• I miss the arrivals lounge. I used to fly into HKG at 7am, have a shower and get my shirt ironed, then head into the office. Now I generally leave earlier and fly in the night before. I'd love to see them bring one back, even if it is a shared facility between multiple airlines. Or even just set ...

  • This route is a really good way to experience Cathay first class. Because the route is short, it doesn't cost too many points, and you still get to experience the Wing F and/or the Pier F on the way out, as well as a (too short) stint up the front of the plane. Plus Taipei is a fascinating city t...

  • I checked with Plaza Premium - no ironing service at the Arrivals lounge. Boo. Will probably change my flight habits to arrive in the evenings.

  • Does anyone know whether the Plaza Premium Arrival Lounge opposite will iron your shirt? This (in addition to the showers) was a major benefit of the Arrival for me. Meant I could head straight to the office not looking like a disheveled traveller.

  • In my experience, CX seem to have tightened up their upgrades over the past year or two. I generally book about 2-3 months out and at that point most flights are on waitlist for an upgrade. I generally only get the upgrade confirmed ahead of my flight if the J cabin is half full. If there are 5 o...

  • I haven't had non-working IFE, but I have had non-working wi-fi twice now on A350s (on day flights when I wanted to work) and received 10k Asiamiles as compensation each time.

  • Which FF to put onto ticket?

    Oct 19, 2018, 08:49 AM

    I do this in reverse - show my CX Gold card at Qantas lounges - and they are fine with it. But if the status is not on your ticket, you do need your card with you. And don't do what I did once and bring an expired card, they need this year's one!

  • Duty Free Hong Kong

    Oct 11, 2018, 10:17 AM

    Just recently they seem to have ditched the liquids check when boarding flights to Australia from HKG. My flights in June had the check, by September it was gone and no sign in October either.

  • How to spend a weekend in Hong Kong?

    Aug 21, 2018, 04:15 PM

    Not off the beaten track exactly, but I love the Hong Kong History Museum. It's got some great displays that give you a real feel for Hong Kong through the 20th century. Go and see the remains of the Kowloon Walled City and have lunch at one of the many Thai restaurants in Kowloon City.Go and get...

  • Originally Posted by blingwadThe pier is a dark dungeon with average food. If your going to spend 9 hours in darkness on a plane enjoy the natural light of the QF lounge and the Deck. What? The Pier has floor to ceiling windows along the whole of its length and glass walls to get that light into...