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Trip Report (Pre-Covid): Cathay Dragon Business Class A330-300 Kathmandu to Hong Kong

Trip Report (Pre-Covid): Cathay Dragon Business Class A330-300 Kathmandu to Hong Kong

Old Sep 22, 20, 9:30 pm
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Trip Report (Pre-Covid): Cathay Dragon Business Class A330-300 Kathmandu to Hong Kong

After spending half a day in Kathmandu shopping, I returned to the airport for my next flight. I talked briefly about how my reservation got messed up due to a 16-hour delay, and the agent I spoke didn’t properly reissue the ticket. As a result, I didn’t have a valid ticket despite holding a seat on alternate flights.

The agent at Kathmandu Airport advised me to check with the transit desk upon arrival in Hong Kong for my American Airlines segments. So I guessed I’d worry about it later.

Closer to the boarding time, I headed downstairs and cleared the security. By the time I got to the gate, boarding was almost complete — I was among the last passenger to board. As you guess, there wasn’t a jet bridge at the Tribhuvan International Airport, which wasn’t a bad thing because I love a remote stand boarding! Something about getting on a widebody aircraft through a staircase.







’m not too fond of a redeye flight, especially when it’s not long enough to shut my eyes and sleep. Even worse, Cathay Dragon didn’t have proper lie-flat seats in Business Class. Oh, it also didn’t have an individual air vent!












Shortly after settling in my seat, the flight attendant came around the cabin to distribute an amenity kit and offered a pre-departure beverage.



At this point, I was exhausted. I tried to have a nap as much as I could because I had a lot of travels ahead of me. Eventually, we took off just before midnight. As always, the flight attendants were unsurprisingly warm and friendly — I was also addressed by my last night throughout the flight, which seemed to be just the service protocol.

Twenty minutes after takeoff, the appetizer was served that consisted of fresh fruits.



For the main course, I had chicken biryani.



To finish, I had Belgian Chocolate Häagen-Dazs — it was rock hard. I had to wait for 15 minutes to be able to scoop it.



Overall, the meal was decent. It was good, but nothing fancy. Before I tried to nap, I brushed my teeth and checked out the lavatory.



The remainder of the flight was pretty uneventful, but I didn’t get a good nap. It was a combination of being a redeye flight, the seat, and the jetlag — I did change between timezones so frequently in a short time.

We arrived in Hong Kong at 5:50 am and found myself stuck in the arrival hall for hours — thanks to the flight delay and the incompetent AA agent!

Conclusion

My Cathay Dragon flight from Kathmandu to Hong Kong wasn’t bad. The food was decent, and the service was delightful, as usual. That said, I’m not a big fan of a redeye flight, especially without proper Business Class seats.

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Old Sep 23, 20, 2:13 am
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Frankly I find this post inappropriate.
This is pure advertising for a travel blog.

It might be of some interest in the "trip reports" section If it were a recent trip report, B
ut this is from an outdated era, probably over six months old with no relevance today or in the future.
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Old Sep 23, 20, 6:46 am
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Originally Posted by brunos View Post
Frankly I find this post inappropriate.
This is pure advertising for a travel blog.

It might be of some interest in the "trip reports" section If it were a recent trip report, B
ut this is from an outdated era, probably over six months old with no relevance today or in the future.
To make it clear, I do NOT make any pennies out my website. In fact, I self funded everything including web hosting and all other expenses. I do NOT receive any compensation/commission from anyone or any companies. My intent of this post is to share my experience with fellow travelers.
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Old Sep 24, 20, 11:14 pm
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johnsw1988 There's a Trip Report forum on FlyerTalk. maybe it would be best to post there instead of here.
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Old Sep 26, 20, 3:30 pm
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This is a great blog post. Thanks for sharing
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Old Sep 29, 20, 9:41 pm
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Thanks for sharing. Miserable dinning as usual, which looks like an economy meal on porcelain.

I miss the days of flying, but really have no clues when i can fly again.
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Old Oct 5, 20, 9:31 pm
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Thanks for sharing. Miserable dinning as usual, which looks like an economy meal on porcelain.

I miss the days of flying, but really have no clues when i can fly again.
it wasn’t bad, but I agree - I think CX could improve their offerings in J. Definitely underwhelming. Though I think the a la carte option on the long haul flights are solid.

That said, I think service was great as always.
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Old Oct 6, 20, 2:27 pm
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Someone decided to post here a very old trip report (pre covid) Kathmadu_Honh Kog , It i in the wrong forum (with advisement of all his other blogs More importantly, ist is anecdotall to a tome whee food nand service that will never repeat pst covide. It is of some sad historical interest at best, POst covid service shows no ressembane

Note that RA4099 from Kathmandu has six positive paients onboard.arriving on 3?10. Clear indication that faked departure covid test report are easy to find in Nepal.
RA ids now prohibited RA from flying in o HK'
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Old Oct 9, 20, 8:25 am
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Originally Posted by brunos View Post
Someone decided to post here a very old trip report (pre covid) Kathmadu_Honh Kog , It i in the wrong forum (with advisement of all his other blogs More importantly, ist is anecdotall to a tome whee food nand service that will never repeat pst covide. It is of some sad historical interest at best, POst covid service shows no ressembane

Note that RA4099 from Kathmandu has six positive paients onboard.arriving on 3?10. Clear indication that faked departure covid test report are easy to find in Nepal.
RA ids now prohibited RA from flying in o HK'
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Old Oct 11, 20, 8:30 pm
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I thought that’s french mix, no?
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