Journey to Hong Kong
CX 784 DPS-HKG
June 24 2013
We were sad to leave Bali but at the same time excited to experience Hong Kong. We were driven from Sayan to the airport in a new BMW X5. The driver removed our bags and we were on our way. The day before this flight I checked BA.com to see if there were any available business class seats as I had originally booked economy seats with Avios originally. Sure enough, due to an equipment swap to a 747 a bunch of business class seats opened up. I had to pay to upgrade and I debated for a minute and asked my wife what she preferred (she didnt care). I figured to get to fly in the upper deck and and get the better service and product it was worth it.
The line for checkin was huge for economy class and that right there made my decision to upgrade a good one. We were given our boarding passes and lounge passes. We stopped in the lounge for a bit to grab a snack and check it out.
This is Cathay Pacific’s old business class configuration. It has been nicknamed by some as coffin class due to how narrow the seat is. It is a strange layout as the window is behind you and you have to really contort yourself to see out the window. The seat however was comfortable and it is pretty private.
I actually really enjoyed the food on this flight. The Balinese entree was really spicy but I liked it. It was a really enjoyable flight the wife and I both watched “this is 40” and relaxed. There was a also a Korean movie star on our flight. I had no clue who he was but the CX flight attendants asked to poise for a photo so 4 of them got a quick picture in the back of the plane by the stairs to enter the upper deck. Four hours after wheels up we were touching down in Hong Kong ready to see a completely different land.
Price for economy flight from Bali to Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific for two tickets was 25,000 British Airways Avios points and 62.40 total!
Price to upgrade to business class $25.60 plus and additional 12,500 British Airways Avios per ticket. Plus $25 telephone booking fee per ticket.
So all in all we paid $163.60 and 50,000 Avios for two one-way business class tickets from Bali to Hong Kong.
So 50,000 Avios points and $58.80 is the price a person would pay today to book this on BA.com in business class for two tickets!!
The comparison-the normal price for one-way business class ticket on Cathay Pacific for a random March 2014 week a few months out is $1738! For one ticket!
The next installment will be a review of the W Hong Kong so stayed tuned!
Thanks for reading.