Trip from Europe to the US via Asia flying Qatar Airways Qsuite & Cathay Pacific First Class
In 2014, I did two round-the-world trips, flying Asiana Airlines, Lufthansa and British Airways first class using miles. This year, I´m doing it again although it will be a bit different. I will fly from Europe to the US via Asia and will take the same route on the way back so it won´t really be a complete round-the-world tour. I´m flying Qatar Airways business class and Cathay Pacific first class (thanks to the mistake fare) so I´m really looking forward to a trip full of jet lag but nevertheless fun!
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Departure time in Hanoi (HAN): 19:55 Terminal 2
Arrival time in Hong Kong (HKG): 22:45 Terminal 1
Aircraft: Airbus A320-200 (B-HSR)
Duration: 1h 55m
Date of flight: August 9, 2019
*This is a revenue ticket, Business Class flight #196
Video Review from my YouTube Channel 📺
When I booked the first class "mistake fare" from Vietnam to the US last January 1, I wasn´t sure if it would be honored. Luckily, it got honored a few days. making these first class flights between Hong Kong and New York JFK the only first class flights I had paid with cash and not with miles. Of course, it was really cheap 😍 In order to get from Stockholm to Asia, I booked with Qatar Airways during one of their sales flying Stockholm to Singapore in business class and then with Malaysia Airlines in economy class to Hanoi.
Transiting in Hanoi Airport
NIA Business Class Lounge
the NIA Business Class Lounge which I thought was a very nice lounge especially as it offers fantastic views of the tarmac.
Aircraft, Airbus A320 (B-HSR)
Boarding, Gate 35
Around 7:36pm, the captain came on the PA to welcome us onboard. He also informed us of our flight time of 1 hour and 36 minutes with a temperature of 24 degrees in Hong Kong.
Moments later, the flight attendants offered some newspapers followed by the ipads (as an alternative for the personal screen).
We were also offered the menu card and arrival forms. Around 7:45pm, the flight attendant came to my seat addressing me by my name and took my main course and drink order. I chose the fish for mu main course and a cup of green tea for my drinks. Three minutes later, the safety video was played on the screen and 2 minutes later, we began our pushback. Take off was at 8pm.
Around 10pm, the captain was back on the PA to update us of the flight, and informed us that we would be landing at 10:30pm with about 23 degrees in Hong Kong. We landed at 10:29pm and reached our gate 7 minutes later.
It was my first time flying with Cathay Dragon so I was curious to see how it would compare with other airlines. I have to say that I was really impressed as the crew were very friendly always addressing me by my name. The food was also very good for a short flight. The seats although just recliners are comfortable, and the ipads offered was also a nice touch. Overall, I really enjoyed this flight and would not hesitate flying with Cathay Dragon again 😉