Cathay Pacific I Airbus A350-900 I Taipei – Hongkong

Flights facts:

flights: CX 403, CX 402

date: APR 3rd, 2019

planes: Boeing 777-300 (B-HNP), Airbus A350-900 (B-LRO)

seat: 42K (window seat), 64A (window seat)

ticket price: 6720 TWD / 200 EUR / 5 000 CZK (return)

 

Airbus A350 mission

Airbus A350 is in service since 15th January 2015. Cathay Pacific is one of the leading operators of the Airbus A350 with 31 planes in April 2019. Only 250 planes of this type in all versions (A350-800, A350-900, A350-1000) were in service all around the world in April 2019. All European airlines (Lufthansa, Iberia, Finnair, French Bee) are using A350 only for long haul intercontinental flights and the ticket prices are very high. My aviation trip around the Taiwan was an ideal opportunity for my first flight with the Airbus A350 because i wanted visit the Hong Kong. Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) is connected with the Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) more than 30 flights per day and almost all flights are operated by a wide body planes. Sometimes you can find the flight from HKG to TPE operated by A350.

 

Route CX402 

I found flights (CX402 HKG-TPE and return flight CX479 TPE-HKG) that are most frequently operated by the Airbus A350. I bought return tickets with seating option for the price around 200 EUR. I booked flight CX403 from Taipei to Hong Kong with departure at 9:10 am and the return flight CX402 from Hong Kong to Taipei with departure at 6:35 pm.

Before the flight

I received an e-mail with a lot of interesting information about my flight and destination. Online Check in starts 48 hours before departure. Information about the Cathay Pacific app or baggage is standard but socket information or weather forecast in the final destination is impressive. Only baggage policy 1+1 piece and 7kg was a little disappointment.

Ticket receipt

First flight of the day was CX403 from the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE). Cathay Pacific check-in was at Terminal 1, count 3.

Duty Free at TPE

Do you need a taxi?

Taoyuan International Airport Clinic

Hand amputator

I’m looking for the gate B9

Terminals and gates map

Hello Kitty store

I found a lot of thematic waiting lounges close to the gates inside the terminals

C1 – Music Lounge

Gate C2 – Skyline Waiting Lounge

Special seating in the lounge with epic airside view

Free internet and wireless chargers inside the terminal

My favorite gate… C3 – Hello Kitty

Gate C4 – Taiwanese Ceremonial Waiting Lounge

All gates have a special emergency exit “Escape Sling”

Operating Instructions in IKEA style

The airside view is amazing but all glasses are colored and its hard to set white balance

Gate C5 – e-Library Waiting Lounge

Cemetery of all motherboards

Welcome in the year of the pig

Art gallery

wtf…?

…WTF?

EVA AIR crew

My gate B9 is full…

I must call my mum

Gate change -> B7

B7 is awesome gate!

Silicon heaven…

R.I.P. calculators, toasters and all hair dryers…

EVA AIR – Boeing 777 in new livery

China Airlines – Airbus A330

Boarding time…

Flight CX403 was operated by the Boeing 777-300 (B-HNP)

Southern China Morning Post

Plane is 14 years old – Economy cabin

My seat 42K – window seat

onboard headphones

onboard magazine “DISCOVERY”

Boeing 777-300 Safety Instructions

Plane was full

Safety video with Apple Watch :O

…and life jacket for children

GoPro is ready

 

FULL FLIGHT VIDEO

 

 

pushing back

NokScoot – Boeing 777-200

NokScoot – Boeing 777-200

Tigerair – Airbus A320

China Airlines – Boeing 737

China Airlines – Airbus A350-900

China Airlines – Airbus A350-900

Air Macau – Airbus A321

Eva Air – Airbus A320

We are number seven…

We are expecting some delay

Line up RWY 05L

Hangar of the China Airlines company with Boeing 777-300 Eva Air in Star Alliance livery

The power of the General Electric GE90 engine

Another China Airlines hangar

Eva Air – Boeing 777-300

China Airlines – Boeing 747-400

Peach – Airbus A320

Cathay Pacific – Airbus A350-1000

Last plane at TPE Airport

Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corporation

Polar – Boeing 747F & UPS

IFE “Studio CX”

Latest movie content: Creed II, Ben is Back, First Man, Mary Poppins Returns, etc

Cathay Pacific snack bag

Original box

Anzac Cookie (20g)

Scrambled egg, smoked ham & spinach lattice pastry (110g)

Nestea – Lemon Tea

Antiseptic Towelette

Power supply

I’m still capturing the flight CX403

Hello HONGKONG! “South Horizons”

Route of the CX403 flight 3rd April 2019

South Horizons and Hong Kong Island

瀑布灣 Waterfall Bay and 鋼綫灣 Telegraph Bay

Residence Bel-air

Lamma Power Station 南丫發電廠

Cheung Chau, Hongkong

Lanni Bay

Shiwuwan

Niutou Island

Gate to the undersea highway

Brand new bridge connecting Hongkong and Macao

Approach to the Runway 07L

HAECO and CASL maintenance

Landing on the RWY 07L

Welcome at Hong Kong International Airport

“My” Boeing 777-300 after the CX403 flight

Standing N66

Cathay Dragon – Airbus A330

Cathay Pacific – Airbus A330

On the way to arrival hall

I was in Hongkong only for few hours. I visited a Sky Deck (viewing platform) during my stay at HKG.

Aviation Discovery Centre

 

You can check the FULL report from my visit here: SKY DECK GUIDE

 

 

CX402

Cathay Pacific

Hong Kong – Taipei

Airbus A350-900

 

Hongkong Airport has one of the best airside view. I spent a lot of time with observing traffic all around the airport before a boarding.

Terminal is in middle of the airport and you can see both parallel runways.

Also you can see the Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal

Take-off captured from Terminal – Airbus A330 – Hongkong Airlines

Cathay Dragon – Airbus A330-300

Cathay Pacific – Boeing 777

Boeing 777 with 逸東邨 Yat Tung Estate

Cathay Pacific – Airbus A350-1000

Cebu Pacific – Airbus A330

Boeing 777 with 逸東邨 Yat Tung Estate

Air New Zealand – Boeing 777-200

Ground Staff

Hongkong aviation porn

Hongkong aviation porn vol. 2

Lufthansa Airbus A340-600

BA & EK

Spring Airlines – Airbus A320 (B-1026)

China Airlines – Boeing 737

American Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Air India

Polar – Boeing 747-400 & Cathay Pacific Cargo – Boeing 747-400

Hongkong aviation porn vol. 3

Hongkong aviation porn vol. 4

Emirates – Airbus A380

Etihad – Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Flight CX402, Gate 62

 

My first Airbus A350

Aircraft Type: Airbus A350-900

Manufacturer Serial Number (MSN): 093

Age (28th APR, 2019):  2.0 Years

Registration: B-LRO Test registration: F-WZNX

Production Site: Toulouse (TLS)

Spectacular winglets

Internet satelite modul

Ready for boarding CX 402

Business class and economy class bridge

Welcome on board of the Cathay Pacific Airbus A350-900

Cathay Business Class

Cathay Premium Economy

Cathay Pacific Economy Class

My seat 64A (window seat)

Cabin is 2 years old but still look like brand new

Huge IFE touchscreen

Hello Tomorrow or Fly Better…? 🙂

Realy biiiiig window

Safety card Airbus A350-900

Onboard internet connection guide

Onboard internet connection guide

All is made from biodegradable material…

Headphones

Seat with two tables… this is small for drink or smartphone or tablet

Second one is classic food table

Fly Better

Hello Tomorrow

Front View camera

Top View camera out of order

Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal with Air Bridge Cargo Boeing 747-8F

Line up RWY 07R

Say goodbye to Hong Kong

My favourite product from sky shop

information about the flight CX 402 from HKG to TPE

Dinner time

some chicken food…

Approach at TPE in fogy evening

Landing on the RWY 05L

The crew from my first flight with the Airbus A350

Thank you for great service and nice story.

See you next time on board!

 

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