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Cathay Pacific Flight CX105 Hong Kong to Melbourne

Cathay Pacific Flight CX105 Business Class

Trip Report – Cathay Pacific Flight CX105 Hong Kong to Melbourne travelling in Business Class on an Airbus A350-900

We were really looking forward to our CX105 flight from Hong Kong to Melbourne to try out the new Cathay Pacific Airbus A350-900 Business Class seats.

After checking in our bags we headed off to one of the Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounges. Our lounge of choice was The Bridge, located in Terminal 1 near gate 35 which made it a short walk down to gate 50 where our flight was departing from.

We enjoyed dinner and a few drinks in the lounge then headed down to our gate to wait for boarding to begin.

Once on board we were greeted by our cabin crew and served a glass of champagne. It was then time to get comfortable in our business class seats.

Compared to the older A330-300 seats we travelled to Hong Kong in, these seats were much sleeker and better designed. It has more storage compartments and we really liked that the headphone compartment comes complete with mirror and pocket for storing valuables.

Flight staff then brought around menus and amenity kits. The amenity kits feature Jurlique Skin Care Products – a Rosewater Balancing Mist, Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum and Lip Balm Care. Also inside the kit were a pair of socks, an eyeshade, earplugs, mouthwash and a dental kit.

As our flight departure was around midnight, it didn’t take too long for the flight crew to serve the supper meals.

The meals were quite tasty and a good size to eat just before heading off to sleep. After supper the lights were dimmed so we could get some of that much-needed sleep in our fully lay flat beds.

Breakfast is served before landing – a nice mix of hot and cold items.

After breakfast we turned on the plane tail camera to watch our smooth landing unfold.

In conclusion we really enjoyed our CX105 flight, with the much quieter A350-900 providing a smooth, comfortable journey back home to Melbourne.

For more information on Cathay Pacific go to www.cathaypacific.com

Cathay Pacific Flight CX602 Malé to Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific Flight CX602 Business Class

Trip Report – Cathay Pacific Flight CX602 Malé to Hong Kong Business Class

We departed the Maldives aboard Cathay Pacific Flight CX602 travelling in Business Class from Malé to Hong Kong.

After checking in our bags, we got through customs fairly easily due to a late night departure time. We then headed to Cathay Pacific’s contract lounge – the Leeli Lounge.  This was a fairly basic lounge which had a few hot food options, a few cold food selections and some cold drinks available (no alcohol though). Nothing here was very enticing, luckily enough we had already been in the Conrad Lounge at the Seaplane terminal for a few hours beforehand for dinner.

Once though the boarding gate a bus took us to the tarmac for boarding. Our aircraft on this flight was an Airbus A330-300.

Upon settling in our seats, crew members came around with our pre-departure beverages – water or orange juice only. No alcohol is permitted prior to take off due to the Maldives strict no alcohol laws. Once the plane is safely in the air and the seatbelt sign comes off then the crew can start serving alcohol.

We also received our amenity kits which features Jurlique Skin Care Products – a Rosewater Balancing Mist, Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum and Lip Balm Care. Also inside the kit were socks, eyeshade, earplugs, mouthwash and a dental kit.

Supper was served on this flight fairly quickly (see food & beverage menus below).

All selections on the menu came out at once so that once you had finished eating you could wind down and head off to sleep in the fully lat flat beds.

While this flight was aboard an older A330-300 which is staring to show its age, it wasn’t too bad for an overnight flight of 6hrs 20 mins.

To discover more about Cathay Pacific Business Class go to: www.cathaypacific.com

While in the Maldives we stayed at the Conrad Maldives (read review here).