After my flight from Sydney I was headed to Tokyo Narita. At the time of booking I was happy to find first class availability quite open and grabbed immediately booked the seat. I decided to take CX520 as I then could have some time to review a few lounges In Hong Kong.
The redemption cost me 50,000 AAdvantage miles. To find award space on Cathay Pacific online you can use the British Airways Avios website or the Qantas award search. All Cathay bookings with American have to be done over the phone.
Today my flight was operated by a 777-300ER which features just 6 first class suites. Various aircraft are put on the route such as the older 747-400 and A330-300. The A330 does not have a first class cabin.
Even though Cathay’s first doesn’t have closing suites they are still quite private. With only 6 seats its very spacious and privacy isn’t a big issue. For solo travel I would recommend seat 1A, 1K and for couples, 1/2 D/K seats.
I was assigned seat 1A which is perfect for solo travel.
The first class seat is extremely wide and is extremely comfortable. I’d have to say its one of the more comfortable seats I’ve sat in.
The crew came around and offered a beverage before takeoff, I decided on water. In 2 more years you will see champagne before takeoff 😉
As we began our pushback there was some nice aircraft to look at.
Due to my obsession with Etihad as soon as I saw a newly painted A330 I couldn’t take my eyes off it. Easily the best livery in the sky.
The view from takeoff was incredible, I’ve only ever taken off from Hong Kong at night so I was pretty happy to get a view like that.
As we climbed to our cursing altitude I began to explore the inflight entertainment options. The annoying part about Cathy pacific’s IFE system is they play a lot of ads before you can watch what you’ve chosen.
The crew came around and handed out the Beverage and Menu for the flight as well as offering drinks.
Menu’s: LUNCH – PRALINES – JAPANESE MEAL – DRINK LIST – CHAMPAGNE – PROMOTIONAL WINES – WHITE WINES – RED WINES – PORT – APERITIFS AND COCKTAILS – WHISKIES – COGNAC – LIQUEURS – BEER – SIGNATURE DRINKS
The view while eating lunch was fantastic, such a beautiful day to fly.
After lunch I decided to go and explore the cabin and seat a little more. The seat is extremely comfortable and I am really wanting to fly it long haul now.
The ottoman can be another seat for couples wanting to dine together. Underneath is where your bag is stored.
Cathay use Aēsop products in first class, the same as their first class lounges which is a nice. The bathroom is very spacious and clean.
As I went back to my seat they came and delivered a drink to my seat. I thought that was a nice gesture.
Perrier And Still Water
Unfortunately I didn’t get ant arrival shots of Narita. I was too busy trying to find Mt Fuji 😉
After trialling Cathay Pacific First I really want to try it on a long haul flight. The seat was extremely comfortable, the food was prepared very well and they offer a fantastic long haul menu and the crew were outstanding.