Review of Cathay Pacific flight Hong Kong Bangkok in Economy

Airline Cathay Pacific
Flight CX755
Class Economy
Seat 66K
Aircraft Boeing 777-300ER
Flight time 02:55
Take-off 16 Sep 14, 09:30
Arrival at 16 Sep 14, 11:25
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seahyile
By 4721
Published on 22nd October 2014
Once again, hello to everyone and welcome to the 2nd leg of my FR. For this flight, I was affected by Typhoon Kalmaegi which was in the vicinity of Hong Kong, hence some flights were cancelled. Luckily, my flight was operating as per normal without any delays being reported.
For more information : http://www.straitstimes.com/news/asia/east-asia/story/typhoon-kalmaegi-shuts-down-hong-kong-strong-winds-rain-20140916

1) 13 Sep 2014: CX736 SIN-HKG, B773, Economy
2) 16 Sep 2014: CX755 HKG-BKK, B777-300ER, Economy - YOU ARE HERE
3) 19 Sep 2014: TZ301 DMK-SIN, B772, Economy

CX755
Route: HKG-BKK
Depart : 09:30 (Actual departure time: 10:54am)
Arrive: 11.25 (Actual arrival time: 12.18pm)
Aircraft: B777-300ER, B-KPZ


We are departing from Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 1.
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View of the taxi/bus drop-off stands
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As usual, internet check-in had already been done, hence we just had to drop off our bags and get our boarding pass issued.
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Beautiful design of the terminal
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About to go through immigration procedures at the departure gate.
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View of the apron after clearing immigration.
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FIDS Display with Typhoon Kalmaegi No.8 Storm Signal in force.
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My flight, CX755, listed on the 3rd row at the top.
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Another view of the apron with many CX jets and some from CX's sister airline, Dragonair. Plus another ANA jet parked.
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China Eastern(MU), Dragonair (KA) and Hong Kong Airlines (HX)
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Food outlets airside. The shop with the green signboard is Tsui Wah Eatery, selling local fare.
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Dragonair(KA), CX, Hong Kong Airlines (HX) and Garuda Indonesia (GA)
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Once again, my flight being displayed on the FIDS, scheduled to depart at Gate 25.
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Rain brought by the typhoon, which is affecting flight operations a bit.
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Boarding procedures were about to commence.
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The aircraft that would take me to Bangkok is B-KPZ. The ground handler was fixing things up before the flight.
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Pilots were preparing.
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Once again, B-KPZ viewed from the aerobridge.
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Boarding the plane
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Premium Economy Class seats in dark green.
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Economy class seats.
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A closer view of the layout.
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Inflight entertainment system, with a USB cable provided for charging. Another plus point is the holder below the entertainment system for passengers to place their personal items in. The touchscreen is very responsive. No more remote controls were provided.
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Seat pitch was good for me, as my height is only 1.65m, approx 5 foot 4 inches. Inflight magazine for September 2014 and Safety card as shown.
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Advertisement.
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Wing view before takeoff. The rain had stopped at that time.
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The planned flight path of the day. The captain reported that the flight to Bangkok would take 2 hours 11 minutes.
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Point of origin: Hong Kong.
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At this point of time, the captain informed us that our flight was subject to an indefinite delay, which meant we had to stay on the tarmac till ATC issued further instructions. Crew thus sprang into action by offering drinks and the entertainment system was activated to keep us occupied. The delay lasted less than an hour and we pushbacked more than an hour behind schedule.

Some plane-spotting when taxiing to Runway 07R for takeoff. Cathay Pacific Cargo B747-400
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An American Airlines B777-200ER in new livery being parked.
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Taxiing to 07R for takeoff.
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Takeoff was extremely shaky and the aircraft was being hit by strong winds from the typhoon during the 1st few minutes after takeoff.
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Meal service commenced about 45 minutes into the flight. My mum had this option, which is chicken porridge.
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Breakfast tray meal presentation
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I had chosen the sausage with eggs option.
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Time update during the flight from the entertainment system.
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Flight progress: About to arrive at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport
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Window view of the Thai landscape.
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4 minutes to touchdown.
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Bangkok's expressways
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Beautiful temples.
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Business class seats during deboarding.
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Last look at our plane before immigration.
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Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport's iconic design.
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Baggage reclaim at Belt 20
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A view of Bangkok's city skyline from our hotel, Evergreen Place Bangkok.
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BTS Skytrain. A very convenient way to get around the city centre and the attractions.
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Verdict

Cathay Pacific

9.0/10
Cabin9.0
Cabin crew9.0
Entertainment/wifi9.5
Meal/catering8.5

Hong Kong - HKG

9.5/10
Efficiency9.0
Access9.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness10.0

Bangkok - BKK

8.4/10
Efficiency6.5
Access9.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

Cathay Pacific
Food: Breakfast service was fairly good.
Crew: Crew were efficient in serving drinks during the delay, and were fast in responding to passengers' requests.Crew always put on a smile
Entertainment: The touchscreen on this plane is very responsive and quick. The seat's functions could be controlled with the system, such as reading light, screen brightness and volume.

Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)
Immigration was fast and many F&B options are available. Airport is very clean and signage is clear.

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)
Immigration took about 20-30 minutes as there was always a long queue. Reclaimed baggage straightaway after clearing immigration.

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4 Comments

  • Comment 120584 by
    jetsetpanda 2294 Comments

    Thank you for sharing this nice report with good images.

    It's great that your flight was still operating despite the weather conditions with a solid CX performance except for the delay.

  • Comment 120600 by
    SKYTEAMCHC GOLD 8232 Comments

    Thanks for sharing this report with us.
    Crews are one of the best assetsof CX and the actering looks quite good for an economy flight.
    The economy cabin is a bit dissapointeing and looks a bit old fashioned despite quite good IFE.Of course it's a different stoty in the J section !

  • Comment 120609 by
    indianocean GOLD 6821 Comments

    Business is business, despite the strong wings expected to hit Hong Kong.
    Fortunately, strong turbulence didn't last long after TO.
    I still persist to think that the tray is a little bit too small.
    Thank you.

  • Comment 120643 by
    KL651 TEAM 4491 Comments

    Thanks for this FR.

    Very nice service on a flight of this duration, at least by European standards.

    The return on Scoot must have been a shock after a CX flight!

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