I just joined flight-report.com in 2014 hence this is my 1st FR. A little background about myself, I am a polytechnic student in Singapore studying an aviation course. I usually travel only during vacation time for holidays. This time, we had plans to visit Hong Kong. At first, the routing was SIN-HKG and then HKG-SIN. However, we had last minute changes and decided to visit Bangkok as well. Thus, we cancelled the HKG-SIN sector
The final routing is as follows: 1) 13 Sep 2014: CX736 SIN-HKG, B773, Economy 2) 16 Sep 2014: CX755 HKG-BKK, B777-300ER, Economy 3) 19 Sep 2014: TZ301 DMK-SIN, B772, Economy
I would be flying Cathay Pacific, the World's Best Airline 2014 and I was excited to experience the Economy Class experience as I had last flown with them in 2012.
Arriving at Singapore Changi Airport
The iconic control tower of Changi Airport, world's best airport
Drop-off at Stand 4, where Cathay Pacific is located.
We had done online internet check-in, hence we were able to check-in very quickly.
Sign leading to the departure hall
FIDS showing my flight, CX736, codeshared with oneworld members as flight AA8907 and S7 4846. Scheduled to depart at 09.55 at Gate D42
Some plane-spotting airside after clearing immigration. Parked at the gates are a Xiamen Airlines B737-800 (B-5659) and 2 Jetstar A320(9V-JSQ and 9V-JSK)
On the other side, another Jetstar A320(9V-JSJ) and Air China A330-300(B-5916) operating as CA976 to Beijing.
A view of Terminal 1 airside.
One of the many beatiful decorations present in the airport terminal. This decoration is the Piazza Garden.
Pushback for this Jetstar A320 (9V-JSF)
This screen is common in many parts of Changi Airport, which gets travellers to rate the experience/quality of the facility/decoration.
Piazza Garden decoration.
Signs for directions to the different gates. My gate for the flight is D42.
At Terminal 2, this Singapore Airlines B777(9V-SQL) being prepared for its next flight.
flight-report.com viewed from my iPad
Preparing to board the flight
Flight display at the gate, with weather information for Hong Kong
My plane for the flight would be a B777-300 with registration B-HNQ.
View of the aircraft of the day. Boarding was quick and efficient, with the Business Class& oneworld alliance members followed by Economy Class Passengers.
Aircraft view from the aerobridge
Economy class seats of the World's Best Airline 2014
My seat for the flight, 60K, a window seat which I pre-selected 48 hours before the flight. I have a good view of the wing at this seat.
The flight route displayed on the personal entertainment system. I apologise for the reflection in the image.
View of the B777-300's wing. Perfect for some photos later on during the flight.
My seat pocket with the safety card, inflight headphones. I had placed my passport and amenity kit with my items within in the seat pocket for easy access. The amenity kit is from Air France's 80 years anniversary.
A Singapore Airlines B777 parked at the bay.
Underside camera of the aircraft. A picture of the landing gear during taxiing.
Taxiing towards the runway for takeoff.
A Tiger Airways A320 and Air India B787 Dreamliner (VT-ANO) queueing for takeoff.
Flight progress: Just took-off from Singapore
Advertisement on the entertainment system.
Studio CX's Welcome Page, available in the various languages as well as flight time and progress.
Nice view of the clouds during climb
Heading north to Hong Kong and climbing
Selection of the music tracks of different genres. Under the CDs selection, there is a good variety of music albums which I did not show here.
Flight progress: Cruising at 10,972m (36,000 feet)
There was no menu given out onboard, hence the crew told us that there are 2 selections available, which are 1) Chicken rice 2) Fish with pasta We also had a small tub of Haagen Dazs strawberry ice-cream which was very nice. If I am not wrong, SQ also has Haagen Dazs ice-cream as dessert for Y pax. I took the fish with pasta while my mum chose the chicken rice.
Chicken rice meal here.
Fish with pasta meal. A generous portion of the fish was given which tasted good.
Flight progress: Flying above the South China Sea near Vietnam after lunch
Flight progress: Remaining flying time to Hong Kong. I decided to continue with my movie before landing.
Flight progress: About to descend into Hong Kong International Airport
Flight progress: Approaching Hong Kong but we had to circle once due to heavy traffic at the airport.
Some of the outlying islands near Hong Kong.
A Dragonair A320 parked at the bay seen while my plane is taxiing to the arrival gate.
Hong Kong's control tower.
The iconic shape design of HKG.
Baggage reclaim at Belt 13. Immigration took about 15 minutes as there was a queue.
Singapore - SIN
Hong Kong - HKG
Cathay Pacific Food: Meals were delicious with the strawberry Haagen Dazs ice-cream. I finished everything. Crew: Crew were friendly and efficient, pleasant experience. Entertainment: The selection of movies was good, although the music albums present were average compared to SQ's entertainment system. There could be a larger variety. I decided to use my MP3 player for songs instead. Overall the IFE was good, but the touchscreen was not very responsive. Using the control is faster.
For the price paid, I find the overall experience very pleasant and I would definitely fly with CX again.
Singapore Changi Airport Plenty of shops, beautiful decors. Security procedures were efficient. Airport is very clean. Definitely a great place for transit travellers with plenty of activities available.
Hong Kong International Airport Immigration took about 15 minutes as there was a queue but most counters were open. Baggage reclaim was fast and we were out within 30 mins.
Do leave your comments for me so I can improve on my further FRs. Thanks!
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