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Cathay Dragon A330 - Penang to Hong Kong - Business Class \ TRIP REPORT

Old Feb 2, 19, 12:40 pm
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Cathay Dragon A330 - Penang to Hong Kong - Business Class \ TRIP REPORT

Cathay Dragon A330 - Penang to Hong Kong - Business Class

Intro
This trip report covers a flight between Penang to Hong Kong on Cathay Dragon, in the business class cabin, while I was in the city a few weeks back.

I had a connecting flight from HKG-YYZ to catch as well after, and I'll cover that segment in another trip report.

Background

Travelled from Toronto to Penang for a business trip - going from -20C the day of departure to +33C, and this is part of the journey back to -20C temperatures in Canada!

Link to video report:



Hope you enjoy!

Flight Details
CATHAY DRAGON - KA634
PENANG TO HONG KONG
JANUARY 26, 2019
Departure: 13:05
Seat 11K
GATE A6

Actuals from Flight Aware

Departure Times
Gate Departure
01:04PM +08
Scheduled 01:05PM +08

Takeoff
01:04PM +08
Scheduled 01:05PM +08

Arrival Times
Landing
04:54PM HKT
Scheduled 04:21PM HKT

Gate Arrival
05:01PM HKT
Scheduled 05:05PM HKT

Distance
Actual: 2,832 km (Direct: 2,396 km)

Penang


Visited Penang Hill after work, beautiful view of the city.


Bonus warm tropical weather - as I'm coming from the deep freeze of a Canadian winter.


A hike around the top of the hill


Another view of the city


A shot from the trail


Had a 'mango tango' drink, made from fresh mangos, blended. Great dessert!


Getting dark on the hill, the view gets more impressive!


Room service - Penang noodles from the hotel. Amazingly delicious, and cheap ($6USD for room service!).


A local favourite, Chendul.


The Flight


After checking in my bags, there was a first + business class Cathay Pacific lounge after security, for my Cathay Dragon Flight.


A small selection of drinks, and snacks available.


Had a few items, and a coffee.


The aircraft for today!


Was still feeling hungry, as I didn't find the lounge food particularly good, got a cookie!


Business class seating - no lie flat, but good recline.


Guava alcoholic beverage - welcome drink! Delicious.


Seats are arranged 2x2x2


View of the other aircraft with us that day.


View of one of the two bridges that connects Penang with the mainland of Malysia. Penang is an island.


Drinks - had a glass of water and mixed nuts.


Lunch menu offering


Appetizer - tandoori chicken and salad. Chicken was cold and dry, disappointing


Wine menu, did not have any today.


Shrimp main dish, was pretty good.


Can't go wrong with Haagen Daaz though, it was delicious.


Approaching Hong Kong for landing.


Approaching Hong Kong for landing.


Roaming the terminal, spotted an A380, waiting for my connecting flight to YYZ.

Overall
Great flight, service was good, food was mediocre. A bit disappointing on the food in flight and in the lounge in Penang.

Could not really tell the difference in terms of aircraft, or service, between Cathay Dragon and Cathay Pacific - may as well just merge the two together?

Definitely would love to visit Malaysia again - it was a great city.


Comments/ Other
Feedback is welcome!

Have written a few other TRs in the past few years but my old host is no longer working.

Already created some videos so if you want to watch them now, you can!


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Old Feb 2, 19, 1:40 pm
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Related video:

De-icing on Cathay Pacific - out of Toronto, on the way to Penang.

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Old Feb 2, 19, 8:37 pm
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They have a dedicated Cathay lounge in Penang? There aren't that many flights out of that city!
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Old Feb 2, 19, 8:57 pm
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Originally Posted by hkskyline View Post
They have a dedicated Cathay lounge in Penang? There aren't that many flights out of that city!
Was a bit surprised to see that as well - there's two daily flights from Penang-Hong Kong with Cathay.
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