Review of Cathay Pacific flight Hong Kong Sydney in Economy

Airline Cathay Pacific
Flight CX101
Class Economy
Seat 67K
Aircraft Boeing 777-300ER
Flight time 08:20
Take-off 10 Jan 19, 23:55
Arrival at 11 Jan 19, 11:15
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By GOLD 2039
Published on 27th April 2022

Trip Report Cathay Pacific CX101 Hong Kong to Sydney

Flight details:
Airlines: Cathay Pacific
Flight: CX101 HKG-SYD
Reg: B-KQT
Aircraft: Boeing 777-330ER
Departure Hong Kong [HKG] Terminal 1 Gate 44: 23:55 HKT
Arrival Sydney [SYD] Terminal 1 Gate 10: 11:12 AEDT
Flight time: 8h 43m
Distance: 7,372 KM

Video Cathay Pacific B-KQT CX101 Hong Kong to Sydney


This is trip report is from Jan 2019. This report continues  To read  from beginning - trip report: Cathay Pacific CX660 Mumbai to Hong Kong

Terminal 1

I had checked the information to see if flight was on schedule.

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Aircraft would be Cathay Pacific B-KQT

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Arriving at Terminal 1

I had a enjoyable time at Aviation museum in Terminal 2.

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Returned to terminal 1 before departure.

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Entered terminal 1 arrival area and then escalator to departure.

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Live music

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Checked the flight schedule.

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Check-in islands in Alphabets

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CX check-in counter.

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Having the boarding pass, I skipped check-in. I passed immigration using the auto-gate and then cleared security.  

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CX 101 departing from gate 44. Walking towards gate area.


United Airlines in Star Alliance livery.

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United Airlines

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United side view

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Found an empty seating area to charge phone.

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Cathay Pacific B-KQT operating CX101 to Sydney

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Had food close to gate before boarding.

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Flight schedule

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Had a walk around the terminal.

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CX101 departing gate 44.

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Area close to gate was occupied with passengers for the flight.

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Gate closeup - Year of pig coming in Feb.

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In English

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Returned to continue charge before boarding.

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Boarding call was made on time.

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Catering loading on flight.

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Long queue formed to board aircraft

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Passport and boarding pass was checked. Secondary baggage check was conducted on before entering aerobridge.

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Queue formed to enter aircraft. Crew was at door greeting and directing passengers.

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Got to my seat and arranged my stuff in preparation for flight.

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Window view of Cathay Dragon

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Pushback and Departure

Flight route information was provided.

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Pushback commenced on time,  Watched through camera as the aircraft was pushed.

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Safety demonstration was conduced on the personal screen. Taxi was long but there was no queue, check video for departure experience.

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Inflight Entertainment

Inflight entertainment homepage. Being a red-eye, had no plans for watching anything. Headphones were provided by crew along with immigration form and menu.

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Drinsk and Dinner Service

Meal service started drinks after attaining cruising altitude. Dinner service commenced shortly after.

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I had selected chicken option. To check economy menu, watch video above.

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Flight InFormation

I played the flight information on the screen while having meal.

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Time information. Lights onboard were switched off and I too switched off the screen and fell asleep immediately.

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BreaKFast Service

Woke up and checked flight details.

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Woke up to find aircraft was flying over Northern Queeneland.

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Time difference between Hong Kong and Sydney.

Flight path

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Breakfast time.

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Water and orange juice was provided during the night as seen below.

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Crew distributing breakfast in cabin.

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Breakfast came with orange juice for drink.

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I chose mud carp fish with shiatke mushroom conjee. Check video for menu or see the next image.

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Food was good, picture below says that.

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SEAT PocKET MAterial

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Cathay safety card

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Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER

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Discover - inflight magazine

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Window view over Queensland

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Cloud building as getting closer to NSW

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APPoraching Sydney

Approaching Sydney from North.

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Pilot informed descend would commenced shortly.

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Rubbish was collected.

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Crew conducted safety check and passengers requested to open window shades and seat upright position, tray locked.

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Flying over the Northern Suburbs on approach

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View of Petersham and Parramatta Road below

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Passing over the Princes Highway in Tempe.

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Few seconds before landing on runway 16R

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Cathay Pacific Airbus A330 holding for incoming CX101

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Landed smoothly, watch video to enjoy landing.

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Exited runway with Sydney aIr control tower in view.

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Arrived at gate.

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Window view on reaching gate.

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Thank you screen

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Passengers getting ready for disembarkation.

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Queue formed to exit aircraft.

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Economy class seats 3-3-3 on this aircraft.

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Premium economy seats in green

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Legroom in premium economy.

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Business class seats

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Flight had landed on time and was taxing to gate 53.

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Flight had arrived on time. I used the smart-gate for immigration having a bio metric passport. Filled information in the self check kiosk and joined short queue for immigration.

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Baggage and Quarantine

My bag arrived in 20 mins after immigration, joined the quarantine check queue. As I didn't have any declarable items, was allowed to exit the customs area.

Train Ride Home

As I was travelling light, I took train to Central from International station.

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Train arrived in few minutes

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Disembarked at Central and took another train west.

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Leaving Central station.

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CX101 was a good inflight experience, Departure and arrival was ontime. Seat was satisfactory. Hong Kong airport is efficient, was able to use the automatic immigration gate, food options are plenty but all busy causing long wait time. Sydney Terminal was able to exit in 50 minutes after landing.
Overall a satisfactory trip.

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


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