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Old September 14th, 2006, 03:21 AM   #1
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Flying the World : CX New York - Hong Kong Business Class

CX 831 New York - Hong Kong
Business Class



Check-in
I arrived exactly 3 hours before departure to check-in, fearing increased security measures would cause significant delays at the airport. Check-in took about 20 minutes as only 2 lines were open for the Business and First Class passengers (it was way too early). With so much time left, I decided to tour the airport by Airtrain.



























Takeoff
The plane took off eastbound into sunny skies.





























North to the Pole!
The plane then turned north to cross the Long Island Sound on the way to the North Pole!

































The snack was a delicious prawn and a choice of drink. I picked the non-alcoholic Cathay Delight, which is a kiwi-based drink that turned out pretty delicious.











Lunch
The appetizer consisted of two types of salad. It was a light start to the meal. I got quite full by the time I was done, forgetting the fact that the main course was coming.













Entertainment
After some fiddling around with the AVOD system and a few TV shows, it was time for the main course. I picked the beef dish.









Due to our northerly route, we actually didn't experience a sunset for the 15.5 hour flight. However, most people closed the blinds to get some rest after the meal.











Over Greenland
I've never flown the polar routes before, and it was quite weird that flying to Hong Kong would mean going east over Greenland, the North Pole, then back east again to Hong Kong.













Breakfast
Breakfast consisted of a fruit plate and I picked the abalone congee as a lighter snack. Without much exercise sitting in my seat, it was hard to eat any more.













The sun finally began to set as we approached southern China.









Concluding Remarks

The Business Class seat is quite comfortable. Even if I recline, the passenger behind me won't see anything since each seat is boxed in separately. There is a reading light and a water bottle holder which was stocked by the FAs early on the flight. Too bad it is not a lie-flat bed seat.

More photos on my website :
http://www.globalphotos.org/flightreports.htm



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Old September 14th, 2006, 04:04 AM   #2
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Amazing! Is that one of the longest non-stop flights in the world?
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Old September 14th, 2006, 08:00 PM   #3
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why is it that you don't fly to the countries to the south of USA??I haven't seen a report of it.Well as Brizz asked,is that one of the longest non-stop flights?Have you traveled from Singapore to JFK?I heard is the longest non-stop flights.
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Old September 15th, 2006, 04:24 AM   #4
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I'm pretty sure the longest non-stop flight is SQ JFK-Singapore on an A340-500
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Old September 15th, 2006, 05:02 AM   #5
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Well, I think that it depends on the corridor that the route chooses.
In my impression, the longest Non-stop is from Hong Kong to Johannesburg by Cathy Pacific.
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Old September 15th, 2006, 07:23 AM   #6
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I'm pretty sure the longest non-stop flight is SQ JFK-Singapore on an A340-500
how can that be, since they don't operate SIN-JFK

Singapore Airlines doesn't fly to JFK from Singapore, only to Newark
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Old February 8th, 2007, 11:26 AM   #7
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It is full of endless imagination....... the lonest non-stop flights - maybe SIN-JFK !
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Old February 8th, 2007, 04:51 PM   #8
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Amazing! I have flown the same flight a few times and have never seen southern Connecticut that low and clear before.
It is the area where I am living in now and I can point out where they are exactly.

Sikorsky Airport, Stratford, Connecticut


Houstanic River at the town line between Milford (above the river) and Stratford (below the river)


Houstanic River at the town line between Milford (above the river) and Stratford (below the river). The big building below the big interchange in the middle of the picture is Sikorsky Aircraft. I think that is where a lot of helicopter and fight jet got designed and built. I don't work there but I actually can see my office building at the bottom of this photo.


The big complex in the middle is Shelton Cooperate Park. I can see my office again. I have never thought the Park is that big even I am there everyday. Interesting to see it from above.



Downtown New Haven and Yale University.
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Old February 8th, 2007, 07:50 PM   #9
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So that's the end of the New Haven line! I used to live further south and take that Metro North train into Grand Central.
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So that's the end of the New Haven line! I used to live further south and take that Metro North train into Grand Central.
You can actually see New Haven Union Station (the final stop) in the picture.
The two big white boxes below the harbour is the railyard, and that's Union Station. I do take the Metro North once in a while, planning a trip to Chinatown for Chinese New Year next weekend.
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Old February 9th, 2007, 04:49 AM   #11
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Isnt Sikorsky airport in Bridgeport?
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Old February 9th, 2007, 08:57 AM   #12
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very nice report hkskyline.
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Old February 9th, 2007, 12:21 PM   #13
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It is full of endless imagination....... the lonest non-stop flights - maybe SIN-JFK !
SQ doesnt fly a SIN-JFK!!! The longest non stop commercial flight is SIN-EWR on an A345 which is around 18 hours flying time.
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Old February 9th, 2007, 12:40 PM   #14
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Thanks for the great pics. For a minute I was sitting in your seat, flying the route myself.
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Old February 9th, 2007, 02:13 PM   #15
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Nice pictures. I always enjoy seing pictures of flights as I rarely get to fly

Singapore does fly into JFK but its via Frankfurt not nonstop like the EWR flight.
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Isnt Sikorsky airport in Bridgeport?
It is in Stratford officially; and Stratford is right next to Bridgeport.
But no one knows where is Stratford, but have heard Bridgeport. I guess that's why you think it's in Bridgeport, not Stratford.
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Old February 9th, 2007, 08:29 PM   #17
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excelent journal, its amazing how long that trip was.. but the service of catay pacific looks great
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Downtown New Haven and Yale University.

WOW, that sure is New Haven, the city I was born in. You can see where Interstate 95 meets Interstate 91. It's a great city.
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Thanks for hkskyline to dig out this thread for me. Even I was only in economy and didn't get the treat of a business class, but it is still the same route, same airline, so I just put the pictures here instead.

CX 841 JFK, New York to Hong Kong
Departure Date and Time: July 25, 2008 10:10 (Eastern Time)
Estimate Arrival Date and Time: July 26, 2008 14:10 (Hong Kong Time)
Actual Arrival Date and Time: July 26, 2008 13:50 (HKT)






































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Old September 18th, 2008, 04:25 AM   #20
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Oh .. they use the new boarding passes at JFK as well?
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