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…
Nick on March 16, 2015
How long was the flight? And how many miles did you expend for this trip? What was the routing again–for everything?