Seat(s): An updated version of the seat we sampled aboard a Cathay 747-400 not long before, this ultra-wide, lie-flat sleeper is a good one. You’ll get a kings share of elbow and legroom while upright and plenty of stretch space when you’re down for a royal nap.
Tech/Connectivity/Entertainment: Studio CX gives you a nice variety of movies and global TV along with a robust game and music selection.
One power outlet is built into your side console about an arm’s-length away…if you’re leaning forward a bit.
Food: It’s another flight we wish had been longer so that we could try everything on the dinner and snack menus. Our meal selections were top-notch, from dinnertime pan-seared sea bass to organic scrambled eggs for breakfast.
Service: This crew was all smiles and doling out personalized service like it was easy. Our flight attendant was the Eddie Van Halen of in-flight hospitality with timely check-ins and speedy delivery of coffee.
Rating: 5 hops (of 5).
Route Flown for this review: Hong Kong (HKG) – Los Angeles (LAX)
How we got em’: This was a big sliver of a OneWorld award itinerary using US Airways Dividend Miles. The gang at PointsPros found a great all-first class trip using a handful of miles to North Asia (via Europe).
Bonus! Well, just some extra footage, really. See inside the fancier-than-in-the-back First Class washroom and experience a shaky liftoff from seat 1K…