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 Hong Kong (HKG): 16:05
Arrival time in New York (JFK): 20:15
Aircraft: Boeing 777-300ER (B-KPF)
Duration: 16h 10m
Date of flight: August 10, 2019
*This is a revenue ticket, First Class flight #50
Video Review from my YouTube Channel 📺
Hong Kong International Airport
I left the ibis Hotel around 9:45am and took the bus to the airport and after an hour, I was already at the Terminal 1 of Hong Kong International Airport.
Check-in (First Class)
Cathay Pacific The Pier First Class Lounge
The Pier First Class Lounge 😍
Aircraft, Boeing 777-300ER (B-KPF)
Boarding, Gate 32
First Class Cabin
I was greeted by one of the flight attendants and was shown to my seat.
First Class Amenity Kit & Pyjamas (Aesop & PYE)
flight with them in 2015, the organic cotton pyjamas are color dark green instead of light gray. The menu card was also presented and I was told I can choose anything to have anytime since it´s a 15 hour long flight 😉
Pushback & Taxi
In the meantime, Sharis came to took my meal order. I opted for the caviar and the prawn. She suggested I try the Chinese soup and salad, and which I did. At 4:30pm, we were ready for take off and moments later, we were airborne. As soon as the seat belt sign was turned off, I went to the lavatory to change into pyjamas.
For my main course, I chose the prawn minus the sauce, since I don´t like it.
The dining experience was just perfect. The food tasted excellent (although I didn´t like the drunken chicken that much) and the service was just in the right pace, with the crew addressing me by name.
The flight attendant asked if I wanted to have some smoothie, although I declined. I opted for some cereals and yogurt instead.
Landing in New York JFK Airport
At 7:09pm, the captain was back on the PA informing us that we would soon start our descent and the current temperature in New York is 27 degrees. Subject to air traffic control, we expect to land at 7:50pm.
There it was, my 50th flight in first class, and it was on one of my favorite airlines, Cathay Pacific 😍 Having flown with them before (and knowing the great reviews they have on the internet), I was happy to have flown this flight. The crew were just so friendly and professional. The dining experience was excellent with the Krug and the caviar service being the highlight. The seat was very wide and comfortable I really was able to sleep well. The only thing missing was the wifi although for me, it was not that really important. The effect of the protest in Hong Kong was still controllable as well. To all the crew on this flight, thanks so much for making my 50th flight in first class a memorable one!