Review of Cathay Pacific flight Taipei Hong Kong in Business

Airline Cathay Pacific
Flight CX511
Class Business
Seat 16A
Aircraft Boeing 777-200
Flight time 01:55
Take-off 15 Nov 14, 13:00
Arrival at 15 Nov 14, 14:55
CX   #2 out of 95 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 511 reviews
By 3938
Published on 18th December 2014
I arrived in Taipei with boarding pass for my connecting Cathay Pacific flight to Hong Kong. I passed through security quickly as there was no one in line and headed upstairs to the departures level. I found the Cathay Pacific lounge where I was directed to walk through the lounge to the smaller First Class lounge at the back. The Business class lounge featured a noodle bar a bit like some of the lounges at HKIA. As the lounge was fairly full, I found a spot near the computers.
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I checked out the offerings, but as I wasn't hungry at the time didn't pay too much attention to what was on offer.
After an hour or so, it was nearly time for boarding so I headed down to the gate.
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Gate lounge

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After waiting for about 10 minutes, boarding was called with Business class, elite frequent fliers and families being called first. I entered the cabin to find the new regional business class. photo 15624311968_a70652715f_k

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The seat itself is comfortable and more than adequate for the short flight to Hong Kong. However, I'm not sure it would be particularly comfortable on a longer overnight flight. Welcome drinks were offered and the cabin manager came around and introduced herself while handing out menus.

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We started to push back on time and but had to wait a few minutes as another Cathay flight to Fukuoka was departing at the same time. We taxied out to runway 05L where we were greeted by a queue of departing and arriving aircraft. It took about 10 minutes before we made it to the runway.

Once we were in the air, the crew began their service. First coming around to distribute meal trays and then coming along offering a selection of mains.

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I went for the Chicken in Hickory Sauce.

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Complete tray

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Starter: Prawns and Papaya salad

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Desert: Mango Mousse

Overall the meal was good. I felt that the desert was a big improvement than the ice cream I received on my flight the day before.

The rest of the flight proceeded without incident and before long, we were descending into Hong Kong. We taxied to the gate quickly and disembarking soon after.

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Aircraft after arrival into Hong Kong
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Cathay Pacific

Cabin crew7.5

Cathay Pacific Lounge First Class Section


Taipei - TPE


Hong Kong - HKG



Overall a good flight on a short sector.

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

Les contributeurs de Flight-Report ont posté 61 avis concernant 4 compagnies sur la ligne Taipei (TPE) → Hong Kong (HKG).


La compagnie qui obtient la meilleure moyenne est Cathay Pacific avec 8.4/10.

La durée moyenne des vols est de 1 heures et 50 minutes.

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  • Comment 124883 by
    marathon GOLD 10171 Comments
    Europeans will never believe that you get this meal on a flight lasting 1h40' (according to the posted schedule), and actually 1h18' (according to my experience). Thanks for sharing !
    PS1 : captions are more convenient when placed before (=above) the pictures
    PS2 : the flight should be referenced CX511
  • Comment 124887 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 6859 Comments
    Hi there. Thanks for sharing this new report with CX in Business. The new regional business looks like and the fixed shell keeps people from reclining into your space, which is nice. Getting a full meal on such a short flight is great. As Marathon sais, on this site, text is better above the photos your are desrcibing. Other than that, perfect report!
    P.s. I added CX in front of the flight number for you.
  • Comment 147194 by
    Simmy1972 41 Comments
    Thanks for the report. I will be flying this flight in about 2 months time, albeit in economy.

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