Review of Cathay Pacific flight Hong Kong Singapore in Economy

Airline Cathay Pacific
Flight CX 711
Class Economy
Seat 74A
Aircraft Boeing 777-300
Flight time 03:30
Take-off 27 May 14, 16:20
Arrival at 27 May 14, 19:50
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TerryYong
By GOLD 5111
Published on 1st June 2014
Went to a stall famous for soyabean products.

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Had various types of fried tofu, soyabean milk and curd.

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Then it was more shopping before dinner at Tsim Sha Tsui area at another eatery. It was meat overdose for the evening!

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On our final day, our breakfast was a light one at another eatery in Tsim Sha Tsui, with the traditional HK polo bun and instant noodles.

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Final meal, lunch, was dim sum at a restaurant on the 20th floor of a shopping mall. Restaurant is Joyous One and offers magnificent views of the HK harbour and financial district!

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Dim sum were exquisitely presented and rather tasty as well!

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Then it was checkout from hotel and airport bus back to the airport for a 1620hrs departure.

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Reached HKIA and proceeded to the bag-drop counters, where there was a long queue. However it moved fast with the many counters opened. Seemed that CX pax would normally do self-check in, unlike in SIN where the SQ bag drop counters are normally empty.

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Boarding pass.

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HKIA was rather busy at this time.

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FIDS

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Tarmac views.

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27 May 2014
Cathay Pacific
CX 711
Hong Kong (HKG) - Singapore (SIN)
B777-300
B-HNP
Economy Class


Gate 29 was where our flight was. Boarding had commenced.

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B777-300 for the flight back.

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This plane was refurbished with the shell seats in economy.

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Got pillows and blankets from the crew.

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Tip: If you are unable to get the extra legroom seats on this aircraft, try to select seats 74A/K. They are at the location where the fuselage starts to curve and are aligned at an angle to the seats in front, resulting in a massive seat pitch! I guess around 35-36 pitch, and I can comfortably cross my legs with space to spare!

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Skyteam livery CI A330 beside.

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Doors closed 10min before STD. Flight was not full, I guess around 70% load. Safety video played as we pushed back.

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Video of pushback with welcome announcement in Cantonese.




Taxi to runway.




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Flight time of 3h09m.

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Held for a while for a few planes to takeoff and land. Guessed because we were early.

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And takeoff on Rwy25L.

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See the below video for the takeoff.




Seatbelt signs off and service announcement made.




Climbing over South China Sea.

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Just realised that this aircraft was fitted with underbelly camera.

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Beverages and nuts distributed, where I had a coke and water.

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Continued with the movie which I did not complete on the previous flight.

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Dinner is served.

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Choices were between Chicken with rice or Penne pasta. As usual, meals came with fruits, roll and butter, and ice-cream.

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Fruits and dessert. I had orange juice.

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Chicken with rice and vegetables. This tasted ok.

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Penne pasta in tomato sauce, with pumpkin and cheese. The penne was al-dente and my partner preferred it to the rice.

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Enjoying the delicious vanilla Haagen Dazs with a Korean movie.

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Again, a hot Chinese tea to end.

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If I was correct, we flew over the seaside town of Nha Trang in Vietnam. Gonna go there some day!

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The aft galley.

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Aft economy cabin.

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Dusk.

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Approaching and landing soon.

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Landing on Rwy20R, a full 20min early!




Parked at the same gate as when we departed. Air Niugini B738 beside.

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Disembarking.

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Thanks for reading this mouth-watering report! All comments are welcomed.
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Verdict

Cathay Pacific

8.3/10
Cabin9.0
Cabin crew7.5
Entertainment/wifi8.5
Meal/catering8.0

Hong Kong - HKG

8.9/10
Efficiency9.0
Access8.5
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.0

Singapore - SIN

9.1/10
Efficiency9.5
Access9.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

Again, another pleasant flight on CX, though service was not as warm as the previous flight. However, no complains with the offering on such a short flight.

Information on the route Hong Kong (HKG) Singapore (SIN)

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