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Cathay Pacific First Class , Hong Kong – New York

 

The thought of a 16hr flight is daunting such a long time to be on a plane! It is not that bad when you are flying Cathay Pacific first class. There are only six seats in First class on this plane & on this flight, all of them were occupied but once you are in your seat you would never know. The seat does not have a door like Singapore Airlines or Emirates, however, it still feels very private. The seat itself if very roomy, heaps of storage and it’s long I can only just touch the foot rest. When converted into a bed it is super comfortable also perfect for sleep on this very long flight.

This flight left in the late afternoon HK time so food service was a dinner and breakfast. There are many different food options available on the menu along with an extensive wine list.  You can have your meals at any time just order off the menu and it’s brought plated straight to your seat restaurant style no carts are used.  The food itself was good but didn’t blow me away, maybe I was expecting too much?

Cathay Pacific first class is great but still after 16hrs happy to finally get to ( JFK ) New York.

Bose headphones . Aesop amenity kit, Pye pajamas

Nice handwritten note from the crew

Cathay Pacific First Class Menu

Tomato , orange and basil soup

Bread basket

Sallad

King prawns, asparagus, millet , garlic butter & lemon herb

Tea

Fresh berries with cream

Seat converted into bed with a thin mattress placed ontop

Breakfast

Dim Sum

 

Cathay Pacific First Class, Hong Kong – New York

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Singapore Airlines First Class Singapore to Tokyo

 

Singapore Airlines First Class Singapore to Tokyo (Haneda) SQ634

The check for suites & first class area is in its own little section of Changi terminal 3 similar to a hotel there is an area outside for cars to drop off then porters come and take your bags. The check in procedure is very quick, right behind the check in area is a small  immigration desk just for the people checking in at the first class area. The time it took from the taxi pulling put at the airport to getting though passport control was probably 5 minutes!

After making my way through security I headed to the SilverKris lounge. Passengers departing in First or Suites are given an invitation to ” The Private Room ”  which is a lounge only for passengers ticketed in first class or suites. I was escorted through the main first class lounge and down a corridor to the private room.  The dining area of the lounge is set up like a restaurant with table service there also is a small buffet.    At this time I was the only person in the lounge so I took some pics. The rest of the lounge is set up with chairs and couches with a small work area with some computers and a kids room.

Walking down the air bride to board the plane I was greeted by name by the crew and shown to my seat and offered a glass of Dom Pérignon. I was wondering how they knew my name with out seeing my boarding pass but after the doors were closed and I looked around I noticed I was the only caucasian in First and 30+ years younger than any other passenger so was not to hard to guess my name from the passenger list.  This flight SQ634 is opperated by a Boeing 777 witch has 8 seats in the first cabin. 

 

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Check in area

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The Private Room – Dining area

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Singapore Airlines First Class Upforafeed (1 of 1)

Room for talking on the phone

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 Menu

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Dim Sum 

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Satay sticks

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Fruit plate 

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The Seat  is very wide feels like you have so much room! In font of the seat is a storage area and a foot rest with the table sliding out from under the screen

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Singapore Airlines First Class Menu

Menu

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 Wine list

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Cocktail menu

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Coffee selection 

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Titan of Alaskan crab with avocado , quail egg , salmon roe & basil oil

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Chicken consume with ricotta cheese & chive ravioli and Enoki mushroom

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Salad of frisee , red oaks and coral lettuces garnished with shaved lotus root and ox heart tomato 

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Singapore laksa – I was expecting the laksa to be great and and it did not disappoint just as good as any one I had in Singapore

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White tiramisu cake with mango sorbet & raspberry

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Seat converted in to bed

 

Overall it was a very good flight the service and food was excellent. The first class seat & bed is just as comfortable as suites but with out the privacy of having the doors.

 

 

 

 

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Singapore Airlines First Class Singapore to Tokyo & The Private Room

 

 

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Singapore Airlines A380 Suites , Sydney to Singapore

 

Singapore Airlines first class on the A380 is called “suites ” this flight was SQ232  from Sydney to Singapore. I have always wanted to fly Singapore Air’s A380 suites but have have never got the chance until now.

The Silver Kris lounge was recently renovated it still has that new feel to it , walking in there is a lounge area with seats / couches,  in the middle is the dining area with the buffet plus  some tables on the other side is some workstations & then seats by the windows overlooking the airport.

 

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Silver Kris first class lounge at Sydney airport

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Buffet

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Buffet items

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Workstation

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French toast with mixed berries – In addition to the buffet there is a small menu

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Dom Pérignon Vintage 2004 – Apon boarding the plane you are greeted by the crew and shown to your suite & offered a pre departure drink

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My Suite 1A – Suites are located at the front of the bottom deck of the A380 with a total of 12 suites in the cabin.

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The seat itself is really comfy a wide soft leather recliner. On the window side of the seat  is some storage compartments and a power outlet, two USB ports ,headphone jack and a video input.

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Very spacious more than enough room to stretch out

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The suite feels very private the doors are quite high so even when someone is walking buy they cant see inside

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Salvatore Ferragamo amenity bag contining  Eau De Toilette ,Lip Balm , Hand Cream & Cleansing Towel , Bose noise canceling headphones , Givenchy pyjmas & blanket , slippers , socks and eye shades

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Table setting – the table slides out from the side

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Menu for the flight –  in addition to this there is a wine list , cocktail list, coffe & tea selections

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All the food served on the flight was excellent restaurant quality. I don’t know how they make the food taste so fresh its like it was just cooked the meat moist and the greens crispy all presented beautifully on the plate.

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Western Australian rock lobster with salmon row , quail egg & Russian salad

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Pumpkin velouté with mussels & creme fraiche 

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Meslsun salad with shaved fennel , micro greens, yellow & red tomato with Balsamic dressing

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Boston lobster themodor this item is not from the inflight menu rather from their “Book The Cook” menu you can select from 50+ dishes online prior to departure

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Dark chocolate caramel tart

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Illy coffee

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The seat is converted by the crew into a bed

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Pawn noodle – Snack before landing in Singapore

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A380 at  Changi

 

I had high expectations for this flight and I was not disappointed. The suite is self is super comfortable as a seat and when converted into a bed , the service from the crew was exceptional, professional whilst being very friendly. Needless to say I really enjoyed this flight it was great start to my holiday next I spent a few days in Singapore before flying onto Tokyo.

 

 

Singapore Airlines A380 Suites ( First Class ) , Sydney to Singapore

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