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Old Jul 17, 12, 11:30 pm   #1
 
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Cathay Pacific NYC - HKG - SIN in First/Business class: unforgettable!

Following some advice, I am posting here what I posted in the main thread of my Australasian adventure already. This is the trip report of my First Class flight from New York JFK to Hong Kong and then on to Singapore in Business Class with Cathay Pacific. BA Galleries First at JFK and CX Cabin Lounge at HKG are also reviewed.

I hope you will enjoy reading it - by far the most amazing flight experience of my entire life so far.
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Old Jul 17, 12, 11:45 pm   #2
 
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Thanks for the report!

CX First is consistently a good experience.
The food looks very good and the lobster salad looks amazing.

Well CX has this strange "refreshment" meal on this SE Asian flight during mid afternoon hours. I honestly think it is a way to cut costs rather than enhancing the experience. The meal is significantly simplified. At least you get a herringbone business class seat.

Look forward to the rest!

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Hah hah - what a way to start: Shortline bus to NYC! I'm also a Cornell alumni.

Thanks for sharing your experience. Any reason why you opted for the 9a departure? I prefer the 2-3p or late evening departures, so I can get more sleep.
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Seat 1K is a good seat, right? I'm flying LAX-HKG in F and they gave me the choice of 1K or 1A, 1K the right pick? I'm traveling solo.
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Seat 1K is a good seat, right? I'm flying LAX-HKG in F and they gave me the choice of 1K or 1A, 1K the right pick? I'm traveling solo.
If You are flying a 777:
I would do 1A or 2A instead.
The middle and right seats both exit into the same aisle (the exits of the seats are facing each other). 1A and 2A (left side) have their own aisle. That said, you'll be happy in 1K - can't really go wrong.

1K on the 747 is in the nose
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Old Jul 18, 12, 4:43 pm   #6
 
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Traveling solo, on a 777, 1A or 2A are best because they have their own mini aisle and are more private (if that's even possible!).

Wiirachay - Big Red all life! I got the morning departure because that was the only one available for 2 people on miles... I wish I got the late departure as well, but it was fine as we got - with hardly any sleep - in Singapore by 8pm... just in timw for some dinner and by 1am we fell asleep, peacefully
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Traveling solo, on a 777, 1A or 2A are best because they have their own mini aisle and are more private (if that's even possible!).
Except when there are chatty crews who gathered around L1 to talk loudly and disturb you during the flight. It was quite annoying when I tried to sleep without the earplugs in 1A.
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Except when there are chatty crews who gathered around L1 to talk loudly and disturb you during the flight. It was quite annoying when I tried to sleep without the earplugs in 1A.
That happened to me on RJ Y class... I was bothered then, I can imagine why would I have said off that had happened in F!
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Except when there are chatty crews who gathered around L1 to talk loudly and disturb you during the flight. It was quite annoying when I tried to sleep without the earplugs in 1A.
I just did this flight last week in 1A and I had no problems with the FAs. My SO was in 2A
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I just did this flight last week in 1A and I had no problems with the FAs. My SO was in 2A
You were lucky not to have chatty crews then. Or the chatty ones are considerate enough not to talk loudly right in front of the curtain like they did on my recent CX flight.
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You were lucky not to have chatty crews then. Or the chatty ones are considerate enough not to talk loudly right in front of the curtain like they did on my recent CX flight.
Chatty crew are fine... as long as they are considerate. After all, they are human beings and a JFK-HKG flight is almost 16 hours long!!
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I just did this flight last week in 1A and I had no problems with the FAs. My SO was in 2A
When traveling alone, Seat 2A is undoubtedly the best one.
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