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Birthday Getaway/Mileage Run from New York – Tokyo via Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific

Birthday Getaway/Mileage Run from New York – Tokyo via Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific

Old Mar 17, 11, 12:10 pm
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That toilet looked a bit dodgy!
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Old Mar 17, 11, 1:24 pm
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Great trip report, and even better pictures. Thanks for sharing!
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Old Mar 18, 11, 4:18 am
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great report, looking forward to the return journey!
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Old Mar 18, 11, 10:25 am
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4. Cathay Pacific Airways flight CX 505
Tokyo (NRT) - Hong Kong (HKG)

Departure Date – March 10, 2011
Arrival Date – March 10, 2011 (Same Day Arrival)
Aircraft – Airbus A330-300
Registration - B-LAB
Tokyo departure terminal and gate – Terminal 2 Gate 86
Hong Kong arrival gate – Gate 30
Seat Number – 19A (Business Class)
Scheduled Departure Time – 18:20
Scheduled Arrival Time – 22:35
Flying Time – 4:46
Distance – 1841 Miles

Check-in area at NRT




Gate 86 at NRT


Cathay’s newer regional class seat used for regional flights


Legroom


View of the cabin after boarding


Takeoff from Tokyo/NRT:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsflw6bMACQ

Shortly after departure from Narita airport


Cocktail & Meal service

Traditional Japanese “otsumami” with a glass of water


Menu for today (3 main courses offered)

Starters: Seared peppery tuna with capsicum

Seasonal salad with Japanese sesame soya dressing

Soba noodles with shimeji mushroom


Main course: Chicken rolled with bean curd skin and quail egg, Japanese rice with sesame and vegetables


Dessert: Cheese selection, Fresh fruit, and Häagen-Dazs Ice cream. I just chose the fresh fruit


A nice hot cup of green tea to round up my meal


Washroom and amenities






Another picture signed by the wonderful crew. My apologies for the poor lighting.


Landing in Hong Kong:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VnET...eature=related

Up Next: Return on CX 840 HKG-JFK
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Old Mar 18, 11, 2:05 pm
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Nice trip reports! Looking forward to the last sector: HKG-JFK
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Old Mar 19, 11, 12:23 am
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Very nice!!! Keep'em coming more TR!!! I loves the photos!! ^^^
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Old Mar 23, 11, 8:24 am
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5. Cathay Pacific Airways flight CX 840
Hong Kong (HKG) – New York (JFK)

Departure Date – March 11, 2011
Arrival Date – March 11, 2011 (Same Day Arrival)
Aircraft – Boeing 777-300ER
Registration - B-KPP
Hong Kong departure gate - 4
New York arrival terminal and gate - Terminal 7 Gate 5
Seat Number – 42A (Economy Class)
Scheduled Departure Time – 17:25
Scheduled Arrival Time – 20:15
Flying Time – 14:53
Distance – 8059 Miles

Gate 4 at HKG




My seat for the 14 hour flight to JFK


Legroom


View of the cabin during boarding. Flight was packed.


Taxiing to the runway




Takeoff from Hong Kong:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8ynr...el_video_title

Shortly after takeoff


Cocktail & Meal Service

Peanuts with the usual orange juice. I love these nuts!


Our route for the long flight back to JFK. Since we were going eastbound, we wanted to take advantage of tailwinds hence the flight is not via the pole.


Menu for today (3 choices available)

Herb marinated turkey and vegetable salad

Braised chicken with tomato, mushroom in brown sauce, mashed potatoes, green beans and carrots

Marble cheese cake


After the meal service, I fell asleep for most of the flight. When I woke up, were cruising over the Midwestern U.S. presumably over Nebraska.


Meal Service. To my surprise as I have taken this flight multiple times before, instead of a late lunch/early dinner, breakfast was being served. Most likely for the passengers to adjust to time zone changes.

Menu for today (2 choices available)

Seasonal fresh fruit

Fruit yoghurt

Braised chicken with ginger, spring onion and oyster sauce on steamed rice roll

Croissant with fruit preserve and butter


A nice hot cup of Chinese tea to round up my meal


An aircraft cruising next to us. Looks like a Virgin America A320 but I could be wrong. My apologies once again for the poor quality.


Washroom and amenities. Compared to the amenities business class, the amenities in economy class look rather cheap.






Approach into JFK. Beautiful lights on our way down.


Landing at New York/JFK:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZGXQ...el_video_title
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Old Apr 2, 11, 5:15 am
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Originally Posted by maortega15 View Post
Warm almonds and Krug. Krug is only offered in first class but since it was my birthday, the crew was delighted to offer me a glass of Krug as a good gesture! I was also offered a bottle of Krug to take home but unfortunately I declined due to fear that the bottle might break. I rather not have Krug spilled over or bits of glass everywhere. I would have gladly accepted if this was HKG-JFK.
y not take it n share the love at the f lounge?
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Old Apr 2, 11, 4:20 pm
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Originally Posted by kaka View Post
y not take it n share the love at the f lounge?
I didn't think about that but who drinks Krug in the morning?! Besides, the lounge was almost empty and I had a quick connection to NRT.
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Old Apr 3, 11, 12:04 pm
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great report! love the bellycam, even cooler than tailcam on ek 380
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