Pajama Party Trip
In my life I have visited 6 continents. Flown well over 1 million miles. Yet this past weekend I reached a major milestone in travelling.
I received my First Set of Pajamas from airline!.
Now this is sounds like a pretty strange milestone. When I first started reading trip reports on the internet about flying long-haul international first class, I was fascinated to learn that some airline provide their first class passengers a set of Pajamas to sleep-in. Ever since this revelation I have longed for the day when I could have a pair for myself. So without further ado here is my report of this landmark trip.
Cathay Pacific Flight CX888
Vancounver (YVR) – New York (JFK)
Date: June 15, 2014
Aircraft: Boeing 777
Seat: 1A (First Class)
This Red-eye flight is the continuation of a flight from Hong Kong. It is one of the rare flights that have long-haul international First Class service without crossing an ocean.
I started this flight with a trip to the Cathay Lounge at Vancouver Airport. After checking-in with the lounge agent, I was escorted to a large room behind a glass door reserved for First Class Passengers. I arrived about 2 hours before boarding and had the lounge all to myself for the first hour or so. Later-on a small family and another passenger arrived, although I did not see them in First Class.
This lounge was solid by North American standards, but a pretty weak lounge compared to the one offered by Cathay Pacific in Hong Kong. The lounge does offer some hot-food. I sampled some of the Chicken Penne Pasta and Dim Sum on offer, although in retrospect I should have saved my appetite for the Food served on the plane which turned out to be far superior.
Moet & Chandon was on ice in the lounge. But First Class Passenger can expect Krug on the plane.
Once on-board I was greeted by name and shown to my seat for a way too short 4.5 hour flight to New York.
This was an exceptionally spacious seat as you’d expect. Although the seat did not have a door like some airlines provide, it was still incredibly private. They only people I saw while seated were the flight attendants serving dinner.
Shortly after being seated I was presented with a pre-deparature beverage (I requested ice water) and given a Zegna Amenity kit and a set of PYE pajamas.
Soon after being presented menus for dinner, The plane took-off. Then began dinner service. First course was a salmon and scallop appetizer.
Next was Corn chowder soup. I was also served a glass of Krug Champagne. Although I found it a bit too dry for my taste.
Next Came the Salad course which included smoked duck breast
For the entree I selected the Beef Tenderloin which was the absolute best beef I’ve ever eaten on a plane.
For desert was some chocolate Haagen Daaz ice cream.
After what was way too much food for way too late at night, I changed in to my PJ’s as the flight attendants make up my bed. Unfortunately this was now 2 hours into the flight and this proved to be way too short a time to experience the best bed in the air i have ever seen.
Fortunately I will get another chance to experience Cathay’s First class service in about a month when I fly Hong-Kong to JFK direct. Stayed tuned for my next Pajama Report.
One thought on “Trip Report: Cathay Pacific First Class – Pajama Time!”
Whoopie, PJ’s! how cool. Keep sending this info out on your travels! It makes me smile!