Flight Review: Cathay Pacific (SIN – BKK)

Few days after returning to Singapore from my Europe trip, I went on to Bangkok with my family. This was a last-minute-decided trip for 11 pax . Finding last minute flight for 3 people isn’t easy already, and for 11… With more than 20 different flights to Bangkok daily, choosing the right flight is quite a headache too. But luckily, I managed to find a reasonable deal with Cathay Pacific.

FLIGHT DETAILS

CX 712 | Airbus A350-900

Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1 – Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Terminal 1

Flight Time: 2 Hours 25 Minutes

Departure Time @ 1:35pm, Arrival Time @ 3:00pm

Economy Class

Cathay Pacific flies daily from Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1 (with be moved to Terminal 4 from 31 October 2017) to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Terminal 1, before flying to Hong Kong.

Cathay Pacific is the sixth airline company to operate the Airbus A350 XWB, this flight has 3 different classes: Business, Premium Economy and Economy Class.

 

Airbus A350 always appears to me as if the aircraft is wearing a pair of sunglasses, much dope!

 

Business Class is arranged in 1-2-1 seat configuration, with a total of 38 seats, each seat features an 18.5-inch personal TV, accompanied with a 4.3-inch video-handset allowing better multitasking.

There are 28 Premium Economy seats with seat arrangement of 2-4-2. Premium Economy Class now equipped with full-length leg-rest, the seat recline has increased to 9-inches and the seat pitch is now 40-inch. Each seat has an in-flight entertainment screen of 12.1-inch with dedicated tablet dock to enjoy entertainment on your own devices.

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And lastly, the Economy Class has a total of 214 seats, arranged in a 3-3-3 seating arrangement. Each Economy Class has an 11-inch TV with dedicated power outlet & USB port.

Surprisingly, the return-airfare costs lesser than the usual budget airlines like Jetstar Asia and Scoot. With only S$294 per person with 30kg check-in baggage and one onboard meal provided. This is a steal!

Online Check-In will open 48 hours before flight departure and you get to choose your seats. Checking in at the airport was smooth too. There are some self-check-in and self-baggage-drop kiosks which are easy to use, and there will always be staffs around if you need any assistance.

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The plane took off without any delays, and after a short while, meal was being served.

What I found interesting is the revamped in-flight entertainment system. For Economy Class, it’s an 11-inch touchscreen display which can do a lot more than the other airlines’ entertainment system. It can let you play games like Angry Birds with its touchscreen display, viewing camera of the aircraft, in-flight shopping and many more! I really enjoyed using its in-flight entertainment system, that the flight to Bangkok went pass so quickly.

Planning to visit Bangkok any time soon? Make sure you check out Cathay Pacific and do check for their promotion with credit card companies like DBS/POSB. And yes, it will be flying from Changi Airport Terminal 4 from 31 October 2017.

Click here to Cathay Pacific website.

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