I’m still trying to catch my breath after a crazy experience this morning! Earlier today, YVR Deals reported a round trip business class fare for roughly ~$800 CAD, flying with ANA from Vancouver to Sydney, Australia. Available dates of travel ranged from September to December 2017. Since we are based in Vancouver, this was the perfect deal for us, as we wouldn’t need to purchase any re-positioning flights.
The Cathay Pacific First & Business Class Lounge at Incheon is one of the two OneWorld lounges that the airport offers. The other OneWorld lounge is the Korean Air Business Class Lounge, and judging from OneMileAtATime’s review, I think the Cathay Pacific Lounge is the safer option. I had an hour or so to check it out before my flight to Hong Kong.
Our flight from Hong Kong to Seoul was in one of Cathay Pacific’s 777-300ERs that were fitted with the international seat configuration. This meant that the seats were in a reverse herringbone layout, which are much more private and comfortable than the 2-2-2 business class seating in the domestic 777s.
Before boarding our Cathay Pacific flight to Hong Kong, we spent some time at the dnata Lounge in Terminal 1 of Changi Airport. Cathay Pacific doesn’t have their own lounge in Changi, but passengers can use the dnata lounge, which is a contract lounge operated by the Dubai-based dnata group (Dubai National Air Transport Agency).
Cathay Pacific introduced their A350 service between Vancouver and Hong Kong on March 28th, 2017. This route is pretty special because it was the very first A350 route to Canada. There was a pretty big celebration on the day of the inaugural flight, and we even braved the torrential downpour to snap a photo. The route operates every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 9:30am.