery.


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Video: 15 minutes of Boeing 747



As the weather was cloudy, I decided to continue enjoying Hong Kong view from viewing gallery. Dropped the idea going to city.

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

Mumbai - BOM

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

Hong Kong - HKG

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

Conclusion

Cathay Pacific service was satisfactory, I had changed the seat to aisle and sat in the 3-3-3 row, which made trip comfortable. Flight departed and arrived on time. Hong Kong is a good transit airport . I had a satisfactory flight.

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