Trip Report: Thailand (part 21) Cathay Pacific Business Class Bangkok (BKK) to Hong Kong (HKG)

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Introduction
United Airlines 747 First Class Chicago (ORD) to Frankfurt (FRA)
Lufthansa Senator Lounge Frankfurt (FRA)
Thai Airways A380 First Class Frankfurt (FRA) to Bangkok (BKK)
Thai Airways 737 Business Class Bangkok (BKK) to Koh Samui (USM)
Conrad Koh Samui
Mae Koh National Park Boat trip and Chaweng Beach
Bangkok Airways Economy Class Koh Samui (USM) to Phuket (HKT)
Naka Island a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa
James Bond Island and Little Island Boat trip
Phi Phi Island Boat trip
Patong Beach and Bangla Road
Air Asia Economy Class Phuket (HKT) to Chiang Mai (CNX)
Four Seasons Chiang Mai
ELE (Elephant Life Experience) Elephant Camp
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple
Bangkok Airways Economy Class Chiang Mai (CNX) to Bangkok (BKK)
St. Regis Bangkok
Dinner at Vertigo at Banyan Tree Rooftop
Chatuchak Weekend Market and Wat Pho Temple
Cathay Pacific Business Class Bangkok (BKK) to Hong Kong (HKG)
American Airlines First Class Hong Kong (HKG) to Dallas (DFW)
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Cathay Pacific Business Class Bangkok (BKK) to Hong Kong (HKG)

Well it was time to say goodbye to Bangkok and end our two week vacation in Thailand.  We took a cab to the airport and the check in counter had no line so we walked right up. We were checked in quickly and given our lounge passes.

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Cathay Pacific checkin signs at BKK

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Cathay Pacific lounge entrance

We cleared security and made it to the lounge quickly. The airport wasn’t very busy as we had a very early flight. The lounge was very clearly marked and on our way to the gate. We stopped in the lounge for about 30 minutes and grabbed some dim sum and a beverage. We watched some tv and browsed the newspaper and before you knew it, it was time to go. The lounge wasn’t very big nor was it very crowded. There were about 3 or 4 other people in the lounge so there was plenty of food and seating options.

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Cathay Pacific lounge at BKK

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Cathay Pacific lounge at BKK

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Cathay Pacific lounge TV and magazine area

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Cathay Pacific lounge snacks

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Cathay Pacific lounge snacks

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My breakfast snacks in the lounge

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My boarding pass to HGK

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More Cathay Pacific lounge seating

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Our gate for our flight

We ended up having a long walk to our gate and actually passed another Cathay Pacific lounge that looked bigger!! Im not sure what that was all about or if they offered extra amenities or different food? We were fine with the lounge we used however. When we got to our gate it was time for boarding and everyone was already lined up. They did a pre-boarding bag check for every passenger before they entered the plane which is dumb in my opinion if you already clear security.

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There is our plane behind the dirty glass

We made it on to the plane and found our seats. After stowing our bags we were offered a tasty glass of fruit juice and hot towel.   The seats were spacious and the cabin was nice. It almost seemed the like cabin was refreshed or it was a newer plane. It was certainly nicer than the Cathay Pacific regional jet we took to Bali Last year.

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Cathay Pacific regional business class cabin

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Cathay Pacific regional business class seating

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My wife back in a Cathay Pacific plane for the first time in over a year

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Cathay Pacific regional business class cabin

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Welcome drink (fruit juice)

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Cathay Pacific IFE screen

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Plenty of legroom 

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Our flight path to Hong Kong

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Over 1000 miles to Hong Kong

My wife charged her phone and was going through her emails before departing.  I decided to take a peek at the breakfast menu.  We were happy to have the chance to order some of the delicious Hong Kong style milk tea!!!! We both had two cups of it during our the flight.

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My wife charging her phone using built in USB charger

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Cathay Pacific business class menu

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Cathay Pacific breakfast business class menu

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Cathay Pacific business class menu

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Cathay Pacific business class menu

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Bye bye Bangkok
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Views on climb out

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Seat controls below and TV controls on top

After a smooth takeoff and hitting 10,000ft the cabin crew jumped into action to start serving breakfast. The crew was nice, attentive and did a great job overall.  My wife and I both enjoyed our breakfast. I went with the noodles option for breakfast and my wife went with the egg option.  We both enjoyed our food, no complaints!

The IFE had a decent selection however we could only select from the TV shows and music as the movie selections were not selectable. Maybe they figured the flight was too short for a movie?? Although it would have been possible to watch a movie in my opinion.

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Hong Kong milk tea and water

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I choose the chicken noodle dish for breakfast

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My wife had the egg dish for breakfast

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Airshow

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Views of approaching Hong Kong

A very nice regional business class experience in our eyes and a nice relaxing flight to Hong Kong to start our way home to the U.S.  We both love Cathay!

-pointspinnacle


 

 

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