Cathay Pacific First Class HKG-ORD

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This is part of the Trip Report So Long Mongolia, Hello SE Asia (December-January 2015) which covers:

Catch up by reading the preview, The Banana Pancake Trail to Myanmar Starts This Monday, then the overview, Thailand, Myanmar, Hong Kong, Disney, Home, where the game time decision was made to leave Mongolia for good.


67,500 AA miles to fly first-class from Hong Kong to Chicago is a sweet deal. Finding out that I received a 6,750 rebate for having the Citi AA MasterCard made it even better. Add in 15 hours of first class luxury and I was in for a real treat which I felt I deserved after all the headaches of Mongolia. Much of the flight was a blur as I had glass after glass of Krug champagne, though I did manage to take a few pictures.

Overall, Cathay was Cathay. It reminds me of a road trip with my parents where I sit back and relax and they do the hard work of getting me from point A to point B. In terms of flying first versus business, besides the selection in champagne and the wider seats, business is not that much of a downgrade. That speaks to the quality of this airline. But for my belief that AA miles will soon be devalued and the rumor that Cathay will limit the number of first class seats, I would gladly chose business over first and be a happy man.

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First time in Cathay First Class
Someone said my previous post describing this is as 'seat' wasn't descriptive. Seat + pillow
Someone said my previous post describing this is as ‘seat’ wasn’t descriptive. Seat + pillow?
Will2k
Will2k
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The private cabin
cathay pacific first class review
Love the Cathay flower
Empty first class
Empty First Class  but still with Cathay flowers. It’s the small touches that make Cathay a leader in the aviation industry.
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Foot rest
Bose cancelling headphones
Bose cancelling headphones
Perfect pour
Perfect pour
The staandard
The standard
Light snack
Light snack then it’s off to pajamas.
Helpful display
Helpful display
The amenities kit was not that great. I miss the Jurlique lip balm from business class.
The amenities kit was not that great. I miss the Jurlique lip balm from business class.
Bathroom soaps
Bathroom soaps
The awkward safety video.
The awkward safety video.
There's no Mandarin word for 'brace, brace'
There’s no Mandarin word for ‘brace, brace’.
Another small extra
A clever promotion.
The featured wine was not as good as the standard offering.
The featured wine was not as good as the standard offering.
I'll be sampling these shortly.
I’ll be sampling these shortly.
Cuvee or nothing.
Cuvee or nothing.
Who took this picture if the window is to my right?
Who took this picture if the window is to my right?
Caviar + wines=heavenly while up in heaven
Caviar + wines=heavenly while up in heaven
Dim sum!
Dim sum!
Ordering off a menu with a bigger selection whenever you would like separates first from business. Fish ball soup pictured
Ordering off a menu with a bigger selection whenever you would like separates first from business. Fish ball soup pictured
Veep + Burger
Veep + Burger
The great comforter.
The great comforter + Mrs. Doubtfire
The Kim Jung Un Pajamas
The Kim Jung Un Pajamas as I exit the plane in style.

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