Review of Cathay Pacific flight Seoul Hong Kong in Economy

Airline Cathay Pacific
Flight CX411
Class Economy
Seat 70L
Aircraft Boeing 777-300
Flight time 04:10
Take-off 19 Dec 23, 15:00
Arrival at 19 Dec 23, 18:10
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By SILVER 1244
Published on 1st June 2024

Hello everyone,

As part of a trip to Asia in late December, I had to make an ICN-HKG flight.
I have several options (HK Express, Hong Kong Airlines, Asiana, Korean Air, Cathay Pacific).

Of all the options available, the most suitable for my time constraints will be Cathay Pacific.

We find ourselves in front of the train station of Seoul, allowing to reach the airport. 

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I am very surprised to see on the front of the station, the logos of several airlines.
And, for good reason, there is a very convenient city check-in for these companies. 

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The train to Incheon Airport will cost around €7 to reach Terminal 1.
It takes between 30 and 45 min to reach the airport, with a frequency every 15 min 

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It changes from regional airport trains in Europe

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Pitch more than enough for a 45 min ride

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We arrive at Incheon Airport at Terminal 1.
Rather oriented Star Alliance, with the presence of Asiana in particular.

First impression very good, the terminal is very nice 

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The boarding areas are huge at ICN T1

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No queues at Cathay Pacific registration.
Cordial welcome by the stopover agent and delivery of the PO.

Passage of controls quite correct but without a great fluidity.
Arrival on the AirSide area of the Terminal, and again a very nice impression. 

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Many brand stores, nothing to envy to European airports on this point.
The terminal is also very spotter friendly.

A350 and B747 LH 

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Welcome to Asiana Hub station

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The company offers a variety of quite amazing aircraft, at the time of fleet standardization.


Hong Kong Airlines in A330

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A350 Finnair

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A320 MYA (MyanMar)

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And, finally, our today's aircraft, B777-300 Cathay Pacific

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Boarding of our flight will begin 20 minutes late.
But, this one will be extremely fluid.

Friendly greeting at the door 

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The other neighbor of the day, a B787 Etihad, in special livery, F1

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Door time

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Fuselage shot

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Cordial welcome at the door
Direction the 77 L.

My seat for these 4h to HKG 

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The pitch will be very good for a flight of this duration
The contents of the cover 

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The captain will speak to welcome us on board, and announce a passage through de-icing before leaving for HKG.
And, for good reason, it’s -20° C at ICN!

While waiting for the departure, view on the A320 of MYA, company that was unknown to me until then 

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The rear part of the cabin will be almost completely empty.
Flight will be 50% full 

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The IFE will be functional as soon as we board, unfortunately my screen will not be very functional.
I’ll use the neighbor’s one 

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Safety video since the pushback

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CX color helmet (not very effective to counter the noise of our 2 engines)

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Heading to the de-icing area
And then we’ll lose almost 45 minutes taking three layers of glycol. 

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Our flight was already late, we leave with almost 1 hour.
Reassemble the two ICN terminals

Always very Star Alliance and local color in T1  

Then, passing in front of terminal 2, this time much more focused on Korean Air

Before lining up for taking-off, passing in front of the E&M workshops of Korean Air, with no less than 5 A380 which are grounded.

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Sadness to see these giants of the air in such a state

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Take-off with a delay of 1h20

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Good bye, Incheon

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Passage of the cloud layer over the Pacific ocean

I try to connect to the wifi service which was unavailable on the ground.
Unfortunately, no option, even mailing, won't be offered during our flight 

Meal service will begin less than 1 hour after takeoff.
VSML tray on my side 

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The main dish will be good, such as the fruits

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Hagen-Dasz ice cream to finish.
The whole meal will be very good.
A very good point for a flight of this duration 

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Outside, the night is almost there

I will fall asleep for the rest of the cruise and I wake up when approaching HKG
We will finally fly over the island of "Tall Bouddah" (sorry for the quality of the photo) 

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Landing with 1h delay in HKG

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Long taxi to reach our landing gate.
With regional and local wildlife

Air Asia 

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A330 China Airlines

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The master of the place in force

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And our neighbor A340 Swiss

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Before the landing, a satisfaction inquiry will be proposed to us on the IFE
Enough to take the work of the Frists 

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Quick disboarding and passage through the business cabin

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The time of passage of the customs and the taking of the luggage will be quite fast.
I would reach the center of Hong Kong with the express train for about 13 €

Thank you for reading and see you soon for future FR

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Seoul - ICN


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A very good flight on Cathay Pacific despite the delay.
ICN is a very functional and pleasant airport
HKG is a very functional and very nice airport

Information on the route Seoul (ICN) Hong Kong (HKG)

Les contributeurs de Flight-Report ont posté 25 avis concernant 8 compagnies sur la ligne Seoul (ICN) → Hong Kong (HKG).


La compagnie qui obtient la meilleure moyenne est Cathay Pacific avec 8.4/10.

La durée moyenne des vols est de 3 heures et 53 minutes.

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  • Comment 652584 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 6885 Comments
    Flying regionally within Asia is always so much more pleasant than in Europe of North America with a decent chance of getting a widebody, IFE, and a hot meal. These newer seats look much more comfortable than the old fixed shell ones they used to have on the regional-configured 777s.

    Thanks for sharing!

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