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Old Dec 14, 18, 9:05 pm
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Hey, you're not the one cleaning it up!
Exactly, and that's why I don't like them. I always feel guilty about splashing water everywhere that someone has to clean up.
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Old Dec 14, 18, 9:15 pm
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Exactly, and that's why I don't like them. I always feel guilty about splashing water everywhere that someone has to clean up.
Ironically (though this is HK, not the US) the opposite issue cropped up recently with Marriott hotels. Seems too many people were taking points instead of housecleaning and now the housekeepers don't have enough work.

And in Oregon, you cannot pump your own gas by law. Now, it isn't a very desirable job (gas station attendant) but I guess people want it.
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Old Dec 18, 18, 3:42 am
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Folks... just to update my first experience in first class cabin on a red eye flight with full occupied flight. Here’s my summary, may be usefull for next newbie...
  1. Before take off, purser came to ask what I like to have for meals so she can ‘reserve’ and when I like to be served “...”, that’s in my mind. I explain it’s my first experience and she explained with a friendly smile. Anyway, I settle with ‘shortly after takeoff’ and ‘before landing’ just like in J.
  2. SP ask about my size for pajama and I asked for a lady’s ‘S’ and she added if also wanted a female amenities? There’s no issue. I believe many had the same request before. It seems the pajama is unisex, not sure. I will find out if I should request for a ‘XS’ for a small Asian woman on my next flight.
  3. Shortly after take off, cabin’s lights were dimmed to mood lightings. Kind of dark when they served me dinner/supper. Food was presented elegantly but I don’t feel the food to be that great as to write home about. Although the portion is bigger than in J. However, I do like the caviar, I can taste it’s better quality than the US$130 I purchase in Costco. I can’t tell if I am the only one being served as the mini cabin is very private. I can’t hear nor see other mini cabins unless I stand up and even if I stand I can only see the mini cabin behind me clearly and not the rest. There was no welcome card presented as I seen it in YouTube.
  4. Now to the hot topic, changing to my basketball shorts and T-shirt after dinner/supper. I personally feel it is fine. When purser set up my bed, I went to change. Do note that the Cabin has been dimmed to mood lighting and it’s not dark dark but it’s dark. I’m sure no one saw or knew I have changed. When I returned after changing, purser is gone with a LED lighted up for me in my mini cabin. It feels I am alone in the whole cabin. Even during middle of the flight when I go to the bathroom, I don’t see the purser or SP. The galley is darked. Wonder where did they hide. I meant it’s very quiet and private. No one walk around or even passing through the cabin.
  5. Conclusion,
  • Seat is wide and comfortable, excellent for a good sleep for a red eye flight, which means I did not explore much in the cabin. Just eat and sleep, did not even watch TV
  • One can tell the seat is old but still in good condition, hope CX will upgrade or refresh soon
  • Food is so-so, not like having a meal in French Laundry or close to that class as I anticipated
  • If one wants to fully enjoy the full meal, don’t eat too much before flight
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Old Dec 18, 18, 12:07 pm
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  • Food is so-so, not like having a meal in French Laundry or close to that class as I anticipated
That's not a realistic expectation for an airplane that is in many cases reheating blast-chilled meals made in bulk in an industrial kitchen. I've eaten in a number of airlines' F cabins and at places like Per Se and Joël Robuchon. No comparison. And that's not even getting into the fact that diminished air pressure in airplanes reduces your ability to taste flavors.
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Old Dec 18, 18, 1:09 pm
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Originally Posted by JohnGreat View Post
3. Shortly after take off, cabin’s lights were dimmed to mood lightings. Kind of dark when they served me dinner/supper. Food was presented elegantly but I don’t feel the food to be that great as to write home about. Although the portion is bigger than in J. However, I do like the caviar, I can taste it’s better quality than the US$130 I purchase in Costco. I can’t tell if I am the only one being served as the mini cabin is very private. I can’t hear nor see other mini cabins unless I stand up and even if I stand I can only see the mini cabin behind me clearly and not the rest. There was no welcome card presented as I seen it in YouTube.
Food usually tastes different at 10+km up. I enjoy the F food, but just because I usually don't eat on flight in other cabins (I only flew long-haul F four times on CX though). I did have a welcome card last time (three months ago - I was op-upped at gate). I also had two sets of caviar that time. Caviar is very good, although I doubt it costs $130. I also had a few glasses of Blue Label.

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5. Conclusion,
  • Seat is wide and comfortable, excellent for a good sleep for a red eye flight, which means I did not explore much in the cabin. Just eat and sleep, did not even watch TV
Sleep... Not a very good use of F travel IMHO.
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Old Dec 18, 18, 1:27 pm
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Originally Posted by JohnGreat View Post
Before take off, purser came to ask what I like to have for meals so she can ‘reserve’ and when I like to be served “...”, that’s in my mind. I explain it’s my first experience and she explained with a friendly smile. Anyway, I settle with ‘shortly after takeoff’ and ‘before landing’ just like in J.
Nothing out of the ordinary. F is dine on demand so you eat when you want to eat.


Originally Posted by JohnGreat View Post
  • Seat is wide and comfortable, excellent for a good sleep for a red eye flight, which means I did not explore much in the cabin. Just eat and sleep, did not even watch TV
There's really...nothing much to explore in the cabin. Just 6 cabin pods and aisles...


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  • Food is so-so, not like having a meal in French Laundry or close to that class as I anticipated
Ok this is just unrealistic expectations. This is airplane food, not a full restaurant with kitchen.
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Old Dec 18, 18, 7:32 pm
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Originally Posted by cxfan1960 View Post
Sleep... Not a very good use of F travel IMHO.
Or possibly the best! I sleep better in CX F than I do in my own bed.
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Old Dec 19, 18, 1:07 am
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Or possibly the best! I sleep better in CX F than I do in my own bed.
Totally! Let's see... no phones, no email, no pets, no children (wanting to do stuff), no chores. Airplanes are great for catching up on much needed sleep.
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