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Hong Kong Airport Airbus A380

25 March 2011

Welcome to Hong Kong

The flight was ok. Seats on Cathay Pacific planes are not the best, very hard, and they dont really lay back, instead the cushion moves fowards and downwards. I actually prefer this as I rarely lay back in the chair and it annoys me when the person in front of me lays their seat right back preventing me from eating etc.
However, my rather large ass lost all feeling quite early on in the process.
There was no turbulence for the whole flight, the crew were attentive even though the plane was 100% full.
Theres plenty of boring food pictures below, and there will be plenty more on other upcoming flights, as I warned.

Next to me on the plane (in economy cattle class), I had a chinese grandma and two twin chinese boys, probably 3 years old. They were very well behaved but there was one funny incident, most people on the plane were asleep and its pitch black, and one of these kids is watching an animated movie.
I am not sure what happened in his movie but he got very animated and started yelling at the top of his voice and hitting the screen in his seat. It was quite startling for a lot of people.

Arriving in Hong Kong was fast and efficient as it always seems to be, buying the MTR and airport train pass is easy, getting Hong Kong dollars out of an ATM is easy, the train came in 1 minute, it arrives at Kowloon where theres a free shuttle bus to most hotels.
They were very apologetic that it didnt go to my hotel, but I looked on my highly illegal stolen cached google maps and it went to a hotel about 50 metres from mine, so I took that.

My hotel is fine, very modern, despite it being 2am Australian time the first thing I did was check if the free internet works, it does, or else you wouldnt be seeing this.

Hong Kong-Airport-Airbus A380 - Bonus Melbourne photo, because I know everyone loves photos of planes as much as me. Heres a Qantas A380 that just arrived, I was checking its engines

Bonus Melbourne photo, because I know everyone loves photos of planes as much as me. Heres a Qantas A380 that just arrived, I was checking its engines for oil leaks.


Hong Kong-Airport-Airbus A380 - First dinner in economy, some sort of beef thing. It was actually pretty nice.

First dinner in economy, some sort of beef thing. It was actually pretty nice.


Hong Kong-Airport-Airbus A380 - Second dinner (which comes about an hour before you land), some sort of chicken pie. Also quite nice. You get a Weiss bar for dessert, I like those.

Second dinner (which comes about an hour before you land), some sort of chicken pie. Also quite nice. You get a Weiss bar for dessert, I like those.


Hong Kong-Airport-Airbus A380 - Theres no sign of drama at the baggage claim, everyone waits quietly. In the customs line before this, where you cant take photos, they employ racial

Theres no sign of drama at the baggage claim, everyone waits quietly. In the customs line before this, where you cant take photos, they employ racial profiling.
Theres 4 sections for foreigners, of which I am one, and somebody directs you to one of the 4 areas. As best I can tell they are determining who they are likely to ask many questions to (black people, arabs), and directing them to one specific holding pen, whilst those of us who arent carrying backpack bombs are sent to the other 3 where theres no line.


Hong Kong-Airport-Airbus A380 - I think I have taken this exact photo before, its the airport train. I think it has free wifi.

I think I have taken this exact photo before, its the airport train. I think it has free wifi.


Hong Kong-Airport-Airbus A380 - As mentioned, after getting off the train I immediately transferred to this free shuttle bus. I was the only passenger, as soon as I stepped on he dro

As mentioned, after getting off the train I immediately transferred to this free shuttle bus. I was the only passenger, as soon as I stepped on he drove off.


Hong Kong-Airport-Airbus A380 - The outside of my hotel, Butterfly on Pratt Street. The name suits me I guess. So far I only have very positive things to say about it.

The outside of my hotel, Butterfly on Pratt Street. The name suits me I guess. So far I only have very positive things to say about it.


Hong Kong-Airport-Airbus A380 - The first of no doubt many pictures of neon, this is out the front of my hotel in downtown Kowloon. My street has a mcdonalds, 3 x 711's, and a circle

The first of no doubt many pictures of neon, this is out the front of my hotel in downtown Kowloon. My street has a mcdonalds, 3 x 711's, and a circle K. Its also right by the Tsim Sha Tsui MTR.


Hong Kong-Airport-Airbus A380 - I get a lot of requests to show the inside of hotel rooms. This is probably going to be the nicest hotel on my journey, This is the bed. One interesti

I get a lot of requests to show the inside of hotel rooms. This is probably going to be the nicest hotel on my journey, This is the bed.
One interesting thing, the bathroom has a big clear window, lots of people on Tripadvisor complain about this. You cant quite see the clear window in this photo but it is indeed a strange choice of decor.


Hong Kong-Airport-Airbus A380 - The shower is enormous and the pressure nearly pushed me through the glass.

The shower is enormous and the pressure nearly pushed me through the glass.


Hong Kong-Airport-Airbus A380 - My work station. Where I am sitting typing this. Something great and unusual, a microwave. Not sure if I will use it but if I see any crazy foods that

My work station. Where I am sitting typing this.
Something great and unusual, a microwave. Not sure if I will use it but if I see any crazy foods that I need to reheat later, it will come in handy.
TV stations available are not great, discovery channel and fashion tv are the only 2 english ones I can work out. This is concerning as I want to watch the Melbourne grand prix.
Perhaps I will need to find a public place thats showing star sports or whoever has the rights in Hong Kong.


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