Back to economy class for this 2-hour flight from Hong Kong to Hanoi on Cathay Dragon.
Flight booking with British Airways Executive Club
As we explain in this article, Hong Kong is one of the places where you can easily use your British Airways Executive Club Avios miles. In particular, thanks to the many flights offered by Cathay Pacific / Cathay Dragon (ex-Dragonair).
I had to use only 4,500 avios miles per person and $50 in taxes for this flight which would have cost us over $300.
These air miles were easily obtained through a transfer of American Express Membership Rewards points for a period of time promotional ! A card like American Express Gold Rewards Card allows you to obtain between 25 and 30,000 Membership Rewards points, depending on the promotion, or between 5 and 8 airline tickets at 4,500 Avios miles!
Hong Kong Airport
The shuttle from our hotel, the Marriott SkyCity Hong Kong, dropped us off in front of the terminal 1 corresponding to our flight with Cathay Dragon. Alexandra loves running in airports:
Large screens indicate the different registration counters. For our flight to Hanoi, it will be the H.
And one realizes the gigantism of this airport:
Throughout the terminal, advertisements promoting the American Express Platinum Card, the key to many lounges around the world, including the American Express Centurion Lounge at Hong Kong Airport.
Cathay Dragon allows families to use specific lines at its check-in counters. Not really necessary given the small number of people.
On the way to the American Express Centurion
After a quick check-in and a quick trip to security, we were on our way to the American Express Centurion lounge.
After our passage to the American Express Centurion lounge, a very long walk in the terminal awaits us. This allows you to do some “Gate Spotting”… and to dream about far away destinations!
Here we are in front of our boarding “bus”.
Indeed, a bus will take us to another boarding room after passport and ticket control. This allows us to see other aircraft up close like this British Airways Airbus A380.
Here is our plane for this evening to Hanoi.
We are now in the “detached” terminal.
We were able to use the business class/elite member line, being accompanied by small children.
We pass in front of the rows of the business class.
Before reaching our seats in economy class.
Cathay Dragon (ex-Dragonair) would be Cathay Pacific’s low-cost airline. Yet, the legroom is particularly reasonable.
No personal television, but Wi-Fi access on board to broadcast multimedia content offered by the company to your personal devices. A notch on the tablet allows you to position your electronic devices.
We will take off on time.
For this short flight, a hot meal will be offered to us… and surprisingly good! Here are the two meal options:
And a view of a beautiful sunset!
A very good flight in economy class on Cathay Dragon thanks to British Airways Executive Club avios miles. I highly recommend this company if you travel on short/medium haul flights from Hong Kong.