Trip Report: Cathay Pacific B-KQD CX 101 Hong Kong - SydneyFlight details:
Airlines: Cathay Pacific
Flight No: CX101 HKG - SYD
Aircraft: Boeing 777-367[ER]
Departure Hong Kong Terminal 1 Gate 67 : 23:55 HKT
Arrival Sydney Terminal 1 Gate 31 : 10:50 AEST
Flight time: 8 hours 11 minutes
Distance: 7,400 Km or 4598 milesFull trip video: Cathay Pacific B-KQD CX 101 Hong Kong - SydneyDo watch the video and experience the flight.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVGg_P1FcSAIntroduction
This report is of a trip in July 2018. After arriving from Mumbai on CX 660, Read the here the Hong Kong arrival report here: CX660 Mumbai - Hong Kong
I went for city sightseeing as I had 11 hrs transit time in Hong Kong. disembarked at central station. Walked to ferry terminal connected by bridge. Stepping outside the air-conditioned building, the heat was energy-sapping. This was the hottest day of the year - temperature had reached around 30 degrees. Bridge connecting the building to ferry terminalBus terminal in view
I had purchased a octopus card, used it to pay for the ferry ride.Ferry from Central to Tsim sha sui
After disembarking the ferry at Tsim shai sui pier, headed to McD as I was hungry.
After the meal,
I wanted to exhaust myself and went walking to Mongkok.Street viewHong Kong Double Decker busesMongkok
Shopping wasn't on my to-do list.Mongkok street market
Entered the market and ended up spending on souvenirs for family and friends.
It was hot day and kept myself hydrated with drinks and I loaded up at 7 Eleven with enough drinks to keep me moving.Towards Tsim sha sui
Walked back to the pier to rest and enjoy the skyscraper view.
Rested for 3 hrs at the promenade close the ferry terminal and was ready to head back to airport.
Walked back to ferry terminal to catch ferry to Hong Kong islandFerry TerminalCruise Ship
It was 4.30p,m and time to walk back to catch airport express. Street viewHong Kong Airport Express Train Ride [Video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doFDA-CIoWMOnboard the airport expressDisembarking at Terminal 2To Terminal 2
Reached by terminal around 5.30~6 p.mTerminal 2 Terminal 2 flight scheduleAviation spotters escalator to heavenOverview of Terminal 2SkyDeck - Level 6 Terminal 2 Hong Kong International Airport Aviation Discovery Centre
Paid HKG$ 15 to entry to the museum.Gulf Air Lockheed L-1011 TriStarSkyDeck timingsSkyDeck Terminal 2 Hong Kong International Airport [Video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDLrAeU92BkView from Skydeck
I was carrying a point and shoot camera and the photos were backlit.
United in Star Alliance liveryTwilightSkyDeck viewTerminal 1 airsideCargo TerminalNight view
Around 7.00 pm decided to head back as I wasn't going to get any good photos with the camera.Flight ScheduleHeaded down the escalator to cross over to Terminal 1Terminal 2Self Check KiosksFlight Schedule
After checking the schedule, decided to pass security and immigration
Heading to passenger departure areaSecurity and Immigration
I had received the Hong Kong landing slip on arrival, kept it handy in case needed. On arriving at the passenger departure area, had to scan my passport to enter security. Security was quick as I had kept all my electronic devices ready for scanning. After security, It was immigration. which was a breeze. Scanned the passport in the electronic gate, entered the scanning area and door was opened, I was now in the departure area. Liked this no hassles experience.Departure area
After refreshing, went to have dinner before boarding flight.Dinner
Wonton noodles with mushrooms with large coke
After dinner, went looking for a charging point for phone. Most of the usb charging points were not working. The charging points close to the gate were in use had to find a charger away from gate.Boarding Gate
Passengers had gathered around the gate for boarding call B-KQD was operating CX 101 Hong Kong - Sydney
Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER, registration B-KQD was operating CX101 to Sydney
After fruitless time trying to charge the phone, gave up and decided to sit close to the gate.
Boarding commenced shortly.Boarding
After checking the passport and boarding pass, was allowed to proceed to board the plane.
Secondary baggage check was conducted just before entering the aerobridge for Liquid, Aerosol and Gel [LAG]s, Queue had formed for the check.On Board
After the security check, headed to board the aircraft. Boarding pass was checked and directed to seat. On reaching seat, aisle seat was occupied, I put my bag in the overhead locker and occupied the window seat. Boarding was completed soon.
Crew distributed the menu and Australian immigration form
After boarding completion, safety video was displayed on the seat screen and pushback commenced.Pushback and taxi
Pushback commenced later then schedule, taxi was short to runway. Watch the trip video.Inflight Entertainment screenSeating
Economy seat was 3-4-3, middle seat was unoccupied and had comfortable space to stretch.
Leg room was adequate for me, seating material is better than the ones on the upgraded cabin on other Boeing 777-300sAfter Departure
After departure from Hong Kong and attaining cruising altitude, Cabin service commenced.Supper Service
Supper service started with special meals disturbed followed by regular meals. There were 3 options to choose.Supper PresentationSupper
I chose the panned fish with veggies for my meal along with beerCabin view
Light were dimmed after the supper service. Exhausted after a long day out, I slept immediately.Flight map
To wake up somewhere over Queensland.Flight information in ChineseWindow view over QueenslandSeat pocket contentCathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER Safety cardMenu card
in ChineseSupper menuBreakfast menuBreakfast service
Breakfast service commenced 1.5 hrs before arrival in SydneyBreakfast presentationFlight detailsBreakfast
I chose the scrambled eggs option with orange juiceFlight details
After breakfast, I filled the arrival immigration formApproaching Sydney
After meal trays were collected, Captain came on the mic to provide arrival information, cabin crew asked to prepare for landing.Cabin ready for landing
Crew went around requesting passengers to put seat upright, window shades to be drawn up, put away trays and switching electronic devices with wireless functionsBaggage claim detailsWindow viewFlight informationOn approach
Approach to land was from the north on runway 16R, passed the North-Western Sydney suburbsArrived on Runway 16R
China Airlines A350 taxing to terminal
Virgin Australia departing Sydney
Taxi to terminal 1 gate 31Arriving at terminal gate
Crew came on mic to provided arrival information.Flight informationPassengers preparing to disembark the aircraftThank you from Cathay PacificDisembarkation
Seated in the back of the plane, Exited the aircraft after most of the plane had disembarked.Immigration
After entering the arrivals area noticed the e-passport had long queues, walking further there where more kiosk with just few passengers. Got my passport scanned and received the ticket. Headed to the e-passport self check area, entered the ticket, took a snap, collected the ticket and headed out to baggage collection.Baggage collection
By the time, arrived at the carousel, baggage had started to roll out, mine came soon. Quarantine
As I was travelling light, had nothing to declare. my arrival card and immigration ticket was checked and allowed to head out without delay.Exiting the terminal
Took me about approx. 30-45 mins from plane to exit. Exited the terminal and headed to pick-up area outside the terminal parking to be picked up.
Hope you enjoyed the trip, Thanks for reading.End of trip
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