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Limewood

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Just returned on CX from HKG to CNS in J, of course visited the 1st Pier and Wing lounges yet again, both excellent by any standards. What really struck me was the onboard greeting by the SCM and other FA's, they looked after Mrs. Lime & self in such a friendly professional manner on more than one occasion and considering J was full even better.
 

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I flew CX ex MEL in J for first time in March - previously I have flown with them in J several time ex HKG - when I fronted up to check-in at MEL they already had outgoing pax card filled in for me - was astounded - as good as SQ is they have never done that for me in either F or J.
 

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I flew CX ex MEL in J for first time in March - previously I have flown with them in J several time ex HKG - when I fronted up to check-in at MEL they already had outgoing pax card filled in for me - was astounded - as good as SQ is they have never done that for me in either F or J.
Great service there. We had the same (outgoing pax card filled in for us) last year when travelling in QR J. Small thing but still a nice touch.
 

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I flew CX ex MEL in J for first time in March - previously I have flown with them in J several time ex HKG - when I fronted up to check-in at MEL they already had outgoing pax card filled in for me - was astounded - as good as SQ is they have never done that for me in either F or J.
Considering most of the ferries going to Indonesia do that in Singapore for a $20 fare, it cannot be that hard.
 
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I am still trying to get my head around the whole CX exp from 2mths ago. I am still not sure about the CX J seat - I kinda felt cocooned and a tad restricted - I guess it's just so diff to SQs diamond and Webber seats - prolly need 2 or 3 trips to fully assess.

Ex HKG flts I always got big welcome as MP Dia - no recognition ex MEL - no biggie. General service OK but didn't knock me over like Limewood - food not as good as SQ IMHO and bev certainly not. CX 70Kpts MEL-HKG on CX then KA J HKG- NKG / SQ 78K pts in F MEL- SIN then F SIN- PVG.
 

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SQ J food is better than CX J. I wonder why they don't even have a book the cook option.
 

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SQ J food is better than CX J. I wonder why they don't even have a book the cook option.
I tend to think it is too. Not sure if the actual food taste is a lot better on SQ ( it feels like it is) but there's no doubt the presentation of the food on SQ is much better.
 

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Limewood how did you find the seating travelling with your wife?
We did the centre CX seats on the out leg then the side windows on the return, always more room on latter the storage bins are very handy after fews weeks in Europe, Mrs Lime watched movies anyway.

Cruiser Elite,
CX were excellent, EK were more so in recognition dept.

and dajop,
We had a real nice chicken dish on way out, didn't bother to eat on red eye return to CNS (under 7 hours) as we had gorged ourselves in the CX 1st lounges before HKG departure.

some trivia...
Tried out the newly installed Airbus 380 simulator in Dubai, took off from HKG, flew low around the city and landed smack bang in middle of runway, instructor reckons I'm a born natural, but guess he says that to all who've tried it!, it was a great experience I must say. Cost was a mere AED350 (Dirham's) about AUD$100.
 

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OK I was just wondering your thoughts on 'togetherness' aspect with the herringbone layout - no biggie to me but many males and females do like the 'pairs / partner' seats layout of non HB type. We have F booked on QF in Sept and I showed Cruiserette the seat layout - she asked how am I going to talk to you with seats that far apart - no problem I replied - we can shoot each other messages with our 'shang-eyes'! She did not find that funny - go figure.

Cruiserette still thinks the old space beds on SQ 747 were the best seats she has sat in - nice and intimate - she takes motion sickness tablets then a couples champers and she would sleep for a week on a morticians slab!
 

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OK I was just wondering your thoughts on 'togetherness' aspect with the herringbone layout - no biggie to me but many males and females do like the 'pairs / partner' seats layout of non HB type. We have F booked on QF in Sept and I showed Cruiserette the seat layout - she asked how am I going to talk to you with seats that far apart - no problem I replied - we can shoot each other messages with our 'shang-eyes'! She did not find that funny - go figure.

Cruiserette still thinks the old space beds on SQ 747 were the best seats she has sat in - nice and intimate - she takes motion sickness tablets then a couples champers and she would sleep for a week on a morticians slab!
Mrs Geoffm will not fly F on QF when we are travelling together due to the seperation
 

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My very favourite flights are CX136 PER -> HKG departing PER at 0710 and CX 171 HKG -> PER departing HKG at 1450. I love being able to fly without overnight timing. We are quite restricted with flights from PER with Qantas’ enhancements.

I have flown J a number of times but hate the herringbone layout. I try to book on dates with an alternative layout, but always seem to suffer a last minute aircraft substitution. From a window seat, it is almost impossible to look out the window. I haven’t had the pleasure of my husband’s company in J as he prefers bulkhead in Y rather than herringbone in J. It is a claustrophobic layout and the seats are quite narrow, especially for broad-shouldered men.

Two of my flights were disturbed by small children shouting to their parents. The J herringbone layout is not suitable for small children who cannot see their parents.
 

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OK I was just wondering your thoughts on 'togetherness' aspect with the herringbone layout - no biggie to me but many males and females do like the 'pairs / partner' seats layout of non HB type.
Herringbone is awful on any carrier. I have the meal with elbows tucked against my ribs which is not fun.

Oh and it isn't fun listening to conversations held above/through the partitions by people sitting/lying down in their seats. Especially those who think the definition of whispering means to be heard by those in the cargo hold.
 

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Herringbone is awful on any carrier. <snip>
Tried Air Canada 777s? I think they have got the herringbone right.

Row 6 (with bulkhead behind) - fantastic. Very private, as quiet as is reasonable to be expected.
 

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Tried Air Canada 777s? I think they have got the herringbone right.

Row 6 (with bulkhead behind) - fantastic. Very private, as quiet as is reasonable to be expected.
I have only tried CX and VS. At least VS I spent most time at the bar.
 
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