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16 October 2016

The Final Flight of Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-400, First Class service from Tokyo/HND to Hong Kong, on 1st Oct 2016

The Final Flight of Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-400 on 1st Oct

On the 1st October 2016, Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-400 was retired. The final flight was very festive and heartwarming atmosphere, presented by Cathay Pacific skilful cabin crews. I had a very happy travel with Japanese bloggers Tep-san and Ebichang on this final flight.

the Queen of Sky, Boeing 747-400, Jumbo jetliner

The beautiful ships of Cathay Pacific have retired form the commercial routes. The Boeing 747-400 was a memorable air craft of the sky. The double decker style of front and smart nose were art of ‎modern industrial design. Four engines gave us the sense of the safety of air travel. 
All airplane will be retired with some reasons as age of aircraft, financial factor of operating company or mismatched market. The 747-400, known as the Jumbo jetliner were very famous aircraft in the world. In Japan, we can see them as the airplane belonging to foreign airlines, Thai airways, China airlines and Lufthansa (B747-8i).

Boeing 747-400 and Cathay Pacific

The former flagship of Cathay Pacific, Boeing 747-400, was  the last aircraft of Britishness in Hong Kong. The company of Cathay Pacific was developed with series of ‎Boeing 747 known Jumbo jet liner, as -200B and -400. Four Rolls Royce engines sound were passing over the British owned Kowloon side of  Hong Kong on approaching to Kaitak airport. The sound was one of the symbols of the old Hong Kong. The high pitch sound and fat shape of Rolls Royce engines reminded us the Cathay Pacific had been a British commercial airline company.


ticket of First class by British Airways Executive club‎ Avios 

‎I have luckily got the tickets of the final flight from Tokyo Haneda to Hong Kong on First class cabin on the 1st October, 2016. The blog described by Lucky gave us the intelligence of the Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-400 final flight. I had the First class ticket with Ebichang, who was a Japanese alfa blogger in Airline blog. 

First class cabin of final flight of CX Boeing 747-400

I had a seat 4D of the first class cabin. The ground hostess has assigned us 4D and 4A, one of the best seats of the tow person company. From the seat, I had the lovely view of the nose interior which was special view of double decker of Boeing 747-400. The seat was luxury full-flat seat as the long haul route airliner. Those have also the dinning facility with large table and a pair of seats for comany passengers. 
the over view of First class from 4D seat


The front view of 4D seat

On this final flight, the meal courses were as the normal commercial flight between Tokyo Haneda to Hong Kong. Chinese cuisine, Japanese full course or Western courses were available as usual. ‎We had Chinese courses with the sound of Rolls Royce engines and special atmosphere of the first class cabin. 







The tour of crew rest

On this air craft, the cabin crew show us the crew rest, restricted ‎space for cabin crews. Small flat bed were lain above the passenger cabin as the residence of the hospital for medical staff. 

The memorable flight of Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-400 final flight

The atmosphere of first class cabin‎ was very relaxed and comfortable to remember and remind our memories on the Boeing 747 aircrafts. The cabin was restricted for the first class passenger and press member. The inflight service manager has controled the first class cabin for the first class passengers. 


Landed at Hong Kong, wet cloud weather
‎On the bottom, Thank you very much, the cabin crews of final flight, the pilots and the technical staff of Cathay Pacific, and Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-400. Good bye. 

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