Many times have I walked up to an airline counter and tried to chat my way into an upgrade from economy to business class with the airline chick. “Love your uniform! Will you be hosting our flight today? Wow, that smile!” Yeah, it’s never worked. Maybe it’s my beard.
Nevertheless, today was a new day and for 10 hours each way, my behind was going to be best friends with Cathay Pacific‘s Business Class seats as we made our way to Hong Kong via Sydney.
Let’s begin with the ENTERTAINMENT on board this flight. A huge 15.4 inch touch-screen personal TV that flicks out is embedded with Cathay Pacific‘s StudioCX holding a huge library of 100 movies, 500 TV shows, 888 music CDs, 22 radio channels, and 70 games representing 10 languages, all to be heard with the really comfy noise-cancelling headset guaranteeing you won’t get bored. Oh, and there’s also a Multi-port Connector including a USB port that lets you connect your own electronic devices, including the iPod and iPhone, and let’s you charge a few devices. Not bad Cathay, not bad at all.
Now to the important stuff, the FOOD, glorious food.
Unfortunately, I missed out on lunch but did manage to stay up for a fantastic breakfast both ways and you can see Cathay Pacific certainly doesn’t mess around.
Opting for a more Asian style feed, breakfast to HK included dim sum, scallop siu mai, har gow, pork and chive dumpling and sticky chicken glutinous rice wrapped in a banana leaf. And on the way back – dim sum, egg noodles and pak choy. Why did I have dim sum twice? Because I freaking loved it and had to have it again!
Damn it, just realised I did have lunch and you know what, it was pretty good. It was a mushroom tortellini with olives and a tomato basil sauce.
A smooth fully flat sleep through a midnight flight and a cracker Dim Sum breakfast led to a refreshing and life changing trip around Macau and Hong Kong. Keep it up Cathay Pacific!
Food Porn travelled as guests of Cathay Pacific. #LifeWellTravelled