This was actually my 51st flight in first class and just like my previous flights on Cathay Pacific, the crew were amazing, the food was excellent and the service was impeccable. Join me as I show you why Cathay Pacific first class is one of the best.
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 New York (JFK): 14:50 Terminal 8
Arrival time in Hong Kong (HKG): 18:55 (+1) Terminal 1
Aircraft: Boeing 777-300ER, B-KPX
Duration: 16h 5m
Date of flight: August 15, 2019
*This is a revenue ticket, First Class flight #51
Video from my YouTube Channel 📺
A Night in New York
three days in Washington DC. On our last night in the US we stayed at the Millennium Times Square New York which was perfect as we were just steps away from Times Square. We decided to watch The Phantom of the Opera which was fantastic and which I would highly recommend to everyone 👍
New York JFK Airport Terminal 8
I left the hotel around 10:30am and arrived at the airport at 11:45am.
Check-in, Aisle 8
American Airlines Flagship Lounge
American Airlines Flagship First Dining, due to agreement between the two airlines. Otherwise only first class passengers on AA have access here including those flying to San Francisco and Los Angeles as long as it´s a 3 cabin flight.
Aircraft, Boeing 777-300 (B-KPX)
Boarding, Gate 47
First Class Cabin
I was greeted by one of the crew and was escorted to my seat which was 1K.
On this flight, there were only 3 passengers in the cabin, w2 of them seating in seats 1A and 2A and I in 1K.
First Class Amenity Kit, Aesop
Safety Video & Taxi
Around 3pm, the captain came on the PA to welcome us onboard and to apologize for the delay. He also gave us some flight information including the weather in Hong Kong and the temperature of 30 degrees and our flight time of 15 hours and 5 minutes.
Take off was at 3:35pm.
Time to Sleep
I went to the lavatory after my meal and when I came back to my seat, my bed was waiting for me.
I had a good night´s sleep and woke up with 6.5 hours left before landing.I was asked by the flight attendant if I wanted to drink something and I asked for some green tea and the black sesame sweet soup.
I fall asleep again and woke up with just 1 hour and 55 minutes left before landing. Ten minutes later, one of the flight attendants came to my seat to take my dinner order.
Landing in Hong Kong Airport
At 6:15pm, the captain was back on the PA with updated flight information including the temperature in Hong Kong which is 28 degrees and that we would be landing in 45 minutes.
We landed at 6:49pm and made a pretty long taxi to our gate.
We reached our gate at 6:57pm and as usual, I was one of the first passengers to disembark. From the gate, we took the train to immigration, and moments later, I was on my way to the Regal Airport Hotel where I´d spend the night before flying to Hanoi.
In general, first class on airlines from Asia are among my favorites and with this flight, I can confirm that Cathay Pacific is on my top three list. The crew on this flight were just exceptional, always with a smile and addressing me by my name. One of the flight attendants in the first class cabin has been working with Cathay Pacific for more than 20 years and I can understand that. He loves his job dearly. As for the dining experience, the food was fantastic from lunch to snacks to dinner. The seat was very wide and comfortable I slept very well. The Aesop amenity kit and PYE pyjamas were also adorable. The only thing I would have hoped for was wifi connection although it is not a must. Overall, I enjoyed everything on this flight and would gladly fly Cathay Pacific first class again, with or without the mistake fare 😉