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  • Writer's pictureFaye Bradley

Review: Cathay Pacific Business Class, Tokyo to Hong Kong (CX6321)

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All images courtesy of CSP Times, unless stated otherwise.



The Lounge


The Haneda Lounge by Cathay Pacific in Tokyo is a haven of comfort and luxury. The service is impeccable, inviting travellers to relax in designer chairs and indulge in a culinary journey. At The Noodle Bar, the resident chef crafts fresh and delectable noodles, offering a menu that features tantalising options such as dan dan noodles and wonton noodles.


For a lighter fare, the Food Bar presents salads and pastries. Authentic Japanese breakfast items are also served, accompanied by a selection of wines, spirits, cocktails, and expertly brewed coffees at The Bar. The lounge ensures a stress-free departure from the chaos of the airport.



The Seating


Nestling into the business class seat on the short-haul flight with Cathay Pacific was an indulgent experience, amplifying the joy of travel through its unparalleled comfort and innovative design. The seats, hailed for their award-winning design, seamlessly merged ergonomic brilliance with sumptuous comfort, elevating the entire journey.



The Food


The culinary offerings presented a tempting tableau. For starters, options ranged from a refreshing seasonal salad with yuzu soy dressing to a savory prosciutto with tomato mozzarella timbale and black olive and basil sauce. Plum soba noodles with shiitake mushrooms teased the palate, setting the stage for the main course. I opted for the grilled beef tenderloin with cabernet sauce, potato gratin, green beans, and carrots, which was juicy and delicious. The dessert selection, featuring a cheese board, seasonal fresh fruit, and ice cream, provided a sweet denouement to the gastronomic voyage.



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The Drink


A diverse range of beverages awaited, from juices and soft drinks to my personal favourite – the non-alcoholic Cathay Delight, a refreshing blend of kiwi fruit, coconut milk, and fresh mint. The cocktail choices were equally enticing, with classics like the Garibaldi and Negroni, and the signature Cloud Nine, a concoction of vodka, Cointreau, Sprite, and lemon juice.


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The Service


The service throughout the flight was exemplary, with the Cathay Pacific team going the extra mile to ensure a pleasant journey. Their inquiry about additional menu preferences reflected a commitment to personalised service.


Overview


In conclusion, the short-haul flight with Cathay Pacific was a delightful sojourn marked by exceptional service and delectable cuisine. The reclining seats, a harmonious blend of ergonomic design and lavish comfort, transformed the brief journey into a relaxing interlude of style and indulgence. While the entertainment options were not extensive, the overall experience left an indelible impression of comfort and refined travel.




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