Review of Hong Kong Airlines flight Taipei Hong Kong in Economy

Airline Hong Kong Airlines
Flight HX283
Class Economy
Seat 42A
Aircraft Airbus A330-300
Flight time 01:45
Take-off 09 Jul 14, 20:30
Arrival at 09 Jul 14, 22:15
HX 22 reviews
Piterc
By 5321
Published on 3rd August 2014
Hi everybody! I'm 13 and It's my first time to make trip report and It will be good to know if you like it! Enjoy!

(Sorry if there is any grammatical mistake…)

On 9/7 this year, I board on the flight which took me back to home from Taipei. It's a Hong Kong Airlines A330-300, the registration code of the plane is B-LNP, and that's a new plane! Just about 1 year old!

Check-in counters at the terminal 2.
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More check-in counters…
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Duty-free shops on my way to the gate D8.
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Wooo this brought my childhood back!
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Finally arrived at the gate D8 after a long way.
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The rear part of the economy cabin.
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My seat : 42A. Which was the last row of the window seats.
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31 inch seat pitch might just be reasonable for adults but for me, it was a fantastic legroom.
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Blankets were offered while passengers were boarding. Sadly there was no pillow… but it was just a 1 hour and 45 minutes flight! What are you expecting for!
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What a nice wing view!
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The airlines' advertisement…
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That was a really long queue for the take-off since Taoyuan Airport used the same runway for the take-off and landing.
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And finally!
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And here is the take-off video.


The safety instructions card.
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Skyshop and the safety instructions card were both inside the pocket.
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The sink was filthy as you can see…
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The 10.6 inch Thales i5000 on-demand entertainment system and the remote control.
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I also took a video dedicated to the entertainment system.


No menu was given which means there was only one option for the supper.
There was seafood and meat rice for the main course and the cranberry cake for the dessert.
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This is something really interesting. Or maybe less than 2cm!
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Most people were sleeping…
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Landed!
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Hello BA A380, QR A332 and KE B744!
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Goodbye! (and also Hainan Airlines' twist entertainment system…)
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Verdict

Hong Kong Airlines

8.6/10
Cabin9.0
Cabin crew9.0
Entertainment/wifi8.0
Meal/catering8.5

Taipei - TPE

7.1/10
Efficiency7.0
Access7.0
Services7.5
Cleanliness7.0

Hong Kong - HKG

8.6/10
Efficiency9.0
Access8.5
Services8.5
Cleanliness8.5

Conclusion

For such a short flight, Hong Kong Airlines really did a great job of offering good quality in aspects of the plane, cabin and the food. The crew was also very friendly and helpful on treating customers. The only cons of the flight was that the poor punctuality and the toilet was quite dirty. Hope to see improvements next time when I onboard Hong Kong Airlines!

Information on the route Taipei (TPE) Hong Kong (HKG)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 54 reviews of 4 airlines on the route Taipei (TPE) → Hong Kong (HKG).


Useful

The airline with the best average rating is Cathay Pacific with 8.4/10.

The average flight time is 1 hours and 50 minutes.

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6 Comments

  • Comment 114371 by
    jetsetpanda 2294 Comments

    Thank you for this first report and welcome.

    It's always nice to see a solid catering service for such a short flight.

  • Comment 114372 by
    lagentsecret GOLD 12469 Comments

    Thanks for sharing your first FR and welcome aboard

    I don't like the colours of the cabin

    But the food looks decent for a flight time of 1h45

    See you soon for a next FR

  • Comment 114375 by
    Carlos 21 Comments

    Welcome Piterc!

    Thank you for your report!

    The catering, the IFE and the blaket are quite impressive for a 1h45 economy flight.

    Thanks again for sharing!

  • Comment 114384 by
    marathon GOLD 9604 Comments

    All airlines have a scheduled 1h40'-45' flight duration on that busy route, but they usually do it in less than 1h20', except when the flight is late of course. And yet they manage to serve a meal in economy in these widebody aircraft. I like the ? decoration on the seats (but not the green head rest).
    Thanks for this report, and welcome among the website's contributors !

  • Comment 114391 by
    Piterc AUTHOR 4 Comments

    Thank you for supporting! I will soon post an another report too! It's a Hong Kong Airlines' A332!

  • Comment 114448 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 5331 Comments

    Thanks for sharing this good first report! The interior of this HX plane looks more like Hainan than other HX planes I've been on. I really liked HX when I flew them a few years ago. In Asia you get a full meal service on a 1.5 hour flight...in the US, you get a tiny drink (mostly ice cubes) and maybe crackers, LOL. Of course, prices are usually more expensive in Asia. Looking forward to more reports!

    Welcome to Flight-Report!

    KevinDC / Community Manager & Mod

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