Review of Cathay Pacific flight Hong Kong Fukuoka in Economy

Airline Cathay Pacific
Flight CX588
Class Economy
Seat 69A
Aircraft Airbus A330-300
Flight time 03:30
Take-off 12 Oct 23, 11:00
Arrival at 12 Oct 23, 15:30
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Published on 12th November 2023

Hello everyone, welcome to the third part of the trip to Asia. This report will cover the flight from Hong Kong to Fukuoka with Cathay Pacific Airways. Before the closure of Dragonair or Cathay Dragon, they used to fly this route during this time slot, as KA380 and Cathay Pacific was then flying in the afternoon with a stopover at Taipei.


On the day of flight, I arrived in the morning with a taxi from my hotel, 2 hours before the departure.

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48 hours prior to departure, I finished the online check-in and had my boarding pass stored in my phone.

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We went directly to the Cathay Pacific Airways counters to check our luggage. Then we headed towards the security check and immigration.

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I still received a paper boarding pass when I checked my luggage, but it was plain and obviously no design at all, comparing with EVA Air.

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There were some times to boarding, so we went to a restaurant for a quick breakfast

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The Sky Bridge linking terminal 1 and the satellite terminal, opened in 2022. United Airlines B777-300ER, N2639U to San Francisco as UA862 at 11:15am.

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Soon we arrived at gate 29

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Here was our plane to Fukuoka, A330-300 B-LBI, delivered to Cathay Pacific Airways in February 2015. The plane was temporary transferred to Cathay Dragon in 2017, but now returned to Cathay Pacific Airways after Cathay Dragon ceased operation in 2020.

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Eventually boarding started at 10:38am.

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My seat 69A. The seats are still the 2012 version but not the latest one we saw in their A350. This plane is 2-4-2 configured with 24 seats in business and 293 in economy class.

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View out of my seat.

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Back of the seat.

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Welcome screen of the IFE.

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The main menu of the IFE. Soon the captain announced that our flight would be 2 hours and 53 minutes.

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At 11:05am, Safety demonstration video was played.

5 minutes afterwards, pushback was commenced.

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Reaching the runway and ready to takeoff.

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Eventually we lifted off at 11:32am.

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Seconds after takeoff.

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Below was the Brothers Marine Park, set up to conserve the China White Dolphins.

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Ting Kau Bridge and the Tsing Yi Island.

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The old Kai Tak was right below.

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10 minutes after takeoff, seatbelt signs were switched off. Then I start watching The Flash movie.

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Seat pocket items. Cathay still provide the inflight magazine.

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View of the cabin.

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At , lunch was served and I took the beef option, together with soba noodles and fruit. Also with Häagen-Dazs ice-cream as desert. I opted for a coke as complementary drink.

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I got the Mango & Raspberry flavours for the ice-cream.

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As we were enjoying our lunch, we were cruising over the east coast of Taiwan, very close to Taichung.

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Mianhua Islet (棉花嶼).

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When the cabin crew came and collected my tray, I had a cup of tea.

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After the meal, I visited the toilet. There were no toilets at the back of the plane, so I had to use those in between the economy class.

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Hand gel and hand cream.

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We were getting close to Kyushu. Uji Islands 宇治群島 could be seen in distance. At 13:47pm, it was annpunced that we were 35 minutes to landing, the temperature in Fukuoka was 24 degree celsius.

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Shimokoshiki-jima 下甑島

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We continued flying along the west coast of Kyushu.

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Over Sasebo prefecture, Huis Ten Bosch could be identified.

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Flying over Nokono Island 能古島.

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The view was stunning as we were flying over Fukuoka city.

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We made a U-turn at the south of the city to align on the runway.

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We landed on runway 34 at local time 15:25pm. Total flight time was 2 hours and 53 minutes.

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At last, we parked at gate 54. All together there were 3 flights coming from Hong Kong, with Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong Express and Hong Kong Airlines.

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Total flight route.

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Last time I flew with Cathay Pacific was 5 years ago, and after the pandemic I had this chance to fly with them, and I could say that the airline is still keeping the usual standard.



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  • Comment 639803 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 6427 Comments
    Another nice experience on an intra-Asia regional flight. The CX A330 cabins look very comfortable and well-maintained for their age. Certainly more comfortable than the 3-4-3 777s. Meal looks very good for a 3h flight!

    Thanks for sharing!

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