Review of Cathay Pacific flight Paris Hong Kong in Economy

Airline Cathay Pacific
Flight CX278
Class Economy
Seat 47H
Aircraft Airbus A340-300
Flight time 12:20
Take-off 18 Jun 14, 21:10
Arrival at 19 Jun 14, 15:30
CX   #4 out of 120 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 455 reviews
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Published on 12th July 2014
INTRODUCTION


Hello everyone, here is the FR I already reported in French. I present you today the Cathay Pacific A340-300 Economy Class on the flight CX278 from Paris to Hong Kong.

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Itinerary :

CX278 Cathay Pacific A340-300 Economy Class : Online In French http://flight-report.com/en/report-7464.html
CX312 Cathay Pacific A330-300 Economy Class : Very soon
KA909 Dragonair A330-300 Economy Class : Soon
CX261 Cathay Pacific B777-300ER Economy Class : I don't know…

REPORT


Because of the french railway strike, I have to take the plane to Paris from Bordeaux. Here is some pic of the flight


I arrived at CDG at 13:00 and the Check-In open only at 17:00, so I took a lunch in Mc******

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Just drop my luggage, I already did the online check-in in order to have the best seat in the plane.

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Well it is the 13th report on my channel but only my 3rd on Flight Report

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Getting to the gate A38, through security, and duty free area.



The CDG connection building between T2A and T2C is beautiful!!

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My flight

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Despite some negative review of the T2A air side, I found that there's a lot of shop in there!

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Waiting in EXKI for the boarding, my plane is in the bubble of the T2A. So I waited in EXKI having a cup of coffee.

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The bubble

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The boarding was at 20:15

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Cathay Pacific offer to all passengers a large choice of newspaper and magazine

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Here is my plane, CX A340-300

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The boarding was made by area: Business + MP member - Premium eco - Eco row 75-50 - Others

I was in the others…



This is the previous Cathay Economy Class, the seat has an hard shell so you can't recline it but it glide on itself.

The legroom was perfect for this night flight!

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Flight Information :

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Flight deck announcement

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Sample of the cabin, seat configuration is 2-4-2

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Safety instructions

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Take-off, my neighbor let me attach my go pro in order to film the take.




Survival kit in long-haul flight, bottle of water to fight against the dry air.


Small delay, we took off at 21:22

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Seat features : IFE remote control, coat hook, IFE touch screen

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A beautiful sunset while climbing to our cruising altitude.




The Studio CX IFE offers a great choice of movies, TV Shows, Music, there's also a kids mode.



Diner service



Apertizer Drink + Peanuts not every airlines offers that kind of service

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Meal, in the FR in French a lot of Flight reporter said that the meal trays could be better presented, but since the quality of the meal is excellent we don't really care how it's presented.




My first movie of the flight.

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Lights were dimmed after the meal service in order to let passenger get some rest.



Toilet…

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I've found the best position to sleep into these seats! I slept 6 hours!!

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The power socket is behind the tray table, not very easy to use it.

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Second meal service

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Approach, landing, deboarding…



I have a 2 hours layover here in Hong Kong, here some spotting.




Thanks a lot for reading the next FR will be online this week, I hope…

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Verdict

Cathay Pacific

7.3/10
Cabin6.0
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi8.0
Meal/catering7.0

Paris - CDG

6.2/10
Efficiency7.0
Access5.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness6.0

Hong Kong - HKG

8.5/10
Efficiency7.0
Access9.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

What a lovely experience with Cathay Pacific on this night flight. Meals were both excellent and cabin crew really nice to passengers. The IFE is one of the best I ever tried in my traveller life! The old economy seat are quite comfortable for a day flight not for night flight, hopefully I've founded a perfect position to sleep. The cabin crew gave to the passenger, pillows,blanket and headphones just before the pushback. The immigration in Paris was really efficient and the air side was very comfortable.

The Hong Kong airport is one of the best I ever been! The security is very efficient and there's a lot of things to do, to eat, and to buy ;)

Thanks

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4 Comments

  • Comment 112762 by
    jetsetpanda 2294 Comments

    Thank you for sharing this nice and detailed report with lots of engaging pictures.

    There is no doubt that CX is a top quality carrier and it's been said that they can give SQ a run for their money, at least in the premium cabins. However, I believe that when it comes to catering, SQ seems to provide better meals in Y. CX Studio is a fantastic entertainment system and one of the best as you said.

  • Comment 112779 by
    Airline Spotter AUTHOR 90 Comments

    Thanks for taking the time to read my FR. The catering could be better presented, but the quality is here!! See you soon for the next FR online this week!

  • Comment 112786 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 5302 Comments

    Thanks for sharing this FR! The seats looks nice, but I know a lot of people complained about how uncomfortable they were so they are on their way out. I think it's nice that noone can recline in your face, preserving your personal space, but I imagine it's hard to sleep with these seats.

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