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3. Cathay Pacific Airways flight CX 520
Hong Kong (HKG) – Tokyo (NRT)

Departure Date – March 9, 2011
Arrival Date – March 9, 2011 (Same Day Arrival)
Aircraft – Airbus A340-300
Registration - B-HXB
Hong Kong departure gate – Gate 64
Tokyo arrival terminal and gate – Terminal 2 Gate 71
Seat Number – 19K (Business Class)
Scheduled Departure Time – 10:20
Scheduled Arrival Time – 15:20
Flying Time – 3:21
Distance – 1841 Miles

Gate 64 at HKG

The aircraft being prepared for the flight to NRT while another aircraft pushes back

My seat for the 3 hour flight to Tokyo with the usual orange juice as a pre-departure drink. This is the same exact seat as the Boeing 777-300ER and the Boeing 747-400, but since it’s an Airbus, the seats are a bit narrow.

Cabin during boarding

Taxiing to the runway at HKG

Takeoff from Hong Kong:

Climbing through cloudy skies. I love these effects!

Older style maps shortly after departure from HKG

Cocktail & Meal Service

Warm almonds and traditional Japanese “otsumami” with a glass of water

Menu for today (3 main courses offered)

Starters: Jumbo scallop tataki with grilled asparagus and chili sesame mayonnaise

Mesclun salad with balsamic vinegar dressing

Nameko mushroom flavored soba noodles

Main Course: Chicken teriyaki with steamed Japanese rice and seasonal vegetables

Dessert: Cheese selection, Fresh fruit, and Häagen-Dazs Ice cream. I declined since I was pretty much stuffed from the previous flight.

Washroom and amenities. Since this was an old aircraft compared to the new Boeing 777-300ER, the washrooms are looking a bit tatty.

Another picture signed by the wonderful crew and an extra birthday card to go along with it.^

On our way down to NRT.

Landing at Tokyo:
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